Dr Daniel Brown, Director and Clinical Psychologist

Hi I’m Daniel (he/him).

I have experience working with clients across the lifespan but typically work with adults (aged 16+). I aim to provide personalised, evidence-based treatment to clients primarily drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. I broadly put my clinical interests into three camps: general mental or physical health management; sexual (dys)function; and working with diverse couples/relationships.

General mental or physical health management

I am comfortable with working with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal and communication challenges, and other chronic personal/emotional issues.

I have a particular interest in behavioural medicine including the role of psychological and emotional factors in chronic health problems and the interplay between physical and mental ill-health. My PhD (clin psych) thesis focused on exploring the psychological processes which predict and explain health behaviours, particularly focused on maintaining factors such as habit.

When people manage a long-term physical health problem (e.g., chronic pain, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus), it is not uncommon to also be struggling emotionally; we can, therefore, work through other emotional problems such as low mood, anxiety, and stress, which sometimes occur when managing physical illnesses.

Sexual (dys)function

I have a particular interest working with individuals and couples who are going through relationship and sexual dysfunction such as experiencing low libido (sexual desire), adjustment and treatment of erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory problems, as well as general communication and intimacy issues.

Working with diverse couples/relationships

There is, naturally, a lot of cross over with my interests in sexual functions and relationships. Specifically though, I am also happy to work with non-traditional and diverse relationships such as those in open, polyamorous, kink, or swinging lifestyles as well as working with LBGTQ+ partnerships.

I similarly work with individuals who have no specific emotional problem but want to focus on thriving at home, at work, or in their interpersonal relationships.

Sometimes clients find it difficult to know exactly what is wrong but recognise that they are not living their best life. I would be happy to discuss and explore how to best help you lead a flourishing and meaningful life.

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Griffith University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Griffith University

I love being engaged in the broader psychological community and am currently on the board of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) as well as on the board of the QLD section of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I am a full member of the APS as well as a fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Finally, I am also a member of the European Health Psychologist Society and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science. As you can see, I love paying lots of membership fees every year.

Availability
I am available to see clients on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 


Dr Hilary Lindberg, Director and Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I’m Hilary (she/her). 

I believe therapy needs to be tailored to suit your needs and as such, I practice from an integrative therapeutic approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Attachment theories.

For people new to therapy, I will discuss the therapeutic process openly with you so that we can work effectively and collaboratively towards your goals.

I work with adults (16 yrs+) as well as, couples. I provide short and/or longer-term psychological therapy for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual difficulties (e.g. vaginismus/painful sex, low desire, erectile difficulties)
  • Chronic health and their impact on sexual function
  • Issues related to gender and sexual diversity
  • Personality disorders (i.e. Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Relationship therapy (e.g. improving sexual function, diverse & LGBTIQA+)
  • Sex-worker allied
  • Life adjustment and transitions
  • Stress management

My Doctorate of Clinical Psychology thesis designed a psychological treatment for vaginismus and evaluated the effectiveness of the therapy. Following on from my thesis, I have developed a particular interest in improving sexual function and satisfaction for individuals (either in a relationship or single), who experience pain with sex due to vaginismus, endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain.

Regardless of why you are coming to see me, I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to therapy with the aim to empower your individual strengths to help you reach your goals and develop a greater understanding about yourself.

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Griffith University
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Sexology, Curtin University
  • Member of the Sexual Health Society of Queensland

Availability
Hilary is available to see clients on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in New Farm

Hilary is only accepting clients who are having difficulties with painful sex, reduced desire, or pelvic pain.


Amie Shailer, Registered Psychologist

Hi I’m Amie (she/her).

I have worked as a counsellor since 2007 and as a psychologist since 2014. Over those years I have been helping clients to overcome challenges and lead richer and more meaningful lives.

My evidence-based treatment draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Positive Psychology and mindfulness. My style of positive and strength-based psychology aims to not only alleviate pain and restore functioning, but to help you thrive.

I work with adults and offer short or longer-term therapy for:
– Depression
– Anxiety
– Stress and adjustment
– Relationship issues (inc. diverse & LGBTIQA+ relationships)
– Sexual difficulties (inc. vaginismus, painful intercourse, low desire)
– Gender and sexuality related concerns
– Eating, weight and body image issues
– Personal development
– Trauma

My clinical interests include helping individuals and couples to experience healthy relationships and sexual wellbeing, assisting with body image concerns and fostering body positivity, and more broadly, personal development.

My approach is warm, compassionate and authentic. I aim to understand your individual story, work collaboratively to identify therapeutic goals and provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space for you to achieve these goals

Qualifications and Registration:
– Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
– Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of New England
– Postgraduate Diploma Psychology, Queensland University of Technology

Availability
I am available to see clients on Mondays


Nick Campbell, Registered Psychologist

Hi, I’m Nick (he/him).

I have worked with clients across the lifespan and am now focused on working with adults (aged 18+). 

I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental space in which my clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, experiences, and challenges. I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness to meet the unique needs of my clients. 

I provide short and/or longer-term psychological therapy for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual difficulties (inc. erectile dysfunction, low desire)
  • Relationship challenges (inc. diverse & LGBTIQA+ relationships)
  • Stress management
  • Life adjustment and transitions (inc. adjusting to parenthood)
  • Parenting challenges
  • Interpersonal and communication challenges
  • Performance coaching

I adopt a client-centered approach, acting as an equal partner with my clients as we work through therapy together. I am passionate about empowering each of my clients to grow a life full of vitality and meaning. 

As a parent of two young children, I have a particular interest in the life-course transitions that occur throughout adulthood. My Honours thesis, published in the Journal of Culture and Psychology, explores the various ways in which men transition into fatherhood and the impact that this has on their relationships. I am also interested in performance psychology and have recently run workshops and high-performance programs for golfers. 

Qualifications and Registration  
Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Master of Organisational Psychology, The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Availability
I am available to see clients on Thursdays and Fridays. 


Rachelle Abraham, Registered Counsellor

Available – no waiting time

Hi, I’m Rachelle (she/her).

I am a relationship counsellor with a Master of Counselling degree from UQ and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Michigan. I have previously worked with both adolescents and adults, but currently focus on supporting individuals (aged 16+), couples, polycules and families. 

Many of the people I work with come to relationship counselling with no previous experience in therapy, and have nerves about what it will be like. I intend to follow a pace that you are comfortable with, and aim to foster a space of safety in our work together. I approach the work we will do from an attachment framework, and draw from approaches including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centred Therapy. I strive to support clients in tapping into their own authenticity, and explore what is valueable to them.

When working with relationships and couples, we will identify patterns in how individuals relate to one another, uncover how these patterns formed, and aim to use this new awareness to enact change in our relationships. I am curious to learn your story and hope to create a space where your honesty and authenticity is met with validation and support.

My work is inclusive of all relationship styles (polyamory, non-monogamy, monogamish), is LGBTQIA+ welcoming, kirk affirming and sex worker allied. 

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Registered Counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • Masters of Counselling – University of Queensland
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – University of Michigan
  • Trained in Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Completing certification in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

Availability
I am available to see clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and offer after-hours appointments.