Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

**Please note that Greta is no longer consulting at M1 Psychology.**

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Is a disorder characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted and intrusive thoughts, impulses or images, or combinations of them which are generally resisted. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behaviours, preceded or accompanied by a sense of compulsion, and generally resisted by the person. Obsessions and compulsions can take place in the absence of each other, but more commonly occur together.

Counselling Approach: Greta uses an approach based on cognitive and behaviour therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention, to treat OCD with a focus on changing problem behaviours and dealing with problematic thoughts.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.

 

Website: www.gretaneilsenpsychology.com

Adjustment to Change – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

**Please note that Greta is no longer consulting at M1 Psychology.**

Adjustment to Change: Life can be full of changes, and while most of the time we can manage change quite well, too many changes at once or big unexpected changes can be difficult to deal with. When change is difficult it can result in sustained stress, changes in mood, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and poor health. It is when you notice you are having difficulty adjusting to change in your life that it can be beneficial to seek help.

Counselling Approach: Greta uses a variety of approaches to support people struggling with adjusting to change, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.

 

Website: www.gretaneilsenpsychology.com

Borderline Personality Disorder – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

**Please note that Greta is no longer consulting at M1 Psychology.**

Borderline Personality Disorder: The key symptoms of Borderline personality disorder are patterns of instability in relationships, self-image and mood, and a high level of impulsivity across contexts. These symptoms can manifest in; an extreme fear of abandonment, a history of chaotic interpersonal relationships, poor sense of self identity, impulsive engagement in self-damaging behaviours, unstable and reactive mood, extreme difficulty managing anger, extreme paranoia and dissociation. As the symptom presentation for Borderline Personality Disorder is quite complex BPD is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

Counselling Approach: Greta incorporates a number of treatments with research evidence for their effectiveness in treating BPD in her integrative approach to therapy. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Working collaboratively with her clients in a supportive and empathic environment, Greta helps her clients to understand why they use damaging behaviours and supports them to use new more effective ways of functioning.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.

 

Website: www.gretaneilsenpsychology.com

Anxiety Disorders – Greta Neilsen

Greta Neilsen       Quals: BA (Hons), M Psych (Clin), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Psych), MAPS.

**Please note that Greta is no longer consulting at M1 Psychology.**

Anxiety Disorders: The anxiety response is a normal and vital reaction to threat priming us for the responses of “fight” or “flight”. However, anxiety disorders can occur when people develop distorted beliefs about the dangerousness of certain experiences, and maladaptive responses develop in relation to this fear which can just serve to maintain or worsen anxiety. These disorders include specific phobia, panic disorder, health anxiety, social phobia and generalised anxiety disorder.

Counselling Approach: Based on strong research evidence, Greta bases her treatment of anxiety disorders on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, weaving in other evidence based techniques where appropriate to meet the clients treatment goals.   

Current Availability: Usually within 1-2 weeks. Works evenings and Saturdays.

Fees: Initial $240 and standard appts $195.  The rebate under Medicare is around $84 or higher if you have reached your medicare safety net limit.

 

Website: www.gretaneilsenpsychology.com