Addictions – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Addictions:  Alcohol, drugs, computer games, shopping, exercise.
Not all addictions are bad. People sometimes need help getting perspective on their addictions so they make a sensible decision.  The question to ask yourself is what am I avoiding. Do the costs to myself and my relationships outweigh the benefits.

Counselling Approach: Having worked for 10 years with substance abuse clients in various settings I have learned to use a variety of approaches to hand addictions. I use acceptance and commitment therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy depending on a clients previous treatment experience and their readiness to change.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

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

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129

 

Addictions Counselling – Paul Carver

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

Addictions Counselling: Addictions are very destructive, and even though we know that we could lose everything we value as a result of them, we seem powerless to stop our behaviour.

The power of the addiction comes not from the substance or addictive object, but the internal state of the person using it. Addictions are connected to what we need for our emotional survival; they are driven by intolerable or very unpleasant feelings that we feel we need to escape from (such as numbness, anxiety, feeling flat, helpless, continually stressed, empty, down) because they feel unworkable. Going right to the heart of the problem, and working with the feelings that we cannot easily bear, Paul has found that addictions can be unravelled at their core.

Counselling Approach: Paul has a very flexible approach, and a great toolbox from which the right solution for each person can be discovered. He uses Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Relapse Prevention and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, depending on the individual’s need.

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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

 

 

Addictions Counselling – Dr David Wells

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

Addictions Counselling: Behaviours that are not good for us are easy to acquire. Alcohol is legal, so is tobacco smoking. But it is very simple for these behaviours and others to become bad for us. Bad for our health, relationships, work lives and for the individual. We may drift into behaviours that are not legal or socially outdated. When these behaviours become a problem, we need help.

Counselling Approach: First up is admitting that there is a problem. Many clients find this a problem, although other people telling you it is a problem is a good sign. Having admitted the issue, it is important to recognise that you have done well already, and that changing behaviour is the next goal. It may be small steps to begin with, but with a good therapist by your side, anything is achievable. Work in this area of human behaviour is about noticing the good work that has been done, and learning from any backward steps that are taken.

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!

Substance Misuse – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Substance Misuse:  Substance abuse rarely occurs without another underlying problem. The best way to approach this is to deal with all problems with the same psychologist. With 10 years experience in the substance abuse field, depression, anxiety, trauma and increasingly psychosis are part and parcel of the treatment approach.

Counselling Approach: Holistic, recovery based, client centered. Goal focused- harm minimization or abstinence being the two main goals. Depending on the clients preferences and previous experience, I use acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and transactional analysis.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr and $220 initial appointment. Medicare and Health Rebates available. Reduced rates may be available, please call reception for details.

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

Appointments: To make an appointment with Jim Adsett try Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129