Marriage Counselling – Joey Tai

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

Marriage Counselling: Joey specialises in working with individuals or couples who have relationship/marriage problems, and encourages his clients to explore and address some of the inner conflicts within themselves which may have contributed to their accompanying relational difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; you are free to share and delve deeper into your own personal life so as to understand and subsequently modify the factors which might have held you back in your personal relationships. Joey believes that everyone has a need to be listened to and in this process of attending to your personal sharing, he is able to provide helpful insights into why you may have difficulties in your relationships.

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

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!

Social Anxiety – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Social Anxiety:  “Should I go to that party?”
“There will be lots of people there that I don’t know. I will feel really anxious, maybe embarrass myself”
The vicious cycle of social anxiety revolves around inner conversations like this. If you don’t go to the party, then in the short term you don’t feel anxious, but in the long term it gets worse. You don’t meet new people, don’t practice talking to people, often feel ashamed of yourself for not going.

Counselling Approach: I use acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy. I use a lot of humour in my sessions because being able to laugh at yourself is a really helpful skill when it comes to dealing with anxiety. I help people develop strategies to handle their anxiety in the short term so that they can break out of the cycle of social anxiety.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129

 

Adjustment to Change – Yu Takizawa

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

Adjustment to Change:  We experience “Changes” throughout our lives (e.g. changes in physical conditions, family structure, relationship, workplace, school, society and country/city of living). Changes demand people to make adjustment in new situations and environment. While changes can become valuable opportunities for people to learn useful skills and abilities, the process of adjustment can become overwhelming and stressful and this can result in people to suffer from a wide range of biological, social and psychological issues. Professional support can be valuable resource for people to make effective adjustment in new life situations.

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!

Domestic Violence – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons)

Domestic Voilence: Domestic Violence is when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to control or dominate the other person, causing them to live in fear. There are several different forms of abuse including psychological abuse, verbal abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse and physical abuse.
Counselling sessions are available by appointment only and last for approximately fifty minutes to one hour. It is not appropriate to bring partners or children to counselling appointments.
Intervention will include risk assessment and safety planning.  Safety will always come first and it must be understood that intervention could include advocacy with and referral to other key services.
Intervention will focus on understanding cycle of violence, understanding power and control in relationships, healthy boundaries and healthy relationships.

Counselling Approach: Trudy has experience and training to work with perpetrators of domestic and general violence to learn the drivers behind family violence, core beliefs, gendered beliefs and how to challenge these to make significant positive changes and work towards equality and respect within relationships.  Her approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural and Duluth model training and experience to identify permission statements, dysfunction core beliefs and thought challenging strategies to impact upon emotions and subsequent behaviors.  Violence is an epidemic that must be reduced and stopped in our communities.

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.

Substance Misuse – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Substance Misuse:  Substance abuse rarely occurs without another underlying problem. The best way to approach this is to deal with all problems with the same psychologist. With 10 years experience in the substance abuse field, depression, anxiety, trauma and increasingly psychosis are part and parcel of the treatment approach.

Counselling Approach: Holistic, recovery based, client centered. Goal focused- harm minimization or abstinence being the two main goals. Depending on the clients preferences and previous experience, I use acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and transactional analysis.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129

Neuropsychotherapy – Yu Takizawa

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

Multicultural Counselling:  Neuropsychoterhapy is a psychotherapy approach informed by the findings from neuroscience, which can be integrated with traditional psychotherapy approaches, such as Person-centred approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to optimise the outcome of psychotherapy/counselling.

The research in neuroscience informed that the development of “enriched environment” that promotes “sense of safety” is the fundamental condition that promotes the management of stress and anxiety by limbic system, optimises the functioning of left frontal cortex that manages rational, logical and positive thinking patterns, and enables people to develop more functional behaviours for overcoming a wide range of social and psychological issues.

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 focuses on the development of “Enriched environment” for each client that effectively fulfills the biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs of people and optimises their brain functioning for overcoming current and future problems.

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!

Addictions – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Addictions:  Alcohol, drugs, computer games, shopping, exercise.
Not all addictions are bad. People sometimes need help getting perspective on their addictions so they make a sensible decision.  The question to ask yourself is what am I avoiding. Do the costs to myself and my relationships outweigh the benefits.

Counselling Approach: Having worked for 10 years with substance abuse clients in various settings I have learned to use a variety of approaches to hand addictions. I use acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy depending on a clients previous treatment experience and their readiness to change.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129

 

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.