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Fees and payments

Fees and payment

Fees

Fees listed are current from 1st July 2024. 

​The 2024-2025 Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended fee for 46-60 minute session is $311. 

Session fees

DBT assessment $320

50-60mins

Individual DBT sessions

50mins

 

Clinical Psychologist $270
 

Registered Psychologist +
Clinical Psychology Registrar $230

Skills group modules

Interpersonal effectiveness

(7 x weekly 2.5hr sessions)

$1260

Distress tolerance

(8 x weekly 2.5hr sessions)

$1440

Emotion Regulation

(9 x weekly 2.5hr sessions)

$1620

Phone coaching

Cost may vary but an approximate cost per week is $100.

A timetable will be provided to participants before start of each module.

Payment

The Glow Centre is a private billing practice offering the highest standard in psychological care.

We do not offer bulk billed sessions.

We do not require that clients pay for the entire DBT program upfront, payment is required as follows:

Individual DBT session payment

Payment is required at the time of your session.

Payment processing is automated, using encrypted software. Your credit card details are therefore required to access The Glow Centre services. 

Payment for late cancellations or missed appointments must also be settled on the date of the scheduled appointment. 

DBT skills groups payment

Skills group module payment is required at the start of each module (modules run one at a time).

We require an initial deposit of $180 to secure your place in the group, due approx 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the module, with the balance payable 1 week prior to the start of the module.

Phone coaching payment

Payment is required per week during each module.

Referrals and rebates

Referrals and rebates

Referrals

You do not need a referral to access our DBT program, however, if you would like to claim Medicare rebates you will need to see your medical specialist for a referral.

 

With a valid referral from your GP or psychiatrist, you may be entitled to Medicare rebates for part of the session fee for individual and group sessions.

 

We accept referrals under the Medicare Better Access Initiative (i.e. GP Mental Health Care Plan referral or psychiatrist referral).

Medicare rebates

With a valid referral, you are eligible to claim the following. 

Individual sessions: 10 rebate claims

Group sessions: 10 rebate claims

 

The above amount of rebates are claimable in a CALENDAR YEAR. A calendar year is from 1 January to 31 December. These number of rebates reset each year on 1 January.

 

Any unused sessions on a referral can carry over to a new calendar year, once your claimable rebates reset.

 

Please note:

The total number of rebates claimable per calendar year are combined with other allied health service. Please keep that in mind if you have or will be claiming rebates with other therapies (e.g. psychology, social work, occupational therapy, etc.). If you are unsure of your claim status, we recommend that you contact Medicare who can check your claims history for the year. Medicare phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with enquiries, phone 132 011.

 

Medicare rebate for individual sessions:

$141.85 with clinical psychologist

$96.65 with registered psychologist

Rebates claims can only be submitted after full session payment is processed

 

Medicare rebate for group sessions:

$24.65 - $36.00 per weekly group session

Skills group rebate claims are processed on a weekly basis, after the weekly skills group session. 

Medicare rebate claims can be lodged electronically and you will receive the rebate to your nominated bank account.

Medicare rebates can only be claimed for attended individual appointments and skills group sessions. 

More information about the Australian Government Better Access Initiative and referral process can be found on the Services Australia Fact Sheets linked below.

Private health rebates

We do not process claims to private health funds, nor do we have knowledge of private health rebate amounts. We encourage all clients to check with their health fund before commencing DBT as to whether you have appropriate cover. We can provide you with a paid receipt so that you can submit a claim if you have appropriate private health cover.

Attendance policy

Attendance policy

Our attendance policy was developed with the awareness that when appointments are booked, both the clinician and the client will make that time available for therapy and your clinician will spend time and resources preparing for your session.  

 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your individual DBT appointment, please provide us with 48 hours’ notice or a fee will be charged. 

 

Applicable fees:

If between 24-48 hours' notice is provided, you will be charged a $50 fee.

If less than 24 hours' notice or you do not attend your appointment, you will be charged 100% of the session fee.

 

You cannot claim rebates for late cancellation and missed session fees.

Any missed group sessions will not be refunded. 

 

Late arrival: if you arrive late for an appointment, your session will still finish at the scheduled time and the full session fee will apply. 

Appointment reminders: we will endeavour to send appointment reminders as a courtesy; however, they are not guaranteed due to potential technical issues. It remains the responsibility of the client to take steps to remember their appointments. Your appointment will not be cancelled if you do not reply to the reminder message, you are still required to contact us if you need to cancel or reschedule. 

A late cancelled appointment or non-attendance is a loss to three people:

  1. the client who is delaying their therapy process

  2. another client who has been on the waiting list

  3. the clinician who spent time preparing for the session

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