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Manly Psychology Centre | Suite 12 - 13, 38 East Esplanade, Manly  NSW  2095 | 02 9977 3800
Manly Psychology Centre

Services


We are specialists with specific clinical experience in issues that include:


Fees & Rebates


The standard fee for the individual consultation is $210.00.

Fees are payable at the time of consultation. Cash, VISA, MasterCard, Amex (+2% surcharge) and EFTPOS facilities are available.

Please note that in order to receive a Medicare rebate you must obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. The standard rebate (as of July 2021) for an individual consultation is $129.55.

If you have Private Health Insurance, please contact them directly for information about your entitlements as this is your own personal information. Rebates vary depending on which fund you are with and what type of cover you have.


Confidentiality


All personal information gathered during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure. This will be fully discussed prior to treatment.


Cancellation Policy


If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, 48 hours' notice is required.

Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, the full scheduled fee will be charged for sessions that are missed or cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.


What is the difference between psychologist and a Clinical Psychologist?


To call yourself a Psychologist you must be registered as a Psychologist in your state. A Clinical Psychologist is a specialist clinician with additional education, knowledge and experience in the area of clinical disorders and the Medicare rebate reflects this difference with a higher rebate for Clinical Psychologists. You can only call yourself a Clinical Psychologist in Australia if you are a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College. Clinical Psychologists are also recognised by Private Health Funds.


How can you access a Medicare rebate?


Firstly you must be referred by your General Practitioner (GP). During this consultation you and your GP will identify your needs, discuss goals, select appropriate treatment options for you and complete the necessary Mental Health Care Plan. If necessary your GP will then refer you- with a letter and a copy of the Mental Health Care Plan - to the Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist.

Usually your GP will review your Mental Health Care Plan after six sessions. If necessary an additional four sessions can be allocated at this time.

Due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic the Government is allowing an additional 10 sessions for people referred under the Better Access initiative (GPs Mental Health Care Plan).

The specified Mental Health Disorders that can be treated under a Mental Health Care Plan by Clinical Psychologists:


  • Chronic Psychotic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Disorder
  • Acute Psychotic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Drug Use Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorders
  • Mixed Anxiety & Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Dissociative (conversion) Disorder
  • Unexplained Somatic Complaints
  • Neurasthenia
  • Depression
  • Sleep Problems
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Mental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified


Other Types of treatment provided by Clinical Psychologists:


  • Psycho-education
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Attention Regulation
  • CBT Activity Scheduling
  • CBT Exposure Techniques
  • Mindfulness Anger Management
  • Cognitive Self-instruction
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Parent Management Training
  • Clinical Interviews Parenting
  • Understanding Internal States
  • ABCT (HEAD & HEART)
  • Working with the Subconscious
  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Relaxation & Breathing
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Social Skills Training