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Jean is an experienced mental health practitioner with a masters degree in clinical counselling and therapy including individual, relationship, family, and group therapy. She has over 20 years' experience in the public mental health service as a skilled mental health clinician, with extensive training in focused psychological strategies.  She has a Christian world view and has studied Christian counselling at post graduate level including Christian marriage and family counselling.



Master Social Work majoring in counselling & therapy)

Grad Diploma Human Services (counselling)

Bachelor of Social Work

BA App.Science.

Dip Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy 

Certificate Uncommon Psychotherapy 

AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSW) are registered Medicare providers with extensive postgraduate training and experience in the field of mental health. Your treatment will involve a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and Medicare approved evidence based focused psychological strategies. 





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A Medicare rebate is available if you are eligible for a Mental Health Treatment Plan, with written referral from your GP.

To schedule an appointment please ask your GP to provide a Mental Health Treatment Plan with referral to this practice. Jean Chaney AMHSW Hill Top Counselling   



Standard sessions are 60 minutes .

 In rooms :  Fee  $180 (Gap cost to the client after Medicare rebate is applied) = $97.70   per session


Telehealth session: Fee $180 (Gap after Medicare rebate) = $97.70 per session


Private counselling may qualify for insurance rebates for the following insurers. HCF, BUPA, TEACHERS HEALTH

Private Counselling:   * no referral needed *

Individual Full Fee $150 per session

Relationship Counselling $190 per session (usually 90 minutes) 

Family Therapy $190 per session (usually 90 minutes) 

NB *** Hill Top Centre is a NO CASH practice ****

Fees are preferred payable in full on the day of consultation by EFTPOS,

Fees can also be paid by Bank Transfer. 

Your Medicare rebate can be refunded directly into your bank account for your convenience.

Outreach counselling is also available in certain circumstances. Eg. disability, or nursing home patients. 

According to Medicare guidelines registered providers may charge fees at their personal discretion. Current Australian Association of Social Workers' recommended rate for Individual or Family Therapy is $240.00 for a 50-60 minute session.  At Hill Top Centre the fees are well below industry standards to assure affordability for those in need of mental health counselling. Your session fees also include psychoeducational materials, support letters, liaison with referring practitioners, or external agencies, at no extra cost to you. 



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