Brisbane Centre For Psychology


Brisbane Centre For Psychology

Practitioners at this location

Dr Alessia Coelho

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Alessia is a Registered Psychologist that has been practicing psychology for over 20 years. I am a psychologist who has earned a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in the United Kingdom (University of Wales), where I practiced from 2007 to early 2019.  I have gained clinical experience within the National Health System (UK), the charity sector and private healthcare services, providing short and long term weekly psychological treatment to a wide variety of client groups.  For five years I practiced in a bereavement service, an area of ongoing interest.  For three years I was the lead psychologist in a mental health hospital, providing assertive rehabilitation for service users with complex mental health needs.  I ran a private practice in central London, working with a wide range of issues, typically including life stress and crisis, anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship problems. Australia is now home and I have been busy working with clients in Brisbane since 2019. I was trained in and am experienced with existential, humanistic, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive-behavioural approaches, holding particular interest in mindfulness and the third wave of behaviour therapies. I see the therapeutic process as being a collaboration, a unique piece of work that is jointly created between the therapist and the client. Although the practitioner’s experience, education, and credentials are important, therapy is a person-to-person relationship before it is anything else. No matter how the problem or issue initially presents itself, therapy can be an opportunity to connect us to important life questions about what is meaningful to us, and how we want to live. My clinical areas of special interest include: bereavement counselling (and other significant life losses), trauma, working with migrants, sexual orientation, life transition and adjustment issues and postnatal depression. In addition to English, I can also work with clients in Portuguese or Spanish.

DR Jane Austin

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Jane is a clinical psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Queensland and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jane has over 25 years’ experience across a broad range of areas encompassing community mental health, private practice, employee assistance programs and organisational psychology. Jane’s approach is authentic, warm and direct, allowing her to initiate and grow one-on-one relationships, navigate tough conversations and quickly grasp client needs. Using a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, Jane can skillfully translate complex psychological theory into practical, meaningful solutions that have a transformational effect for individuals. These include Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution-Focused Therapy. The issues Jane can help you with include abuse, anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, difficult life transitions, emotional dysregulation, excessive worry and rumination, insomnia and sleep issues, grief and loss, panic attacks, marital issues and couples counselling. When Jane’s not working she loves to walk her dogs, go to the gym, practice meditation and yoga and spend as much time as possible at the beach. She has travelled and worked around the globe with one of the most notable trips being a trek to Everest Base Camp.

DR Rosemary Patton

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Dr Rosemary Patton (BA Hons (Psych), DPsych (Clin), MAPS, FCCLP) is a Clinical Psychologist, Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Full Member of the Clinical College of the APS & the Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA), as well as an EMDRAA Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have close to 20 years of experience working in a range of organisations at all levels of management with diverse populations, including the Australian Defence Force (ADF), human resources, private practice & hospital settings & not-for profit organisations. I am an approved NDIS Provider, Workcover Provider, Medicare/DVA Provider and EAP Provider. I thrive on providing best-practice, evidence-based clinical, health & organisational interventions to maximise the wellbeing & life satisfaction of individuals & couples & in turn, the productivity of individuals, teams & organisations. A high quality of rapport with clients & the ability to achieve time-effective & cost-efficient outcomes would be among my strengths. I have vast experience in both clinical & organisational settings in the assessment & treatment of a range of presenting issues including: mood, stress, trauma & anxiety disorders, substance misuse, anger management, relationship discord, work stress & communication problems, chronic pain & grief issues & personality & sleep disorders. I also have a depth of experience with psychometric testing & interpretation, recruitment & selection interviews, organisational wellbeing assessment, manager assist & critical incident management. I utilise a range of therapeutic approaches in my interventions with clients & organisations dependent on assessment outcomes & cognisant of time frame & budget requirements. These include eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, & schema-focused therapy. I am also a wife & mother of three children, indulge in bikram yoga & enjoy catching up with family & friends when able.

Ms Carolyn Ireland

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Carolyn Ireland is an Organisational Psychologist and has been practising psychology for over 20 yrs. I have worked in a number of different government and private organisations as a general psychologist. Throughout my career I have progressed as a senior psychologist and throughout varying levels of management, up to a state management role whereby I have managed a large number of psychologists and administration staff. I have worked with military and para-military organisations and personnel, and have a strong interest in promoting positive mental health within this demographic as well as in the civilian & emergency services demographics. My career to date has focused on two related areas: organisational psychology and mental health. Within the area of mental health and counselling, I have treated and conducted assessments of adults and young people with a range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma exposure, grief and loss, stress, sleep disturbance, relationship and parenting issues. I also have experience working with individuals who have disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As an organisational psychologist I have worked in recruitment and assessment, vocational counselling, careers coaching, coaching of managers, providing psychoeducation to staff and managers, counselling individuals experiencing workplace issues including burn out and assisting individuals with creating work life balance. I am passionate about helping people create rich and meaningful lives. My focus is to work collaboratively with the individual to create a safe space in which to develop self-awareness and explore a way forward. I adjust my therapeutic approach to meet individual needs and wants. I am experienced in a range of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused therapy and Mindfulness. I pride myself on providing a professional service in a relaxed environment that is tailored to meet individual needs and achieve positive outcomes. I am a registered General and Organisational Psychologist with AHPRA and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I am also a full member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (COPS). I believe in the importance of maintaining physical health and fitness and try and practice what I preach. I do this through long-distance running and regular yoga practice. I also try and create a work-life balance for myself and prioritise spending time with my son and family.

