Petronella Grobbelaar

Psychologist

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

Overview

I initially decided to pursue a career in Psychology because I wanted to work with people. Little did I know that it would open up doors I never could have imagined and change the way I look at the world. Instead of following the normal path of going straight into postgraduate studies or working as a psychologist once you finish your degree, I took the scenic route. I believe in taking the road less traveled (I even do this when I travel). During this journey, I have worked in child protection, education and occupational rehabilitation. I also learned how valuable it is to be present in the moment in order to experience life to its fullest and to connect with others. I believe in providing a range of evidenced based psychological assessments and interventions including CognitiveBehaviouralTherapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused therapy and Mindfulness. I am also a trained facilitator in the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP-A) developed by the Queensland University of Technology. My interests include, but are not limited to working with: · Child, adolescent and adult anxiety and depression · Interpersonal problems · Resilience and coping strategies · Willpower and self-control · Emotion regulation · Grief and loss

Area of Focus

  • Adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Depression
  • General Psychology
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Harm
  • Shyness & social skills deficits

Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Patient Focus

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Education

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Master of Professional Psychology