Counselling is a collaborative relationship between the client and counsellor. It provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment to talk openly about your experiences, concerns and feelings.
Live Well embraces a range of approaches including but not limited to:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
And others – depending on the specific needs of individual clients.
Angela and Sarah offer either short-term or long-term general counselling for individuals and couples and have experience in working with a wide range of issues including:
– Relationship or parenting problems
– Separation and divorce
– Home and work related stress
– Domestic violence
– Rape and sexual assault
– Childhood sexual abuse
– Stress and stress related illness
– Health and sexuality concerns
– Life stage issues and transitions
– Grief and Loss
– Career and Workplace Challenges
– General issues
– Vicarious Trauma, Burnout & Compassion
The fee is $140 per session. Sessions are 1 hour in length. Double sessions are available on request. Medicare rebate available. We accept credit and debit cards, cheques and cash and full payment is required at the time of consultation. Please Note: We have the "Mediclear" system available at the Eastwood Practice which means clients can pay the full amount on the day and be reimbursed the Medicare rebate on that day into their cheque or savings account.
Cancellations and Missed Appointments
The scheduled appointment time is reserved for you. If you miss an appointment, or you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be billed a $50 cancellation fee. Medicare does not cover payment for missed appointments.
Angela and Sarah are recognised Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, registered with Medicare and have provider numbers. This means you are able to apply the Medicare rebate to the session fee.
When you obtain a referral from a GP, Medicare covers most of your fee ($74.80) with the exception of a $65.20 gap payment. Medicare's "Better Access to Mental Health Care" scheme provides this rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
Click here to find out how to get a Medicare referral from your GP.
Ph: (08) 8271 1827
Fax: (08) 8271 1801
Mobile: 0423 585 096
Evening and Saturday appointments available.