Our Team

Our team of professional and highly skilled psychologists have extensive counselling and psychology experience, working with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families.

At Little Window you will receive exceptional care, support and a holistic approach to therapy which is grounded in evidence-based interventions.

The services we provide are in line with current research on wellness and neuroscience, through ongoing peer and clinical supervision and attending regular workshops and conferences. We believe that our own self-care and wellbeing is paramount to ensuring high quality care to our clients; this means that we practice what we preach and engage regularly in self-reflection, mindfulness and other wellness practices.

Our therapists are fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA) and are regulated by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Masters in Sexual Health
  • Masters in Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Queensland
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Reiki Practitioner

Christina Leggett

Psychologist and Director

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I am most passionate about the worth we place upon ourselves, self-care, nurturing from within, Neuropsychotherapy, and a holistic approach to mental wellness. As a Psychologist, I work with individuals focusing on them as a whole, rather than as a labelled diagnosis.

I believe in the value of providing unconditional positive regard, respect, confidentiality, and a sense of safety to all my counselling clients.

I have worked in diverse settings such as in a mental health unit facilitating quality of life programs, a senior counsellor at a national counselling service working with children and young people, a family therapist working with children using expressive therapies, in a hospital setting working with chronic pain rehabilitation programs, and in private practice. My main areas of training and interest are in Neuropsychotherapy, developmental and attachment psychology, and expressive therapies. I have conducted research in the area of relationships and technology use, which I presented at the International Applied Psychology Conference in Paris, France, 2014. I have also been interviewed for the New York Times, NBC television and Women's Health Magazine for this research.

Investing in yourself and putting you first is a big first step in your journey to healing and self-growth. You do not have to do this alone. It is my absolute privilege to bear witness to your life, your story, and I am committed to walk alongside you whenever you feel you are ready.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Masters in Sexual Health
  • Masters in Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Queensland
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Reiki Practitioner
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Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Competency in evaluation and treatment planning for the Circle of Security model
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Reiki Practitioner

Thania Siauw

-Pronounced 'Tania'

Psychologist and Director

It is my honour to be with you in the therapy space. The relationship I create with the people I work with, is key in my counselling approach, and I bring authenticity and compassion to my connection with you. I enjoy forming genuine and trusting relationships with the individuals I see, and have a deep respect for the commitment and courage it takes to attend each and every therapy appointment.

I will meet you wherever you are in your emotions in the moment; whether you are in despair, lost, helpless, fearful, heartbroken, nervous, ashamed, grieving, infuriated, confused, joyful, hopeful, quiet, loud, whether you process your thoughts internally or in an extroverted way, I strive to help you feel seen and heard exactly as you are. I will support you to find and express your voice in our counselling room, through talking or through other modalities that are non-verbal. I aim to create safety in our relationship and in the counselling process, to allow you to move out of your 'comfort zone' in order to experience the change you wish you feel in yourself.

Having engaged in therapy myself, I understand firsthand how nerve-wracking, scary, challenging, but also how freeing the counselling process can be for people. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of therapy, finding strength in vulnerability, and the freedom of being able to accept and honour all parts of yourself. My counselling style draws from Mindfulness, Neuropsychotherapy, Trauma-informed Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centred Therapy and Creative Therapies. The therapeutic connection we form and the approach that I take will be unique to each individual, based on their specific needs.

My areas of interest include anxiety, relationships, family separation, parenting and attachment, childhood issues, working with teens, pregnancy, post-natal mental health, grief and loss, trauma, women’s issues, sexual abuse and assault, and complex mental health. I have published research in the area of stress, nightmares and personality, and have had media features on cyber-bullying, coping with grief and self-care.

I am trained in expressive therapies, so that if you do not feel comfortable talking, we can explore alternative ways of communicating and working through your concerns using mediums such as art, music, dream and symbol work, and movement. I am also experienced in Non-directive Child-Centred Play Therapy with children. All of these modalities are creative and gentle, yet powerful ways to explore different parts of yourself that enhance self-awareness, make the unconscious, conscious, and create powerful internal shifts.

Counselling is an opportunity to invest in yourself, and take care of your mental health and sense of overall well being. I welcome you into a safe and enriching therapy space, for you to help you unfold and nurture your unique strengths and resources, guiding you towards experiencing more freedom, kindness, fulfilment and peace within yourself. I look forward to working with you at Little Window.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Competency in evaluation and treatment planning for the Circle of Security model
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Reiki Practitioner
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Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Assoc. Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program trainer
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT) practitioner

Dianne Tucker

Principal Psychologist

As a therapist I am compassionate, non-judgemental and patient. I have a genuine interest in people and firmly believe that everyone has the potential and ability to tap into their own strengths to alter their lives. I am committed to assisting you to make the changes you desire. This change may be to be more settled and calm, to learn more about who you are, to become more compassionate and accepting of yourself, to talk about sadness and grief, or to make hard decisions for the right reasons. In my work with children I offer a creative, playful space for the child to enjoy the connection with another person who regards them with warmth, interest and happiness, and who can guide them to discover qualities within themselves.

