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Dr Jayne Orr

BCom, GradDip Psychology, BBehavSc (Hons Psych), DPsych (Clin), MAPS

Jayne is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, as well as with families and couples.

Jayne has clinical expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological, emotional and interpersonal concerns such as depression and mood problems, anxiety and stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment to life transitions and/or medical conditions, chronic pain, relationship difficulties or interpersonal problems, perinatal mental health (antenatal and postnatal depression, parenthood adjustment, and attachment and bonding difficulties), lowered resilience, and self-esteem problems.

Her empathic, strengths-based therapeutic approach is founded on psychodynamic, family systems, developmental and attachment theories and she makes use of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural, Bowenian, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused and Narrative techniques in her work.

Alongside her clinical practice, Jayne is a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, a regular presenter and panel member at national and international psychotherapy conferences, and a reviewer for international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Nicole is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with a passion for working in partnership with people to help them to achieve their fullest potential in life and health. Nicole brings a broad knowledge base to her role as a diabetes educator with over 20 years of nursing experience working in specialty areas including Neurology, Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical Care, School Nursing, General Practice Nursing and Chronic Disease Care.

She practices privately as a diabetes educator consulting with individuals, families and small groups in General Practice’s in Brisbane’s West and also works with Diabetes Queensland where she is involved in both health professional education and individual and group client education all over Queensland.

Nicole is interested in all types of diabetes and understands the challenging and complex nature of diabetes and its impact on every aspect of a person’s life. She believes that people should not have to deal with diabetes alone and that working together to identify specific barriers and providing the right support and information is the key to lifelong success and achievement of individual goals.

Nicole is a member of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association (ADEA) and is currently involved in the Diabetes Pathway’s Project as a member of the Expert Reference Group. She is a member of the Australia Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), representing them on the Exercise is Medicine Advisory Council, and as a Nurse Network coordinator for Brisbane North.