Bangalow - Wednesdays and Thursdays (9:30am to 5:30pm)
Enter via 2 Keith St, Bangalow (office is situated within Bangalow Chiropractic on the corner of 4 Granuaille Rd & 2 Keith St).
Byron Bay - Tuesday mornings (9am to 1pm)
North Coast Medical Centre, 24 Shirley St, Byron Bay.
Apologies, but I am currently unable to take on any new clients in Bangalow or Byron. Many thanks.
FEES & REBATES
The current fee recommended by the APS (Australian Psychological Society) is $254 for a 45-60 minute session. However, to enable psychological services to be more accessible for people, Paula offers the following:
$190 for a 45-60 minute session
I'm sorry but I am no longer able to offer bulk billing
If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, this currently enables you to claim a rebate of $126.50 for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. This leaves a gap (i.e. the cost to you) of $63.50 per session. Payment of the full fee is required at the time of the consultation by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. I am able to directly put your Medicare rebate back into your account as long as your bank card has either a savings or cheque account on it. If you are coming under a Mental Health Care Plan, after our 6th session I am required to provide a brief letter to your GP with an update on the progress of therapy and you are required to see your GP for a review and re-referral. Sorry but I am no longer able to offer bulk billing.
If you are coming under Private Health coverage, please check with your provider to find out more about the rebate they offer.
24hrs notice is appreciated for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments otherwise a fee of $40 will be charged.
Feeling safe and secure within the therapeutic relationship is a very important aspect of therapy. What we discuss during a session is strictly confidential, with the exception of three circumstances:
(i) if I believe that you are at risk of hurting yourself or another person, in which case I may need to seek the assistance of another without your consent
(ii) if I am subpoenaed by a Court of Law
(iii) in case discussions with my clinical supervisor; this is standard practice and helps me to work as well as I can with you (at no time during discussion of cases will identifying information be disclosed). My supervisor is bound by the same Australian Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and confidentiality as myself.