Welcome to your healing space
Experienced Psychologists in Brisbane
Welcome to your healing space, Good Counsel. We offer a unique environment, much like your living room, so that you feel like you're visiting a friend for a warm drink rather than a clinical space.
Our Psychologists have a combined experience of more than 60 years, having worked in multiple settings and other professional fields, we have cultivated our team to offer everything you need to improve your mental health and well-being.
Our Administration staff are warm, professional and experienced to assist you with any queries you may have. We guarantee you'll feel better after you speak to us, and we will do everything we can to support you.
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Please note that we do not have wheelchair access;
we apologise for any inconvenience.
Click here for a list of contacts if you find yourself in an emergency or crisis
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Good Counsel Psychology acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation, and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. Good Counsel Psychology is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and that this Land always was, always will be Aboriginal.
LGBTQI diversity is welcomed and celebrated within our business.
Kerry is a our Principal Psychologist with over 44 years experience in her field. She has worked in both hospital and private settings with a wide range of clients; she also has considerable experience working with people with Disabilities.
Kerry is extensively experienced in PTSD, working with victims of trauma (including sexual abuse) and is qualified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Kerry can assist with managing the common symptoms of traumatic stress, which may impact your mood, sleep, or ability to cope healthily. Kerry's approach has been described as having coffee with a friend. Currently taking new clients.
Erin is a General Psychologist with 22 years experience working extensively with adults and adolescents who are suffering from depression, anxiety, acute and post-traumatic experiences, chronic pain, injury, chronic illness, bereavement and work-related and organisational issues (e.g. bullying and harassment).
Erin has a particular interest in high functioning Autism and Adult ADHD therapy and management. Erin can provide a better understanding of neurodiversity and focus on building the skills the client needs including organisation, work and study performance, relationship skills and time management. Erin is both engaging and empathic and is very knowledgeable in her field. Erin is experienced with and supportive of LGBTQIA+ clients. Please phone to enquire.
Teracia is a General Psychologist dedicated to supporting her clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and self-esteem. She has a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and adopts a holistic, ecological and culturally sensitive approach in her work.
Teracia also works with adults with ADHD and helps target the two major elements of ADHD – the cognitive symptoms and the behavioural consequences; her overarching aim is to assist you in building self-awareness and understanding of your ADHD brain and how to use it to your advantage.
Employing a range of evidence-based interventions and therapeutic modalities including Mindfulness-based interventions, Sensory integration, CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, and trauma-informed interventions, Teracia is a warm, kind and compassionate psychologist. Currently taking new clients.
Ashleigh is a Clinical Psychologist and works with young adults and adults on a broad range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger and adjustment difficulties.
Ashleigh is client-centred and offers a strengths-based framework, using a range of therapeutic strategies including Ashleigh's therapeutic framework includes CBT, ACT and Schema Therapy to assist her clients in their recovery.
Her goal is to accompany her clients and empower them to feel more confident, reduce distress and to find the tools and strategies that work for them. Ashleigh is supportive of LGBTQIA+ clients.
Ashleigh is engaging, insightful and has a gentle approach. Currently taking new clients.
Clinical & Child Psychologist
Lauren is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in private practice, as well as education and public health settings; she works with clients across the lifespan, from childhood through to adulthood.
She has a gentle and systemic approach to working with children and adolescents that focuses on collaboration with family and school environments as required for each individual. Lauren has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety, OCD and ADHD.
Lauren is supportive of LGBTQIA+ clients. Lauren’s practice includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Circle of Security frameworks. Currently taking new clients
We offer both face to face and online consultations
Fran is our Practice Manager and opened Good Counsel 14 years ago and is a small business achiever. She is incredibly efficient and hard-working, with a range of skills in administration, accounting, medicare legislation, networking, financial management and marketing. Fran is very passionate about mental health and will go above and beyond for all our clients.
Sharna is our dynamic Medical Administrator with over 14 years experience in the field. Sharna has just completed her studies in Naturopathy and is our resident guru. Sharna is understanding and kind, with reams of patience. Sharna is open minded and is always excited to learn new skills, her ability to multitask is exceptional and she is eagerly awaiting your call to assist you.
Rhiannon is our most engaging team member; she has 3 years experience in medical administration. She is currently completing her Honours Degree in Psychology and is incredibly well versed when speaking to our clientele. Rhiannon is bright, creative, warm and generous, she even volunteers at a public hospital assisting patients.
fees & frequently asked questions
What does a Psychologist do?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. They use scientific methods to study the factors that influence the way that people think, feel and learn, and evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people to overcome challenges and improve their performance.
Many psychologists work directly with those experiencing difficulties, such as mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.
They help people to overcome relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, substance abuse, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of a chronic illness. Read more about common problems which psychologists are consulted on here.
The complex and interconnected work that psychologists do to help people lead happier and more meaningful lives is always underpinned by research. Many thousands of Australian psychologists work in academic or research settings, adding to this evolving understanding of human behaviour, and how it might be improved for the better.
Should I see my Doctor first?
It's your choice if you wish to see your Doctor before seeing a Psychologist. Your Doctor can provide you with valuable information regarding your mental health. Your Doctor can also provide you with a GP Mental Health Care Plan, they can assess and refer a patient for treatment of a mental disorder. This may include disorders such as:
Anxiety Disorders (generalised, phobia, panic disorder, separation anxiety, OCD), Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Eating Disorder, Bereavement Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Sleep Disorders.
Getting the support you need when dealing with these disorders is very important.
Under a GP Mental Health Care Plan eligible patients can receive;
Up to 10 individual services in a calendar year. After 6 visits the referring doctor will assess progress and need for further treatment. The current rebate for general psychology is $93.35 and for clinical psychology, $137.05.
Up to 10 group therapy services in a calendar year (you must request this from your Doctor at the time of creating your plan).
Please note we are not a Bulk Billing clinic.
Fees & Cancellation Policy
Kerry Horan, Erin Hitzke and Teracia Sehgal psychological consultation fee: $230.00 (the current Medicare rebate is $93.35).
Ashleigh Schull and Lauren Callow (Clinical Psychologists) consultation fee: $250.00 (the current Medicare rebate is $137.05).
Sessions last for approximately 50 minutes and we ask that you bring along any relevant paperwork that you may have including letters, referrals, reports or legal documents. Please note that we do not offer Bulk Billing at our clinic.
Kerry Horan | Erin Hitzke | Teracia Sehgal
If for some reason you need to cancel your appointment, we require at least 24 hours’ notice; otherwise, you will be charged a $115.00 cancellation fee. If your appointment occurs on a Monday, we require cancellation by 12pm the Friday prior or a $115.00 cancellation fee will apply. Please note that there are no Medicare rebates on cancellation fees.
Ashleigh Schull | Lauren Callow
If for some reason you need to cancel your appointment, we require at least 24 hours’ notice; otherwise, you will be charged a $125.00 cancellation fee. If your appointment occurs on a Monday, we require cancellation by 12pm the Friday prior or a $125.00 cancellation fee will apply. Please note that there are no Medicare rebates on cancellation fees.
Please be aware that we have waiting lists and missed appointments disadvantage other clients.
If you do not confirm your appointment via our automatic SMS system, we will contact you again via SMS and telephone.
All of our Psychologists are Medicare Registered Providers. Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 individual and 10 group allied mental health services per calendar year to patients referred by a GP managing the patient under a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Medicare rebates are processed on the spot through our Software and your rebate will be deposited by Medicare into your account the following day. We have full EFTPOS & Credit Card facilities available.