Marriage Counselling – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Marriage Counselling:  Amanda has nearly a decade of experience in marriage counselling, working with couples experiencing a range of life challenges and relationship issues. These commonly include communication difficulties, infidelity, relationship dissatisfaction, and domestic violence situations.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

Amanda Hansen PsychCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt.

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Postnatal Depression – Vivian Jarrett

Vivian Jarrett  Quals: B Psych (hons), GCert Res Com, MAPS, MAICD

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Postnatal Depression:  Vivian Jarrett, adjunct research fellow of Griffith University has been involved in research for new parents for the past 7 years.  Working with Dr Jemima Petch, Prof Jenny Gamble and Prof Debra Creedy, Vivian has been trained to supervise and deliver counselling that is evidence based and shown to have a remarkable impact on decreasing postnatal depression and anxiety after birth (Gamble, 2005).

Counselling Approach: Counselling for postnatal depression often includes talking about social roles, supports, building parenting confidence and solution focused discussions around issues such as couple intimacy, fear of birth, managing family relationships and career development while parenting young children.

Fees: Vivian no longer will be able to accept Medicare referrals due to travel and business commitments. Her books may be closed for extended periods.

Practice Location:

Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:

For details on speaking fees and availability please call Vivian’s personal assistant Kaitlyn on 0431 283 845

Mt Gravatt –  book online.
Loganholme – book online now.

Web: vivianjarrett.com

CBT – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A widely practiced intervention based on extensive research evidence for treating many types of emotion, behavioural and psychiatric problems. CBT focuses on the link between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Therapists help clients learn to recognise unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in order to develop healthier skills and better manage their psychological distress.

Counselling Approach:  Claire’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She is experienced in helping adults and couples to deal with a range of different life challenges such as grief and loss, relationships, workplace issues, parenting, pain management, migration, and depression and anxiety.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

 

Grief and Loss Counselling – Susanne Gilmour

Susanne Gilmour     Quals: BA, Cert Teach, Grad Dip Social Science, Grad Dip Psych, MAPS.

Grief and Loss Counselling: Grief is not a mental disorder, but a normal response to a loss that has great significance for an individual, usually associated with the death of a loved one.

However, many other kinds of loss can also plunge us into grief: the loss of a pet; the end of a significant friendship; the permanent loss of health and ability; separation and divorce; the involuntary loss of a home or business we have put our heart and soul into; having to give up any long-held dream that proves impossible to realize.

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour is an experienced psychologist, who listens empathically to her clients. She accompanies them through the journey from grief to acceptance, to eventually arrive at a place where a different life can be contemplated with the expectation that there are joys to be had again.

If a client’s grieving appears to become consistent with a diagnosis of a depressive disorder, then Susanne will work with the client’s GP or psychiatrist to provide an integrated approach to therapy.

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Availability: Usually 1- 2 weeks.. Evening appointments available.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $180/hr. Initial appointments $220. Medicare and health rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book Susanne Gilmour online today.

 

Workplace Counselling – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Workplace Counselling: The world and the workplace is ever changing and it can feel very overwhelming and exhausting trying just to ‘keep up’ let alone take some degree of control of your own decisions, work relationships and emotional wellbeing.

Counselling ApproachAinsley’s work in the field of workplace counselling is enriched by her largely Cognitive-Behavioural therapeutic orientation, extensive insight into Organisational Dynamics and Behaviours, knowledge and application of a wide variety of Management and Leadership Models, and a fierce commitment to achieving practical outcomes for her clients. Having also studied and worked within Human Resources she has an intimate and hands on knowledge of the workplace and organisational dynamics and how these interact with and affect psychological issues.

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com

Childhood – 5 to 12 years – Angela Bromfield

Angela Bromfield      Quals: B Sc (Hons Psych), B Ed (Primary), M Ed Psych.

Childhood – 5 to 12 years: Angela Bromfield began her career as a primary teacher before moving into psychology, so she is uniquely placed to help children in this age group. She can assist with a range of childhood issues, including coping with grief and loss following a death in the family or parental separation, bullying and friendship difficulties, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, giftedness, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Counselling Approach: Angela feels it is important to spend time getting to know her young clients, and ensuring they are comfortable in the sessions. In addition to counselling, Angela has specialised skills in identifying learning difficulties and giftedness in children and adolescents, and is able to provide educational assessments and effective and realistic recommendations for improving learning outcomes.

psychologist Angela BromfieldFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 for a standard consult ($240 for initial appointment).

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924, or you can book Angela Bromfield online.

Psychosis – Paul Carver

Paul Carver    Quals: BSc, MSc, PG Dip Hlth Psych

Psychosis: Many people who have been diagnosed with a “psychotic disorder” find that just treatment with medication and possibly Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) has not given them the help they needed.

Paul regards Psychosis as a personal crisis, rather than just a brain abnormality. People who hear voices or see hallucinations are reacting to frustrated ambitions, trauma or an overwhelming situation they could not emotionally process, rather than being “crazy”.

Rather than try to get rid of the voices or hallucinations, or fight them, which only seems to make the problem worse, Paul finds that listening to these voices and other experiences provides important information that is needed to resolve the underlying crisis at its root.

Once the so-called “patient” discovers that it’s not what’s wrong with them, but what happened to them that is salient, normality can return. Studies show this approach is more effective long-term than medication, although a combination of both can be used.

Counselling Approach: Paul is happy to work in conjunction with a psychiatrist and other mental health professionals in a treatment-phased approach to psychosis. He also uses CBT for relapse prevention, to consolidate any gains from recent hospitalisation and medication.

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Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr and $240 initial appt. Reduced rates may be available for those on a pension. Appointments available Sundays.

Availability: Usually 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments:  (07) 3088 5422  or book Paul Carver online

 

Free Consultation – Vision Psychology

maze emotional health check upWould you be interested in a FREE emotional health check-up by a Senior Brisbane Psychologist or Counsellor?

Many of us have been to the local GP for our physical health check-up, but what about our emotional health?

We have been listening to what you believe is important!

At Vision Psychology, we offer this complimentary service to the public to help YOU find the right therapist. Many people are worried about the cost of therapy, who to choose, and how to avoid getting the wrong person or wrong therapy approach.

While talking to the reception staff can be helpful, it is more appropriate that your initial conversation be in confidence with a senior therapist who can direct you to the “right” person, explain ways to gain rebates, access to psychiatry or medical services and integration of counselling and other therapies or treatments.

With over 40 psychologists and counsellors on our team, you’re sure to find the right one for you.

To book your free emotional health check-up – Call Mount Gravatt (07) 3088 5422 or Loganholme (07) 3067 9129