Aspley and Stafford Heights

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Brendan Turner

BSc(Psych) GradDipPsych ARBPA Member

Please note: Brendan is a very experienced mental health professional and a provisionally-registered Psychologist until December 2020 when he obtains full AHPRA registration. His clients will then be eligible for Medicare rebates. Until then, his fee is $95, which is slightly less than the usual co-payment when seeing one of our fully-registered Psychologists. Once Brendan is fully registered, his clients will need a GP Mental Health Care Plan to obtain a Medicare rebate in order to obtain a similar copayment amount.

Brendan is an intelligent and intuitive Psychologist with a warm personality and a passion for helping people heal from trauma and distress. With a background in legal and executive recruitment consulting, Brendan transitioned into his psychotherapy career in 2015. Brendan is a Provisional Psychologist and Certified Radix Body Psychotherapist with extensive training in somatic and mindfulness-based therapies. Due to recent advances in neuroscience, these bottom-up modalities are widely recognised as vital in trauma healing, attachment repair and self-regulation skill development.

As part of his professional training, Brendan has completed over 160 hours of personal therapy work to heal himself, and this is what allows him to create a therapeutic alliance and safe growth-facilitating environment necessary for bringing about deep emotional healing in others. He sees individuals 16 years and over and couples.

Brendan has clinical experience working with adolescents, adults and couples across a range of areas including:

  • Chronic pain and living with chronic conditions
  • Addiction – substances and behavioural
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Attachment and relational trauma
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Vocational and career coaching
  • WorkCover and occupational rehabilitation
  • NDIS and Deaf community
  • Religious trauma syndrome

Brendan returned home to Brisbane in 2019 after living in Melbourne and Sydney for many years and travelling overseas. Brendan is also fluent in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and is sensitive to the cultural needs of Deaf people and people from linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Brendan is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys gym training, playing the piano and cooking meals for his friends.