About Be Seen Psychology
^ Mostly accurate portrayal of what you should expect to see of me on our video call. Level of hair frizz and style of glasses subject to change. I invite you to also join us how you are comfortable, whether that’s PJs or formalwear.
Board Approved Supervisor
BPsySci(Hons) MProfPsy MAAPi
Hello, I’m Haylea. I am a late diagnosed ADHDer who understands the journey of “why didn’t I know this sooner” to then the “why didn’t everyone else know this sooner”. I just wanted to give a bit of background of who I am and therefore how Be Seen Psychology came to be.
I sort of fell into psychology straight out of high school due to wanting something with lots of options. I hadn’t actually expected to love it so much and continue through to honours and masters (no one tells you that when they offer you a 3 year degree). I remember sitting in a masters class on assessment and thinking “ohhh, this is what I want to do!” I think hearing that a lot of psychologists don’t like to assess and that it can be quite different work each day got me hooked (umm hello novelty and challenge seeking brain!). I completed my masters internships in uni clinics, and my externship as a provisional psychologist in a correctional centre. Then once I was fully registered, which took more time than it should have because there were no actual deadlines given for case studies (we’re seeing a pattern right?), I moved to child intervention work. That was a lot of fun, and I also gained some good experience in child assessment.
I then had my little one in 2020 and knew I would prefer to return to assessment rather than therapy while juggling a baby at home. So I then started with Left of Centre Therapies in 2021. There I was privileged to work with a wonderful neuroaffirming team and with amazing clients to further hone my passion for adult assessments and helped to design the mini ND assessments offered there. I was also given the needed push to become a board approved supervisor and was a part of the management team for a year.
I then decided to step out onto my own, and had the amazing support of everyone at Left of Centre to open my own business.
The name Be Seen Psychology was born out of the moment that I always endeavour to bring to clients, the moment of being seen. We strive to truly understand each client’s experience so that clients leave understanding more about themselves.
If you’ve made it through this far, you’re probably likely to enjoy my info-dumping in session and we'll probably be a good fit. I really look forward to ‘seeing you'!
Meet the Team
Please meet the amazing Be Seen team below! I've had the pleasure of seeing each of the team with clients and can attest to how well they all work and strive to understand and support each of their clients. I do not envy clients who have to try and pick which clinician to see, but know that you will be well supported with any of us!
Hello hello! I am a late identified neurodivergent human, who has had an interest in 'making sense' of other's behaviour for as long as I can remember. This led me down the rabbit hole that was studying psychology - I completed a Bachelor in Psychology (Honours), while getting experience in youth work, adult mental health recovery work, and NDIS support coordination. I completed my psychology intership at two neuro-affirming clinics, gaining experience in both therapy and assessment across the lifespan.
I enjoy working with clients during/post identification to navigate the sometimes confusing identity shift/re-narration that happens for many. I also have an intense interest in working with anxiety and eating disorders (plus the intersection of these with neurodivergence of course).
I would describe my approach as eclectic with a focus on collaborative exploration. I want you to 'Be Seen' however that looks for you. I love working via telehealth because it allows for pet cameos (welcome and encouraged), and it can feel a little less intimidating when you're in your own safe and sensory friendly space.
I integrate elements of the following modalities, depending on our goals:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Please reach out with any questions!
Hello, my name is Lulu and I am a psychologist who grew up always feeling a little bit different than everyone else. Turns out so did quite a few other people! And that apparently making an elaborate poster presentation of your favourite type of cat each week wasn't your usual 8 year old behaviour.
I love doing assessments and helping others understand themselves a little bit better. My goal is to provide assessments that are neuroaffirming and collaborative while still meeting requirements of diagnostic criteria. I hope to create a safe and welcoming space where people can unmask and not feel judged. If this means you're in your pjs with a cup of tea, or fidgets and coffee, then go for it!
A couple things to note - I completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland and I am currently completing my clinical endorsement. My legal first name is Rebekah which I still use to sign off on reports and all those important things. I can't promise my hair colour will stay the same as my picture because I often change it when I am feeling bored and my therapy dog Rosa might be hanging around in the background (and yes she's the goodest dog).
I am at Be Seen on Mondays via telehealth (assessments only).
Hello, my name is Maddy. I'm a psychologist who took a long winding path to get to where I am today. I struggled through school and was encouraged to do a trade rather than go to university. Instead, I decided to do a photography degree when I finished Year 12. Ten years and a lot of hard work later, I ended up as registered psychologist.
I am now clinically endorsed and work primarily in the public sector. I've worked across hospitals and other health settings, supporting people with chronic illnesses, brain injuries, and severe mental illness.
Since finishing uni, I developed an interest in Autism, particularly late-diagnosed women who have spent many years trying to work out why they struggled so much compared to the people around them. It is very fulfilling work being able to unpack the pieces for people and help them understand what's been going on.
I live in Brisbane with my wife and seven-year-old tabby cat, Jackson. I can no longer take a decent photograph to save myself :P
Hello! While I'm not one of the psychologists, I help the Be Seen Team from behind the scenes, and if you call or email our admin, I'm likely to be the one you're hearing from first.
I've been a proud supporter of Be Seen since before its beginning as Haylea's partner, and though my background is in education as a primary teacher, I'm loving my new all-rounder role. As the jack of all trades, I get to dabble in maintaining the website, create unnecessarily complicated spreadsheets to keep track of things, as well as tweak and finalise our EYNI Workbooks and slideshows, where I particularly enjoy bringing Leon the Chameleon to life in the accompanying illustrations.
Most of all, as a late-diagnosed AuDHDer with a newly developed special interest in understanding neurodivergence, one of my favourite contributions has been screening the books, podcasts, and videos in order to add the best ones to our recommended resources page... and of course, info-dumping about them to anyone who will listen!