I am a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of New England and Griffith University on the Gold Coast to achieve a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families within private practice, schools, vocational counselling, Workcover, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings. I aim to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere in which you can express yourself. I have a direct style which I will use to help you target the problems you may be facing, and find the cause of your difficulties, rather than “Band-Aid” symptoms. I will work to empower you to affect your own change, as you will always know yourself and your needs better than anyone else (even if you don’t know that yet!).
I operate from an attachment framework and use evidence-based therapeutic models of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
I work with a rage of ages and difficulties. I prefer to work individually with adult clients, though many difficulties must be approached systemically within the family unit.
My passions are working with attachment difficulties which can masquerade as a multitude of disorders, particularly in childhood. Many of the issues we associate with emotions such as anger and anxiety, and behaviour concerns such as eating or toileting troubles, can actually be linked back to our attachment relationships and require treatment focusing on attachment to achieve lasting outcomes.
In studying for my Doctorate, I specialised in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of mindfulness on its development and treatment. My research into PTSD in clinical populations revealed a significant link between symptoms of PTSD and experiential avoidance, that is, avoiding internal experiences such as thoughts, memories and feelings. My research also found mindfulness was linked with better outcomes in the treatment of PTSD, with experiential avoidance and PTSD symptoms significantly reduced when mindfulness was higher at the end of treatment.
I also work frequently with drug and alcohol addictions and believe treatment for addiction must incorporate psychology in addition to biology to truly understand why we use substances, and achieve lasting recovery .
I see a range of clients – from early childhood to retirement and beyond – with a range of concerns:
- Attachment concerns;
- Recovery from grief and trauma;
- Anger and behavioural issues;
- Anxiety disorders including PTSD;
- Mood concerns such as depression;
- Abuse of drugs, alcohol, and gambling;
- Adjustment difficulties such as injury, retirement, and migration;
- Stress and coping;
- Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth;
- Perfectionism and self-criticism;
- Assertiveness skills;
- Chronic pain management;
- Eating disorders;
- Self-harming behaviours;
- Relationship difficulties;
- Personality Disorders.
My therapeutic approach is down to earth, working from strengths based attitude, to help each individual identify and achieve the life they seek. I am passionate about helping my clients to achieve their goals, and am rewarded through this process and seeing the growth achieved.
To make an appointment with Clinical Psychologist Dr Rose Gillett, you can try Dr Rose Gillett – Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.
Articles on this website by Clinical Psychologist Dr Rose Gillett
- Addiction: why can’t we stop
- Anxiety: the silent terror
- Anxiety in Adulthood: is this normal?
- Attachment Issues: can’t understand your child?
- Attachment Issues: when the trust isn’t there
- Body Obsession: trapped in the mirror
- How Mindfulness Can Help PTSD
- Introducing ISTDP
- Mindfulness: the art of being present
- Mindfulness Training
- Mind Monsters
- PTSD: Escaping the Self
- Trauma and Neglect
- What Causes Anger?
- What is Borderline Personality Disorder?