Geraldine Gerrard

BSci(Psych) DipCounselling GradCertMental Health, Lvl 1 Gottman, ACA

Geri has 20 years’ experience working on the frontline supporting adults, young people and families. She has worked extensively with clients using drugs and alcohol, people struggling with anger management issues, people in the criminal justice system and adolescents demonstrating challenging anti-social behaviours. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Geri understands that addiction and other compulsive behaviours are just the tip of the iceberg and that underneath can be anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and unresolved traumas. Geri is empathetic and pragmatic is her counselling approach and will meet clients where they are at. She treats each client as a unique individual and will adopt the counselling approach most suited to you and your presenting issues. She will work with your natural strengths and help you manage your weaknesses.

Geri is skilled in using a range of counselling methods including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Mode Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Geri is particularly skilled in working with individuals experiencing substance addiction. Her knowledge and skills have been gained from working in this sector in the frontline with a diverse range of clients.  Geri is passionate about supporting individuals to live the life they desire and instilling hope for a better future.

Geri also has extensive experience in helping people experiencing domestic and family violence, anger management, criminal justice issues, chronic illness and persistent pain, family conflict, disability support, and grief and loss.

Originally from Ireland, Geri is a parent herself and understands the joys and challenges of raising children. She can also help with parenting support and family issues. Geri is a warm-hearted practitioner who really understands and cares. In her spare time, she likes to read, exercise, see films, and socialise with friends.

Clinic: Lutwyche

Email: geraldine@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au

Phone: 0498 591 842

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