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Aspley and Lutwyche

Dr Rachel Hannam

PhD (OrgPsych) GradDipEd BSocSc (Hons) MAAPi (Director)

Rachel is our Clinical Director and supervises our early career therapists at North Brisbane Psychologists. As such, she has a small caseload and 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, coaching individuals and groups. She is skilled at helping people with stress and trauma, interpersonal conflict, and personal change. In 2006, Rachel was awarded her PhD on the topic of psychological burnout and resilience. She uses cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema mode therapy, the Gottman Method, interpersonal therapy, emotion-focussed therapy and nonviolent communication (NVC) methods.

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Adele O’Hare

MPsych (Ed&Dev) BBehavSc (Hons) GradDipPsych BJ/BA MAPS

Adele is a warm, intuitive psychologist. Adele works with adults, perinatal clients, adolescents, and children. She can help with depression and low mood, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, trauma, and relationship difficulties. She takes a neurodiversity-affirming approach to supporting people with ASD and ADHD. Her therapy style is attachment-based, inclusive, and trauma-informed. Adele has supervised practice in the intensive Circle of Security Parenting and Intervention. As a Climate Aware Practitioner, Adele is able to hold space with courage and compassion for people experiencing climate change-related distress. She uses emotion-focused and compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mentalisation interventions, mindfulness-based CBT, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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Kate Ryan

M Psych (Ed&Dev) B Psych (Hons) MAPS

Kate is a fully registered psychologist with Honours and a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology.  Kate is a warm, compassionate and genuine practitioner. She works with adolescents and adults. Her focus is on inclusivity and humour to make her clients feel at ease. Kate sees people who need help with eating disorders, adjustment and personality disorders, ASD and ADHD, anxiety and panic, stress and depression, grief and loss, addiction, and PTSD. Kate is informed by a health at any size (HAES) approach and is trauma-informed and attachment focused. She uses compassion-focussed therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and schema mode therapy to help her clients create better lives and states of mind. She also draws from CBT-E (enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy) and family-based treatment (FBT). 

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James Woodhouse

M Psych (Sports & Exercise) B Psych (Hons) MAPS AAPi

James works with clients 12 years and over and is passionate about ensuring each person has the resources and skills to manage their mental health. He recognises that each person is different and his approach is to co-create personalised strategies for his clients. James works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, motivation issues, relationship conflict and other areas of psychological distress. He is also equipped to work on performance enhancement in areas such as sport, business, music, and performing arts. His approach draws from a wide variety of evidence-based modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Neuroscience-informed Practice.

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Jake Mulready

M Psych (Counselling) B Psych Sci (Hons) MAPS

Jake completed his Master of Psychology (Counselling) at the University of Queensland, where he also completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science. He works with adolescents and adults and has a very warm personality. Jake supports a range clients with various of life difficulties, including grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, body image concerns, addiction, ASD and ADHD, and relationship/family difficulties. Jake is passionate about creating a safe haven for clients as they tackle their hardship, and empowering them to work through it. Jake has an integrative approach to doing therapy, guided by his skills in Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), schema therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focussed Therapy (SFT).

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Tariro Sibanda

BScience (Psych) GradDipPsych MAPS

Tariro is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who is passionate about building rapport and trust with her clients. She sees clients from ages 7 years and over. She enjoys collaborating with her clients to see different perspectives and find creative solutions to their issues. Tariro is a gentle therapist and is skilled at helping individuals with anxiety, trauma, depression, stress and burnout, grief and loss and adjustment. She draws from several evidence-based therapies and regularly engages in professional development to ensure her practice remains current.  She uses cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, psycho-education, supportive psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based techniques. She focuses on helping her clients improve their quality of life and achieve lasting changes. Tariro is fluent in four languages.

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Nathaniel Wells

MPsych (Sport&Exercise) BSci(PyschHons) MAPS

Nathaniel is a process-focused, empathetic Psychologist with a passion for wellbeing. He is passionate about helping people recognise their worth. Nathaniel also doesn’t shy away from using a little (or a lot) of humour along the way. He sees clients from age 10 years and over. He has experience with people of diverse backgrounds and concerns, including trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, gender identity, and many others. Above all, he believes in seeing the client first and the label second. Nathaniel primarily utilises mindfulness-based and person-centred Psychotherapies, often employing techniques of Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He also has knowledge of solution-focussed therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

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Michelle Janssen

GradDip(Couns), BCreativeIndustries (Drama), Level 1 Gottman, ACA

Michelle sees couples and individuals. She is a skilled Counsellor and Relationship Therapist. Michelle is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is not eligible for Medicare rebates. Michelle is gentle, goal-oriented, and draws upon her array of personal and professional experiences to hold space for clients. Michelle utilises a variety of modalities, and adjusts to her client’s needs. Michelle operates using a trauma-informed and strengths based framework, often utilising Attachment Theory to help contexualise clients’ experiences. She is able to integrate creative and expressive interventions, CBT, ACT and somatic work. Michelle is dynamic in being able to apply practical interventions, whilst also allowing space for deeper questioning of an existential nature, reflection and mindfulness.

