I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work with children, teenagers, families, couples, and adults in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems. I am passionate about bringing out the good in people and I like to bring fun and creativity into the therapy setting.
My special interest areas are in perinatal mental health, parent-child relationships, helping teenagers, unpicking the impacts of trauma, and infant and toddler emotional development.
I am a mum to 3 early-waking children under 8, 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:
Freya will commence in May 2019
Jennifer is available by appointment on Mondays from 8am - 2pm, and with limited availability on other evenings.
Interest areas are anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, attachment, parenting (including caring for child/children with diverse needs), grief and loss, relationships and LGBTIQAP+.
I am a practitioner that is passionate about counselling and walking alongside others in their journeying with mental health issues. I value social connectivity, diversity and inclusivity.
I am a psychologist with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science with Honours in Psychology from Griffith University and have practiced for over 22 years, including 10 years with a primary focus on working with children, adolescents and their families/caregivers. I have a wide range of work experience across education, child safety, disability, housing, youth, domestic violence, corrections and in the various contexts of community, government, and the private sectors.
I am also a qualified Social Worker educated at the University of Queensland. My Bachelor of Social Work with Honours in 2001 was extended by training to gain a Master of Social Work (Advanced Counselling) in 2011.
My recent experience as a Psychologist has been operating a State-wide counselling service providing counselling and referrals for tertiary students of all ages with a diverse range of backgrounds, issues and circumstances.
I strive for therapy to be a warm, supportive and positive experience that integrates what "works" for you. I like to create a "space" where you feel that you can talk openly and at your pace, even if some "stuff" feels challenging at times. Most importantly, I aim to foster a therapeutic space where Hope can be found or furthered.
Some of the evidence based therapies I draw on include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths and Solution-Focused Therapies, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have training and experience in creative approaches, originally in child-focused practice as a psychologist. I extended this interest during my social work studies and continuing practice. I also have an interest in longer-term therapy exploring impact of the past on your current wellbeing.
Contact Jennifer directly to make a booking or enquiry.
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Amanda and Dr. Rachel are partnering to provide workshops in Perinatal Mental Health in 2019. Amanda has a particular interest in working with women and their families as they negotiate the challenges of pre-conception, pregnant, birth and beyond.
Amanda is the Founder and Director of Spilt Milk Psychology, consulting at Redlands Psychologists in Brisbane's bayside.
Layla provides administrative support and welcomes clients. She is here part-time, as much as we can grab her!
Dan provides administrative support, scheduling appointments and assistance with the running of the practice.
We are lucky to have a placement provisional psychologist who provides clinical and administrative support for our group sessions. University placement officers are able to contact Dr. Rachel if they have students interested in this role.
We are currently hiring for an additional clinical administration assistant. If you are interested, please email Dr. Rachel at email@example.com