Book with North Brisbane Psychologists (1344 Gympie Rd)
At North Brisbane Psychologists, we boast a caring and collaborative culture. In the first session, your Psychologist will focus on getting to know you (and vice versa), connecting, hearing the background to your issues, getting comfortable with each other, and working with you to set some achievable goals.
Our psychologists have decades of experience addressing many issues, ranging from life-changing and distressing events to everyday problems. Each of our nine psychologists undertakes their own therapeutic practices so they can better understand your struggles and give you genuine help. You can finally feel that you “connect” with a psychologist. We believe that’s the key to real healing. So if you…
feel stuck or emotionally out of control
suffer from depression, low mood, anxiety or panic attacks
are dealing with loss or grief
are struggling in your marriage or in a close relationship
have struggled with parenting or the transition to parenthood
feel lost and struggle to make decisions
need help with sexual problems, sexuality or gender issues
suffer with chronic pain, sleeplessness or memory problems
have experienced childhood abuse or sexual assault
suffer with Post Traumatic Stress or PTSD
need help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) traits
need advice and support for Aspergers and ASD behaviours
struggle with alcohol, drugs, sex, porn or another addiction
have low self esteem or low self-confidence
are experiencing workplace or family conflicts
are challenged with work or career decisions…
Jenny’s positive approach will refresh you and give you courage to move in a better direction towards the future you want. Jenny’s techniques are flexible, accommodating, and respectful of your personal needs and comfort. She particularly embraces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness tools, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She incorporates techniques from a variety of evidence-based approaches rather than relying on a single therapy.
As a psychologist for over 15 years, Jenny has gained a wealth of experience in counselling and coaching individuals to realise their potential in both their personal and professional lives. Jenny always had a passion for supporting people’s health and wellbeing. Before completing her Psychology Masters, she spent many years as a registered nurse, midwife and baby health consultant, often helping people to navigate grief and loss, life changes, stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship and parenting issues.
Jenny helps you discover your real self. She offers you a safe place to express your private thoughts and feelings. She enjoys working closely with you to address your current concerns and to equip you with skills and effective strategies that will allow you to bounce back from future difficulties and challenges.
Jenny loves to see and help couples to support them through a rough patch. She is Level 2 trained in the Gottman Method of relationship counselling and therapy at the renowned Gottman Institute. She has training in Emotion-Focussed Couples Therapy (EFCT) and Dan Wile’s collaborative couples therapy (CCT).
Jenny is the ONLY accredited provider on Brisbane’s north-side for the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) which offers free assessment and counselling for perinatal and postnatal depression for parents with BUPA health insurance. As a former baby health nurse, Jenny loves working with women experiencing perinatal or postnatal depression or anxiety related to motherhood. Jenny is also a mother, grandmother, partner, friend, and the proud owner of laugh lines.
Jenny is a friendly and perceptive therapist who offers a warm and non-judgemental space in which you can comfortably communicate, gain insight, and develop new skills. She listens to what you say in order to help you clarify your concerns, confront barriers, and confidently reach your goals.
Lynne works with adults, couples and adolescents. She gets excellent results helping people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationships. Before joining NBP, Lynne worked in specialist clinics and facilitated substance use groups in correctional settings, assisting people recover from past addictions, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger, and complex trauma.
Lynne has postgraduate training in a range of evidence-based therapies, including:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapy *
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT)
Lynne has a special interest in working with older adults and issues related to ageing. Lynne also has experience and a strong interest in working with LGBTI clients and their loved ones.
Lynne’s approach to therapy is based on key neuroscience principles to create a sense of safety and acceptance for you, to support you to develop mental flexibility to cope, and to show you how to flourish.
Lynne’s postgraduate research explored the goal-setting and planning of older people in later life and investigated the psychological needs of carers. Before becoming a psychologist, Lynne worked in senior policy and program roles in State Government. She began her professional working life as a journalist and magazine feature writer.
