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Our experienced psychologists offer psychological services to adults, adolescents and children. We welcome all genders, sexualities and cultural backgrounds and we are dedicated to providing a compassionate, warm and secure therapy space.

Our Psychology Team

Danielle Dawson

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

Danni is a Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology Hons), and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Danni provides both therapy and assessment and diagnostic services, including paediatrics.

Danni is highly experienced in therapy and assessment for those with complex physical and mental health conditions, including therapeutic and diagnostic intervention for children and young adults in hospital settings.

Danni is a compassionate and empathic clinician, dedicated to fostering a warm and secure therapeutic environment where individuals can openly explore and comprehend the challenges they face, striving for transformative change. Her passion lies in supporting people through various issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic health management
  • Complex/developmental trauma
  • Personality vulnerabilities
  • ADHD
  • Disordered eating
  • Sleep issues

 

Danni is LGBTQAI+ and neurodivergent affirming. Her professional journey includes working with individuals throughout the lifespan, including early childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and older adults. She enjoys working with diverse cultural backgrounds and embracing the uniqueness of each person’s experience.

Working from an attachment, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, Danni draws upon a range of evidence-based interventions. Her toolkit includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT). By tailoring these approaches to individual needs, Danni empowers her clients to reach their therapeutic goals and make meaningful strides in their lives. Danni is also experienced in diagnostic and psychometric assessments.

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Alana Hawkins

General Psychologist / Clinical Team Lead

Alana is an experienced psychologist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Alana provides both therapy and assessment and diagnostic services, including paediatrics. 

Alana’s interest in mental health started in performing arts and curiosity about the stories that make up our lives. She strives to cultivate a welcoming, inclusive space in session.

Since completing Master of Professional Psychology (MPP) in 2019, Alana has worked in inpatient and community settings providing assessment and treatment for a range of presenting concerns with a focus on empathetic and compassionate care.

Alana’s passion lies in supporting people through various issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic health management
  • Adjustment to life changes
  • Stress and burnout
  • ADHD
  • Autism

 

Therapeutic Toolkit

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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Dr Thomas Hannan

General Psychologist

Dr Tom is a General Psychologist, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), a Master of Professional Psychology, and a PhD in psychology.

Dr Tom has worked with a broad range of individuals ranging from children/adolescents, young adults, and older adults. He brings a warm, compassionate, and understanding approach to therapy, using predominantly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to assist clients manage their concerns and improve their quality of life. He has also received training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Areas that Tom is interested in include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress management
  • Emotion regulation
  • Motivation and performance
  • Health behaviours (physical activity, eating, alcohol)
  • LGBTQIA+ experiences
  • Psychological and cognitive assessments

 

In addition to his clinical work, Tom has a strong research background and is a published author within the fields of health psychology and sport and exercise psychology. He has an interest in understanding and helping people modify their health behaviours, including dietary behaviours, physical activity, and alcohol consumption.

Previously, Tom has worked as a Lecturer and Research Fellow within the university sector, and he has experience working on government-funded community health campaigns aimed at helping people modify their lifestyle health behaviours.

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Ayaan Ali

Provisional Psychologist

Ayaan is a provisional psychologist, registered with Australian health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and Master of Professional Psychology. Ayaan is passionate about mental health and volunteers as a mental health outreach officer in her spare time.

Ayaan provides support for both children through to adults and she enjoys working with all ages. Ayaan has worked with a broad range of individuals ranging from young children, adolescents, young adults and older adults. She sees clients in the home, at school, in our East Brisbane clinic and via telehealth to provide therapeutic treatment and intervention a range of presenting concerns.

Ayaan’s passion lies in supporting individuals through various issues, including:

  • Autism/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Pressure
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Life transitions
  • Stress and Burnout

 

Therapeutic Toolkit

  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
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Freja Rose

Provisional Psychologist

Freja is a provisional psychologist, registered with Australian health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and is currently completing her Masters of Psychology (Sport & Exercise). Freja’s interest in psychology and mental health started as a dancer in the performing arts industry. Freja has worked with a broad range of individuals ranging from young children, adolescents, young adults and older adults. She has worked within telehealth, school and university settings to provide therapeutic treatment and intervention for a range of presenting concerns.

Freja’s passion lies in supporting individuals through various issues, including:

  • Autism and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Pressure
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Life transitions
  • Stress and Burnout

 

Therapeutic Toolkit

  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
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