Consultation Fees


If you are attending under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) provided by your GP, you are entitled to a rebate of $89.65 per session.

Session cost – $220 ($130.35 out of pocket after Medicare rebate).

Appointments after 6pm are charged at $249.50 per session ($159.85 out of pocket after Medicare rebate).


Relationship counselling sessions are not covered by Medicare and are charged at the following rates:

$450.00 for the initial session (1.5 hours and includes Gottman Connect assessment and report).

$300 per session following the initial session (50 minutes).

Corporate Services

For mental health consulting or mental health training pricing, please submit an enquiry to organise a scoping session to ascertain requirements.


What is the purpose of the initial 15-minute consult?

Mechelen will call you to discuss briefly what brings you to therapy at this time, whether you have obtained a MHCP, and discuss appointment availability with you.

Mechelen will obtain contact information to send through pre-appointment forms, prior to commencing your first appointment.

This 15-minute consult is free and there is no commitment to proceed to treatment.

What can I expect from my first session?

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

The first two sessions of therapy are considered the ‘assessment phase.’

This means your psychologist will work to obtain a robust history of your presenting problem, your story, and your goals of therapy.

Your psychologist will then discuss potential treatment plans with you in line with evidence-based practice and collaboratively decide on the treatment path forward.

Do you offer telehealth appointments?

Thriving Thoughts Psychological Consulting is pleased to offer telehealth, please discuss this with us during the initial 15-minute triage call.