We are an adult Clinical Psychology practice, passionate about working with individuals or couples. We are located in Glenelg South, consulting Monday through Wednesday.
- post-traumatic stress
- relationship difficulties
- substances use, and/or
- sleep difficulties
Are You Ready for Change?
Therapy is a deeply personal and often challenging process, and for change to occur honesty and openness is required, authentic self-assessment and welcoming feedback is also required, as well as a commitment to attending sessions regularly, and doing the work between sessions. Further, while you might really want to change right now, there may be some barriers that could get in the way of changing. Consider whether you’re looking for and open to change, you’re committed to change, you’re willing to do the work, and you’re clear on ‘why’ you’re wanting therapy, to ensure therapy is right for you now. And, if after reading this you don’t think you’re ready for change, that’s okay. Maybe come back to the idea of therapy at a later stage.
About Our Sessions
During our sessions, any information that you disclose is confidential. This means that we will not reveal any information about you or your attendance at our practice, unless you provide permission for this. However, there are three exceptions to this. Firstly, psychologists must disclose when there is a danger to the client or to another person (minimal information to avert risk is disclosed). Secondly, if it is disclosed that a child has been or may be subjected to physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect (psychologists by law must report this to appropriate authorities). Thirdly, unregistered firearms must also be reported to the relevant authorities.
About Our Fees and Available Rebates
Psychology sessions can attract a rebate through Medicare and most Private Health Funds.
The current Australian Psychological Society recommended rate per session is $260.00. At Awaken Psychology new individual clients will pay $221.50 per session (or $166.50 for Health Care
Individuals who are referred through a Mental Health
Care Plan via their GP or Psychiatrist will receive a rebate of $128.40 from
Medicare and pay a gap of $93.10 per session (or $38.10 if they hold a Health Care
Individuals can also self
refer, and some Private Health Funds will
provide a rebate according to your level of cover.
Couples can self refer, and fees for the first session are $399 (or $299 for Health Care Card holders) - the first session is 80mins in duration. Subsequent sessions are for 50mins and will be charged at $270 (or $200 for Health Care Card holders). Some Private Health Funds will provide a rebate according to your level of cover.
We accept credit and debit cards and cash, and full payment is required at the time of consultation (we prefer payment via EFTPOS). Please Note: we can process your claim electronically with the funds being deposited back into your Medicare nominated bank account, or we have the 'Mediclear' system available, which means you can pay the full amount on the day and be reimbursed the Medicare rebate on that day into your cheque or savings account.
Cancellations and Missed Appointments
The scheduled appointment time is reserved for you and Awaken Psychology is fully booked. Short notice cancellations or 'no shows' mean that others miss out. As such, we have a cancellation policy. If you miss an appointment, reschedule, or cancel within 24 hours of your appointment time, you will be billed 100% of your scheduled fee as a cancellation fee. Medicare and Private Health Funds do not cover payment for missed appointments.