Book a Therapist or Brisbane Psychologist Online
Our team of Brisbane psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are handpicked for their skills, warmth and experience. They are all experts in their field, and we want to help you find the right therapist for you. Here are short bio’s for therapists who accept online booking.
Dr. Rob Purssey- Psychiatrist, ACT Therapist, Pharmacology Expert
Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience and is also a highly skilled ACT therapist. He is passionate about helping his clients achieve long-lasting benefits in their lives. Psychiatrists complete a medical degree and then specialist medical training in psychiatry. Rob hopes his work with you will maximise your potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. Science, compassion, mindfulness, acceptance, values, and community inspire Rob’s life and work.
Specialities: Pregnant and post-partum women, schizophrenia, bipolar, trauma, substance misuse, depression and anxiety, medication issues, complex presentations
Dr. Nga Tran – Consultant Psychiatrist
Over the past five years Nga has been practising as a consultant psychiatrist for Metro South community mental health service. NGa’s main role is as a clinician in the assessment and treatment of individuals with mental distress, but her experience also encompasses working with families and carers, with allied health professionals such as psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses, and liaison with general practitioners and medical specialists. She has an understanding of working in teams and organisations. She is actively engaged in ongoing professional development, and values evidence based medicine and ongoing research.
In addition, Dr Nga Tran is involved in the teaching and examination of psychiatry trainees and has a role as Chief Training Supervisor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is a consultant for the Queensland Transcultural Centre. She has also consulted for Mindfulness Training Australia. Dr Tran has been undertaking extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Contextual Behavioural Psychology through the attendance of workshops, seminars and conferences, and via active participation in ACT interest groups. She is passionate about using this framework as a basis for the treatment of those experiencing overwhelming mental distress to lead a rich, full and meaningful life.
Rhys commonly addresses issues including (but not limited to): Adolescents (stress, self-harm, bullying, behavioural concerns, low self-esteem, school-refusal and anger management), Anxiety (social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, exam stress and work stress), OCD, Depression, Life coaching, Addictions, Life adjustments, Sleep difficulties
Rhys Burridge – Psychologist
BPsySc, Bsc Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical); MAPS
Availability: Thursdays and Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM
Rhys is a psychologist who is dedicated and committed to assisting people with a wide range of psychological and behavioural issues. He has established a strong reputation for providing high quality assessment and treatment programs. During the therapy process, Rhys draws on standards of best practice, grounded in evidenced based research. He tailors his therapeutic approach to understand and respond sensitively to his clients’ needs and experiences.
Rhys’ strengths include his warm and caring approach. He takes a genuine, deep interest in the well-being of others. His client centred approach nurtures a therapeutic space where clients feel comfortable, understood and supported. In this safe and sensitive environment, clients are able to deepen their own understanding of their emotional issues, and importantly also to develop the skills and strategies they need to maximise their potential to live their most full, rich and meaningful life possible.
Specialties: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy (ST), & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). With interest in Psychodynamic processes and Buddhism.
Georgia Watkins-Allen – Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psychology); Hons; Masters of Clinical Psychology; MAPS; AABCAP
Availability: Monday 9am – 6pm, Tuesday 1pm– 8:30pm
Foundations: Georgia has worked in both the public and private settings for over 18years, serving individuals adjusting to negative life events experienced while living in the community, in addition to assisting individuals with severe, complex and chronic difficulties while in hospital and as out-patients. Georgia came to this work as a mature student after having spent 10 years traveling in order to “grow up”, although she has come to realize this is a never ending process.
Treatment Approach: Georgia works from a holistic perspective working together with you to maximize your effective adjust to the many different and difficult life challenges that arise. If it’s humanly possible, it’s normal. It’s about finding the optimal balance for you. By helping you to explore your full potential, while living a value based life, you can choose to respond optimally to the world rather than defensively reacting to it where you may find yourself getting lost or completely stuck. She engages this work from a humanistic, client centered strengths and evidence based approach, encompassing evolutionary, psychological, neuroscientific, socio-biological, and developmental research.
Specialty Areas: Depression / Anxiety / Stress, Work and life stress, Bullying, Couples and relationship difficulties, Parenting, Post-natal depression, Grief and loss, Anger management, Sleep difficulties, Health related difficulties and adjustment Trauma
Jenny Laing – Psychologist
Qualifications: BA Psych (Hons), MPsych (Org), Executive Coaching Certificate, MAPS
Availability: Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
Having practised as a workplace psychologist for over a decade, Jenny has gained a wealth of experience in counselling and coaching individuals to realise their full potential in both their personal and professional lives. Jenny has always had a passion for guiding and supporting people’s wellness, and mental wellbeing. She spent almost 20 years working as a registered nurse, midwife and baby health consultant, often helping people to successfully navigate grief and loss, life changes, stress, depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship and parenting issues. Jenny is also a mother, partner, friend and the proud owner of laugh lines.
Jenny is a friendly and perceptive therapist who offers a warm, non-judgemental and supportive environment in which you can comfortably communicate, gain insight, and develop new skills. She listens to what you say and what you feel in order to help you clarify your concerns, confront barriers to your success and wellbeing, and confidently reach your goals.
Specialties: Difficulties with Transitions and Adjustment, Pre Natal depression, Family of Origin Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Post Natal Depression, Child and Adolescent Social, Emotional and Behavioral Concerns, Parental Coaching, Stress, Low Self Esteem/Low Confidence, Mindfulness, Health and Wellbeing, Bullying, Loss and Grief, Trauma.
Suzanne Staal – ACT Therapist &Mental Health Social Worker
Masters Mental Health, Bach Soc Work, Bach Fine Art.
Availability: Thursday 8 AM – 5 PM
Suzanne is passionate about human psychology and in particular, the extraordinary potential of the human psyche to heal and flourish. She is a highly experienced psychotherapist, continuing her education to keep on the cutting edge of psychology practice.
For over 25 years she has worked with adults, young people and children using a wide range of evidence based therapeutic frameworks including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strength based Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, Interpersonal Therapy, and Parent-Child Therapy utilising Art. Over time, she has become increasingly interested in the benefits of mindfulness for its ability to increase our capacity for wisdom, self compassion and its potential to help us respond more adaptively to the challenging situations that arise in our lives.
As a client, you will come to this work with your capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential to find solutions to your own challenges. Suzanne works collaboratively with you to build a supportive professional relationship where new skills and resources can be introduced so that you are able to achieve the goals you set for yourself.