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How It Works

Anyone can refer to the Perth Voices Clinic. However we encourage you - the voice hearer - to call to make your first appointment.

We are NDIS registered, and for clients with NDIS plans with psychology covered, we request that you use this funding to cover the cost of your appointments. You or your NDIS coordinator will need to provide us with a copy of your NDIS plan. If you have NDIS finding you will likely be seen by Dr Georgie Paulik-White or Dr Caitlin Reddyhough.

For clients who are not NDIS funded, you will be assigned a provisionally registered psychologist completing their clinical masters training under Dr Paulik-White's supervision, and will not be charged for your sessions. If there are no provisional psychologists available, then you will be placed on Georgie or Caitlin's wait list and we will bulk bill you through Medicare (for which you will need a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP prior to your first appointment).

For those attending a therapy group, you will need a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP requesting “10 group therapy sessions with a clinical psychologist”. Note, everyone is eligible for 10 individual therapy sessions and 10 group therapy sessions through Medicare MHCP per year.

Most our therapies have been designed to be 10 sessions in length and shown to be effective. When working on underlying adverse life events, the therapy may be up to 20 sessions. We unfortunately are not able to offer longer-term therapy as we are small but busy clinic and need to be able to offer a service to everyone and keep our wait lists manageable.

The clinic is not set up to provide crisis or medical management. If you are in mental health or situation crisis, or at risk of hurting yourself or others, you will be redirected to local mental health services, but can be re-referred to the Perth Voices Clinic at a later time.

* FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH WE EXPERIENCE HIGHER REFERRAL RATES AND THUS OUR WAIT LISTS ARE LONGER. WE APOLOGISE FOR THIS AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO DISCUSS OTHER OPTIONS WITH YOUR GP IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE SOONER. *

Fees

The service will be either funded by your NDIS plan, free (where you see a provisional psychologist), or bulk billed to Medicare to cover the cost of your sessions, so for most clients there are no out of pocket fees. If you are working full time (ie are not concession) or do not have either NDIS or Medicare, you will be assigned a trainee therapist or an out of pocket fee will be changed on a sliding scale.