Please note: Lachlan is an experienced helping professional and a provisionally registered Psychologist until he obtains full AHPRA registration in late November. His clients will then be eligible for Medicare rebates. Until then, his fee is $110, which is similar to the co-payment when seeing one of our fully-registered Psychologists. Once Lachlan is fully registered, his clients will need a GP Mental Health Care Plan to obtain the Medicare rebate in order to retain a similar copayment amount.
Lachlan has a warm and gentle approach toward his clients and he is able to put them at ease with his friendly, curious and empathetic manner. He will accept you and not judge you. He sees clients aged 10 years and over.
Lachlan blends a variety of therapies to achieve the most appropriate approach for each client. He has training in ACT and CBT and is currently undergoing Gottman Method Training and studies in DBT and ISTDP. He can help clients with depression, anxiety, stress, low motivation, goal setting, self-esteem, grief and loss, panic attacks, and personality disorders.
He recently completed a Masters degree which included a thesis exploring the experiences of frontline social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. His research has been published in academic circles.
Prior to working at North Brisbane Psychologists, Lachlan worked as a counsellor in employment services and an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher, having the great fortune to travel internationally and teach for a living. At one point, he taught in Budapest for two years where he considered settling down and never coming home! However, he is happy to be back in Brisbane.
In his free time, Lachlan enjoys reading, cycling, running, bushwalking, coffee, and music of all kinds. He is a student and lover of playing the piano, having “discovered” it in his late 20s.
Lachlan was drawn to Psychology because it empowers people to make informed choices about their mental health and to build a more meaningful life. He also loves being able to give people the opportunity to tell their story without fear of judgement. He also loves the never-ending discoveries that occur when two people sit in a room together and talk.