Workplace Counselling – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Coping with Workplace Issues: These include: Career Transitioning, Workplace Politics (including exclusion, bullying, gender bias, ageism), Redundancy, Coping with Career Sidetracking or Career Immobility, Retirement , Semi-retirement, Downshifting, Work Life Balancing (including child and elder care).

Counselling Approach: Solution Focussed Therapy is basically a narrative based Problem Solving approach which employs visualizing a preferred end-state (a solution targeted future).

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you the client step back and see your cognitions and feelings for what they are (arbitrary constructs which once helped you but may now hold you back). You are invited to explore how your Cognitive Automations keep you stuck and how Habitual Worries which once helped may now sidetrack you as you seek to go toward a more vibrant life direction.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction comprises techniques (including Meditation, Sensory Awareness, Sport, Yoga, Dance, Breathing, etc.) that are shown to defuse worrying and reduce activation of the Hormonal, Immune and Nervous Systems.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location:
Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

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!


Workplace Counselling – Lauren Burrow

Lauren Burrow       Quals: B. Psychological Science (Hons); Grad. Cert. Health Promotion

Workplace Counselling: Given how much time most of us spend at work, it is not surprising that many issues can arise – stress, bullying, harassment, burnout, anxiety, as well as issues such as redundancy and injury. If it is not possible to deal with these issues within your workplace, it can be worthwhile for your own health and wellbeing to seek help from a professional counsellor or Psychologist who can provide coping skills, management strategies, and just to have a non-judgemental, non-work-based person to work through the issues with.

Counselling Approach: Lauren has extensive experience working in the Job Network and Workplace Rehabilition sectors, and as such has worked with many clients experiencing workplace issues. She has been able to assist many of these clients to move forward by utilising strength-building techniques from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology, as well as looking at what clients DO have control over, and incorporating cognitive restructuring techniques based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She also has extensive experience completing Vocational counselling with clients who either want to or are required to (due to illness/injury) change their careers/jobs.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced rates may be available please call reception.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422 or book Lauren Burrow online now!