Chronic Medical Conditions – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Pain Management:  Chronic pain is a big problem in Australia. Increasingly psychologists are helping clients manage pain. I have worked with clients recovery from work related injuries as well as clients who have had long term problems with addiction to pain medication.

Counselling Approach: Mindfulness skills training, and Cognitive behaviour therapy have been proven to be effective in reducing the likelihood that someone will develop a serious disability following an injury. Sometimes the healing process will take months or years, and the best way to handle it is to pace yourself and try to think positively.

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

 

Chronic Medical Conditions – Lauren Burrow

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

Chronic Medical Conditions: When chronic pain or injury strikes down a previously healthy individual, their whole world can be thrown into turmoil: changes to physical ability, energy-levels, recreational activities, as well as their relationships with others and view of themselves can be significantly impacted. Counselling can give people with chronic medical conditions a non-judgmental, confidential space to work through their grief at what they have lost, adjust their perspective if they are only able to see a negative view of their situation, and develop strategies for enhancing their life within the bounds of their medical restrictions.

Counselling Approach: When clients present with chronic medical conditions, Lauren treats with with sensitivity and compassion, and tries to create a space where their fears, concerns and worries can be heard without judgment. Lauren utilises therapeutic techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to assist clients with chronic medical conditions to adapt to their new changes, develop coping skills/strategies that work for them, as well as identify what is going well and helping them to build on these successes.

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!

Chronic Medical Conditions – Tiegan Holtham

Tiegan Holtham      Quals: BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS                         

Chronic Medical Conditions: Chronic medical conditions affect individuals in life altering ways, both physically and emotionally. Illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain change a person’s outlook on life, quality of life and relationships in often frustrating and painful ways. It can often be difficult for friends and family to understand and appreciate what you are going through, and as a result it is common to feel isolated and alone. Counselling can help you to manage these big changes, and challenge feelings of loss, hopelessness, anger and depression.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan is a compassionate and down to earth psychologist, with experience supporting clients through chronic conditions. She meets the clients where they are at, and uses a creative and solution focused framework to help clients adjust to their new self, and learn to live and enjoy life, in spite of their conditions.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. Appointments available Saturdays.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and health rebates available.

Please note: Tiegan’s books are currently closed.