Family Therapy – Cobus Kleynhans

Cobus Kleynhans     Quals: BA (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)

Family Therapy: Clinical Psychologist Cobus Kleynhans has undertaken specialist training in the techniques and practice of Brief Therapy and systemic Couples and Family Therapy. He can assist with a range of family issues, including blended family challenges, separation and divorce, domestic violence, parenting difficulties, enhancing emotional attunement with your child/ren, and adjusting to change.

Counselling Approach: In therapy, Cobus uses mindfulness-based practices to help individuals and couples to become aware of their attachment styles; these attachment styles are established in the early childhood dynamic between the primary care giver and child. The therapeutic aim with some individuals and couples is to make visible and revise the way they typically relate to their partners, parents, children, colleagues and even to their own experiences of themselves and the world, thereby creating new possibilities for connecting with others.

Cobus KleynhansAvailability: Usually within one week.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Hardships rates may be available.  Please call reception

Please note: Cobus’ books are currently closed. 

Family Therapy – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Critical Parent Syndrome: So many people are effected by critical or chaotic parents.  This leads to insecure attachments, anxiety, low self-esteem, low self worth, a lack of sense of self, and depression. If you can relate to being subject to a highly critical parent, or a parent/s with chaotic and unusual behaviours, you can find help and develop a meaningful, stable life.  Your concerns and issues need to be valued.  You may often find you question your own ability to make decisions and value.  Having a critical parent can also significantly impact on your ability to adjust to major life changes, or managing conflict, and assert yourself in everyday interactions.  Or, perhaps you find yourself very angry, depressed and uncertain.

Counselling Approach: Trudy Sheffield has extensive training in working with clients with complex family trauma and self-value issues.
Trudy draws on Cognitve Behavioural, Strength based and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychoanalytic Therapy when working with you to make positive change. She has a respectful, warm approach to clients, offering a non-judgmental environment to clients whilst maintaining strong professional boundaries.

Current Availability: Usually 2-3 weeks.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appointment for clinical appointments.  Health or Medicare Rebates may apply. Forensic sessions (for non-mental health based clients) incur an initial fee of $250. Subsequent sessions will cost $210.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments:   Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online.

Family Therapy – Tiegan Holtham

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

Family Therapy: No matter what we do, we can’t escape our family. The reality is that even if we cut off from family, we cannot erase the impact that our parents, siblings, and relatives have had on our lives. But sometimes, being in a family is tough – especially when adjusting to change, experiencing loss or experiencing conflict. Family therapy can be extremely helpful in supporting communication understanding and trust between all members of the family.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan is trained in various schools of family therapy, and typically takes a systemic approach to supporting families get through tough times. She is a down to earth and compassionate therapist, who also draws on Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy to best suit client needs.

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.