Gerda was born in South Africa and moved to Australia with her young family in 2004. She is a Clinical Psychologist who runs her two very busy private practices in Brisbane. She is a Mum of 3 children who still finds the time to run Private Practice Success Workshops across Australia, empowering other Allied Health Providers on how to run a successful practice! Gerda continually strives to “raise the bar” to ensure her team of clinical professionals have the best support, ongoing training and skills to guarantee The Psych Professional clients receive 1st Class treatment options. The Psych Professionals was the WINNER in the QLD Open Minds Mental Health Achievement Awards in the Category ‘Workplace Award (Small to Medium)’ that was announced during the 2015 Mental Health Awareness Week.

Your Questions on Grief answered – Part 1

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Planning tips for Christmas

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12 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

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The Influence of Male Body Image In Media

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7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

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