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Ms Julia McKenzie Palmer

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Ms Julia McKenzie Palmer

Relationship Therapist, Psychologist

All Psychology

I believe that all people have the right to seek happiness and fulfillment in life and that each person at times needs support and help to find clarity and direction along their way. I facilitate healing and growth through the process of empowering people to take responsibility for their life and choices.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 543 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Brisbane QLD 4103 07 318 00 284 PHONE 07 318 00 284

Services

  • Counselling, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations 
  • Counselling on an extensive range of life issue including depression, anxiety, relationships, grief and loss, workplace issues.

    Employee assistance program development and services. Coaching, mentoring, education and development.

    Individuals, Couples, Families and Corporate groups.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Burnout, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, EMDR, Marriage and Family, MBTI, Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Solution Oriented

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology - University of Queensland
    • EMDR Practitioner Levels 1 and 2
    • Instructor-CIMA (Crisis Intervention & Management)

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    All Psychology operates within the Australian Psychological Society's charter for psychologists and the APS ethical guidelines.

    Background

    Julia has over twenty-five years experience in counselling and education and development within both the public and private sectors.

    Appointments

    The office is open by appointment only from Tuesday to Friday
    Early consultations from 8am are available in emergency situations.
    Last consultation is 5.00pm (Tues-Thurs only)

    Transport and Parking

    Easy access by public transport.
    Free parking at rear of building.

    Fees

    $155 between 9am & 5pm
    $175 for 8am & 5pm appointments
    Medicare registered provider-please discuss
    your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan with your GP before making an
    appointment.You'll need a plan & GP referral to
    claim Medicare rebate.

    Payment Options

    Cash, EFTPOS, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
    Medicare Easyclaim & HICAPS
    (some health funds may not be available through the wireless terminal. A tax receipt will be issued so you can submit the claim)
    Payment is required at time of consultation



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    10 Questions with Julia McKenzie Palmer

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • For some of us it is a calling. Not where we purposefully started but where we find ourselves.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • There is wisdom and insight in many approaches so I would have to describe myself as eclectic. At a personal level though I'm glad Carl Jung walked the road before me.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I think I am open to all aspects. It's hard to pinpoint one or even a few.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I am eclectic - I draw across a range of methods including CBT, mindfulness, Gestalt, EMDR to name a few.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Most of my clients feel this after the first session. It is a big step to begin & so there is often a feeling of relief as they unload the burden they have been carrying.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Good question. I think therapy has given me the opportunity to reflect & reconnect with myself. In this fast paced world it's easy to lose connection with ourselves & those we love
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • In amidst the seriousness - finding and sharing laughter with my clients. Also the moment when we both agree that all is well in their world & it's time to say farewell.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Like who doesn't? Also explains why I don't see clients on Mondays.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Fast, fast, fast! Now, now now!! Money, money, money!!! Big, big, big!!!! Not to mention 24/7 availability & social media. All of this can create the pressure to be it all to everyone & yet often results in disconnection from ourselves & our family & friends. I see this manifested in my clients as anxiety & depression & a loss of self esteem & meaning. Alienation from ourselves & others & the loss of meaning will I think grow as a problem unless we redress the imbalances in our lives.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • A song that makes you smile & builds self-esteem has got to be good right? And so the song that does this for me is an ol' country & western one. You may know it.

      "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when I'm perfect in every way. I can't help but look in the mirror, I get better looking each day. To know me is to love me I must be one helluva man (gal). Oh Lord it's hard to be humble but I'm doin' the best that I can."

      Always brings a smile to my face & I definitely feel better when I sing it. Give it a try some time.
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    Ms Julia McKenzie Palmer

    Julia McKenzie Palmer

    Relationship Therapist, Psychologist

    I believe that all people have the right to seek happiness and fulfillment in life and that each person at times needs support and help to find clarity and direction along their way.

    I facilitate healing and growth through the process of empowering people to take responsibility for their life and choices....

    • Annerley
    • CBT, EMDR, Marriage and Family, MBTI, Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Solution Oriented