Meet our team
Jingal is a registered psychologist who is passionate about helping people manage their psychological health so they can live a full and meaningful life. She has experience working across a variety of settings including clinical private practice, not-for-profit organisations, department of justice, and community support for high risk & vulnerable persons. Jingal has developed and facilitated group programs for a range of difficulties including addiction, stress, and mood disorders.
Jingal enjoys the rewarding work of private practice which allows for long term treatment. Long term therapy is often necessary to build greater insight and work through deep rooted patterns of dysfunction to create lasting change. In private practice, Jingal helps her clients identify their vulnerabilities, understand and manage distressing emotions, and develop the skills to create healthy patterns.
Jingal helps people experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties and has a special interest in working with trauma & chronic pain. She works collaboratively to provide a customised approach for each client. She uses a trauma informed approach and draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and therapies of structural dissociation.
Amanda Hansen is a registered psychologist who is passionate about helping people explore difficulties and enact positive change. She approaches therapy from a position of warmth, empathy, and collaboration. Amanda gained her initial registration in 2007 and feels privileged to share in people’s journey of self-awareness and healing.
For the last 8 years, Amanda has been working in a clinical private practice setting assisting individuals overcome trauma and emotional suffering. In addition to individual therapy, Amanda provides relationship therapy to couples looking to improve intimacy and connection within their relationship. As a result of Amanda’s training and experience working with trauma, she is particularly interested in assisting couples to overcome relationship difficulties relating to attachment difficulties, childhood trauma, and symptoms of dissociation.
Amanda’s approach is trauma-informed and draws on Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), therapies for Structural Dissociation, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Dr Catherine HynesPhD, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Member AAPI, Psychology Board of Australia Accredited Supervisor, EMDR Accredited Consultant
Catherine is a clinical psychologist whose therapeutic work is focused on developing a holistic understanding of the challenges a person is facing. She collaborates with each person to develop a collaborative therapy that will get to the heart of the matter and resolve difficulties in a lasting way. She works on enhancing self knowledge, personal strengths and resilience, and on developing greater wellbeing by learning skills, changing behaviour, and resolving past concerns.
Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Catherine studied philosophy and neuroscience. Both of these disciplines remain keen interests of her hers, and they continue to inform her therapeutic practice. Catherine is continually seeking consistent, relevant and well-researched wisdom to apply to the challenges of existence.
Catherine’s therapies are trauma informed, and she draws on EMDR Therapy, Schema Therapy, therapies for Structural Dissociation, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT for her treatments.
Bianca is a psychologist with experience in both the public and private sectors working with a variety of mental health concerns including post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse and personality disorders. Bianca has a particular interest in working with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Bianca uses a variety of evidence-based interventions including Dialectical Behavioural-informed Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, therapies for Structural Dissociation and Schema Focused Therapy. Bianca enjoys working together with clients to reduce their vulnerabilities to painful emotions, increase their skills to be able to regulate their own emotions, process and heal from their trauma and improve skills for communicating effectively with others. Bianca also has an interest in support people to integrate their experiences with altered states of consciousness.
Bianca has completed postgraduate studies, undertaking her PhD research with Indigenous communities in Australia and Mexico.
Professional Memberships: Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi), EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA), Board-Approved Supervisor (STAP).
Ainsley is a registered psychologist who helps people learn to reclaim their lives after psychological trauma, emotional suffering or goal frustration. She hopes to inspire people to seek, understand and trust in their strengths and inner personal wisdom.
After university Ainsley pursued a role in a Corporate Environment. After several years however her natural curiosity, and connection to people and their personal struggles prevailed. Over the past eight years her work has moved into a clinical private practice setting, offering integrative psychotherapy solutions to individuals, professionals, teams and organisations.
Ainsley is passionate about working with adult clients to identify, explore and address the factors which are frustrating them in their attempts to achieve their work, family and life goals. Her approach is trauma-informed and draws upon such therapeutic modalities as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; therapies for structural dissociation; Mindfulness; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Dr Sarah SwannellPhD, MClinPsych, BSocSci(Psych), GradCertBiostat Provider No. 4146344F, AHPRA Reg.PSY0001624511, ABN 33 497 691 870 Advanced DBT Clinician, Accredited EMDR Practitioner, PBA Supervisor, MAPS, UQ Academic Title Holder
Sarah commenced her psychology career in research, working as Senior Researcher in the Discipline of Psychiatry at The University of Queensland from 2005-2014. She commenced clinical work in 2007, achieved full registration as a psychologist in 2009, completed a PhD in 2013, and earned a Master of Clinical Psychology in 2020.
Sarah has 14 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health, acute inpatient and private psychiatric hospitals. From 2013 to 2021 she coordinated the outpatient DBT Program at the Prince Charles Hospital. Sarah is skilled in addressing a wide range of difficulties among clients across all age groups, with a particular focus on working with individual adults and facilitating groups.
In her private practice, Sarah works from a trauma informed approach, primarily utilising Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Sarah’s work is heavily informed by the theory of structural dissociation and neurobiology of attachment.
Sarah volunteers her time to coordinate the Brisbane North Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Mental Health Professionals’ Network and holds an Academic Title of Lecturer at The University of Queensland. She also sees individual clients of DBT Brisbane, a private organisation in Brisbane offering Comprehensive DBT. Sarah has advanced training in DBT and is an Accredited EMDR Practitioner with the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA). Sarah is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the Organized and Extreme Abuse Special Interest Group (OEA-SIG) of the ISSTD.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys riding her road bike, reading, and spending time with her two young children.