Schema Focused Therapy – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Scheme Focused Therapy: Dr Free has an interest in the early life experiences and beliefs that lead to later emotional distress and counterproductive behaviour. He has undergone training in Schema Therapy by its originator, Jeffrey Young, and has incorporated aspects of schema therapy into his own approach, as published in the second edition of his book, “Cognitive Therapy in Groups“.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free can undertake therapy in lots of different ways, usually determined by the wishes of the client. He uses therapy approaches that include Cognitive Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness-based meditation therapies.

Fees: $170 per hour; bulk billing available for pensioners, unemployed, full-time secondary and tertiary students, and persons experiencing financial hardship, if they have been referred under the Better Access to Mental Health program. Full fee structure available on Dr Free’s website.

drfreeAvailability: Chapel Hill 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday; Ipswich Fridays only.

Practice Locations: Toddington Clinic, Chapel Hill and 100 Warwick Road, Ipswich.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Websitehttp://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com