I am also thoughtful, analytical and targeted in my counselling approach. I have the ability to encourage and support people to explore their inner and outer worlds, and to experiment with different information and ways of being in the world. I enjoy finding means to make counselling the “right fit” for everyone. Each person is a unique individual who comes with specific concerns and “one size doesn’t fit all” in the work we do together. My role in counselling is to support you on this journey: to coach, guide and stimulate self-understanding, and to offer knowledge and information that can be used as scaffolding towards building a more contented life.

My areas of particular interest include anxiety and depression, relationship issues, domestic and family violence, parenting and attachment, neuroscience, grief and loss and trauma. I offer a range of psychological therapies and skills including the cognitive therapies, mindfulness- integrated therapies, neuropsychotherapy, creative and art-based therapies, child-focused counselling approaches, play therapy, parenting support/training and solution-focused therapy.

I am a licensed practitioner in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program and 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching® (Parentshop®). I particularly enjoy offering this knowledge to assist parents to grow closer to their children and to build strong, healthy relationships.

Counselling with me offers a particular connection that comes from being with another person who truly listens without judgement, and with whom you can share, express and examine parts of yourself, of your life and your worries. Through this counselling process we work to enhance self-awareness, develop skills and create growth and change.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Assoc. Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program trainer
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT) practitioner
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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Human Canine Team (Level II)
  • Diploma of Management (Healthcare)

Keira Gill

Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Animal Assisted Therapist and Practice Manager

I am pleased to introduce myself as Little Window’s Mental Health Occupational Therapist (OT) and Practice Manager.

As a therapist, I am gentle, warm, and welcoming in my counselling approach, assisting you to settle in and feel safe and comfortable before and during our sessions. I am focussed and intentional in my approach, and seek to be empowering, energetic and fun with the people I work with. I will always go the extra mile to ensure I meet your needs, and will respectfully work alongside you to find an approach that is tailored to you as an individual.

I bring a depth to my knowledge in working with mental health considering not only the brain, but the entire physical body. As a Mental Health OT, I focus on how the body responds to thoughts, emotions, experiences, its environment, and relationships. I really enjoy incorporating sensory tools in my sessions, such as weighted blankets, stress balls, and textured items. These resources can be used to ‘speak’ directly to the body, and help the nervous system to feel safe and soothed, supporting people to feel more empowered in themselves, their interaction with others and their environment. This type of work can be particularly effective for children and adolescents, who can tend to use their whole bodies to express themselves at different stages of their development.

Mental Health OTs share many skills and approaches with Psychologists, utilising treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. In being able to draw from such a broad range of techniques that address the mind and body, this allows me to be creative in my approach and work holistically in considering you and your wellbeing.

One way that I work creatively is with my therapy dog, Zumi, who is a Japanese Spitz. I am passionate about Animal Assisted Therapy, as it is a wonderful way to work with mental health. Zumi can help individuals needing support with improving symptoms of anxiety and depression, managing symptoms of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Trauma symptoms, sensory disorders, phobias, social difficulties, while also assisting with building relationships. Zumi is a gentle, fun, and intuitive dog who is white, fluffy, and very approachable. If you would like him to be a part of our counselling sessions, be sure to let one of our team know.

Before my work at Little Window, I have worked in a number of areas, including government mental health, adolescent mental health, and private practice. Whilst I enjoy working with all ages, I am particularly drawn to working with children and adolescents and their families.  I also greatly enjoy supporting parents in maintaining a sense of self and healthy life balance, while managing and developing a secure attachment with their children.

I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and enjoyable life, and I look forward to working together with you to discover your way to achieving this.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Human Canine Team (Level II)
  • Diploma of Management (Healthcare)
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Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Training and Development

Anne Moorhouse

Psychologist

As a psychologist, I enjoy working collaboratively and compassionately with individuals, couples and families. My personality is warm, gentle, calming and playful, and I use this in sessions to build authentic and meaningful relationships with the people I work with. I have a down to earth approach to counselling and will assist you to enhance and feel more empowered in the important aspects of your life, such as relationships, work, parenting and wellness management.

