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Zach Raftery

Consultant 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’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

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.

Clinical Psychologist

Samantha is a warm and experienced clinician and is committed to working collaboratively with individuals and couples to help them to cope the best they can.

Clinical Psychologist

Sandy is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of her clients, providing evidence-based compassionate care to reduce distress and promote wellbeing, growth and resilience.

Clinical Psychologist

Laura adopts a holistic perspective with each client. She understands the importance and value of developing a strong therapeutic foundation that can help build resilience, bring about understanding and acceptance, and creates a safe space for clients to explore their psychological concerns.

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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

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