Anger Management – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Anger Management: Anger is normal, but sometimes the behaviours that go with that anger are damaging to ourselves, others or property. It is these wrong behaviours that we seek to alter in anger management.

Counselling Approach: Awareness and the earnest desire to change are important factors in anger management. It is about learning to behave in the way that we want to behave, not the way we behave by default. The key is: STOP – Think – Then do or speak; and by thinking can we soften the response to the situation that has made us angry.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Anger Management – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Anger Management: Why do I get angry all the time? Anger is often associated with the frustration of being unable to get what you want from others, or it can be caused from miscommunication. Many people with a history of anger issues often feel stuck and frustrated with themselves and others. Consequently, their aggressive behaviours push their partners, children and friends away.

To deal with anger, some believe that venting out can help them calm down; conversely, others deal with anger by suppressing their frustration. Research shows that outward expression can actually escalate aggressive behaviours that may result in interpersonal relationship problems and also negatively impact other important areas of life.  Unmanaged anger can also cause health problems such as headaches, insomnia, increased anxiety, depression and heart attacks.

Counselling Approach: Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions, and special interest in anger management counseling. It has been an immensely rewarding experience for her to witness clients benefiting from anger management counseling.  They are not only able to use strategies to manage their anger, but also able to develop more fulfilling relationships with significant others.  Claire has experience in helping many individuals with anger problems that cause interpersonal conflicts, poor job satisfaction, relationship strains and threats to individuals’ well-being.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Seniors Counselling – Susanne Gilmour

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

Seniors Counselling: Sadly, unlike in other less modernized cultures, western societies view ageing as a process of inevitable deterioration and usefulness, and the elderly a burden on taxpayers. Once upon a time, the older members of society were valued for their wisdom, and supported by their families and communities when ill health and disability set in and partners passed on.

Seniors in our society are often left alone to struggle with tough issues such as the loss of  their life partner, financial hardship, the departure of their children to lives far away, ill health, and in the search for a meaningful life after retirement and when children leave home. Is it any wonder that many of our seniors commonly develop depression!

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour has found that one of the most enriching experiences for her as a counselor is working with older people, who have  deep wisdom and rich life experiences to draw upon. She counts it a privilege to work alongside older people to help them find new meaning and satisfaction in life, as they reflect with pride on their achievements in the past.

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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.

Phobias – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Phobias: A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation that affects your whole well-being. At a physical level, you experience a rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, dry mouth and sweating. Behaviourally, you start avoiding the situation that has evoked fear and your life becomes more limited. Strong fears also cause great emotional distress. If the intense fear seem irrational and inexplicable, it would be natural to raise the question “why”.  Genetic imprints, personality, upbringing or recent life stresses can partly contribute to the development of a phobia. Learning about the causes of phobias is not enough to overcome your particular difficulty; a comprehensive treatment addresses physiological, behavioural and emotional aspects of fear by introducing:

  • Relaxation techniques to calm your body
  • Exposure to fear stimuli to eliminate avoidance behaviour
  • Positive self-talk

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She treats adults and couples, and is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

Panic Disorder – Nicole Wimmer

Nicole Wimmer    Quals: B Sc (Psych), MA (Psych), PG Cert Mgmt, Grad Dip Safety Science, MAPS.

Panic Disorder: Panic attacks are episodes that come “out of the blue”. They peak within a few minutes and cause feelings of terror and alarming physical symptoms that may include: pounding heart, sweating, trembling or shaking, shortness of breath, choking, chest pain, nausea or abdominal discomfort, “jelly” legs, dizziness, a feeling of being detached from oneself, fear of losing control, going crazy, fear of dying, numbness or tingling sensations, or chills or hot flushes.

People have often sought medical attention only to be told that there is no medical reason for their symptoms. People often dread the next attack and sometimes avoid places or situations where they have had panic attacks.

Counselling Approach: Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Fees:   Usually $180/hr and inital appointments $220 hr. Medicare and health rebates may apply.  Evening appointments available.  For reduced rates please contact reception.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

Nicole Wimmer psychologist

Practice Location:

Brisbane – 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

Men’s Health Counselling – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Men’s Health Counselling: Men suffer from all the emotional issues females suffer from, but males are programmed to behave differently to those emotions, to hold them in. It is important that men are allowed to express their emotions in a constructive and safe way. Men also suffer from illnesses such as prostate cancer that need care and assistance the same as any other illness as they travel through that scary world.

Counselling Approach: I believe that the major need for men in counselling is to be heard and understood. Talking about and/or learning to talk about issues is an essential part of any therapy with men. Also, allowing men to express their feelings in their own way indicates that their feelings are genuine and cared about. I believe a good session is just that: talking and caring.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

 

Bipolar Disorder – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Disorder causes intense shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels and significantly affects the ability to carry out day-to-day activities. You may experience episodes of feeling high, over-excited and reckless which can then shift to feeling extremely low, helpless and depressed with a drop in motivation.

Counselling Approach: Using a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) we can work to reduce the impact of Bipolar Disorder in your life. Emotion regulation and assistance managing the effects of medication are also important aspects of the treatment process.

Amanda Hansen PsychCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

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

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Adjustment to Change – Nicole Wimmer

Nicole Wimmer    Quals: B Sc (Psych), MA (Psych), PG Cert Mgmt, Grad Dip Safety Science, MAPS.

Adjustment to change: Life throws us challenges at times and often with little to no time to contemplate how we are going to manage before we have to. Whether it is redundancy, single parenthood, disability, or work restructure, sometimes it is hard to imagine feeling in control again. It is possible to develop skills to manage current issues and to better equip ourselves to deal with future challenges as they arise.

Counselling Approach: Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Fees:   Usually $180/hr and inital appointments $220 hr. Medicare and health rebates may apply.  Evening appointments available.  For reduced rates please contact reception.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

Nicole Wimmer psychologist

Practice Location:

Brisbane – 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

CBT – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A widely practiced intervention based on extensive research evidence for treating many types of emotion, behavioural and psychiatric problems. CBT focuses on the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Therapists help clients learn to recognise unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to develop healthier skills and better manage their psychological distress.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com