Brisbane Southside Psychology

142 Apollo Road

Bulimba Q 4171

 

 

Suite 5/1000 Logan Road,

Holland Park Q 4121

 

Phone us on (07) 3191 6080 

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About Us .....

Brisbane Southside Psychology offers compassionate psychotherapy for people with a wide range of mental health concerns.

 

We have two locations: Bulimba and Holland Park. 

 

We are Clinical Psychologists who are endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society and members of the APS Clinical College..

 

Within the therapeutic space we strive to create a safe, respectful and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel confident to speak freely and openly about their concerns. We offer both short term therapy and longer term therapies.

Belinda Birtles

Clinical Psychologist

BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS (Clin)

 

Belinda (on the right: Brisbane Pride 2018) has worked extensively with individuals experiencing mental health concerns in both in-patient and out-patient settings. She is passionate about LGBTIQ mental health and offers compassionate psychotherapy for people with a wide range of mental health concerns. Belinda has been working as a Psychologist since 2005. 

Belinda's main area of interest is within the transgender community. She sees clients pre and post transition and is available to conduct assessments for SRS and other surgical procedures requiring psychological input. Belinda sees many trans clients for various mental health concerns also and is extremely passionate about supporting the trans community. 

 

Belinda has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She has worked within both the public system (Queensland Health: The Prince Charles Hospital: Adult Mental Health Services), her private practice (Brisbane Southside Psychology) and community organisations such as Diverse Voices & Qlife.

 

Belinda provides supervision to psychologists undergoing their post-graduate training in clinical psychology, psychologists wishing to join the Clinical College that are in the Registrar programme and psychologists wanting ongoing supervision for their professional development.

 

Belinda is a supervisor and a member of the review panel for the Clinical College of Professional Psychology in Sydney. 

Affiliations & Registrations

  • Belinda is the Queensland Clinical Supervisor for Qlife/Diverse Voices (Qlife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTIQ))....

      **If you would like to become a Diverse Voices angel please follow this link: http://diversevoices.org.au/services/sponsor-a-call/

  • Member of ANZPATH (The Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health) & listed Service Provider for provision of psychological services for Transgender clients pre and post transition

  • Member of ANZPATH's Education Committee

  • Belinda is a Clinical Supervisor for the College of Professional Psychology in Sydney

  • Belinda was awarded The Prince Charles Hospital Mental Health Allied Health Excellence Award in 2015

  • Belinda was a finalist in the 57th Queens Ball Pride Festival's LGBTIQ awards for 'Ally of the Year' in 2018 for Queensland, this was a huge honour (https://www.qnews.com.au/heres-all-the-nominees-for-the-2018-queens-ball-awards/)

  • Belinda was a nominee for the 2018 Trans Awards in November for Ally of the Year

  • Belinda is a registered Workcover Provider and sees many QPS/QAS workers

Dr Rana Woodward

Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons, Psych), D Psych (Clinical), MAPS (Clin)

 

  • Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Rana has been working as a psychologist since 2001 and is skilled in treating a wide range of psychological issues in adults and adolescents. Rana has worked in both public and private settings, not-for-profit organisations, and universities. Rana has also worked extensively as a supervisor of provisional psychologists in the Griffith University, UQ, QUT and USQ postgraduate clinical and psychology programs.

 

Rana’s Special Interest Areas:

 

Rana is a clinical psychologist with over 18 years’ experience providing psychological therapy for those most in need. She has worked successfully with a range of presentations, including some of the most complex areas, such as severe mental illness, older Australians, postnatal depression and complex trauma. She also has extensive experience with more frequently occurring psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and issues with stress or adjustment to difficult life events. She has considerable experience in working with couples, and has also developed expertise in more recent years in working with people diagnosed with or being treated for cancer and their family members. 

 

Rana’s qualifications:

 

  • Rana is a Clinical Psychologist with doctorate level qualifications.

  • Rana is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and an accredited supervisor who oversees the work of junior psychologists.

  • She is registered with Medicare Australia meaning that clients can receive a Medicare rebate for her sessions if they have a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or a referral from a Psychiatrist.

 

Rana’s Approach:

 

Although Rana is a classically trained Cognitive Behaviour Therapist through the University of Queensland, since graduation she has added training and expertise across a range of modalities, including Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Sensorimotor Therapy for complex trauma. She continues to love her work as a psychologist and thrives on the challenges and new learning that it throws at her daily. She believes it is the most amazing privilege to sit down with her clients and gently guide them through the process of change; and hopes to be still doing it when she is 80 years old. She also has extensive research and teaching experience, focusing on psychological functioning in older people. 

 

Personally, Rana lives on the south-side with her partner and school-aged children; and is enjoying all the triumphs and tragedies of child-rearing from the inside.