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 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),
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
These practices are based on neuropsychotherapy influences; approaches that considers brain chemistry as innately connected to emotional responses 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:
Monday and Tuesday: 1000 - 2000 hours
Friday 0900 - 1500 hours
Clinic is closed over school and public holidays
Level 1, 79 Vulture Street West End, QLD 4101.
Contact directly if you do not wish to seek a medical referral for any reason, however full fees will charged.
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, I have a medicare provider number.
General Practitioner (GP): You will need a Mental Health Plan to access a medicare rebate amount of $77.10.
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.
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