Weight Loss Management – Leia Redman

Leia Redman    Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Overcoming Psychological Barrier to Weight Loss: Many people often experience failed attempts at weight loss due to repeated use of fad diets, instead of looking at weight loss from a lifestyle change perspective. People often forget to consider and treat the psychological barriers that contribute to weight gain; and jump quickly into weight reduction techniques. Not addressing the causes to weight gain often leads to minimal or no weight loss and increased hopelessness, disappointment and shame.

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For clients seeking to lose weight, Leia uses a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behaviour Modification. ACT helps to establish your values; provide strategies for taking committed action to change; as well as coping strategies. It is also important to explore why comfort eating occurs (e.g. trauma) as this will often help deal with triggers to unhealthy lifestyle choices, and alleviate the desire to do it. For example, sometimes people eat to avoid feeling emotional pain (to distract themselves). Learning helpful strategies can reduce the desire to use food to numb pain, and actually effectively deal with the pain itself.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

 

Mens Health Counselling – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Men’s Health Counselling: Men generally have different attitudes and behaviours when it comes to health issues and help-seeking behaviours.  To best engage this group, have them better understand their psychological experience and for them to receive value from counselling can often require a customised approach.  Issues related to self esteem and identity are particularly important when working with men.

Counselling ApproachAinsley’s approach is very down to earth, collaborative, structured and supported.  She aims to support her male clients to understand their psychological experience in a manner which is factual, informational, understandable and perspective enabling.  Working collaboratively with male clients she uses a variety of often structured approaches to facilitate problem-solving, clarity and self-efficacy.

Ainsley Salsbury

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com

 

 

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, 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 30th June 2016 (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. 

 

Mens’ Health Counselling – Tiegan Holtham

Tiegan Holtham      Quals: BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS                         

Mens Health Counselling: Men and women are different, and so are the issues they face, and how they deal with them. While women are culturally supported to discuss concerns and seek help, often men are not. This means that men typically experience more pressure to go through life managing hardships on their own, and can be discouraged from accessing support.

The reality is however, that men and women are both human, and sometimes we all need some guidance and support. Men face unique challenges in life, and sometimes come up against something they can’t conquer without help. Counselling can be a space free of judgement or responsibility, to help through the tougher moments.

Counselling Approach:  Tiegan enjoys working with men, and worked for years within the construction and trade industry, as both a labourer and counsellor. She typically takes a no frills, solution focused approach with clients, and utilises motivation interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients move through tough times and reach their optimum.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. Appointments available Saturdays.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 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 Tiegan Holtham online now!

Parenting Skills – Leia Redman

Leia Redman    Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children: Parenting a child can be the most joyous, yet most challenging job, you will ever do. Finding a consistent and effective discipline system can alleviate a great deal of pressure in the household. Do you find that you are: Explaining yourself to your child, over and over again; trying to persuade your child to do what needs to be done; not being heard; arguing with your child; trying to make them understand your point of view; yelling at your child; at a loss for what to do?

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For effective Parent Strategies Leia uses the 123 Magic approach to discipline by Dr. Thomas Phelan. The 123 Magic program helps to reduce the amount of talking and emotion while disciplining your child; to provide a consistent and easy to understand discipline system; to reduce the amount of guilt and anger often associated with disciplining your child; and overall to gain prompt compliance from your child – so more time can be spent doing the things you both enjoy, rather than getting caught up in anger and frustration.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

 

Eating Disorders – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health) 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 2-3 days.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 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

Performance Psychology – Abra Garfield

Abra Garfield    Quals: BPsych, MPsych (Sport and Exercise)

Performance Psychology: Individuals and groups that are serious about performance make large sacrifices and undergo significant stress and even suffering, to achieve greatness in their chosen field. It takes time, effort and resilience to achieve peak performance in the face of a diverse set of challenges. The following elements of Performance Psychology can provide the boost you need:

  • Developing Mental Skills – honing focus, increasing motivation, improving communication and self-talk, growing self-confidence & harnessing emotions.
  • Improving practice, preparation and planning – practice like you play, goal-getting, performance profiling, time management.
  • Counselling – opening up about your performance world and history; explore and find meaning or resolution around difficult experiences like injury or future challenges, improve coping.

