James Douglas ~ Psychologist

JD_TLGJames’ focus area is trauma, anxiety, depression and managing pain. With 20 years experience in a variety of organisational and counselling psychology roles James has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. In the last 15 years, James has been specifically working with police and emergency service workers and caring for individuals and groups with complex trauma histories, as well as grief and loss.

Of course, trauma and stress has the potential to impact significantly on relationships both at home and in the work environment, and for this reason James also works with people in leadership roles, and supports individuals with workplace or relationship conflict issues.

Having spent several years working with police in training, James has also developed a keen interest in sports and performance psychology and has also worked with a number of athletes to achieve improved performance and to address a range of lifestyle challenges.

Together with his use of strategies imbedded in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapies that are backed by science, James’ counselling success, is his deep respect for his clients and their ability to discover the strengths within that help them to achieve their goals.

You can contact James directly to make an appointment by phoning him on 0438 526 373  or emailing him at james@thelonggallery.com.au

 

Rachel Goodwin ~ Psychologist

RachelRachel is a country girl at heart and moved back to Queensland from Canberra in 2011 to be close to family. She has worked as a psychologist with adults and adolescents for over a decade and has a special interest in Health Psychology. Rachel adopts a flexible approach to treatment to respond to unique needs of individuals whilst ensuring interventions are evidence-based. In her early years, Rachel worked in a mental health program for adolescents, followed by working in the area of addictions. Rachel embraces the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness,compassion and trauma-focused interventions.

Rachel has been in private practice since 2010 and currently works at The Long Gallery Psychologists. She has particular interest and experience in helping people adjust to the diagnosis and medical treatment of acute and chronic health problems, and to support their medical treatment of psychologicaland physical conditions. She realizes the importance of providing a safe and emotionally supportive environment in order for people to be able to address difficulties and make sustainable lifestyle changes. She focuses on helping people regain their inner strength to reconnect with important values, pursue meaningful goals and improve wellbeing in all domains of life. She values working collaboratively with General Practitioners in the coordinated care of patients.

Rachel has particular interest in Adjustment Disorders, Mood & Anxiety including Social Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

You can contact Rachel directly to make an appointment by calling her on 0437 780 444, or emailing her at rachel@thelonggallery.com.au

Mary Kedwell ~ Psychologist

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Mary began working as a psychologist in a number of Child and Youth Mental Health settings on the outskirts of Brisbane.  She then moved into a Guidance Counselling role, in a Prep-12, co-educational school.  With a grounding in mental health and education, Mary has adopted a client-centred, integrative approach within a systemic framework.  This means that Mary flexibly and creatively uses a range of research-based techniques to work with young people and adults, individually or collaboratively (eg., couple, family, school).

Mary provides a therapeutic space encouraging growth and development through the reflective exploration of each person’s narrative (story).  In addition to a passion for systemic psychotherapy, Mary is also passionate about assisting people (of all ages) who have not yet learnt to read.

You can contact Mary directly to make an appointment by calling her on 0403 860 365, or emailing her at mary@thelonggallery.com.au

Katharine Knoetze ~ Psychologist

KatharineKatharine is a registered psychologist and completed her training in 2003. She has experience as a clinician in counselling, psychiatric and private practice settings. Her areas of interest include issues related to grief and loss, complex trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as adjustment to challenging life circumstances. She hasextensive experience working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.Katharine has a collaborative, flexible and client-centred style that aims to empower, and prioritises the dignity of, the individuals with whom she works. Her approach draws on a range of evidence-based modalities, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

If you would like to get in touch to make a booking, discuss a referral or talk about your potential therapy needs, please contact Katharine on 0426 455 275 or email her at  Katharine@thelonggallery.com.au