Pacific Islander therapists in Brisbane, Queensland QLD, Australia AU
Counsellor/Therapist, BASS, GDYMH, MSW
WAITLIST ONLY - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My name is Shareen Birges & I am a social worker who specialises in online counselling. I have been practicing for over 10 years & as a result, have a broad range of experience. I have worked with adolescents & their families, adults & couples. I specialise in the care of people with cancer and chronic illness, mental health, dual diagnosis/comorbidity, trauma background (including sexual abuse/assault & childhood abuse and trauma) & people with offending behaviour & people living with BPD. Due to my extensive experience working with adolescents and young people, I have developed an ability to work closely with families & other professionals, whilst keeping the boundary of privacy & confidentiality. I believe I am approachable & create a good balance between challenging clients & allowing their therapy to flow at a pace that feel comfortable to them.
15 Years Experience
Psychologist, AHPA, AASW.QCoss. Combined Degree: Psychology:Bachelor of Social Work: Bachelor of Social Sciences UQ/Qut
With twenty-six years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I offer a broad range of psychotherapeutic counselling strategies and skills sets for my clients needs. I have over the years provided successful outcomes for my clients. I have a non-judgemental approach towards my clients presenting situations, and I am an empathetic and patient with my client's intervention. I have worked successfully establishing a credible reputation as a psychotherapist and counsellor at all levels of psychotherapeutic counselling. This I have achieved Nationally; including leading Australian hospitals, also at rural country district Hospitals, and, also at the higher end suburbs of Sydney, NSW. This I have achieved at both governmental and non governmental fields of practice. I now have opened my private practice at 'home' where I grew up, in the much loved Gold Coast areas. My practice is located in Bundall. I bring my extensive knowledge and skills for the benefit of, accurately identify your counselling interventions for the best outcomes for you, or your partner, or, for your family. I feel that it is quint essential to provide you with the respect and patience for your situation. I think is is also essential to be empathetic and compassion for your situation. My office hours are widely flexible for your busy schedules, and I am open weekends, and evenings. I also have the essential accreditation and registration for both Medicare and Private Health Funds. I personally process your claims the same day as your counselling appointment with me. I do hope I can meet with you soon to discuss your counselling matters further. Kindest regards, Susan.
26 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, Credentialled Mental Health Nurse, Psychodramatist (AANZPA), MBT Therapist, PACFA Clinical Registrant.
PLEASE NOTE : I AM NOT A SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE MEDICARE BENEFITS SCHEME, otherwise known as the Mental Health Care Plan. I am a member of the LGBTIQA+ community and welcome working with people from the community for any issue, but particularly with suicidality and gender dysphoria. I also very much welcome working with non-LGBTIQA+ men and women for any of the difficulties listed on my Specialities page and other issues beyond that list. I work with people’s understanding of their mental states and knowledge of their body, utilising somatic principles in conjunction with the specialist modalities listed above. The areas I specialise in are as follows: attachment disorders, complex trauma histories, those diagnosed with personality disorders, specialising in Borderline Personality Disorder. More recently I have been working with a lot of clients who have ADHD and ASD. I offer ASD assessments and hope to offer ADHD assessment screeners soon. I have had some success with those diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and BiPolar Affective Disorder. I am open to working with adults from the age of 16 through to the end of life.
47 Years Experience