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Dr Charla Sanri

PhD (Psych) MSc (Psych) Gottman Lvl I

Charla is a warm and friendly relationship counsellor with a PhD in flourishing relationships. With a research and teaching background in relationship science and positive psychology, she works with individuals and couples to facilitate fulfilling relationships. Her research has looked into preventive interventions in relationships, the impact of culture and religion on relationships, and the impacts of online dating. She is a Gottman Method trained counsellor. She also has an interest in mediation between separated parents and other interventions in wellbeing. In particular, her PhD research explored how to facilitate meaningful, fulfilling, and thriving relationships that go beyond the mediocre. Charla is bilingual in English & Turkish.

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Anne-Marie Van Duin

MPsych (Org) BPsych (Hons) MAPS MSIOP

Anne-Marie is passionate about helping people with anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, adjustment difficulties, low motivation, low self-esteem, and grief and loss. She also provides coaching for those wishing to find clarity in their future career or life goals. Anne-Marie is a compassionate psychologist who takes the time to listen and understand each individual’s unique challenges and goals and tailors her therapeutic approach to meet each individual’s unique needs. To do this, Anne-Marie draws from various evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and also Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).

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Dora Abbondanza

BPsychSci(Hons) GradDipPsych MAPS

Dora is a fully registered Psychologist who uses a strengths-focussed approach. She has experience working in clinical and counselling settings in private practice, research, vocational rehabilitation, and not-for-profit. Dora has helped people from diverse backgrounds with various mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress and coping, complex trauma / PTSD, grief and loss, adjustment and personality disorders. Dora has a friendly and compassionate approach and uses diverse modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, all of which aim to facilitate insight and help build your resilience to manage psychological difficulties.

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Keri Okanik

M SocWork B SocWork BA

Keri is a Child and Family Social Worker and Youth Counsellor with a Masters in Social Work. She has 15+ years experience working in human services. Keri has a warm and bubbly personality that immediately puts people at ease. She works with children 6 years and over with academic and behavioural difficulties, including ADD/ADHD, ASD, bullying, body positivity, family and peer relationships, suicidal ideation and self-harm. She has worked extensively with families experiencing domestic violence.  Keri is experienced working with a variety of therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Her approach is trauma-informed and strengths-focused.

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James Carroll

BPsySci(Hons), MPsych(Sport & Exercise), AAPi

James is an empathetic psychologist with a background in general psychology, vocational counselling, performance and motivation psychology, and crisis counselling. He helps people with panic and anxiety, stress, depression, performance concerns, relationship issues, addiction, alcohol and substance use, grief and loss, and overcoming barriers to wellbeing. He has also worked with schizophrenia, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and personality disorders. He draws on his knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Person-centred Psychotherapy.

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Jane Correnti

B PsychSci(Hons) BCrim&CrimJust AMAPS

Jane is a skilled and experienced counsellor with an Honours degree in Psychology. She works with children (10 years and over) and adolescents, as well as families and individual adults. Jane’s approach is strengths-based and trauma-informed. She ensures that her clients always feel safe. Jane sees people for depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, disordered eating, ASD and ADHD, workplace conflict, Workcover and occupational rehabilitation. Jane utilises several evidence-based Therapies including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

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Sharna Giammichele

B Psych (Hons) MAPS

Sharna is a radically genuine person, a very experienced Psychologist, and isn’t afraid of having a good chuckle with her clients. She understands how hard it can be to reach out for professional help. Sharna sees teenagers and adults and has a warm, client-centred approach. She treats trauma, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders. She uses attachment based therapies, and third-wave Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (including Schema therapy). She is a member of ANZAED, the leading agency in Australia and New Zealand for health professionals in the treatment of Eating Disorders. Sharna will help you relax and feel supported.

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Dr Eske Derks

PhD (Psychology) MPsych DipCounselling ACA member

Dr Eske (pronounced “Eskuh”) is a registered counsellor with international degrees in Psychology. She has a warm and caring personality and she will make sure that you feel respected and put you at ease. She is proficient in Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Grief and Loss counselling. She works with clients aged 18 years and over who are having difficulties with stress and anxiety, life transitions, relationships, motivation, career development, or those experiencing grief and loss. She can help you achieve your personal goals, build your resilience, and find ways to live a meaningful life and focus on what matters most to you.

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Brad Saunders

MPsych (Org) BPsych (Hons) MAPS

Brad is an approachable psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. His pragmatic approach to therapy uses a range of strategies, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is passionate about exploring client perspectives to find the right approach, and loves being able to support clients in developing constructive and practical solutions that work for them. Brad can help individuals with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, work and study related stress, career challenges, motivation, and relationship concerns.

