Dr. Rachel Bushing

POP Psychology Director and Clinical Psychologist

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Dr. Rach is a Clinical Psychologist and she works with children, teenagers, families, couples, and adults in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems. 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.

My Background

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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. 

My Clinical Approach

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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:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Strengths- and Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Freya Comerford

Psychologist

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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. 

My Background

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My Clinical Approach

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janece famularo

Psychologist

Janece consults at Pop Psychology on Fridays, and on other days is available at Child and Family Psychology at Cannon Hill. 

Please contact Janece directly through her website:

www.janecefamularo.com.au

jennifer crowe

Psychologist and Social Worker (Master of Advanced Counselling)

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JENNIFER IS NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS

Jennifer's interest areas are anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, attachment, parenting (including caring for child/children with diverse needs), grief and loss, relationships and LGBTIQAP+.

My Background

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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. 

My Clinical Approach

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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.


Please send a text message to 0423 475 489

or email jennifercrowe.psych@gmail.com

Tarsh Wrensted

Arts Therapist / Counsellor

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Tarsh is an allied health professional with a post graduate qualification in Arts Therapy. Tarsh works with adults, teens, and children, aiming to create a relaxing therapeutic environment. Therapy sessions with Tarsh can focus on decreasing anxiety, improving mood, stress management, motivation and goal setting, increasing self esteem, or healing from trauma.


Tarsh's special interest area is general anxiety and stress management, gender and sexually diverse young people, and children's emotional regulation. 


Tarsh's skills include art, drama, and play based therapy, along with general counselling.

My Background

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What is Arts Therapy?

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Ben Bushing

Psychologist

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Ben works on Saturday mornings and is a great fit for busy people who work full time. He particularly likes seeing adult clients with depression and anxiety issues, and those who are struggling with the impacts of trauma. As a Dad, Ben also works well with male clients who are expecting a child or struggling with the transition to parenthood.


Ben has spent most of his career working with adults with severe and complex mental health problems, and is very experienced in liaising with psychiatry professionals and offering compassionate care for those with multiple or complex concerns. 

My Background

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I have been a psychologist for over 15 years, having worked mostly with adult clients in multidisciplinary settings and clinical teams in the public health system. I have a lot of experience in understanding the case management needs that can present when you have a few different things going on which complicate your mental health issues. This could be things like substance use, relationship concerns, trauma, or stage of life issues. 


Some clients prefer to see a male counsellor, especially with issues related to fatherhood, masculinity, mate-hood, and sometimes it takes another man who gets the need to express ourselves in ways that feel natural for us. 

My Clinical Approach

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I would consider Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to be the main framework from which I work, and this is usually the starting point for clients experiencing emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, or anger. This method helps clients to understand the mechanisms that underpin the emotional triggers, and helps to explore strategies that can disrupt these patterns.


I also like to draw upon narrative and creative lenses, personalising our conversations into ones which help transform and re-contextualise what you are going through, in order to make constructive changes. I have a personal interest in writing, fiction, and film, and I enjoy drawing upon this in order to make therapy conversations more interesting and more likely to fit for you and hour interests. 

Amanda Donnet

Clinical Psychologist

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. 

who are we?

Layla

Layla provides administrative support and welcomes clients. She is here part-time, as much as we can grab her!

Tarsh

Tarsh provides administrative support, scheduling appointments and assistance with the running of the practice. 

Provisional Psychologist

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 dr.rachelbushing@gmail.com