Rachel has been a registered psychologist since 2002. She consulted to various organisations for several years, working with doctors, nurses, teachers, pilots, lawyers, managers and executives, and gained broad experience 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.
Rachel has also worked previously as a researcher, a school teacher, and a weight-loss counsellor. She loves her job, quite simply because she loves people! To her, helping individuals and couples feels like the best use of her talents. She is passionate about self-awareness and personal growth. She is an avid reader. She and her husband have four children, five chooks, and a lazy cat!
Rachel helps you understand yourself and others in new ways and offers techniques and strategies that draw heavily upon acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, emotion-focussed couple therapy (EFCT), neuro-psychotherapy, nonviolent communication (NVC), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques.
Rachel’s focus is on understanding your unique self to gain awareness of what triggers you, what drives you, and what holds you back. Rachel is relaxed. She uses humour and questioning to help you to reclaim your power and take responsibility for your own life.
In addition to private practice, Rachel works with Brisbane Workplace Mediations where she enjoys helping people transform conflict into connection. Listen to a radio interview Rachel did with Kelly Higgins Devine on ABC Radio about shame versus guilt. Learn more about Rachel: Listen to the ABC Radio for National Psychology Week 2017 and a very humorous 2018 ABC Radio interview with comedian Sam Bowden on family conflicts. Check out an article Rachel wrote for Provoke Magazine on challenging our beliefs in relationships.
Please Note: Rachel works Mondays in Aspley. Her other days are in Stafford. For emergency or special appointments, sms her on 0478789321.
Note: Rachel has a new professional fee of $185. The other psychologists’ fee is $175 / hour.