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Ann Bonney

BA (Hons) Psych MAPS

Ann has been a registered psychologist since 2002. Ann worked for many years supporting organisations, groups and individuals in all works of life navigate their way through change, conflict and the day to day challenges that working and home life brings.  Ann can help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, stress, workplace bullying, career challenges, work-life balance, motivation, and personal change. Ann particularly embraces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to find the best fit for individuals.

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Danielle Campbell

BA (Psychology) Counsellor

Danielle is a skilled Counsellor and Relationship Therapist with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and 20 years of experience with a broad client base in challenging environments. Danielle uses the Gottman Method and emotion-focussed therapy to guide the couples and families she supports. Danielle’s passion is ensuring that clients from all backgrounds are provided with a safe, caring and accepting environment in therapy. Danielle see clients from 15 years of age and couples. Danielle also adopts other evidence-based practices, such as interpersonal therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivation Interviewing (MI), psycho-eduction and Narrative Therapy.

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David Mackay

MPsych (Org) BPsych (Hons) MAPS

David is a warm and friendly Psychologist who helps individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low motivation, and adjustment disorder. He can also provide career coaching. David uses a client-focussed approach and is committed to finding the right therapy for each individual. David is proficient in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psycho-education, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). He believes that every person requires a unique approach to support their personal growth. He has previously worked with people with disabilities, as well as with people with diverse sexuality and gender identity.

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Aaron Ryan

MPsych(Clinical) BBehavScience(Psych)(Hons) MAPS

Aaron is a caring and collaborative psychologist who prioritises creating a safe space to explore and work with you through your difficulties.  He works with adults and teens and draws from several evidence-based approaches including Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). He has experience providing individual and group therapy in a range of settings including private practice and hospitals.

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Dr Jason Wessel

PhD (Org), BPsych (Hons), MAAPi

Jason is a supportive and pragmatic psychologist who blends Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation with core strategies from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Jason can help adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, sleep, purpose, motivation, weight-loss, career challenges, stress, setting boundaries, and work-life balance. Jason began practicing counselling in 2010 in suicide intervention and vocational rehabilitation, has worked in several sleep laboratories, and was previously responsible for leadership and executive coaching in a team of psychologists.

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Elizabeth McAllister

BSocSci Hons(Psych) GradDipSocSci BSc GradCert Public Admin MAAPi

Elizabeth is a sensitive, non-judgmental, and skilled psychologist. She is experienced working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship stress, post-traumatic stress, shame and self-criticism, obsessive-compulsive (OCD) issues, chronic pain, grief and loss, as well as ASD and ADHD.  Elizabeth sees clients 16 years and over. Elizabeth She draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and motivational interviewing. She has worked in community settings and private practice.

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Jeremy Gates

BCommunications Master Practitioner NLP AHA

Jeremy is a couples therapist, hypnotherapist and mediator who is passionate about helping his clients use the power of their minds to live better lives. Jeremy is not a registered psychologist and therefore his clients are not eligible for Medicare rebates. Jeremy works with conflict, performance anxiety, stress, pain, and motivation. He has a warm personality and puts his clients at ease. He works with individuals over 18 and couples. His approach incorporates strategies from Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).

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Brendan Turner

BSc(Psych) GradDipPsych ARBPA Member

Brendan has clinical experience working with adolescents, adults and couples across a range of areas including PTSD, chronic pain, BPD, anxiety and depression. Brendan is a Registered Psychologist and Certified Body Psychotherapist with extensive training in somatic and mindfulness therapies. Due to recent advances in neuroscience, these bottom-up, emotion-focused modalities are now recognised as vital for trauma healing, attachment repair and improving self-regulation. Brendan is a warm and empathic practitioner with a passion for helping people heal from trauma and distress.

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Zameer Esmail

BSc(Hons) GradDipPsych MAPS

Please note: Zameer is temporarily unable to take new clients. If you are a former client and wish to book in, please email zameer@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au. Zameer is an intelligent psychologist. Having lived in Canada, India, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, and Australia, he is culturally aware. He is passionate about helping clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. He enjoys working with clients who have experienced any kind of relational or shock trauma. Additionally, he has experience assessing and treating adults and children with ADD, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Jennifer Langdon

BSc(Hons) GradDipPsych MAPS

PLEASE NOTE: Jennifer is no longer taking clients via online bookings. Contact her directly if you wish to see her. Jennifer helps individuals cope with stress, depression and anxiety, ASD, ADHD, disordered eating, binge eating and bulimia, and weight management. Jennifer also works with trauma and PTSD, smoking and alcohol reduction or cessation, and career counselling. Jennifer is skilled at: Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT) and Clinical Hypnosis.

