Treatment at Mater Hill Psychology

Issues we Treat: For Individuals

  • Anger Management.
  • Anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias).
  • Assertiveness training.
  • Communication skills.
  • Depression.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender issues.
  • Goal setting.
  • Grief and Loss.
  • Mindfulness & relaxation.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • Pain Management.
  • Personality Profiling.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Psychological Assessment.
  • Self development.
  • Sleeping Problems.
  • Stress.
  • Vocational guidance.
  • Weight management.

Mater Hill Psychology Services for couples

  • Communication Skills Training.
  • Parenting.
  • Relationship conflict.
  • Sexual difficulties.
  • Gaslighting.

For Children and Adolescents

  • Anxiety.
  • Conduct Problems.
  • Depression.
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Learning Difficulties and Giftedness.
  • Parental Separation and Divorce.
  • School Refusal.
  • Study Skills.
  • Trauma.
Dr Lyn Hand. BA (Psych) BSocSc (Psych)(Hons, Masters of Research, PhD, MAPS

Lyn Hand is the Senior Psychologist at Mater Hill Psychology Services.

She has been working in the  Psychology field  for the past 21 years in Private Practice and prior was both volunteer and counsellor at Teen Challenge for 11 years.

Lyn has held the position of Trainer with Peak Performance Coach, Anthony Robbins, for the past 18 years, travelling the world to support events both public and private. The experience has been invaluable not only as personal growth for Lyn but also to increase her skills for use within private practice.

Lyn has a broad understanding and knowledge of working with couples in a non judgemental and caring way.  She works with couples with relationship issues – either with couples wishing to maintain and grow their relationship or those who are wanting to work toward exiting from their existing relationship.

Lyn is held in high regard by both patients and peers.

Lyn has completed her PhD in Psychoneurology and Integrative Health and Thriving, which correlates the brain, nervous system and psychological wellness.  Her dissertation was “The study of imprinting on large groups of people in the personal development arena”.

For her Honours year, Lyn wrote a paper on “The impact of murder on families of victims” which assisted the understanding that impact statements and restorative justice has on families, in NSW.

Lyn won Best Research Publication in a Journal, internationally, for her Masters on the topic of “Relationship between Transactional and Transformational Leadership Styles, Role Pressures, Stress Levels, and Coping  Resources in Senior Queensland Catholic Education Executives”.

She writes family reports on request, to be used in Family Court to assist the transition for children and divorced couples.  The focus for Lyn is for the least amount of disruption for the children.

Lyn’s interests are in the psychological treatment of chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and she has a keen focus in assisting relationship issues.  She has maintained a presence within the Indigenous Community assisting with mental health and behavioural problems within Indigenous families.

Lyn uses a very eclectic range of therapies according to the patients needs and issues.  Major focus is on Solution Focussed Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Major Psychological Influences:

Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology), David Deida (Language Patterns), Milton Erickson (Hypnotherapy), and Virginia Satir.

Matthew Hand B.Soc.Sci Psych (Hons), Adv Dip Health Sci, ND, DHM, MAPS, MAAP

Matthew will counsel/treat male clients ONLY.

Matthew commenced full-time private practice at Mater Hill Psychology in 2005. Matthew holds an Honours degree in Psychology from Bond University, as well as a Diploma in Health Sciences in two separate disciplines.

He continues  post-graduate training in many fields of Psychology and has a particular interest in integrative therapies as adjunct treatments for alleviating psychological distress.

Prior to joining Mater Hill Matthew held positions in Psychology at Corrective Services Queensland and Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS).

As a Psychologist Matthew has co-developed and delivered a CBT-based inpatient Pain Management Program to Pain Mx, a privately operated, multi-disciplinary pain management program in Brisbane. Matthew was also appointed a Senior Research Technician through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland where he researched and conducted school-based mental health training programs to Primary and Secondary School Educators throughout Queensland.

Matthew believes that therapy needs to be as individual as the clients who he sees and with this in mind he draws on his extensive knowledge of different schools of Psychological thought to tailor therapy to each client’s specific needs.

Matthew is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority) as a Psychologist, holds medicare registration and is able to provide services through DVA, Workcover, and NDIS.

Major Psychological Influences

Viktor Frankl (Existential Psychotherapy). Irvin Yalom (Existential Psychotherapy). Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). Stephen de Shazer (Solution Focused Therapy). Milton Erikson (Hypnotherapy).

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Inter-Personal Therapy (ITP).
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
  • Solution-Focused Therapy.
  • Family Systems Therapy.
  • Narrative Therapy.
  • Schema-Focused Therapy.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
  • Existential Psychotherapy.

Ethical Practices: Collection of personal information

Mater Hill Psychology Services Brisbane are concerned about your privacy. With this in mind please take a minute to read our policies.

  1. As part of providing a psychological service to you, Mater Hill Psychology Services Brisbane will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation.  This information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and treatment that is conducted.  You do not have to give all your personal information. If you don’t, this may mean the psychological service may not be able to be provided to you. This includes obtaining contact details for your next of kin in cases of emergency. We are required by law to have this information up to date.
  2. The information is gathered as part of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the client’s condition, and is seen only by the psychologist.  The information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service.
  3. At any stage you as a client are entitled to access to the information about you kept on file, unless the relevant legislation provides otherwise.  The psychologist may discuss with you appropriate forms of access.
  4. All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure except where:
    1. It is subpoenaed by a court, or
    2. Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at serious and imminent risk; or
    3. Your prior approval has been obtained to provide a written report to another professional or agency. eg. a GP or a lawyer; or discuss the material with another person, eg. a parent or employer; or if disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.

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