Dr David Wells, B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology). Dr David Wells is a Clinical Psychologist who has a varied background working as a psychologist in a range of situations. David has also spent time practising as a … More...
If you are a GP in our local area you may like to fax the mental health referral letter (under the better access initiative) to (07) 3420 5824. Please remember that we do not need the mental health plan, unless the client consents to its release. We require a referral letter like the one you […]
Recreational drug taking is on the rise with increasing availability of illegal stimulants. Ecstasy contains the drug MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamin), yet the actual quantity of this stimulant varies as most pills have higher concentrations of ‘fillers’, cleaning products and other harmful chemicals, such as bleach are used to stretch the product. Beside the health detriments of […]
Modern counselling approaches such as CBT, Mindfulness, or IPT, are well known to be equally effective as medication for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Most forms of depression or anxiety respond well to counselling, especially for individuals that can recall significant periods when there were no symptoms. Read More…
Psychologists recognise the social stigma and chronic difficulties faced by those of alternative sexualities and can offer counselling tailored to this unique experience. Stigma is one of the fundamental causes of population health inequalities, and has consistently demonstrated detrimental effects on mental and physical health and consequently a negative effect on one’s personal and romantic […]
Life events such as the birth of a child, death of a relative, marriage and separation can cause a decrease in mental health as individuals and families become over-burdened with stress, change and the drain on resources due to these sorts of events. Most individuals recover well without counselling, but sometimes individuals become vulnerable due […]
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour through which a person seeks to control and dominate another person. Individuals who engage in abusive behaviours use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to claim power and control over their partner. Psychologist Amanda Hansen outlines the signs of an abusive relationship and how to seek support.