Stress – Susanne Gilmour

Susanne Gilmour     Quals: BA, Cert Teach, Grad Dip Social Science, Grad Dip Psych, MAPS.

Stress: Stress is a common mental health issue in our highly competitive, image-obsessed society, and can have huge impacts on both physical and mental health as well as our relationships.

Counselling Approach: Before working with a client to implement strategies to deal with this very common condition, Susanne Gilmour will carry out an interview and administer a standardised  assessment to ensure that stress is the problem and not better diagnosed as anxiety and /or depression.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and exploration of possible changes in diet, lifestyle, sleep and work patterns, exercise to boost resilience and the immune system, usually prove to be very beneficial for the client. Sometimes it is useful to discuss major life changes the client may be considering, to deal with severe stressors in their current situation. Strategies to think through making major decisions can be helpful in this case. In particular, the practice of Mindfulness  has been shown to be very effective in the management of stress.

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Availability: Usually 1- 2 weeks.. Evening appointments available.

Fees:  Sliding scale, usually $180/hr. Initial appointments $220. Medicare and health rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book Susanne Gilmour online today.

Stress – Nicole Wimmer

Nicole Wimmer     Quals: B Sc (Psych), MA (Psych), PG Cert Mgmt, Grad Dip Safety Science, MAPS.

Stress: Work stress not only impacts your work life (and performance) but also affects your enjoyment of social activities, ability to function well in your family, engagement in fulfilling personal relationships, focus on your study, ability to manage your weight and general health, and sleep quality. Being able to manage this component of our lives is a critical factor in maintaining psychological wellbeing.

Work stress is not necessarily caused by negative workplaces or bad bosses (and sometimes it is). What is important is how it impacts on YOU and what YOU can do about it. How you manage it is something you have choice about but may not know where to start. Your situation may seem overwhelming and everything may seem like it is falling apart. Getting some clarity and perspective on what can change and developing strategies and skills to do this can have a dramatic effect on the quality of your life.

Counselling Approach: Nicole has a relaxed and engaging approach to therapy, and draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to individually tailor a plan to suit each client. Her therapeutic orientation is a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Fees:   Usually $180/hr and inital appointments $220 hr. Medicare and health rebates may apply.  Evening appointments available.  For reduced rates please contact reception.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.

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Practice Location:

Brisbane – 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt
Gold Coast – The Lakeside Rooms, Suite 9, North Building, Robina East Quay, 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina

Appointments:

Brisbane(07) 3088 5422 or book online
Gold Coast – (07) 5562 0466

Stress – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Critical Parent Syndrome: Surprisingly stress can be a good thing in our life. It is that little physical jolt that drives us to achieve things.  However, stress becomes a problem when it becomes overpowering and creates a sense of dread, anxiety or simply feeling out of control.  Ever woken up to the day just feeling like you just want to stay in bed and hide because you can’t face the day ahead?  It is these times that stress and life events are no longer motivating and manageable, but it can be addressed and help is available.

Consistent high levels, or overwhelming stress can impact on us both mentally and physically.  You might feel unsure where to start a task or activity, or that things you used to cope with are now much more difficult.  You might physically experience body pains, headaches and pick up every ‘bug’ going around. Stress can leave you feeling intolerant, frustrated and exhausted.  The human body is not designed to live in a constant state of stress.

When medical conditions are ruled out, it might be that it is the reaction of your body to ongoing levels of unmanaged stress.

The good news is that stress, even overwhelming stress, can be managed. Trudy is a psychologist who can help you to identify stressors, and learn techniques that suit you individually to manage your levels of stress.  We all deserve to be happy and balanced.

Trudy can work calmly to assist you to deal with stress and its symptoms so you can get back to enjoying life.

Counselling Approach: There are many techniques that can help you reduce ongoing stress, and such related concerns as anger, anxiety and depression. If you are finding everything a bit too challenging and you would like some support to better handle the ongoing stress in your life, make an appointment now.

Current Availability: Usually 2-3 weeks.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appointment for clinical appointments.  Health or Medicare Rebates may apply. Forensic sessions (for non-mental health based clients) incur an initial fee of $250. Subsequent sessions will cost $210.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments:   Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online.

Stress – Dr Rose Gillett

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

Stress: Stress is a common blanket term for an intense intrapersonal experience. It may be discomfort at light anxiety or intense pressure inside the body and head in response to outside expectations. Stress results in physical changes in the body, releasing more cortisol which can be helpful for the body in small doses, and harmful in large, regular quantities. Stress contributes to high blood pressure, irritability, heart concerns, lowered immune system, inflammation and an increase in chronic pain. If you are experiencing ongoing stress it is important to learn skills to help manage it as chronic stress will reduce productivity which in turn increase stress!

Counselling Approach: To help manage stress, I work from an ACT perspective with lots of mindfulness skills to keep the client present and engaged in life rather than with the worries that plague them. We use thought challenging skills to help find more useful thinking patterns and increase problem solving skills. Interpersonal skills are also important, as much stress in our lives originates from interpersonal relationships at home, school or work.

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical psychologistCurrent 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!