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Dr Rachel Hannam

PhD GradDipEd BSocSc (Hons) MAAPi (Director)

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*Please note: As Clinical Director, Rachel has a reduced caseload and is currently unable to take new clients. Her online diary is currently unavailable. Former clients can text Rachel on 0478 789321 to discuss availability. She can also discuss with you which psychologist at NBP would be the best fit for you, so send her a text.

Rachel has been a registered psychologist since 2002. For years, Rachel consulted with small and large organisations, working with doctors, nurses, teachers, pilots, lawyers, 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 psychological burnout and personal resilience.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Rachel worked as a researcher, a school teacher, and a weight-loss counsellor. She loves her work quite simply because she loves people. Helping individuals and couples feels like the best use of her talents. She is passionate about personal growth and is an avid reader. She and her husband have four children, a parrot and a lazy cat!

Rachel helps you understand yourself and others in new ways and offers techniques 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 therapy.

Rachel’s helps you gain awareness of what triggers you, what drives you, and what holds you back. Rachel is relaxed and 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 helps 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 for ABC Radio during National Psychology Week 2017 and in a 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. You can also check out vlogs by Rachel on our YouTube channel.

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

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