Clinical Psychologist Angela Bankier Now At Brightwater
Angela Bankier Clinical Psychologist BA (Hons) MPsychClin MAPS
Angela has provided psychology services in private and public health settings since 2005. She works with adults seeking therapy for anxiety problems (for example, panic, persistent worry, social anxiety and phobias), depression, stress, trouble adjusting to difficult life-events/transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, insomnia, and weight-management difficulties.
Angela works in partnership with her clients to assist them in making important changes needed to enhance their well-being and quality of life. Drawing on evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), she tailors treatment to meet each person's unique needs. Angela endeavours to arm clients with a range of relevant skills in a supportive, non-judgemental environment to enable them to reach their potential and move towards a fulfilling life.
She is passionate about helping her clients to clarify their values and what is important to them in life, and to assist them in moving towards acting in line with the person they want to be deep down. This often involves learning tools to manage difficult emotional states and difficult thought processes. This may, for example, entail learning relaxation skills, mindfulness skills, skills to contain worry/over-thinking or to solve problems more effectively, skills to enhance communication with others, and skills to respond differently to old ingrained negative beliefs.
Angela is a registered Clinical Psychologist, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She completed her six years of full-time study to become a psychologist at the University of Queensland and has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Honours, and a Master of Clinical Psychology.
Angela is offering her services on Wednesdays, and appointments can be booked by calling the clinic at 5493 2888.