Psychology Supervisors – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Psychology Supervision: Dr Michael Free is arguably one of the most experienced professional supervisors in psychology in current practice in Queensland. He estimates that he has supervised over 200 other psychologists over the course of his 30 year career. In addition to working in public health and private practice, Dr Free has also lectured at Griffith University, in both the undergraduate and post-graduate clinical psychology training programs.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free is qualified to supervise in Behaviour Therapy, Behaviour Modification, Cognitive Therapy, CBT, and Schema Therapy. He has worked in Government Mental Health, Acute and Chronic inpatient adult psychiatry, Community psychiatry, Intellectual disability, Academic, and Private Practice settings, and has special skills in program design, organisational analysis, and psycho-educational group psychotherapy. His areas of special interest include anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, and psychotherapy with Christian clients.

Fees: $150 per hour plus GST. Full details available on Dr Free’s website.

drfree1Availability: Contact Dr Free for further information.

Practice Location: Chapel Hill.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Website:  http://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Self Harm – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Self Harm: Dr Free has expertise in the psychological treatment of self harm, especially with teenagers.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include  Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfree1Availability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Location: Chapel Hill and Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Panic Disorder – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety can be a distressing, complex, and debilitating phenomenon. Dr Free has extensive experience in treating a variety of presentations of anxiety, including Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder and various combinations of the associated symptoms and underlying causes.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Schema Focused Therapy – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Scheme Focused Therapy: Dr Free has an interest in the early life experiences and beliefs that lead to later emotional distress and counterproductive behaviour. He has undergone training in Schema Therapy by its originator, Jeffrey Young, and has incorporated aspects of schema therapy into his own approach, as published in the second edition of his book, “Cognitive Therapy in Groups“.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Clinical Psychologist – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Clinical Psychologist: Dr Free is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years experience. He has considerable experience in dealing with a wide variety of mental health problems with adults and teens. His approach is to analyse problems thoroughly and tailor treatment to the underlying vulnerabilities, causes and maintaining factors, in a way that fits with the individual’s preferences in therapy.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

CBT – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

CBT: Although Dr Free was extensively trained in behaviour therapy, he is primarily a cognitive therapist. He has written “Cognitive Therapy in Groups“, a 24 session manual of group cognitive therapy that can be used in individual therapy and uses cognitive and schema focussed approaches in most cases.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Depression – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Depression: Depression is a very common mental health issue and has major impacts on people’s work and interpersonal functioning. Dr Free has completed a PhD on the relationship between psychological and biological processes in clinical depression. He has developed a group therapy program for cognitive therapy of depression that can be used formally or informally with individuals.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include  Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfree1Availability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Christian Counselling – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Christian Counselling: Dr Free believes there are considerable consistencies between the teachings of Jesus and Cognitive Therapy, and the Mindfulness Based Therapies. He is currently writing a book that presents cognitive and mindfulness based approaches specifically tailored for Christians and other people with allegiance to the teaching of Jesus. He is very interested in working with Christians with life issues and mental health difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

 

Trauma and PTSD – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Trauma and PTSD: Anxiety can be a distressing, complex, and debilitating phenomenon. Dr Free has extensive experience in treating a variety of presentations of anxiety, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder and various combinations of the associated symptoms and underlying causes.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com