Louise is a fully registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Louise Wakefield is a highly motivated Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) who works with adults and children.
She has predominantly worked in private psychology clinics within the Brisbane and surrounding areas and has experience working with: Transformations Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre, Child Safety, Prince Charles Hospital Mental Health Unit (Voluntarily) and Brisbane Correctional Centre.
Louise has a flexible approach through her work and enjoys working with severe trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology to help people build resources within their lives and relationships. She is passionate about assisting people to increase their self-awareness, and develop additional self-direction skills to create and live an authentic fulfilling life.
Louise works with clients who have a variety of challenges, including complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, low self-worth, low motivation, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, grief and loss and criminogenic issues. She has a keen interest in trauma and associated difficulties as such she continually undertakes further professional development to hone her skill sets which enables her clients to increase their ability to attain their goals. She has completed the following extra training to support her clients:
- EMDR Level 1
- EMDR Level 2
- EMDR for Dissociation
- EMDR for Eating and Body Issues – the Body Blame program
- Developmental Needs Meeting Protocol
- Gottman Marriage Counselling Level 1 Clinical Training for Relationships
She is currently undertaking training in Gottman Marriage Counselling Level 2 training through the Gottman Institute to assist clients to improve their relationships.
Additionally, Louise has facilitated a variety of therapeutic psychology groups including working with multi-cultural client groups, grief and loss groups, self-confidence groups and adult literacy mentoring. She has developed and facilitated grief and loss programs for the bereaved and self-awareness and self-development programs for individuals struggling with their mental health.
Areas of counselling offered by Louise include:
- Post-traumatic Stress and Trauma
- Anxiety and Panic
- Emotional Instability
- Stress Management and Coping Skills
- Grief and Loss
- Low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness
- Personal Growth
- Eating and Body Issues
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction
- Domestic Violence
- Relationship Counselling
- Academic Issues
- Intelligence Testing
- Memory Ability Testing
- Cognitive Testing
- Childhood Assessments
Psychological Interventions include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Positive Psychology
Louise is available Tuesdays and Fridays including evenings. She is also available via Online and telephone consultations.
If you would like to make an appointment with Louise, please call us on (07) 3831 4452