Our Practice

OUR NORTH BRISBANE PRACTICE

North Brisbane Psychology specialises in clinical psychology services.

With highly qualified and registered psychologists (including clinical psychologists), we offer psychology services to promote the well-being of adolescents, adults and couples to maximise quality of life and a sense of fulfillment.

Our psychology services are tailored to promote safety, trust, empathy and confidentiality between our clients and us.

 

Therapy for Individuals

You may think there is something wrong with you because you’re feeling lost, out of control, overwhelmed or desperate. Take heart – you are experiencing a commonplace human reaction to the challenges in your life.

Your current situation may stem from trauma or abuse. Are you struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, poor self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Trying to lose weight but your mindset keeps you trapped in an unhealthy cycle? Do you feel that something is not quite right, but you can’t put your finger on it?

The training our Psychologists have undertaken, along with our extensive experience and our encouragement of your free expression, allow you to safely and honestly confront your issues. Right from your first therapy session you’ll be moving toward healing, growth and a life that’s in tune with your values.

 

Therapy for Couples

Despite being loving, intelligent people, you and your partner are experiencing frustration. Often the same pattern of conflict repeats over and over and you can’t see a way out. You didn’t start out this way and you want to go back to the way you were before things took a turn for the worse.

Whether you need sensitive navigation to get your relationship back on track, help for grieving a relationship that has ended or compassionate guidance to gracefully part ways, couples’ counselling can dramatically ease this turbulent life challenge.

We apply methods of relationship therapy that are strongly backed by science including Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), neuroscience and mindfulness practices.

Don’t wait to seek help. The relief you will feel as you make progress will far outweigh the discomfort or embarrassment that makes you hesitate.

 

Funding

Referrals via the Medicare Better Access Scheme, Workcover, National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) among others are welcomed, & patients may also access services via their private health insurance.

For patients utilising Medicare rebates, please ensure you see your GP to gain a Mental Health Care Plan prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

For DVA patients, please ensure you see your GP for a D904/DVA Request/Referral prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

If you are in receipt of a government pension (e.g., Disability Support Pension, New Start Allowance, Seniors Pension), we bulk bill (i.e., no gap-fee) as long as you have a Mental Health Care Plan prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

OUR NORTH BRISBANE
PRACTICE

North Brisbane Psychology encompasses a psychology practice incorporating clinical and organisational psychology services.  With highly qualified and registered psychologists (including clinical psychologists), we offer assessment & treatment for children, adolescents, adults and couples experiencing a range of clinical issues including: stress, anxiety, mood, substance, sleep, grief & personality disorders –  e.g. depression, bipolar affective disorder, complex trauma, PTSD, addictions, OCD, borderline personality, insomnia, complicated grief, work-related stress, relationship discord & chronic pain.

 

Therapy for Individuals

You may think there is something wrong with you because you’re feeling lost, out of control, overwhelmed or desperate. Take heart – you are experiencing a commonplace human reaction to the challenges in your life.

Your current situation may stem from trauma or abuse. Are you struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, poor self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Trying to lose weight but your mindset keeps you trapped in an unhealthy cycle? Do you feel that something is not quite right, but you can’t put your finger on it?

The training our Psychologists have undertaken, along with our extensive experience and our encouragement of your free expression, allow you to safely and honestly confront your issues. Right from your first therapy session you’ll be moving toward healing, growth and a life that’s in tune with your values.

 

Therapy for Couples

Despite being loving, intelligent people, you and your partner are experiencing frustration. Often the same pattern of conflict repeats over and over and you can’t see a way out. You didn’t start out this way and you want to go back to the way you were before things took a turn for the worse.

Whether you need sensitive navigation to get your relationship back on track, help for grieving a relationship that has ended or compassionate guidance to gracefully part ways, couples’ counselling can dramatically ease this turbulent life challenge.

We apply methods of relationship therapy that are strongly backed by science including Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), neuroscience and mindfulness practices.

Don’t wait to seek help. The relief you will feel as you make progress will far outweigh the discomfort or embarrassment that makes you hesitate.

 

Funding

Referrals via the Medicare Better Access Scheme, Workcover, National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) among others are welcomed, & patients may also access services via their private health insurance.

For patients utilising Medicare rebates, please ensure you see your GP to gain a Mental Health Care Plan prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

For DVA patients, please ensure you see your GP for a D904/DVA Request/Referral prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

If you are in receipt of a government pension (e.g., Disability Support Pension, New Start Allowance, Seniors Pension), we bulk bill (i.e., no gap-fee) as long as you have a Mental Health Care Plan prior to attending your first psychology appointment.

Our Team

Dr Rosemary Patton

Dr Rosemary Patton (DPsychClin, 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). 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 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 & 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.

Tania Murrray

Tania Murray is a Clinical Psychologist (BBSc, Hons, MAPS, FCCLP, A/M ISST), Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Fellow of the APS Clinical College, and Associate Member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).  I have more than 20 years of experience providing patient-centred treatment and support for peopleexperiencing a wide range of life problems and emotional difficulties, including private practice, public health sector mental health and alcohol and drug services, and general practice settings.

I pride myself on providing high quality, best practice treatment for teenagers, adults and seniors experiencing a range of emotional difficulties.  I use a friendly, warm and down-to-earth approach while also being open and direct in communication.

Areas of expertise include providing people with strategies to assist with stress, anxiety and panic, depression, frustration and anger, sleep problems, complex trauma, chronic disease, bipolar affective disorder, grief and bereavement, pain management, alcohol and drug use problems, and transition and adjustment to changing life circumstances.  Specialty areas include treatment and support for people who have experienced complex trauma, women’s health issues, and workplace stress and rehabilitation.

A range of best practice, evidence-based treatment approaches are used which are tailored to best meet a person’s unique needs and personal style with compassion, care and understanding.  They include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and schema-focused therapy.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit, time with my dog, gardening, spending time outdoors, sports, relaxing at the beach, and getting together with family and friends.

Carolyn Ireland

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.

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