Fees

At Benchmark Psychology, we believe in providing an affordable service for clients with competitive fees.  The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee is $251.00 per hour. A full APS fee schedule can be found here.

Our fee structure at Benchmark Psychology is as follows:

Individuals

$235 - Initial session (50 mins)
Medicare Rebate, Clinical Psychologist: $126.50
Medicare Rebate, Clinical Psychology Registrar: $86.15
Out of Pocket $108.50- $148.85

$215 - Subsequent sessions (50 mins)
Medicare Rebate, Clinical Psychologist: $126.50
Medicare Rebate, Clinical Psychology Registrar: $86.15
Out of Pocket $88.50- $128.85

To be eligible to receive psychological services under Medicare, a person must be referred by their GP and in some instances by another medical specialist. Speak to your GP about your eligibility to claim these Medicare benefits and the best person to make your referral.

Couples

  • $350 - Initial sessions (75 mins)
  • We recommend that couples book 75 minute sessions for at least the first two appointments
  • $320 - Subsequent sessions (75 mins)
  • $215 - Subsequent sessions (60 mins)

Please note that Medicare does not currently provide rebates for couples therapy, cognitive assessments, parenting sessions when the child is not present, and some other specific situations. Please ask our receptionists to clarify whether rebates are likely to be available in your particular circumstances.

After Hours Surcharge

Special appointments are available outside of office hours and will incur a $20 after hours surcharge. The surcharge applies to appointments booked from 5pm or later on weekdays, and all weekend appointments.

Cancellation Policy

When appointments are booked, the psychologist reserves the whole hour especially for you.  Therefore the following cancellation policy is in place to allow us to offer the allocated time to another person who may be on a waiting list for that appointment.

We require 48 hours notice to reschedule or cancel a session without incurring any extra fees.  A $50 fee will be charge for non-attendance or less than 24 hours cancellation of a session.

We understand that sometimes you may be unable to keep an appointment because of sudden illness or an unexpected personal emergency. If this happens to you, please contact us as soon as possible to explain the situation.  You may call our office at anytime, even after hours, as we do have an answering service that allows you to leave a message.

The APS recommended cancellation fees are:

  • 0-24 hours notice: Full fee
  • 24-48 hours notice: 50% of fee
  • 48 hours - 7 days notice: 25% of fee

A late cancelled appointment is a loss to three people

      • The client who is delaying their therapy progress

      • Another client who has been sitting on the waiting list to see the psychologist urgently

      • The psychologist who spent the morning preparing the session