Abra Garfield Quals: BPsych, MPsych (sport & exercise), MAPS.
Teenagers: Abra has worked with children and adolescents in several capacities. He has many years experience working in childcare as a support worker, sport coach, mentor, activity facilitator, and academic tutor. Abra has travelled overseas with youth sport teams as a chaperone, coach, and counselor, and is a Queensland Academy of Sport Approved Provider for psychological services. Through his experience as a sport psychologist (registrar) he has worked with 5-19 year olds in sporting contexts to overcome psychosocial barriers to enjoyment and performance success. This work includes building coping skills and resilience to pressure (emotion regulation), developing clear communication, confidence, goal setting, concentration, and self-control. These skills are valuable not only on the sporting field but also can be generalized to everyday life to improve young people’s ability to tackle the challenges of adolescent and young adult development.
Counselling Approach: Abra takes an innovative approach to engaging teens with therapy, incorporating music, multi-media, and sport/exercise.
Current 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: Phone 3067 9129, or book online.