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Psychology

GO2 Health is an approved Brisbane MIND provider.

Brisbane MIND is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is managed by Brisbane North PHN.

We provide individually tailored, evidence-based, recovery and management strategies that are effective for your specific treatment needs. Our GO2 Psychologists are committed to facilitate positive change, and experienced in working with adolescents, adults and older adults. The GO2 Psychology Clinic provides assistance for range of problems, including but not limited to: adjustment disorders, depression, bipolar, anxiety, psychotic disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and personality disorders. We can facilitate treatment for adjustment to chronic pain, transition from military to civilian life, stress management and anger management.

Meet our Psychologists

Our GO2 Psychologists are experienced clinicians working within an integrated multidisciplinary approach. They provide clinical, health and counselling psychology services to individuals, couples and groups.

Hugo Teixeira, Gae Larkin, Angela White, Judith Sheridan, Patricia MartynCaroline Daniel

Our GO2 Psychologists can also contribute their competence and expertise in areas such as training, research, consultation and supervision.

Consultations

Information for new clients

Please find below the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or other questions regarding your consultation.

What will happen when I arrive?

We kindly request that you introduce yourself to our friendly admin staff at arrival. Typically, in your first session you will be asked to fill out some forms for registration and assessment.

What should I expect?

Working with a psychologist usually involves an assessment phase, a treatment phase and a maintenance phase. The initial consultation is about understanding your current situation and agreeing on treatment goals with your clinician. At this appointment, your psychologist will try to gain a thorough understanding of the reason that brought you to the clinic from your point of view. To achieve this, your psychologist may ask you to complete some questionnaires. After this phase, your psychologist will discuss a treatment plan and estimated length of treatment with you. The treatment phase typically involves assisting you to do things differently in order to help you feel better. After each session, you may be given some homework, which may involve reading, practicing new skills, or recording how you are going. This is important in consolidating information learnt in sessions, and in helping you apply techniques to your everyday life. The maintenance phase typically involves monthly (or longer) check in to monitor your progress and troubleshoot any difficulties encountered.

Psychological therapy is a two way process which centres on moving towards specific goals. All aspects of this process are collaborative, meaning that you participate and make active decisions about what goals you would like to achieve, and how you would like to participate.

How long will it take?

Each consultation takes approximately 50 minutes, unless a longer consultation has been discussed. Research shows that therapy works best when you attend regularly and give some thought to what you want to discuss during each session. Some types of therapy require that you practice skills and strategies between sessions. People who do this generally get more out of therapy. The length of treatment will vary and generally depends on the severity and duration of the problems you are facing. Typically people attend around 8-15 sessions, but simple issues may take only a few sessions, and more complicated or longstanding issues can take longer. It is up to you how long you need the support of therapy, but our goal is always to provide the skills, knowledge and strategies for you to be able to cope without therapy. We will work together on a flexible plan that you are comfortable with.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your relevant health cards, referral information, and any medical or psychological reports that may assist your psychologist to make a thorough assessment and develop an effective treatment plan.

It can be helpful to think about your expectations from therapy and raise any concerns that you have with your psychologist. 

Psychology

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