Anger Management – Claire Pang

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

Anger Management: Why do I get angry all the time? Anger is often associated with the frustration of being unable to get what you want from others, or it can be caused from miscommunication. Many people with a history of anger issues often feel stuck and frustrated with themselves and others. Consequently, their aggressive behaviours push their partners, children and friends away.

To deal with anger, some believe that venting out can help them calm down; conversely, others deal with anger by suppressing their frustration. Research shows that outward expression can actually escalate aggressive behaviours that may result in interpersonal relationship problems and also negatively impact other important areas of life.  Unmanaged anger can also cause health problems such as headaches, insomnia, increased anxiety, depression and heart attacks.

Counselling Approach: Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions, and special interest in anger management counseling. It has been an immensely rewarding experience for her to witness clients benefiting from anger management counseling.  They are not only able to use strategies to manage their anger, but also able to develop more fulfilling relationships with significant others.  Claire has experience in helping many individuals with anger problems that cause interpersonal conflicts, poor job satisfaction, relationship strains and threats to individuals’ well-being.

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

 

Couples Counselling – Dr David Wells

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

Couples Counselling: David spends a good portion of his practice helping couples through communication issues, infidelity, relationship dissatisfaction and those who just wish to oomph back into their relationship.

Counselling Approach: David has been trained to Level 3 Gottman Couples therapy; trained to Doctorate level in family systems, cognitive behavioural therapy; and had professional development in brief therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Overall David’s approach is focussed on listening, understanding, being patient, dealing as equals and working on decided upon solutions.

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!

Seniors Counselling – Susanne Gilmour

Susanne Gilmour     Quals: BA, Cert Teach, Grad Dip Social Science, Grad Dip Psych, Assoc MAPS.

Seniors Counselling: Sadly, unlike in other less modernized cultures, western societies view ageing as a process of inevitable deterioration and usefulness, and the elderly a burden on taxpayers. Once upon a time, the older members of society were valued for their wisdom, and supported by their families and communities when ill health and disability set in and partners passed on.

Seniors in our society are often left alone to struggle with tough issues such as the loss of  their life partner, financial hardship, the departure of their children to lives far away, ill health, and in the search for a meaningful life after retirement and when children leave home. Is it any wonder that many of our seniors commonly develop depression!

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour has found that one of the most enriching experiences for her as a counselor is working with older people, who have  deep wisdom and rich life experiences to draw upon. She counts it a privilege to work alongside older people to help them find new meaning and satisfaction in life, as they reflect with pride on their achievements in the past.

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Availability: Usually 1- 2 weeks.. Evening appointments available.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $180/hr. Initial appointments $220. Medicare and health rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book Susanne Gilmour online today.

Phobias – Claire Pang

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

Phobias: A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation that affects your whole well-being. At a physical level, you experience a rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, dry mouth and sweating. Behaviourally, you start avoiding the situation that has evoked fear and your life becomes more limited. Strong fears also cause great emotional distress. If the intense fear seem irrational and inexplicable, it would be natural to raise the question “why”.  Genetic imprints, personality, upbringing or recent life stresses can partly contribute to the development of a phobia. Learning about the causes of phobias is not enough to overcome your particular difficulty; a comprehensive treatment addresses physiological, behavioural and emotional aspects of fear by introducing:

  • Relaxation techniques to calm your body
  • Exposure to fear stimuli to eliminate avoidance behaviour
  • Positive self-talk

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She treats adults and couples, and is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success.

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

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Dr David Wells

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

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: sometimes called therapy’s third wave this therapy approach seeks to minimize the struggle clients have with their thoughts. When the struggle is minimised we look to our value structure to dictate our direction in our lives. ACT is proven to be effective in the treatment of depression, pain, and anxiety.

Counselling Approach: Clients find the methods for the letting go of our thoughts and identifying their own value structure as being both productive and interesting. The mindfulness methods used to help calm the clients mind are seen as greatly beneficial.

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!

Panic Disorder – Nicole Wimmer

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

Panic Disorder: Panic attacks are episodes that come “out of the blue”. They peak within a few minutes and cause feelings of terror and alarming physical symptoms that may include: pounding heart, sweating, trembling or shaking, shortness of breath, choking, chest pain, nausea or abdominal discomfort, “jelly” legs, dizziness, a feeling of being detached from oneself, fear of losing control, going crazy, fear of dying, numbness or tingling sensations, or chills or hot flushes.

People have often sought medical attention only to be told that there is no medical reason for their symptoms. People often dread the next attack and sometimes avoid places or situations where they have had panic attacks.

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).

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

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

EMDR – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing): EMDR is a proven treatment for post traumatic stress disorders (PSTD), and usually works best in conjunction with supportive counselling (therapy) and medication. When Traumatised (as by violence, sexual assault, war, car accident, etc) a person’s autonomic nervous system takes over and imprints the mind (via (Flight-Fight-Freeze). This can lead to a future of disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams as one becomes hypervigilant to even harmless situations in the present. Those suffering PTSD are at higher risk for Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, as well as Suicide.

Counselling Approach: The actual procedure is for you to first build rapport with your therapist, be educated as to the process, and then allow the therapist to lead your eyes to track back and forth following the motion of the therapist’s index finger (a pass). During a pass, memories and cognitions about the event will surface in response to such motion. Both methods are good at stimulating recall but with EMDR you integrate the surfaced feelings, memories and sensations between eye-trackings. I use visual and mindfulness based exercises to help you through any incurred stress at home following a session.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

 

Men’s Health Counselling – Dr David Wells

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

Men’s Health Counselling: Men suffer from all the emotional issues females suffer from, but males are programmed to behave differently to those emotions, to hold them in. It is important that men are allowed to express their emotions in a constructive and safe way. Men also suffer from illnesses such as prostate cancer that need care and assistance the same as any other illness as they travel through that scary world.

Counselling Approach: I believe that the major need for men in counselling is to be heard and understood. Talking about and/or learning to talk about issues is an essential part of any therapy with men. Also, allowing men to express their feelings in their own way indicates that their feelings are genuine and cared about. I believe a good session is just that: talking and caring.

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!

 

Substance Misuse – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Substance Misuse:  Substance abuse rarely occurs without another underlying problem. The best way to approach this is to deal with all problems with the same psychologist. With 10 years experience in the substance abuse field, depression, anxiety, trauma and increasingly psychosis are part and parcel of the treatment approach.

Counselling Approach: Holistic, recovery based, client centered. Goal focused- harm minimization or abstinence being the two main goals. Depending on the clients preferences and previous experience, I use acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and transactional analysis.

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