Trudy Leivesley

About Me
From 1985 to 1988 I worked as a student counsellor at Griffith University which enabled me to develop skills not only in general counselling, but in areas relating to:-

  • the development and implementation of effective study techniques;
  • achieving a balance between study demands and social activities;
  • stress management;
  • examining career issues.

I have also worked as a psychologist at the Greenslopes Repatriation General Hospital. During my time at the hospital I gained insight and experience relating to the impact of ageing upon individuals and their families. In addition to assessment of function I provided support and assistance in developing appropriate lifestyle choice.

Whilst working in the hypertension unit I provided support to people experiencing health changes and:-

  • instruction in relaxation techniques, considered an important treatment modality by the head of the unit;
  • aided in making lifestyle changes.

I was also involved in other areas relating to lifestyle change including the smoking
cessation clinic and obesity clinics.

In 1988 and again in 1991 my employment at the Rosemount Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Stones Corner Psychiatric Clinic provided me with the opportunity to:-

  • provide support to psychiatric patients and their families;
  • utilise formal psychological assessment to assist in the development and
    implementation of treatment plans.

I have worked as a private practitioner since 1986 and during this time have a range of areas including:-

  • Life Coaching
  • Stress management.
  • Self esteem.
  • Re-establishing life goals following accident injury or ageing.
  • Vocational assessment
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