Child and Adolescent Anxiety – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett      Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Child and Adolescent Anxiety: Anxiety is a difficult experience for anyone no matter their age. For a young person, anxiety can be crippling and impact on their lives from home to school, interfering with ability to make friends, complete schoolwork, or sleep in their own bed. It can be difficult to recognize anxiety in a young person due to their efforts to hide it and appear “confident.” Early detection and seeking support is very important in helping young people with anxiety achieve their full potential.

Counselling Approach: Rose works with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat anxiety with children and young people. She believes understanding of anxiety and how it is maintained is vital, followed through with clear, effective skill building to treat the physical, behavioural, and cognitive symptoms.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Psychodynamic Therapy – Claire Pang

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

Psychodynamic Therapy:  This is a short-term intervention that places an emphasis on exploring unconscious conflicts and patterns of behaviour. Therapists help clients gain an understanding how their difficulties in life are perpetuated, and also how to develop the ability to interact positively with others.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, 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

 

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

 

Infant Mental Health – Cassandra Gist

Cassandra Gist  –  Quals: B Psych (Hons), M Applied Psychology (Health)

Infant Mental Health: Infant mental health is very important for young children as it is the baseline for their future mental health. Research shows that children’s abilities to effectively manage their emotions is one of the most important factors for success in school, work, and relationships in the long-term. Babies are influenced by genetics from their biological parents and by the environment they are born into. For example if the baby’s mother has mental health issues, this can increase the likelihood that the child will be at risk of mental health issues. Additionally, how the child is raised, what they are exposed to during developmental stages, can also effect their mental health. This infers that the mental health of the parent is critical factor in the mental health of the child. Studies show that early childhood trauma left untreated for long time periods, can increase the intensity of a mental health condition later on in life.

Counselling Approach: Cassandra believes that it is important to integrate therapy with both the parent and the child, especially a young child. Cassandra provides a warm, empathetic approach to explore the issues with the whole family. She utilises evidence based therapeutic methods that are proven to achieve positive outcomes. Quite often, treating a parent’s mental health condition or distress, can have a positive effect on the child. Ideally, if the psychologist can provide skills to the parent across some therapy sessions, then the parent can interact and manage their child on their own using these new techniques. As we know it is the parent who spends a greater amount of time with their children and can pass on their skills to their children. Parents can be provided with psychoeducation, cognitive behaviour therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), while play therapy and Cognitive behavioural therapy can be integrated between the child and parent.

Fees:
 Usually $180/hr (initial appt $220). Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Availability: Usually within a week including evening appointments.

Practice Location: M1 Psychology, 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, QLD.

Appointments: 3067 9129 or book with Cassandra Gist online now!