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Amy Howie, Psychologist

Welcome to Live Well Now Psychology and Health Solutions where our aim is to help you improve your health and well-being. We provide confidential, professional counselling services for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. We also prepare psychological reports and offer consultation and supervision to other health professionals.  We offer services through Medicare, Work Cover, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), private health, and we are a provider for Australian Defence Force personnel.

Live Well Now Psychology is a home based practice offering a comfortable and relaxed environment for you to be supported in your journey toward valued living. We are conveniently located in Shailer Park on the Southside of Brisbane, just off the motorway, half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Amy Howie is the Psychologist and Director of Live Well Now. She offers a supportive and non-judgmental  space for you to explore the changes you would like to make in your life. Amy has assisted many clients, across the lifespan, presenting with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief and personality disorders. She draws from evidence-based models of therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Consulting RoomAmy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Applied Psychology, is registered with the Australian Board of Psychology and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has over 17 years experience in a variety of government and non-government settings and has attended numerous workshops and conferences over the course of her career. Amy is dedicated to helping her clients achieve the best outcomes for their health and well-being and live a rich and meaningful life.

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Hours

Our hours are by appointment only. Most appointments are conducted in normal office hours from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  Some after hours and Saturday appointments are available upon request. After hours appointments are not available through the online booking system.

Booking an Appointment

Appointments  and enquiries can be made by:

To allow us to keep our consultation fees as low as possible we do not have a receptionist and are unable to take calls during consultations.  However, your enquiry is important to us so please leave a clear message and we will return your call as soon as possible, usually within an hour or two. A referral is  not required to make an appointment.

Fees

Initial individual counselling session (business hours) – $150

Subsequent individual counselling sessions (business hours) – $125

Initial individual counselling sessions (weekends/after hours) – $165

Subsequent individual counselling sessions (weekends/after hours) – $140

Initial session for couples/families (90 minutes) – $180 + $40 for online assessments

Subsequent sessions for couples – $150

Bulk billing or reduced fees may be available on request  for health care card holders. Please note that this service will only be available to a small number of clients at any one time and is not available for initial or couple sessions.

Please enquire for fees relating to Work Cover, Victims of Crime, insurance claims, EAP,  reports and clinical supervision.

Consultation fees are due at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, credit and Eftpos.  For your convenience we have HICAPS for rebates from participating private health fundsMedicare rebates can usually be processed at the time of your appointment via the Hicaps system and paid directly into your cheque/savings account with your Eftpos card. 

Rebates

A Medicare rebate of $84.80 is available  with a current Mental Health Care Plan and a referral from your GP.  The out of pocket (gap) expense after the Medicare rebate for individual sessions with a Care Plan is $40.20 per session. The Medicare rebate can be refunded to your Eftpos card at the time of your appointment.

Private health fund rebates can obtained at the time of your appointment via Hicaps. Please check with your fund for rebates and limits for psychology services.

Work Cover and Employee Assistance Program invoices can be billed directly to the company.

Cancellations

We understand that from time to time emergencies occur that prevent you being able to attend your scheduled appointment. However, last minute cancellations cost our business a lot in lost income and prevent others from accessing our services when needed. We therefore appreciate it if you can give us at least 2 days notice if you need to re-schedule. Same day cancellations will incur a 50% cancellation fee and non-attendance without notice will incur the full fee.  To help you avoid cancellation fees an SMS reminder will be sent to you the day before your appointment, but please set your own reminders.

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