Postnatal Depression – Amanda Hansen

Amanda Hansen   Quals: B Psych, MAPS

Postnatal Depression:  A mother herself, Amanda understands the challenges of welcoming a new baby into the family, as well as the physical and psychological impacts. Depression can strike even before baby is born, as well as in the months following birth.

With a friendly and down to earth approach to counselling, Amanda creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and enact positive change.

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 Brisbane PsychologistCurrent 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!

Separation and Divorce – Claire Pang

Claire Pang    Quals: B Psych Hons, Master of Clinical Psychology

Separation and Divorce: Separation and divorce can be highly stressful and often leaves the separating couple, their children and family members on an emotional roller coaster. When one partner has decided to leave and the other does not, the initiators may seek relief from feeling guilty of hurting his or her partner. On the other hand, the non-initiators often respond with a sense of shock, disbelief and helplessness over the decision process when they first hear that their relationship is over.

Counseling can offer a chance to examine the relationship without blaming each other. Once both parties acknowledge that their relationship is over, mourning the loss can leave both feeling profoundly lonely, sad and angry. In addition to the grieving process, the separating couple also faces many transition challenges ahead such as custody arrangements, financial settlements, re-establishing social networks and learning to be single again.

Counselling Approach:  Claire is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions. She is result-orientated, practicing a wide range of therapeutic approaches with great success. In the case of separation counselling, she adopts an integrated approach with a range of effective relationship counselling techniques to help couples and individuals defuse emotional distress, enhance effective communication with their spouse, facilitate co-parenting, enhance decision-making abilities and develop self-confidence in being single again.

Claire Pang Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr and $260 for initial appointments. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship. Higher rate clinical psychologist rebate available for those with mental health plans.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book online 24/7.

Website: www.clairepangclinicalpsychologist.com

Intergenerational Conflict – Leonie Sanders

Leonie Sanders       Quals: Dip Mgt, B Psych (Hons), M Org Psych, MAPS

Intergenerational Conflict: For the past 100 years, each new generation has been christened with a title to denote their place in history. Each generation is shaped by the influence of their parents and families and the events and trends occurring around them. Intergenerational conflict today can be found in how middle aged adults balance the needs of caring for their children on the one hand and their ageing parents on the other. Even within the generation conflict occurs when it is perceived that there is an unfair sharing of responsibilities by siblings for ageing parents followed by settlement issues with deceased estates.

Counselling Approach: Leonie uses a combination of Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to develop an approach suited to her client’s individual needs. Within this framework, she remains solution-focussed, and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve the desired outcomes.

(In home consultations available for clients living in the southern region of Brisbane at no extra cost)

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week. Mobile services may be available please call reception for more information.

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

Appointments:  Freecall 1800 877 924  or book Leonie Sanders online now!

Social Anxiety – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Social Anxiety: Skill development is an integral part of overcoming social anxiety, a common and debilitating disorder that can negatively affect the capacity to build or maintain successful relationships.

Counselling Approach: I am an eclectic-base therapist, which means we will develop a tailored treatment plan according to your assessed issues and treatment goals. Research has shown both cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies to be effective treatments for social anxiety. Strategies from these treatments form a solid and reliable base for tailored programs.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com