Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett       Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT is a therapy with a strong evidence-base for working with personality disorders, emotion dysregulation and suicidality. Trauma and difficulties in early life can set us up for disrupted adulthood, DBT focuses on a strong set of skills learning and application to regulate daily living, tolerate distress and manage interpersonal relationships to improve wellbeing and quality of life.

Counselling Approach: Using DBT, I help people with complex issues manage patterns of behaviour emanating from extreme distress to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and improve interpersonal skills. Using these skills to regulate daily living, positive life goals can be set and worked towards. I find this therapy particularly helpful when my clients experience difficulties with self-harming behaviours, addictions and suicidality.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

DBT – Dr Catherine Hynes

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

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT is an evidence-based therapy developed for people with severe and enduring difficulties with emotional regulation, interpersonal skills and distress tolerance, who are at risk of self harm and suicide. People who have had difficult early lives and complicated relationships with caregivers may find that they have trouble containing emotions and maintaining relationships, and their emotional distress is often overwhelming and intolerable.

Counselling Approach: I work with people who have such complex and long standing difficulties to help them to understand themselves better, and make positive changes in their lives. An initial focus of therapy must be ensuring the the client is safe, therefore addressing tendencies to self harm or contemplate or act on suicidal thoughts is the first priority of therapy.

Once a person is able to commit to establishing safety, then therapy can focus on developing skills to cope with extreme emotions, distress and complicated relationships. A key skill in this therapy is mindfulness, the ability to focus on the present moment, and leave the past in the past, the future in the future, and live in the here and now.

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



Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – 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.**

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: DBT is therapeutic approach that has been specifically developed to treat those with Borderline Personality Disorder or those with Borderline traits. It focuses on developing skills in four core areas; Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Research evidence supports the effectiveness of DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder and a range of other psychological problems including suicidality, self-harm, impulsive self-destructive behaviours, chaotic and volatile interpersonal relationships, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse problems, eating disorders, anger problems and other severe mood and behavioural problems.

Fully adherent DBT involves group therapy, individual therapy, phone coaching and weekly team consultation meetings which all run concurrently for approximately a year. DBT informed therapy is where the principles and skills taught in DBT are applied in individual therapy only. The developer of DBT Marsha Lineham now promotes the teaching of DBT skills in any way that can be of benefit to the client, acknowledging that the full program is not always possible or suitable for all clients.

Counselling Approach: Greta uses DBT Informed Therapy in her integrative approach to psychological therapy. Greta works collaboratively with her clients in a supportive and empathic environment, coaching them to change problematic habits into more adaptive ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and interacting with others.

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.

Website: www.gretaneilsenpsychology.com