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Zoe Maloney

BBehavSci (Hons) AMAPS

Zoe is a warm-hearted and curious counsellor. She is a provisionally registered psychologist with experience counselling young people struggling with a range of issues, including school stress and bullying, anger management, bullying, ASD and ADHD, grief, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, low motivation, and family problems. She is currently doing her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Zoe works with children 5 years and over, and adolescents. She adopts a client-centred approach and draws from evidence-based therapies, including Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Whatever your challenges, Zoe would love to help your and your family members to improve the quality of your lives.

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Samantha Weir

BCounselling Cert III Business MPACFA

Samantha is a client-focussed couples therapist who also sees individuals. She uses a variety of modalities to help individuals and couples through a range of challenges. She has a lovely manner and excellent communication skills. She works across the lifespan including teens (aged 13+) and adults experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life adjustments, self esteem problems, or clients simply wanting further support. In her couples therapy work, she draws on the Gottman Method to help direct and support better relationship outcomes. This includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions. Samantha integrates modern Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT) with Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, helping clients to make the unconscious conscious to enhance self-awareness.

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Freya Browne

BAppScience (Psych) BHealthSci (Counselling) CertIV Training ACA

Freya is a warm and friendly counsellor with a non-judgmental approach. She is passionate about supporting people reach their goals. Using the Gottman Method and needs-based approaches, Freya works with couples and families seeking support for distress. Freya has a background in domestic violence and understands the complexities of the cycles of violence and trauma bonds. Freya also sees individuals for a range of issues, including family stress and parenting, sexual assault recovery, depression and anxiety, PTSD, drug harm minimisation and withdrawal, mental illnesses including schizophrenia, BPD and mood disorders. Freya takes a compassionate approach with her clients and is empathetic. She encourages independence and personal growth in small achievable steps.

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Kierra Wilkinson

BBusiness(HR) CertIII Youth Ministry AAPi(Student) ACA(Student)

Kierra is a friendly counsellor who works with children, teenagers, and adults. Kierra has qualifications in Youth Ministry as well as Human Resources, and is finishing her Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychology degree. Being a mum herself, Kierra is interested in supporting parents through pregnancy and the challenges of child-rearing. In her current University studies, she is majoring in child development, effective parenting, and conflict resolution. Kierra is a client-focussed and curious practitioner. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and play- and art-based techniques for younger or shy clients who need a little help warming up. Not currently being eligible for rebates, Kierra’s standard fee is the same as our other counsellors of $110 per hour.

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Tina Chatterjee

BPsychSci(Hons) MAPS

Tina is a warm-hearted Psychologist who applies her understanding of how people think and behave to help them solve their problems, practice self-acceptance, and become happier and more empowered. She has worked in both private practice and community-based organisations with clients from a variety of backgrounds, including aged-care residents, indigenous clients, and young people in alternative schooling. She helps people with relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, suicidal ideation and self-harm, depression, anxiety, grief and adjustment issues using a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-education, Motivational Interviewing, Skills Training, and Solution-Focussed Brief therapy. She see clients aged 10 years and over.

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Bianca Elder

MPsych(Org) BPsychScience(Hons)

Bianca is a warm and friendly fully registered Psychologist. She loves being a Psychologist because she appreciates people, is naturally empathic, and enjoys making her clients feel safe and supported. Whether learning strategies to cope with anxiety, finding ways to manage stress, practice self-acceptance, enhance communication or social skills, or make big life decisions, Bianca can help people find solutions for their issues. She can help individuals experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, depression, stress, low motivation, study and social issues, periods of change and adjustment, and grief and loss. Bianca uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), life skills training, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She sees clients 15 years and older.

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Rebecca Haubner

MClinPsych GradDipPallCare BPsychSc (Hons) MAPPI

Please note that Rebecca is currently not accepting new clients. Rebecca is a compassionate Psychologist who works from a trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective. Rebecca works with adults (16 years +) seeking support for stress and anxiety, adjustment to illness, chronic pain, grief and bereavement, depression, trauma, burnout, and concerns related to emotion regulation and relationships. Rebecca has training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns from a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective, and is passionate about supporting individuals who struggle with self-criticism to cultivate a more compassionate relationship with themselves. Rebecca draws from several evidence-based frameworks including CBT, ACT, compassion-focussed therapy, and family-based therapies.

