Do I need a referral to see a Psychologist?

No, you can see a psychologist privately without a referral. Simply book a session. You are generally able to claim these sessions through your private health insurance.

Can I claim a rebate through Medicare?

There are options for rebates through Medicare. To be eligible to access services under this scheme, clients must meet certain criteria and be referred by their GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. Clients will be able to access up to 10 individual sessions per calendar year . As Keri is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with Medicare, you will be entitled to the maximum rebate. Payment must be made at the time of consultation, and then rebates claimed back through Medicare.

Can I claim a rebate through my private health insurance?

Generally rebates for psychological services can be claimed through your private insurance. It will depend on your insurance company and your level of cover. Please contact your insurance company to see what you are entitled to claim.

How long is a typical session?

Generally sessions run for 50 minutes.

What are the limits of confidentiality?

Psychologists are bound by confidentiality. What is discussed in sessions is confidential. Without your consent, your information will not be disclosed to anyone. However under some circumstances psychologists are required to disclose certain details. For example, in situations where there may be potential harm to yourself or others, psychologists have a duty of care to disclose information: or if the law demands it. Should such a situation occur, this would be discussed with you prior to disclosing to another party.

What type of Therapy can I expect?

A variety of psychological therapies may be utilised including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focussed / Brief Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Supportive Counselling