Adjustment to Change – Susanne Gilmour

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

Adjustment to Change: For most people, change involves some degree of stress. Some individuals can find life changes – such as marrying or entering into a live-in relationship with their partner; becoming a parent; moving house, city and/or country; separation, divorce or widowhood; moving to a new school; or starting a new job – so stressful, that an “adjustment disorder” may develop.

Counselling Approach: A psychologist with many years of experience, Susanne Gilmour has found that with support and counsel, her clients have found that the mood experienced (similar to depression and anxiety) is  usually short-lived, unless there is some trauma in the background. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is particularly effective in treating most adjustment disorders.

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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.


Adjustment to Change – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Adjustment to Change: One thing we can be sure of in life is that change is inevitable. Whether we welcome a change, or fight the change that is happening, stress can be part of this process. Signs that you may be having issues with adjustment to change include feeling down or unusually elevated, being self-destructive, having poor sleep quality, ongoing issues with concentration and/or decision making, as well as anxiety symptoms. Beyond managing the change itself, adjustment issues can lead us to feel like we’ve lost our emotional balance. If this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to get that balance back.

Counselling Approach: Amanda finds adjustment to change is usually addressed effectively brief therapy addressing emotional wellbeing, assuming there are no other pre-existing or co-occurring issues of note. Counselling services offered by Amanda are tailored to her clients’ needs, merging best practice with their presentation.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.




Adjustment to Change – Lauren Burrow

Lauren Burrow       Quals: B. Psychological Science (Hons); Grad. Cert. Health Promotion

Adjustment to Change: Even with the best-laid plans, life can throw a curve ball at us: whether it be the break-down of what we had thought was a strong relationship (whether with a partner, friend or member of the family), loss of employment due to unexpected redundancy or injury, through to health problems that have led to a reduction in our quality of life. These situations can leave even the seemingly strong people amongst us struggling to keep up with the changes, manage the new stressors, and adapt to the new circumstances. Seeking help and support from a Psychologist at this time is one way of taking some control over these circumstances, and it is definitely okay to admit that you would like some extra help during difficult periods of your life.

Counselling Approach: When struggling with unexpected and unwanted changes, it can be hard to see the good that is still around us; Lauren approaches sessions with clients having difficulty adjusting to changes in their life by helping them see things from a different perspective, to see what is actually still going well, to identify their strengths rather than continuing to focus on what is wrong. Lauren uses evidence-based therapeutic techniques based in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Positive Psychology to help clients not just come to terms with their changed circumstances, but to find ways to thrive in them.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced rates may be available please call reception.

Availability: Usually within a week.

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

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422 or book Lauren Burrow online now!

Adjustment to Change – Tiegan Holtham

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

Adjustment to change: Change is an inevitable part of life, however even positive and long awaited change can be challenging to adjust to. Going through periods of change, whether sudden or planned, can cause various emotions such as grief and loss, fear or anxiety, anger, stress and more. People often find themselves thinking “what if”, or beating themselves up over how they have handled things. Change is so tough because it requires us to live and respond differently to how we are used to. If you are struggling to adjust to recent or upcoming changes in your life, you do not have go through it alone.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan is down to earth and follows a strength based solution focused approach, while supporting clients to process and accept the losses and benefits that come with life changes. Tiegan draws upon a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focussed therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy to support her clients.

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.

Please note: Tiegan’s books are currently closed.