Fees

The Australian Psychological Society Recommended Fee is $246/hour (effective July 1st 2017).

Dr Belinda Ratcliffe’s ongoing therapy fees are much lower than this for patients referred under Medicare or via the NDIS.

All fees (effective February 2017) are reviewed regularly in line with industry price guides.

All patients attend an initial appointment.

  • Initial appointment  $263.35/ 50 minute appointment (includes 1 page follow-up letter). 

Ongoing Therapy Services

  • Therapy and/or training and/or behaviour support: $198.40/ 50 minutes
  • School visits: $245.80/50 minutes

Formal Assessment Services*

  • Autism Diagnostic Assessment (conducted over 3 appointments):  $1584
  • includes:
    • (1) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) (2 hours at clinic)
    • (2) Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) (3 hours at clinic)
    • (3) Comprehensive report with recommendations
    • (4) Parent feedback session to discuss results and recommendations (1 hour at clinic)
  • Cognitive/Developmental/ADHD Assessment (conducted over 3 appointments): $990
  •  includes:
    • (1) Cognitive/IQ or developmental assessment (1 hour at clinic)
    • (2) Parent interview and assessment of adaptive behaviour (1 hour at clinic)
    • (3) Comprehensive report with recommendations
    • (4) Parent feedback session (1 hour at clinic)
  • Combined Autism Diagnostic and Cognitive/Developmental Assessment (conducted over 4 appointments): $1980 includes:
    • (1) cognitive/IQ test or developmental assessment and/or assessment of adaptive behaviour (1 hour at clinic)
    • (2) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) (2 hours at clinic)
    • (3) Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) (3 hours at clinic)
    • (4) Comprehensive report with recommendations
    • (5) Parent feedback session (1 hour at clinic)
  • Family Court Reports 
    • Unavailable.

*The format of the formal assessment services is individualised to each patient and is discussed at the initial appointment

For further information about the NDIA please visit the NDIA website.

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For patients not able to access the NDIS, Belinda Ratcliffe is also an approved Clinical Psychology medicare provider. Partial medicare rebates may apply on fees for patients referred for clinical psychology services by a GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.

  • The current Medicare for Clinical Psychologists rebate is $124.50/ session for 6 sessions (and up to an additional 4 sessions following a review) per calendar year.

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Private Health fund rebates may apply for services not provided under the NDIS or Medicare. Patients are advised to check with their individual provider as private health fund rebates vary.

Clinical supervision fees:

  • $150 /hour + GST (For supervision over telephone/Skype or outside of the clinic)

Customised training and outreach clinics in regional/rural areas:


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