Managing Super-Mum Syndrome – Leia Redman

Leia Redman    Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Managing Super-Mum Syndrome: Becoming a mother can be a wonderful experience, full of a range of emotions and adjustments. Motherhood is often not talked about openly with regards to the challenges that many women face, e.g. developing a healthy, nurturing relationship with your children while also being the disciplinarian. Times have changed and many women are now working as well as running a household and being a parent and a wife. Social media often adds pressure by contributing to people feeling inadequate as they compare themselves to others. It’s important to remember that what you see on social media is often not a true representation of that person’s life, but a well-orchestrated façade. It is helpful to find a balance of what works best specific to your life and your family’s needs.

Psychological Therapy Approach: Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. Learning to take the pressure off yourself is helpful, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: identifying and understanding your own values/goals and getting on track with them, not what society or social media says you should do; burnout, depression and anxiety are all possible outcomes if you continue to ignore feeling overwhelmed. Getting professional help can put things in perspective, help you learn coping strategies and establish a routine that suits your family’s lifestyle; and learning to prioritise and nurture yourself so you can be around for as long as possible and live the meaningful life that you want.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

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!

 

Hypnotherapy – Dr Alistair Campbell

Dr Alistair Campbell    BA (Hons), M Psych (Clinical), PhD.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is one way for people to experience trance states. Trance is a normal altered state of consciousness. Trance is an effective way for people to communicate with their subconscious mind. The subconscious mind operates differently from the conscious mind. The subconscious mind processes emotions and understands at the level of global metaphors and images. The subconscious mind focuses especially on learning and taking over jobs to help the conscious mind by freeing it up to do other tasks.

Think of driving. This is a largely subconscious skill. Your subconscious deals with most of the driving so that your conscious mind can focus on other things- talking, listening to music, enjoying the scenery. Mostly that’s a good thing. Sometimes the subconscious mind takes on jobs that it shouldn’t. Sometimes it thinks it is helping when it’s not. Hypnosis is a way of showing you how to communicate with the subconscious mind so it is fully able to help you to achieve the things that are going to be of benefit to you.

Hypnosis is skill that we all have to some degree. It can be used to help with pretty much any situation that you can think of. Whatever your issues hypnosis can help you to learn how to use all aspects of your mind to their fullest capacity.

Approach to Hypnosis: I have been using hypnosis in therapy since 1996. I approach hypnotic trance as a usual and everyday human experience. I help you to learn how to access your ability for trance to enable you to communicate with your subconscious mind. Once you are able to do that it is possible to work out rapid and interesting ways of understanding and resolving the issues that you want to focus on.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. After hours available at both clinics and Sundays at Vision Psychology

Fees: $260-$150, depending on financial circumstances.

Appointments:

Mt Gravatt –  (07) 3088 5422, or Online Booking – Mt Gravatt
Loganholme –  (07) 3067 9129, or Online Booking – Loganholme

Happiness Development – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Happiness Development: Happiness is a goal of many clients entering therapy, wanting to be happy whether all of the time or most of the time is an expectation in life which is not always fulfilled. If happiness is a focus, therapy to enhance happiness levels may be a priority. Happiness can be developed through therapy using the therapeutic alliance to focus on your unconscious feelings and defences which may be preventing the happiness you seek.

Counselling Approach: In Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) we work together to identify the unconscious defences which prevent you living the best life you can, and blocking the path to happiness. Using ISTDP we challenge these defences to get to the complex emotions underneath and clear old emotional pain, allowing you greater access to the internal experience of happiness.Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologist

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!

Family Therapy – Cobus Kleynhans

Cobus Kleynhans     Quals: BA (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)

Family Therapy: Clinical Psychologist Cobus Kleynhans has undertaken specialist training in the techniques and practice of Brief Therapy and systemic Couples and Family Therapy. He can assist with a range of family issues, including blended family challenges, separation and divorce, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, enhancing emotional attunement with your child/ren, and adjusting to change.

Counselling Approach: In therapy, Cobus uses mindfulness-based practices to help individuals and couples to become aware of their attachment styles; these attachment styles are established in the early childhood dynamic between the primary care giver and child. The therapeutic aim with some individuals and couples is to make visible and revise the way they typically relate to their partners, parents, children, colleagues and even to their own experiences of themselves and the world, thereby creating new possibilities for connecting with others.

Cobus KleynhansAvailability: Usually within one week.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Hardships rates may be available.  Please call reception

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

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online.

Burnout – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Burnout:  The key features of burnout are exhaustion, lack of motivation and feeling like you aren’t making a difference. In a job it means you basically stop caring about what you do. For example workers in a customer service role no longer care about the people they are paid to be nice too.

Counselling Approach: My key message with burnout is prevention is better than cure. I teach people to develop an internal “burnout radar” that lets them know when they are approaching serious burnout. I use techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy to help the client to make changes in their life.

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

 

Seniors Counselling – Dr David Wells

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

Seniors Counselling: Dr David Wells is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in the field of Geropsychology – that is, working with older people and their families, to help them maintain wellbeing, overcome problems and achieve maximum potential during later life. In addition to several years of experience working as a psychologist overseas, David brings much life experience to his professional role.

Counselling Approach: David strives to provide a safe environment for his clients where they can explore their issues and, with assistance, develop new techniques. The aim is for clients to have a happier life, as they reach their relationship, personal and life goals.

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!

Eating Disorders – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Eating Disorders: When working with eating disorders, a strong link to perfectionism has become clear. Managing food and weight can become an extension of needing to be “perfect” or control the uncontrolled. Focus on food is used as a tool for avoidance of the internal experience and strong emotions which arise. Eating disorders are often syntonic, this means the sufferer will fight for the disorder as it giving them what they seek, and direct confrontation with eating disorder behaviour will elicit defiance or compliance, neither of which will alter the behaviour.

Counselling Approach: In working with eating disorders, strong attention needs to be paid to the perfectionism system and gains the client gets from eating disordered behaviour. No change will occur when the eating disorder is a ‘good thing’ and so work must first focus on identifying the costs. Following this, the client will be counselled in good nutrition and emotion regulation tools to help them face the emotions which have been avoided.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent 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!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Joey Tai

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

Teenagers: Joey specialises in working with teenagers and young people, to explore and address some of the inner conflicts which may be manifesting in outward behavioural and relationship difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Joey is experienced in working with adolescents and young adults. Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; as he firmly believes that everyone has a need to be listened to.

Joey Tai (2)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