Appointment information 

LOCATIONS

Bangalow - Mondays and Thursdays (8:30am to 6:30pm)

Enter via 2 Keith St, Bangalow (office is situated within Bangalow Chiropractic on the corner of 4 Granuaille Rd & 2 Keith St).

 

I am no longer practicing in Byron.

 

CURRENT AVAILABILITY

I'm sorry but I am unable to take on any new clients at present. I keep this regularly updated as my situation changes.

FEES & REBATES

 

The current fee recommended by the APS (Australian Psychological Society) is $260 for a 45-60 minute session. Paula offers the following: 

  • $230 for a 50-60 minute session

  • I'm sorry but I do not offer bulk billing and am no longer working for Victims of Crimes NSW

 

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, this currently enables you to claim a rebate of $128.40 (for a 50+ minute session) for up to 20 sessions per calendar year. This leaves a gap (i.e. the cost to you) of $101.60 per session. Payment of the full fee is required at the time of the consultation by cash, cheque or EFTPOS.  I am able to put your rebate from Medicare back into your bank account after you have paid, if you have a bank card that has a cheque or savings account on it, as well as your medicare card and valid Mental Health Care Plan.

 

My fee will be increased on a yearly basis.

If you are coming under a Mental Health Care Plan, after our 6th and 10th sessions 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 and I am not taking on any new clients under Victims of Crime NSW.

I am able to offer Telehealth sessions, which may or may not be eligible for rebates under Medicare or Private health.

 

If you are coming under Private Health coverage, please check with your provider to find out more about the rebate they offer.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

24hrs notice is appreciated for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments otherwise a fee of $100 will be charged.

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

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.