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BEACON Psychology – Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not addressed below, please call our friendly staff on (08)6404 3988 and they will be happy to direct your confidential query.

 

You can view availability and make an online appointment on the website, from either the Home or Appointments / Contact page. Just click on the ‘BOOK ONLINE’ button,  or call 6404 3988  between 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday.
BEACON Psychology is located at:

Suite 4, Beaumaris Commercial Centre, 62 Constellation Drive, Ocean Reef WA 6027

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:45am until 5:30pm.
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45am until 6:45pm.
No referral is required to see a psychologist, unless you wish to claim a rebate from Medicare.
Payment is due at the end of each session. Payment is by Debit Card via eftpos and HICAPS terminals are available which can be used to process your Medicare or private health insurance claims at the time of your session.
With the exception of the first Couples session, (which is 90 minutes), all sessions at BEACON Psychology practice are 60 minutes.
Fees vary depending on the type of session.  A full list of current fees can be viewed here on the website ‘Fees’ page.
Medicare rebates are $88.25 per session (with a Psychologist) or $129.55 (with a Clinical Psychologist). Because of the different fee structure, the out-of-pocket expense (the Gap) is nearly the same for clients whether they attend a Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist. You must have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP in order to receive the Medicare rebate. Medicare do not provide rebates for couples or relationship counselling.
A HICAPS terminal is available to process your private health claim at the time of your consultation. Please check with your provider for details on your level of cover and eligibility to claim.
50% of the booked appointment practitioner’s fee is charged, if you cancel your appointment less than one business day before the scheduled appointment time, or if you fail to show up for your appointment.

What is the difference between a psychologist with general registration and a clinical psychologist?

When you seek help from a psychologist, you might see a psychologist with general registration, or one who also has a specific ‘area of practice endorsement’, such as clinical psychology All psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, meet education, training, ethical and professional standards, and undertake ongoing training and professional development.

Psychologists with general registration (over 60% of Australia’s psychologists) have a minimum of six years of university training and supervised experience and build on that with ongoing education. Psychologist with an area of practice endorsement, such as a Clinical Psychologist, usually has additional university qualifications and supervised training in that specific area. In practice, the type of psychologist who is right for you depends on a range of factors including the area you may need help with, the specific skills and experience of your psychologist and feeling comfortable with your therapist. Whichever type of psychologist, you should expect the same quality of care, ethical behaviour and standards of practice.

Both the Beaumaris Commercial Centre and adjacent Beaumaris Shopping Centre have a large number of parking bays available. Disabled parking bays are also conveniently located.

 

Call 000 if you feel someone is at risk.

Below are links to some additional Emergency and Support Websites. Click on a link to be directed to the website.

Mental Health Emergency Response 1300 555 788 (Metro) or 1800 676 822 (Peel)
Lifeline 13 11 14
beyondblue 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 
Alcohol and Drug Support Line 
08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (Country)

Parent and Family Drug Support Line
08 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203 (Country)

 

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BEACON Psychology

Suite 4, Beaumaris Commercial Centre

62 Constellation Drive

Ocean Reef WA 6027

OPEN HOURS

BEACON Psychology

Monday: 8:45am – 5:30pm

Tuesday: 8:45am – 6:45pm

Wednesday: 8:45am-5:30pm

Thursday: 8:45am – 6:45pm

Friday: 8:45am – 5:30pm

CONTACT

Tel: (08) 6404 3988

admin@beaconpsychology.com