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 07 5573 2200

The Mood & Mind Centre

Clinical Psychologist

​Irene is a clinical psychologist with 16 years’ experience in private practice.  She is fully registered with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.     

Over the years she has successfully treated a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.    One of her areas of specialisation is working with children and the use of Play therapy.  This is often combined with a Parenting Program in order to improve the quality of relationships at home and restore general happiness in the family unit.  She believes in providing high quality, evidence based, psychological services and in the importance of working in close collaboration with referring providers and other parties involved in a client’s care. 

Irene is registered as a provider for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and WorkCover Qld.  She has extensive experience in treating WorkCover clients and assisting them in rejoining the workforce after sustaining psychological injury.

Irene is passionate about helping individuals experience meaningful and fulfilling lives through identifying the obstacles, trauma, pain and problems which holds them back and then guiding them skilfully to improved mental health.  This is achieved by building new skills that are used to manage unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings, as well as working on identifying, connecting with, and acting in accordance with one’s values

Phone today for an appointment


07 5573 2200

CLIENTS IRENE WORK WITH:
Children, adolescents, adults & couples

IRENE'S AREA OF INTEREST:

  • Children with behavioural, emotional and psychological problems
  • Autism and ADHD/ADD
  • Psychological assessments including intellectual, personality,                  psychopathology, compensation claims
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders including social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks,            general stress and worry
  • Pain management
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • All types of trauma 
  • Grief and Loss and PTSD
  • Perinatal support for mums
  • OCD
  • Relationship counselling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personal growth including assertiveness, self-esteem, social skills
  • Sexuality and gender identity issues
  • Workplace issues
  • WorkCover and other Compensation claims

THERAPIES PRACTISED:
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Play therapy for children
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
  • Hypnosis
  • Emotion focussed therapy
  • Couples Counselling
  • Life Skills coaching including assertiveness, conflict management, social skills, stress management
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation strategies
  • Gestalt therapy
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NEW CLIENTS: Accepting 

AVAILABILITY: 
The Hub (Upper Coomera)
  • Monday 8:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
  • After Hours available at additional charge

Varsity lakes Office
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:00
  • After Hours available at additional charge

Foxwell Medical Centre
  • Tuesday   8:30 - 5:00