Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen

Postnatal Depression – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Postnatal Depression:  A mother herself, Amanda understands the challenges of welcoming a new baby into the family, as well as the physical and psychological impacts. Depression can strike even before baby is born, as well as in the months following birth.

With a friendly and down to earth approach to counselling, Amanda creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and enact positive change.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

Amanda Hansen Brisbane PsychologistCurrent 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!

Grief and Loss Counselling – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Grief and Loss Counselling:  Whilst we most commonly associate the loss of a loved one with feelings of grief, other events can cause these same feelings. These can include the loss of employment, a relationship breakdown, loss of a friendship, illness, and even the loss of a pet.

Loss is a deeply personal experience, rarely following a predictable schedule, and presenting unique reactions for each individual. Grief is not a linear process, and most often people experience grief in waves of emotion.

Counselling Approach: Amanda can assist you through grief and loss by helping you to process your feelings, implement strategies to help you cope with the loss you have experienced, and by providing emotional support during a difficult time.

Amanda Hansen Brisbane PsychologistCurrent 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!

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!

Eating Disorders – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Eating Disorders: Amanda has specific training in working with people to overcome problems associated with eating, food, and body image. Making the decision to enter into treatment for an eating disorder can be confronting, however Amanda’s down to earth and friendly approach helps to create a safe environment in which to begin addressing your concerns.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to the client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focused in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

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!

Couples Therapy – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Couples Therapy:  Amanda has nearly a decade of experience in working with couples experiencing a range of life challenges and relationship issues, including communication difficulties, infidelity, relationship dissatisfaction, and domestic violence situations.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

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!

Pre-Marriage Counselling – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Pre-Marriage Counselling:  So much time and energy is spent preparing and planning for a wedding! However many couples don’t consider planning for the marriage that follows, by having pre-marriage counselling. Studies show that couples who engage in pre-marriage counselling are between 70-80% better off than those who don’t (Bambling, 2007). In addition, counselling before the wedding can help couples establish a positive attitude about seeking help with their marriage further down the road – giving them the best chance of a long-lasting and connected relationship.

Counselling Approach: In pre-marriage counselling, Amanda‘s focus is on providing a safe place for the couple to discuss a range of important and intimate topics related to marriage, such as finances, beliefs and values, roles in marriage, sex and intimacy, dealing with anger, and decision making. The couple are given the opportunity to compare and clarify expectations, strengthen communication skills, explore conflict resolution strategies, and set goals (both individual and relationship-orientated) for the future.

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!

Social Anxiety – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Social Anxiety: Some people experience high levels of anxiety relating to social situations. Many worry about embarrassing themselves or being judged negatively and subsequently find themselves avoiding social interaction.

Counselling Approach: Through the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) we can explore the thoughts associated with the anxiety and implement strategies to assist in overcoming this. In addition to identifying and challenging negative thinking patterns, the use of mindfulness techniques can assist you to make room for uncomfortable and difficult emotions, and take values-guided action.

Amanda Hansen Brisbane PsychologistCurrent 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!