How do I make an appointment?
Please complete your details in the ‘Contact’ section or email email@example.com and we can book you in at your earliest convenience, you do not need a referral. However, you might like to see your GP and arrange for a Mental Health Care Plan, this allows you to receive a rebate through Medicare.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to see a Psychologist. However, if you would like to receive a Medicare rebate from your session you will need to visit your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician and ask for a Mental Health Care Plan. Make sure to let you GP practice know, when you’re booking in for your appointment, as you often need a double appointment.
How much does it cost to see a Psychologist?
Piece by Piece Therapies strives to offer affordable care to all our clients. Our appointments are reasonably priced within the private practice setting. Your out-of-pocket costs depends on a couple of different factors.
If you wish to use a Mental Health Care Plan you will receive a rebate of $84.80 per session for ten sessions within a calendar year. Depending on your private health insurance, you may also be eligible for cover under your extras policy.
Our current fees are less than the fee that the Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends. Please complete your information in the ‘Contact’ section, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to discuss the current fee schedule.
There is no additional costs for after-hour appointments. If you have a current heathcare card, we are more than happy to discuss a reduction in fees.
What will happen in my first appointment?
In your first appointment we will endeavour to make you feel as comfortable as possible. After completing registration paperwork, and discussing our confidentiality and cancellation policy, we will spend the majority of the session speaking about how you are feeling, what brings you into therapy and what you hope to achieve. At the end of the first session, we will plan on what to explore further and develop goals to work toward. Our focus is for you to leave with hope and confidence.
How can I hear about upcoming workshops?
At Piece by Piece Therapies we will be running different workshops addressing common concerns/queries to do with child and adolescent development, as well as parenting and support. As soon as a workshop is scheduled to run, it will be posted here under the ‘Workshops’ tab. Additionally, you can complete your details under the ‘Contact’ tab and you will be included in the email advertising the event.
Any other questions?
Please feel free to complete your details in the ‘Contact’ section with your query and we will respond as soon as possible.