If you are suffering from the ripple effects of traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, domestic violence, toxic parenting or injury, together we will focus on self-compassion, healing and thriving. If you are weighted down by symptoms of depression, anxiety or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, we will find ways to lift the blanket of fear and sadness. If your concerns arise from current worries; perhaps a workplace situation, career choices, ill health or relationship difficulties we will focus on exploring, unpacking and resolving these issues.

I will tailor my counselling approach to meet your unique needs. My therapeutic toolkit includes a broad range of evidenced-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based Therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and Mindfulness. Together we will find strategies that work effectively for you.

I bring many years of experience to the counselling room having worked in therapeutic settings including a childhood sexual assault service, a relationship service, and programs addressing barriers to meaningful employment.

Whether you are a child, teenager, adult, couple or family, I will commit to making counselling safe, soothing and useful. I look forward to working with you.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Training and Development
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Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Queensland
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Facilitator of the Circle of Security parenting program

Kate O'Connor

Psychologist

I am a warm, compassionate and caring therapist who believes a holistic approach to mental wellbeing is the key to change. My aim is to create a safe environment, where people are able to explore their concerns and experiences, while being supported to move forward. I am gentle, yet intentional and practical in my approach and have a deep respect for the courage it takes to engage in the counselling process.

I work from an attachment-based methodology, meaning I deeply and meaningfully connect with my clients. I celebrate and place great value on the unique qualities of the individual and will tailor the counselling approach to meet your needs. I will listen to your story with respect, openness and a willingness to be with you during each stage of your journey, at a pace that works for you. I am trained in therapies that adopt mindfulness, self-compassion, kindness and values as part of their processes and integrate solution focused and narrative approaches into my practice. I am trained in Circle of Security, an attachment based parenting program that focuses on the relationship between the child and their caregivers. I enjoy sharing this knowledge and will offer strategies, when the time is right, to help you and your family to connect to one another and work towards building a meaningful and lasting relationship.

My areas of interest include anxiety and depression, stress and coping, grief and loss, domestic and family violence, relationship concerns, parenting, addictions and substance misuse. I enjoy working with people at transitional stages in their lives, such as young people facing the challenges of high school, becoming a parent, changing family dynamics, those considering career changes, moving into retirement or experiencing life impacting health conditions. Having worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced trauma, I have a deep understanding of how our brain responds to these experiences. Neuropsychology tells us through creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment, that we are able to influence change at the neural level, whereby new patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving can emerge, at any stage of life.

The counselling space provides an opportunity to nurture your wellbeing, explore your potential, tap into your wisdom and regain a sense of self. It is my privilege to be alongside side you as you connect to your values and move towards a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Queensland
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Facilitator of the Circle of Security parenting program
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Qualifications:

  • Masters of Music Therapy (University of Queensland)
  • Registered Music Therapist (Australian Music Therapy Association)
  • Certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy)
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Bringing Up Great Kids Facilitator (Australian Childhood Foundation)
  • PhD Canditate (University of Melbourne)

Claire Stephensen

Music Therapist & Clinical Neuropsychotherapist

As a therapist, I am deeply committed to working alongside people to help discover and tap into their strengths and potential. I have a genuine, down to earth and respectful approach that honours the depth and complexity of people’s challenges, while supporting them to transition to a more calm, playful, energised or empowered place. Informed by neuropsychotherapy, neurologic music therapy, trauma model therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, attachment theory, solutions focused and narrative therapies; my intention is to connect with the individual needs that each person brings to the therapy space.

I have worked for over ten years in a variety of settings with adults, young people, children, infants and families – including mental health inpatient and outpatient units, a community based family music therapy service, women’s crisis service, paediatric medical hospital and private practice. My areas of interest include general mental health, complex trauma, medical trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, chronic and functional pain, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and attachment, adjustment to medical and neurological conditions, palliative care and child protection.

I have published literature in areas of physical rehabilitation and mental health recovery; presented extensively in fields of mental health, child trauma, medical trauma and neurological approaches to music therapy. I am also a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne where I am investigating the music therapy processes involved in supporting traumatic stress.

As a music therapist, I believe that all human beings are innately musical and creative, however some of us require support to find these parts of ourselves or use them to their full potential. During music therapy, we can use various elements of music throughout the therapeutic process from listening to music, creating playlists, writing songs or creating our own music. We might also use guided relaxation or other creative media such as pastels or collage depending on your goals and immediate needs. I use music, rhythm, creativity and conversation intentionally throughout the therapeutic process to support sensory, physical, emotional, relational, cognitive and behavioural aspects of challenges that are brought to the therapy space. Music skills are not required to engage in music therapy as the intention is to use music as a health resource to support health and wellness.

Some people find the concept of using music or creativity daunting and prefer to start with talking before gradually introducing music, while others prefer to use music from the beginning of our work together. Either way, it would be my privilege to work with you, your child or family towards a more empowered life.

Music therapy is not covered under medicare rebates or private health insurance, however can be funded through Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

You can read more about what happens in a music therapy session with me here, and learn about how this approach works here.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Music Therapy (University of Queensland)
  • Registered Music Therapist (Australian Music Therapy Association)
  • Certificate in Neurologic Music Therapy (Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy)
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner
  • Bringing Up Great Kids Facilitator (Australian Childhood Foundation)
  • PhD Canditate (University of Melbourne)
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Qualifications:

  • Trained Therapy Dog

Zumi

Therapy Dog

I am gentle, intuitive and calming in nature. I love meeting new people and like to lie at your feet or next to you on the therapy couch. I am especially skilled at comforting people if they are feeling stressed or anxious. Children, teens and adults find interacting with me a soothing experience.

I work in a team with Keira, Little Window's Mental Health Occupational Therapist and Practice Manager. Together we work with people of all ages to help with anxiety, social skills, depression, stress, Autism, sensory difficulties, ADHD, and confidence and self-esteem building.

 

Qualifications:

  • Trained Therapy Dog
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Qualifications:

  • Currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Griffith University)

Amy Collins

Administration and Management Support

Hello, I’m Amy.

As a dedicated psychology student, it is extremely important to me that you will be looked after and supported from your first moment of contact. One of my biggest passions is to help others, and that’s why I take great care to assist you in seeking counselling support with Little Window. I am very warm, friendly and compassionate. I will always strive to ensure your needs are met and that you are fully supported every step of the way.

I am so thankful to be a part of an amazing team of psychologists, in such a warm, welcoming environment. Little Window is a very holistic clinic, which completely resembles how I live my personal life outside of work. As a psychologist in the making, it is a privilege to be working in a beautiful space that provides me with training, support and encouragement each and every day.

My hobbies outside of Little Window include studying, volunteer work, and health and fitness. I have two beautiful Maltese cross Lhasa Apso dogs and an incredible support network. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and eating delicious food.

Qualifications:

  • Currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Griffith University)
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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Queensland

Amanda Liew

Administration and Management Support

Hello there, I am Amanda.

I am a recent psychology graduate with a passion for assisting people to reach their goals. I strive to be a calming and reassuring presence within the therapeutic space. It is my priority to help you feel comfortable, welcomed and truly connected within our practice, as I understand that it can be a daunting process for many people. I wholeheartedly believe that your experiences and emotions are incredibly valid and deserving of time, compassion and nurturing. It is a privilege to be a part of your journey to wellness and I hold your personal details with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

I was drawn to Little Window by the team’s warmth, love and light. You can really feel this in our beautiful therapy rooms too! The people who I work alongside at Little Window amaze me every day with their insight, dedication and high level of care they demonstrate to their clients. It is an inspiring and humbling experience for me as an aspiring psychologist, and I'm incredibly thankful to be a part of this amazing team.

I love to do the little things in life that make me happy; reconnecting with friends and catching up over dinner or coffee. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, going for walks in nature, attempting new recipes and swimming. I also love cats. I currently have one cat, and one of my many goals in life is to be surrounded by at least 10!

Thanks for taking the time to read about me. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into Little Window.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Queensland
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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (RMIT)
  • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (RMIT)

Meredith Pruyn

Administration and Management Support

Welcome to Little Window!

My role in administration gives me the privilege to welcome you, and do my best to support you through the process of seeing a therapist. I will ensure you are well informed about the wonderful therapy team and types of counselling services we offer.

With my background in Psychiatric Nursing, I am a big supporter of taking care of your mental health. If I am one of the people who looks after you during your therapy experience, you will find me to be very empathic, warm, caring and friendly.

As an individual as well as a parent, I have taken the steps towards positive mental health by seeking professional support, so I understand what it’s like to be on the other side. This personal experience helps me understand the importance of making you feel welcomed from the beginning. When you step into Little Window, you step into a calming, nurturing and relaxing environment.

In my spare time I love to read, catch up with family and friends, and I love to ride and spend time with horses. A cup of tea and a biscuit (preferably chocolate) is the perfect end to the day for me.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (RMIT)
  • Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (RMIT)

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We would love to hear from you and would be honoured to support you in your journey to wellness.

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