Japanese Counselling – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Japanese Counselling:  It is easier for people to talk about personal issues in their own language with a therapist who has extensive experience in supporting Japanese people who struggle with life challenges in Australia. Japanese counselling provides a safe place for Japanese people to confidentially discuss and find ways of dealing with a wide range of social and psychological challenges.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!

CBT – Claire Pang

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

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A widely practiced intervention based on extensive research evidence for treating many types of emotion, behavioural and psychiatric problems. CBT focuses on the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Therapists help clients learn to recognise unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to develop healthier skills and better manage their psychological distress.

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.

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

 

Anxiety – Dr. Jan Philamon

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

Anxiety:  How often do you find yourself stuck in ‘catastrophising thinking patterns?’ Thinking of the worst possible outcomes, believing something is far worse than it actually is, or anticipating things will go wrong. Yes…It’s nasty old anxiety.

Anxiety is a very common mental health condition in Australia. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety. Anxiety is a common mental health condition, and it can make people feel quite miserable. The good news is that the sooner people with anxiety seek help, the sooner they are likely to recover.

Usually, an anxiety condition isn’t developed or caused by a single factor but a combination of things. Personality factors, difficult life experiences and physical health all play a role. Research suggests that people with certain personality traits are more likely to experience anxiety. For example, both adults and children who are perfectionists, easily flustered, shy, lack confidence in themselves, have low self-esteem or want to control everything, sometimes develop anxiety during childhood, adolescence or adulthood.

Anxiety conditions may develop as a result of stressful life events, such as work place stress or job change, financial concerns, loss of employment, shifting house, family issues and relationship breakdowns. Other more serious events that may lead to an anxiety condition include the death of a loved one, verbal, sexual, physical or emotional abuse and trauma. It is important to remember that everyone is different and it’s often a combination of factors that can contribute to developing an anxiety condition. You can’t always identify the cause of anxiety or change difficult circumstances, the most important thing is to recognise the signs and symptoms and seek advice and support.

Counselling Approach:  There are several types of effective psychological treatments Jan implements for anxiety. One of which is CBT. This approach helps by teaching you to become aware of your thoughts and to consciously think more realistically. If you actively avoid situations or things that cause anxiety, CBT can help you face your fears and approach these situations more rationally and calmly. CBT can help you recognise the difference between productive and unproductive worries and teach you to let go of those negative and destructive thoughts.

Jan can also help you use relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques, particularly muscle relaxation, to control anxiety and the physical symptoms of tension.

Current Availability: Usually within 1 to 2 weeks.

Fees: Sliding scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 for standard appointments. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 to book Dr Jan Philamon now!

Mindfulness – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a practice with ancient roots. It has been found to have many positive physical and mental health effects and has been incorporated into many therapies currently to help clients cope with internal experiences in an accepting way that promotes resilience and full engagement with life. Minduflness has been found to be particularly helpful for mood and anxiety disorders such as PTSD.

Counselling Approach: I will often bring mindfulness into therapy early in treatment to assist clients in distress in the therapy room, and give them an active skill to practice at home to increase distress tolerance. I have found mindfulness assists with getting out of unhelpful thought patterns and chronic pain as well as helping keep focus on goal-oriented behaviours. I regularly use mindfulness in my own life and so have real world application to share with clients.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent 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!

Looking for a Bulk Billed Brisbane Psychologist?

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If you live in Brisbane, Logan or Gold Coast we will provide options for bulk billed psychology services.  Also options are available for Free Emotional Health Check ups at some locations.

The Psychologists listed on this page may offer bulk billing to new clients for up to 6 sessions under Medicare for those with a current mental health plan, addressed to the psychologist, and booked immediately. Psychologists will from time to time offer limited bulk billing appointments to new clients who can provide evidence of financial hardship eg. Centrelink payment.

The FREE Emotional Health Check Ups may be booked online or by calling the clinic, are totally free, and don’t need a referral. Only Senior Mental Health Clinicians provide the Free Check Ups to new clients.

Mount Gravatt: 

Loganholme:

These Psychologists are likely to accept a Bulk Billing referral if the client books before 10th of November 2017 (conditions may apply, so please contact your Psychologist for more information after booking online). Bulk Billing may be appropriate if recommended by your GP under a Mental Health Plan. If you don’t have a mental health plan consider a Free Emotional Health Check Up for expert mental health advice.

If you don’t let the psychologist know at the time of booking that you require bulk billing, then full fees would apply as usual. Click on the psychologist’s name, to find out more about them including the link to their online booking system. 

 

Eating Disorders – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Eating Disorders: Amanda has specific training in working with people to overcome problems associated with eating, food, and body image. Making the decision to enter into treatment for an eating disorder can be confronting, however Amanda’s down to earth and friendly approach helps to create a safe environment in which to begin addressing your concerns.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to the client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focused in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

Amanda Hansen PsychCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt.

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Mens Health – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Men’s Health Counselling: Traditionally, men are often brought up to “be tough and strong”. Men often feel that we are expected to handle issues by ourselves without seeking for help from others. This can make us to feel embarrassed for seeking help and support. But, in reality, men should actively seek for support when it is necessary because nobody can hand every issue by himself.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!

Play Therapy – Joey Tai

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

Play Therapy: Children who experience emotional or psychological distress are often hesitant, unwilling or simply unable to communicate their innermost fears, insecurities or emotions. In my experience, I find that children who attend an appointment with a psychologist seem to assume that they are either meeting with an authority figure (such as a principal or police officer) or a medical physician (such as a dentist or GP). As such, they are nervous, fearful and reserved. Play therapy is an excellent form of therapy as it helps to recreate a safe environment for the child, in which he/she can comfortably “be themselves”.

Counselling Approach: Counselling Strategy – Once in this safe and secure environment, I am then able to observe and understand the underlying dynamics that the child experiences in his relationships with his family and friends. The child is open to a more ‘natural’ inquisition to his/her inner world and true shifts in perception can occur. I am then also able to give feedback to the parent on what intervention or changes are necessary to help the child.

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

 

Personality Disorder – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Personality Disorders: Personality disorders generally receive a bad reputation in the community and are seen as chronic or lifelong conditions. Personality issues most often presenting for treatment are Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. I do not often see Avoidant or Antisocial Personality Disorder in a private setting, though I may in an addiction setting.

Counselling Approach: Often clients with a personality disorder are not seeking help for this disorder and may not even be aware it applies to them, I will focus on the issues they are having at present and work on personality concerns in conjunction with living the best life possible. When working with ‘personality’ I prefer to look at the emotional state beneath the symptoms and consider the unconscious defences within the client which are maintaining the personality traits.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologist

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!