EG PSYCHOLOGY

NEW LOCATION OPENING NOVEMBER 2019: 374 High Street Northcote 3070

EG PSYCHOLOGY is a private practice based in Northcote (previously based at Prana House in Thornbury), where erin provides support for mental health disorders; wellbeing management; personal and professional development; academic performance; and mindfulness therapy (philosophy and practice).

consultation days

monday, tuesday + thursday

appointment times

appointments are available from 12pm to 6:40pm and are staggered to allow enough time for processing payments and to avoid overlap between clients.

fees

the cost of a consultation is:

$180 for a standard 50 minute consultation (weekday appointments)

$200 for an after-hours 50 minute consultation (weekend appointments)

$300 for couples counselling (90-minute session)

note: concession fees of $150 are available for valid pension card holders who book during standard business hours (9am to 5pm). please note concession cards or health care cards are not accepted.

please be aware that the Australian Psychological Society recommends a fee of $251 for individual psychological consultations and $364 for couples counselling ($182 per person). However, we aim to offer a mindful pricing structure that is both accessible and offers a high level of service.

private health insurance - some private health funds / policies do cover services with a psychologist. please note that you will need to contact your insurer regarding how much you may get back and what your budget for psychological services may be. if you’re service is covered by private health your invoice will still need to be paid in full on the day of your appointment and claimed back through your insurer.

payment

full payment is required on the day of consultation via EFTPOS or CREDIT CARD. please note cash is not accepted as a payment method and EG Psychology does not offer a bulk billing service.

medicare rebates

to receive a Medicare rebate, you will first need to visit a GP, who will assess your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). if you are approved for a MHCP, you will then be entitled to Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual or support group sessions per calendar year. the rebate amount for a general psychologist is approximately $86 per session. please note a dated and signed MHCP referral letter from your GP is required to receive the rebate. please bring the referral to your first appointment. for more information on MHCPs’ and rebates please click here.

session etiquette

please note that the front gate will be unlocked approximately 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment start time. while erin endeavours to run on time and all appointments are intentionally staggered to prevent overlap, if the front gate is locked, this means a session is still in progress. in the event that the gate is still locked at your scheduled session start time, please contact erin via text.

attendance policy

erin is committed to supporting your wellbeing and working with you to achieve your goals. in return, erin asks that all clients commit to consistently attending their appointments on time.

erin does understand that therapy can be challenging and that session avoidance or anxiety can be quite common for clients. if you feel that attending your appointments is becoming difficult for you, please contact erin so that any concerns or obstacles can be addressed.

if you arrive late for an appointment, your session time will end at the appointed time; and you will be charged the full session fee. this is to ensure that every clients appointment is respected by starting on-time.

to avoid a cancellation fee, please reschedule or cancel your appointment in writing (text, email or online) 48 hours prior to your session time. due to the demand for appointments and the loss of income for the psychologist, if you reschedule or cancel you appointment within 48 hours of your session time you will be charged the full session fee. this fee will need to be paid in full at your next appointment.

book online

consultation days (from November 2019): Monday, Tuesday + Thursday

to book a consultation please select an appointment type below and complete the online booking form. if you have any trouble using this form please don’t hesitate to contact erin via the contact page.

other locations

Ivory Health - 80 Surrey Road, Blackburn North VIC 3130

consultation days: Wednesday, Friday & Every 2nd Saturday

PLEASE NOTE ERIN IS NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW CLIENTS at Ivory Health UNTIL JANUARY 2020

to make an appointment with erin at Ivory Health, please contact the clinic on: Ph: 9842 4688 or Email: enquiries@ivoryhealth.com.au

PLEASE NOTE: that EG Psychology and Ivory Health are two different practices and therefore have different booking systems, fees and policies. please choose which location and service works best for you, as client’s cannot move between practice locations, unless it is a permanent change.


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