|Greg Jones Psychologist|
|Greg Jones Psychologist
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|Greg Jones is a registered psychologist with membership of the Australian Psychological Society.
He has worked in the public sector for 20 years in the health and family services areas.
His experience includes working with behavioural problems of clients in Intellectual Disability Services and the delivery of employee assistance services in the Health Department.
Greg has also worked as an organisational consultant in health care both in government and the private sector with more recent experience in the human resource area assisting in the management of the medical practitioner workforce in public health care.
He has been working part-time in private practice for the last ten years and has recently moved to private practice on a full-time basis.
Greg practices cognitive behaviour therapy which has been found to be effective in treating a range of problems.
He has lectured in various venues on the effects of stress on individuals and has taught a range of management subjects at TAFE.
Greg takes a practical problem solving approach in dealing with challenging life issues.
|Greg Jones & Associates Psychologists Pty Ltd
| Mission Statement
To provide life strategies to effectively deal with day to day anxiety, depression, anger and other moods and to maximize people’s potential to enjoy a peaceful and successful life.
|Everyday problems, such as work stress, relationship troubles and coping with illness, can seriously affect life and the people around you. Addressing your concerns is vital to maintaining health and good relationships and enjoying success in your life.
Family and close relationships can offer comfort, support and fun, but are also sometimes a source of distress, frustration and despair.
Our self talk and the natural phases of highs and lows in attraction, energy and enthusiasm can place stress on personal and other relationships.
At times you may feel that you have little control over your life or your closeness to a situation can make it difficult to see a solution.
Problems may also arise from factors such as work and financial pressures, or goals and expectations being different between partners, parents or others we know or care about.
By developing new life strategies you can bring about changes, that can boost relationship satisfaction and pave the way for new growth for families, individuals or couples.
Advice from a trained psychologist can help mentally healthy people to enrich their life by developing the skills needed to function more effectively in various circumstances. Often this gives you the edge and insight to avoid making poor decisions which are often driven by current self talk, feelings and circumstances.
In dealing more effectively with difficult and stressful life situations you are able to make better choices, to cope with injury and illness or to meet educational goals or make clearer career choices.
New ways of thinking can create new opportunities in life. If you think well the chances are you will live well and be better equipped to enjoy success in your life.
|Think Well.....Live Well|
|COMMON REASONS TO SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST
Marital, family and relationship problems Stress or pain management
Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks
Lifestyle factors impacting upon medical conditions
Depression, Teenage blues, Traumatic shock and stressful events
Loss and grief counselling, Work problems and bullying
Sexual difficulties, Sleeping difficulties, Healthy ageing
Eating and weight control problems
Children’s learning, behaviour and management including ADD/ADHD
Early retirement, Addictions, Life strategies and personal growth
Making relationships more effective, Becoming more effective parents and teachers
Chronic mental illness, Career planning and career change guidance
Improving workplace culture, Enhancing sports performance
Training and developing staff, Employment selection
Reviewing organisational structure and practices
Industrial relations and occupational health & safety
|NEW WAYS OF THINKING|
|LIFE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS WITHOUT STRESS
The necessary elements for low stress and success in your life are:
4. RELAXATION; and
5. CONTROL YOUR THINKING
|SERVICES WE PROVIDE|
|Counselling using modern Cognitive and Schema Therapy methods; Psychological Assessment; Psychological Testing; Psychological Reports.
Counselling, assessment and treatment is by way of current cognitive behavioral therapies— ‘talk-therapies’ — providing counselling for lifestyle adjustment and changing self-defeating self-talk based on modern Schema-Focused & and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
The service is available to:-
Individuals for personal self development and lifestyle change; as well as for
Families, solicitors, doctors, courts, schools & employers.
|WHAT IS SCHEMA
Negative/dysfunctional thinking may be evident by various schema - which are long-standing patterns or themes in thinking and feeling - that form a mental framework or set of assumptions that people hold.
Generally schema’s are not well defined at a conscious level but they effect behaviour as they arise our of deep-rooted past experience and can pose obstacles for achieving goals and having needs met and affect our health and wellbeing.
An example of this kind of thinking would be a person who has dysfunctional thinking in the form of a belief that they are worthless and defective in some way, or that they are vulnerable, and a catastrophe is about to strike. A psychologist can help by identifying this kind of faulty thinking and initiate life strategies that can challenge this thinking resulting in a sense of control and inner calm.
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