Having booked your first appointment with the help of our intake team, you will be ready to begin counselling. Sessions take place from one of our many counselling rooms, located in several Melbourne suburbs. On the day of your session. Should you have any problems finding our offices, our reception team, located in our head office in Nunawading, are on-hand weekdays between 9:00am and 6:00pm to help you, by appointments.
With the wealth of different types of healthcare professionals in the field today, it can be hard to know where the differences lie, and which type of practitioner is best for you.
Psychologists are highly qualified mental health and emotional wellbeing professionals, that have under- gone between 5-7 years of rigorous training. Psychologists are qualified to administer a wide range of evidence based therapeutic techniques, to help their clients explore and unravel the emotional difficulties in their lives, in addition to helping those who suffer from emotional disorders to manage and cope with their mental illness. Psychologists differ from Psychiatrists, in that they do not administer any form of medication.
There are no guarantees with psychotherapy. We work in this field because we have seen people achieve tremendous gains form this kind of work. That doesn’t mean that we can guarantee that every person will be helped, but if what you need is something that we can help with then we will use the best available treatments to do our utmost to help. The length of session depends on the situation. A regular Psychotherapy session will last 50 minutes.
Yes. Any matters discussed with the Psychologist remain private and confidential. Information will remain confidential to all parties unless you give written consent to release information.
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
The answer is simply this: it’s all up to you. The reality is that each person’s counselling ‘journey’ is as individual as they are. Some clients feel that they have achieved their goals after just one session, others will continue to see one of our psychologists over a number of years. Ultimately it is you, the client, who can decide when you feel you have reached your goals and no longer need our services. But should this ever change in the future, the door of ULife Psychology is always open for you to begin sessions again.
The charge for a standard 50 minutes consultant is $200. You might be entitled to Medicare or private health insurance rebate. For details, please call our office or email us.
At ULife Psychology we do not request any form of payment in advance. We ask that payment for sessions to be paid on the day, after your session, and your psychologist or the reception team at the location will take you through the payment. Please contact us for fees and charges.
Please be advised that you can choose to claim rebates incurred for the psychology service provided to you through either Medicare or your private health fund. You can’t claim with both of them.
You are usually entitled to Medicare rebate if you are an Australian resident or citizen for the duration of 10 sessions per calendar year. If you have private health insurance you might be entitles to rebate from your private health fund, depending on the type of private health cover you hold. It is really important that you contact your private health fund about the amount of rebate you can claim. Please call our reception for more information on how to put through a quote with your private health fund.
We have a range of qualified Psychologists who offer various types of therapies depending on your individual needs. All of our Psychologists use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); some offer short term therapy while others focus on longer term therapy for more complex issues.
Yes Psychologists at ULife Psychology can write reports for court matters, custody matters, Victims of crime, TAC clients, WorkCover matters, schools, doctors, and Centrelink. The standard charge for psychological assessment and report preparation is $300 for 1-hour assessment and 1-hour report preparation.