Fees and duration of therapy:
The current fees for psychology services provided by Alexandra Ward can be obtained by phoning reception at the Emotional Health Unit.
Rebates via medicare vary between $24 (group) to $84 (individual). If you and/or your family have reached the Medicare threshold, your out of pocket expenses will by significantly reduced.
If you choose to access a rebate via private health insurance, please speak with your provider for rebate amounts.
It can be expected that psychological therapy may vary from 1 session through to an ongoing nature. Most people access an initial burst of up to 4 sessions at either weekly or fortnightly regularity. From this point an average of 6 - 12 sessions per group of treatment is expected. In some circumstances, therapy is provided as needed. In some circumstances, therapy is provided in an ongoing capacity with up to weekly - monthly frequency.
Individual and group sessions run for 50 minutes and 5-10 minutes is then allowed for all paperwork to be completed. This set point of 50 minutes is considered best practice to as to maximise “work time” in therapy and to avoid fatigue for both patient and therapist.