The fees that psychologists charge can vary and depend on the type of work being offered, as well as the setting in which they work. The recommended fee by the Australian Psychological Society for a 45 - 60 minute session is $280.00.
At Maximise Your Potential, our costs are $225 for an initial consultation and $200 for follow-up consultations.
You do not need a referral from a GP or psychiatrist to make an appointment with Maximise Your Potential.
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate for psychology services. Contact your private health insurance provider to find out if you are eligible.
Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, psychology and counselling are not the same. A counsellor may have completed training ranging anywhere from a three-day course up to a Master's level qualification. In comparison, psychology requires more formal education with the completion of a minimum of six years training. In Australia, the practice of psychology is heavily regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA), while the practice of counselling is not.
Because the life coaching industry in Australia is currently unregulated, anyone can set themselves up as a professional life coach - without any qualifications, skills, experience, or aptitude for the role. On the other hand, psychologists have a requirement to complete a minimum of six years of training, and are accountable to professional bodies such as AHPRA. Psychologists are bound by strict rules and guidelines around issues such as ethics in practice, professional supervision, and maintaining currency with their skills and learning.
No! Psychologists can also help you to become more effective in any or all areas of your life including your career, relationships, and family, as well as your health and wellbeing. Psychologists can help you to enhance your performance, deal with challenges positively, achieve your goals, and become more successful.
To confirm your booking for a workshop, full payment is required at the time of booking. Your payment becomes non-refundable five (5) business days prior to the workshop starting. If you cancel your booking five (5) clear business days before the workshop starts, we will give you a full refund, less a $25 administration fee. All cancellations must be notified in writing via email to email@example.com
Please note, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop if a minimum number of participants have not registered one week prior to the workshop date. In the event a workshop is cancelled by the organisation, you will be offered either a full refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative workshop date.
In order to provide the best service to clients, please note there are fees for cancellations and missed appointments. Cancellation fees are charged because the appointment time has been set aside for you and cannot always be filled by someone else at short notice. In accordance with recommendations by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), fees for cancellation of appointments are as follows:
0 – 24 hours notice 100% of fee required
24 - 48 hours notice 50% of fee required
As a courtesy we may send you an SMS reminder for your booked appointment. This may occur up to three (3) days before your scheduled appointment. However, this is a courtesy service only and should we experience staff shortages or technical difficulties this will not occur. As such, it remains your responsibility to attend your session and the absence of an SMS reminder will not lead to cancellation fees being waived.
Maximise Your Potential reserves the right to reschedule appointments at any time, without compensation, if it is deemed necessary due to staff illness or other unforseen circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.