Panic Disorder – Joey Tai

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

Panic Disorder:  If you have panic attacks (such as feeling faint, nauseous or have difficulty breathing for no explainable reason), you would know that this condition can be very stressful and debilitating. Someone who has frequent panic attacks might not be able to enjoy their life as they avoid certain places, events or situations for fear of having a panic attack there and then.

Panic disorder can be symptomatic of deeper psychological and emotional difficulties within a person. Seeing a psychologist can not only help you to manage these panic attacks, but to address the underlying issues which are contributing to the disorder.

Counselling Approach: Joey adopts an open approach to dealing with panic disorder – he focuses on the whole psychological makeup of a person rather than just the external symptoms. This usually includes an exploration of some of the unconscious turmoil within the individual, and seeking to address and improve on these internal struggles. Joey utilises a range of different techniques and strategies to manage the panic disorder so that the individual is able to remain functional during the therapy process. Sessions with Joey are also relaxed and non-judgmental in nature.

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

Marriage Counselling – Joey Tai

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

Marriage Counselling: Joey specialises in working with individuals or couples who have relationship/marriage problems, and encourages his clients to explore and address some of the inner conflicts within themselves which may have contributed to their accompanying relational difficulties.

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.

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

Mens Health – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health) MAPS  

Mens Health Counselling: By and large men experience the same challenging emotions and life events that women do, and some others that women do not. However, the way in which emotional issues manifest in men and how they are taught to deal with them is quite different.  Society does not teach men to talk, to reach out to others or to resolve emotional distress in healthy ways.  Often men feel keep their emotional challenges and mental health symptoms to themselves, in full or part, and struggle through alone.

Luckily, mental health stigma is reducing and more and more men in the media are opening up about their mental health problems.  Men are becoming more empowered to take action and seek support when they are stressed, experiencing mental health problems, or are simply not functioning at their best.

Counselling Approach: Kelly has considerable experience providing psychological counselling to men.  She has found that many of her clients have preferred using very pragmatic, strategic and practical strategies to address their concerns, improve their relationships, increase their work performance and enhance their sense of wellbeing.  Kelly utilises a range of evidence-based strategies and psychological therapies, matching her approach to the needs of her clients and focussing on addressing the current problems in their lives.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.  After hours Thursdays only.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 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 Kelly Gall online now!

Website:  www.healthyinsideandout.com.au

Depression – Mia Olsson

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

Depression: Depression is a recognised condition that can affect anyone at any time of life. You may not feel bad all day, however in general your mood and thinking can be very negative. You may also have trouble with sleep, appetite, and feel very lethargic and unmotivated. Trying to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘just get yourself together’ may help temporarily, however therapy and/or medication may be required for longer term results. If you are unsure why life looks and feels different, visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later.

Counselling Approach: Mia believes that every client who attends the clinic has their own story, their own challenges to overcome, and a specific set of values that drive their life choices. Mia endeavours to accommodate individual differences and assist clients to reach achievable goals. She focuses on Cognitive and Behaviour therapies with an emphasis on self-empowerment to help you build a sense of control and mastery whilst regaining a strong sense of self.

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!

ADHD – Meggy Delaunay

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

Grief in Children: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects more than 50 000 children in Australia; and is characterised by symptoms known as hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.

Counselling Approach: A combination of approaches may be required such as behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, social skills training and parenting support.

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.

Website:   www.meggydelaunaypsychologist.com

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.

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

 

LGBT Counselling – Abra Garfield

Abra Garfield    Quals: BPsych, MPsych (Sport and Exercise)

LGBT Counselling: I know and work with many gay and bisexual people through family, friends and clients in my clinic space. I understand that some gay people identify with the strength and sense of belonging in the gay community; while some gay people identify in other ways, seeing it as just their sexuality. Each person has a different story and different circumstances, including levels of acceptance, resources and family/social support.

I understand that there can be a unique set of social and personal challenges for gay people, some of whom experience significant stress at points in their lives due to the wider community’s limited acceptance and misunderstanding of homosexuality. Homophobia can oppress and restrict gay people in many life contexts (especially teens and young people), leading to feeling marginalized or unwanted. This in turn can have a significant detrimental effect on the individual’s self-esteem and wellbeing, especially in situations where people feel they have no one to help them talk about their lives openly.

Counselling Approach:  Psychologist Abra Garfield believes in a Positive, Compassionate and Practical approach to supporting people to:

  1. Understand their lives and behaviours;
  2. Grow, find meaning and sustainable happiness for themselves and those around them;
  3. Make significant changes in their lives to improve their wellbeing.

Sports Psychologist Abra GarfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 72 hours and evenings

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

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

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

Website:   www.summitperformancepsych.com

Stress – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health) MAPS  

Stress: When we were cavemen the stress response, or ‘flight fight’ reaction helped ready our bodies to run away from the saber-tooth tiger, or clump it over the head with our club.  Many of the challenges in modern life are not so life threatening and do not require us to fight or flee, but our physiological response is essentially the same.  What is worse is that for many of us the stressors we face on a daily basis generate this physiological reaction repeatedly, every day, for years.   Life events, accidence, divorce, deaths, ill-health, conflict with others all create significant and ongoing stress which add to this background level of stress and challenge our ability to cope, even when our usual strategies are very good.  Left unaddressed, chronic or severe stress can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and can contribute to a range of physical health problems.

Counselling Approach: Kelly has considerable experience working with people in stressful and challenging roles, as well as those experiencing health-related stress.  She understands the unusual demands these situations place on people and how this shapes a person’s life.   Kelly develops tailored treatment plans to help her clients achieve long-term relief from stress.  She draws from her experience in treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Health Coaching to match her client’s needs and strengths.   If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed there is a great deal that psychologist can do to assist you.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.  After hours Thursdays only.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 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 Kelly Gall online now!

Website:  www.healthyinsideandout.com.au

Depression – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Depression: The experience of depression can be felt like living in an endless storm. Symptoms of depression include ongoing fatigue and fuzzy thinking, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Depression often comes hand in hand with negative thoughts about the self which make it incredibly hard to do anything to change the feelings.

Counselling Approach: Depression is a treatable condition for which treatments such as CBT, ACT, ISTDP and Interpersonal Therapy have been shown to be effective. If you are suffering from depression, counselling with me will explore the emotions you are experiencing which are causing you internal issues and symptoms, and the role internal defences play to keep you from getting better. Together we will work towards understanding and overcoming barriers to get back mental health and functioning.

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!