Fees & Referrals

Kate accepts self-referrals by phone or email; a referral from your doctor is not required.

Kate is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and a Member of the Australia Association of Social Workers and therefore most clients are eligible to a Medicare Rebate for sessions.

To obtain a Medicare Rebate, clients need to contact their General Practitioner and book a longer or “double appointment”. At this appointment, the client can discuss their mental health difficulties and request a “Mental Health Care Plan” with a referral to Kate O’Donovan at Mount Lawley Counselling Practice.

A Mental Health Care Plan provides Medicare Rebates for 6 sessions per calendar year plus a further 4 sessions after a review by their General Practitioner (10 maximum per calendar year).  


Fees 2015Medicare Rebate 2015
Individuals$160 $74.80
Couples $180 No rebate available
Families $180 No rebate available


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