Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Melanie Green

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: The teenage years can be an exciting but challenging time full of change and new experiences. Teenagers aren’t always sure where they fit it and will begin experimenting with relationships, behaviour, and lifestyles.  It is also a time of increased responsibilities with many teenagers learning to juggle work, increased school commitments and time for family and friends. Sometimes this can become overwhelming and if not managed can lead to problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping young people overcome challenges, build confidence and resilience and develop the skills they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She offers a warm and welcoming environment to work collaboratively with her clients on the challenges that they face. Melanie utilises a client-centred approach that incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees:  $60 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are $30 per session. 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!

Stress- Melanie Green

Stress: Stress is your body’s natural way of responding to demand or threat. Stress can be influenced by external factors such as work and relationships or internal factors such as health and amount of sleep. When your body senses these it activates the stress response to help you stay focused, energetic and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life. However, when stress builds up it stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, mood, relationships and productivity.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She uses various strategies to help clients manage their stress such as monitoring and challenging the way they think, breathing and relaxation exercises, problem solving and helping them to identify and change any unhealthy behaviours that may be contributing to their stress.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees:  $60 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are $30 per session. 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!

Anger Management- Melanie Green

Anger Management: Everyone experiences anger. It’s a normal, healthy human emotion. However, if anger gets out of control and is expressed in harmful ways, it can create problems in your relationships, at work, school or even your health. Anger management is about understanding your anger and learning better ways to express it.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help her clients recognise and understand the triggers to their anger and identify and alter any unhelpful beliefs, rules and assumptions that may be maintaining their hostility. She also teaches her clients strategies such as assertive communication skills, problem solving and relaxation skills to change unhelpful responses to anger.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees:  $60 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are $30 per session. 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- Melanie Green

Social Anxiety: It’s natural to feel nervous before a social situation in which you will be under the attention of others such as giving a speech at a wedding or doing a presentation in front of your boss and colleagues. However, for people who suffer from social anxiety, everyday situations that involve interaction with others can lead to intense anxiety. They may fear being judged and evaluated which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, depression and avoidance of social situations.

 Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques such as education, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy to help clients change the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours contributing to their anxiety.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees:  $60 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are $30 per session.

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!

Trauma Counselling – Susanne Gilmour

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

Trauma Counselling: Trauma is often defined as complex, repeated incidents of abuse and horrific events in childhood, in relationships, or in war zones.  PTSD is the traumatic response, either to a single or several discrete yet shocking events. This response may overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope with fear, horror and pain in an effort to avoid any reminders or memories of the event/s. In doing so, individuals can often suffer from  some or all of the following symptoms: nightmares; flashbacks; hypervigilance; angry outbursts; substance abuse; anxiety; depression; dissociative symptoms.

Counselling Approach: The initial session of trauma counselling involves getting to know a client’s history and establishing a comfortable environment where she/he feels a sense of safety.  For badly traumatized clients this may take several sessions.  Susanne can then move on to some psychoeducation about trauma and simple explanations of the effects on the mind, how the brain can change through therapy to reduce and even eventually eliminate the disturbing symptoms. Susanne takes great care to understand the personality and interests of all her clients, weighing these against the intensity of trauma symptoms, in order to design the therapy plan best suited to the client.  Initially, self-calming strategies based on a neurological understanding of the stress response are taught.

Susanne considers listening to the client to be of paramount importance, as well as the continuous incorporation of physiological techniques to down-regulate the stress response and increase cognitive functioning.  This work may include Trauma Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Schema Therapy, Emotion Freedom Techniques (incorporating eye movement and acupressure points). Susanne works to adapt the therapeutic techniques to suit each individual, depending on the client’s  values,  lifestyle and preferred mode of learning. Susanne always encourages her clients to deepen their understanding with recommended readings or electronic resources according to their preference.

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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.

 

Separation and Divorce – Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan      Quals: B Psych (Hons), MA (Marriage & Family Therapy)

Separation and Divorce: Continual conflict and the eventual breakdown of a marriage can be extremely distressing. As a consequence, it is common for former spouses to struggle with feelings of anger, guilt, betrayal, failure and shame. If not dealt with, these feelings can develop into full-blown depression or anxiety. A Psychologist can help you to process these emotions, learn valuable lessons from the marriage experience, and begin to imagine and build a new reality for yourself – including the possibility of a successful relationship in the future.

Counselling Approach: Matthew is a Senior Psychologist with over 25 years experience, primarily working with couples and families around relationship issues. Matt draws on a range of counselling techniques in his work with clients; in particular he has found that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is particularly effective and leads to great outcomes. Matt believes that therapy is a collaborative process; essentially a contract between therapist and client.

Current Availability: Usually within 1 week. Weekday and evening appointments.

Fees: Initial appointment $240; standard appointments $195. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception.

Practice Location: 3/ 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Matthew Ryan online today!

Website: http://matthewryanpsychology.com

Phobias- Melanie Green

Phobias: Fear about certain object, situations or animals is a natural response to situations that can pose a threat to our safety. However, a phobia is different from fear for a number of reasons. First, there is an intense fear about an object, situation or animal. Second, there is an avoidance of the feared situation or it is tolerated with great difficulty and finally there is a conflict between the awareness that their fears are exaggerated or irrational and belief that the situation is not safe. The impact of a phobia can vary from annoying and inconvenient to severely disabling and can interfere with a person’s work, school and relationships.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques such as education, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy to help clients change the unhelpful thoughts and behaviours contributing to their phobia.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees:  $60 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are $30 per session. 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!


Addictions – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Addictions: Addictions are an all-encompassing, damaging relationship with a particular (or multiple) substance or behavior. Despite knowledge of the consequences of addictions, people continue to use, harming themselves and those they love. Maintenance of addiction is often linked to avoidance of negative states, such as mental health concerns like depression and anxiety, or even feeling guilt, shame or numbness.

Counselling Approach: Rose believes identifying the biological, psychological, and social maintenance factors for addiction is crucial in developing a plan for recovery. Rose works with Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to best work with her clients.

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!

Anxiety Disorders – Susanne Gilmour

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

Anxiety Disorders: Untreated high levels of anxiety may lead to more serious variations such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, phobias, panic disorders, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating and body image disorders. A depressive disorder may also emerge, especially if anxiety has been present for a long time. Anxiety is a common mental health issue in our highly competitive, image-obsessed society.

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour is a therapist who provides a sense of safety and comfort in counselling. With psychoeducation to help understand how the normal threat response can get out of control, and client commitment to practicing the techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, most anxiety disorders are treatable without medication and recurrences less likely.

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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.