A Mind of One's Own has always provided counselling services for writers at discounted rates, well below my standard consultation fees.
Over the years, I have lobbied Medicare, attempting to persuade it to provide rebates for writers, regardless of their geographical location. Finally, due to the pandemic the federal goverment has changed the rules.
Medicare rebates are now available for A Mind of One's Own services for writers who have a GP referral through Medicare's Better Access program. Consequently, the fees for A Mind of One's Own services have changed to reflect Alison's standard psychology fees.
What does this mean for you? It means that wherever you live in Australia, if you have a referral from a GP you will be eligible for a rebate of $87.45 per session. In effect this reduces the fees to $82.55 per session after you have claimed the rebate.
Please note that many health funds also offer rebates for Psychological Services. You can claim the Medicare rebate OR a health fund rebate, but not both.
Fees: $170.00 per session