Meet the Team
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BPsychSci, PGDipPsych, MProfPsych

JINGAL GHELANI

Psychologist & Animal-Assisted Therapist

Jingal is a registered psychologist and Animal-Assisted Therapist. She has two trained & qualified therapy dogs that sometimes support her clients in sessions. Jingal has a special interest in treating complex trauma as well as single incident PTSD. Her therapy dogs are generally involved in sessions because they bring an element of playfulness to a difficult time, help lower stress, and increase clients’ engagement in therapy to provide better treatment outcomes by applying psychological strategies in novel ways.

 

Jingal utilises strategies from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Animal-Assisted approaches. Jingal is able to provide EMDR for single incident trauma treatment. She is also experienced in providing a variety of psychological assessments including intelligence, cognitive, behavioural, and personality tests.

 

Areas of special interest:

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy

  • Chronic pain

  • Low self-worth

  • Psychological assessments

Specialist assessments:

  • Cognitive abilities and educational assessments

  • Wechsler intelligence and achievement assessments

  • Behavioural assessments

  • Personality testing

Registration and Membership:

  • Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

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BPsychSci, PGDipPsych, MProfPsych

SHANNON QUINN

Psychologist

Before commencing his studies in Psychology in 2007, Shannon obtained his trade certificate as a Diesel Fitter in the mining industry when he found himself wanting to do more to help others overcome mental anguish. In 2019 after 6+ years of psychology training and 5+ years of work experience in the mental health and disability support space, Shannon obtained General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. He holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society and his highest qualification is a Master of Professional Psychology from the Australian Catholic University.

Shannon has specialised experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, neuro-developmental disorders (i.e. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], Autism, learning problems), and general mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. He gained his experience working in a variety of settings including in private practice, non-government, and government organisations.

When engaging with Shannon for therapy, you can expect that he will be drawing from several evidence based and contemporary approaches including cognitive-behavioural, acceptance, and compassion focused therapies. Shannon is interested in how we can fall into life traps which often lead to unwanted and unexpected consequences and how, as humans, it seems to be inevitable that we will at times experience suffering. Shannon is interested in how we can make space for those uncomfortable experiences, leverage our character strengths, and take committed action to live a valued life.

Shannon also provides comprehensive psychological assessment of cognitive abilities, attention/impulsivity, academic achievement, behaviour, sensory processing, and social functioning which can be particularly helpful in determining whether ADHD, Autism, or learning problems may be involved for the individual.

You or your child may like to see Shannon about the following concerns:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism

  • Learning Problems

  • Psychological Assessments

Registration and Membership:

  • Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society

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Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics

MARY-ADELLE SMITH

Dietitian

Mary is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist. Mary works with a range of clients both online and in person. She believes that food choices are affected by a complex interplay of psycho-social, cultural and environmental factors and that all individuals are unique and therefore require unique nutritional management. Mary is passionate about food psychology and enjoys working with individuals to reach their personal health or athletic goals.

 

Mary offers evidence-based, easy to understand advice, support and resources to assist clients with a variety of nutrition-related issues, including:

  • Weight loss

  • Body composition

  • Chronic disease such as diabetes

  • Pregnancy / lactation nutrition

  • Allergies and intolerances

  • Sports nutrition

Registration and Membership:

  • Registered with the Dietetics Association of Australia (DAA)

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BPhty, MPhty (Msk)

MICHAEL GRAY

Physiotherapist

Michael is an APA accredited and AHPRA registered physiotherapist, as well as a qualified nutritionist. He completed his undergraduate degree at Australian Catholic University in 2016. Since then, he has recently completed his Masters degree at UQ and is currently involved in a research project with the university.

 

Michael has a keen interest in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injures and has worked with a range of populations from children to athletes to the elderly. Michael utilises a combination of manual therapy (hands on treatment) and exercise prescription as part of his treatments. As a registered physiotherapist, Michael is able to see; DVA patients, WorkCover claims, CTP insurance claims, Medicare eligible patients as well as private health.

 

Areas of special interest:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Occupational Physiotherapy

  • WorkCover and work-related injuries

  • Sporting injuries

  • Osteoarthritis management

  • Exercise programs

  • Nutrition for injury recovery

Specialist assessments:

  • Vestibular/Vertigo assessment and treatment

  • TMJ/Jaw pain

  • Fracture management

Registration and Membership:

  • Registered Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Book your physiotherapy session with Michael here.