Happiness Development – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Happiness Development: Happiness and satisfaction in life can be one of the people’s ultimate goals for living. But, we tend to focus on negative parts in our lives and we often feel “we do not know how to become happy”. When difficult time continues, we sometime forget that “we are living to enjoy our lives and strive for happiness”.

Counselling Approach: The shape of happiness is unique for each of us as we all have unique preferences and needs. Yu can explore people’s unique needs and preferences, which are essential for achieving happiness and life satisfaction, and assist people to explore steps and options for fulfilling own needs and developing happiness.

Psychologists have been researching not only “how to deal with mental problems” but also “how to support people for achieving happiness and better life satisfaction”. In fact, many of the strategies used for treating problems in psychotherapy/counselling are also effective strategies for improving people’s happiness. Yu’s preferred approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!

Happiness development – Laura Fleming

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

Happiness development: Laura works with clients who aim to be more satisfied with life. Happiness can be viewed as a goal that can be worked towards. It can include attitude towards life, maintaining a balance life, and carving out enjoyable experiences. Sometimes it is too easy to get stuck in a rut or caught up with responsibilities looking after the needs of others that individuals fail to look after themselves. A brief review with a psychologist can help individuals identify their goals and achievable plans to start enjoying life more.

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!