Vision Psychology


Vision Psychology

Practitioners at this location

Abbey Sawyer

Psychologist

Abbey is a Registered Psychologist and Sexologist who does online/phone consultations ONLY. She holds a Master of Science in Medicine degree, specialising in psychosexual therapy, and has completed a Bachelor degrees in Psychological Science and Criminology, alongside a Postgraduate degree in Psychology. Abbey is passionate about the interlink between psychological health and sexual health and enjoys supporting people to enrich their sexual lives and improve their mental health.

Alister Ballschmieter

Psychologist

My name is Alister, I am a registered psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor with experience working with clients across the lifespan in settings including schools, the disability sector, forensic, and private practice. I bring positive regard for my clients and curiosity, helping my clients to feel comfortable while we work together to develop rich, meaningful lives and overcome challenges. I have trained in numerous evidence-based therapies with the aim of being able to offer my clients an approach to therapy they find engaging, helpful, and focused on their own goals.
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Ania Harnden

Social Worker

Ania Harden is a therapist and social worker with more than 15 years clinical experience working with clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. She has supported people with a diverse range of challenges including mental illness, trauma, domestic and family violence and sexual abuse. Ania is a culturally and linguistically diverse person with experience of living and working in Poland, the Netherlands, the UK and now Australia. Ania is bilingual and can offer counselling sessions in English or in Polish.
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Ashley Glennie

Psychologist

Ashley Glennie is a registered General Psychologist originally from Canada. Ashley completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in Australia and is passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan, addressing a variety of concerns. Her professional journey has provided her with extensive experience in multidisciplinary settings. She has worked with a NDIS provider, both in clinic and community settings, and in a high-school environment. Prior to her psychology career, Ashley served as a Support Worker in mental health and residential care, offering her valuable insight into the challenges individuals may encounter. Ashley is dedicated to empowering her clients, equipping them with the resources they need to live fulfilling lives to their fullest potential.
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Catalina Nam

Social Worker

Catalina Nam has extensive experience in counselling. Her experience includes but is not limited to: NDIS; veterans; migrants; disability; domestic violence; and seniors; and she has undertaken advanced training in Grief and Loss. Catalina migrated from South Korea to study a Bachelor of Social Work in 2003 and has lived here ever since. As a Social Worker, Catalina regularly provided counselling services to clients. After several years, she found that she enjoyed assisting clients in this way, which led to her completing a Master of Counselling degree.
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Chris Lee

Psychologist

Christopher Lee is a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma and with a keen interest in a wide range of psychological problems, as well as behavioural and relational issues in teenagers and young adults. His approach to therapy is to put the client first in all situations. That means there will be no judgement no matter what, instead, you will be provided with unconditional acceptance and positive regard. Christopher’s goal as a psychologist is to help his clients live in a way that is consistent with their personal values and to be more than they thought they could be. To achieve that, boundaries, assertiveness, negative thoughts and trauma are topics that are often explored and processed.
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Dr David Ward

Social Worker

I’ve been a therapist for over 25 years now and am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, having worked in government and non-government settings. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and have both a breadth and depth of experience in helping many people with difficulties such as: • Domestic violence • Sexual abuse • PTSD and other forms of trauma • Depression • Generalised anxiety • Panic attacks • Eating disorders • Family conflict • Suicide and self-harm • Anger • Spiritual Abuse • Ritual Abuse • Dissociative disorders
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Dr Jan Philamon

Psychologist

Dr Jan Philamon is a registered Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She is particularly skilled in working with all workplace issues, children, couples, and people seeking hypnotherapy. Dr Jan uses a variety of therapeutic interventions to suit the person and the situation. Her approach to therapy is very client-centred and she endeavours to create a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where you can discuss your concerns. Dr Jan is also a registered teacher and has spent many years specialising in educational psychology, and working with adolescents and their parents. She is happy to work with culturally and linguistically diverse people.
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Dr Pauline Baleta

Psychologist

Dr Pauline Baleta is from South Africa where she was a fully registered senior clinical psychologist for the past 15 years, until she immigrated to Australia in April 2023. She qualified in 2008 with her masters degree in psychology from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and then went on to complete her PhD in Psychology (UP) in 2019 at the University of Pretoria. Pauline brings with her a wide range of experience and knowledge from working in a range of different mental health and psychiatric settings. She has worked in detention centers and psychiatric hospitals (namely Sterkfontein, Tara H Moross and Glynnview) where she consulted with both involuntary and voluntary mental health users mostly dealing with depression and anxiety related disorders, bipolar mood disorder and schizophrenia. She also ran her own private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa for the past 15 years where she mostly consulted with individuals, couples and families and enjoyed working with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of doctors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, and social workers. Pauline was also the founding director of the Family Therapy Clinic at the hospital she consulted at and often ran DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups for inpatients. During her time in South Africa, Pauline also supervised interns, community service psychologists and psychiatric registrars in psychotherapy and assessments. Pauline also has experience and an active interest in medico-legal and forensic evaluations. She conducted many assessments through her private practice and in conjunction with the Department of Justice in South Africa. Pauline is very warm and caring and treats her patients with empathy and a non-judgemental approach. She believes that psychotherapy is a collaborative approach and looks forward to assisting you on your journey.
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Dr Yu Takizawa

