Guided by Horses sessions
Guided by Horses sessions are available for individuals or couples (or any ‘group’ of two) and can also be combined with room-based therapy.
Group sessions may be available on request but will depend on how your needs will work with my herd. We can also arrange group sessions with your own herd.
You will need a referral from a GP or psychiatrist to access bulk-bill services, however you can self-refer for full fee paying sessions.
Guided by my Herd
Individual and Couple Sessions
The full fee rate for sessions with my herd is $140 per hour for individuals and $220 per hour for couples. Health care card holders not eligible for Better Access are charged in line with the Medicare rebate ($85 per individual session).
I provide no-gap, bulk-billed sessions under the Better Access initiative for health care card holders. If you do not have a health care card there will be a small out of pocket expense. The Medicare rebate is currently $84.80 leaving a gap payment of $55.20 which is payable at the time of your appointment. Should you be experiencing financial hardship but are ineligible for a health care card, please call me to discuss your situation.
Your GP or psychiatrist will determine if you are eligible to receive treatment under a mental health care plan. You may like to refer them to the Referral Information page to help them make an informed decision about this approach. Treatment under Better Access entitles you to up to 10 sessions per calendar year (an initial six sessions follow by the possibility of a further four sessions on consultation with your referring doctor).
If you are experiencing any of these conditions then you may be eligible for treatment under Better Access:
- alcohol use disorder
- anxiety disorders
- adjustment disorder
- attention-deficit disorder
- bereavement disorder
- bipolar disorder
- conduct disorder
- co-occurring anxiety and depression
- drug use disorder
- eating disorders
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- panic disorder
- phobic disorder
- post traumatic stress disorder
- psychotic disorders
- sexual disorders
- sleep disorders
I accept DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) as payment upon receiving a referral from your GP, specialist, or hospital discharge planner. There is no out of pocket expense for these services.
Horse Wisdom Program
The Horse Wisdom Program is the signature program of the Equine Psychotherapy Institute and is done as six individual sessions or a one day workshop. This workshop is ideal for personal development and/or skills building. Six key themes are explored – awareness, boundaries, thinking, feeling, relationships and facing life’s challenges. The program can also be customised to suit individual needs. Cost is $750 for the single workshop or individual sessions when paid upfront, however normal session rates apply if you pay as you go.
Guided by your Herd
If you have your own horses and would like to conduct your sessions with them, standard session rates apply plus travel. These sessions are not able to be bulk-billed due to travel costs, however rebates may be available under Better Access. If you have cover for psychology under Private Health then our sessions will receive a rebate.
*Rebates can not be claimed from Medicare and Private Health for the same session.