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Gavin Brown

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Dr Gavin Brown is a clinical psychologist with over ten years experience in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals and community organisations. Currently he is the owner and director of Rapha Health, a rapidly growing private practice in Brisbane’s western suburbs that offers psychology and speech therapy services and partners with an occupational therapy practice. Gavin also works with a not-for-profit organisation supplying allied health services to rural and remote Western Qld and through this work, Gavin has recently moved into delivering ‘business resilience’ programs designed to deliver mental health and wellbeing concepts in a business paradigm. As a highly trained relationship therapist, Gavin is particularly interested in assisting husband and wife small business owners to strengthen their relationship and grow their business.

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Gaining more clients

Hi I would like to double my client base. I have tried numourous avenues over the years and have found that our refer a friend program has been the best. However I am open to other forms if I can gain a positive return from them.

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Where do i start

HI Mark, What do I want your help with & why? I would appreciate any guidance you could offer on starting a not-for-profit organisation that will focus on dealing with child /adolescent bereavement. It is my hope that there can be a service/ support network that a child/ parent or friend can access and reach out to directly. From my own personal experience, unfortunately, it became apparent that there are so many of us that do not have the support required during this traumatic time other than from friends or family and the conventional approach of ‘counsellors’ which aren’t in everyone’s budget or what works best for them. My aim is to offer a service that this generation of individuals feel comfortable and confident to use. The last two years of my family’s life was spent caring for my terminally ill mum who unfortunately passed earlier this year. She battled through cancer and kidney failure for 12 months. Her five children age ranging from 14 – 21, took full responsibility of her care…please note that I am the eldest. One of my main focus’ during this time was trying to get my younger sisters support, help and education that they desperately needed and even more so now as they struggle to deal with the reality of mum not being around. I have spent countless hours and days researching how to help my mother whilst she was alive and now the kids with what they face. The problem & proposed solution: What I have found is that there is support and information available for the sick person but very limited for the ‘collateral’. The emotional toll of this for all involved is unfathomable. I had to fight to get my mother seen by a counsellor for one visit every month or so, and my sisters and I were never even considered. I appreciate that government services are completely overwhelmed and that is what I want to work towards addressing. Since losing mum there has not been a single follow up on my four sister’s welfare, they are not even seen by their school counsellors. It would seem like they simply slipped through the cracks. I have spent the last few months relentlessly looking into the topic of bereavement and believe I can and will be able to offer services and support that can and will make a difference. What this looks like? There are a number of organisations that exist, however their focus is on the sick person. I did reach out to cancer council during our struggle and the most they could offer was an information pack. The only other organisation in Australia that addresses bereavement is the following,https://www.grief.org.au/ACGB/About_ACGB/ACGB/About_ACGB/About_ACGB.aspx?hkey=23974ba7-0752-4253-8de2-14d05a12e24a . What I would like to propose - I want to run within Australia a camp similar to those successfully running in America http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/about-us - Build a child/teen/adult friendly website that: Encourages people to consider their wellbeing in a wholistic sense, physical and mental health and provides the adequate resources - Establishes a community platform to connect with people going through the same thing as you (speaking to people who truly understood proved so incredibly helpful for myself). - Build information on how to cope with bereavement for the individual as well how their peers, friends & parents can offer support. - Develop an app that will have functions not offered anywhere. Eg, input memories, quotes, supportive messages & images as like ‘flash cards’ that the child can personalise and use when desired. Reminders to eat or not binge eat depending on the individual, the benefits of certain physical activities and how they assist for mental and physical health. Social platform etc. - And so much more! I would be so grateful for even 30 minutes of your time and expertise to better understand what may be involved in this process and how to make it as successful as possible. Thank you for your time and consideration. Warm Regards, Katie Dalmas

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How do I market my business in a regional area?

I have just qualified as a food and wellness coach and counsellor. I can help clients with problems ranging from weight loss or healthy diet to managing stress, reducing anxiety, getting better sleep, or having a happier life. I live in a regional area and are not sure where to find clients who are willing to pay for this service (around the same cost as a physio or massage per session) and I find that many people dont actually know what a food and wellness coach is or does. I can see clients via Skype too and I have a good website where I am already doing blogs and I am on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I have tried handing out brochures face to face at gyms or local clinics and I am currently running a free relaxation class for seniors. I would appreciate any advice about how to get new clients.

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