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 Emma Bidstrup

Emma Bidstrup

Mobile 0478 067 405
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist

Emma Bidstrup Psychology

Mobile 0478 067 405

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, client-directed. I hope that I can help you to make meaningful, lasting changes, allow deeper healing and promote connection with the self, others and the world.


  • Suite 54, Ballow Chambers, 121 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, QLD 4000 0478 067 405 PHONE 0478 067 405
  • Suite 24, Silverton Place, 101 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane City, QLD 4000 PHONE


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and late- adolescents 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.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Burnout, Childhood Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    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.


    • Master of Clinical Psychology - 2019 - Queensland University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) - 2016 - University of Queensland

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    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.


    Appointment are available on Tuesdays or Fridays. Please enquire if another weekday suits better, as availability will be expanding in Oct/Nov 2020.

    Transport and Parking

    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 fee for standard 50-minute consultations is $160. A Medicare rebate of $87.45 is claimable with a mental health treatment plan from your GP/specialist. Concessions may apply.
    Where a longer initial session (80-min) is necessary, the fee is $200.

    Payment Options

    Fees are payable before or after sessions by electronic direct deposit or credit/debit card.

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    Emma Bidstrup

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist

    Warmth, empathy, respect and good listening are key in psychotherapy. With these, a conversation becomes a place for clients to speak, think and feel, allowing for long-lasting and meaningful healing from past and present difficulties. The process of therapy involves challenging internal work for clients and this often takes courage and investment. I aim to provide the safe therapeutic space to support this. ...

    • Spring Hill, Brisbane City
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Object Relations, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Trauma-Informed