Children - Adolescent - Adult

About Unique Brains

Unique Brains prides itself on being at the forefront of cutting-edge, evidence-based psychological practice for Children, Adolescents and Adults with neurodevelopmental, neurobehavioural, and psychological disorders. We have a special interest in the health and functioning of the brain, and provide both assessment and treatment that promote neuroplasticity and optimal brain functioning.

We can offer breakthrough non-invasive, drug-free treatment to help develop self-regulation and changes in neurological arousal, often lacking in traditional psychotherapeutic techniques.

If you want to engage Unique Brains for psychology services, you will need to complete the New Client and Referral Form found in the main menu. This is an electronic form which is automatically sent to Unique Brains once completed. No personal data is stored on this website.

A waitlist applies for some psychological services. Please contact the clinic to find out which service has a waitlist.

Children and Adolescent Programs

Our highly skilled and experienced Educational and Developmental Psychologists are able to provide counselling and psychological treatment programs for a wide range of developmental, psychological, and behavioural conditions, including:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Anger Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Prior to the commencement of a counselling program, a thorough clinical assessment of the young person's presenting difficulty will be included, which will help to determine the nature and severity of the presenting condition. This assessment may include information from parents, teachers, other professionals, and the young person themselves. These results will then be discussed with parents/caregivers, and recommendations for intervention will be discussed. Your child's intervention program will be based on their specific needs, understanding that each child has unique developmental capabilities.

Psychological treatment modalities for children include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural Family Intervention (BFI)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Release Counselling (ERC)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Resilience
  • Social Skills Training

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviour and prevent problems from developing. Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups, and in many different kinds of structures.

Triple P gives parents the skills they need to become problem solvers and confidently manage their child’s issues independently, rather than relying on the ongoing support of a practitioner. For more information visit the Triple P website at

Dr Rachael has completed advanced training with Prof Matt Sanders and his colleagues at the University of Queensland, where the Triple P program was developed. She has been involved with running parenting groups and researching the effectiveness of Triple P in group settings, along with individual programs for parents of children with disabilities. Dr Rachael is an accredited Triple P provider in the areas of Standard Triple P, Enhanced Triple P, and Stepping Stones Triple P (for children with disabilities).

Adult Programs

We are able to provide counselling and psychological treatment programs for a range of acute and chronic psychological and mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  • Substance use

Psychological treatment modalities for adults include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions
  • Brief Psychological Interventions
  • Positive Psychology