Greg Turner

Greg Turner Psychologist Brisbane

Greg Turner, B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (App Psych), Cert GMH, MAPS.

Greg Turner is a Brisbane Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in the public, private and community mental health sectors.

Greg has worked as an educator, manager and clinician, commencing his career in the mental health consumer participation field and becoming a pioneer of the Recovery movement in the 1990’s.

In 1998 Greg commenced a private practice in the Brisbane CBD seeing clients presenting with a range of psychological issues, and continued in part-time private practice after he joined the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre in 1999 as the foundation Education Coordinator. Over the next 13 years he fulfilled a range of senior positions at the Centre and became well known nationally as a leader in the field of transcultural mental health.

Since 2012 Greg has been providing individual counselling consultations, external group and individual supervision to the Australian Red Cross, training workshops on trauma recovery, and delivering an Employee Assistance Program to several organisations.

Greg has been a Lecturer with the University of Queensland, School of Medicine since 2007, and currently provides lectures to 2nd year MBBS students in Global & Community Medicine.

Trauma and Recovery

With a strong interest in the field of trauma, Greg became an accredited trainer in Skills for Psychological Recovery following the Queensland floods in 2011, and is a graduate of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, completing a Certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery in 2012.

In addition, he has a strong affinity with rural mental health and is a consultant with the Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Greg has a strong humanistic approach to counselling and therapy. He adopts a practical stance and has never strayed away from the Recovery model, and sees his role as a facilitator to enable the client to recover their psychological strength, to grow as a human being, and become equipped with strategies to deal with life’s problems as they present into the future. In line with this approach. Greg utilises Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and existential approaches.

Some of the areas that Greg can assist in are:

  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Acculturative stress;
  • Adjustment;
  • Trauma;
  • Panic Disorder;
  • Self-harming and suicidal thoughts;
  • Emotion regulation;
  • Interpersonal communication issues;
  • Stress management;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Work related stress;
  • EAP services.

Greg is available to all individuals who are struggling with the demands of the fast pace of life in the 21st Century, and has a keen interest in assisting international students and migrants struggling with Acculturative Stress and problems adjusting to life in Australia.

To make an appointment with Brisbane Psychologist Greg Turner, try Online Booking – Mt Gravatt or call (07) 3088 5422.