My aim is to help people live meaningful and purposeful lives, and to help them build the confidence and skills to manage the inevitable obstacles that come along the way.
I have 15 years of experience in using evidence-based psychological therapies. I have a calm approach and a genuine curiosity in how to be the best help to each individual.
Confidence Psychology provides a quiet and comfortable space where you will be fully heard.
*Please note that currently I work with individuals only, not with couples or families.
Psychological Support - Fees and Rebates
All sessions are 50-55 minutes. The fee is $190 per session. You may be eligible for a rebate, as listed below.
Medicare Better Access to Mental Health referrals from General Practitioners (GPs) and Psychiatrists
The current Medicare rebate for a 50-minute session is $93.35. Only one rebate can be claimed per day. Payment of the full fee is expected at the time of your appointment. The Medicare rebate is processed online on the same day of your appointment, and will go into your bank account that is linked with Medicare.
If you have a GP referral please ask your GP to send your referral via the secure platform Medical Objects to Ingrid Schults (Provider #471039BL) or via efax (+61 7 3112 3912). If a referral is not received in advance of your first appointment, please make sure you bring it along on the day to be eligible for your rebate.
The availability of Bulk Bill appointments is very limited due to high costs of providing a psychology service. Requests for Bulk Billing will be considered on a case by case basis and only for clients who receive a Centrelink payment as their primary source of income.
Please note if you have Private Health Insurance and a Medicare referral you cannot use private health to pay the gap for a Medicare-subsidised appointment. You can choose whether to use your Private Health insurance or your GP referral.
Self-managed and plan-managed NDIS referrals are accepted. Confidence Psychology charges the standard NDIS rate for psychology session which is currently $214.14 per hour. This rate reflects the greater complexity in reporting and administration for NDIS clients.
I provide services for Employee Assistance Programs for small or large organisations.
Private Health and self-funded clients
If you have a Private Health membership, it is a good idea to contact your Provider to see if you are covered for Psychology, as each individual plan is different. The amount of subsidy also differs with each individual plan.
Workcover and Comcare referrals
Confidence Psychology accepts Workcover or ComCare referrals. Your Workcover or ComCare client number and relevant details (e.g., your case Manager’s name and contact number) are required at the time of booking so that your appointments can be scheduled to meet your approved requirements.
DVA referrals are accepted. When you first book in please provide your QSM Gold or White Card number and expiry date.
Video and phone appointments are available. Please indicate this at the time of booking. For a Telehealth session, the psychologist will take your payment at the start of the session. If you have a GP referral, Medicare rebates are processed into your bank account asap after your session.