Perth Counselling Information
Psychological Consultancy Services of Como offers a professional and confidential environment in which you can feel safe to discuss your situation and explore ways to make positive changes in yourself or your life situation. It is located in an old house, with a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Our receptionist, Nola Greenwell, has been with the Practice since its inception and is friendly, competent, and makes it easy to deal with any of the practical issues.
Consultations are usually for 50 – 55 minutes, and you are assured of a respectful and non-judgmental environment, free of distractions and disruptions. The focus will be on gaining an understanding of you and your situation, and working collaboratively with you to resolve your concerns.
All appointments should be booked by phoning the receptionist Monday to Friday between 9.00am - 5.00pm. Alternatively, you may call outside those hours and leave a message on our answering service and your call will be returned when the receptionist is next available.
The fee currently recommended by the Australian Psychological Society is $241 per session. Our standard fee is $200 per session payable at the time of the consultation.
Clinical Psychology services are rebatable by most private health insurance funds under their ancillary cover. It would be advisable to check with your fund for rebate schedules. Medicare rebates are available if your GP has diagnosed certain mental health problems (including anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder), prepared a Mental Health Care Plan and provides you with a written referral.
If you want the cost of psychological assessment and/or treatment to be met through an Insurance or Compensation claim, then you will need to obtain authorization from the Company that they are willing to accept liability for the assessment/treatment costs.
We do require at least 48 hours notice, if you are unable to keep your appointment. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, a fee of $100 is charged for missed appointments and $60 for late cancellations. You may inform us of any difficulties with your appointment time during normal office hours or, after office hours, leave a message on the answering machine.