Borderline Personality Disorder – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

Borderline Personality Disorder: The key symptoms of Borderline personality disorder are patterns of instability in relationships, self-image and mood, and a high level of impulsivity across contexts. These symptoms can manifest in; an extreme fear of abandonment, a history of chaotic interpersonal relationships, poor sense of self identity, impulsive engagement in self-damaging behaviours, unstable and reactive mood, extreme difficulty managing anger, extreme paranoia and dissociation. As the symptom presentation for Borderline Personality Disorder is quite complex BPD is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

Counselling Approach: Greta incorporates a number of treatments with research evidence for their effectiveness in treating BPD in her integrative approach to therapy. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Working collaboratively with her clients in a supportive and empathic environment, Greta helps her clients to understand why they use damaging behaviours and supports them to use new more effective ways of functioning.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.

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

Loganholme – Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Greta Neilsen online now!


Marriage Counselling – Dr David Wells

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

Marriage Counselling: Marriages have good times – but they also have not so good times. It is important that couples seek assistance from counsellors when they are going through those stressful times. Sometimes it is just everyday conversations or actions that are taken negatively that need addressing, but sometimes it can be bigger issues such as affairs that should be counselled.

Counselling Approach: David is trained to Level 3 in Gottman Couples Therapy and will draw on these techniques in counselling sessions. However other techniques such as CBT will also be used where considered necessary. It is important that couples recognise that there is work involved in therapy, but that the work can have benefits to all parties when undertaken.

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!


Grief in Children – Meggy Delaunay

Meggy Delaunay    Quals: PG Dip Psych Practice, PG Dip Dev Psych, M Genetic Psych, B Psych, MAPS

Grief in Children: Children experience grief differently. Some of them will develop few symptoms following the death of a loved one; while others will face prolonged symptoms. Everyone has their own unique grieving process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and the time it takes can vary. It is important for parents to note that all children grieve, regardless of their age.

Counselling Approach: Play therapy, supportive counselling, grief activities, psycho education and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Languages: Meggy is registered as a psychologist in Australia, New Zealand and France. She is happy to conduct therapy sessions in either English and / or French.

Current Availability:  Usually within 1 week; weekdays and Saturdays.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $240 for initial consult, $195 for standard appointment.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Appointments: Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online today.


Stress – Tiegan Holtham

Tiegan Holtham      Quals: BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS                         

Stress: Stress is perhaps the most common and over looked mental health complaint faced in today’s society. The constant ‘always on, always connected’ nature of our world gives rise to pressure to be constantly answerable to others and achieving. Even in our down time, we surrounded by comparisons and advertisements telling us to do more and be better. It’s exhausting!

Stress causes cortisol and adrenaline to flow through the body more than we can handle, and causes significant health complaints over time. High blood pressure, irritability, inflammation, lowered sex drive, heart problems and poor immune function are just a few ways our body tries to tell us that it isn’t coping.

It sounds simple, but just relaxing is much harder than it sounds. However, help is available. If you are feeling like everything is getting on top of you, and you can’t keep up, consider making an appointment today.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan uses a variety of techniques , and always focuses on matching them to her clients unique difficulties and personality. She enjoys working from a solution focused framework, and utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy, as well as mindfulness, relaxation and well-being techniques.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. Appointments available Saturdays.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and health rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Tiegan Holtham 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.

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


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



Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): CBT is a focused treatment which has shown significant effectiveness for depression and anxiety. CBT emphasizes the links between thoughts and behavior and uses specific strategies and tools to help you gain control over both to overcome the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be holding you back or causing significant distress.

Counselling Approach: Using CBT, I will collaborate with you on the problems you face, introducing relaxation skills to calm the body, thought challenging skills to help you gain mastery over thought patterns which paralyze, and problem solving and behaviour modification techniques to help you achieve the life and relationships you are seeking.

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!

Clinical Psychologist – Claire Pang

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

Clinical Psychologist:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist, with a special interest in working with couples and individuals 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. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently and is happy to provide therapy in any of these languages.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s 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.

Psychologist Claire PangCurrent 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.


Stress – Dr Jan Philamon

Dr Jan Philamon     Quals: BA (Hons) Psychology, Dip Teach, JP (Qual) Qld, PhD, MAPS.

Stress: Generally, stress functions to heighten all our biological systems allowing us to deal with an impending threat such a frightening situation, a disaster … or a looming deadline. The stress response triggered by a threatening situation is essential in short spurts; however, it’s when stress continues unabated that it can seriously affect our lives. It’s important to manage stress as ongoing stress can decrease the body’s ability to repair itself, resulting in reduced well-being, lowered sex drive, numerous and even deadly health issues, such as heart attacks.

Counselling Approach: There are many techniques that can help you reduce ongoing stress, and such related concerns as anger, anxiety and depression. If you are finding everything a bit too challenging and you would like some support to better handle the ongoing stress in your life, please feel free to make an appointment with Dr Jan Philamon.

Dr Jan Philamon

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Please contact reception for information on hardship rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book Dr Jan Philamon online now!

EMDR Therapy – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

EMDR Therapy: EMDR is a cognitive-behaviourally underpinned, evidence-based treatment which has well-documented successful outcomes treating PTSD, disturbing memories, phobias, somatic symptoms, substance and behavioural addictions.  EMDR therapy involves careful preparation phases to ensure that those undergoing the treatment understand and are familiar with the processes utilised, and are able to effectively tolerate any distress arising from accessing relevant troublesome memories.  EMDR then enables the person undergoing treatment to rapidly access traumatic memories and process them emotionally and cognitively towards resolution – effectively allowing clients to ‘shed’ outdated modes of coping or responding which have been locked in their bodies and memory system.

After successful treatment with EMDR, emotional distress is relieved, negative self beliefs are reformulated into healthy and adaptive self-statments , and physiological arousal associated with stress is reduced.  Successful treatment allows the person to live engaged in the present rather than ‘haunted’, distracted or hijacked by past events.

As the name of the therapy suggests, eye movements form part of the mechanism for assisting natural brain-based systems to digest and neutralise disturbance.  Other forms of encouraging the brain to process information in this way may include other forms of bi-lateral (ie side to side) stimulation such as sounds or tapping.

Counselling Approach: Ainsley’s approach is very down to earth, collaborative, structured, integrative and supported.  She aims to support her clients to understand their psychological experience in a manner which is factual, informational, relatable and perspective enabling.   She is always very thorough in ensuring that her clients are sufficiently well resourced, supported and informed throughout any trauma based work to ensure that this difficult work for clients is productive and facilitative of forward momentum towards healing.

Ainsley Salsbury

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!