Aspley and Stafford Heights

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Dr Rachel Hannam

PhD GradDipEd BSocSc (Hons) MAAPi (Director)

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*Please note: As Director, Rachel has a reduced caseload and is currently unable to take new clients. If you are a former client or have a special request, please contact Rachel directly on 0478 789321. Rachel can discuss her availability, and also which psychologist at NBP would be the best fit for you. Her diary is not available in online bookings.

Rachel has been a registered psychologist since 2002. For years, she consulted with organisations, 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 which looked at psychological burnout and resilience.

Prior to this, Rachel worked as a researcher, a school teacher, and a weight-loss counsellor. She loves her work 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 and is an avid reader. She and her husband have four children, three 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), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), positive psychology, schema therapy, emotion-focussed couple therapy (EFCT), neuro-psychotherapy, nonviolent communication (NVC), and solution-focussed therapies.

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. Rachel has a podcast called Help Me! I’m a Comedian on ABC Radio which started in 2018. Learn more about Rachel in this 2017 interview she did on ABC Radio for National Psychology Week 2017 and in a very humorous 2018 ABC Radio interview with comedian Sam Bowden on family conflicts. Check out an article Rachel wrote on Love vs. Low Self-Esteem for Provoke Magazine (p54) about challenging our beliefs in relationships.

Please Note: For emergency or special appointments, sms Rachel on 0478789321.