Weight Loss Management – Leia Redman

Leia Redman  Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Overcoming Psychological Barrier to Weight Loss: Many people often experience failed attempts at weight loss due to repeated use of fad diets, instead of looking at weight loss from a lifestyle change perspective. People often forget to consider and treat the psychological barriers that contribute to weight gain; and jump quickly into weight reduction techniques. Not addressing the causes to weight gain often leads to minimal or no weight loss and increased hopelessness, disappointment and shame.

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For clients seeking to lose weight, Leia uses a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behaviour Modification. ACT helps to establish your values; provide strategies for taking committed action to change; as well as coping strategies. It is also important to explore why comfort eating occurs (e.g. trauma) as this will often help deal with triggers to unhealthy lifestyle choices, and alleviate the desire to do it. For example, sometimes people eat to avoid feeling emotional pain (to distract themselves). Learning helpful strategies can reduce the desire to use food to numb pain, and actually effectively deal with the pain itself.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website:  leiaredmanclinicalpsychology.com

Weight Loss Management – Nicole Wimmer

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

Weight Loss Management: Are you desperately trying to lose weight but getting nowhere? Have you tried every diet but just can’t stick to any? Often people trying to lose weight manage to “stay on track” for a few weeks but just can’t sustain it for enough time to make a real difference to their weight. Others can drop weight quickly but put it back on again and more!

Your thoughts play a big part in your weight loss attempts and can often sabotage your efforts. All or nothing thinking is common: “Well I’ve blown it for today anyway so I might as well eat the rest of the packet of biscuits!”

Having the support of a Psychologist during your Weight loss journey can help smooth out the hurdles and mountains of despair and keep you on track. There is no magic wand but if you can have your intentions, behaviours and thoughts working together towards your goals you will have the best chance of success.

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
Gold Coast – The Lakeside Rooms, Suite 9, North Building, Robina East Quay, 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina


Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online
Gold Coast – (07) 5562 0466

Weight Loss Surgery – Laura Fleming

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

Weight Loss Surgery: A decision to have weight loss surgery is a personal decision and usually made after a lot of consideration. A psychologist can assist by helping discussing your options in a non-judgemental way, provide feedback to your surgeon if requested, and help you plan for success with surgery.

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 and adults 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!

Weight loss management – Tiegan Holtham

Tiegan Holtham      Quals: BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS                         

Weight loss management: Is your weight and health getting you down? So many people in Australia today are suffering – feeling down, depressed, and disgusted with their weight and shape, but feeling hopeless that they can do anything about it.

Whether over or under weight, once an unhealthy relationship with food develops, it often becomes a coping strategy for managing emotions and life’s daily hassles. In fact, many adults struggling with being overweight or obese actual suffer from an eating disorder called binge-eating disorder. Being overweight often comes with feelings of shame, inadequacy, anger and pain. Without addressing the underlying reasons for your weight gain, it is almost impossible to work toward a sustainable, healthy you.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan is a psychologist who is passionate about helping people develop healthier relationships with food, and healthy bodies. She draws upon a range of therapeutic techniques, such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy to support clients to lead the life they want to lead.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. Appointments available Saturdays.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and health rebates available.

Please note: Tiegan’s books are currently closed. 

Body Image – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall      Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health), MClinPsych MAPS

Weight Management: Having problems with your weight can be incredibly frustrating and distressing. Driven by a need to improve their health or concerns about what size and shape they would like to be, we often see people struggle, unsuccessfully, to lose weight and keep it off.  It is common for people to become frustrated with dieting and exercising and for them to lose motivation.  People who experience a lack of control over what or how much they eat also often feel distressed.  Binge eating, or ‘binging’, is often done in secret and followed by feelings of embarrassment, guilt or shame.  For some, these types of experiences contribute to the development of unhealthy relationships with their bodies, and can even result in depression and anxiety. For people experiencing such challenges, gaining control over their weight can result in considerable improvements in their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Counselling Approach: Kelly is an endorsed Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in helping people to improve their relationships with their bodies, eat healthily an attain or maintain a healthy weight. Psychologists are skilled in assisting with behavioural change and Health Psychologists specialise in understanding how a person’s psychology and behaviour contribute to their health and wellbeing.  As a result Health Psychologists are well-placed to assist people in managing their weight, and associated issues such as poor body image.

Kelly utilises evidence-based approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Health Coaching to help clients change their lifestyles, improve their weight and body image.  She develops tailored, holistic treatment plans that also address any emotional or psychological issues that are maintaining a client’s weight.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.

Fees: Initial appointment $260 and standard appointments $220/hr. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception. Medicare and Health Rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Kelly Gall online now!

Website:  www.healthyinsideandout.com.au

Weight Loss Management – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall      Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health), MClinPsych MAPS

Weight Management: Increasingly large proportions of the population are becoming overweight and obese. Dieting, while often successful in reducing weight in the short term, has proven unsuccessful in helping people to sustain weight loss and healthy weights. Engagement of psychologists has been proven to enhance the effectiveness of weight-loss efforts and to reduce the regaining of weight.

Counselling Approach: Kelly is an endorsed Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist, using a non-dieting approach to help her clients set goals for improving their health and wellbeing, which may or may not include a weight loss target but usually includes making healthy changes to food and exercise.  Kelly helps her clients to break behavioural habits which are undermining their health and weight-loss attempts, manage cravings, become more active and identify and manage emotional causes of over-eating.  Kelly also works with your other health professionals such as GPs and dieticians to ensure that other contributing factors limiting success are addressed. Where necessary Kelly is able to use therapeutic techniques to address underlying deeper issues limiting weight loss and better health.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.

Fees: Initial appointment $260 and standard appointments $220/hr. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception. Medicare and Health Rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Kelly Gall online now!

Website:  www.healthyinsideandout.com.au