Intergenerational Conflict – Leonie Sanders

Leonie Sanders       Quals: Dip Mgt, B Psych (Hons), M Org Psych, MAPS

Intergenerational Conflict: For the past 100 years, each new generation has been christened with a title to denote their place in history. Each generation is shaped by the influence of their parents and families and the events and trends occurring around them. Intergenerational conflict today can be found in how middle aged adults balance the needs of caring for their children on the one hand and their ageing parents on the other. Even within the generation conflict occurs when it is perceived that there is an unfair sharing of responsibilities by siblings for ageing parents followed by settlement issues with deceased estates.

Counselling Approach: Leonie uses a combination of Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to develop an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed, and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve the desired outcomes.

(In home consultations available for clients living in the southern region of Brisbane at no extra cost)

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week. Mobile services may be available please call reception for more information.

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

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Leonie Sanders online now!

Japanese Counselling – Yu Takizawa

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

Japanese Counselling:  It is easier for people to talk about personal issues in their own language with a therapist who has extensive experience in supporting Japanese people who struggle with life challenges in Australia. Japanese counselling provides a safe place for Japanese people to confidentially discuss and find ways of dealing with a wide range of social and psychological challenges.

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!

Happiness Development – Yu Takizawa

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

Happiness Development: Happiness and satisfaction in life can be one of the people’s ultimate goals for living. But, we tend to focus on negative parts in our lives and we often feel “we do not know how to become happy”. When difficult time continues, we sometime forget that “we are living to enjoy our lives and strive for happiness”.

Counselling Approach: The shape of happiness is unique for each of us as we all have unique preferences and needs. Yu can explore people’s unique needs and preferences, which are essential for achieving happiness and life satisfaction, and assist people to explore steps and options for fulfilling own needs and developing happiness.

Psychologists have been researching not only “how to deal with mental problems” but also “how to support people for achieving happiness and better life satisfaction”. In fact, many of the strategies used for treating problems in psychotherapy/counselling are also effective strategies for improving people’s happiness. Yu’s preferred 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!

Burnout – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Burnout:  The key features of burnout are exhaustion, lack of motivation and feeling like you aren’t making a difference. In a job it means you basically stop caring about what you do. For example workers in a customer service role no longer care about the people they are paid to be nice too.

Counselling Approach: My key message with burnout is prevention is better than cure. I teach people to develop an internal “burnout radar” that lets them know when they are approaching serious burnout. I use techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy to help the client to make changes in their life.

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

 

Multicultural Counselling – Yu Takizawa

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

Multicultural Counselling:  Every person is unique and has different preferences and needs. Every person has unique cultural values, beliefs and different ways of dealing with situations, which come from the unique combinations of racial, ethnical, sexual, professional, and personal backgrounds. A therapy can be most effective when a therapist understands the unique needs of people and is able to tailor the process of counselling accordingly.

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!

Chronic Medical Conditions – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Pain Management:  Chronic pain is a big problem in Australia. Increasingly psychologists are helping clients manage pain. I have worked with clients recovery from work related injuries as well as clients who have had long term problems with addiction to pain medication.

Counselling Approach: Mindfulness skills training, and Cognitive behaviour therapy have been proven to be effective in reducing the likelihood that someone will develop a serious disability following an injury. Sometimes the healing process will take months or years, and the best way to handle it is to pace yourself and try to think positively.

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

 

Depression – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Depression: Depression is a recognised condition that can affect anyone at any time of life. You may not feel bad all day, however in general your mood and thinking can be very negative. You may also have trouble with sleep, appetite, and feel very lethargic and unmotivated. Trying to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘just get yourself together’ may help temporarily, however therapy and/or medication may be required for longer term results. If you are unsure why life looks and feels different, visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later.

Counselling Approach: Mia believes that every client who attends the clinic has their own story, their own challenges to overcome, and a specific set of values that drive their life choices. Mia endeavours to accommodate individual differences and assist clients to reach achievable goals. She focuses on Cognitive and Behaviour therapies with an emphasis on self-empowerment to help you build a sense of control and mastery whilst regaining a strong sense of self.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $155 hr. For information on hardship rates please contact reception. Please note that Mia will only be seeing private clients in 2018 and no referrals under Medicare.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!

Cult Recovery – Dr Amanda White

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

Cult Recovery: People rarely enter a cult environment knowingly. They can find themselves out of depth over time, isolated and struggling with abusive segregating relationships, dealing with the conflict of hearing these relationships labelled in the cult community as caring, supportive, or even loving. Given the misinformation of cult groups, it can be very useful to develop a deep understanding of what a cult is, to assess the often deceptive nature of cult-related harm, and develop strategies to rebuild social and personal confidence outside of the group.  Engaging in the process to heal from and move beyond a cult experience can seem daunting. This may seem particularly true at the start, but can also be evident in recovery as insight and awareness grows along the journey away from abusive relationships with specific groups or people.

Counselling Approach: Amanda’s approach to cult recovery is founded on developing a trusting and supportive relationship first. This relationship is strengths focused, based on an education framework, and aims to reconnect confidence in critical thinking skills. Beliefs and values before, during, and after cult involvement are often worth taking a closer look at. Emotional regulation strategies may be a central tenet of therapy depending on the cult experience. Strategies may address a wide range of emotional states, such as trauma, anxiety, dissociation, as well as grief and loss, anger and guilt or shame. Ultimately we are working towards resilience, discovering purpose and self-identity after the cult.

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.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com

 

 

Hoarding – Leonie Sanders

Leonie Sanders       Quals: Dip Mgt, B Psych (Hons), M Org Psych, MAPS

Hoarding: Hoarding is characterised by an inability to part with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. An individual usually experiences great distress at the thought of getting rid of any of their possessions resulting in an excessive accumulation of items. An individual may then be subjected to physical health risks such as:

  • Increased risk of falls
  • Injury or being trapped by shifting or falling items
  • Fire hazards
  • Undertaking personal care, such as bathing or cooking

(In home consultations available for clients living in the southern region of Brisbane at no extra cost)

Counselling Approach: Leonie uses a combination of Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to develop an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed, and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve the desired outcomes.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week. Mobile services may be available please call reception for more information.

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

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Leonie Sanders online now!