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Joel Maczkowiack

MPsych(Clinical) BBehavScience(Psych)(Hons) MAPS

Joel is a fully registered Psychologist who works with teenagers (15 and older) and adults. He is a calming and gentle therapist who can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep issues, grief and loss, sexual issues, motivation, adjustment issues, and addictions. Joel uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

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Lianni Fulcher

MPsych(Clinical) PostGradDip(Psych) BBehavScience(Psych) AMAPS

Please note that Lianni is no longer in our online bookings system. New clients should contact Lianni directly about booking in. Lianni is a gentle and authentic clinical psychologist who aims to create a calming, comfortable environment for her clients. She has years of experience in counselling teenagers, adults, and families. She is experienced in treating stress, anxiety disorders (including worry, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, trauma and psychological injury), sleep disturbance, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar). Lianni creates a safe relationship to explore your individual strengths and challenges.

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Janet O’Donnell

PostGradDip (Psychology) BA (Psychology) GradCert (DV) MAAPi

Janet has been practising for over 20 years. She has a friendly and straightforward personality. Janet treats issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, ASD, addiction, and anger management. She practices in Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychology. She is passionate about helping people to achieve happy and fulfilling lives. Janet is experienced with grief and loss counselling, as well as chronic pain, disease management, and drug and alcohol abuse recovery. She has postgraduate qualifications in Domestic Violence (DV) studies.

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Nahum Kozak

MEd MPsych (Org) BA(Psychology)(Hons) MAPS

An experienced, intelligent and friendly Psychologist, Nahum (whose name rhymes with ‘Graham’) sees adolescents, adults, and couples. He is skilled in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), emotion focussed therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method including intensive or “Marathon” couples therapy. Nahum can help with family conflict, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, addiction, relationship conflict, stress and burnout, setting boundaries, anger management, and work-life balance. Nahum has a warm and welcoming approach which quickly puts clients at ease.

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Lynne Rodgers

MAppPsych (Counselling) BSc (Hons) GradDip(Psych) BA MAPS EMDRAA ASH

Lynne works with adults, couples and adolescents. She loves helping people with grief, anxiety, anger management, depression and relationships. Lynne previously worked in specialist clinics facilitating substance use groups and assisting people recover from addictions, domestic violence, and complex trauma. Lynne has postgraduate training in a range of evidence-based therapies, including Neuro-Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Compassion-Focussed Therapy.

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Pia Jones

MAppPsy(Health) PostGradDipPsy BHSc DipNut MAPS

NB: Pia is temporarily unable to take new clients. If you are a former client and wish to book in, please email pia@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au. Pia is a Health Psychologist who works with anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic conditions, and disordered eating including bulimia/anorexia. She is a good-humoured and friendly person. Pia has previously worked in community settings, for QLD Health, Retreats, and in private practice. She is passionate about integrative health care. She uses CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and the Gottman Method.

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Jenny Laing

MPsych (Org) BA (Hons)(Psych) MAPS AIMM

Jenny has been a Psychologist for almost 20 years. Before that she worked as a child health nurse and midwife. Jenny’s positive approach will refresh you and give you courage to move towards the future you want. Jenny can help with anxiety, depression, addiction, development problems, and relationship conflict. Jenny’s techniques are flexible and respectful of your personal needs and comfort. She particularly embraces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She incorporates tools from several evidence-based approaches rather than relying on a single therapy.

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Dr Rachel Hannam

PhD GradDipEd BSocSc (Hons) MAAPi (Director)

Rachel is the Director of NBP. Due to her small caseload, she is currently unable to accept new clients. Rachel has been a registered psychologist since 2002. She consulted to organisations for years, working with doctors, nurses, teachers, pilots, lawyers, and executives, and is experienced in coaching individuals and groups. She is skilled at helping people cope with stress and trauma, relationship conflict, and personal change. In 2006, Rachel was awarded her PhD on the topic of psychological burnout and resilience. She uses CBT, ACT, Schema therapy, the Gottman Method, DBT and nonviolent communication (NVC) methods.

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Admin & Reception Team

Our lovely admin staff

Our friendly Admin and Reception Team will answer and return your phone calls, respond to any inquiries you may have, including who to book in with, how to obtain a Medicare rebate, and how to find our offices. Between 9am and 5pm, at our Aspley and Clayfield offices, they will process your payment and rebate for you. Please note we do not have Reception staff at our Stafford Heights offices (Ringrose & Pangeza Sts). Your Psychologist will process your payment and rebate for you out-of-hours. Call our Admin Team today with any queries on 3726 5595.

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