Services offered through Secure Start include:
- Psychological intervention for children, teens and families;
- Consultancy services in child protection, out-of-home care, and mental health service provision;
- Teaching, training, and supervision; and
- Program development, implementation and evaluation.
Colby’s Fees when providing a psychotherapy service are:
Standard Fee: $200 per 55-minute consultation (Medicare Rebate $128.40***)
Concession Rate (for holders of a current Health Care Card): $150 per 55-minute consultation (Medicare Rebate $128.40****)
*Please note that Secure Start/Colby Pearce is not accepting new therapy referrals at this time.
**You may be able to access a rebate through your private health fund. The size of this rebate varies from fund to fund.
***With a valid Mental Health Treatment Plan from your General Medical Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are concerned about your capacity to pay our fees, please speak to us directly about this so we can discuss your options.
****With a valid Mental Health Treatment Plan from your General Medical Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. For more information, click on the following link: Medicare Fact Sheet.
A Minimum of twenty-four (24) hours prior notice is required for cancelling an appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than twenty-four hours prior notice will attract a $30 cancellation fee, payable at your next appointment. This fee will also be charged if you do not arrive for your appointment.
Child Custody and Contact Matters
Secure Start is no longer accepting any referrals to conduct assessments or provide therapy in child custody and contact matters.
Fees for Training, Supervision, Mentoring, Program Development, and Evaluation
Colby’s hourly, half-day and full-day fees for training and supervision are agreed by prior arrangement.