Bipolar Disorder – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

**Please note that Greta is no longer consulting at M1 Psychology.**

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Disorder is characterised by cycling episodes of depression and mania. The episodes of depression are characterised by depressed mood, loss of interest and pleasure and possible suicidal ideation, change in appetite or sleep, loss of energy and so forth. By contrast, the episodes of mania are characterised by distinct periods of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood. Both depressed and manic episodes create risk for the sufferer due to risk of suicide and self-harm during the depressed episode, and poor decision making during a manic episode.

Counselling Approach: Greta uses a variety of approaches when treating Bipolar Disorder including Psychoeducation, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Her approach focuses on managing the symptoms that are most troubling for the client and working to prevent relapse.   

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.