Child Depression – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Child Depression: Childhood depression occurs when a child feels persistent feelings of sadness which interferes with their level of functioning (eg. socialising, school, interests and family life). Symptoms vary from individual to individual but may include: intense feelings of sadness, withdrawal from social activities, loss of appetite, fatigue, change in sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, irritability, physical complaints (stomach pains) and thoughts of suicide.

Counselling Approach: When working with clients, Angela only uses evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. With young clients games may be used to reinforce concepts and keep young clients engaged in the therapeutic process. When working with children Angela involves parents in the sessions as much as possible so that any new skills learnt can be worked on at home.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Childhood Grief – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Childhood Grief: Grief occurs when an individual experiences anguish and sorrow at the loss of a loved one due to death. While grieving, children and adolescents may experience feelings of emptiness, anger, confusion, desertion and insecurity. It is important that they have an opportunity to work through their feelings about their loss.

Counselling Approach: When working with clients, Angela only uses evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. With young clients games may be used to reinforce concepts and keep young clients engaged in the therapeutic process. Angela supports children who are experiencing grief by helping them to understand their loss, helping them to grieve their loved one, and helping them to remember.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Auditory Processing Disorder – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Auditory Processing Disorder: Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) occurs when the brain has difficulty processing what it hears. People with APD have normal hearing, but find it difficult process what they hear, especially in noisy environments (eg classrooms).

Counselling Approach: When working with clients, Angela only uses evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. With young clients, games may be used to reinforce concepts and to keep them engaged in the therapeutic process. When working with children Angela involves parents in the sessions as much as possible so that any new skills learnt can be worked on at home.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

ASD and Aspergers – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

ASD and Aspergers: Angela has specialised skills in providing psychological assessments and effective and realistic recommendations for improving learning outcomes. With children on the Autism Spectrum, Angela finds that social skills training, within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, can help solve problems regarding dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and cognitions, through a goal-oriented systematic procedure.

Counselling Approach: Angela Bromfield began her career as a primary teacher before moving into psychology, so she is uniquely placed to help children in this age group. She is experienced in developing and conducting programs for children with ASD, which typically include exploring emotions, the use of social stories,  modelling and role play of appropriate social skills, and teaching friendship skills such as empathy and conflict resolution.

psychologist Angela BromfieldFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Angela Bromfield began her career as a primary teacher before moving into psychology, so she is uniquely placed to help children in this age group. She can assist with a range of childhood issues, including coping with grief and loss following a death in the family or parental separation, bullying and friendship difficulties, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, giftedness, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Counselling Approach: Angela feels it is important to spend time getting to know her young clients, and ensuring they are comfortable in the sessions. In addition to counselling, Angela has specialised skills in identifying learning difficulties and giftedness in children and adolescents, and is able to provide educational assessments and effective and realistic recommendations for improving learning outcomes.

psychologist Angela BromfieldFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

ACT – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based behavioural therapy, which at it’s core is about accepting what is out of your personal control, and committing to taking action that will improve your life. It has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, anorexia, chronic pain, and work place stress.

Counselling Approach: When I utilise Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, my aim is to help you create a rich, full and meaningful life and take action by your core values. What do you want to stand for in life? What is important to you deep in your heart? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy calls these “values”, and part of the ACT process involves spending time clarifying your core values. This information is then used to help you to set treatment goals, and begin taking action that will improve your life. Additionally, you will learn skills to help you handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively, and so that they have less influence over your life.

psychologist Angela BromfieldFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Psychological Assessments – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield     Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Psychological Assessments: If your child is struggling with any area of learning, a cognitive and educational psychological assessment is an important first step in finding out how they learn, and to identify any areas of difficulty they are having. Once the psychological assessment has been done, an accurate profile of the child’s academic areas of strengths and weaknesses can be used to develop learning strategies and recommendations to support the student with their learning.

Counselling Approach: Angela is former primary teacher and now highly qualified psychologist, experienced in providing psychological assessments for children. She utilises a number of standardised tests such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WPPSI-III and WISC-IV) and and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II). Further assessments are also conducted as required, such as The Comprehensive Test of Phonlogical Processing (CTOPP-2) and Children’s Memory Scale (CMS).

Fees:

  • Cognitive and Educational Assessment: $1800. This includes WISC-IV administration and analysis – $550, WIAT-II assessment and analysis – $550, each of which takes over 3 hours to administer and analyse results; CTOPP-2 administration and scoring – $150, and report – $550 (which is approximately 13 pages including child specific recommendations and takes 4-5 hours to write). Payment can be made in installments as the assessment is usually done over 2-3 sessions. Optional feedback session: $135 in clinic, or $180 to provide feedback at the school with parents and school staff.
  • Cognitive Assessment: $930.  This includes assessment and analysis (approx 3 hrs) – $550; and report fee – $380 (for a report consisting of approximately 10 pages including child specific recommendations, and takes 3-4 hours to write). Optional feedback session: $135 in clinic, or $180 to provide feedback at the school with parents and school staff.

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Please note, Angela has closed her books to assessment clients until further notice due to time constraints.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

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Anxiety Disorders – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is an emotion experienced when an individual feels tense, has worried thoughts and experiences physical changes such an increased heart rate. It usually occurs when a person is in a situation, they feel they are unable to manage effectively. It is normal to experience anxiety from time to time – for instance, when you feel threatened or under stressful circumstances.

However, anxiety becomes a problem when it gets in the way of an individual leading their lives (eg avoiding social situations).

Counselling Approach:  Psychotherapy is the most common method of treatment used with people suffering from anxiety. Of these, Cognitive Behaviour Threapy (CBT) has been proven to be effective but other therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are increasingly being used by clinicians.Depending on the type of intervention, treatment involves replacing or changing the individual’s relationship with negative thoughts. In addition to this, identifying anxiety provoking triggers and teaching skills to handle anxiety when in stressful situations, is an important part of treatment.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Child and Adolescent Anxiety – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Child and Adolescent Anxiety: Anxiety occurs when an individual has intense feelings of worry, tension and physical changes i.e. raised heart rate. Everyone feels anxious from time to time. This behaviour is common in children and most learn how to cope with feelings of anxiety without support. If the anxiety is impacting on the child leading their lives then it may be time to get help.

Counselling Approach: When working with clients, Angela only uses evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. With young clients games may be used to reinforce concepts and keep young clients engaged in the therapeutic process. Situations that anxiety is experienced will be explored during counseling and more helpful ways of dealing with anxious thoughts and feelings taught. When working with children Angela involves parents in the sessions as much as possible so that any new skills learnt can be worked on at home.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 for a standard consult ($220 for initial appointment).

psychoogist Angela BromfieldCurrent Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.