Fees for individual therapy are $130 per 50-minute session (GST applies for sessions with Liz, therefore, the fee is $143).
Fees for relationship therapy are $160 per 50-minute session.
Fees for clients whose income is earnt in a foreign currency will be adjusted based on the economic parity between Australia and the client’s country.
Sessions with psychotherapists are not covered by the Medicare Mental Health Plan scheme.
From time to time fees may increase; clients will receive two months notice of any fee increases.
MPWC has a 24-hour cancellation policy which means if you cancel or reschedule your session with less than 24 hours notice, don’t show up or don’t make it for any reason, you still have to pay the full fee.
Sessions can be paid by cash or credit (Visa, Mastercard or Diners Club) at the end of the session, or by direct debit two days prior to the session.
There are two kinds of confidentiality related to therapy sessions: your identity and the things discussed.
The identity of clients is shared with no one, except when requested by a court, or if the therapist thinks you are going to physically hurt someone else. In both cases, the therapist will discuss this with you if possible.
The things discussed in therapy and the nature of the issues you are working on is also highly confidential. The above exceptions apply and as part of delivering a high-quality service, MPWC therapists engage in regular ongoing supervision where sometimes the nature of the work is discussed, but never your identity.
Your personal information and any notes made in sessions are kept in a locked filing cabinet and never on a computer.
Any information you send in an email or via social media is confidential as much as it is in the therapist’s control. However, emails and social media messages are not confidential communication channels and can be accessed by third parties.
The confidentiality rules only apply to the therapist, not you the client. It is completely at your discretion if you tell others who your therapist is and what you discuss in sessions.
Before starting sessions there is, of course, some paperwork to do. Your therapist will provide printed versions at your first session (unless you are working together online in which case it will be done via email) but you can download the Therapy Agreement if you’d like to read it ahead of time.