Dr Bree Hayes

PhD (Clinical Psychology), GDipPsychSc, BA (Psych/Hons), BBus

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar, MAPS

Bree has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and brings a wealth of experience in community and hospital settings to her work in private practice. She enjoys working with adults of all ages and young people (from 11 years). Grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and positive psychology, Bree utilises a strengths-based approach that respects each client’s uniqueness, resources, and capabilities. She draws upon a range of other evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy to facilitate meaningful change in a safe and supportive environment.

Bree works collaboratively with clients as they engage in individualised therapy for a wide range of psychological concerns, including (but not limited to): adjustment to transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, school or work stress, trauma, psychological distress related to physical ill-health and menopause. Bree specialises in psychogastroenterology (the application of psychological science and practice to gastrointestinal health and illness) and her passion is supporting individuals living with gastrointestinal conditions to navigate their brain-gut connection. Her PhD research evaluated the biological, psychological, and social impacts of living with inflammatory bowel disease, and she has published several international journal articles on the topic.

Bree is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a registered provider with Medicare and Private Health Insurers. She currently works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from our 28 Villamanta Street building and is also available via telehealth.