Ms Bridie James

Clinical Psychologist

Existing clients only. New clients are welcome to see our other practitioners.

Briefly about my clinical psychology practice

Since I finished my training in 2013, I’ve worked with people from all backgrounds, who have experienced all kinds of struggles. I know that the prospect of talking to a stranger about personal things can be very confronting – which is why in every session, I’ll strive to make sure you feel comfortable and in control of the therapy journey.


I primarily use Solution Focused Therapy, which works from the assumption that having a clear sense of where you want to get to – how you want your life to be different – is crucial for therapy to be successful. So rather than exploring the problem in detail, the focus of the therapy is on your desired future, and how to get there.

Fee

  • $180 per 50-minute telehealth video session (I do not offer in-person sessions).

  • Supervision telehealth video session (for practitioners seeking supervision in Solution Focused Therapy) is $150 per 50 minutes, please contact us.

  • I do not conduct sessions funded by workers compensation or transport accident insurance.

Areas in which I help best

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety and worry

  • Depression

  • Gambling

  • Grief and loss

  • Health-related problems

  • Life events and adjustment issues

  • Life/personal coaching

  • Living with chronic pain 

  • Post-natal mental health

  • Relationship issues (individual therapy)

  • Self confidence

  • Stress management

  • Substance use issues (e.g., alcohol, illicit substances, prescription medications)

  • Smoking cessation

  • Workplace issues & burnout

Therapeutic approach

  • Solution Focused Therapy

My goal, style and approach in session

I use a strengths-based approach, which means that I see the whole person, not just a diagnosis or a collection of problems. I recognise that everyone has capabilities and strengths, even when the person themselves struggles to see those things. I believe that everyone has the right to choose their own path through life, and that hopefulness and believing in your own capability are key to good wellbeing, and to successful therapy. This is the perspective that I’ll bring to our work together.

Higher education

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland, Qld, 2013.

  • Master of Science (Psychology), McMaster University, Canada, 2011.

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours 1), University of Queensland, Qld, 2009.

Additional training

  • Solution Focused Leadership, Michael Durrant, Compass Seminars, 2021.

  • Advanced Solution Focused Practice, Michael Durrant, Compass Seminars, 2019.

Client focus

  • Age:

    • Adults

  • Modality:

    • Individuals​

  • All genders, ethnicities, religions, relationship types and sexualities are welcome.

Other spoken languages

  • None

Special interests, endeavours, publications and about me

  • I provide telehealth therapy from my home office in Brisbane. When I’m not working, I enjoy pottering around my native Australian garden, spoiling my two elderly dogs Frankie and Honey, and relaxing with a novel or watching some good TV.

  • Mansfield, Y., Hamilton, S., Argus, J., Wyder, M., Macready, R., James, B., Stewart, C., & Meehan, T. (in press). A Shelter in the Storm: Acceptability and Feasibility of a Brief Clinical Intervention for Suicidal Crisis. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

  • James, B., & Daly, M. (2012). Cohabitation is no longer associated with elevated spousal homicide rates in the United States. Homicide Studies, 16(4), 393-403.

  • Arnold, D.H., James, B., & Roseboom, W. (2009). Binocular rivalry: Spreading dominance through complex images. Journal of Vision, 9(13), 1-9.

Professional membership and ABN

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

  • Member Australasian Solution Focused Association.

  • Endorsed in Clinical Psychology by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • Board-approved supervisor.

  • Registrar program principal supervisor for practice of clinical psychology.

  • ABN: 20 679 869 220.

Relevant experience

  • Allied Health Team Leader, Health Contact Centre, Department of Health, Qld, Sep 2020—present.

    • Supervision and operational support for a team of Allied Health Telephone Counsellors.

  • Senior Psychologist, West Moreton Health, Qld, Aug 2017—Sep 2020.​

    • Provided mental health assessments and therapy for people in crisis.

    • Clinical supervision of junior psychologists (5+1 and registrar program).

    • Delivered Together in Mind group program (perinatal & infant mental health).

  • Psychologist, Child & Youth Mental Health Service, West Moreton Health, Qld, Nov 2013—Jul 2017.

    • Provided assessment, therapy, and case management for children and young people with severe and complex mental health issues.

    • Led a project implementing telehealth services for rural clients. This included developing policies to govern clinical telehealth services and training staff in telehealth equipment and clinical processes.

  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University, Canada, Jan 2010—Aug 2010.

    • Supervised experiments, managed participant recruitment and debriefing.​

    • Data entry and analysis.

Browse session times and book instantly

Click on the following button to browse available session times. You can book any available session time and receive instant confirmation of your booking.

You are welcome to contact me

You are welcome to briefly discuss your clinical matter with me and establish what you may be seeking from me. This will also help us get an idea of how suitable my therapeutic approach and style is for you.

For any administrative queries, please Contact us. For clinical matters only, you may contact me by submitting the form below which the office manager will forward to me.

 

Please understand that we are not a crisis service. If you need help in a crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or in an emergency call 000.

Thanks for initiating contact with me. We have sent you an acknowledgement email.