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.

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

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Heart Week – 29 April – 6 May 2019

Did you know that each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack?  That’s one Australian life every 53 minutes.  That’s why during Heart Week – 29 April – 6 May 2019 – the Heart Foundation will be urging all Australians to learn the warning signs of a heart attack (refer to www.heartfoundation.org.au). What…

Men’s Health Week: 10-16 June 2019

What is Men’s Health and Why is it important? Men’s Health is about exploring the causes and factors behind what makes boys and men healthy, or not healthy, in Australian society. What makes someone ‘healthy’? ‘Health’ is a dynamic reality shaped by many factors. An individual’s health is the product of many aspects of their…

Deal with Changes in Life

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Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: Should You Tell?

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The good news is that there is less stigma around mental illness at work than there used to be, though many people remain unsure about whether to share information about their mental health in the workplace. Figures suggest almost half of Australians with a mental health condition are withholding this information from their employers because…