Spectra Counselling acknowledges that not everyone has the ability to afford mental health support, and that the Australian mental health care system often forces people to see a practitioner that is a wrong fit for their needs. To be more accessible to a broader spectrum of people, Spectra Counselling offers a limited number of counselling sessions for concession rates per week. Though we don’t offer the health care rebate, we hope the reduction in price makes us accessible to some people who wouldn’t normally be able to afford counselling. If you’re planning on having counselling long term, Spectra is often more affordable than a psychologist whose fees may radically jump when the Medicare rebate runs out. If you have a concession card, or know that you’d be unable to afford counselling without the concession rate, please make a note of it when reaching out on the contact page — concession spaces are limited though so there is often a longer wait for a concession spot. Spectra offers a sliding scale for people who are of other income levels. All prices are inclusive of GST.
|Combined Annual Income |
(add incomes for all attending)
|1 person||2 people||3+ people|
|Concession rate||50 minutes = $50||75 minutes = $150||75 minutes = $225|
|Income tier 1:|
$38,000 – $75,000
|50 minutes = $165||75 minutes = $220||75 minutes = $286|
|Income tier 2: |
$75,001 – $140,000
|50 minutes = $187||75 minutes = $253||75 minutes = $330|
|Income tier 3: |
|50 minutes = $244||75 minutes = $330||75 minutes = $418|
|Income tier 4: over $400,001||50 minutes = $308||75 minutes = $495||75 minutes = $682|
Note: If you cancel a session within a day of the appointment, you will still be charged for the session, as this prevents us from being able to fill that space with someone from the waitlist.