Practice Information

Below is a summary of information on sessions, fees, rebates, location, and telehealth.
Further details are in my practice information sheet, linked here.

For enquiries and bookings please contact me on
0421 775 909 or info@drcarldreher.com.au

Sessions

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic I am providing in-person, video and phone consults (telehealth).
  • I consult in Mount Hawthorn on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • In-hours appointments are available 12:30-4:30pm weekdays.
  • Limited out-of-hours appointments are available weekdays 4:30-6:45pm, Saturdays 10:45am-5pm, and public holidays by request.
  • Directions and parking information are available below in the Locations section.
  • I do not offer crisis support. Please see the Crisis Helplines tab here.

Fees

  • My standard fee is $267 for a 50-minute consult, informed by Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommended rates.
  • Out-of-hours appointments are $35 more.
  • This gives a co-payment of $137.45 (in-hours) and $172.45 (out-of-hours) with a GP Mental Health Treatment/Care Plan or an Eating Disorder Plan.
  • Informed by APS recommendations, non-attendance and late cancellation fees apply, as described in my practice information sheet.
  • To avoid a fee, please give 8 or more days’ notice when cancelling/rescheduling.
  • This is a private billing practice. All fees are due in full during the appointment.

Rebates

  • Private health and Medicare rebates are available.
  • Private health insurance funds may provide in-person and telehealth rebates for psychology. Please clarify your plan’s coverage with your provider.
  • Medicare rebates for telehealth are available by referral from your Doctor with a Mental Health Treatment/Care Plan or an Eating Disorder Plan. You can also consult your Doctor by video or phone.
  • Clients with a Mental Health Treatment/Care Plan or an Eating Disorder Plan currently receive a rebate of $129.55 for a 50-minute consultation with a Clinical Psychologist.
  • For your convenience, I can process your Medicare rebates for you using Halaxy online payments (which uses Braintree, a global payments system owned by PayPal).

Location and Telehealth

Mount Hawthorn:

  • On Anzac, 58 Anzac Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016.
  • Entry is at the rear of the building where there is also free parking.
  • When driving, please enter and leave from Oxford St via the laneway next to Aubrey Rose Bridal. Click here for pictures of parking directions.

Telehealth:

  • In addition to in-person appointments, I provide the flexibility of video and phone consults (telehealth).
  • I offer telehealth support for professionals living in rural/remote areas.
  • I use a secure, privacy compliant telehealth platform, doxy.me. If we have a telehealth booking, reach me here.

COVID-19 Safe Plan & Psychological Services in the New Normal

  • In living with COVID-19 in community transmission in WA, we each have a responsibility to make the right decisions for our own health/wellbeing, while considering the health/wellbeing of our loved ones and the community.
  • We all have people in our networks whose health is at greater risk due to COVID-19 (e.g., those who are unvaccinated, over 70, currently/recently pregnant, immunocompromised, smoking, or have certain health conditions or other risk factors, please consult your GP and also see here).
  • I want you to have the option of in-person appointments as much as safely possible.
  • So my COVID Safe Plan aims to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk in the practice, which can otherwise stop in-person sessions.
  • My COVID Safe Plan considers your health risks regarding COVID-19, behavioural approaches, and telehealth (video/phone).
  • As an ethical responsibility, I support people to make effective decisions for their health and wellbeing.
  • If for any reason you do not wish to wear a mask in person, are unvaccinated, or have a known circumstance that places your health (or someone you have close contact with) at greater risk from COVID-19, then we can discuss what options might be safe and appropriate (e.g., telehealth, or if telehealth is not suitable for your circumstances, other services & consulting your GP).

Areas I do not work with

  • It is important to find a service that is a good enough fit for your needs.
  • My practice is likely not a good fit for people who present with the following conditions:
  • psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders, drug and alcohol use disorders, family domestic violence, intellectual disability, and suicidal or self-harming behaviours.
  • If any of these apply, please see the resources tab of this website for ways to find other services that are a good fit for your needs, which includes discussing with your GP.
  • I am here if you have any queries.