We provide a wide range of Group Programs at Gnadenfrei, including the following:

​Learning to Live - Life Group

Where:   Function Room of the Caboolture Historical Society

When:    Every Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon

Topics:  Childhood emotional neglect, Self Esteem, Depression and Anxiety 

Cost:     $5 per session

Facilitators:  Gayle Rusterholz 

For further details, or to book a place, please phone our reception on (07)  3480 5583.

Discovering Me



Discovering  Me  is an  experiential supportive group program using  creative and expressive therapies  to promote a deep inner awareness. It uses different modalities, including symbol work, guided journalling, visualization and guided meditation, along with sandplay, music and artistic expression. Its aim is to support the emotional healing of participants and bring a new inner connection to self and a  clearer, more direct, relationship to  those around them; it assists them to externalize what has been held inside

Suitable for clients:

· Who have experienced trauma and abuse

· Suffering from depression

· Wanting to build self esteem

· Wanting to know more about who they are

· Wanting to have a better understanding of
     themselves and their relationships

What others have said:

· The program was very insightful and very helpful….helped me open my eyes up to a new world of Discovery…
    I really enjoyed myself…….Gess

· I loved this course and would recommend it to my friends and family…...Anon

· Very welcoming atmosphere…..everything was valuable…...Anon

· I have found everyone here to be so helpful and kind ……..changed my feelings about life…..for which I shall
   remain eternally grateful…..My heartfelt thanks…...Cornelius

Register your interest through our office.

Key Recovery concepts for WRAP - 8 sessions

1st series  (4 weeks) - Depression & Anxiety

2nd series - Overcoming rejection (1st 5 weeks)

Review of overcoming rejection series

Overcoming rejection (2nd 5 weeks)

Final review of overcoming  rejection series  

3rd series - Friendships and mental health & well-being

Please contact our office for meeting dates and times.


COS-P (Circle of Security Parenting) Course with Ruth Strelan


Promotes relationship based parenting to assist parents to:

  • Understand your children’s emotional needs
  • Understand the reasons your children’s misbehaviour
  • Manage difficult behaviours while maintaining a relationship with your children
  • Feel confident in your parenting
  • Enjoy more happiness your their children

So that their children are more able to:

  • Enjoy more happiness with their parents
  • Feel less anger towards their parents
  • Get along better with friends
  • Develop more resilience
  • Solve problems on their own
  • Have higher self esteem

Cost:   $35 per session or $250 up front ($5 surcharge for EFTPOS) Medicare rebates (conditions apply)

Venue: Gnadenfrei Counselling and Psychology  84 Brickworks Road, Kallangur. 4503

Time:  Thursday mornings from 10am to noon

Group: maximum of 12

Facilitator:  Ruth Strelan

For further information on Circle of Security go to http://www.circleofsecurity.net and click on the link in the Featured Circle Story.

Seasons - Loss and Grief Program



Peer support program for children and adolescents

The Seasons program structure involves 8 sessions that are 1 hour in length.

Max group size 10. Min 6.

It is a group atmosphere which is a safe place for sharing loss and grief experiences and memories, valuing the journey together and working through grief by clarifying questions, expressing hopes and wishes, acknowledgement of the loss, normalising the feelings of grief and integrating emotions and thoughts over the grief and loss process.

The program encourages clients to effectively deal with their emotions, patterns of denial, while reducing isolation and depression in an environment which encourages an increase of self-mastery, self-esteem, affirmation, trust, confidence, self-acceptance, peace, hope and each person’s uniqueness.

The session themes include: 

* Belonging

* There is a time to react -  Feelings are ok 

* There is a time to be still 

* There is a time to recreate 

* Changes - There is a time for Activity 

* Managing Loss - Moving on 

* Celebration

Register for the Seasons Loss and Grief Program by phoning the Centre on (07) 3480 5583