Dr Rose Gillett

Dr Rose Gillett Clinical PsychologistB Psych (Hons), D Psych (Clinical), MAPS.

Dr Rose Gillett is a Clinical Psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She completed her training at the University of New England and Griffith University on the Gold Coast.

Treating Children & Teens

Rose works with children, adolescents, adults and families, aiming to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere in which her clients can express themselves. Rose has a direct style which she uses to help you target the problems you may be facing, and find the cause of your difficulties, rather than “Band-Aid” symptoms. She sees her role as working to empower you to affect your own change, as you will always know yourself and your needs better than anyone else (even if you don’t know that yet!).

Rose’s therapeutic approach is based on an attachment framework, and includes the use of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

Rose has a passion for working with attachment difficulties which can masquerade as a multitude of disorders, particularly in childhood. Many of the issues we associate with emotions such as anger and anxiety, and behaviour concerns such as eating or toileting troubles, can actually be linked back to our attachment relationships and require treatment focusing on attachment to achieve lasting outcomes.

In studying for her Doctorate, Rose specialised in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of mindfulness on its development and treatment. Her research into PTSD in clinical populations revealed a significant link between symptoms of PTSD and experiential avoidance, that is, avoiding internal experiences such as thoughts, memories and feelings; and revealed that mindfulness was linked with better outcomes in the treatment of PTSD, with experiential avoidance and PTSD symptoms significantly reduced when mindfulness was higher at the end of treatment.

Rose also works frequently with drug and alcohol addictions and believes treatment for addiction must incorporate psychology in addition to biology, to truly understand why we use substances, and achieve lasting recovery.                .

She sees clients from across the age spectrum – from early childhood to retirement and beyond – with a range of concerns:

  • Attachment concerns;
  • Recovery from grief and trauma;
  • Anger and behavioural issues;
  • Anxiety disorders including PTSD;
  • Mood concerns such as depression;
  • Abuse of drugs, alcohol, and gambling;
  • Adjustment difficulties such as injury, retirement, and migration;
  • Stress and coping;
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth;
  • Perfectionism and self-criticism;
  • Assertiveness skills;
  • Chronic pain management;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Self-harming behaviours;
  • Relationship difficulties;
  • Personality Disorders.

If you are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with a down to earth approach, working from a strengths based attitude, to help you identify and achieve the life you want, please make an appointment with Rose.

To make an appointment with Clinical Psychologist Dr Rose Gillett, you can try Dr Rose Gillett – Online Booking – Loganholme or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129.

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