Stress – Kelly Gall

Kelly Gall       Quals: BSc (Hons), MPsych (Health), MClinPsych MAPS  

Stress: When we were cavemen the stress response, or ‘flight fight’ reaction helped ready our bodies to run away from the saber-tooth tiger, or clump it over the head with our club.  Many of the challenges in modern life are not so life threatening and do not require us to fight or flee, but our physiological response is essentially the same.  What is worse is that for many of us the stressors we face on a daily basis generate this physiological reaction repeatedly, every day, for years.   Life events, accidence, divorce, deaths, ill-health, conflict with others all create significant and ongoing stress which add to this background level of stress and challenge our ability to cope, even when our usual strategies are very good.  Left unaddressed, chronic or severe stress can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and can contribute to a range of physical health problems.

Counselling Approach: Kelly has considerable experience working with people in stressful and challenging roles, as well as those experiencing health-related stress.  She understands the unusual demands these situations place on people and how this shapes a person’s life.   Kelly develops tailored treatment plans to help her clients achieve long-term relief from stress.  She draws from her experience in treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Health Coaching to match her client’s needs and strengths.   If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed there is a great deal that psychologist can do to assist you.

Current Availability: Usually within 1-3 weeks.

Fees: Initial appointment $260 and standard appointments $220/hr. Hardship rates may be available to those in difficult financial circumstances. Please contact reception. Medicare and Health Rebates available.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Kelly Gall online now!