Stress – Nicole Wimmer

Nicole Wimmer     Quals: B Sc (Psych), MA (Psych), PG Cert Mgmt, Grad Dip Safety Science, MAPS.

Stress: Work stress not only impacts your work life (and performance) but also affects your enjoyment of social activities, ability to function well in your family, engagement in fulfilling personal relationships, focus on your study, ability to manage your weight and general health, and sleep quality. Being able to manage this component of our lives is a critical factor in maintaining psychological wellbeing.

Work stress is not necessarily caused by negative workplaces or bad bosses (and sometimes it is). What is important is how it impacts on YOU and what YOU can do about it. How you manage it is something you have choice about but may not know where to start. Your situation may seem overwhelming and everything may seem like it is falling apart. Getting some clarity and perspective on what can change and developing strategies and skills to do this can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your life.

Counselling Approach: Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Fees:   Usually $180/hr and inital appointments $220 hr. Medicare and health rebates may apply.  Evening appointments available.  For reduced rates please contact reception.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

Nicole Wimmer psychologist

Practice Location:

Brisbane – 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt


Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online

Stress – Susanne Gilmour

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

Stress: Stress is a common mental health issue in our highly competitive, image-obsessed society, and can have huge impacts on both physical and mental health as well as our relationships.

Counselling Approach: Before working with a client to implement strategies to deal with this very common condition, Susanne Gilmour will carry out an interview and administer a standardised  assessment to ensure that stress is the problem and not better diagnosed as anxiety and /or depression.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and exploration of possible changes in diet, lifestyle, sleep and work patterns, exercise to boost resilience and the immune system, usually prove to be very beneficial for the client. Sometimes it is useful to discuss major life changes the client may be considering, to deal with severe stressors in their current situation. Strategies to think through making major decisions can be helpful in this case. In particular, the practice of Mindfulness  has been shown to be very effective in the management of stress.

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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.

Stress – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Critical Parent Syndrome: Surprisingly stress can be a good thing in our life. It is that little physical jolt that drives us to achieve things.  However, stress becomes a problem when it becomes overpowering and creates a sense of dread, anxiety or simply feeling out of control.  Ever woken up to the day just feeling like you just want to stay in bed and hide because you can’t face the day ahead?  It is these times that stress and life events are no longer motivating and manageable, but it can be addressed and help is available.

Consistent high levels, or overwhelming stress can impact on us both mentally and physically.  You might feel unsure where to start a task or activity, or that things you used to cope with are now much more difficult.  You might physically experience body pains, headaches and pick up every ‘bug’ going around. Stress can leave you feeling intolerant, frustrated and exhausted.  The human body is not designed to live in a constant state of stress.

When medical conditions are ruled out, it might be that it is the reaction of your body to ongoing levels of unmanaged stress.

The good news is that stress, even overwhelming stress, can be managed. Trudy is a psychologist who can help you to identify stressors, and learn techniques that suit you individually to manage your levels of stress.  We all deserve to be happy and balanced.

Trudy can work calmly to assist you to deal with stress and its symptoms so you can get back to enjoying life.

Counselling Approach: There are many techniques that can help you reduce ongoing stress, and such related concerns as anger, anxiety and depression. If you are finding everything a bit too challenging and you would like some support to better handle the ongoing stress in your life, make an appointment now.

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.

Stress – Dr Catherine Hynes

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

Stress: Stress is a normal part of life, and it has both a helpful and a not-so-helpful side. A little bit of stress helps to get us motivated, and helps us perform at an optimal level. Many of the most worthwhile things in our lives have involved some sort of stress. Once stress levels rise beyond their optimal level, however stress can begin to have a devastating effect on our emotional balance, our ability to sleep, our ability to concentrate, our relationship, and our overall health.

Counselling Approach: I work with people who want to reduce their stress levels by closely examining the sources of stress in their lives, and helping them to identify unavoidable stressors, and optional stressors. I also help people to think about  what behaviours they are or are not doing that might reduce their stress levels. We may also choose to look deeply at  a person’s thinking patterns and see if there are alternative ways of thinking that might contribute to lowering stress levels. I adopt a flexible approach to therapy, drawing on strategies such as motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or Compassion Focused Therapy.

Dr Catherine Hynes PsychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees: $230 per hour, negotiable based on financial need. Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924.


Stress – Ainsley Salsbury

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

Stress: Stress is a normal part of our human experience – and can even serve to facilitate performance, focus and appropriate action.  However when stress is excessive or prolonged it can tip our psychological and biological balance to the extent that we experience serious and debilitating outcomes.  High and/or prolonged levels of stress can trigger a downward spiral undermining a person’s ability to cope with existing and new challenges, impede clear thinking, diminishing energy and cognitive ability, eroding self confidence, negatively impacting on performance and life satisfaction, demoralising mood, and destabilising interpersonal relationships with other people.  It has also been linked to a range of serious health conditions including (but not limited to) cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, immune system suppression.

Counselling Approach: Ainsley’s approach in supporting clients experiencing stress related challenges and impairment is multi-faceted and seeks to understand and address biological, psychological and social factors relevant to her client’s current experience. She seeks to help her clients better understand how their brains and bodies respond to stress, and to develop a range of psychological skills geared towards supporting effective action and restoring wellness.

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!