Adjustment to Change – Susanne Gilmour

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

Adjustment to Change: For most people, change involves some degree of stress. Some individuals can find life changes – such as marrying or entering into a live-in relationship with their partner; becoming a parent; moving house, city and/or country; separation, divorce or widowhood; moving to a new school; or starting a new job – so stressful, that an “adjustment disorder” may develop.

Counselling Approach: A psychologist with many years of experience, Susanne Gilmour has found that with support and counsel, her clients have found that the mood experienced (similar to depression and anxiety) is  usually short-lived, unless there is some trauma in the background. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is particularly effective in treating most adjustment disorders.

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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.


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


Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

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!

Adjustment to Change – Dr Amanda White

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

Adjustment to Change: One thing we can be sure of in life is that change is inevitable. Whether we welcome a change, or fight the change that is happening, stress can be part of this process. Signs that you may be having issues with adjustment to change include feeling down or unusually elevated, being self-destructive, having poor sleep quality, ongoing issues with concentration and/or decision making, as well as anxiety symptoms. Beyond managing the change itself, adjustment issues can lead us to feel like we’ve lost our emotional balance. If this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to get that balance back.

Counselling Approach: Amanda finds adjustment to change is usually addressed effectively brief therapy addressing emotional wellbeing, assuming there are no other pre-existing or co-occurring issues of note. Counselling services offered by Amanda are tailored to her clients’ needs, merging best practice with their presentation.

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.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.




Adjustment to Change – Lauren Burrow

Lauren Burrow       Quals: B. Psychological Science (Hons); Grad. Cert. Health Promotion

Adjustment to Change: Even with the best-laid plans, life can throw a curve ball at us: whether it be the break-down of what we had thought was a strong relationship (whether with a partner, friend or member of the family), loss of employment due to unexpected redundancy or injury, through to health problems that have led to a reduction in our quality of life. These situations can leave even the seemingly strong people amongst us struggling to keep up with the changes, manage the new stressors, and adapt to the new circumstances. Seeking help and support from a Psychologist at this time is one way of taking some control over these circumstances, and it is definitely okay to admit that you would like some extra help during difficult periods of your life.

Counselling Approach: When struggling with unexpected and unwanted changes, it can be hard to see the good that is still around us; Lauren approaches sessions with clients having difficulty adjusting to changes in their life by helping them see things from a different perspective, to see what is actually still going well, to identify their strengths rather than continuing to focus on what is wrong. Lauren uses evidence-based therapeutic techniques based in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Positive Psychology to help clients not just come to terms with their changed circumstances, but to find ways to thrive in them.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced rates may be available please call reception.

Availability: Usually within a week.

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

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422 or book Lauren Burrow online now!

Adjustment to Change – Melanie Green

Melanie Green –  Quals: B. Psych (Hons); Cert in Comm Services; AMAPS – Provisional Psychologist.

Adjustment to Change: Change can occur in all different shapes and sizes. Change might be graduating school and going to university, having a baby, getting a divorce or moving house. Some of these changes may be challenging, stressful or scary and have an effect on your day-to-day life. An unexpected negative change can even cause you to feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious. If these feelings come up for you, it may be helpful to talk to a therapist to help you process and adjust to the change so that you can move forward.

Counselling approach: Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She uses Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to help clients to define the old role and new role din a balanced and realistic way, accept the emotional component of the loss of the old role and develop and implement skills and attitudes that overcome the perceived challenges of the new role.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees: $90 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are also available for those experiencing financial hardship. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Medicare or Health rebates available for seeing a provisional psychologist.Melanie-Green

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt- 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
Loganholme- Unit 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now!