Lisa Lindley - Principal Psychologist
Lisa is a qualified Psychologist and Teacher, wife and mother of three young adults.
She has been working as a Psychologist since 1989 in the areas of child protection, disability services, foster care, child and family health and school counselling.
In January 2007 she opened her private practice on the Sunshine Coast offering individual and group counselling to women, children and families.
Lisa Lindley leads the delivery of our psychological services; Sunshine Coast Psychology Clinic and the Sunshine Coast PND Centre.
Lisa has a passion for working with women with Postnatal Depression. Since 2007 100s of women have successfully completed her Postnatal Depression course and attended regular meetings and events under Lisa's guidance.
These groups have become an important lifeline for Sunshine Coast women with babies, helping them to overcome depression and anxiety, and to realise their full potential as women and mothers.
Lisa also holds special events for these women, which they participate in, including abseiling, pampering, guest speaking, morning teas and various other outings.
Lisa also has an exceptional talent for connecting women and has encouraged these women to remain in contact and to support each other.
Parenting and Child Behaviour
One of Lisa's special interests is training and coaching in the area of parenting and child behaviour. She works with parents to provide simple, practical suggestions to assist families to manage the challenges of parenting.
Her deep understanding of the difficulty and complexities involved in parenting leads Lisa to admit to struggling at various times with her own teenagers!
Lisa also has extensive experience working with adults and children with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or anger issues. She uses a variety of psychological strategies when working with individuals, but favours the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT. Studies have clearly shown that CBT is an extremely effective tool to help people to overcome their problems, and mainly helps people to change their unhelpful thinking patterns, feelings and behaviours.
Lisa has worked with Mercy Ministries for Girls, and more recently the Frontline Trauma Rehabilitation Program.
In May 2009, she travelled to Uganda to work with children effected by trauma as a result of horrific atrocities committed by the rebel army. Whilst in Uganda, Lisa provided staff training in the areas of parenting and managing difficult behaviour (Sunshine Coast Daily: Help for Child Soldiers).
In 2010 Lisa and her daughter Abbey also travelled to the Thai/Burma border where they assisted Effective Aid International in their work with Burmese refugees (Sunshine Coast Daily: Abbey to Help Bring Smiles).