Zach Raftery

General Psychologist

As humans, none of us are perfect. We all have strengths and challenges. When considering making an appointment with a psychologist, it’s common to have feelings of apprehension and uncertainty. Lots of questions might run through your mind. Am I crazy? Am I broken? Do I need this? Seeking psychology is never, ever a declaration of failure. It is a recognition of an inner desire to hope for something more – because we all have the capacity to improve.

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Zach is a Clinical & Counselling Psychology Registrar and works Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and is currently not taking new clients. Zach’s mission is to provide a warm, safe, and empathic space for his clients to consider and explore positive and values-driven change.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Loss, grief, and bereavement
Coping with changes in mood and adjustment to difficult life circumstances
Burnout and stress
Self-esteem, resilience, and self-image
Interpersonal and social difficulties

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Masters of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at the University of Queensland

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Zach works from a person-centred framework, guided by the principles of acceptance, safety, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. He draws primarily from the Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) therapeutic modalities in his work with clients. Zach works with clients across the lifespan, including primary-school aged children, high-school aged children, students, parents, young adults and older adults. He has worked clinically in a variety of occupational settings, including schools, disability and employment services, corrective services, a childhood trauma service, and in private practice. Zach has also been a member of the teaching staff at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre, where he taught wellness, resilience, self-care and coping skills to young musical theatre performers. When he is not working at our clinic, Zach teaches counselling skills to masters students in postgraduate Counselling and Psychology programmes at UQ. He enjoys sushi, rainforests, video games, sleep, dumplings, and dogs.

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Meet the rest of the team

Provisional Psychologist

Edwina works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays once a month and is not currently taking any new clients.
Edwina is a provisional psychologist who is currently completing the 4+2 pathway to registration. Edwina draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TfCBT). Edwina is also a part of our Assessment Services and administers various assessments.

General Psychologist

Heather works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and is currently taking new clients.
Heather considers clients the experts in their own lives and is invested in walking alongside them while they cultivate their unique strengths and forge paths forward.

Clinical Services Manager

Pauline currently works as a part of the management team at Lilley Place and is not taking clients. Pauline works with our team of exceptional psychologists to ensure that we deliver client care that reflects our core values.

General Psychologist

Brooke is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and is currently not taking any new clients. She enjoys working with clients across the lifespan to achieve their goals and focuses on providing a warm, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic space.

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OUR LOCATION

“Everyone deserves to feel better”

PROUDLY TRUSTED SINCE 2003

(07) 3378 9130
lilleyplace@lilleyplace.com.au
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Suite 9, Level 4, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

OFFICE HOURS​

Monday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am – 7.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 7.30pm
Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed