ALTERNATIVES Consulting Psychologists was established in West End in 2003. Our aim is to improve well-being in individuals and workplaces. We work with clients in a supportive and practical manner to help them achieve positive changes in their lives. We do this through challenging, building on strengths and capabilities, and helping people to practise and embed new skills and strategies. We have developed a reputation for providing confidential and discreet services in a professional and reliable manner.
We love to help people develop healthy, happy and meaningful lives through adopting positive changes. Our work focuses on helping people develop more effective skills, build better relationships, and improve their well-being, and includes:
• Self-management skills.
We have extensive experience in working with people across most business and professional areas. We work on achieving the following:
• Improved work/personal relationships.
Some background information
Prior to establishing her own business, Judi worked in management, counselling, training, and teaching roles. This exposure to different industry groups as well as to corporate, government and community work environments has been valuable in helping her understand the different demands of work environments.
Judi gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology in 1992, and later returned to tertiary studies to complete a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology which she completed in 2003. She is an active Member of several professional associations including the Australian Psychological Society, Brisbane South Medicare Local Group, the College of Organisational Psychologists, the Coaching Psychologists Interest Group (Qld), and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Judi also serves as a Committee Member on teh Brisbane Women's Club Board and the Griffith University Advisory Board.
One of the highlights in Judi's career was undertaking volunteer consultancy work with business and government personnel in Norilsk, Siberia. This was shortly after the collapse of Communism in 1993 and the old ways of managing groups and businesses were no longer relevant. Judi was part of a group of consultants who were the first Australians to visit that area of Siberia. Judi co-facilitated sessions on group processes and strategic planning, working through a translator – a real challenge to her communication skills!
Memberships and Associations
Judi Pears is a Member or Associate of the following organisations:
Judi Pears - Adjunct Lecturer, Griffith University
Judi Pears has been supervising Post-Graduate students in Griffith University's Organisational Psychology program since February 2009. In 2010 she was awarded the position of Adjunct Lecturer, Griffith University (Mt Gravatt campus). Judi has assisted in the development and facilitation of the practicum program to develop students' skills as a practicitioner. The program helps students establish their professional identity, and also addresses legal, & ethical issues which arise in the context of working as a Psychologist.
Judi Pears - School Counsellor, Moreton Bay College (Primary)
Between 2005- 2011, Judi Pears worked with students and staff at Moreton Bay College (Primary), providing counselling and self-management strategies to students, staff, and parents. In her role as school counsellor Judi also faciliated sessions with parents and class groups on topics such as handling change, managing performance anxiety, resolving conflict, and improving friendships.
In her 'first life' Judi had been a teacher, working with primary students and students with an intellectual disability. her background in teaching gave her a good undertanding of the many difficulties teachers face ona daily basis, in addition to the demands of keeping pace with the demands of curriculum changes and the role of technology in education.
Judi enjoys working with teaching staff to help them find purpose and meaning in their work, and to retain the passion that encouraged them to become teachers.
Contact Judi on (07) 3844 4888 if you are wanting to inject some purpose and passion in your teaching.
Judi Pears - Supervisor of Professional Practice
Judi completed the supervisiossn training program (STAP) and is an accredited Supervisor. She provides professional supervision to psychology graduates (for registration purposes), Post-Graduate students completing Masters or PhD programs (for endorsement as an Organisational Psychologist), as well as psychologists and other allied health providers wanting supervision or professional development.
Speak with Judi (Mobile 0413 940 780) if you are interested in Supervision of your professional practice.