Your local Chermside Psychologists
Your local Chermside psychologists
Here's the thing: Every one of us is ultimately working towards a comfortable quality of life, both for ourselves and and for our loved ones. However, at one point or another we are all presented with challenging situations and circumstances that can set us back, and have a negative impact on our wellbeing and health.
This is simply a part of life and we can guarantee that it happens to everyone. It is nothing to blame yourself for, and it is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about seeking advice and support for.
Narthanya Psychology at Chermside West provides a safe and comforting space for all individuals, couples, young people, and family members of all ages. Our aim is to walk beside you as, together, we reflect on your struggles, clarify issues, learn new skills, and identify and practise strategies and solutions to effectively navigate through life’s challenges.
We are expertly trained and have a long history of demonstrated knowledge and skill in responding to a broad range of issues. In our experience there is no problem that is too big for talking to someone to be helpful. There is no problem so small that seeking help seems silly. We know that everyone's experience is relative, just as it is unique. Sometimes the simple act of exploring your experience with a person outside of it can allow you to gain perspective and find solutions - whether the problem be lasting mental health issues or difficulty making a decision.
Please know that support, advice and assistance is available to anyone. Some of the issues we can help with include (but are certainly not limited to) the list to the right. Left unattended, these struggles can lead to long term health, mental health, and relationship problems. We acknowledge it can be really difficult and anxiety-provoking to reach out for support. Undoubtedly, the hardest step is making the call to book in that first appointment. It can help to acknowledge that you've lived with this for a while, and you deserve resolution. It might also be useful to acknowledge that you are here right now, reading this. This is a sign that you are ready to work towards change. This is a moment of significant progress in your journey back to a happier and healthier you.
If you’re struggling, please know you're not alone. We're here to help.
Meet our Experienced Team of Psychologists
Brenton is a psychologist with a long history in the areas of severe mental health; family and relationship counselling; complex trauma, sexual abuse and sexual assault. After working in both government and non-profit organisations he moved on to be principal psychologist of his own generalist private practice. Brenton uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) directed approach, aiming to change your relationship with your difficulties and decrease the effect of them on your wellbeing.
Jess has been working in various psychological and supportive roles for over a decade, focusing on family, child and relationship counselling; child abuse; complex trauma, sexual abuse and sexual assault; psychological assessment; alcohol and other drug use; and general mental health services. Jess has a naturally down-to-earth and easy-going relationship style, and places high importance on developing therapeutic frameworks and strategies that suit your individual style.