Dr. Rachel Bushing is a Clinical Psychologist and she works with children, teenagers, and families. She is passionate about bringing out the good in people and she likes to bring fun and creativity into the therapy setting. Rach's special interest areas are in postnatal mental health, parent-child relationships, the demands of adolescence, unpicking the impacts of trauma, and infant and toddler emotional development.
Rach is currently accepting new clients.
I am a mum to 3 early-waking children, and being mum to them has been my greatest education! I have been a psychologist for 20 years and in that time I have worked in mental health and counselling services in Australia and the United Kingdom, across government, NGO and private practice settings.
My foundational psychology training (Bachelors, Honours, Masters) was with the University of Queensland. Since then I have been continuing to learn and grow, picking up several therapy approaches and a bunch of techniques along the way. My job is to make all that "book knowledge" fit with what you're experiencing. Most importantly, I want to find a way to make therapy individualised so that it works for you.
It is really important to me that you feel comfortable and at home in our space, and that is the atmosphere we try to create in our practice. As a Clinical Psychologist, I have additional training in the field of mental health diagnoses, and constructing individualised treatment plans based on wholistic needs. I can take whatever you throw at me!
I use the following evidence-based therapies:
Kayhler Weeks is in her final placement of psychology training, having already completed a 18 months of her Master of Clinical Psychology. She interns with us under the direct supervision of the Senior Psychologist. Kayhler is a great fit for adult clients and older adolescents experiencing problems with depression or anxiety, and she particularly enjoys working with young adults (16-25) and older adults (60+).
She works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Red Hill.
I have worked with clients of all ages, in various settings, providing case work, youth support, and psychological interventions. My most recent clinical work was in Adult Community Mental Health, where I worked with people with severe mental health challenges. As well as depression and anxiety diagnoses, I also have experience in general counselling for emotional distress, relationships, and grief and loss.
Away from work, I try to balance my professional life with time spent in nature, reading a good book, or in the company of friends and family. I am a mum to one small human and two furry children, and find these things help me to recharge and remain positive and upbeat in both my professional and personal life.
I consider my strongest professional attribute to be my ability to develop a strong working relationship with clients, and I work to modify my communication and approach to suit each individual.
Most commonly, I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help clients define emotional problems, observe patterns and implement strategies to reduce their impact on people’s lives.
Courtney Wilton is a psychologist with additional accreditation (Masters) in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She works for our service primarily seeing clients in the perinatal space, as well as adults and teens.
Courtney works on Wednesdays at Red Hill.
I have been a psychologist for 12 years, mostly working with children and young people. Through my own personal challenges with fertility, I became aware of the lack of support for those going through the conception phase and became passionate about the area of perinatal psychology. After successfully getting pregnant and later becoming a mother, I experienced the gap in psychological support for expecting mothers, both in the antenatal and postpartum period. During this time, I discovered the term ‘matrescence’ (the process of becoming a mother) and delved into learning more about it, both from a professional and personal perspective so I could begin working with those in the perinatal area.
I am a mother to a sassy 2.5 year old daughter and I love nothing better than curling up with a good book that I can lose myself in. I am also very excited about the prospect of traveling again!
I am passionate about self-growth and helping my clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be. Therapy is an individual journey and I am very interested in getting to know my clients to ensure they are the best fit. I have experience with victims of family violence, anxiety, depression, self-identity issues through adolescence, and disordered eating. Within the perinatal space, my special interest areas are body image, disordered eating, infertility, and navigating the ups and downs of parenthood.
I use the approaches of CBT, ACT along with forms of narrative, expressive and solution focussed therapy to help my clients feel fulfilled along their parenthood journey.
Tilly Jarvis has worked with children, couples and families for the past 20 years. Tilly’s interests lie in supporting people throughout their pregnancies and into parenthood, perinatal mental health and working with the impacts of trauma.
Tilly is available on Thursdays and Fridays at our Red Hill location.
I am a mum of 10-year-old twins who have taught me a lot about myself and how I do life. I have worked as a social worker overseas in Cambodia in a children’s village and in rural and remote settings for non-government community organisations. I have often been the only mental health social worker in my location, finding myself in a range of settings such as schools, hospitals and court rooms. Mental Health Social Workers are required to do extra study to apply knowledge and develop their understanding of mental health practice. I wanted to know more about how people grow awareness and process through trauma and the impact it has on their relationships, the environment and the self. My fondness of study took me down the path of holding two Master’s degrees, one in Primary Health Care, focusing on Alcohol and other Drug therapies, mental health and wellbeing and the other in Gestalt therapy. My training has slowly become more present, and authentic in my life, especially with my kiddos.
I work in a warm and relational way and take time to create an individualised space which feels safe. Coming to therapy can be half of the work! I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Mental Health Social Worker with a focused psychological lens. In my work as a Social Worker, I have developed a good understanding of systems, environments, and power dynamics and how they can affect your experience in the world. I completed an honours in Art Therapy and Narrative Therapy, which looks at retelling stories through alternative language and brings colour, nature, and play into the therapeutic space. I favour the following therapies in my work:
Catherine Langford has worked as a clinical psychologist with children, teenagers, and families over the last 20 years. She enjoys working with adolescents and their families in a warm and collaborative way, and supporting parents too.
