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Louise Wakefield

Louise Wakefield is a highly motivated registered Provisional Psychologist and a single mother of two beautiful children.  She studied the Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland obtaining an Honours in Psychology. She has worked in multiple private practice psychology clinics, Prince Charles Mental Health Unit (group therapy volunteer), The Department of Communities Child Safety and non-profit organisations, including Encircle working with multi-cultural client groups, grief and loss groups, self-confidence groups and adult literacy mentoring.  Louise has developed and facilitated a grief and loss program for the bereaved and the program self-awareness and self-development for individuals struggling with their mental health.  Louise has also facilitated women’s groups, social mature aged singles groups, and team leader for the hosting team at a large church in Brisbane.

Louise currently works in private practice in a number of locations with clients who have a variety of issues, including complex trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, drug and alcohol abuse and criminal activity.  She works closely with Queensland Corrective Services with people who are newly released from incarceration.  Additionally, Louise also works closely with Transformations a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre at Burpengary.

Louise predominantly works within a trauma framework using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).  She is an eclectic therapist predominantly utilizing cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, dialectical behaviour therapy, along with other therapies.

 

On completion of her university studies Louise has undertaken further professional development in:

* EMDR Level 1 plus Level 1 Supervision

* EMDR Level 2 plus Level 2 Supervision

* EMDR for Dissociation

* EMDR for Eating and Body Issues – the Body Blame program

* Developmental Needs Meeting Protocol

along with many others

 

Louise works with clients of all ages (children, adolescence, adults, and the elderly) in areas including:

* Anxiety, Panic

* Depression

* Post-traumatic Stress and Trauma

* Grief and Loss

* Low self-esteem

* Drug and Alcohol Addiction

* Stress Management and Coping Skills

* Domestic Violence

* Communication

* Motivation

* Eating Issues

* Personal Growth

* Stress Management

along with many other topics and disorders