Lynne can help you if you are struggling with uncertainty or change, be it in your career or your relationships. She knows that these stressful changes arise in most people’s lives and how much you want to feel calm and back in control again. She loves to help anyone suffering grief and loss, whether it is the loss of someone close, a pet, a relationship, a treasured goal, job or project. Lynne treats you as unique. She knows you want to understand and make sense of your feelings. She helps you discover your true value, as well as your core values. She focuses on uncovering the unique precious qualities that reside inside you.
Lynne has an adult son and a daughter in high school. She loves working with young people and is interested in parenting issues. She is the custodian of a mischievous moodle Morrie and an overweight cat. She has all but given up on her over-planted sub-tropical garden, which now falls to her partner to chop back so they can find their front door!
Ingrid’s clinical work over the past 15 years has taken place in disability agencies, employment services, employee assistance services, the Lifeline Crisis Counselling service, and private practice. Ingrid sees individuals from 12 years of age. Ingrid is also a qualified Life Coach. She recognises that people are people everywhere and that life can be seriously hard sometimes.
Please note: Ingrid works with individuals only as this is her area of expertise. For couples counselling, please book with one of our other psychologists. Ingrid has extensive experience using evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Mode Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Assertiveness Training, Anger Management, and Trauma-informed Therapy.
Ingrid enjoys helping individuals work through anxiety, stress and depression. She can help if you are going through grief and loss, relationship or sexual difficulties, vocational uncertainties, body image issues, and low self-esteem. She also sees clients wishing to overcome addiction, better manage chronic health or chronic pain issues, and people struggling with self-harm behaviours.
Additionally, Ingrid is skilled at working with parents. She’s an accredited Circle of Security (CoS) Parenting Training facilitator (a form of attachment-based therapy). Ingrid has a teenage son of her own, and knows full well the challenges of parenting.
Ingrid communicates hope to her clients. She knows people can change. She enjoys seeing people’s confidence grow. She works collaboratively with you to set goals. She is flexible and adapts psychological treatment modes and models to cater to your needs.
Ingrid maintains her own yoga and meditation practices to continue gaining insights into her own self. She also loves the great outdoors. As a person, Ingrid is optimistic, sensitive, empathic, and trustworthy. As a psychologist, she brings all these qualities and more to her work Ingrid will make you feel very safe, respected and at ease.
Robin is a very experienced psychologist who has worked with adolescents and adults for over 10 years. He is thoughtful and relaxed with a compassionate style in the counselling room which helps you feel safe and accepted. He works with people struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, chronic stress, substance use and addiction, personality disorders, and couples. He is a husband and father of two young kids. In his leisure time, Robin enjoys time with friends and family and falling off his kayak!
Robin is trained in the following therapies:
Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Imago Couples Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapy
Robin was trained in South Africa in the psychodynamic tradition and so brings deep understanding to his clients. He also employs other modern therapeutic techniques. Along with private practice, Robin has worked in acute care psychiatric hospitals, supporting people with chronic mental health challenges and has served on the Board of Directors for a substance abuse recovery program. He has a great deal of interest and experience in the field of addictions and addiction recovery.
Robin is passionate about Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based method drawing on Mindfulness traditions. He uses DBT with impulsive behaviours (e.g., aggression, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal urges) to help clients regulate fluctuations in their emotions and perceptions.
Robins knows that much of our joy, and hurt, in life comes from how connected or disconnected we feel in relationships. Knowing this, he has trained in Imago Couples Therapy. Imago Couples Therapy focuses on collaboratively healing childhood wounds that couples share. Robin creates a safe space for couples so their communication can occur not just at an intellectual level, but at the heart level. He believes this is how and where long-term behaviour change occurs.
