North Harbour News : August 31st 2012
www.northharbournews.co.nz 8 NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, AUGUST 31, 2012 NEWS ACCIDENT & MEDICAL SMALES FARM CLINIC 24 hours a day, 7 days a week NEWLY REDUCED AFTER HOURS CHARGES 6pm to 8am weekdays, all weekend hours & public holidays Shorecare Smales Farm is part of the After Hours Health Care Network Applies to •65years+ • Community Service Card holders. • High User Card holders. • Children under 6 years. • Also available at our Northcross clinic, open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, excluding public holidays. • Doctors and Nurses on site 24 hours. • No appointments necessary. ...we never close Ground Floor, Sovereign House, Smales Farm, Takapuna 948 East Coast Road, Northcross Ph 486 7777 www.shorecare.co.nz 4720538AH 4 BLADDER PROBLEMS - offering specialist investigation and surgical treatment of bladder prob - introducing the TVT: the current g standard in the treatment of bladd leakage - minimally invasive insertion of a ri like sling under the bladder - Do you know that over 50% of NZ women suffer from incontinence OVER 90% CURE RATE PH: 475 0078 104 Rosedale Road, Albany EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org DR PAUL HENDERSON nd blems ms ms m m old der bbon n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Z E View our latest edition online at www.northharbournews.co.nz Health& beautyAdvertising Feature Trusted services at Kate Sheppard Highly skilled: Experienced and qualified professionals at Kate Sheppard Midwifery include obstetrician Paul Henderson. Safe hands: Kate Sheppard midwives have delivered more than 10,000 babies. Every woman wants the best possible experience as she looks forward to the birth of her child. A woman s confidence -- and the ability to give birth and to care for her baby -- are to a large extent dependent on the environment she is in and the standard of mid- wifery care she experi- ences. Kate Sheppard Mid- wifery understands this. With a steadfast commit- ment to the safety and well-being of patients, they offer a friendly, dependable and trust- worthy service. Kate Sheppard Mid- wifery has been in oper- ation since 2000. Since then, their well qualified and well regarded team have confidently delivered more than 10,000 beautiful babies into the world. From their comfort- able reception area to their new clinic rooms on Rosedale Rd, the practice provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that helps put nervous mothers-to-be at com- plete ease. You ll be under the care of highly experi- enced and qualified pro- fessionals, including Kate Sheppard s obstet- ricians Paul Henderson and Ammar Al Abid; pediatrician Guy Bloom- field and a team of 12 midwives, all of who aim to provide excellent maternity and birthing care. There s no doubt that choosing a LMC, or lead maternity carer, can be overwhelming for some women. At Kate Sheppard midwifery they have a pregnancy consultant who can inform you of all your options of care to enable you to choose the form of care you will be most comfortable with. They have a group of independent midwives who will provide friendly professional care during your pregnancy, your labour and birth and up until four to six weeks after the birth of your baby. They offer private specialist obstetric shared care options should you decide that you want to have a specialist obstetrician involved in your preg- nancy care and your labour and birthing care. It is also important to note that Kate Sheppard provides a totally free midwifery care service which is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The only charge you have to pay is when you choose to have specialist obstetric care. For an appointment call 489 1437 or visit Unit 8D Rosedale Office Park, 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany. For more information you can visit www.ksmidwifery .co.nz. Therapy offer jumped on by public Big demand: Kirsty Furness and Kay Mathewson at Massey University's Centre for Psychology which has opened up a second programme to cope with the response. High demand from Auckland anxi- ety sufferers looking to get help using group therapy has seen a sec- ond programme open up at Massey University s Centre for Psychology in Albany. Group facilitator and intern clini- cal psychologist Kirsty Furness says the response to the initial Wednes- day night programme was so over- whelming that it was clear opening up another group session was necessary. The groups are based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), which provides a practical approach to help manage and overcome prob- lems and are supervised by senior clinical psychologist Kay Mathew- son. CBT has been very well- researched, and is a short-term, skills-focused therapy that enables participants to learn new strategies for coping with anxiety, she says. Group therapy can be extremely helpful because you get more sup- port in a group environment. Every- one gets together to find a solution. The programme, one of a range of provided by Centre for Psychology staff, is available to people aged 18 and over. There are a maximum of eight participants per group. There is an initial $70 assess- ment fee and sessions cost $40 per session or $280 plus the assessment fee if paid in advance. The new programme will begin on September 11, and runs from 5.30pm till 7pm, for an eight-week period. Sessions will be held at the Cen- tre for Psychology on Level 3 of the North Shore Library Building, 29 State Highway 17, Albany Village. The centre also offers clinical expertise for a range of needs, including children with emotional, learning or behavioural difficulties; people with relationship problems; older adults suffering anxiety, grief or depression; people with work- related difficulties; and new migrants struggling with adjusting to a new culture and customs. Contact Helen McMaster h.mcmaster@ massey.ac.nz or call 441 8175. People interested in therapy do not need a GP referral but will be assessed by the centre.
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