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BMD Psychology Consulting Fees

Current BMD Psychology fees are listed below:

Therapy Fees

The session rates at BMD Psychology Consulting for a standard 55 minute therapy session are described below. BMD is not a bulk billing practice, and there will be an out of pocket cost to attend sessions at BMD.

It is worth noting that the APS recommended rates for individual sessions for psychologists in 2020-2021 are:

$260.00 for a 45-60 minute individual session

$320 for a 60-75 minute individual session

$377 for a 75-90 minute individual session

BMD Psychology rates are substantially lower than this.

BMD Psychology sessions are provided by qualified and experienced registered senior clinical and senior general psychologists.  The Medicare rebate differs across these types of psychologists, however the session rates are such that the out-of-pocket expense is the same irrespective of psychologist type.

Please also see the Medicare & Other Rebates page for information about rebates that may be applicable for counselling sessions.

Medicare requires that the full fee is paid by the client at the end of each session. Clients may use eftpos or cash to pay, and immediate Medicare rebates are available via the Medicare Online system which usually arrive in clients' bank accounts the next day (as long as clients have provided their bank account details to Medicare prior to claiming the immediate rebate). 

Clients can also claim Medicare rebates online themselves, or in person at a Medicare office.

If you are claiming health fund rebates you will be provided with a receipt and item number generally accepted by most health funds to support your claim.

Individual Sessions

The rate for standard 55 minute sessions with a Clinical Psychologist is $252 or $210 with a Senior Registered Psychologist.

With a Medicare Rebate applied, the out-of-pocket expense is about $123 for either option.

Couples Sessions

The rate for standard 55 minute couple sessions is $290 or $250 with a Registered Psychologist.

Medicare rebates do not apply to couple therapy sessions generally.  However in a relationship that is experiencing difficulties often one or both individuals are also dealing with impacts of this that are elegible for Medicare rebated sessions.

Where individual presenting problems are impacted by the relationship difficulties and vice versa, these issues may well benefit being addressed within the context of the relationship, and in this case a Medicare Rebate may be applied.  The out-of-pocket expense is then $161 for either option.

Supervision Fees

Standard individual clinical and professional supervision generally starts at $210 per hour.

Group supervision generally starts at $290 per hour for 3 people or less, and for groups of 4-7 people fees are usually calculated at $110 per person per hour.  Supervision for groups larger than 7 people will be priced by negotiation.

All supervision fees are negotiated on a case by case basis.

Cancellation Fees

It’s understandable that there may be times you cannot attend your scheduled appointment and require a reschedule.  However, when you book a session, the whole hour has been reserved for you. Therefore, 24 hours notice of cancellation is required.

A cancellation fee of $120 will be charged for non-attendance or for less than 24 hours notice of cancellation or rescheduling requirements, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Timely cancellation allows us to book in another client who may be on the waiting list. 

BMD Psychology sends session reminder emails and/or SMS reminders 48 hours prior to your scheduled session to assist you.

Cancellation fees are not reimbursed by Medicare and will leave you personally out of pocket.

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