P sychotherapy is similar to counselling in that a person seeks relief from discomfort in their life. Many of the same symptoms as a person seeks counselling for will be evident when a person seeks psychotherapy. However, the approach is a bit different with deeper issues of a persons character being explored, perhaps childhood issues, inclusion of somatic (body) awareness, emotional content and even more important the relationship between client and therapist by central. All these issues make psychotherapy a longer process but with a deeper exploration. This is likely to make change occur at a deeper characterlogical level rather than a symptom level.
Medicare will rebate the same as counselling – 10 sessions at $84.80 per session when a Mental Health Care Plan is provided by a doctor.