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.

Sharing Child Care After Separation

Sharing the Care of Children after Separation

Your relationship with your partner might have ended, but despite separation, you’re both still parents to your children. In most cases, it is in your children’s best interests for you to figure out how you can both continue to be involved in their lives. It’s not easy to create new parenting arrangements when a relationship…

Disclosing Mental Illness at Work: Should You Tell?

Disclosing Mental Illness at work: should you tell?

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…

How do You Know if You Should See a Psychologist?

How do you know if you should see a Psychologist?

Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you’re feeling off it can be hard to know if it’s time to see a professional about the problem. And apparently, those who would benefit from some therapeutic intervention are not seeking it enough. And while identifying and managing diagnosable mental illness is a…

Assertiveness for Women - Act as the Leader You Aspire to be

Assertiveness for Women: How to do it right

Everyday at The Psych Professionals I get to work with an awesome group of women passionate about helping people live their best life.  My team of women inspires me with their passion, compassion, energy, and love of life.  When I came across this fantastic article written for Forbes by Margie Warrell (an Australian – so…