Health Psychology – Dr Catherine Hynes

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

Health Psychology: A large body of research has established strong links between physical and mental health. When our bodies are struggling to heal from damage or disease, or we are living with chronic medical conditions or injuries, there is usually an effect on our emotional wellbeing. Therapy can help to restore emotional balance and cope with the changes associated with illness or injury, or to manage chronic pain.

Counselling Approach: I work with people in a warm and compassionate way to come to an understanding of how ill health can affect wellbeing, and to make links, if necessary, between current difficulties and past experiences. Treatment may involve examining current thoughts, behaviours and sensations, and using a cognitive behavioural therapy approach.Where the difficulty is long-standing and the causes originated in childhood or adolescence, therapy may involve healing those old injuries using a schema focused therapy approach. When a person spends a lot of time worrying about the past or the future, or is experiencing a lot of pain, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be helpful. If a person is extremely self-critical, therapy may involve developing compassion and empathy for oneself, using a compassion focused therapy approach.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422