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Changing Lives with
Schema Therapy!

Hello! I’m Dr Gemma Gladstone
Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist, Supervisor/Trainer.
Clinical Psychologist.

BA (Hons), GradDip (Psychotherapy), Cert (Clin Hypnosis), PhD.

Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society (APS)
APS Clinical College
International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

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Upcoming Events

  • experiential interventions in grief therapy provide hope
    Experiential Interventions in Grief Therapy : June 2020 CANCELLED

    Workshop Description Grief is an inescapable experience inherent in the human condition. The majority of clients presenting for mental health concerns or interpersonal problem are also carrying some degree of unprocessed loss, whether in the form of specific bereavements or as integral components of other difficult life experiences (eg, childhood trauma). It is often the […]

  • schema therapy for depression
    Schema Therapy for Depression: Including Chronic, Recurrent & ‘Treatment-Resistant’ – July 2020 CANCELLED

    Workshop Description: Would you like to feel significantly more confident and optimistic working with some of your depressed clients? Schema therapy can be extremely helpful in assisting clients with persistent mood disorders and can provide a new and empowering understanding to both therapist and client. A schema framework and schema mode conceptualization of your client’s […]

  • healing the vulnerable child
    Healing The Vulnerable Child: The Heart of Schema Therapy – August 2020 – Cancelled

    Workshop Description Connecting with and healing vulnerable child parts of self is at the heart of good schema therapy. Often we need to explore many layers of vulnerability and in doing so we may discover several early wounded parts, some of which developed very early in life. The abandonment schema for example, often has its […]

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      What is Schema Therapy?

      What is Schema Therapy?

      Schema Therapy was originally developed by a psychologist named Jeffery Young in the 1990’s and since then many other …

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      Who Can Benefit?

      Who Can Benefit?

      Most people can benefit from Schema Therapy because we all have some degree of difficulty in our life which is linked to a…

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      Individual Therapy

      Individual Therapy

      Schema therapy can assist with many different client issues and presenting problems. Also see who can benefit…

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      Couples Therapy

      Couples Therapy

      About 1 in 6 clients who seek therapy come as part of a couple. Couples seek counselling for many different reasons including…

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      Training & Events

      Training & Events

      We appreciate the effort and time it takes for you to take a day or two out from your schedule to attend…

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      Support for Therapists

      Support for Therapists

      Over the years, Gemma has provided consultations for many health professionals and therapists. It can be difficult for …

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      What have others said about our workshops?

      Testimonials

      "It was really interesting and insightful. Good overview of schema therapy and very useful tips for my own self-care.”

      Anonymous psychologistMel

      "The day, presenter and content met my expectations and hopes wonderfully. The depth and tools to really dig in and work on own triggers as well as practical insights into self-care.”

      Anonymous psychologistBrisbane

      “Thanks Gemma for all the gems of knowledge, clear presentation and very compassionate approach”

      Joni Bryan-PowerQld

      “Everyone needs an opportunity to attend this workshop. It is so helpful, refreshing, energising and informative.”

      M. McCormackQld

      An interesting and practical workshop combining relevant aspects of schema therapy, self-compassion and mindfulness. Instantly applicable to my practice.”

      Sarah HensleySyd

      Found this workshop insightful and beneficial. I think all therapists need a good level of training in this area.We all need to look after ourselves to look after others, Thanks Gemma.”

      Tracey FrazerSyd

      Don't let despair and isolation stop you from getting help. Answers and solutions do exist!

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      The Child Within – a poem for your ‘vulnerable child’.
      The Child Within – a poem for your ‘vulnerable child’.

      The Child Within She lives within, the child inside, she’s known the depths of sorrow. The forgotten one, she shouts so loud but you’re headed for tomorrow. And there are times, you cannot know, her anger squashed, restrained with fear.  When life demands the ‘adult’ you, her cries for help, you...

      What are Coping Modes in Schema Therapy?
      What are Coping Modes in Schema Therapy?

      Schema Modes are considered to be moment-to-moment cognitive-emotional states (or personas) which a person can ‘live in’ and ‘operate from’. Modes tend to be observable by others. When our schemas are triggered, we react in certain ways (to cope with the schema or the pain of the schema). These...

      What are Child Modes in Schema Therapy?
      What are Child Modes in Schema Therapy?

      Vulnerable Child Modes Child modes are parts of self (or representations of the self) which came into being in childhood in response to the parenting you received and other experiences you encounted. Think about the concept of the ‘inner child’ that many therapists have written...

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