We are an adult Clinical Psychology practice, passionate about working with individuals or couples. We are located in Glenelg South, consulting Monday through to Thursday.
- post-traumatic stress
- relationship difficulties
- substances use, and/or
- sleep difficulties
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 $251. At Awaken Psychology we charge $199.50 per session (or $149.50 for Health Care
Individuals who are referred through a Mental Health
Care Plan via their GP or Psychiatrist will receive a rebate of $124.50 from
Medicare and pay a gap of $75 per session (or $25 if they hold a Health Care
Individuals can also self refer. Some Private Health Funds will provide a rebate of approximately $50-$100 for these sessions.
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 have the 'Mediclear' system available, which means clients pay the full amount on the day and can be reimbursed the Medicare rebate on that day into their cheque or savings account.
Cancellations and Missed Appointments
The scheduled appointment time is reserved for you and Awaken Psychology is normally 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, 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.