How long does each therapy session take?
Each session is normally 50 minutes in duration. We do our best to be on time so you are not kept waiting.
Do I need a doctors referral?
You do not need a referral to make an appointment, however with a doctors referral you may be entitled to a rebate from Medicare.
What are the fees and what rebates are available?
The standard fee for a Clinical Psychology session is $250 (this is a discount from the recommended Australian Psychological Society fee of $280).
With a valid referral Medicare will rebate $131.65, alternatively you may get a rebate from your private health fund or employer.
Do you accept insurance or Victims Services clients?
Unfortunately we do not work with insurance nor Victims Services clients.
Do you see DVA patients?
Yes, we are happy to support DVA clients.
How will I know if psychology is working for me?
Clients will normally notice change in their symptoms after only a few sessions especially if they are engaging in their therapy and following through with recommended actions.
Is everything discussed confidential?
Yes, we do not disclose any information to anyone except your referring doctor or if required by a court of law. We will discuss all aspects of confidentiality with you prior to your first session and you can even choose to be anonymous. You have the right to access your file and any notes we record.
Do I really need psychology?
Now that’s a great question? These days there is no negative stigma about seeking help for any issues that concern you. Why would you continue to try and battle through by yourself when there are highly trained and skilled psychologists who can help you quickly? We help people from all walks of life, most people walk into our rooms concerned or unhappy and walk out smiling. It does work.
Do you work with children?
Working with children and young people is a specialised area with specialised techniques. We do not work with clients under 18 but will happily recommend you to experts in that area.
I'm a bit embarrassed about my concerns and worry I may be judged?
Dr Maryann Gauci is a very experienced clinical psychologist who has worked with many thousands of clients. She listens without judgement and no matter what your concern she will help you to understand a way forward.
Still have a question? Contact us on 0488669422 and we can answer any questions you have.