Teenage Self-Harm – Leia Redman

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

Teenage Self-Harm: Self-harm is used by some teenagers to cope with emotional pain. Self-harm is when a teenager intentionally harms themselves and the most common method is cutting or burning the skin. Teenagers who self-harm often feel ashamed and keep it a secret. Self-Harm occurs with both males and females.

Psychological Therapy Approach: Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For the treatment of Self-Harm, understanding contributing factors can help parents and teenagers work on alleviating pressure from their lives. Therapy specifically for teenagers will focus on an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, that will include: Understanding why they self-harm; addressing any trauma that is associated with the self-harm; learning to process the emotional pain in more helpful ways; learning to deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings rather than using self-harm as a distraction tool; Emotional Regulation Skills; building a positive self-image; values and goal setting; rebuilding relationships through communication which may involve joint session/s with the teenager and their parent/s. Specific Parent Strategies are an important component of therapy and will be provided during the sessions.

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.

Phobias – Joey Tai

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

Phobias:  Do you have a particular phobia which is blocking your ability to enjoy your life? Perhaps it is a fear of something specific – or even a fear of people. These phobias can be a very disruptive presence in your life and it can be highly debilitating.

Phobias develop from all kinds of reasons and it is vital that one first understands how the phobia developed in order to fully address it. Phobias can often be indicative of underlying fears or difficulties, which the individual may not even be aware of. A Psychologist can help  in uncovering these fears, and assist you to fully address and correct certain thoughts and feelings associated with the phobia.

Counselling Approach:  Sessions with Joey are first of all open and relaxed, with the emphasis on the client and understanding how he or she views the world. Experiencing and exploring the different phobias and fears, coupled with making slight adjustments in order to manage the phobia, help the individual begin to overcome their phobia in a gradual and steady manner. Sessions with Joey allow the individual to develop greater self-understanding and with that information in hand, the ability to address and adapt their lives accordingly.

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

Postnatal Depression – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Postnatal Depression:  A mother herself, Amanda understands the challenges of welcoming a new baby into the family, as well as the physical and psychological impacts. Depression can strike even before baby is born, as well as in the months following birth.

With a friendly and down to earth approach to counselling, Amanda creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and enact positive change.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

Amanda Hansen Brisbane PsychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

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

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Mens Health – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Men’s Health Counselling: Traditionally, men are often brought up to “be tough and strong”. Men often feel that we are expected to handle issues by ourselves without seeking for help from others. This can make us to feel embarrassed for seeking help and support. But, in reality, men should actively seek for support when it is necessary because nobody can hand every issue by himself.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Rose Gillett

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

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Adolescents are in a period of transition from childhood to adulthood, and while they may feel they know all they need to, parents know the struggle of guiding them safely through this turbulent time. Rose has experience working with teenagers experiencing a range of difficulties, from transitioning schools, to bullying, motivational difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief and loss, and eating problems.

Counselling Approach: Rose understands the importance of the adolescent’s transitioning life stage, and the need for their cooperation in the therapy process, and works hard to provide a warm, understanding environment for them to open up and work on issues collaboratively. Rose believes resilience, communication skills, confidence and problem solving skills are essential for growth into a well-rounded adult.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!

Solution Focused Therapy – Claire Pang

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

Solution-Focused Therapy:  A brief and goal-directed approach, Solution-Focused Therapy builds upon the client’s resources. The aim is to help clients achieve their preferred outcomes by shifting focus on their strengths, qualities, solutions and unique strategies. They can then begin to discard unhelpful attitudes and behaviours.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist, whose preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent 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

 

Mindfulness – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a practice with ancient roots. It has been found to have many positive physical and mental health effects and has been incorporated into many therapies currently to help clients cope with internal experiences in an accepting way that promotes resilience and full engagement with life. Minduflness has been found to be particularly helpful for mood and anxiety disorders such as PTSD.

Counselling Approach: I will often bring mindfulness into therapy early in treatment to assist clients in distress in the therapy room, and give them an active skill to practice at home to increase distress tolerance. I have found mindfulness assists with getting out of unhelpful thought patterns and chronic pain as well as helping keep focus on goal-oriented behaviours. I regularly use mindfulness in my own life and so have real world application to share with clients.

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!

Pre-Marriage Counselling – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Pre-Marriage Counselling:  So much time and energy is spent preparing and planning for a wedding! However many couples don’t consider planning for the marriage that follows, by having pre-marriage counselling. Studies show that couples who engage in pre-marriage counselling are between 70-80% better off than those who don’t (Bambling, 2007). In addition, counselling before the wedding can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help with their marriage further down the road – giving them the best chance of a long-lasting and connected relationship.

Counselling Approach: In pre-marriage counselling, Amanda‘s focus is on providing a safe place for the couple to discuss a range of important and intimate topics related to marriage, such as finances, beliefs and values, roles in marriage, sex and intimacy, dealing with anger, and decision making. The couple are given the opportunity to compare and clarify expectations, strengthen communication skills, explore conflict resolution strategies, and set goals (both individual and relationship-orientated) for the future.

Amanda Hansen PsychCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

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

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Japanese Counselling – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Japanese Counselling:  It is easier for people to talk about personal issues in their own language with a therapist who has extensive experience in supporting Japanese people who struggle with life challenges in Australia. Japanese counselling provides a safe place for Japanese people to confidentially discuss and find ways of dealing with a wide range of social and psychological challenges.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!