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:
Lydia is a friendly, approachable, and passionate psychologist who is dedicated to helping people. Lydia works at our Red Hill office on Mondays and Thursdays, and our West End office on Fridays.
I have experience working in both the private and government sectors, across a number of roles and specialties. I am particularly interested in trauma and working on acquiring more training and experience in this.
I am also learning to become specialized in perinatal psychology, and I look forward to continuing my ongoing learning in this very important field.
Having studied at the Sunshine Coast, I am used to spending my time by enjoying days at the beach, reading and playing with my pooch!
I am trained to deliver:
· Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
· Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
· Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
· Motivational Interviewing (MI)
I can provide a range of treatment for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, substance use (relapse and prevention), life transitions and suicidality/self-harm behaviors. I aim to provide a holistic, client-centered treatment approach with my clients.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!).