ACT – Dr Terry Olesen

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

ACT – Defusing from Non-Helpful Thoughts, Behaviours, Rules: Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is devoted to helping you the client step back and see the many beliefs, memories, rules and habits which no longer serve you. Many of us don’t realise we live in an arbitrary Constructed World of Rules and Shoulds, and so it’s no surprise that many clients I see present as ‘stuck’, ‘confused,’  ‘going backwards,’ or ‘spiralling down.’

Counselling Approach: As your ACT expert guide, I will help you see your situation ‘from above,’ so you can ‘look down’ at your rules and shoulds and experience them in a new way thereby ‘defusing’ them. We will employ proven ACT techniques in order for you to experience (again) a sense of forward movement in your life.

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.

 

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

Chronic Medical Conditions – Jim Adsett

Jim Adsett   Quals: B Psych (Hons)

Pain Management:  Chronic pain is a big problem in Australia. Increasingly psychologists are helping clients manage pain. I have worked with clients recovery from work related injuries as well as clients who have had long term problems with addiction to pain medication.

Counselling Approach: Mindfulness skills training, and Cognitive behaviour therapy have been proven to be effective in reducing the likelihood that someone will develop a serious disability following an injury. Sometimes the healing process will take months or years, and the best way to handle it is to pace yourself and try to think positively.

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

 

Depression – Mia Olsson

Mia Olsson       Quals: BA Psych (Hons), Dip Nurs, Assoc MAPS

Depression: Depression is a recognised condition that can affect anyone at any time of life. You may not feel bad all day, however in general your mood and thinking can be very negative. You may also have trouble with sleep, appetite, and feel very lethargic and unmotivated. Trying to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘just get yourself together’ may help temporarily, however therapy and/or medication may be required for longer term results. If you are unsure why life looks and feels different, visiting your doctor or psychologist may help you to move forward and feel better sooner rather than later.

Counselling Approach: Mia believes that every client who attends the clinic has their own story, their own challenges to overcome, and a specific set of values that drive their life choices. Mia endeavours to accommodate individual differences and assist clients to reach achievable goals. She focuses on Cognitive and Behaviour therapies with an emphasis on self-empowerment to help you build a sense of control and mastery whilst regaining a strong sense of self.

Current Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180 hr. Medicare or health rebates may apply.

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

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Mia Olsson online now!

Depression – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Depression: Low mood reflects feelings of sadness, irritability, guilt, hopelessness, and helplessness. This depression can result in substantial changes to the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves – often causing an avoidance of activities previously found enjoyable, causing mood to worsen over time. Depression can follow the stressors associated with life changes, from a genetic predisposition to mood disorders, or as a symptom associated with physical health problems, such as hyperthyroidism.

Counselling Approach: Treatment for depression can be quite diverse, which reflects the diversity of people who suffer from this common mood disorder.  I work with adults (late teens to seniors) as an eclectic-base therapist to develop tailored treatment plans that best suits the clients’ way of working and treatment goals. Successful outcomes can be reached through interpersonal and cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as motivational holistic programs that may include such areas as fitness, nutrition, music, and art.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com

 

 

Home Visits – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Home Visits: Sometimes it is not possible to attend psychological services at the clinic. Amanda White understands this. She is available to come and treat you or a loved in at your house during or after office-hours near Loganholme, with suitable notice. Home visits do have an additional cost, to account for travel expenses, and the home environment must meet a standard, basic security check. If you would like more information, please call on the number/s below.

Counselling Approach: Amanda works with a variety of counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Schema Focused Therapy (SFT) as well as Mindfulness and relaxation strategies.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com