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!

Bipolar Disorder – Dr Amanda White

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

Bipolar Disorder: Looking for support, education, or guidance? Learn to recognise the signs of bipolar disorder, as well as address the mood swings and related symptoms.

Counselling Approach: Develop strategies for recovery from episodes through a tailored intervention with Amanda White. She is experienced in such treatments as interpersonal and social rhythm therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which have proven outcomes with bipolar management.

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.



Bipolar Disorder – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Bipolar Disorder: Some people suffer from intense mood swings, and may experience prolonged periods of deep depression during which it is difficult to engage with normal activities and life may not seem worthwhile. At other times, they may experience intense energy and a high mood, accompanied by a decreased need for sleep, and altered judgement. If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from Bipolar Disorder. If so, it is important to visit your GP and obtain a formal diagnosis before seeking therapy, because there are physical and endocrine conditions that can mimic Bipolar Disorder and medication may be necessary to stabilise your moods.

Counselling Approach: When working with someone who has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, I take time to ensure that the person has a thorough understanding of the Disorder, and how it is likely to affect their life. I always work collaboratively to ensure that people are comfortable with their treatment plan, and feel empowered to make choices about their lifestyle. Treatment normally focuses on making lifestyle changes to help keep a balanced mood, stress management to limit the likelihood of stress-induced relapses, crisis planning so that if a relapse occurs the person has some control over their acute crisis, and looking at through and behaviour patterns that may predict and maintain fluctuating moods, and working to establish more healthy patterns.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422



Bipolar Disorder – Vivian Jarrett

Vivian Jarrett    Quals: B Psych (hons), GCert Res Com, MAPS, MAICD

Bipolar Disorder:  Vivian has worked with adults with bipolar for over a decade and more recently has taught in the psychiatry program in QLD.  Vivian is able to give an opinion on diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder for Type 1 and Type 2 disorders.

Counselling Approach:  Bipolar disorder often requires a collaborative counselling approach which focuses on regulating social rhythms, sleep routine, diet and utilising social support effectively.  Professional support may include other health professionals like your GP, psychiatrist or case manager.  The use of counselling has been found to be more useful than medication alone.

Current Availability: Appointments are available week days and after hours. Limited availability at Loganholme.

Fees: $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply. Bartercard clients are welcome.

Practice Location:

Vivian-Jarrett-PsychMt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.


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



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.