Ms Cate Brooks

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Cate is a compassionate Psychologist of 5 years and is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Cate's aim is to create a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable to share without pressure or judgement. She believes in a 'client centred' approach to her practice and she tailors her communication and approach to assist clients to share their thoughts and feelings in a relaxed and warm environment. Cate is constantly striving to improve her practice and ensures the psychological treatment that is delivered is current and evidence based. Cate also has experience with clients ranging in age from adolescence to older adults. Cate provides treatment for a range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, anger management, communication difficulties, pain management and grief and loss. She also has experience providing a range of evidence based interventions  such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  She also actively practices Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Schema Therapy. Outside of work Cate enjoys running, cooking and watching rugby. She also indulges in the odd Netflix binge from time to time.

Ms Deborah Green

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Debbie has 5 years' experience practicing as a clinical psychologist overseas, where she completed her Psychology degree and Postgraduate degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In 2014 she moved to Australia with her family and completed a Master in Professional Psychology at the Australian Catholic University on 2020. Debbie has a diverse professional experience working with children, adolescents and adults in different settings. Her experience includes working with depression, anxiety, behavioural problems, social and academic difficulties and family conflict, as well as conducting psychological assessments including cognitive and academic testing. Debbie has been trained and works with several evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Throughout her practice she has always preferred a gentle approach and building a relationship with clients in order to, through trust and respect, build the best strategy for each individual.

Ms Jenna McMaster

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Jenna completed her Master of Psychology (Counselling) at the University of Queensland and is currently in the process of completing the registrar program to become an endorsed Counselling Psychologist. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours from the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Jenna has experience working within multiple private practice settings, community health services, as well as non-for-profit organisations. Jenna believes in taking a collaborative approach and values the wealth of knowledge and experience that each client brings to the therapeutic space. She sees her role as being to guide and support clients to make changes. Her motto for working with clients is “only you are the expert of your own life”. Jenna has several areas of specialty interest including working with adolescents, individuals with substance use issues, personality disorders, and those struggling to maintain a healthy relationship with food. Jenna also has experience providing therapy for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Jenna is trained to deliver therapy using a range of modalities and chooses the modality based on client suitability and appropriateness. In particular, she utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) and incorporates elements of Motivational Interviewing (MI) into sessions, as appropriate.

Ms Michelle Alexander

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Michelle has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She also completed a Bachelor of Science Psychology (Honours) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Behaviour Management) at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. Michelle has worked in a range of settings including corporate, not for profit organizations, medical settings and in private practice. Michelle has been working in private practice for over 14 years and works with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Michelle works with children as young as 3 years old and provides supportive and collaborative parenting strategies. Michelle is an approved NDIS Provider, Brisbane Minds Provider, WorkCover Provider, Medicare and Private Health Insurance Provider and also provides employment services to EAP Providers. She has a special interest in working with people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions. She also has considerable skill and experience providing treatment with ADHD, LGBTIQ issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, women’s wellness, and parenting issues. Michelle has a humanistic or a client centered approach to therapy. She believes each client is unique and customises her treatment approaches to meet the client’s needs. She is a warm and professional psychologist who wants you to live the full and happy life you deserve. She is trained in best practice evidence based treatment methods such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behaviour therapy, compassion focussed therapy, applied behaviour analysis, relaxation training & mindfulness, behaviour management, and adjustment to injury counselling. Michelle is continually striving to improve her skills to be the best psychologist she can be to help you achieve the results you are looking for in your life.

Ms Nicole Detering

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

Nicole has worked as a counselling psychologist for over thirty years in a range of clinical and occupational settings (including hospitals, the Queensland Police Service, FireCare, the Australian Defence Force and other government agencies). A primary focus of her clinical practice and been working with individuals in their recovery from both physical and psychological injury. Nicole has completed a number of post graduate qualifications in diverse areas such as pain management, hypnosis and career transition (Masters of Educational Psychology). She is able to utilise a number of therapeutic modalities and interventions within her clinical practice including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure (for trauma), schema-focused therapy and motivational interviewing. Nicole prefers to work with adults who are experiencing mood or anxiety disorders or adjustment disorders. Her practice has focussed on individuals who have experienced physical or emotional trauma and thus she has developed a strong interest in working with people who have chronic conditions (including physical pain; adjustment to injury and complex trauma reactions).

Ms Tania Murray

Psychologist

Phone1300 325 414(Landline)

I am a clinical psychologist and provide treatment and support for people experiencing a wide range of life problems and emotional difficulties. I have been a clinical psychologist for more than 20 years including 8 years in private practice, the public health sector, and general practice settings, which has provided me with substantial experience and skills in the provision of patient-centred treatment and care. I am an approved NDIS Provider, Workcover Provider, Medicare/DVA Provider and EAP Provider. I pride myself on the provision of high quality, best practice treatment for teenagers, adults and seniors experiencing a range of emotional difficulties (please refer below). Treatments provided are evidence-based and tailored to meet your needs with use of empathy, care, understanding and professionalism. My approach is very down-to-earth and practical. A range of treatment approaches can be used to best meet your personal style and strengths (please refer below). Bulk billing is available for people with health care/pension cards. After hours appointments, and off-street, free parking is also available. I look forward to meeting with you!