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Dr Jessica Brands

Dr Jessica Brands

Mobile 0400 402 327
Clinical Psychologist

BPsySc (Hons) DPsych (Clin) MAPS FCCLP

Mobile 0400 402 327

Jessica is a Clinical Psychologist who provides psychology services to adolescents (ages 13+) and adults who are experiencing emotional issues. Drawing on a range of therapy frameworks, Jessica supports clients to explore the challenges they face and develop ways to overcome their difficulties. Jessica has a particular interest in treating both single event and repeated trauma, including those with a history of childhood sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Bowen Hills Psychology, 18/ 7 O'Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane QLD 4006 0400 402 327 PHONE 0400 402 327

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Video / Skype 
  • Jessica sees clients suffering from a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management problems, relationship problems, substance misuse, gambling, burnout, self-harm, binge eating, and self esteem problems. In addition to her clinical work, Jessica lectures university students, and provides clinical supervision to those completing their psychology training. Jessica offers internet video counselling to those in rural areas.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Burnout, Depression, Family / Parenting, Gambling, Grief / Bereavement, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, DBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy

    Jessica takes a client-centered approach and draws on a number of therapeutic frameworks depending on the needs of her clients. She has had training in Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychodynamic, Schema, EMDR, and Emotion-Focused Therapy, and uses mindfulness meditation techniques in her practice.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Doctor of Psychology - 2011 - Queensland University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) - 2006 - University of Queensland

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    Jessica regularly attends workshops, seminars and lectures as well as clinical supervision to further develop and update her skills and knowledge. Jessica also regularly reviews the progress of therapy with her clients to ensure it is meeting their needs and goals.

    Background

    Jessica has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP). Jessica has previously practiced as a psychologist within a number of different inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings. In addition to her practice she lectures and supervises counselling and psychology students completing university training.

    Appointments

    Appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday. After hours appointments are also available. Please contact Jessica to schedule an appointment time.

    Transport and Parking

    Parking is available onsite.

    Fees

    The standard fee is $200 per session. Reduced fees can be negotiated for those undergoing financial hardship. Fee structures differ for internet counselling and those referred from third parties (e.g., insurers). Medicare rebates are also available.

    Payment Options

    Payment is required at time of appointment via EFTPOS, direct debit, or credit card.



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    Jessica Brands

    Clinical Psychologist

    Jessica endeavours to provide her clients with a safe space to understand themselves and the challenges they face, and develop ways to overcome their difficulties. Taking a warm, genuine and empathic approach, Jessica’s highest priority is the emotional safety of her clients. Jessica believes wholeheartedly in the capacity of her clients to grow, change, and find hope for the future....

    • Bowen Hills
    • CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, DBT, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy