Difficulties strengthen the mind,
as labour does the body. - Seneca
$260.00 per 51-60 mins - with a Medicare rebate (see eligibility below) of $128.50
You can make an appointment with a psychologist without a referral from a doctor.
However, the most affordable way to see a psychologist is to visit your doctor. Mention you would like to see a clinical psychologist and enquire about a "Better Access Care Plan".
With this plan you can receive up to 10 individual therapy sessions a year with a Medicare rebate of $128.50.
Some private health funds also offer rebates for psychological services. It is best to check your entitlements with your private health fund first to avoid disappointment.