Grace MacLeish
GEM Therapeutic Counselling Services
Burdell, QLD, Australia
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GEM Therapeutic Counselling Services
Burdell, QLD, Australia
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About

Grace is an accredited social worker who loves helping people shift from simply surviving to truly thriving. Grace works with a broad range of clients aged 14+ across relationship struggles, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, employment issues, PTSD, trauma, childhood abuse, mental health challenges, parenting challenges, emotional regulation struggles, low mood and low self-esteem. She particularly enjoys working with couples with a focus on building healthy relationships and conflict management,... Grace is an accredited social worker who loves helping people shift from simply surviving to truly thriving. Grace works with a broad range of clients aged 14+ across relationship struggles, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, employment issues, PTSD, trauma, childhood abuse, mental health challenges, parenting challenges, emotional regulation struggles, low mood and low self-esteem. She particularly enjoys working with couples with a focus on building healthy relationships and conflict management, boundary setting, being aware of red flags and unpacking complex relationship dynamics. Grace draws from evidence-based therapies whilst using a foundation of strength-based, trauma-informed and humanistic approaches. In addition to her Bachelor of Social Work, she has done training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy. She has completed level two training in Gottman’s Couples Counselling, level two advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and has a certificate in Clinical Art Therapy. She is also qualified to deliver the “Tuning into Teens” parenting program. Grace practices under the ethical framework of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and its Mental Health Best Practice Standards. She has been practising as a social worker since 2016 and has worked in various roles in Cairns, Albury/Wodonga, Darwin and now Townsville including disability support, youth and family counselling/ case work, group work, adult and couples counselling and specialist domestic violence counselling. Growing up, her brother had a life-threatening disability and there was alcoholism, domestic violence and mental health challenges present in her household. Being the 1980s, there was limited to no support available, creating an inner strength and resilience within Grace that she carries to this day. She brings a high level of empathy and understanding to her clients and loves sharing her own experiences to show and reassure people that their current situation is not forever and that you can be the change that you wish to see in your own future. As an accredited social worker, Grace partakes in ongoing professional development and supervision to ensure she is updating her skills and knowledge to deliver best quality services to those she works with. Grace also plans to do further training in somatic therapy to deepen her knowledge about getting more into the body as well as schema therapy to complement her EMDR training. She looks forward to supporting you on your healing journey. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Australian Association of Social Workers

Education and training

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) with First Class Honours - Central Queensland University (2019) Certificate in Art Therapy - CECAT (2020) Advanced Practicum workshop on the theory & practice of EMDR - Therapist Training (2021) Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Advanced Practicum Training - Therapist Training (2021) Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 2) - The Gottman Institute (2019)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

An insurance policy has been provided

Yes

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Grace MacLeish’s studio location

Burdell, QLD, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in person booking with your practitioner, please ensure that you discuss their obligations and compliance regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about... A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online
This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Therapy with Grace

Prior to making a booking, please ensure you have had a 15 minute complimentary discovery... Prior to making a booking, please ensure you have had a 15 minute complimentary discovery call with Grace (available above). Grace takes an eclectic approach and draws from the following therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Interpersonal Therapy Internal Family Systems Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Principles of somatic therapy and mindfulness practices Solution-focused, strength-based humanistic therapies Gottman's Couples Counselling Methods Art Therapy. Grace works with you as a team to incorporate methods to start healing the mind and body and building a relationship with yourself that is full of love, respect and genuine self-care. She provides a non-judgemental space for you to discuss/work through whatever it is going on for you, working collaboratively at your pace to work towards positive outcomes. Grace is passionate about working with people to see them thriving in the world. She values transparency, respect, unconditional positive regard, information, professional integrity, relationships, collaboration, curiosity and ongoing learning and she will bring this in when working with you. Both her life experience and professional experience influences how she practices. Grace is very down-to-earth and real in her conversations with you. Her sessions are held for one hour and can be conducted in person (Townsville) or online via Teams. Read more

Online
In person

1 hr

110 AUD

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