Do I need a GP referral?

You do not need a GP referral to see a psychologist.
*Please note: If you wish to claim the Medicare rebate then you will require a Mental Health Care Plan and Referral Letter. Please see our ‘Fees & Rebates’ section.
How long will I need to see a Psychologist?

This will be dependent on you, your unique situation and your goals for therapy; all of which will be discussed in your first session. For some people only a few sessions will be required where as others may require longer term support and treatment.
What about confidentiality?
Everything discussed between you and your psychologist in a session is private and confidential. No information will be shared with a third party without your prior consent; this includes family members and partners.
*A psychologist will however disclose information about you if required to do so by law or if they believe there is an immediate or specified risk of harm to you or another person. Every attempt will be taken to discuss these concerns with you prior to disclosing any information.
Is seeing a Psychologist a sign of weakness?

One of the biggest misconceptions is that seeing a psychologist is a sign of weakness. It takes a lot of strength and courage to recognise our need for support. It shows that you are taking steps to feel better and improve your life.