Psychological Assessments – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Forensic assessments and intervention: Trudy has extensive experience working in a public forensic setting, providing and overseeing the assessment and management of high-risk forensic clients. Trudy is an accredited assessor and trainer in the Static 99R and STABLE 2007 (Sexual Offending), the Violence Risk Scale and many other assessments.  She also has extensive experience in the assessment and intervention with sexual, violence, general and substance abuse forensic clients.

Counselling Approach: Forensic assessment and reporting requires experience in working with complex issues and assessment of dynamic and static risk. Trudy approaches these clients through an evidence-based approach and has long-term experience in engaging clients with complex forensic related issues.  Sound assessment, enables suitable reporting, intervention planning and intervention on either an individual or group basis

Current Availability: Usually 2-3 weeks.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appointment for clinical appointments.  Health or Medicare Rebates may apply. Forensic sessions (for non-mental health based clients) incur an initial fee of $250. Subsequent sessions will cost $210.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments:   Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online.

Forensic Psychology – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Forensic Psychology: After being convicted of an offence/s it is important for members of the person’s family or other support people from the community, to understand offending behaviour, offence cycles and form part of the circle of support around an ex-offender.  As part of that circle you receive support and information from professionals, who form the outer circle.  This enables the support people to facilitate the person’s reintegration into the community (if coming from imprisonment), provide emotional support without enabling poor behaviours, and support them to achieve practical goals (i.e., access to medical services, social assistance, attainment of employment/affordable housing, etc.).  The ideas is to work to support the person to develop constructive and pro-social strategies to address everyday problems, and to challenge the behaviors and attitudes of the core member that may be associated with his offending cycle.

Counselling Approach: Trudy has an engaging and realistic approach to intervention, support and education for families of people who have committed offences, and who also may be victims of crime.   The intervention draws on cognitive behavioural, acceptance and reality therapies.

Current Availability: Usually 2-3 weeks.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appointment for clinical appointments.  Health or Medicare Rebates may apply. Forensic sessions (for non-mental health based clients) incur an initial fee of $250. Subsequent sessions will cost $210.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments:   Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online.

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Laura Fleming

Laura Fleming    Quals: BA, BSc, Grad Dip Psych, M Psych (Forensic).

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Laura works with young clients struggling with lowered mood, anxiety, stress, grief, emotional regulation concerns – including when anger is expressed through aggression (commonly known as anger management), trauma, substance misuse and life skills. As a Forensic Psychologist, she has a special interest in working with young people who may be exhibiting sexually inappropriate or violent behaviours, that are not yet involved in the court system or who are involved in the youth justice system.

Counselling Approach: Laura works from a client-centred perspective – listening to the story of the client and letting the client set the goals, whilst utilising her psychological skills to assist the client to develop their own skills to achieve their goals. This can incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. She is experienced in working with young people from various cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Laura Fleming Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180/hr and $220 initial appt. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Laura Fleming online now!