Reaching out for help reveals strength, not weakness.
Book an Appointment with North Brisbane Psychologists. It’s the first step to feeling better and the last step you’ll take alone.
When you’re weighed down by emotions, even expressing yourself may seem hard. When it feels like nobody around you “gets it” – we do. North Brisbane Psychologists gives you a genuinely supportive space where you are cared for, can truly be yourself, and feel better. At North Brisbane Psychologists, we create a healing path that is 100% tailored to you and your needs. We don’t believe in “one size fits all” therapy. We believe in forging your own individual path to happiness and success.
Feel Relaxed. Feel Safe. Get Real Help. How our unique approach helps you feel better.
At North Brisbane Psychologists, we boast a caring and collaborative culture. Our psychologists have decades of experience addressing many issues, ranging from life-changing and distressing events to everyday problems. Each of our six psychologists undertakes their own therapeutic practices so they can better understand your struggles and give you genuine help. You can finally feel that you “connect” with a psychologist. We believe that’s the key to real healing. So if you…
- feel stuck or emotionally out of control
- suffer from depression, low mood, anxiety or panic attacks
- are dealing with loss or grief
- are struggling in your marriage or in a close relationship
- have struggled with parenting or the transition to parenthood
- feel lost and struggle to make decisions
- need help with sexual problems, sexuality or gender issues
- suffer with chronic pain, sleeplessness or memory problems
- have experienced childhood abuse or sexual assault
- suffer with Post Traumatic Stress or PTSD
- struggle with alcohol, drugs, porn or another addiction
- have low self esteem or low self-confidence
- are experiencing workplace or family conflicts
- are challenged with work or career decisions…
then Book an Appointment with a North Brisbane Psychologist.
It is the first step to wellness and the last step you’ll take alone.
What holds people back from going to see a psychologist? Thanks to Alain de Botton for this video.
Wise people seek help when they are struggling.
Relationship and Marriage CounsellingWhen you can't find resolution and peace, it makes sense to seek help. Our psychologists specialise in relationship counselling for Brisbane couples.
If the roof of your house was leaking, you’d fix it. So why not invest in the relationships under that roof? Our psychologists specialise in relationship and couples counselling. Come to us if you:
- have repeated, unresolved conflict with your partner
- are having problems with children or relatives
- or your partner is having an affair
- or your partner feel misunderstood
- are angry or have an angry partner
- are worried you might break up
- are needing support through a break-up.
Robin holds qualifications in Imago Couples Therapy. His approach helps couples understand how and why their underlying emotional buttons get pushed. Robin helps you deal with painful emotional hot-spots in a way that creates a deeper, more empathic connection with your partner.
Two of our psychologists – Jenny and Rachel – have trained in Sue Johnson’s Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). EFCT is an excellent method to help you STOP fighting and to learn to express your primary emotions and needs.
Jenny and Rachel also hold Level 2 qualifications in Couples Counselling from the renowned Gottman Institute. Their approach, known as The Gottman Method, complements EFCT and other approaches. The Gottman Method is the most widely-recognised modality for couples therapy. It helps couples build a more solid foundation for a long-term relationship. Ingrid and Lynne also hold Level 1 Couples Counselling certificates from the Gottman Institute. Pia is currently being mentored in The Gottman Method.
Arguing never works.
Couples counselling can.
At North Brisbane Psychologists we build genuine relationships with clients.The best psychologist and best therapy for you is crafted around your individual needs.
We approach therapy differently
The time comes when you need to do more than just think about making changes. If you’ve tried by yourself but can’t make any real or lasting progress, getting help is the smart thing to do. Good psychologists help their clients feel comfortable and understood. At North Brisbane Psychologists, we build genuine, cooperative relationships with our clients.
We promise you will feel accepted, safe and supported. Good psychologists have a number of valuable techniques and therapies they use to help people who are suffering. We know that the best Brisbane psychologist and best course of therapy for you won’t be best for everyone. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all therapy. Our team at North Brisbane Psychologists have decades of training and use a variety of evidence-based therapies to tailor the best approach for you:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Schema-Focussed Cognitive Therapy
- Emotion-focussed Therapy (EFT)
- Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Neuropsychotherapy (NPT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Relaxation and Mindfulness-Based Techniques
- Motivational Interviewing
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Animal-Supported Therapy
Feel free to contact our Director, Dr Rachel Hannam, to find out which of our six psychologists is most suited to your needs.
If you’ve never felt comfortable with a therapist before, it’s time to talk to us.
We believe therapy is an art as much as a science. We don’t do “formula” therapy. We focus fully on you to tailor a treatment plan to suit your unique problems, personality and needs. We’ll help you find the right psychologist, specialising in the right therapy option for you. By investing your time and commitment to undertake therapy, you will prioritise your well-being.
The best psychologist is the one that works for you. Robin, Ingrid, Pia, Jenny, or Lynne of North Brisbane Psychologists will help guide your journey of personal growth. Visit our Fees & Rebates and FAQs page for more information. If you would like to speak to one of our psychologists about what to expect or to ask something personal, our phone numbers are on the contact page. You can Book Online now or leave us a message via our contact page.
I want to find a good Brisbane Psychologist near me!
We offer you the choice of six caring psychologists at two convenient locations. Our main location is in Aspley, near Chermside. Our second office is located is Stafford Heights. We – Robin, Ingrid, Pia, Lynne, Jenny, and Rachel – have spent many years helping people better manage their issues. We help you remove the blocks that stop you enjoying a life of good health and happiness. We look forward to seeing you at our Aspley or Stafford Heights clinics.
Our clinics are conveniently located in Aspley and Stafford Heights, which for most people on the northside of Brisbane is around 15 minutes’ drive (or less) from Albion, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Chermside, Nundah, Sandgate, Spring Hill, Windsor, Carseldine, Sandgate, Everton Park, Caboolture and Kallangur. When visiting your psychologist in Aspley, you’ll enjoy easy parking and a friendly clinic team. If you see your psychologist in Stafford Heights, street parking is close by and your psychologist will organise easy payment for you.
We all need help sometimes. And we know it can be hard to reach out and ask. At North Brisbane Psychologists, we make you feel relaxed and safe. We don’t judge. We won’t give you a diagnosis (unless you request one). Instead, we will give you hope for a brighter future. Doesn’t that sound like the right first step to take?Book Now
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