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Psychology and Living

We are a small suburban practice in Brisbane at The Gap. The two principals are Peter Pacey and Liliana Pacey. Peter is available for consultations most weekdays and Liliana is currently unavailable.

Our Services Business Hours.

Psychologists and Telehealth/Telephone Medicare Consultations

CoronaVirus Update

Due to the unfolding Coronavirus situation this practice is now offering Telehealth consultations either via video such as Skype, WhatsApp or Viber and via Telephone where clinically appropriate. Government requirements are that telehealth consultations must be bulk billed for Commonwealth concession card holders, children under 16 years of age, and patients who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. You will still need a referral, or an already existing referral, such as a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or other plans e.g. Eating Disorders, Pregnancy Support, Chronic Illness.

This practice will still see people for face to face consultations, provided that you aren't compromised in any way by the Coronavirus

In relation to any of the above, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Psychologists and Medicare

Since 1st November 2006 Medicare Rebates have been available for treatment of mental disorders by all registered psychologists who have been granted a Medicare Provider Number by Medicare Australia.

To receive treatment under the new Medicare Items you must be referred to a Psychologist by a General Practitioner (GP), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. Your GP will need to complete a mental health treatment plan before referring you. If you are seeking a referral please tell your GPs receptionist when you book your session as a slightly longer appointment will be necessary.

The current situation is that in any one calendar year, clients are allowed a maximum of 10 single consultations plus 10 consultations as a member of a group.

Of course you may continue seeing a psychologist after you have used all your Medicare visits but you will then only be covered by you Health Insurer. We are registered with Medicare and with all the major health insurance providers in Australia.

Before visiting any psychologist you can check their current registration status here.

Medicare Pregnancy Support

In addition to the Mental Disorder Medicare items referred to above, there are specific items for Pregnancy Support for eligible practitioners. Our practitioner has completed the eligibility criteria, as a result we are able to offer our clients up to 3 Medicare Rebatable sessions for Pregnancy Support Counselling. The Medicare items are applicable to women who are concerned about either a current pregnancy, or one that occurred in the previous 12 months. A referral from a GP is needed to see a Psychologist for this counselling.

Business Hours

We are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Evening appointments can also be arranged if needed.

If you are interested in making an appointment please see our list of Services. We always recommend you call us initially to make an appointment as we would like to have a short conversation just to ascertain our mutual suitability. Of course, if you have been referred by another party, then this is probably not needed.

Email: Psychology and Living.

Phone: (07) 3300-5265

Mobile: 046688-2442

SMS: Tap to SMS