Meet the Team
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BPsychSci, PGDipPsych, MProfPsych



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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BPsychSci, BPsychSci(Hons), MPsych(Clin)


Clinical Psychologist

Vanina is a Clinical Psychologist who views therapy as a place where people can feel safe, heard and supported. She aims to help individuals improve their resilience, facilitate their engagement in the community and create room for growth. She believes in a strong therapeutic alliance, therefore she works collaboratively, emphasizing safety and trust as key elements of her practice.

Vanina follows a client-centered approach which uses evidence-based strategies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Emotional Focus Therapy, Trauma Focused and Strength-Based approach.


Vanina works with adolescents, adults and older adults. She also works with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and the Queer community, including the Transgender community.

Specialities and areas of interest:

  • Personality Disorder

  • Mood Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma - C-PTSD

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Sexual and Gender Identity including support around transitioning and HRT

  • Loss of personal values

  • Relationship issues

  • Codependency

  • Emotional Regulation skills

  • Self-harm

  • Low self-esteem


  • Adolescents  17+

  • Adults

  • Elders 65 +

  • CALD


Therapeutic Approach:

  • CBT

  • DBT

  • ACT

  • Schema Therapy

  • Trauma Focus

  • Strength Based Approach

  • Emotional Focus Therapy

Registration and Membership:

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

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

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BPsychSci, BPsychSci(Hons)


Provisional Psychologist

After completing a dual degree in psychology and business at the Queensland University of Technology, Angus went on to complete his psychology honours year. Angus is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Professional Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland.


Prior to studying psychology, Angus worked in aged care for several years as both a volunteer and later as an employee. It was during this time that he learnt the value of being able to truly connect with people. In particular, Angus developed a deep respect for the knowledge and wisdom that older adults have to offer. His experiences in aged care inspired him to pursue psychology.


Angus is now working as a provisionally registered psychologist. He has experience in conducting cognitive assessments and in providing individual therapy. Being client-centred in his approach, Angus utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma Informed Therapy as his preferred modalities.

Specialities and areas of interest:

  • Burnout

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Low Mood and Motivation

  • Loneliness

  • Depression

  • Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Cognitive Assessment

Therapeutic Approach:

  • CBT

  • ACT

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

Registration and Membership:

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

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

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B. App. Soc. Sci (Counselling)



With over twelve years of experience as a professional counsellor, Jake is able to assist with a broad variety of personal issues including anxiety, depression, grief, stress and workplace issues. Jake has a degree majoring in counselling and is a membership of Australia’s peak counselling body, the Australian Counselling Association.


Jake’s special area of interest is relationships. This includes assisting clients navigate relationship issues related to communication, conflict, connection, infidelity, trust, intimacy and parenting. Whether you are single, establishing a relationship, seeking assistance for your current relationship or transitioning from a relationship Jake can assist you in gaining clarity on the key issues, and building the necessary skills to improve your situation.


Jake’s counselling style is supportive and caring while focusing on using evidence based professional skills with a real word approach. Counselling sessions with Jake will initially consist of getting to know you, understanding the challenges in your life, your goals for counselling and the development of new insights and strategies to help you move in the direction you want.

Specialities and areas of interest:

Individual Counselling

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress management

  • Men's support

  • Grief and loss

  • Trauma

  • Self-esteem

  • Sexual abuse

  • Life transitions

Relationship Counselling

  • Increasing intimacy

  • Overcoming the impact of an affair

  • Reconnecting after growing apart

  • Sexual intimacy

  • Separation

  • Managing parental issues

  • Step-families

  • Trust and anger issues

  • Financial stress

Therapeutic Approach:

  • CBT

  • ACT

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Emotional Focused Therapy

  • Attachment Focused Therapy

Registration and Membership:

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Level 3

Additional information about Jake can be found at

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BPhty, MPhty (Msk)



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)

More information about Michael can be found at

Book your physiotherapy session with Michael here. 

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Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics



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)