Zest Infusion Pty Ltd


Zest Infusion Pty Ltd

Practitioners at this location

Dr Ilze Grobler

Psychologist

Dr. Ilze Grobler is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 19 years experience in private practice, psychiatric and tertiary education settings, and facilitation of group therapy and corporate development programs. She has a special interest in mindfulness meditation and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), positive psychology and hypnotherapy. She is privileged to use these integrative strategies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and enhancing of self-efficacy.

Dr Christina Reynolds

Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist with under-graduate qualifications in psychology from my native Austria and post-graduate qualifications in clinical psychology from the Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. For the last 3 years I have been working first as a general and then as a clinical psychologist in a private practice in Manly West, Brisbane. During my post-graduate training in Australia I received training and supervision in mindfulness meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and have found that these therapeutic approaches do not only make sense to me in my own life, but also make sense with my clients. I have subsequently attended additional meditation courses and numerous conferences and training courses in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am also a member of a monthly ACT interest group. From the age of 12 I wanted to become a psychologist and have, what Kelly Wilson (one of the co-founders of ACT) terms, ‘life changing conversations’ with people. I have found that talking to my clients about mindfulness and ACT concepts often has the effect of them seeing life very differently. It opens them up to a whole new way of living and being. From a very early age I have also loved to share my passion with others and to inspire others to help themselves. I had the idea to develop mindfulness and ACT therapy groups because I wanted to pass my knowledge and passion on to a wider community, not only my individual clients. Additionally, I have found that individual clients often greatly benefited from our mindfulness groups additionally to their individual treatment as the groups offer a great space to share with other people who have similar struggles. It is my hope that with the work we do at Zest Infusion, we will be able to bring the concepts of mindfulness and ACT closer to as many people as possible, as I believe that the strategies learned in our groups and workshops can be of great benefit to people struggling with a variety of difficulties in their lives and enhance their vitality.

Shannon Moule

Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and I am a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I am registered to provide Better Access to Mental Health Care (Medicare), Pregnancy Support Counselling (Medicare), and WorkCover. I draw primarily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to help adults presenting with a wide range of psychological and/or behavioural difficulties. I provide individual and group-based therapies both face-to-face and online. My focus when working with my clientele is to provide a place in which they feel safe and supported so they are able to take the required steps to wellness.

Tania Logan

Dietitian

For as long as I can remember, I have been aware of the importance of good food and good health. Now, with 20 years experience as a Dietitian, I am dedicated to helping others understand and achieve healthy eating and lifestyle behaviours as well. I am passionate about helping people achieve a healthy relationship with food, and I have a wealth of experience in the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, pre diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Elani de la Rey

Psychologist

As a Clinical Psychologist, I work from the belief that within everyone lies immeasurable and accessible gifts of personal power, resilience and the capacity for self-direction and autonomy, and my journey with clients is focused in connecting with those gifts in individual ways, and linking with the associated hope and meaning it brings. In terms of therapeutic frames, my preferences are to use psychodynamic therapeutic approaches, along with CBT, supportive therapy, mindfulness practices and hypnotherapy. I did my pre-graduate training as well as Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and over my now 20 years of practice in the field, I've worked in various settings, including higher education, a psychiatric hospital environment, the public hospital sector, and most recently over the last 5 years, in private practice. I see clients from ages 16 and older, and this may include couples.

Mr Michael Brandwood

Psychologist

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.

Ms Karla Norris

Psychologist

Mrs Sarah Yates

Psychologist

My decision to persue a career in Psychology originally came about after volunteering for the Red Cross Family Support Program many years ago. I came to realise that I have an innate ability to set people at ease when reflecting about their very personal hurt or concern. Since then my working life has focussed on supporting adults and families where there is a chronic and often transgenerational pattern of trauma and neglect that can often make just getting through the day seem difficult to say the least. Having worked both in Brisbane and the United Kingdom, my roots finally settled back here in the Redland City, where I have lived all my life. After working for some years with adults, adolescents and children on the northside with ACT for Kids, and across the greater Brisbane and coast regions with Complex Care, I have honed my therapeutic skills in the following areas; • Adult survivors of developmental trauma and neglect • Developmental and acute Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) • Adult stress, anxiety and depression • Anger management • Substance addiction • Grief and loss • Work related stress • Adjustment to life change • Interpersonal difficulties, including marriage / partnership adjustment and stress • Parent-child attachment difficulties and relationship-developing behaviour management support • Adolescent mental health I am a certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner accredited with the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN), and I assist my clients in moving forward with a range of strategies from; • Neuropsychotherapy (brain and body function when feeling distress) • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) • Mindfulness • Psychodynamic therapy • Solution-Focussed therapy • Collaborative Problem Solving • Trauma and parent-child attachment frameworks I am greatly looking forward to walking the therapeutic journey together with you in a manner that promotes safety, comfort, warmth, and, whenever possible, playfulness and laughter. Regards, Sarah Yates BBehSc, BPsych (Hons), MIACN(Cert) Registered Psychologist & Neuropsychotherapist

Dr Johanna Lynch

GP (General Practitioner)

GP psychotherapist with specific interest in whole person care of all forms of distress. Offers a range of therapies for adult survivors of childhood trauma and neglect.

Petronella Grobbelaar

Psychologist

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

Ms Elly Smith

Psychologist

Ms Mallory Laurie

Psychologist

I take an individualised, evidence-based approach to treatment. I adopt Mindfulness-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, combined with Interpersonal Process and Motivational Interviewing Techniques. I am passionate about assisting my clients in enhancing their psychological wellbeing. To do so, I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to help them navigate barriers to recovery within a warm and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship. I cherish my role in their process of recovery, as I guide them in considering psychological hurdles and offer therapeutic tools to navigate back to living a full and meaningful life. I work with children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of concerns, including but not limited to the following: • Anxiety Disorders • Mood Disorders • Substance-related and Addictive Disorders • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders • Intellectual Disability • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder • Stress and burnout • Perfectionism • Emotional resilience and personal growth • Interpersonal difficulties • Physical health-related problems

David Norman

Psychologist

My passion is to help people to understand themselves and their world in a way that brings a greater sense of connection, meaning, and richness into their lives. Originating in childhood, it came from curiosity about the why of things, and how it all fits together. My first career, in the engineering sector, helped me to explore this – I could apply concepts and techniques to real-world problems. But I found I was increasingly drawn instead to helping other people to understand things better, and this was achieved by moving into a teaching career. After a few years I realised I that I was specifically drawn to helping people to better understand and manage their own lives, culminating in my career in psychology. After completing my undergraduate studies at UQ, I obtained my master’s qualifications at QUT, and since then have worked in private practice and hospital settings. I like to bring a warm, collaborative approach to sessions, using curiosity and empathy to help people to develop an authentic and compassionate relationship with themselves and others. Depending on their needs, I utilise elements of Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Positive Psychology. I also draw on life experiences, including being a father, living in Japan for four years, previous careers in English teaching and automotive engineering, and instructing in martial arts. I see clients from ages 17 and older, and I can provide treatment interventions ranging from brief therapy to long-term therapy, depending on your needs. Some areas of interest include: • Feeling disconnected from a richer and more meaningful life • Anxiety and worry • Depression and low mood • Self-esteem issues • Interpersonal difficulties • Adjustment and life transitions • Anger issues I look forward to helping you to experience life in the best way you can.