Muriel Cooper
Psychologist in Mornington

About us

 

Therapy fees

 

Normal consultations for individuals/couples
(Sessions approx 60 minute )

Initial sessions last up to one and a half hours, so please allow enough time.
An additional fee may be charged for longer sessions (to be discussed).

Additional charges apply for letters and reports, (to be discussed).

$150

 

Medicare and health fund rebates are available (details below).

Session Fees (to be paid before or on conclusion of the session) are paid by cash, cheque or credit (no Eftpos; no Amex or Diners). Students and pensioners may be given a discounted fee.  Please note I do not bulk bill for Medicare.   You will need to make your own claim to Medicare or your health insurance fund.

Some typical issues/problems in addition to stress, anxiety and depression:

  • Adjustment issues (getting used to new circumstances in life)
  • Generally how to achieve contentment and happiness in life
  • Eating disorders
  • Far of flying or fear of anything (including phobias)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Helping individuals and families caring for a loved one
  • Relationship and couple counselling
  • Workplace issues
  • Self development and self confidence
  • Obsessive or intrusive thoughts or behaviours

Talks and workshops in Melbourne

As a recognized public speaker - I am happy to provide a custom-made talk, after-dinner speech or workshop for your organisation or business,  or for your seminar/conference/event. 

My current full day workshop is 'Mindfulness and Brain Training' (register for my newsletter to recieve news and updates).

For seminar and function talks, suggested talk topics are:

  • Back to Basics - Stress 101
  • How to use your mind to train your brain
  • Using mindfulness to overcome stress, anxiety and depression
  • Why we have two brains and how to make them work for us
  • Meet your 'Inner cave-person' and be enlightened
  • Hardwiring happiness
  • What's holding you back? - self-confidence/image/esteem; wellness, moving on,  & more
  • Optimise your performance in (sport/love/life etc.)
  • 'Lost in transition' - How to cope with change
  • How to build and maintain lasting relationships
  • 'Stand up and be counted' - How to be assertive
  • How to put more joy into parenting teenagers
  • How good communication skills can change your life
  • How to avoid the SAD Cycle! – (Stress - Anxiety - Depression)
  • Relaxation skills and stress management

Payment to be negotiated.

Medicare rebates for therapy sessions

Australian citizens with Medicare cards are eligible for rebates through Medicare for psychological services to treat diagnosed conditions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To qualify for rebates you need to contact your GP for an appointment. Make sure you ask for a long appointment as he or she will need time to do a Mental Health Care Plan. They will ask you some questions and fill out forms to forward to Medicare. If you wish to be referred to me, please ask them to refer you to Muriel Cooper. 

What you need to do

You will need to bring the care plan and the referral letter to your first session with me. You may begin claiming from the date on the referral/plan. You will receive $82.30 back from Medicare for each session you attend. You will be eligible for five rebatable sessions with your first referral and after that, a further five sessions - (if you attend your GP for a brief visit if before six months of the referral date, or a review if after six months); this makes a total of ten rebatable sessions for the calendar year (January 1 to December 31).

Please note I do not bulk bill - payment needs to be before or at the conclusion of the session when an invoice will be issues and you can then put in a claim.

For Health Insurance rebates - please contact your fund for confirmation of your cover.

 


 

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