Pathways to Counselling with Monica

Monica 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, which allows people to access a rebate from Medicare if they have a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).

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

Income Per Annum
Low-Income Health Care Card and Pension Concession Card holders
 $125 per hour
(after $84.80 rebate from Medicare, this leaves $40.20 out of pocket expense)
  < $70,000
 $160 per hour
(after $84.80 rebate from Medicare, this leaves $75.20 out of pocket expense)
  > $70,000
 $200 per hour
(after $84.80 rebate from Medicare, this leaves $115.20 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 Monica for private counselling. For private counselling, Monica’s rates are as above but excluding the Medicare rebate.

If you are seeing Monica 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 Monica, you should contact your insurer directly. Please note that most insurers will not provide a rebate for counselling if you are also getting a rebate from Medicare with a MHCP.

Monica also provides counselling through the Psychological Support Services (PSS) Scheme. If you are interested in seeing Monica for counselling through the PSS scheme, please email Monica directly at to discuss your eligibility and her current availability for PSS referrals. You will need to obtain a PSS Mental Health Treatment Plan from your GP if eligible.

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