Separation and Divorce – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Separation and Divorce: Separation and divorce can be highly stressful and often leaves the separating couple, their children and family members on an emotional roller coaster. When one partner has decided to leave and the other does not, the initiators may seek relief from feeling guilty of hurting his or her partner. On the other hand, the non-initiators often respond with a sense of shock, disbelief and helplessness over the decision process when they first hear that their relationship is over.

Counseling can offer a chance to examine the relationship without blaming each other. Once both parties acknowledge that their relationship is over, mourning the loss can leave both feeling profoundly lonely, sad and angry. In addition to the grieving process, the separating couple also faces many transition challenges ahead such as custody arrangements, financial settlements, re-establishing social networks and learning to be single again.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success. In the case of separation counselling, she adopts an integrated approach with a range of effective relationship counselling techniques to help couples and individuals defuse emotional distress, enhance effective communication with their spouse, facilitate co-parenting, enhance decision-making abilities and develop self-confidence in being single again.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

Multilingual Counselling – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Multilingual Counselling – Mandarin & Cantonese: Clinical Psychologist Claire Pang was born in China, raised in Hong Kong and has lived in Australia for over 23 years. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Counselling Approach: Drawing from her personal experience of life transitions as well as her professional background, Claire is skilled in helping people from various places and cultural backgrounds deal with significant life transitions and challenges. As an example, Claire helps people deal with the challenges of loss and integration that affect many people from different cultures.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Psychodynamic Therapy – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Psychodynamic Therapy:  This is a short-term intervention that places an emphasis on exploring unconscious conflicts and patterns of behaviour. Therapists help clients gain an understanding how their difficulties in life are perpetuated, and also how to develop the ability to interact positively with others.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Anger Management – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Anger Management: Why do I get angry all the time? Anger is often associated with the frustration of being unable to get what you want from others, or it can be caused from miscommunication. Many people with a history of anger issues often feel stuck and frustrated with themselves and others. Consequently, their aggressive behaviours push their partners, children and friends away.

To deal with anger, some believe that venting out can help them calm down; conversely, others deal with anger by suppressing their frustration. Research shows that outward expression can actually escalate aggressive behaviours that may result in interpersonal relationship problems and also negatively impact other important areas of life.  Unmanaged anger can also cause health problems such as headaches, insomnia, increased anxiety, depression and heart attacks.

Counselling Approach: Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions, and special interest in anger management counseling. It has been an immensely rewarding experience for her to witness clients benefiting from anger management counseling.  They are not only able to use strategies to manage their anger, but also able to develop more fulfilling relationships with significant others.  Claire has experience in helping many individuals with anger problems that cause interpersonal conflicts, poor job satisfaction, relationship strains and threats to individuals’ well-being.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Phobias – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Phobias: A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation that affects your whole well-being. At a physical level, you experience a rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, dry mouth and sweating. Behaviourally, you start avoiding the situation that has evoked fear and your life becomes more limited. Strong fears also cause great emotional distress. If the intense fear seem irrational and inexplicable, it would be natural to raise the question “why”.  Genetic imprints, personality, upbringing or recent life stresses can partly contribute to the development of a phobia. Learning about the causes of phobias is not enough to overcome your particular difficulty; a comprehensive treatment addresses physiological, behavioural and emotional aspects of fear by introducing:

  • Relaxation techniques to calm your body
  • Exposure to fear stimuli to eliminate avoidance behaviour
  • Positive self-talk

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She treats adults and couples, and is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

CBT – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A widely practiced intervention based on extensive research evidence for treating many types of emotion, behavioural and psychiatric problems. CBT focuses on the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Therapists help clients learn to recognise unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to develop healthier skills and better manage their psychological distress.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Clinical Psychologist – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologist:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist, with a special interest in working with couples and individuals to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently and is happy to provide therapy in any of these languages.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

Solution Focused Therapy – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Solution-Focused Therapy:  A brief and goal-directed approach, Solution-Focused Therapy builds upon the client’s resources. The aim is to help clients achieve their preferred outcomes by shifting focus on their strengths, qualities, solutions and unique strategies. They can then begin to discard unhelpful attitudes and behaviours.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist, whose preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Couples Therapy – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Couples Therapy: When couples experience frequent conflicts, it can become a repetitive pattern of physical fights, verbal arguments and unresolved disputes. Caught up in this cycle of strong negative emotions, the couple finds it difficult to understand why they fight – and don’t know how to stop.

A trained psychologist can help you to understand how you argue in a predictable way, which can help couples who have been feeling powerless and unable to manage their conflicts. Therapy also assists couples to understand the causes of conflicts, and the vicious cycle that results from reacting to family conflict ineffectively. In couples therapy, the psychologist’s role is also to facilitate resolutions, through helping clients to identify what each partner could do to reduce conflict and heal hurts from the past.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success. In couples therapy, Claire adopts a combination of Interpersonal Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy to help couples to deal with the strong negative emotions associated with conflicts. More importantly, the therapy process aims to facilitate an emotional bond between couples.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com