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!

Separation and Divorce – Claire Pang

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

Separation and Divorce: Separation and divorce can be highly stressful and often leaves the separating couple, their children and family members on an emotional roller coaster. When one partner has decided to leave and the other does not, the initiators may seek relief from feeling guilty of hurting his or her partner. On the other hand, the non-initiators often respond with a sense of shock, disbelief and helplessness over the decision process when they first hear that their relationship is over.

Counseling can offer a chance to examine the relationship without blaming each other. Once both parties acknowledge that their relationship is over, mourning the loss can leave both feeling profoundly lonely, sad and angry. In addition to the grieving process, the separating couple also faces many transition challenges ahead such as custody arrangements, financial settlements, re-establishing social networks and learning to be single again.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success. In the case of separation counselling, she adopts an integrated approach with a range of effective relationship counselling techniques to help couples and individuals defuse emotional distress, enhance effective communication with their spouse, facilitate co-parenting, enhance decision-making abilities and develop self-confidence in being single again.

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.


Intergenerational Conflict – Leonie Sanders

Leonie Sanders       Quals: Dip Mgt, B Psych (Hons), M Org Psych, MAPS

Intergenerational Conflict: For the past 100 years, each new generation has been christened with a title to denote their place in history. Each generation is shaped by the influence of their parents and families and the events and trends occurring around them. Intergenerational conflict today can be found in how middle aged adults balance the needs of caring for their children on the one hand and their ageing parents on the other. Even within the generation conflict occurs when it is perceived that there is an unfair sharing of responsibilities by siblings for ageing parents followed by settlement issues with deceased estates.

Counselling Approach: Leonie uses a combination of Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to develop an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed, and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve the desired outcomes.

(In home consultations available for clients living in the southern region of Brisbane at no extra cost)

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week. Mobile services may be available please call reception for more information.

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

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Leonie Sanders online now!

Social Anxiety – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Social Anxiety: Skill development is an integral part of overcoming social anxiety, a common and debilitating disorder that can negatively affect the capacity to build or maintain successful relationships.

Counselling Approach: I am an eclectic-base therapist, which means we will develop a tailored treatment plan according to your assessed issues and treatment goals. Research has shown both cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies to be effective treatments for social anxiety. Strategies from these treatments form a solid and reliable base for tailored programs.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.




Phobias – Nicole Wimmer

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

Phobias (Agoraphobia): Agoraphobia in the most general terms is a fear of being in public places. It is an anxiety disorder and in the most severe cases, people suffering from this disorder are housebound. Typically, it starts off as a mild anxiety about a particular place or situation that escalates over time into a generalised fear of being in public. Agoraphobia is a disabling fear. It is associated with panic attacks and anxiety. Often the reason behind the person not being able to be in public places, or leave the perceived safety or their own homes is the fear of having a panic attack, of losing ‘control’ or embarrassing themselves.

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).

For obvious reasons, a person suffering from agoraphobia’s ability to attend treatment is limited. Nicole is able to assist by offering the option of home visits initially (Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Brisbane) until a person is able to attend the clinic.

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


Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

Depression – Dr David Wells

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

Depression: Depression is a normal human condition. Depression can be because of the passing of someone close to us, because of an illness, or because of relationship issues. Sometimes people with depression need help when trying to manage and process their condition.

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

CBT- Melanie Green

Melanie Green –   Quals: B. Psych (Hons); Cert in Comm Services; AMAPS – Provisional Psychologist.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: CBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy found to be effective in the treatment of a range of mental and emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and insomnia. It is based on the theory that problems develop as a consequence of learned ways of thinking and behaving. CBT therapists teach their clients to become more aware of their thoughts and help them to develop new ways of thinking and behaving that will have a more effective impact on emotions and wellbeing.

Counselling approach: Melanie takes a collaborative and supportive approach in helping individuals to overcome challenges in their lives such as depression, anxiety and anger. She utilises many CBT techniques to help individuals identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and learn problem solving and behaviour modification strategies to improve emotional wellbeing.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees: $90 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are also available for those experiencing financial hardship. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Medicare or Health rebates available for seeing a provisional psychologist.

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt- 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
Loganholme- Unit 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now!

Social Anxiety – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Social Anxiety:  “Should I go to that party?”
“There will be lots of people there that I don’t know. I will feel really anxious, maybe embarrass myself”
The vicious cycle of social anxiety revolves around inner conversations like this. If you don’t go to the party, then in the short term you don’t feel anxious, but in the long term it gets worse. You don’t meet new people, don’t practice talking to people, often feel ashamed of yourself for not going.

Counselling Approach: I use acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy. I use a lot of humour in my sessions because being able to laugh at yourself is a really helpful skill when it comes to dealing with anxiety. I help people develop strategies to handle their anxiety in the short term so that they can break out of the cycle of social anxiety.

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


Postnatal Depression – Vivian Jarrett

Vivian Jarrett  Quals: B Psych (hons), GCert Res Com, MAPS, MAICD

**Finalist Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2017 – Entrepreneur

Postnatal Depression:  Vivian Jarrett, adjunct research fellow of Griffith University has been involved in research for new parents for the past 7 years.  Working with Dr Jemima Petch, Prof Jenny Gamble and Prof Debra Creedy, Vivian has been trained to supervise and deliver counselling that is evidence based and shown to have a remarkable impact on decreasing postnatal depression and anxiety after birth (Gamble, 2005).

Counselling Approach: Counselling for postnatal depression often includes talking about social roles, supports, building parenting confidence and solution focused discussions around issues such as couple intimacy, fear of birth, managing family relationships and career development while parenting young children.

Fees: Vivian no longer will be able to accept Medicare referrals due to travel and business commitments. Her books may be closed for extended periods.

Practice Location:

Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.


For details on speaking fees and availability please call Vivian’s personal assistant Kaitlyn on 0431 283 845

Mt Gravatt –  book online.
Loganholme – book online now.