Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper    Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Psych (Clinical), MAPS

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Childhood is not always smooth sailing – there are a number of issues and difficulties which can crop up, affecting both the child, their parent/s, and the rest of the family. These challenges may include grief and loss; childhood anger – which might be exhibited through aggression, tantrums, non-compliance or explosive behaviour; Asperger’s Syndrome; ADD/ADHD; bullying, and fussy eating, to name just a few.

Counselling Approach: Ashley provides a warm, non-judgmental, emphatic approach and encourages her young clients to engage fully in the therapeutic process to achieve optimal outcomes. She uses evidence-based therapeutic methods and is competent in a variety of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy.

Ashley Cooper PsychologistFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr (initial appt $260). Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Ashley Cooper online now!

Trauma and PTSD – Dr David Wells

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

Trauma and PTSD: Many people go through traumas in their lives. Sometimes these traumas are processed by our minds and are coped with, but at other times when processed they turn into PTSD. Talking about these traumas is important to assist with coping better with those incidents.

Counselling approach: David has been trained by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Health and has counselled many clients with PTSD. It always needs to be recognised that clients need to go at their own pace, and will have bad days as well as the good. Listening is an essential skill when helping clients deal with their traumatic incidents.

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!

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Kelly Gall

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

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers people alternative strategies with which to relate to unpleasant thoughts and emotions, other than those used in traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). ACT has the benefit of being values driven and holistic, with the therapy being directed towards helping people to achieve a better life, no matter what their symptoms or problems.

Counselling Approach: Kelly has found that ACT can be a useful therapy for people, helping them to cope with a variety of mental health conditions, health conditions, pain, and problems from the past. Being forward focused, ACT approaches can be used to provide symptomatic relief and help people to make genuine and meaningful changes in their lives. ACT offers people who have not responded to CBT with other effective, and shorter term therapy options.

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

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!

FIFO – Kelly Gall

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

FIFO: While the financial benefits can be significant, fly in fly out work often comes at a significant cost to workers and their families. Workers can experience difficulties within their workplaces, challenges with limitations in the social environment while away and missing out on both the good and the bad of family life. Families have to cope without the FIFO partner, and the changing routines depending on whether their partner is home or away. FIFO work can be associated with a range of relationship challenges for individuals, couples and families.

Counselling Approach: Kelly provides counselling to people undertaking FIFO and their families, typically partners. Kelly uses a range of strategies to help FIFO workers and their partners to cope and thrive with FIFO life. The types of strategies used are tailored to fit the individual’s unique circumstances and may include individual or couple’s therapy.

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

Interview Preparation – Nicole Wimmer

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

Interview Preparation: Are you looking for a new job? Are you returning to the workforce after a period or absence e.g, caring for children or after an injury? Or are you putting off looking, because you are terrified of interviews?

Interview anxiety can prevent you from taking the next step in your career. It can also cause you to stay in a job that you are not happy with, further dwindling your self-esteem and in some cases even leading to depression.

A Psychologist can help you to learn strategies to assist with managing anxiety during interviews.

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
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.
Gold Coast – The Lakeside Rooms, Suite 9, North Building, Robina East Quay, 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online.
Gold Coast – (07) 5562 0466

Weight Loss Management – Nicole Wimmer

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

Weight Loss Management: Are you desperately trying to lose weight but getting nowhere? Have you tried every diet but just can’t stick to any? Often people trying to lose weight manage to “stay on track” for a few weeks but just can’t sustain it for enough time to make a real difference to their weight. Others can drop weight quickly but put it back on again and more!

Your thoughts play a big part in your weight loss attempts and can often sabotage your efforts. All or nothing thinking is common: “Well I’ve blown it for today anyway so I might as well eat the rest of the packet of biscuits!”

Having the support of a Psychologist during your Weight loss journey can help smooth out the hurdles and mountains of despair and keep you on track. There is no magic wand but if you can have your intentions, behaviours and thoughts working together towards your goals you will have the best chance of success.

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
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.
Gold Coast – The Lakeside Rooms, Suite 9, North Building, Robina East Quay, 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online.
Gold Coast – (07) 5562 0466

Family Therapy – Matthew Ryan

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

Family Therapy: A family and couple therapist rather than exclusively focussing on the individuals in a family or couple, will instead tend to look more at the problematic patterns that have developed between them over time. Just as an individual moves through a series of stages so too do couples and families. As a couple or family moves from one stage to another they can encounter difficulties because the skills and roles required by the next stage are often quite different from those of the previous stage.

A very critical stage in the life of a couple occurs when the first child arrives. As in the move from being on one’s own to becoming a couple, they may be very competent and happy as a couple, but can find that the arrival of the first child causes significant challenges and difficulties. They must now assume new roles, that of mother and father. Again a family therapist can be very helpful in assisting the couple to deal with the challenges and difficulties that children bring.

All along the family life cycle, new challenges present:

  • the arrival of the second child may trigger anxiety and jealousy in the first child
  • children going to school for the first time can be a very anxious transition for parents, the mother in particular may experience significant loss and grief, possibly triggering school phobia in the child
  • the stress and pressures of adolescence impacting on the parents
  • the emptiness and loss of meaning when the last child leaves home and mum and dad for the first time in many years finding themselves having to relate to each other intimately without their children to focus on, can be very threatening

Counselling Approach: Matthew has over 25 years experience in family and marriage therapy. Matt helps each person in the relationship see how they contribute to maintain their dysfunctional ways of relating, and how each needs to change to resolve their difficulties.

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!

Eating Disorders – Kelly Gall

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

Eating Disorders: For some of us our relationships with food and eating can become physically or emotionally unhealthy and we can become overwhelmed by concerns regarding our weight or shape.  Feeling out of control of our eating often feels awful for those who binge eat, leading to embarrassment, shame and secret eating. For others, feeling in control of their eating can feel very powerful and keeping a tight control on eating can be part of what helps people sustain unhealthily low weight. Whether you eat too much, too little, or are caught in a cycle of eating and then trying to somehow ‘work it off’, having an eating disorder means that you are likely spending a lot of your time, attention and emotional energy focused on food, eating or how your body looks.   As a result gaining control over your eating and improving your relationship with food and your body can be liberating.

Counselling Approach: Kelly is a health psychologist with a particular interest in eating disorders, she uses uses evidence-based treatments to address the emotional factors underlying eating disorders. She aims to help her clients achieve freedom from constant worry about food and body image, aid them in establishing healthy eating behaviours and maintain a healthy weight. Kelly is passionate about helping clients to improve their health and wellbeing and live their lives to the fullest.

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