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 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

I am compassionate, calming, and intentional in my counselling approach. As a holistic Psychologist I strive to support you to feel connected, respected and empowered in the therapy process and I encourage you to consider all aspects of your wellness. I enjoy creating genuine and trusting relationships with the people I work with and have a deep respect for the commitment and courage it takes to attend each and every therapy appointment.

A session with me involves me being truly present with you and taking a relaxed but considered approach in exploring and supporting you with your concerns. Having worked with a wide range of issues, including trauma, I am able to take a gentle and paced approach with both children and adults so that the process feels safe and unhurried, however I can also be structured and targeted with interventions when required.

A big interest of mine is guiding people to find strength in vulnerability, and being able to accept and honour all parts of themselves. My therapy 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.

For over ten years I have worked in a variety of settings with adults, adolescents, children and families. My areas of interest include anxiety, relationships, family separation, parenting and attachment, childhood issues, working with teens, post-natal mental health, grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse 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 non-verbal ways of communicating and working through your concerns using mediums such as art, music, dream and symbol work, and movement. These can be fun and gentle ways to explore different parts of yourself that enhance self-awareness and create powerful internal shifts.

Counselling is an opportunity to take care of your mental health and sense of overall well being. I aim to create a safe and enriching 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.

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 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

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)
  • 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:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, University of Queensland
  • Accredited Tuning In To TeensTM Parenting Program Facilitator

Meghan Gray

Psychologist

I possess an empathic, intentional and warm therapeutic style, wherein I place value on creating strong connection, trust and rapport with you to enable you to share about yourself comfortably. In sessions I also provide structure, and am analytical and practical in my approach, as I hope to support you to new areas of growth and self-awareness.

As your psychologist, I incorporate a wide range of techniques and different ways of working with you to fit your unique concerns. These may include supportive counselling, trauma resolution and skill development in emotional regulation/management, interpersonal effectiveness and communication/social interactions. I also include non-verbal and expressive therapy methods if talk-based therapy is confronting, such as art and mindfulness.

My therapeutic approach draws across a range of evidence-based therapies, primarily that of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model and mindfulness which focuses on enabling you to commit to action to improve and enrich your life. Within this approach, I aim to teach you psychological strategies to: effectively manage painful and uncomfortable emotions; disengage from unhelpful thoughts about self and others; and reaffirm your purpose/direction and create motivation through your values.

I enjoy working with adults and adolescents primarily in stress and burnout, mood and anxiety disorders, eating issues, acute/complex trauma, grief and loss and emotionally intelligent parenting.

I am also particularly interested in supporting couples in regards to relationship concerns, ongoing conflict, recent transitions or loss of fulfilment. I hope to support you to move to a new place of relating, through learning new communication patterns and connection building strategies.

I am truly passionate about my role as your therapist in empowering you to make changes to live a fulfilling life, and am privileged to be part of that experience. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you at Little Window.

Qualifications:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours, University of Queensland
  • Accredited Tuning In To TeensTM Parenting Program Facilitator
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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:

  • 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 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, as well as with individuals needing support with improving symptoms of anxiety and depression, managing symptoms of ADD/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 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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Hayley Oliver

Administration and Management Support

Hello, and welcome to Little Window. You will find yourself in contact with me, Amy, or one of the therapists when you first get in touch with us.

I will take care of you from the moment you connect with our service, ensuring that your experience inside our space is calm, effortless, and supportive. I place a lot of value and emphasis on confidentiality and discretion, and will ensure that your information is protected and private. I understand that making contact for the first time to seek counselling support can be really hard (I’ve been there)… My aim is to help guide you and make the process feel less daunting and overwhelming, especially at your first visit.

I was instantly drawn to Little Window after visiting this very website. You see, I’m really passionate about health as a whole and I loved the energy and feeling Christina and Thania projected into their service and my meetings with them. My keen interests have always been health and nutrition, and I wanted to add holistic psychology to the mix – but not just anywhere. I wanted to understand it better for you, me, my family and the community. I feel so grateful to have landed a position with a brand that aligns with what I stand for.

I genuinely enjoy supporting people in this wonderful space at Little Window; admittedly it has been made a lot easier with the décor, energy, essential oils and a lovely team by my side.

Outside of Little Window, you’ll find me focusing on my family and friends, I have two children whom I adore and learn from every day. We love the simple things: camping, beach and nature trips and our puppy, a toy cavoodle, Lottie. Second to that I love to spend time in the kitchen cooking and experimenting with healthy foods; it’s one of my favourite therapies.

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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.

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