Zest Infusion Pty Ltd


Zest Infusion Pty Ltd

Practitioners at this location

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Dr John Pocock

Counsellor

I have been involved with counselling for the past 25 years. My experience initially was with marginal communities in Africa, people devastated by HIV (Aids). This resulted in a pioneer work called ‘Hands of Hope’. This NGO cared for orphan children who had lost both their parents. This care involved physical, emotional and educational needs. This was my genesis into the field of counselling. My initial work was mainly family and marriage counselling. My supervisor at University in South Africa was instrumental in giving me a love and passion for psychotherapy. I studied my MA and PhD with him and undertook clinic work in many communities that were in need of mental health as a result of trauma and loss. I realised that a strong and healthy home is everything. When the marriage is threatened, the flow down effect upon each family member is huge. If we have healthy families, we have strong communities that can benefit society. Having served in the armed forces for 3 years, I understand the effects of anxiety and PTSD of those coming out of active service. I have a deep passion to help both men and women who struggle in this area. My work in Christian counselling has also involved pastors who have suffered with burnout and emotional fatigue. Many of these people have no one to turn to and I believe this an important part of my counselling. I immigrated to Australia in 2009 and worked in Brisbane in two clinics. My study and training into CBT and ACT therapy has broadened my work to include other areas of mental heath. I see and work with adults. This work ranges from mental, behavioural and emotional needs.
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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.
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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.
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Mrs Carly Alleway

Psychologist

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a keen interest in understanding and learning about human behaviour. After graduating from Bond University with a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours degree in 2004, I gained experience working with adults in community settings and correctional facilities. However, it was my own parenting journey that lead me to discover my passion for educating, supporting and empowering young people to develop the skills and strength to cope with life challenges. I am a registered General Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I take an individualised, evidence-based approach to treatment and depending on the needs of the client, I like to utilise elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I am passionate about improving the health and well-being of children through the use of evidence-based interventions, working collaboratively with families to help them overcome their challenges, build resilience and create positive change. I believe in supporting young people to strengthen their skills in help seeking, coping and problem-solving to assist them to lead emotionally fulfilling lives. I work with children and adolescents with a broad range of concerns, including: • Anxiety and worry • Depression and low mood • Social skills difficulties • Anger difficulties • Self-esteem issues • Behaviour management • Adjustment difficulties • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) I look forward to working with your family.
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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
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Ms Karla Norris

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
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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.
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