Catherine consults from Red Hill on Tuesdays.
I have worked in a variety of settings across Brisbane including NGOs and government mental health services. Most recently, I’ve worked closely with schools and have a good understanding of the school systems and how they work. I have developed skills in working with adolescents and their families to support them to find a pathway forward during challenging and vulnerable times.
I am a mum to two beautiful, busy girls (and a fur baby!). They are my greatest achievement, bring the me great joy and have also taught me the most about being flexible, patient and kind! We enjoy travelling as a family and spending our spare time in the great outdoors.
I have an eclectic, person centred approach that draws on my training and experience including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT, Play-based therapies as well as Attachment Based Family Therapy.
I work with a range of mental health difficulties including:
Marlies Rodriguez has worked with children and families for over 20 years. In her recent work as a school psychologist, Marlies has formed effective and meaningful connections with students due to her warm, playful, and engaging approach. She has a special interest in school related issues (including school refusal, anxiety, bullying), the toddler years and supporting families experiencing transitions and change. She is available to see adults, children, adolescents and families, as well as providing perinatal home visiting.
Marlies works on Fridays at our Red Hill location.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychologist with children, teenagers and families in an extensive range of settings including out of home care and adoption, primary and high schools and NGO mental health settings for over 20 years. I am passionate about collaborating with the whole family to understand the emotions and challenges each child or young person is facing and finding practical solutions to the challenges that life throws up. My passion for travel has meant I have enjoyed living and working in The Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom and I have worked extensively with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. I am a mother to two girls with whom I enjoy days at the beach and walks with a view.
As well as integrating a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT, Narrative & Solution Focused into her sessions, I have have completed extensive additional specialist training in non-directive play and creative arts therapies. Using a fun, play-based approach makes most sense to children (and to me!) and means that therapy is fun and engaging. I support children and young people with emotional regulation, social skills, school or social concerns, bullying, anger management, grief, developing resilience, anxiety, managing worries, adjustments and depression. Marlies is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and is an Associate Member of the Australia Psychological Society (APS).
Kieran Eaton is a warm and empathic psychologist who sees adults and older adolescents. Kieran is a fantastic fit for young adults, and those who experience life challenges in addition to psychological distress.
Kieran is currently on maternity leave, returning in late 2022.
As part of my psychology training and clinical experience, I have enjoyed being able to work with individuals from all walks of life. I have worked with Disability Employment Services and not-for-profit organisations. I have been lucky to be able to find person centred organisations, where values of respect, care and integrity are celebrated. I really enjoy listening and learning about the lives of the people I meet, and hearing that we all have our own tales of sorrow, loss, triumph and resilience.
When I’m not at work, I have to answer to some very bossy dogs, and I’m usually working on never-ending renovation projects.
My primary therapeutic framework is working from a Cognitive Behavioural lens. This means that we explore the interplay of thoughts and actions upon our emotional experiences. In my work, I emphasise being able to tailor my approach to each client, which means that I also draw skills from other perspectives such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. These approaches are powerful in helping you to enact important change in your life, to set and achieve goals, and achieve progress.
In our sessions together, I aim to provide you with an opportunity to feel supported and safe to enact positive change in your life.
Jessica consults with babies and children up to 16 years of age with communication and feeding challenges as well as expectant parents wishing to receive education on infant feeding including breastfeeding. She can provide assessment and therapy for difficulties with speech sounds, language delays, reading and spelling, stuttering, social skills, as well as feeding difficulties and fussy feeding.
Jessica works at Red Hill on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please contact Jessica directly on 0417 190 929.
Sherwynna is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest working with clients and their families in their journey to create a life worth living.
She is passionate about supporting the learning and reflective practices for fellow psychologists. Sherwynna supports our Senior Psychologist with learning and clinical skill development activities at Pop! Psychology, providing supervision and upskilling for our clinicians.
Please contact Sherwynna directly via her website: www.drsherwynnalee.com
Rhiannon is a Psychologist and works with families helping them to prepare for and adjust to the early years of parenthood. Rhiannon values a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, conceptualises parents’ experiences holistically and incorporates broad socio-cultural influences on your parenthood journey.
Rhiannon works in Red Hill on Saturdays.
Please contact Rhiannon directly on 0413 306 561.
Peta is our Practice Manager though we all really think of her as the mom of our office. She not only ensures that all staff is fully resourced and satisfied but also provides support to our Director. She is always aware of the Who, Where and How's of our office. In addition to all that, you will also find her providing reception assistance from time to time.
Palak is our assistant Clinical Manager. As well as providing reception assistance in West End, Palak helps keep all our clinicians up to date and well resourced. She also assists on our programs - Pop The Kettle On, Seeds of Sunshine, and Into The Woods.
Ashlee is our main receptionist and you will find her on the phones and office reception most days of the week. Ashlee will greet you at the front desk and provide assistance with payments and scheduling appointments.
Liz is our casual clinic receptionist (and also happens to be a psychology student completing her Honours degree!).