I am trained in the field of sport and exercise psychology and work with the AFL Players’ Association and in private practice. I provide a range of support services to meet the diverse challenges faced by those who are committed to the pursuit of excellence. Sport and Performance Psychology can be utilised to develop the mind and hone its faculties for peak performance in music, business leadership and other areas, regardless of the presence of a psychological problem or barrier. It’s about building strong minds stronger!

Counselling Approach:  Psychologist Abra Garfield believes in a Positive, Compassionate and Practical approach to supporting people to:

  1. Understand their lives and behaviours;
  2. Grow, find meaning and sustainable happiness for themselves and those around them;
  3. Make significant changes in their lives to improve their wellbeing.

Sports Psychologist Abra GarfieldCurrent 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: Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online.

Website:   www.summitperformancepsych.com

Logotherapy – Greg Turner

Greg Turner  Quals: B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (App Psych), Cert GMH, MAPS

Logotherapy: Although many people have heard of Viktor Frankl, the developer of Logotherapy, and have read his seminal book Man’s Search for Meaning, Logotherapy is unfortunately not well known today. As an existential and humanistic therapy Logotherapy has three broad tenets: Life has meaning under all circumstances; our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life; and we have freedom to find meaning in what we do, and what we experience, or at least in the stand we take when faced with a situation of unchangeable suffering. Despite not being a well-known therapy Logotherapy is ideal for our fast-paced 21st Century where competition rules and it’s easy to lose our meaning in life. The Logotherapist works with individuals to learn to detach from situations, choose an attitude about them self, establish their own determinants regarding the way to live life and respond to the world, and thus shape their own character and become responsible for themselves.

Counselling Approach: Greg has been practicing psychology for almost 20 years and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to counselling utilising a relaxed and informal approach which recognises that as human beings we all have times in our lives when things don’t go well, sometimes we fall down, and sometimes we need a bit of help. Greg is committed to helping his clients find solutions to their problems, to improve their situations in life, and to recover from the nasty things that life sometimes throws at us. Greg utilises humanistic approaches such as existential therapy (Logotherapy), interpersonal therapy, and Mindfulness, as well as practical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. For single event trauma Greg has achieved many successes with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) techniques.

Current Availability: Usually within a week, evening appointments available.

Fees: $220 per hour for an initial appointment, $180 per hour for subsequent appointments.
Medicare and health fund rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Greg Turner online now!

 

Trauma and PTSD – Greg Turner

Greg Turner  Quals: B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (App Psych), Cert GMH, MAPS

Trauma & PTSD: What constitutes trauma is culturally and individually based and is something which tends to overwhelm a person and their normal coping mechanisms and results in that person feeling very anxious and distressed.  There are physical and psychological components of trauma reactions which people can experience from a single event, or from multiple events (complex trauma). The stress from trauma is natural and normal and is not a disorder or deficiency within the person, however it can be debilitating and it is something that can be addressed with counselling. Some people can go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but the good news is that trauma and PTSD can be successfully treated using a combination of therapies suited to the trauma context and the individual person.

Counselling Approach: Greg has been practicing psychology for almost 20 years and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to counselling utilising a relaxed and informal approach which recognises that as human beings we all have times in our lives when things don’t go well, sometimes we fall down, and sometimes we need a bit of help. Greg is committed to helping his clients find solutions to their problems, to improve their situations in life, and to recover from the nasty things that life sometimes throws at us. Greg utilises humanistic approaches such as existential therapy (Logotherapy), interpersonal therapy, and Mindfulness, as well as practical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. For single event trauma Greg has achieved many successes with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) techniques.

Current Availability: Usually within a week, evening appointments available.

Fees: $220 per hour for an initial appointment, $180 per hour for subsequent appointments.
Medicare and health fund rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Greg Turner online now!