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.

Pet Therapists

The Psych Professionals is thrilled to have been featured in an article lauding the health benefits of having pets by Bupa Pet Insurance. The recently published post, ‘The Health Benefits of Having Pets ‘, provides our insight into the roles pets play in improving our mental health, along with five other leading psychology experts in Australia.…

Red My Lips Campaign - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

What is Red My Lips and what can I do to help?

Red My Lips The international campaign ‘Red My Lips’ runs annually each April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Red My Lips as the name describes, encourages supporters to don red lipstick throughout the month of April with aims to raise awareness around the prevalence and realities of sexual assault, dispel myths around rape, combat…

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Awareness Day

Autism Spectrum Disorder

THURSDAY 2nd APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS DAY.   We are increasingly exposed to the term ‘Autism’, but we do not often understand exactly what is encompassed by the words ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder’.   What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to refer to a lifelong disorder of development characterised by…

How to Combat Insomnia and Get Some Sleep

How to Combat Insomnia and Get Some Sleep

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep which often results in them not feeling refreshed when they wake up. Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute insomnia is common and…