Hailey holds General Registration and is an Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Hailey has a particular talent for working with children and young people. Hailey has a natural intuitive ability to build a strong connection with children and young people, even the ones that are initially reluctant to attend.
Hailey completed her studies at Griffith and Bond Universities, after which time she worked as a Child Safety Officer for more than 6 years before moving to country Victoria to work in the field of paediatric psychology for 4 years. Hailey relocated back to South East Qld in 2017 to continue to work in the field she is passionate about.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, and anything equestrian, including show jumping and casual riding.
Although Hailey herself is not taking new clients at this stage, we have other wonderful clinicians who can assist (see below).
Craig has a compassionate and down to earth approach and has over 25 years community experience working alongside youth homelessness, disability, cultural diversity, long-term unemployed and end of life. Craig values life-long learning and completed his Bachelor of Psychology Honours I at the University of Queensland St Lucia in 2019. He is passionate about helping others develop their inner strengths and promoting positive change. Craig likes nothing more than being outdoors in nature and is excited to incorporate his passion into therapy.
Bianca is a registered Clinical Counsellor, with over 16 years of experience in the field. She has
a particular interest in working with young children using Child Centered Play Therapy; a gentle, non-directive and developmentally appropriate approach that creates a safe and nurturing environment for children to share their innermost thoughts and feelings through their play.
Other expressive therapies Bianca practices are art, music and drama therapy which can be very beneficial in encouraging young people, and adults, to explore their experiences in non-threatening ways.
Understanding that parenting can be a challenging job at times, Bianca enjoys working with and supporting parents to feel empowered in their parenting values as well as helping them to develop behaviour modification strategies tailored to their own children and families.
With extensive specialist experience in working with victims of sexual assault and other forms of abuse as well as complex trauma, Bianca has gained a high level of expertise in personal safety and crisis intervention counselling as well as in complex mental health and parenting support.
Bianca is passionate about working with her clients’ existing strengths and creating a safe and welcoming space where all clients feel at ease and welcome to explore and express themselves in the most meaningful way to achieve their goals. Her open and gentle manner encourages a comfortable rapport with her clients of all ages.
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Master of Counselling
Graduate Certificate in Play and Art Therapy
TraumaPlay Foundational Training
Australian Counselling Association Level 4 Member
College of Clinical Counsellors
Shannon is a compassionate and warm practitioner who endeavours to create a relaxed therapeutic space for her clients. She has experience working with children, adolescents and their families, and is passionate about supporting them to achieve their goals. Shannon enjoys using a strength-based, creative and flexible approach to therapy and endeavours to adapt her therapeutic approach to best suit the individual. Shannon also has experience conducting psychological assessments and report writing, including cognitive, educational and developmental assessments.
You will find our admin support, Caroline to be very friendly and professional. Caroline has extensive experience in reception/administrative roles. Caroline has two children of her own, and so as a mum herself, she understands how tough some days can be. Caroline is happy to answer any questions you have and is here to help. Like the rest of the Discovery Skills team, Caroline is also an animal lover and knows what a difference that a furry friend can make.
We do need to let you know that Caroline is not located onsite here in Eagleby, however she will return your calls or emails within 24 hours.