Mr Michael Brandwood

Psychologist

clinic location
19/112 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Queensland, 4159, Australia
clinic location
19/112 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Queensland, 4159, Australia

Overview

I work as a Registered Psychologist and mainly use CBT and Psychodynamic theory, but I also draw upon Schema Therapy and Mindfulness. I strive to offer a supportive therapeutic space that is safe enough to be nurturing, yet robust enough for gentle challenging. I have a passion for empowerment, and I feel privileged to hear client’s stories and watch them grow in confidence and vitality. I work on the principle that awareness allows us to choose to live in more authentic and meaningful ways. Too many of us have taken a compromised existence to get our needs met, and need to find our own voice, or to amplify the voice that we have. I worked for many years in Mental Health Services and related rehabilitation settings before working in private practice as a psychologist. I have expertise and interest in: Mens Issues, Mental Health Issues, Older Adults, Addictions, Sexuality, Workplace Bullying, Life Transitions, Struggles and Success of Migrants, Coaching, WorkCover Related Injuries and Employee Assistance. I also conduct training workshops, facilitate groups, and attend critical incidents. I look forward to being of assistance.

Area of Focus

  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Cancer support
  • Coping with disability
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Depression
  • Gambling addiction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Problems
  • LGBTI issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sexuality
  • Work Related Issues

Modalities

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic

Patient Focus

  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Women
  • Men

Education

  • B.Sc (Hons); Grad Dip Psychotherapy