Stress – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Stress: Stress is a normal part of life, and it has both a helpful and a not-so-helpful side. A little bit of stress helps to get us motivated, and helps us perform at an optimal level. Many of the most worthwhile things in our lives have involved some sort of stress. Once stress levels rise beyond their optimal level, however stress can begin to have a devastating effect on our emotional balance, our ability to sleep, our ability to concentrate, our relationship, and our overall health.

Counselling Approach: I work with people who want to reduce their stress levels by closely examining the sources of stress in their lives, and helping them to identify unavoidable stressors, and optional stressors. I also help people to think about  what behaviours they are or are not doing that might reduce their stress levels. We may also choose to look deeply at  a person’s thinking patterns and see if there are alternative ways of thinking that might contribute to lowering stress levels. I adopt a flexible approach to therapy, drawing on strategies such as motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or Compassion Focused Therapy.

Dr Catherine Hynes PsychologistCurrent Availability: Usually within a week.

Fees: $230 per hour, negotiable based on financial need. Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924.