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.

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Heart Week – 28 April – 4 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 – 28 April – 4 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…

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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2020

The next Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 11th February 2020.   The internet can be a powerful tool for learning but it’s also a place where your child could encounter dangerous material or people. With some practical internet safety precautions, you can help your child enjoy the benefits of the internet while minimising the risks.  Connected…

Behavioural Sleep Difficulties in Children

Behavioural Sleep Difficulties in Children   Sleep difficulties are a common occurrence for adults and young people alike. However, when it occurs in young children, it can be quite worrying– and inconvenient – for parents. The good news is that sleep difficulties are more likely to be behavioural rather than caused by medical conditions. These…

Why so Blue? Autism Awareness Month

Why so Blue? Autism Awareness Month   April is Autism Awareness Month globally and Autism Queensland has officially launched their “Go Blue for Autism” campaign in order raise funds and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a lifelong developmental disability that affects one in 100 Australians.   Firstly a recap on what Autism is…. Autism is…

Deal with Changes in Life

HOW WELL DO YOU ADAPT TO THE INEVITABLE CHANGES THAT HAPPEN IN LIFE? How to deal with changes in life. Adapting takes RESILIENCE… read this! 10 Ways to build resilience 1. Make connections Good relationships with close family members, friends, or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and…

Say No to Bullying

Say NO to Bullying…. On Friday 16 March 2018 and get ready to say ‘Bullying. No Way!’ with schools across the nation. This National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools.  In the lead up to this day, it is useful to highlight some facts about bullying. What is Bullying  Bullying is…