Teenagers 13-17 years – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Supporting Your Adolescent’s Well-being: Dr. Terry Olesen will bring to bear his experience as a former School Psychologist to help you as parent deal with a teenage son/daughter who has come to grief in their dealings with peers, classmates, teachers or  family members. Systemic Family and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy are the therapies of choice here.

Counselling Approach: Systemic Family Therapy (SFT) is used to view and understand the types of interaction (relationships) between family members, which can be empathetic, cold, angry, detached, hurt, or positive, among many other things.

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you and/or other family members step back and see “objectively” the many social constructs (beliefs, memories, rules and habits) which stop one’s living authentically and vibrantly. ACT when learned and consistently practiced will help your son or daughter re-interpret painful cognitions or events; after such a process your son or daughter can then move forward towards a valued direction in life.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

EMDR – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing): EMDR is a proven treatment for post traumatic stress disorders (PSTD), and usually works best in conjunction with supportive counselling (therapy) and medication. When Traumatised (as by violence, sexual assault, war, car accident, etc) a person’s autonomic nervous system takes over and imprints the mind (via (Flight-Fight-Freeze). This can lead to a future of disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams as one becomes hypervigilant to even harmless situations in the present. Those suffering PTSD are at higher risk for Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety, as well as Suicide.

Counselling Approach: The actual procedure is for you to first build rapport with your therapist, be educated as to the process, and then allow the therapist to lead your eyes to track back and forth following the motion of the therapist’s index finger (a pass). During a pass, memories and cognitions about the event will surface in response to such motion. Both methods are good at stimulating recall but with EMDR you integrate the surfaced feelings, memories and sensations between eye-trackings. I use visual and mindfulness based exercises to help you through any incurred stress at home following a session.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

 

Mindfulness – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Mindfulness CBT for recurrent low mood: Dr. Terry Olesen will bring to bear his experience as a yoga teacher and psychologist to help those with recurrent or resistant depression.  The use of CBT will be supplemented with mindfulness and meditation exercises. Clients will benefit from take home practice work.

Counselling Approach: Research has discovered that many depressed patients will suffer recurrences of depression, despite having an initial treatment.  Mindfulness-CBT provides a basis of early detection and treatment for such relapses.  It involves Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exercise/Movement, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

Workplace Counselling – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Coping with Workplace Issues: These include: Career Transitioning, Workplace Politics (including exclusion, bullying, gender bias, ageism), Redundancy, Coping with Career Sidetracking or Career Immobility, Retirement , Semi-retirement, Downshifting, Work Life Balancing (including child and elder care).

Counselling Approach: Solution Focussed Therapy is basically a narrative based Problem Solving approach which employs visualizing a preferred end-state (a solution targeted future).

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you the client step back and see your cognitions and feelings for what they are (arbitrary constructs which once helped you but may now hold you back). You are invited to explore how your Cognitive Automations keep you stuck and how Habitual Worries which once helped may now sidetrack you as you seek to go toward a more vibrant life direction.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction comprises techniques (including Meditation, Sensory Awareness, Sport, Yoga, Dance, Breathing, etc.) that are shown to defuse worrying and reduce activation of the Hormonal, Immune and Nervous Systems.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

ACT – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

ACT – Defusing from Non-Helpful Thoughts, Behaviours, Rules: Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you the client step back and see the many beliefs, memories, rules and habits which no longer serve you. Many of us don’t realise we live in an arbitrary Constructed World of Rules and Shoulds, and so it’s no surprise that many clients I see present as ‘stuck’, ‘confused,’  ‘going backwards,’ or ‘spiralling down.’

Counselling Approach: As your ACT expert guide, I will help you see your situation ‘from above,’ so you can ‘look down’ at your rules and shoulds and experience them in a new way thereby ‘defusing’ them. We will employ proven ACT techniques in order for you to experience (again) a sense of forward movement in your life.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.