Psychologist

I am an Australian-trained counselling psychologist with a passion and experience in supporting adults and young people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety disorders. I offer psychotherapy services in English and Japanese. Besides working a clinician at private practice, public health care system, and schools, I was a lecturer and researcher at international universities. I am about to complete my PhD at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Queensland. I have published over 15 books and research articles in mental health. I adopt client-centred approach with a strong focus on creating a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can openly discuss your concerns.
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Jim Adsett

Psychologist

Jim Adsett is a highly experienced psychologist, skilled at providing counselling and treatment for a range of issues. He brings a compassionate and practical attitude to therapy and has particular strengths in working with adults with multiple diagnoses, including addictions, complex PTSD, anxiety and depression. He finds a balance between exploring the origins of current issues and teaching practical strategies to manage difficult emotions. Jim has been helping people with concurrent mental illness and drug and alcohol disorders (dual diagnosis clients) since 2006, in both public, private and NGO settings. He brings an eclectic mix of scientifically proven strategies along with a warm, non-judgmental attitude.
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Katalin Mezei

Psychologist

I am a Provisional Psychologist now based in Brisbane, having completed my undergraduate and Master’s training in the United Kingdom. While in England, I spent time working in a variety of settings, including a general hospital, psychiatric hospital, prison and an aged-care facility. During my time in Australia, I have worked as a practice manager in a large private psychology practice with a focus on client triage. These experiences have enabled me to work across a diverse group of clients with a wide variety of concerns, supported by different multidisciplinary teams.
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Lauren Otto

Psychologist

Lauren Otto is a Psychologist from South Africa, who completed her Master’s training in Australia. She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients with a wide range of life challenges. She has spent time working in a variety of settings including a school, a hospital, and a community psychology clinic during her time in Australia. These experiences have allowed her to work in multidisciplinary teams, with clients of all ages, and a wide range of concerns. Lauren has a warm, non-judgemental yet practical approach to therapy. She believes that having her client’s true understanding and “buy in” with regard to where their therapy is going is key in not only fostering a positive relationship with her clients but allowing them to achieve their goals. With regard to adult therapy, Lauren’s main areas of interest include emotion regulation and adjustment difficulties, as well as living with chronic pain. Lauren also has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and an understanding of the knock-on effects this can cause for their mental health.
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Linh Nguyen

Psychologist

I am Phuong Linh and recently completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology. My journey as a psychologist has taken me through diverse settings, equipping me with the skills and compassion necessary to work effectively with individuals across the lifespan. I have had the privilege of working therapeutically with adults, adolescents and children, addressing a wide range of emotional and behavioural concerns and challenges. These experiences have been gained in various settings, including community clinics and hospital environments. I am fluent in both English and Vietnamese. My approach is rooted in collaboration with my clients. I understand that each individual’s journey is unique, and I am dedicated to tailoring our therapeutic work to your specific goals, needs, values, strengths, and challenges.
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Manouche Lang

Counsellor

Manouche, a certified Advanced Diploma Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist & Counsellor, is affiliated with the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GoAH). Her extensive expertise spans diverse levels and age groups, specialising notably in organisational and clinical settings. She possesses a comprehensive skill set addressing various psychological and emotional needs. Manouche demonstrates exceptional proficiency in managing workplace issues, guiding children, couples, and individuals seeking Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling. Employing a diverse range of therapeutic methods tailored to individual needs, her approach is client-centered and solution-focused. She priorities the creation of a secure, non-judgmental environment for open discussions about personal concerns.
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Nenad Bakaj

Social Worker

Nenad Bakaj is a Brisbane-based clinical counsellor and accredited mental health social worker, with specialist training in psychological assessment and evidence-based therapies, treating depression, anxiety, trauma and complex mental health conditions for all ages – particularly adolescents, young adults, adults and older individuals. Nenad holds tertiary qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work (specialty: Mental Health and Working with Families), Master of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counselling) and Diploma of Applied Science (Community & Human Services). His additional qualifications are in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coaching, Time Line Therapy, Sport & Recreation, and Assessment and Training. An Accredited Mental Health Professional by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Nenad is a registered Medicare provider of counselling under Better Access to Mental Health Care (BAMHC), and Psychological Therapies programs, as well as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for Queensland.
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Peter Barta

Psychologist

Peter is a registered Psychologist with many years of experience working with both individuals, couples and organisations. He currently resides in Brisbane with his partner and has two 2 sons living in Melbourne. Peter enjoys kayaking, fishing, pickle ball and regularly attends gym. He is an ardent AFL follower but admits to slowly transitioning to the other code. Peter does work on Saturdays and is open to both individuals and couples. His approach is based on creating an environment and facilitating a process where clients gain skills that have potential life long applications. His approach is centrally focussed on the client’s needs, is solutions focussed and designed to help develop practical strategies that can be monitored over time. Following on from gaining his Psychology qualifications, Peter spent a number of years working for a number of corporate businesses holding a variety of management positions over that time. His real world, lived experience in business settings and an extensive individual client base has been gained through a practical application of psychological and therapy skills.

