Therapy To Blow Your Mind
Dr. Rach is a Clinical Psychologist and she works with children, teenagers, families, and couples. 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 consults from West End on Mondays and Wednesdays evenings, and Red Hill on Tuesdays and Fridays.
I am a mum to 3 early-waking children under 9, and being mum to them has been my greatest education! I have been a psychologist for 17 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.
Psychologists are trained to help people who are experiencing mental health problems, or to help intervene early to prevent the escalation of emotional, behavioural, and social problems. A Clinical Psychologist has additional training in the field of clinical mental health practice. We can take whatever you throw at us! All psychologists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner's Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are bound by an ethical code governing our practice.
I use the following evidence-based therapies:
Catherine 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:
Kieran is a warm and empathic psychologist who sees adults and older adolescents at our West End office.
Kieran is a fantastic fit for young adults, and those who experience life challenges in addition to psychological distress.
She is available on Thursdays in West End and Fridays at Red Hill.
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.
Tegan is a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. She can see clients of all ages and issues. With a special interest in perinatal and children’s health, Tegan works well with families navigating new parenthood.
Tegan consults from our Red Hill office on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I have worked with Children and Families in government and non-government sectors. My passion is in working more with families dealing with fertility complications, expecting parents and families with infants. This is a stressful time, and we need a village around us!
I am currently studying to complete a Master’s of Clinical Psychology though USQ. This extended program of study enhances skills in diagnosis, assessments, case formulation, and a broadening range of interventions.
My kind and compassionate approach, while collaborating with you to meet your needs, will help you achieve outcomes and enhance important areas of your life.
I am trained in therapeutic models such as
· Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
· Attachment and strengths-based models like The Circle-of-Security and Parent Child Interaction Therapy
I am dedicated to quality care and tracking client progress and am open to feedback and adjustments to allow your needs to remain a priority. I place emphasis on good quality diagnosis, consulting with clients on an understanding of their problems, and goal directed treatment planning.
Marlies 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.
Marlies works on Fridays at our Red Hill location. She is available to see adults, children, adolescents and families, as well as providing perinatal home visiting.
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. Marlies is a mother to two girls with whom she enjoys 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).
Freya is a psychologist who has a special interest in working with families, particularly those encountering mental health and emotional challenges in the early years of pregnancy and parenting.
Freya works in West End on Thursdays.
Please contact Freya directly on 0449 788 556.
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 part-time clinic receptionist (and also happens to be a psychology student completing her Honours degree!).