Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
No. You do not need a referral to attend appointments. However, if you would like to access Medicare Rebates, you will need to have a referral from your GP which needs to include a Mental Health Care Plan. Bring a copy of this plan along to your first appointment, and we will be able to process your Medicare rebate after each session.
How much do sessions cost?
For therapy Sessions:
For Clinical Psychologists - The initial session you attend will cost $255/50minutes; each subsequent appointment will cost $220/50 minutes. Medicare rebates are available for those that are eligible.
For Psychologists - The initial session you attend will cost $225/50 minutes, each subsequent appointment will cost $190/50 minutes.
For Provisional Psychologists - All sessions are discounted to $140/50 minutes, as not medicare or private health rebates are available.
Prices vary depending on the type of assessment required, see fees here
How many sessions will I need?
This is a tricky question to answer and depends on both what you are looking for, how regularly you can attend and how long problems have been present for. For families seeking Assessment only, you may only need between 4 and 6 sessions. For problems requiring treatment, that have been around for a long time, therapy may be an important, but longer process.
At All for Kids Therapy, we include information such as your availability, your other commitments and your finances into our initial goal-setting with you, so that you and your therapist are all on the same page for how often and for how long sessions will occur.
Who attends sessions?
At your initial session, typically we ask that both the parent/s and the child attend. Following this, you therapist will make recommendations about who would benefit from attending ongoing sessions.
Commonly sessions would involve various combinations of the child-only, parent/s-only, and parent/s and child together, depending on your needs and preferences.
What is CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This is a style of therapy that has been shown to be very effective in treatment a range of difficulties, such as, anxiety, depression, behaviour difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, just to name a few.
CBT works on the idea that the way that we think, and the actions we take, have a big effect on the way that we feel. CBT therapists help people learn to identify and manage these areas, to ultimately learn to feel better about themselves and their lives.