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Lachlan Murray

MPsych(Org) GradDipPsychAdv BA MAPS

Lachlan is a warm and friendly Psychologist with a compassionate and gentle approach toward his clients. He is able to put them at ease with his curious and empathetic manner. He will accept you and not judge you. Lachlan blends different therapies to apply the most appropriate approach for each client. He has training in ACT and CBT and is currently studying the Gottman Method as well as DBT and ISTDP. He can help clients with depression, anxiety, stress, low motivation, goal setting, self-esteem, grief and loss, panic, and personality disorders. His Masters research explored the emotional experiences of frontline social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lachlan sees individual clients 10 years and over.

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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 works with individual clients from age 10 and over. 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 approach. 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

Please note, Dora is not currently taking new clients. Existing clients please phone Reception to book in. Dora is a fully registered Psychologist who uses a strengths approach. She has experience working in clinical and counselling roles in private practice, research, and vocational rehabilitation. Dora has helped people from diverse backgrounds with various mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, complex trauma / PTSD, grief, adjustment and personality disorders. Dora has a compassionate approach and uses modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to facilitate insight and help you to manage psychological difficulties.

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James Carroll

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

Please note that James is only occasionally taking new clients. People may contact James directly about booking in. 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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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 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.

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Brad Saunders

MPsych (Org) BPsych (Hons) MAPS

Please note that Brad is once again taking new clients. 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 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. Brad has two children and loves to read in his spare time.

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Ann Bonney

BA (Hons) Psych MAPS

Ann is once again taking new clients. Ann has been a registered psychologist since 2002. Ann worked for many years supporting organisations, groups and individuals to 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

Please note that David is once again taking new clients. David is a warm and friendly Psychologist who helps individuals with anxiety, depression, low motivation, stress and burnout, and adjustment disorder. He also provides career coaching. David uses a client-focussed approach and is committed to finding the right therapy for each person. He is proficient in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psycho-education, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). He has previously worked with a range of clients, including clients with disabilities, and people with diverse sexuality and gender. David understands people have challenging situations and is sensitive to the individual’s needs.

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Aaron Ryan

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

Please note that Aaron is not taking new clients, but new clients interested in seeing Aaron can contact him directly via our Contact page.  Aaron is a caring and collaborative psychologist who prioritises a safe space to explore and work through your difficulties.  He works with adults and teens and draws from 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

Please note that Jason is now taking a small number of new clients. 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

Please note that Elizabeth is not currently taking new clients and is no longer on our online booking system. Previous and new clients may contact Elizabeth directly about booking in. 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, as well as grief and loss.  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

Jeremy is a couples & family therapist, hypnotherapist and mediator who is passionate about helping clients use the power of their minds. Jeremy is not a registered psychologist and his clients are not eligible for Medicare. Jeremy works with a range of issues including conflict, communication, stress, performance anxiety, pain, and motivation. He has a warm personality and puts clients at ease. He works with individuals over 18, families and couples. His approach incorporates strategies from Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, the Gottman Method for couples, and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Jeremy has facilitated over a dozen Couples Marathons. Text Jeremy on 0425 333 369 to find out more.

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Zameer Esmail

BSc(Hons) GradDipPsych MAPS

Please note that Zameer is unable to take new clients and is no longer in our online booking system. If you are a former client and wish to book in, please email Zameer. New clients please contact Zameer directly about booking in. 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 that Jennifer is not taking new clients for individual therapy and is no longer on our online booking system. However, Jennifer is seeing new clients for assessments and is accepting referrals from paediatricians and psychiatrists for a wide range of assessments including cognitive & behavioural assessments, ADOS, ADHD, Memory, MIGDAS, ADIR, & Vinelands. Jennifer helps individuals cope with stress, depression and anxiety, ASD, ADHD, and binge eating and bulimia. Jennifer also works with trauma and PTSD, and smoking and alcohol reduction or cessation. Jennifer is a friendly Psychologist who is skilled at Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Clinical Hypnosis.

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Lianni Fulcher

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

Please note that Lianni is generally not taking new clients and is no longer on our online booking system. New clients may contact her directly (see Contacts page) about booking in. Lianni is a very 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 a friendly and straightforward personality. She 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, as well as chronic pain, disease management, and drug and alcohol recovery. She has postgraduate qualifications in Domestic Violence (DV) studies. Janet uses cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy and skills-training to help her clients.

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Jenny Laing

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

Please note that Jenny is once again taking a small number of new clients. If you are a former client wishing to see Jenny, please email her directly about booking in. Jenny has been a Psychologist for almost 20 years. Before that she worked as a child health nurse and midwife. 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), schema therapy, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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