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Mental Health Care Plan (GP Referral)

Taking the first steps to improving your mental health and wellness.

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 95 Australian dollars
  • Somewhere private and comfortable for you

Service Description

Currently registered counsellors are not subsidised or able to receive rebates from Medicare. Only Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers are able to receive these subsidies. Even so, with most providers there will be a gap between what the prices is per session and what the subsidy is, this is called a gap payment. For example, psychologist's rate per session might be up to $267.00 per hour, less mental health care plan Medicare rebate $88.25 means there is a gap payment or out of pocket expense of $178.75. At Bright Vista we understand that counselling is an expensive process, and are offering our services at a flat rate of $95.00 per Zoom session with nothing more to pay (capped at 6 sessions). With the support of your GP and a registered counsellor you are well on your way to achieving your mental health & wellbeing goals. Your mental health care plan helps to provide some structure and measures to chart your progress from the first counselling & assessment session to the review session at session 6. As we meet at the agreed session time we will partner to work on what is important to you. My role as counsellor is to work with you to help you to integrate tips tools and strategies that work for you and you unique situation. We regularly chart you progress and ensure the interventions are working for you, not just in session but between session. We do with each session by agreeing what you can do between session as "home practice". You have taken the hardest step, which is reaching out and asking for assistance, now we can beg to work together to achieve what you want for your life worth living now and into the future.

Cancellation Policy

SESSIONS, FEES, BOOKING, CANCELLATIONS & PAYMENTS. Counselling sessions are usually 60 minutes in duration, are priced from $125.00 per session and are only available by appointment. Sessions can be booked and paid in advance via the website menu book online function. Changes and rescheduling of appointments can be managed via text to 0431 212 099 up to one business day prior to the scheduled appointment time without penalty; After which full charges apply. A full fee applies in the event of a “no-show”. Unpaid invoices will be sent to and external provider for collection. Any cost associated with collection of unpaid invoices will be passed on to the client. Please allow enough time to arrive for your appointment, sessions commence promptly at the allocated time and end 60 minutes after. Sessions will not be extended to due to late arrival.

Contact Details


Bright Vista Counselling Service, Knollbrook Close, Highton VIC, Australia

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