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CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST BRISBANE 

FAMILY COUNSELLING BRISBANE 

FAMILY PSYCHOLOGIST BRISBANE 

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST BRISBANE

RELATIONSHIP/COUPLE COUNSELLING

Do you simply need some support with your own, couple relationship or family difficulties? Our experienced team of Psychologists in South East Brisbane can help. We provide support for infant to teen issues, adult, family including personal stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma and more.  


CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST BRISBANE

Children and teenagers experience emotional issues such as anxiety, stress and depression just as adult do. Child psychologists provide therapy/intervention sessions that are helpful  to help alleviate symptoms and manage family challenges by providing tools during these times.  

  

Common challenges:

  • Tantrums 
  • Arguing with parents
  • Attention Seeking
  •  School refusal
  • Anxiety
  • Fighting with siblings     
  • Social skills difficulties
  • Refusal to go to sleep
  • Being defiant/aggressive
  • Food fussiness
  • Self esteem
  • Being disruptive  in class    
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hyperactivity
  • Being sensitive / reactive
  • Crying easily
  • Teenage defiance
  • Learning difficulties
  • Toilet training difficulties
  • Homework battles
  • Special Needs support
  •  Disability support
  •  Grief
  •  Self harm

PARENTING

Parenting is very demanding and most satisfying, yet can leave us perplexed at times on how to move forward.  Often children present their parents with the challenge of both emotional and behavioural difficulties, simultaneously.  To differentiate ‘naughty’ behaviour from behaviour that is signalling a child’s emotional distress can be hard to determine. With support from our experienced psychologists and information, parents can discover the best way to manage each. A child psychologist can help identify the issues at hand and help families through providing support and information in individual child appointments, joint parent-child appointments, as well as family therapy. 


WHAT WE DO:

Counselling/Therapy         

Life Coaching

 

Mood disorders

Courses (Triple P positive parenting program)

 

Seminars

Educational/cognitive assessments

 

Teen self esteem support

1-2-3 Magic

 

Grief counselling

Anxiety/stress management

 

Social skill support

Disability support

 

Self Harm

Trauma/PTSD

 

Depression support

Couples counselling

 

Clinical Psychology

Family Behavioral Interventions

 

Conflict resolution/mediation

Life Transitions

 

Friendship issues

Circle of Security parenting program

 

Food fussiness

Eating disorders

 

Stress - Burn out

Internet addiction

 

Panic disorder

Agoraphobia

 

Christian counselling

Anger management  

Classroom/schooling strategies                                         

Cognitive assessment WISC  

Learning disabilities assessments

   
                              

New blog post

GRIEF AND LOSS

 

 The concepts of grief and loss are most often associated with the loss of a person, people or perhaps an animal with whom we have established an emotional connection. During these periods individuals typically experience a range of emotional cognitive and social distress.  These may include withdrawal from others, anger, prolonged feelings of sadness or depression, guilt, feelings of emptiness, insecurity and fear about their future. However, grief and loss may be experienced at other stages of life.  For individuals who have worked towards a long-term career, the thought of retirement may arouse feelings of anxiety, fear and thoughts of an uncertain future.  The result of such stressors may be conflict within the home environment, pressure on relationships and reduced quality of life. A combination of client and solution focused intervention will help individuals to manage the transition from one stage of life to the next. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides an effective platform for managing the grief and loss and the thoughts and emotions associated with major life changes, allowing the individual to embrace all the new opportunities and challenges of their life. If you would like to read more about grief and loss please click the following link  

http://www.paulknowlespsychology.com/topics/grief-and-loss-counselling/ or alternatively schedule and appointment to see Paul Knowles one of our experienced psychologist.  Call, email or book online via the Healthkit link.

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New blog post- Acute Stress

Acute Stress Disorder can really interfere with an individual’s ability to enjoy life.  Have you (or anyone you know) experienced directly being involved in a traumatic event, personally witnessed a traumatic event that has occurred to someone else, learned that a life-threatening event has occurred to a close family member or friend, repeated and extreme exposure to aversive details of traumatic events. 

The individual with Acute Stress Disorder may notice that a number of areas in their life are being impacted such as, impaired social and interpersonal relationships, sleep disturbances, reduced motivation, social withdrawal, avoidance, substance misuse or abuse, increased aggression, separation/divorce and increased work related absenteeism.  

 

If you feel that you (or someone close to you) may be experiencing the symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder please feel free to make an appointment with Paul Knowles one of our experienced psychologists.  Call, email or book online via the Healthkit link.

If you would like to read more on Acute Stress Disorder please click the following link  

 

http://www.paulknowlespsychology.com/topics/acute-stress-disorder/

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What Is Panic Disorder?

A panic disorder may be described as recurrent and unexpected panic attacks.  A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear (or discomfort) that progresses from a calm state and reaches a peak within minutes (DSM.V.2013).

 

During a panic attack, an individual will experience various symptoms such as accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain and many more.

 

These panic attacks may be described as an individual physiological response  to thoughts, situations or environments that illicit stress or anxiety.  Individuals who experience panic attacks often report concerns that a panic attack may reflect the presence of a life-threatening illness (e.g. cardiac disease) social concerns (e.g. fear of being judged negatively because of the panic attack) or thoughts of losing control.

 

If you are experiencing panic attacks please feel free to make an appointment with Paul Knowles one of our experienced psychologist.  Call, email or book online via the Healthkit link.  If you would like to learn more about panic disorder please click on the following link http://www.paulknowlespsychology.com/topics/what-is-panic-disorder/.

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