Happiness Development – Yu Takizawa

Yu Takizawa    Quals: B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych                                 

Happiness Development: Happiness and satisfaction in life can be one of the people’s ultimate goals for living. But, we tend to focus on negative parts in our lives and we often feel “we do not know how to become happy”. When difficult time continues, we sometime forget that “we are living to enjoy our lives and strive for happiness”.

Counselling Approach: The shape of happiness is unique for each of us as we all have unique preferences and needs. Yu can explore people’s unique needs and preferences, which are essential for achieving happiness and life satisfaction, and assist people to explore steps and options for fulfilling own needs and developing happiness.

Psychologists have been researching not only “how to deal with mental problems” but also “how to support people for achieving happiness and better life satisfaction”. In fact, many of the strategies used for treating problems in psychotherapy/counselling are also effective strategies for improving people’s happiness. Yu’s preferred approaches include Person-Centred Approach, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based approaches, and Neuropsychotherapy.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Availability: Usually within a week.

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

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Yu Takizawa online now!

Happiness Development – Melanie Green

Melanie Green –   Quals: B. Psych (Hons); Cert in Comm Services; AMAPS – Provisional Psychologist.

Happiness Development: People experience a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. Negative emotions such as fear and anger help us to escape danger or defend ourselves. Positive emotions such as joy and enthusiasm help us to connect with others. Happiness is not about feeling good all the time but about making the most of the good times and helping us to cope effectively with the inevitable bad times.

Counselling approach: Melanie takes an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based approach to happiness development. She helps her clients identify what is important and meaningful to them and uses that knowledge to guide and motivate them towards a happy and fulfilling life. Melanie also teaches them skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings in a way that has a less negative impact and influence over them.

Current availability: Usually within one week

Fees: $90 for initial and subsequent sessions. Hardship rates are also available for those experiencing financial hardship. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Medicare or Health rebates available for seeing a provisional psychologist.Melanie-Green

Practice Location: Mt Gravatt- 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
Loganholme- Unit 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Mt Gravatt – Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now!

Happiness Development – Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett       Quals: B Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clin), MAPS

Happiness Development: Happiness is a goal of many clients entering therapy, wanting to be happy whether all of the time or most of the time is an expectation in life which is not always fulfilled. If happiness is a focus, therapy to enhance happiness levels may be a priority. Happiness can be developed through therapy using the therapeutic alliance to focus on your unconscious feelings and defences which may be preventing the happiness you seek.

Counselling Approach: In Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) we work together to identify the unconscious defences which prevent you living the best life you can, and blocking the path to happiness. Using ISTDP we challenge these defences to get to the complex emotions underneath and clear old emotional pain, allowing you greater access to the internal experience of happiness.Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologist

Current Availability: Usually within one week.


Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 hr and $260 initial appointment.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Rose Gillett online now!

Happiness development – Cobus Kleynhans

Cobus Kleynhans     Quals: BA (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)

Happiness development: Research on happiness is clear and decisive. Our life-circumstances – how much we earn, our body shape and address, etc., contributes only 10% to our overall levels of happiness.  The quality of our close and intimate relationships contributes overwhelmingly more (40%) to our sense of happiness. Happiness is therefore not the goal, but the by-product of investing and nourishing close and important intimate and familial relationships.

Counselling Approach: The best treatment approach to attaining happiness requires a model of intervention that identifies and removes the barriers that block, interfere or undermine one’s attempt to cultivate loving, caring and supportive relationships. An attachment-focused approach to treatment helps to restore the capacity for openness and trust.

Cobus KleynhansAvailability: Usually within one week.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Hardships rates may be available.  Please call reception.

Please note: Cobus’ books are currently closed.