Psychological Services for individuals and groups

Services Available


Counselling for all ages

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Psychological Assessments

Trauma-focused counselling & therapy

Adjustment to injury counselling

Work/ life balance issues

Mental Health Training

Group Programs

Parent Training in supporting Neurodevelopmental differences such as Autism and ADHD

Tuning into Teens – parenting program

Standard mental health first aid training

Young adults social interactions program

Welcome to Embracing Self Psychological Services

We are a small private practice offering a range of Psychological Services for individuals and groups.

About Carol


Carol is a mature Psychologist who embraces the differences between people. She uses a person centred, neuroaffirming approach and enjoys working with neurodevelopmental areas such as Autism and ADHD.  Carol is experienced in work-life balance issues and trauma related conditions such as acute stress and PTSD. 

Carol has a special interest in environmental psychology and how our environment can assist in regulating our moods and improve our overall wellbeing.  Carol has worked in both private and public organisations over her career including forensic, government, and private sectors. 


Introducing Karla


Karla is a Psychologist at Embracing Self Psychological Services. She is passionate about helping people connect to their authentic self: to heal, grow, and flourish.

Karla uses a client centred approach, seeking to adapt each treatment to the individual’s strengths and differences. She draws across different modes of practice (incl. ACT, DBT, and CBT) to assist clients in their goals and desired therapeutic outcomes. 

Karla has experience supporting clients with many different presentations, including anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. She enjoys working across the lifespan, and especially supporting children and young adults. She is particularly interested in understanding neurodivergent presentations (incl. Autism, ADHD, and Tourette’s) and neuroaffirming practices to best support these clients.    

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about attending my first session?

After receiving a referral, we will contact you by phone to arrange a suitable time and day for your first appointment.

A follow up email (usually 24 hours before) will be sent to confirm your appointment.

How can I be referred?

We offer a number of referral pathways:

  • Self Referred
  • Referral through a Better Access to Mental health care plan from your GP
  • Workplace referrals (EAP)
  • Open Arms for eligibility please contact Open arms
  • Work Cover QLD
  • Worksafe VIC
Can I use my NDIS funding for your services?

Yes, we are able to accept clients who are self-managed or plan-managed.  We will need to view your plan to ensure you are able to utilise our services through your NIDS plan.