Multicultural Counselling – Yu Takizawa

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

Multicultural Counselling:  Every person is unique and has different preferences and needs. Every person has unique cultural values, beliefs and different ways of dealing with situations, which come from the unique combinations of racial, ethnical, sexual, professional, and personal backgrounds. A therapy can be most effective when a therapist understands the unique needs of people and is able to tailor the process of counselling accordingly.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic 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!

Japanese Counselling – Yu Takizawa

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

Japanese Counselling:  It is easier for people to talk about personal issues in their own language with a therapist who has extensive experience in supporting Japanese people who struggle with life challenges in Australia. Japanese counselling provides a safe place for Japanese people to confidentially discuss and find ways of dealing with a wide range of social and psychological challenges.

Counselling Approach: Yu welcomes each client with warmth and respect, providing a safe place for them to talk about even the most sensitive issues in their personal life. Yu is non-judgmental and acknowledges the uniqueness in values and opinions of each client, including the values from different cultural, spiritual and religious backgrounds. Yu’s preferred therapeutic 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!

Multilingual Counselling – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Multilingual Counselling – French:  My French is not perfect, nor without an accent, but if these small problems do not bother you too much, I‘ll be happy to get by in French with you.

Mon français n’est ni parfait, ni sans accent, mais si ces petits soucis ne vous embêtent pas trop, je serai contente de me débrouiller en français avec vous.

Counselling Approach: I work with people in a warm and compassionate way to help them to learn about their emotional responses and habits, and why they might be troubling them at the moment. I also work with a person to understand how certain behaviour and thought patterns may be maintaining difficult emotions, or making them stronger, By learning new ways of working with our bodies, interacting with our thoughts and behaviour, we can make significant improvements to our emotional wellbeing.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422