Pragnya Indugula

Psychologist

Pragnya is a passionate Psychologist with a strong focus on empowerment, she works with adolescents and adult clients of all genders and ethnicities. She also loves the challenge that working with mental health brings and feels honoured to be working with incredible people and help them live their best lives. She specializes in Anxiety, Depression. Sexual disorders, Relationships, Career/work related concerns, Self esteem, Identity/gender/sexuality exploration, Cultural Identity, Couples Therapy, Domestic violence survivors, Sexual violence survivors. Some modalities used includes: Solution-focused therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Narrative therapy To make an appointment with Pragnya Indugula, please book online or call Vision Psychology Brisbane on 07 3088 5422. Pragnya prioritizes safety and trust to build a nourishing environment for her clients. She is compassionate, friendly, and flexibly works in collaboration with her clients to reach their goals while keeping their holistic wellbeing at the forefront. She supports her clients by building on their strengths while increasing awareness to any limiting beliefs and addressing them by exploring helpful strategies. She seamlessly utilizes evidence-based approaches to tailor the therapy to her clients’ needs. Even though the focus is on achieving your goals, Pragnya also creates an environment that can at times feel light and you may find yourself enjoying the process with a few laughs along the way.
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Sharyn Jones

Psychologist

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Sharyn recognises the importance of ensuring children and adolescents are supported as they develop into adults. Sharyn is also a qualified teacher and thus understands the importance of managing behaviour and supporting emotional development and well-being in both the home and school environments. She has spent time working in school behaviour support programs as well as five years at Kids Helpline as a counsellor. Sharyn can assist with issues such as:Bullying;School transition difficulties;Life goals;School stress;Anxiety;Depression;ADHD;Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Trauma; Grief and loss;Addictions (eg internet gaming).Child and Adolescent Psychological AssessmentSharyn is trained in the administration and interpretation of a number of psychological tools required to undertake cognitive and learning assessments of children and adolescents. These include:Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – fourth edition.Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – fifth edition.Sharyn is also qualified in the administration and interpretation of a range of adaptive behaviour scales and diagnostic tools that may be necessary to implement appropriate interventions to assist your child with their learning or mental health difficulties. These include:Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – second edition.Autism Spectrum Rating Scales.Conners – third edition.Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – third edition.*Terms & Conditions for Psychological Testing ServicesParentingParenting is a challenging job that carries no manual or handbook, this can often create difficulties for parents as they experiencing this challenging, yet what can be an extremely rewarding, journey. Sharyn is a trained Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) practitioner and has extensive experience in providing parenting support and counselling.Mental Health and Wellbeing in AdultsAs a registered psychologist, Sharyn has experience providing support to adults of various ages and backgrounds for a range of issues. These include:Depression;Anxiety;Addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling and technology);Grief and Loss;Workplace bullying;Workplace stress and burnout;Awareness of thoughts and behaviours that are impacting on client wellbeing.TherapiesTherapeutic interventions used by Sharyn include:Motivational interviewing;Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT);Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT);Solution-Focused Therapy; Child Centred Play Therapy. SummarySharyn has a friendly and down-to-earth nature with a focus on providing clients with a safe space to share their story. She provides understanding and support with the purpose to walk with clients through their journey and towards achieving their goals.
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Susan Tambling

Psychologist

Susan has been a Registered Psychologist since 2006 and a Family Report Writer since 2018. For almost 15 years, Susan has worked with families struggling with post-separation conflict.  Susan acknowledges and empathises with the distress of child and adult clients, and re-focuses parents on their children. Being a child consultant of 12 years, she has experience conducting sessions with children to explore and acknowledge their experience of their family’s separation, including their perception of their parents’ interactions and relationship and their coping ability, through projective tools including sand-tray, stories, art, drawing and talk. Susan is also a Registered Mediator and Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Rapidly establishing rapport and highlighting strengths and possibilities for change are some of Susan's strongest skills.  She believes her ability to establish trust through acceptance, warmth, and authenticity, and openness to working creatively are her greatest strengths.
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Vivian Jarrett

Psychologist

Vivian is Founder and Director of Vision and M1 Psychology. Working primarily on mental health innovation for the business, Vivian has taken leave from clinical work while she launches several new research, development, cyber and tech ventures in Mental Health. Due to the rapidly expanding business ventures, Vivian is unfortunately not available for appointments. We will keep you posted if this changes. Previous clients of Vivian are welcomed to contact the clinic if you are seeking further information.

Willem van den Berg

Psychologist

Willem van den Berg is a Psychologist from South Africa, with almost 20 years of experience in providing psychotherapy to a diverse group of clients with a wide range of life challenges. William is sensitive to the cultural and religious backgrounds of his clients. He is mindful of the role their cultural and religious beliefs could play in the challenges they experience, as well as in the treatment of these challenges. With a compassionate, positive and non-judgemental approach, he enjoys getting his clients actively engaged in gaining insight into the challenges they experience, as well as to find practical and workable interventions towards an enriched life.
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