Psychosis – Paul Carver

Paul Carver    Quals: BSc, MSc, PG Dip Hlth Psych

Psychosis: Many people who have been diagnosed with a “psychotic disorder” find that just treatment with medication and possibly Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) has not given them the help they needed.

Paul regards Psychosis as a personal crisis, rather than just a brain abnormality. People who hear voices or see hallucinations are reacting to frustrated ambitions, trauma or an overwhelming situation they could not emotionally process, rather than being “crazy”.

Rather than try to get rid of the voices or hallucinations, or fight them, which only seems to make the problem worse, Paul finds that listening to these voices and other experiences provides important information that is needed to resolve the underlying crisis at its root.

Once the so-called “patient” discovers that it’s not what’s wrong with them, but what happened to them that is salient, normality can return. Studies show this approach is more effective long-term than medication, although a combination of both can be used.

Counselling Approach: Paul is happy to work in conjunction with a psychiatrist and other mental health professionals in a treatment-phased approach to psychosis. He also uses CBT for relapse prevention, to consolidate any gains from recent hospitalisation and medication.

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Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195/hr and $240 initial appt. Reduced rates may be available for those on a pension. Appointments available Sundays.

Availability: Usually 1-2 weeks.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments:  (07) 3088 5422  or book Paul Carver online

 

Marriage Counselling – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Marriage Counselling: Joey specialises in working with individuals or couples who have relationship/marriage problems, and encourages his clients to explore and address some of the inner conflicts within themselves which may have contributed to their accompanying relational difficulties.

Counselling Approach: Sessions with Joey are open and non-judgemental in nature; you are free to share and delve deeper into your own personal life so as to understand and subsequently modify the factors which might have held you back in your personal relationships. Joey believes that everyone has a need to be listened to and in this process of attending to your personal sharing, he is able to provide helpful insights into why you may have difficulties in your relationships.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

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

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist

Free Consultation – Vision Psychology

maze emotional health check upWould you be interested in a FREE emotional health check-up by a Senior Brisbane Psychologist or Counsellor?

Many of us have been to the local GP for our physical health check-up, but what about our emotional health?

We have been listening to what you believe is important!

At Vision Psychology, we offer this complimentary service to the public to help YOU find the right therapist. Many people are worried about the cost of therapy, who to choose, and how to avoid getting the wrong person or wrong therapy approach.

While talking to the reception staff can be helpful, it is more appropriate that your initial conversation be in confidence with a senior therapist who can direct you to the “right” person, explain ways to gain rebates, access to psychiatry or medical services and integration of counselling and other therapies or treatments.

With over 40 psychologists and counsellors on our team, you’re sure to find the right one for you.

To book your free emotional health check-up – Call Mount Gravatt (07) 3088 5422 or Loganholme (07) 3067 9129

Postnatal Depression – Vivian Jarrett

Vivian Jarrett  Quals: B Psych (hons), GCert Res Com, MAPS, MAICD

**Finalist Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2017 – Entrepreneur

Postnatal Depression:  Vivian Jarrett, adjunct research fellow of Griffith University has been involved in research for new parents for the past 7 years.  Working with Dr Jemima Petch, Prof Jenny Gamble and Prof Debra Creedy, Vivian has been trained to supervise and deliver counselling that is evidence based and shown to have a remarkable impact on decreasing postnatal depression and anxiety after birth (Gamble, 2005).

Counselling Approach: Counselling for postnatal depression often includes talking about social roles, supports, building parenting confidence and solution focused discussions around issues such as couple intimacy, fear of birth, managing family relationships and career development while parenting young children.

Fees: Vivian no longer will be able to accept Medicare referrals due to travel and business commitments. Her books may be closed for extended periods.

Practice Location:

Mt Gravatt – 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:

For details on speaking fees and availability please call Vivian’s personal assistant Kaitlyn on 0431 283 845

Mt Gravatt –  book online.
Loganholme – book online now.

Web: vivianjarrett.com