Standard individual sessions are 1 hour long. Longer individual sessions can be organised if needed. The length of group based consultations varies depending on the goals of each session, and is often determined in conjunction with the sporting club or organisation.
Where are Sessions Held?
Oftentimes, individual consultations are held at the Fit Mind Consulting office (see Contact Us section for address). However, with prior arrangement these can be held at other locations (e.g., sporting organisations, SIS/SAS facilities, performance venues). Group based workshops are often held on site at the relevant sporting club or organisation.
Do You Have After Hours Appointments?
Most appointments are between 9am and 6pm. However, depending on your needs after hours appointments may be offered.
Can I Use a Mental Health Treatment Plan?
Individuals who have a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) from a Medical Practitioner can use it to access Fit Mind Consulting. A rebate of $124.50 applies to a standard 1 hour consultation. If you have a MHTP please bring it to the initial consultation, along with the accompanying referral letter. See the following fact sheet for further information.
If you have private health insurance that includes psychological counselling as extras cover you may be eligible for a partial rebate. It is recommended you contact your individual insurance provider for further information about your specific coverage.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations can be made 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointments with no fees charged. If 24 hours notice is not given, a fee of 40% of the scheduled rate will apply.
Do I Need a Referral?
You don't need a referral to see a Psychologist. You can simply call or email to make an appointment. If you want to access a Mental Health Treatment Plan then you will need a referral.