Emma Bidstrup Psychology
Hi, my name is Emma. I'm a psychologist and clinical psychology registrar practicing in Spring Hill, Brisbane. I offer short- and long-term individualised psychotherapy in a psychodynamic style that is respectful and grounding. Having trained in several evidence-based approaches, my approach is evidence-based, integrative, and client-directed. I hope I can help you to make meaningful, lasting changes in relationship with the self, others and the world around us.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and late- adolescents (16+) on a short- or long-term basis. We can decide together the frequency and duration of treatment after an initial assessment stage, in line with your clinical needs and personal goals.
ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Trauma-Informed
Having trained in several evidence-based approaches including CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches, I currently take primarily an integrative and holistic psychodynamic approach. Therapy is client-directed and collaborative, meaning the client decides what to work on and I can act as a guide as we work together in developing understanding, meaningful changes and deeper healing. In this process, I value evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive approaches to supporting people from all walks of life.
As a psychologist and clinical psychology registrar, I engage in regular professional development, peer consultation and clinical supervision to ensure that I am always offering the best care and service that I can.
I am reflective in my practice, prioritise respect towards others, and am an ally to culturally-diverse and LGBTQIA+ persons. I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.
My professional training involved a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours, 1st Class) and a Master of Clinical Psychology (Distinction). In these courses, I trained primarily in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches, and wrote dissertations on processes of emotion recognition and the effectiveness of narrative therapy for culturally and linguistically-diverse groups. I have offered psychological services in a range of public and private clinical settings including private practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community mental health, persistent pain management and psychiatric facilities, both individually and within multidisciplinary teams.
Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays during business hours.
There are paid car parking facilities and metered street parking in the area. If you prefer public transport, Ballow Chambers is easily accessed via bus or train (Central Station is closest). The building has a ramp and elevator for accessibility.
The fee for standard 50-minute consultations is $160. A Medicare rebate of $88.25 is claimable with a mental health treatment plan from your GP/specialist. A referral is not needed for clients paying privately.
Fees are payable before or after sessions by electronic direct deposit, credit/debit card or an online payment system.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist
Warmth, empathy, respect and good listening skills are essential elements in effective psychotherapy. With these factors in place, a conversation becomes a space for you to think, speak and feel; healing from past and present difficulties is possible, and connection and growth is allowed. Therapy usually involves challenging internal work for clients and this takes courage and investment. I aim to provide the safe therapeutic space to support this....