Who we are and what we do

THE TMC STORY IS A DELIGHTFUL ONE, AND ONE THAT WE HOPE WILL GROW MORE AND MORE OVER TIME – BRANCHING INTO CHAPTERS, NOVELS AND CHEEKY PODCAST EPISODES. IT’S A STORY THAT I AM SO PROUD TO SHARE.

Welcome to The Mindful Collective! I’m Amy Kate, director and principal psychologist. At TMC, we apply an entrepreneurial approach when advocating for wellbeing practices; across multiple platforms and through many innovative product creations and service delivery models. I invite you to join our collective in whatever capacity nourishes your soul – whether that be through our socials channels, coming to our events, joining our workshops, or spending time with our wonderful therapists one-on-one.

It devastates me to see people suffering unnecessarily, and often just because they haven’t found the right tools, strategies or perspectives that suit them, or their challenges in life. Everyone is unique – a one size fits all strategy just doesn’t cut it. Advocating for the use of mindfulness and compassion (including other wonderful stress-management techniques) and making them beautiful, accessible and relatable is what continues to inspire the development of The Mindful Collective.

Amy Kate

BOOKING IN AT TMC

Psychological Therapy with
Amy Kate

Amy Kate’s books are currently closed for all new clients. Please contact us with any questions. 

$

Initial: $220
Subsequent: $200

PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY SESSIONS

WITH SOPHIE

UQ Masters of Psychology (Health) Student

$

Individual Session: $50

Counselling with
Ashleigh Montgomery

Ash’s books are open from July 2021 and she is currently accepting new clients.

$

Individual Session: $130
Family / Couples Therapy:  $150

TMC TEAM

Photography by Tayla Lauren

Evie

THERAPY PUP
THERAPY DOGS AUSTRALIA
LEVEL TWO

I am a self-care inspiration! I encourage everyone to accept (even love) themselves as much as I love them! I spend each morning roaming around different dog parks with the Maddogs and Englishmen team and I’m in Therapy Dog mode when I arrive back in the studio (after a quick snack of course). You’ll notice I’m a keen cuddle and love a nap however, sometimes I like to surprise everyone with the zoomies – I’m surprisingly fast, bouncy and agile! You’ll probably hear that I have a sixth sense for people who need a snuggle – it’s true. My dream is to inspire more self-compassion in the people I hang out with, with a splash of humour.

If you’re keen to find out more about my training, check out Therapy Dogs Australia!

Amy Kate

Photography by LXO Creative Studio

Amy Kate

she/her

EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST
MPSYCH (ED & DEV) / BPSYCH(HONS) / FAPS / MAAPi
PSYCHOLOGY BOARD OF AUSTRALIA APPROVED SUPERVISOR
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ADJUNCT LECTURER

I’m passionate about using evidence-based practice to help people thrive with resilience and self-compassion. To view the Australian Psychological Society’s Charter of Psychologists click here. I have also had the amazing opportunity to speak to some wonderful women and businesses in and around Australia (as well as overseas!) about my life experiences, my work and Evie. To learn more about me, my story and how I operate in the therapy room – visit our social media!

Photography by Tayla Lauren

Ashleigh

she/her

COUNSELLOR
MCOUNS.

I’m Ash, a counsellor working full time with The Mindful Collective. My goal is to provide 1:1 support to people who want to build more value aligning joy and self-compassion into their lives.
I have a Masters in Counselling from Monash University. My feminism-aligning values make me super passionate about positively contributing to underserved areas in women’s healthcare, and so this year I am completing further education in the areas of Perinatal Infant Mental Health. I’m learning how to further support new parents transition into parenthood and set their infants up with the best foundation for social, emotional and relational development.
I am also completing further education with the Gottman Institute in relationship counselling and with Therapy Dogs Australia to become a fully qualified Therapy Dog Handler team with my Golden Retriever/Border Collie named Beanie.

Photography by Tayla Lauren

Kristin

she/her

PRACTICE MANAGER
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ACCREDITED

Hi! My name is Kristin and I am the Practice Manager at The Mindful Collective. When I am not in the studio, you will find me studying my degree in psychological science or with a glass of champagne in my hand.
I am incredibly passionate about Women’s health and have had the privilege of working alongside some of Brisbane’s leading Women’s health specialists for the past four years. I am a huge advocate for ensuring women of all ages feel appropriately educated on their health and that there is no one size fits all approach to healthcare.

Photography by Tayla Lauren

Alana

she/her

ADMINISTRATION / THERAPY ASSISTANT
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ACCREDITED

Hi! I’m Alana, and I’m lucky enough to be an Admin and Therapy Assistant at The Mindful Collective. You’ll typically find me hard at work developing our amazing workshops, doing administrative tasks, or cuddling Evie. I’m extremely passionate about psychological well-being and reducing the stigma associated with mental health.
I absolutely love to learn, so I recently completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and intend to continue developing my therapeutic skills. Outside of work, my favourite hobbies are reading and baking.
I also hold a current Mental Health First Aid accreditation.

Photography by Tayla Lauren

Beanie

she/her

THERAPY PUP IN TRAINING

Hey there, I’m Beanie! I am a Border Collie x Golden Retriever nicknamed the Curious Fluff Nugget by the humans who love me most. I inspire humans to be even more curious by always taking in everything around me. I love people and will always be up for a cuddle (but beware, you might come away looking fluffy like me). I am currently a Therapy Pup in Training with Therapy Dogs Australia.

IT TAKES ALL KINDS OF MINDS.

The Mindful Collective is a team of passionate and empowered people who seek to inspire mindful change in the world. We individually and collectively stand for equality, inclusion and diversity because without difference we cannot innovate. We recognise that unearned privilege exists as well as the impact this has on those without it, including in science and the study of human behaviour. We acknowledge that words are just that, unless followed by action.
As such we have implemented the following:
  • Culturally appropriate evidence-based practice
  • Normalising the asking of pronouns and identifiers
  • Including the impacts of unearned privilege on the wellbeing of those without it in treatment planning
  • Advocacy work within mental health, legal and education systems
  • Curiously seeking additional training, perspectives and knowledge
  • Actively seeking diverse and different voices for our socials, membership and events. This extends to actively sharing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, those from culturally different backgrounds and members of the LGBTIQIA+ community
  • Continuing to pursue diverse hiring policies
We are here to get it right, not to be right. Different voices and perspectives are welcome and encouraged in our space.
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