Pathways to Counselling and Psychotherapy with Francis

Francis Voon (M Couns App Psych, BA, Grad Dip Ed, BTh, CPE, Dip Bus) 

is a psychotherapist registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). 

Income Equity & Medicare Rebate Considerations: 

Unjust systemic issues prevent your access to Medicare rebates or bulk billing services from Psychotherapists at this time. However, at Imanadari Counselling, we care about income equity, so if your circumstances make payment difficult, please let us know, so together we can find a solution that works for you. If considering weekly or fortnightly sessions for 3 months or more, Francis' rates may be more affordable than a Medicare-rebated therapist. Mental Health Care Plan Medicare rebates only partially cover the total fees for up to 10 sessions per year, after which full-paying fees apply. In comparison to Francis' rates, the Australian Psychological Society (APS 2018-2019) recommends fees at a rate of $251 per 45-60min sessions. Note: Medicare does not cover couples counselling, online or phone counselling.

Private Health Funds:

Private Health Fund rebates may be available to you. Francis is a Medibank Recognised Provider of Counselling Services. Eligible Medibank members with policies that have a package bonus or membership bonus feature may be entitled to a rebate for counselling. Members should contact Medibank directly to ascertain if their product provides for these benefits, the amounts claimable, how to use their package bonus and how to submit their claims offline. For further information, members can contact the Medibank Call Centre on 134 190.

Rates for Individual and Couples Counselling:

Francis charges on a sliding scale, and his rates can be viewed below. If your income changes between sessions, please notify Francis of the new rate:

Income Per Annum
 Individual Counselling Rate 

Pension Concession Card Holders

Self-supporting Full-time Students

 $120 per hour / $180 per 90 mins
 Less than $70,000 
 $160 per hour / $240 per 90 mins
$70, 000 or greater
 $200 per hour / $300 per 90 mins
Income Per Annum (Combined Couples Income)
 Couples Counselling Rate
Less than $70,000
 $140 per hour  /  $210 per 90 mins
 Less than $110,000
 $180 per hour  /  $270 per 90 mins
 $110,000 or greater
$220 per hour  /  $330 per 90 mins  

Please contact Reception at (or leave a voicemail on 02 8315 7723) to make an appointment with Francis.