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Meet Our Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists

Our Clinical Psychologists have completed strict postgraduate programs at masters or doctorate level. Clinical Psychologists must meet strict criteria set by the Australian Psychological Society and the Psychology Board of Australia for ongoing professional development.

Our general and clinical psychologists are members of the Australian Psychological Society, providers with Medicare and private health funds.

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Georgia Watkins-Allen BA (Hons) MClinPsych MAPS
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Member- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member – Clinical College of the APS

Georgia is a clinical psychologist with more than 16 years experience in Queensland Health working in complex in-patient units and more than 8 years in private practice at Tyack Health. Her work has given her a great perspective across the lifespan specializing in early intervention for children and adolescents with parent support. She also has specialized experience in trauma, psychosis, grief & loss and developing adaptive coping strategies to recover from depression and heightened anxiety. Georgia works from an eclectic and holistic approach utilizing efficacious treatments (i.e., CBT, Schema Therapy, ACT, IPT, DBT, & Psychodynamic therapy), enhancing understanding and mastery by working with your strengths.

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Gregory Currie

Greg has been working for many years as a psychologist and has over 20 years experience in private practice. He has worked primarily with adults treating most psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety and he has a particular interest in post traumatic stress disorder, having worked with veterans and serving Defence personnel for many years. Prior to joining Tyack Health, Greg worked as a contract clinical psychologist with defence and in private practice.

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Stephanie Donovan BSc (Hons), BSc (Psych), MPsych, MAPS
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Master of Psychology
Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Stephanie is a clinical psychologist who has worked in both public and private settings with adults experiencing an array of mental and physical health conditions. Stephanie is passionate about facilitating a therapeutic relationship that is based on a genuine sense of connection, safety, non judgemental acceptance and compassion, so that individuals can in turn learn to foster a similar relationship with all parts of themselves. She has considerable experience providing clinical health psychology services to patients experiencing distress secondary to health issues. Moreover, she has experience in career counselling, work rehabilitation and employment assistance programs. Stephanie has become particularly interested in areas of grief, adjustment, young adult developmental issues, change management and anxiety/fear. She utilises evidence based treatment modalities, namely cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and schema therapy.

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Samantha Ferguson MClinPsych, MAPS
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Samantha is an experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in child, adolescent and family based therapies. She has worked extensively in community child and adolescent mental health clinics both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Samantha believes strongly in the importance of early intervention and working collaboratively with children, adolescents and families to strengthen emotional health, interpersonal relationships and wellbeing. Samantha has experience providing therapy across a wide range of emotional and behavioural concerns presenting in early childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. She has special interests in anxiety, low mood, peer and family relationship/attachment difficulties, parenting, adjustment to chronic illness and disordered eating. Samantha works across a variety of treatment modalities including Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Play based approaches, Parent skills training, ACT/ mindfulness and attachment based therapies.

General Psychologists

Our General Psychologists have completed undergraduate psychology qualifications and a two-year supervision program with a senior psychologist. In addition, General Psychologists may be in the process of completing a Masters or Doctorate in Psychology.

Maree Smith BA (Psych), BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Health)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Completing Masters in Health Psychology
Honours - Psychology

Maree has extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment to illness, and physical pain. She has worked in forensic, rehabilitation and community mental health settings with adults of all ages. Her master’s thesis explored people’s personal growth experiences with cancer and examined the resilience of highly sensitive people. She has an interest in health psychology and the link between psychological and physical experiences. She is honoured to be able to help people change their lives. Maree takes a client-centred approach and uses a range of techniques including cognitive-behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, imagery and creative therapies.

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Rachel Johnson BA (Psych), B. Psych (Hons), Assoc MAPS
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Associate Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Rachel has 8 years experience working with children, young people, adults and their families. Rachel has worked across diverse settings including community organisations and public mental health. She has experience treating complex mental and developmental concerns. Her practice framework encompasses a belief in human dignity and empowring clients through a strong therapeutic alliance. Some of the mental health concerns Rachel has a strong background in include anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidality, and self-harm, behavioural issues, regulation problems and attachment/relationship difficulties. Rachel utilises an range of treatment modalities, some of these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused/Brief Intervention and Attachment/Family therapy.

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Areas Serviced:

Birkdale, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Capalaba, Carina Heights, Carindale, Chandler, Cleveland, Hawthorne, Hemmant, Lota, Lytton, Manly, Morningside, Murarrie, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thornlands, Thornside, Tingalpa, Victoria Point, Wakerley, Wynnum, Wynnum West.

Address: 148 Radford Rd, Manly West Brisbane QLD 4179
Phone: (07) 3249 5333 Fax: (07) 3393 4999