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Clinical Psychological Practice

Generalist 'Talk Therapy' for individuals.  Neuro psychotherapy modality. LBGT+ safe. Traumatised brain support speciality. 

 

Clinical Services for Individuals:

My name is Leigh and I can be your personal therapist.

 

With over 25+ years experience in the social services, I am regarded as a Senior Clinical Counsellor. 

The skills developed over this time ensure each of my  clients feel safe and can access trusted, knowledgeable clinical services that support them in gaining clarity, self empowerment, and further evolve the sense of self.

My therapeutic practice framework ensures each client receives the most suitable and effective counselling services. I refer to:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Psycho Education

  • Stress Management

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

 

These practices are based on neuro psychotherapy influences; approaches that considers brain chemistry as innately connected to emotional responses, capacity and personal functioning.

 

Providing a safe space to work collaboratively with you, I enhance sessions through the use of:

  • Building resources and tools to tackle change

  • Developing and sustaining resilience through guiding and supporting awareness and understanding of life’s challenges along with the individuals' response

  • Psycho-education is used to match current evidence-based theory with an individuals experience/s. This can normalise someone's reaction in the absence of a full understanding of their experiences at the time. In retrospect we can reframe their past reaction and reinstate hope for future more measured responses. 

  • Strengths development to understand what resources you have to enjoy your work and feel energised

  • Self-compassion to understand how to emotionally take the best possible care of yourself, especially after tough times.

Accessing Clinical Services:

Clinic hours: 

Monday and Tuesday: 1000 - 2000 hours 

Friday 0900 - 1500 hours

Clinic is closed over school and public holidays

Location: 

Collective Wellbeing Hub

Level 1, 79 Vulture Street West End, QLD 4101.

Contact directly if you do not wish to seek a mental health plan from your GP for any reason, however full fees will charged.

By referral:

As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, I have a medicare provider number and accept Mental Health Plans from your GP to allow access to a medicare rebate amount of $77.80.

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ):  Psychological Therapy Services (formerly the ATAPS program). You will need a Mental Health Plan from your GP and contact WMQ for referral. This will gain you access to fully subsidised sessions for 6  - 12 months.

Required Criteria:

Living on the Southside of Brisbane, QLD.

Must be socioeconomically disadvantaged, in addition to one of the below contributing factors:

  • Living in rural and remote communities

  • Experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

  • Experiencing perinatal depression/anxiety

  • Being at risk of suicide or self-harm

  • Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or questioning

  • Being an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person

  • Experiencing domestic and/or family violence