Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett       Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT is a therapy with a strong evidence-base for working with personality disorders, emotion dysregulation and suicidality. Trauma and difficulties in early life can set us up for disrupted adulthood, DBT focuses on a strong set of skills learning and application to regulate daily living, tolerate distress and manage interpersonal relationships to improve wellbeing and quality of life.

Counselling Approach: Using DBT, I help people with complex issues manage patterns of behaviour emanating from extreme distress to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and improve interpersonal skills. Using these skills to regulate daily living, positive life goals can be set and worked towards. I find this therapy particularly helpful when my clients experience difficulties with self-harming behaviours, addictions and suicidality.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Positive Psychology – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Positive Psychology:  The goal of positive psychology is to create a rich and meaningful life. It is possible to do this while still experiencing a degree of anxiety or depression. Many people in my experience avoid short term negative feelings that will prevent them experiencing long term happiness.

Counselling Approach: Find deep, authentic happiness by using acceptance and commitment therapy.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129


Depression – Susanne Gilmour

Susanne Gilmour     Quals: BA, Cert Teach, Grad Dip Social Science, Grad Dip Psych, MAPS.

Depression: Depression has many causes, types and has different characteristics, depending on possible interactions between inherent and situational factors, gender, age and individual history.

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour will thoroughly assess all possible causal factors before deciding with the client what therapeutic approach to take. The client and their treating GP or psychiatrist might decide that medication will be helpful, but extended psychological treatment has been shown to significantly reduce the intensity and reduce the possibility of depression recurring. Susanne provides empathic counseling to explore client experiences and background, and utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy if the depression is long term and resistant to other approaches, to help clients return to good health.

Susanne Gilmour (1)

Availability: Usually 1- 2 weeks.. Evening appointments available.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $180/hr. Initial appointments $220. Medicare and health rebates available.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book Susanne Gilmour online today.


Sex Therapist – Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan      Quals: B Psych (Hons), MA (Marriage & Family Therapy)

Sex Therapist: Many couples experience problems in their sexual relationship. There can be:

  • difficulties in communicating their innermost desires and hopes;
  • differences in levels of sexual desire;
  • low sexual desire in one or both partners;
  • difficulties in the male achieving and/or maintaining an erection;
  • the problem of the male experiencing premature ejaculation;
  • difficulties in the female achieving orgasm;
  • the problem of either partner experiencing concerns and anxieties regarding the sexual behaviour of the other;
  • difficulties in expressing and receiving tenderness and affection during love-making;
  • the problem of partners experiencing awkwardness and embarrassment in their sexual communication.

The sexual relationship of a couple is very vulnerable to stress, anxiety and miscommunication. Problems in the sexual relationship are often one of the first indicators of more general problems in the couple’s relationship and conversely sexual difficulties can be the cause of more general relationship problems.

Counselling Approach: Matthew’s approach to sex therapy is to reassure both partners that neither is at fault, but rather to explain that most sexual difficulties arise out of lack of knowledge, misunderstanding and anxiety. Although very distressing, these can in most cases be fairly easily rectified. Matthew creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere allowing his clients to speak candidly about their concerns. Sex therapy is normally a fairly short term process with most clients experiencing substantial improvement within five to six sessions.

Current Availability: Usually within 1 week. Weekday and evening appointments.

Fees: Initial appointment $240; standard appointments $195. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception.

Practice Location: 3/ 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Matthew Ryan online today!

Website: http://matthewryanpsychology.com

Interview Preparation – Nicole Wimmer

Nicole Wimmer      Quals: B Sc (Psych), MA (Psych), PG Cert Mgmt, Grad Dip Safety Science, MAPS.

Interview Preparation: Are you looking for a new job? Are you returning to the workforce after a period or absence e.g, caring for children or after an injury? Or are you putting off looking, because you are terrified of interviews?

Interview anxiety can prevent you from taking the next step in your career. It can also cause you to stay in a job that you are not happy with, further dwindling your self-esteem and in some cases even leading to depression.

A Psychologist can help you to learn strategies to assist with managing anxiety during interviews.

Counselling Approach: Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Fees:   Usually $180/hr and inital appointments $220 hr. Medicare and health rebates may apply.  Evening appointments available.  For reduced rates please contact reception.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

Nicole Wimmer psychologist

Practice Location:

Brisbane – 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.
Gold Coast – The Lakeside Rooms, Suite 9, North Building, Robina East Quay, 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina


Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online.
Gold Coast – (07) 5562 0466

Anxiety Disorders – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety, which is a normal human condition, can result in the triggering of what of known as the fight or flight response. Panic, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorders are issues helped by therapy.

Counselling Approach: Evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the primary approach adopted to help deal with anxiety. Other therapy approaches will be utilised wherever necessary.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!


Multilingual Counselling – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Multilingual Counselling – Mandarin & Cantonese: Clinical Psychologist Claire Pang was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and has lived in Australia for over 23 years. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Counselling Approach: Drawing from her personal experience of life transitions as well as her professional background, Claire is skilled in helping people from various places and cultural backgrounds deal with significant life transitions and challenges. As an example, Claire helps people deal with the challenges of loss and integration that affect many people from different cultures.

Psychologist Claire Pang

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com


Postnatal Depression – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Postnatal Depression: Postnatal Depression is a clinical illness and not a character weakness. Feeling irritable, run down or anxious after the birth of your baby is not uncommon. If these feelings develop within weeks or even months of your baby being born, you may have PND. There is no need to suffer in silence. Visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later. If you are having any thought of harming yourself or your baby, it is important consult your doctor, local hospital or your local telephone directory for emergency support as soon as possible.

Counselling Approach: Mia focuses on interventions that are based on best available evidence integrated with individual client characteristics, culture and preferences. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy have been found to be effective with PND, as well as problem solving and expressive therapies. Mia focuses initially on techniques to allow you to regain some feelings of calm quickly, even after feeling quite overwhelmed. The aim is to find the style that suits you and allows you to make progress quickly and effectively.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr (inital appts $220). Evening  and Saturday appts available.  For information on hardship rates please contact reception.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!

Christian Counselling – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Christian Counselling: As a Youth and Young Adult’s Pastor, Joey is happy to provide therapy to Christians from a biblical perspective. If you are more comfortable with sharing your difficulties with a Christian psychologist and working according to the principles of God’s grace, Joey is able to provide such services.

Joey Tai (2)Counselling Approach: Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; you are free to share and delve deeper into your own personal life so as to understand and subsequently modify the factors which might have held you back in your personal relationships. Joey believes that everyone has a need to be listened to and in this process of attending to your personal sharing, he is able to provide helpful insights into why you may have difficulties in your relationships.

Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist