Dr Rachel Hannam

PhD (OrgPsych) GradDipEd BSocSc (Hons) MAAPi

Medicare registered Psychologist

PLEASE NOTE: As Clinical Director, Rachel spends much of her time supervising her early-career colleagues at NBP. Currently, she only offers specialist professional coaching to new clients (Medicare rebates do not apply).

Rachel has been a registered psychologist since 2002. For years, Rachel has consulted with small and large organisations, working with doctors, nurses, other psychologists, teachers, scientists, pilots, lawyers, architects, middle managers and executives, gaining broad experience in facilitating and coaching individuals and groups. She is skilled at helping people cope with anxiety, stress and trauma, relationship conflict, and personal change. In 2006, she was awarded her PhD which focussed on professional burnout.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Rachel was a research assistant at the University of Queensland, a school teacher, and a weight-loss counsellor. She loves psychology quite simply because she loves people. Helping individuals, couples and groups feels like the best use of her talents. She is a self-confessed Psychology Nerd who is passionate about personal growth. She is an avid reader. Rachel and her husband have four kids collectively, a brood of skittish chooks, and a fat lazy cat!

Rachel helps you understand yourself and others in new ways and offers techniques that draw on attachment theory, neuro-psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), positive psychology, schema therapy, internal family systems (IFS), emotion-focussed couples therapy (EFCT), The Gottman Method, and nonviolent communication (NVC).

Rachel helps you increase awareness of what triggers you, what drives you, and what holds you back. She is warm and relaxed and uses humour and questioning to help you to reclaim your power and take responsibility for your life.

In addition to private practice, Rachel works with Brisbane Workplace Mediations where she helps people transform conflict into connection.

Media Work:

Rachel has been interviewed by various outlets about a range of topics, including:

She also wrote a popular article on differentiating Love vs. Low Self-Esteem for Provoke Magazine (p54) about challenging our beliefs in relationships.

Rachel co-hosts a podcast called Help Me! I’m a Comedian on ABC Radio which started in 2018.

She has also been a guest on other people’s podcasts, discussing topics such as:

You can learn more about Rachel herself in this interview she did for ABC Radio during National Psychology Week 2017.

Check out dozens of interviews and home-made videos by Rachel and her colleagues via our North Brisbane Psychologists Facebook Page as well as our YouTube channel … such as this funny interview about family conflict.


Medicare eligible: Yes but not taking new Medicare clients

Clinic: Lutwyche & Aspley

Email: rachel@northbrisbanepsychologists.com.au

Phone: 0478 789 321