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SIMPLE  SUPPORTIVE  EFFECTIVE

Sunrise Psychology

Our Team

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Sunrise Psychology was established in 2016 as a registered NDIS Provider.

Our vision is to empower people to live richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.

We aim to achieve this by providing simple, supportive and effectives services. 

Our approach is:

  • Evidence-based - this means it has been researched so we know it works

  • Person-centred - you are the focus of our work

  • Strength-based - we focus on your strengths, abilities and skills

  • Flexible - we work together on what is important to you

  • Individualised - your intervention is individually tailored to meet your needs

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 Our service is 100% mobile. We visit you in the comfort of your home, via Telehealth or another safe, community location.

Meet the team

You will have the opportunity to meet your practitioner before you begin working with them.

Melodie Lowe

Psychologist

B. Beh. Sc, B. Psych (Hons)

Provides: Behaviour Support, Therapy, Training and Supervision

Travels to: Ipswich, Southern Brisbane suburbs, Logan, Redlands

 

Melodie is a registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with people with disabilities. 

 

She aims to work with you to improve your quality of life.  Melodie can provide help with day-to-day concerns as well as complex behavioural issues, stress, and anxiet. There are no issue too big or too small.  Melodie’s strengths are her ability to:

  • help you feel at ease

  • understand challenges from your perspective

  • explain things so that they make sense

 

Her approach is tailored to your individual needs. The range of evidence-based therapies she uses includes: Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Strength-Based Approach, and Positive Behaviour Support.

 

Melodie has helped people with challenging behaviour, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, complex communication needs and multiple mental health diagnoses.  She started writing behaviour support plans in 2001 and became a registered NDIS 'Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner' in 2016.

Melodie is also an approved supervisor by the Psychology Board of Australia. She has been assessed as a Specialist level Behaviour Supports Practitioner. Melodie has supervised provisional psychologists and provides professional support to her peers and other providers.

 

We understand how hard it is to find services. We strive to bring you experienced behaviour support practitioners and therapists.  We are also committed to helping bring new practitioners to the disability sector.  All our personnel undergo worker screening, orientation and have access to regular professional supervision.

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Farah Yusuf

Psychologist

B. Beh. Sc, B. Psych (Hons)

Provides: Therapy 

Travels to: Southern Brisbane suburbs and Logan

 

Farah has been a registered Psychologist since 2007.

She offers a thoughtful and person-centred approach. Farah believes it is important for her clients to feel heard and understood. She builds a connection based on emotional safety, trust and hope.  

Farah has worked with children and young people with histories of trauma, who also display complex and severe behavioural challenges. Farah's special interests include working with children in out-of-home care.  

 

Farah has worked in private practice as well as Government department including Queensland Health, Queensland Corrective Services and Disability Services. She has experience with:

  • people with disabilities

  • people experiencing mental health challenges

  • adults who have been in prison

  • children and young people in out-of-home care

  • foster carers and residential care teams

 Farah uses various evidence-based approaches, depending on her clients goals and needs.  These include: Positive Behaviour Support, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing,, Positive Psychology, Solutions-Focussed Therapy, and Mindfulness interventions.

Farah strengths include her:

  • thoughtful and compassionate approach

  • ability to support her clients to make sense of their lives

  • ability to work collaboratively with care teams 

  • ability to get along well with people from different cultural backgrounds and life experiences

  • curiosity and commitment to lifelong learning

Dane Condon

Behaviour Support Practitioner

B. Sc, (Psych), M.A.B.A.

Provides: Behaviour Support

Travels to: Southern Gold Coast region

 

Dane always had an interest in behaviour.  After working as an electrician, draftsperson and project manager in the construction industry, he changed careers to follow his interests. Dane worked in the disability sector as a support worker, practice development specialist and behaviour technician before becoming a behaviour support practitioner. 

 

Dane completed a Bachelors of Psychology in 2019 and Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis with distinction in 2022. He has also has trained in TCI: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and RBT: Registered Behaviour Technician.

Dane works with children and adults who engaged in challenging behaviours. He seeks to understand the function of each person's behaviour using a Positive Behaviour Support approach. He aims to:

  • develop individualised strategies to meet each client's needs

  • make sure the client's human rights are upheld

  • support his clients to improve their quality of life

  • build on each person's skills

  • improve his client's choice and control, freedom and dignity

Dane's strengths are his:​​

  • down-to-earth style that puts clients and stakeholders at ease

  • ability to use evidence-based behavioural analysis techniques

  • caring approach to people who engage in challenging behaviours

  • collaborative approach to behaviour support

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Bec Draper

Behaviour Support Practitioner

DipParamedicSci, DipMentHlh, P.PsychSc (Swinburne)

Provides:  Behaviour Support 

Travels to: Gatton, Greater Ipswich region, Western Suburbs, Brisbane

 

Bec is a neuro-affirming behaviour support practitioner.  She he has autism and ADHD and comes with a lifetime of personal experience in learning new ways to see, accept and connect with others.

Bec is also a long-term caregiver to neurodivergent children and young people. Her professional experience includes mentoring, support coordination, crisis and critical incident care and mental health recovery.

 

Bec enjoys working with families, children and teens, especially those with autism or ADHD. Her approach to behaviour support is neuro-affitming, evidence-based and trauma informed.

 

Bec adapts her support to suit the needs of her clients. She has training in:

  • Neurodivergent Affirming, Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner Theory

  • Internal Family systems

  • Life Coaching

  • Teaching students who has suffered complex trauma

Bec is a strong advocate for understanding neurodivergent perspectives and working collaboratively with her clients. She supports each person on their own pathway to authenticity, acceptance and connection.

Bec's unique strengths are her:

  • lived experience as an autistic woman with ADHD

  • awareness and personal exprience of struggle and limitation

  • compassion and belief in each person's potential

  •  commitment to authentic acceptance, growth and change.

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