Panic Disorder – Greg Turner

Greg Turner   Quals: B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (App Psych), Cert GMH, MAPS

Panic: To ‘panic’ in certain situations is a normal reaction to an abnormal event but sometimes after people have experienced a traumatic event, they continue to have feelings of panic even though the cause of the original trauma is no longer present. Panic attacks are when a person feels intense fear, apprehension, a pervasive feeling of impending doom, and sometimes a fear of losing control or ‘going mad’. The physical symptoms can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath or even choking sensations, muscle constrictions and sweating, and in some cases some people may go onto develop Panic Disorder whereby a person experiences continuing panic attacks and develop a persistent fear of having another panic attack. This can be quite debilitating and restrict a person’s occupational and social lives, but the good news is that there are psychological treatments that can assist a person to gain control over the triggers that result in panic.

Counselling Approach: Greg has been practicing psychology for almost 20 years and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to counselling utilising a relaxed and informal approach which recognises that as human beings we all have times in our lives when things don’t go well, sometimes we fall down, and sometimes we need a bit of help. Greg is committed to helping his clients find solutions to their problems, to improve their situations in life, and to recover from the nasty things that life sometimes throws at us. Greg utilises humanistic approaches such as existential therapy (Logotherapy), interpersonal therapy, and Mindfulness, as well as practical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. For single event trauma Greg has achieved many successes with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) techniques.

Current Availability: Usually within a week, evening appointments available.

Fees: Greg charges $195 for appointments. Medicare and health fund rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Greg Turner online now!