Parenting Skills – Leia Redman

Leia Redman   Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children: Parenting a child can be the most joyous, yet most challenging job, you will ever do. Finding a consistent and effective discipline system can alleviate a great deal of pressure in the household. Do you find that you are: Explaining yourself to your child, over and over again; trying to persuade your child to do what needs to be done; not being heard; arguing with your child; trying to make them understand your point of view; yelling at your child; at a loss for what to do?

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For effective Parent Strategies Leia uses the 123 Magic approach to discipline by Dr. Thomas Phelan. The 123 Magic program helps to reduce the amount of talking and emotion while disciplining your child; to provide a consistent and easy to understand discipline system; to reduce the amount of guilt and anger often associated with disciplining your child; and overall to gain prompt compliance from your child – so more time can be spent doing the things you both enjoy, rather than getting caught up in anger and frustration.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website:  leiaredmanclinicalpsychology.com

 

Parenting Tips for Surviving the Teenage Years – Leia Redman

Leia Redman   Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Parenting Tips for Surviving the Teenage Years: Parenting teenagers is one of the most challenging periods of life as a parent. Teenagers tend to come in three types: those that cause parents much less worry, change slowly and have less involvement with their peers; those that pull away somewhat and cause some worry; and those that cause serious concern, pull away from you a lot, act out, engage in dangerous behaviour and have significant emotional issues. It is useful to understand where your teenager fits amongst those categories and what you can do to help.

Psychological Therapy Approach: Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. Deciding whether to intervene (picking your battles) due to your teenagers challenging behaviour can be a tough decision. It is helpful to categorise problems into two areas: Minor but Annoying: e.g. long phone conversations with friends, messy bedroom etc.; or Serious: e.g. drugs, alcohol, anxiety, depression, self-harm, abuse, ADHD, family issues like divorce etc. If the teenager’s behaviour is considered serious and is impacting their functioning (i.e. drugs, alcohol, depression etc.) it is time to seek professional advice and treatment. Clinical Psychologists can help to address Parenting Strategies specific to yourself and your teenager; and also work directly with the teenager to understand what is going on for them and the triggers/causes to the problem, to learn how to manage their symptoms and to rebuild their relationships.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website:  leiaredmanclinicalpsychology.com

Parenting Skills – Susanne Gilmour

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

Parenting Skills: These days, parents are inundated with information from books, television, family, well-meaning friends and relations which tend to confuse rather than enlighten. It is the parents of children with difficult temperaments who benefit the most from help to sort out what strategies work and what won’t. All children are different, and they don’t come with a manual, so drawing on a psychologist’s knowledge and experience of childhood issues can bring out the best in both parent and child. 

Counselling Approach: With a background working in educational institutions and training in developmental psychology as well as being a parent herself, Susanne Gilmour particularly enjoys helping parents develop their child-rearing abilities. Susanne is a psychologist with both the tools and the experience to help parents with children of all ages and stages.

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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.

 

Managing Super-Mum Syndrome – Leia Redman

Leia Redman   Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Managing Super-Mum Syndrome: Becoming a mother can be a wonderful experience, full of a range of emotions and adjustments. Motherhood is often not talked about openly with regards to the challenges that many women face, e.g. developing a healthy, nurturing relationship with your children while also being the disciplinarian. Times have changed and many women are now working as well as running a household and being a parent and a wife. Social media often adds pressure by contributing to people feeling inadequate as they compare themselves to others. It’s important to remember that what you see on social media is often not a true representation of that person’s life, but a well-orchestrated façade. It is helpful to find a balance of what works best specific to your life and your family’s needs.

Psychological Therapy Approach: Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. Learning to take the pressure off yourself is helpful, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: identifying and understanding your own values/goals and getting on track with them, not what society or social media says you should do; burnout, depression and anxiety are all possible outcomes if you continue to ignore feeling overwhelmed. Getting professional help can put things in perspective, help you learn coping strategies and establish a routine that suits your family’s lifestyle; and learning to prioritise and nurture yourself so you can be around for as long as possible and live the meaningful life that you want.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website:  leiaredmanclinicalpsychology.com