Robin also works with trauma. He knows that “trauma is what happens inside of you as a result of traumatic events. It is a loss of connection to oneself and the present moment” (Dr Gabor Maté). Recently Robin has completed training in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation & Reprocessing). EMDR is one of the only treatments approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for survivors of trauma. If you have been through trauma and you struggle with the aftermath (such as detachment, distressing thoughts, flashbacks or nightmares), Robin can assist you.
Throughout the entire therapy process, Robin is always open to feedback on your progress and actively invites you to share your needs and experiences. His aim is to work with you in order to make your therapy journey both helpful and meaningful.
Nahum (whose name rhymes with ‘Graham’) sees adolescents, adults, and couples. He is skilled in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), emotion focussed therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method. Nahum can help with anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, anger management, relationship conflict, ADHD, Aspergers, addictive behaviours, sleep problems, and living with a chronic condition.
Nahum works intuitively and intelligently to offer a range of strategies. He loves helping people find (or rediscover) joy and purpose, and productively bring these into their work and personal lives. He loves supporting couples and families. Whether Nahum is working with individuals, couples, teams or organisations, his aim is to help people live happier, more connected lives.
Nahum has been a fully registered psychologist since 2010, holds a B.A. (in Psychology) Hons, M.Ed.(Educational Theory and Practice), and has recently completed a second Masters in Psychology. He has over 20 years experience in private, educational, community and corporate settings. He was a School-based Psychologist for many years at John Paul College in Brisbane. He has also worked as a counsellor and educator at Centacare, a Corporate Coach, a researcher, and as a youth facilitator in various schools. Nahum has provided professional supervision for many early-career counsellors and psychologists.
Nahum’s research on wellbeing, social connection, and sleep quality is published in journals such as the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. He is an ongoing contributor to online wellbeing publications, including the Flourishing At School blog.
Nahum ‘juggles’ his counselling, coaching, workplace mediation and speaking engagements with being a father of two and a husband of one. He loves gardening and trying to jump as high as his kids on the trampoline! Nahum has a very warm and friendly personality that will make you feel immediately at ease.
Janet is a Generalist Psychologist who has been practising for 20 years. She practices in Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychology. She is passionate about helping people to achieve happy and fulfilling lives. Janet treats issues such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, ASD, personality disorders, addiction, and psychosis. Janet also provides grief counselling, couples counselling, and trauma counselling. She has a wealth of knowledge about relationships, family dynamics, and mental health.
Prior to psychology, Janet worked as a nurse in Victoria, Northern Territory and Queensland. Her nursing experience included Emergency, Critical Care and Cancer nursing. Her areas of health psychology counselling include chronic pain management, substance abuse, grief and loss, living with chronic disease, and weight management. She sees adults, couples and adolescents over 14 years.
Janet utilises several therapies including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema-Mode Therapy, Narrative therapy and Mindfulness. She is a practical psychologist who adapts therapy to individual’s needs and resources. She has helped many individuals return to work after trauma or debilitating anxiety, and has helped thousands of people improve their relationships with themselves and others.
Janet also understands that our lives are dynamic and constantly changing. Hard times can ‘creep up’ on us, and before we know it, we are feeling overwhelmed. A common situation we may find ourselves in is becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs to change our mood. Janet has extensive experience in Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation. She can help with harm minimisation, i.e., cutting down on alcohol and other substances, and counselling for behaviour change.
Janet has undertaken further postgraduate study in Domestic Violence (DV). She has great insight into the dynamics of DV and its impacts. Janet knows how domestic and family violence has a traumatic emotional and psychological impact on all those involved. More importantly she can assist you toward recovery.
Janet has an adult son and understands the trials of parenting. She dedicates time to self-care such as swimming and reading. She has a dog called Tank (a boxer!) who is always up for cuddles. Janet’s morning ritual with nature, a cup of tea, and gratitude journaling makes a great start to each day. If you decide to work with Janet you can be assured she will strive to provide an insightful service tailored to your needs with a firm focus on healing and growth. She approaches each client with curiosity, empathy, and a non-judgemental attitude.