Clinical Psychologist – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Clinical Psychologist: Dr David Wells is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in the field of Geropsychology – that is, working with older people and their families, to help them maintain wellbeing, overcome problems and achieve maximum potential during later life. In addition to several years of experience working as a psychologist overseas, David brings much life experience to his professional role.

Counselling Approach: David strives to provide a safe environment for his clients where they can explore their issues and, with assistance, develop new techniques which will help them change their unproductive behaviours. The aim is for clients to have a happier life, as they reach their relationship, personal and life goals.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: sometimes called therapy’s third wave this therapy approach seeks to minimize the struggle clients have with their thoughts. When the struggle is minimised we look to our value structure to dictate our direction in our lives. ACT is proven to be effective in the treatment of depression, pain, and anxiety.

Counselling Approach: Clients find the methods for the letting go of our thoughts and identifying their own value structure as being both productive and interesting. The mindfulness methods used to help calm the clients mind are seen as greatly beneficial.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Couples Counselling – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Couples Counselling: David spends a good portion of his practice helping couples through communication issues, infidelity, relationship dissatisfaction and those who just wish to oomph back into their relationship.

Counselling Approach: David has been trained to Level 3 Gottman Couples therapy; trained to Doctorate level in family systems, cognitive behavioural therapy; and had professional development in brief therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Overall David’s approach is focussed on listening, understanding, being patient, dealing as equals and working on decided upon solutions.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Anger Management – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Anger Management: Anger is normal, but sometimes the behaviours that go with that anger are damaging to ourselves, others or property. It is these wrong behaviours that we seek to alter in anger management.

Counselling Approach: Awareness and the earnest desire to change are important factors in anger management. It is about learning to behave in the way that we want to behave, not the way we behave by default. The key is: STOP – Think – Then do or speak; and by thinking can we soften the response to the situation that has made us angry.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Trauma and PTSD – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Trauma and PTSD: Many people go through traumas in their lives. Sometimes these traumas are processed by our minds and are coped with, but at other times when processed they turn into PTSD. Talking about these traumas is important to assist with coping better with those incidents.

Counselling approach: David has been trained by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Health and has counselled many clients with PTSD. It always needs to be recognised that clients need to go at their own pace, and will have bad days as well as the good. Listening is an essential skill when helping clients deal with their traumatic incidents.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Grief and Loss – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Grief and Loss: as human beings we all experience grief and loss during our lives. Some people cope with this experience better than others. We all go through our grief process in our own way.

Counselling Approach: I always think it is very important to just be with a grieving client. Therapy really is about assisting the grief process and helping the client to not be stuck in their grief. I always try to empathise with what the client is experiencing.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

 

Depression – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Depression: Depression is a normal human condition. Depression can be because of the passing of someone close to us, because of an illness, or because of relationship issues. Sometimes people with depression need help when trying to manage and process their condition.

Counselling Approach: Evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the primary approach adopted to help deal with depression. Other therapy approaches will be utilised whenever necessary.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Marriage Counselling – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Marriage Counselling: Marriages have good times – but they also have not so good times. It is important that couples seek assistance from counsellors when they are going through those stressful times. Sometimes it is just everyday conversations or actions that are taken negatively that need addressing, but sometimes it can be bigger issues such as affairs that should be counselled.

Counselling Approach: David is trained to Level 3 in Gottman Couples Therapy and will draw on these techniques in counselling sessions. However other techniques such as CBT will also be used where considered necessary. It is important that couples recognise that there is work involved in therapy, but that the work can have benefits to all parties when undertaken.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

 

Addictions Counselling – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Addictions Counselling: Behaviours that are not good for us are easy to acquire. Alcohol is legal, so is tobacco smoking. But it is very simple for these behaviours and others to become bad for us. Bad for our health, relationships, work lives and for the individual. We may drift into behaviours that are not legal or socially outdated. When these behaviours become a problem, we need help.

Counselling Approach: First up is admitting that there is a problem. Many clients find this a problem, although other people telling you it is a problem is a good sign. Having admitted the issue, it is important to recognise that you have done well already, and that changing behaviour is the next goal. It may be small steps to begin with, but with a good therapist by your side, anything is achievable. Work in this area of human behaviour is about noticing the good work that has been done, and learning from any backward steps that are taken.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!