Marriage Counselling – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Marriage Counselling:  Amanda has nearly a decade of experience in marriage counselling, working with couples experiencing a range of life challenges and relationship issues. These commonly include communication difficulties, infidelity, relationship dissatisfaction, and domestic violence situations.

Counselling Approach: Amanda uses a combination of both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to tailor an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed in her approach to counselling, and works collaboratively with clients to achieve goals. Amanda believes in the benefits of Mindfulness and taking valued action, and assists her clients to make choices guided by their values.

Amanda Hansen PsychCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: $180 for a standard 60 minute consultation; $220 for initial consult (60 – 90 mins). Medicare and health refunds may apply; please enquire when booking.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt.

Appointments: 1800 877 924  or book Amanda Hansen online now!

Marriage Counselling – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Marriage Counselling: Marriages have good times – but they also have not so good times. It is important that couples seek assistance from counsellors when they are going through those stressful times. Sometimes it is just everyday conversations or actions that are taken negatively that need addressing, but sometimes it can be bigger issues such as affairs that should be counselled.

Counselling Approach: David is trained to Level 3 in Gottman Couples Therapy and will draw on these techniques in counselling sessions. However other techniques such as CBT will also be used where considered necessary. It is important that couples recognise that there is work involved in therapy, but that the work can have benefits to all parties when undertaken.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!


Marriage Counselling – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Marriage Counselling: Joey specialises in working with individuals or couples who have relationship/marriage problems, and encourages his clients to explore and address some of the inner conflicts within themselves which may have contributed to their accompanying relational difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; you are free to share and delve deeper into your own personal life so as to understand and subsequently modify the factors which might have held you back in your personal relationships. Joey believes that everyone has a need to be listened to and in this process of attending to your personal sharing, he is able to provide helpful insights into why you may have difficulties in your relationships.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist

Marriage Counselling – Tiegan Holtham

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

Marriage counselling: Marriage can be the most rewarding and distressing relationship you will ever enter into! When people marry, they often aren’t expecting the many ways their relationship will change over time, and mismatched expectations can lead to relationships becoming conflictual, disjointed, unemotional and fractured. Feelings naturally fluctuate, but if they get out of balance, or become overly negative, it can become too distressing for the couple to manage on their own.  Blame, jealousy, dislike, affairs, and losing intimacy can all have a devastating effect on long term relationships. Seeking support from a couples therapist is a positive and effective step to moving past hurt and anger, and re-experiencing the joy and fulfilment of your earlier relationship.

Counselling Approach: Tiegan enjoys working with couples to rebuild their intimacy, love and enjoyment of one another. Tiegan uses a range of evidence based strategies with couples, including Gottman’s couples therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, skills training and compassion focused therapy. Tiegan works hard to ensure that neither member of the relationship feels blamed and acts as a neutral outsider to support both individuals to feel heard.

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.