Depression and anxiety can affect each of us at some time in our lives. If it’s not you, maybe it’s a family member, a partner, a friend or a work colleague. Life turns up circumstances that can be really overwhelming at times.

Perhaps you are having problems coping with grief or stress or maybe family or work issues are seriously affecting your quality of life? You may benefit from The Hub Medical Centre’s counselling service with one of our experienced and caring Psychologists. Life does not have to be lived under a black cloud – assistance and peace of mind is close at hand.

Cheryl McMahon

Psychologist

Cheryl is one of our registered psychologists practicing at The Hub Medical Centre. Cheryl is experienced working with people of all ages. She believes people should be treated with dignity, and that they have the capacity to make changes to achieve the goals that they set for themselves.

Cheryl works with individuals who experience a wide range of mental health problems including;

  • Mood & Anxiety problems e.g. low mood, depression, mood swings, low motivation or energy, irritability/anger, anxiety, excessive worry, panic symptoms, obsessions (OCD),
  • Stress, grief, trauma, feeling overwhelmed and under resourced, bullying, parenting

Cheryl is trained to deliver; 1 2 3 Magic & Emotion Coaching, behavioural parenting training, as well as Parent Child Interaction Therapy, to assist parents dealing with children experiencing difficulties in school, social/friendships, behavior, ADHD or ODD, or separation anxiety.

Cheryl draws from a varied therapeutic approach, ensuring each individual’s unique needs are met. Some of these therapies include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Book an appointment to see Cheryl by calling 0417 626 738

 

Andrew Whaites

Psychologist
HELP! Psychology

Andrew came to psychology with a wealth of life experience including about 15 years working in law enforcement roles, with other jobs in the import-export industry, dispute resolution and organisational consulting – along with a stint as a hotel cleaner and pizza delivery driver in his youth.

Studying part-time, Andrew graduated with honours in psychology from Queensland University and in 2004 was registered to practise psychology while studying a doctorate in organisational psychology. However, while working in Centrelink as part of his internship, Andrew realised that he preferred helping people one-on-one.  He opened his own psychology practice about ten years ago, wanting to provide a low-cost or bulk-billed service to the community.  He is committed to providing help to those who need it, not just those who can afford it. Along with his private work, Andrew has worked in a hospital-based home-visiting service for several years.

Andrew has training and experience in advanced Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, advanced Motivational Interviewing and trauma-focussed therapy. Because continuing professional development is a must, Andrew is currently working towards an Australian Psychological Society practice certificate in working with older adults.

Andrew has an interest in men’s issues, anxiety and trauma; and health-focussed psychology including adjustment to life changes and engagement in treatment, particularly for older patients.

Andrew is able to accept referrals under Medicare, DVA, WorkCover or for private clients. He is also registered as a Garrison Health provider for serving members of the defence force.

Book an appointment to see Andrew by calling 0434 191 591

Rosemary Stone

Clinical Psychologist
Bramley Psychology and Sleep Clinics

Rosemary works with individuals, couples, and families, to assist with psychological and emotional difficulties.

  • Individual work includes areas such as trauma, loss and grief, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, anger management, sleep difficulties (insomnia), chronic pain, and interpersonal problems.
  • Rosemary works with couples to address the full range of relationship problems, which may include the challenges of difficult communication, handling conflict, lack of intimacy, sexual problems, infidelity and disengagement. Issues such as anger management, difficult personality factors (including narcissism), depression and anxiety, may also contribute to relationship problems and are treated or referred on as needed.
  • Families can be assisted with  difficulties related to parenting, communication, conflict, illness and disability, and generally getting along with one another.

In her work, Rosemary aims to help people to identify and communicate their needs and emotions, to become the person they want to be, and to work towards understanding, acceptance, and compassion in their relationships with others and with themselves.

Cost is $160 per 50 minute appointment.  With a Mental Health Plan the gap payment is $35.50

If you have a concession card, or you’re in a difficult financial situation, and you have a Mental Health Plan, there is no gap to pay.

Referrals from DVA, VVCS and Defence are accepted.

Book an appointment to see Rosemary by calling 07 3311 1919

 

Have a confidential chat to your Hub GP and they can refer you to one of these trained professionals who are available to help.

For more information about Cheryl, Andrew or Rosemary

Call 5433 1500