Pathways to Counselling with Janet

Janet provides counselling to those who wish to pay privately, or to those who are eligible for a rebate from Medicare through the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. If you visit your GP for a referral, known as a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), you will be able to access a Medicare rebate.

Janet charges on a sliding scale based on income and circumstance. Her rates are listed below:

Annual Income
Low-Income Health Care Card and Pension Concession Card Holders
Self-supporting full-time students
 $130 per hour
(bulk-billed - no out of pocket expense for people with a Mental Health Care Plan)
 Less than $70,000
 $160 per hour
(after $128.40 rebate from Medicare, this leaves $31.60 out of pocket expense)
 $70,000 or greater
 $200 per hour
(after $128.40 rebate from Medicare, this leaves $71.60 out of pocket expense)

If you are not eligible for a MHCP, or have used all the sessions in your MHCP for this calendar year, you can see Janet for private counselling (paying privately for the entire cost of the session). For private counselling, Janet’s rates are as above but excluding the Medicare rebate or bulk-billing.

If you are seeing Janet for private counselling and you have private health insurance, you may be able to receive a rebate from your private health insurer. However, this will depend on your insurance provider and your level of cover. If you would like to find out whether you may be able to get money back from your health insurance for seeing Janet, you should contact your insurer directly, and ask about Clinical Psychology coverage. Please note that most insurers will not provide a rebate for counselling if you are also getting a rebate from Medicare with a MHCP.

Janet is also a provider under the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (LTCS), and may be able to provide counselling funded by LTCS upon request.

External funders (such as LTCS or NDIS) fall under the highest payment tier.  

Janet is also an approved Work and Development Order (WDO) sponsor under Revenue NSW.

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