Rosemarie studied Psychology and trained as psychotherapist in Germany and Switzerland. She spent nearly 30 years of part-time private practice as counsellor and therapist. The other time was devoted to health related Quality of Life studies in the domain of chronic mental and physical diseases: Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Depression/Anxiety, Schizophrenia; Diabetes, Heart disease, Chronic Bronchitis, Psoriasis, HIV. Although Rosemarie is a “word doctor”, she has access to a broad medical knowledge, which allows her to assist clients to better deal with their medical conditions,
Rosemarie arrived in Australia/Cairns in 2005, registered as Psychologist in Queensland in 2006 and worked during 7 years part-time in Centacare Cairns; in parallel she started to create her private practice and was a telephone counsellor for Lifeline. Her psychological practice is informed by basic principles from Psychoanalysis, Neurolinguistic Programing (NLP) and the latest discoveries of Neuroscience how to rewire the brain for wellbeing and happiness, including “Brain-Spotting”.
Her goal is to create a framework to support clients:
Sari commenced her working life as a registered nurse and midwife and has lived and worked in a range of settings and locations across Far North Queensland.
Since commencing in Psychology, Sari has worked primarily with children and their families, again in a number of clinical settings including schools, government and non government sector, Kids Helpline and currently with the child and family team at Qld Health.
With a demonstrable track record, Sari has a particular interest in the 0-12 year’s age group, using attachment interventions as the basis of her work with families. Sari also has an interest working with children who may need behavioral interventions such as those on the Autism Spectrum Disorder spectrum. Sari will be an additional important member of the Allied Health team at Cairns West Medical Centre.
Sarah qualified in 2002 and the majority of my career has been working in the public health system, predominantly the National Health Service (NHS). She became a senior in musculoskeletal outpatients in 2005 & developed extended scope practitioner skills over 3 years before migrating to Australia. I moved to Cairns in March 2011 & was the treating Physiotherapist in the OPSC (Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic) until November 2015.
Since then She has worked in private practices in Cairns before undertaking short-term locum contracts.
Due to the current political climate, it is critical to be efficient with funding & she would like to provide a service mainly to patients under EPC & Work Cover, to achieve long-term, high functional outcomes in a short period of time with her range & style of treatments.
She also has skills in working in emergency, rehabilitation &a would also be flexible & open to develop services for the demographical need & the need of patients.
Freda is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a Master Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Flinders University and a Bachelor degree from The University of Nottingham in the UK. Freda is a member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), committed to a program of continuing professional development and remains up to date through the Accredited Practising Dietitian program. She is passionate about providing clear, practical and realistic advice, but also committed to evidence-based practice. Her practising interests are broad covering a range of topics, with a particular interest in diabetes, nutrition for older adults and food service.
Freda is a new member of DAHS who based in Cairns, fervent about working with allied health team member and clinical staff to achieve nutrition goal in the elderly, optimise health and quality of life.
Freda enjoys travelling, taste food from different cultures around the world and loves animals. She keeps active with hiking, swimming and badminton.
What are the benefits of seeing an accredited practising dietitian?
A dietitian can help provide dietary and lifestyle management, called medical nutrition
therapy, for a range of conditions such as chronic diseases including; Diabetes Mellitus,
Obesity, Cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal issues such as; Irritable Bowel Syndrome
and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, sports nutrition and eating disorders. Fore mostly
however, dietitians can help with practical everyday strategies to improve a person’s health
and they can assist with motivation to increase an individual’s ability to develop and
maintain a healthy lifestyle.