Mindfulness – Dr Terry Olesen

Dr Terry Olesen      Quals: BA, MA, PhD (Psychology), Grad Certificate Career Development (Counselling).

Mindfulness CBT for recurrent low mood: Dr. Terry Olesen will bring to bear his experience as a yoga teacher and psychologist to help those with recurrent or resistant depression.  The use of CBT will be supplemented with mindfulness and meditation exercises. Clients will benefit from take home practice work.

Counselling Approach: Research has discovered that many depressed patients will suffer recurrences of depression, despite having an initial treatment.  Mindfulness-CBT provides a basis of early detection and treatment for such relapses.  It involves Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exercise/Movement, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr; Bulk billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card, or to full-time students. Please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Current Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Practice Location: Suite 1, 16-18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme.

Appointments: To make an appointment with Dr Terry Olesen, try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

Mindfulness – Susanne Gilmour

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

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a new/old evidence-based approach to help clients overcome mood disorders, trauma and stress. Countless individuals from the dawn of time have found relief from negative emotions by focusing on the senses to bring about deep enjoyment of the current moment. We can experience this anywhere, at any time … working “in the flow”, walking on the beach, fishing, trekking in beautiful landscapes, making love, cooking for pleasure, creating art and so much more where we fully focus on our senses and the moment.

Counselling Approach: Susanne Gilmour is an experienced psychologist, who enjoys teaching people how to go into this state at will, to “down-regulate” and calm the mind with focused breathing and attention to the experiences perceived in the moment through all five senses.

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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.

Mindfullness – Dr David Wells

Dr David Wells      Quals: B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology).

Mindfulness: Mindfulness has a varied background being both from Eastern and Western philosophies. Within mindfulness we ask that a client is flexible, open and curious. Mindfulness has an ever increasing evidence base to back up its use within modern therapy, particularly the use of 10 minutes a day of mindful practice to help with anger, anxiety and stress.

Counselling Approach: Within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy mindfulness is used to focus the mind on current activities, to allow painful thoughts to come and go and to decrease the struggle we all experience with our thinking.

Dr David Wells Clinical Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220/hr; $260 for initial appointment. Please call reception to discuss hardship rates.

Current Availability: Usually within a week inc after hours.

Practice Location:
Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Freecall 1800 877 924, or book online now!

Mindfulness – Dr Catherine Hynes

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

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a powerful skill that can help people to live more emotionally balanced and fulfilling lives. Mindfulness is part of a number of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention, on purpose and without judgement, to whatever is happening right here, right now. It is a skill that requires practice, and can be used in various contexts, no matter what you are doing.

Counselling Approach: I often recommend learning the skill of mindfulness and developing a regular practice when people are troubled by worries about the future, or ruminations about the past. It is also useful to assist with chronic pain. I used mindfulness in my own life to engage more fully with the present, and to notice what is beautiful or meaningful about the present, despite its difficulties. It can also be very powerful to use mindfulness during difficult and painful experiences, to re-focus your attention and learn from or de-empathise the difficult aspects of an experience.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422