Frequently Asked Questions

Got some questions? Here's some answers!
This page contains Frequently Asked Questions, if your questions are still not answered, please contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be able to help you.



Why should I see an ACT therapist?
ACT is the most modern and effective form of CBT. We know that the specific psychological processes we move in ACT therapy actually make the difference. ACT Therapists know the most effective, proven ways to help you achieve your goals – whether that’s improving your relationship with your loved ones, managing anxiety, or thousands more. Your goal could be achieving peak performance, for example ACT training has been helped Australian Olympians, golfers, tennis players and top AFL and NRL teams!
How much does it cost?

GP referrals are required for psychiatrist appointments, and GP Better Access Mental Health Care Plan are required for psychologist appointments. Medicare rebates available and there is also a “gap fee” payable for each session.


Psychologist gap fees: Hour-long appointments with our psychologists incur an out of pocket expense of up to $110 depending on the individual therapist after Medicare rebate. For concession cardholders this out of pocket expense is about half that.


Psychiatrist gap fees: Hour-long appointments with our ACT expert psychiatrist have an out of pocket expense of about $198 for the initial session ($267 if it’s a “one-off” appointment for comprehensive assessment, and management plan), and just under $160 out of pocket for subsequent hourly sessions. For concession cardholders this out of pocket expense is about $120 for initial, and $90 thereafter.

Please note a $150 deposit is required for an initial assessment with Dr Purssey. The deposit will be non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice.


Full fees (including Medicare component) are payable at the time of appointment by EFTPOS, Credit Card or cash, AND instant online Medicare rebating of all the fee except the “out-of-pocket expense” is available at the Centre. Please call our receptionists on 3193 1072 with any queries.

How can I get Medicare rebates?
All our therapists are registered to allow for Medicare rebates. To find out how you may access Medicare Rebates, please call us on 3193 1072.
Will my private health insurance cover me?
Brisbane ACT Centre therapists are registered with private health insurers, allowing applicable rebates. Contact your insurer for specific information.
Are there concessional rates?
Please call 3193 1072 to make an appointment. All therapists offer concessional rates at their discretion for those who have difficulties with full fee.