MEET OUR CLINICIANS
Your Allied Health Professionals
At Noosa Mind & Body, our clinicians are experts in their diverse and respective fields, and are dedicated to the health and wellness of each one of their clients. To find out more about each of our team members please click on their bio.
DR SVEN REES
Sven is an experienced Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years experience. Sven holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Sven has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, as a Sport Scientist at the Sydney Academy of Sport and as an Exercise Physiologist in his own practice. In addition, Sven has lectured in Exercise Physiology units at a number universities. As a clinician, Sven has worked with a wide range of individuals: from Olympians, elite sporting teams through to individuals with chronic diseases.
Sven's private practice - 'Exercise Matters' will design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.
Jarrad is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist born and bred in Noosa. Jarrad’s professional interests lie in athlete development and exercise rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries. Jarrad also enjoys working in the paediatric exercise physiology space, believing children should not be held back from being physically active because of any condition, disability or injury. Jarrad has experience in exercise prescription for cognitive disorders and neurological rehabilitation and enjoys assisting his clients to achieve their personalised goals, no matter how big or small those goals might be.
In his spare time Jarrad is a keen triathlete, focusing on the long-distance half Ironman events aspiring to race in the world championships for these events. Having goals of his own, assists Jarrad in understanding client goals and empathising with the ups and downs of an exercise journey. Jarrad is a warm and friendly exercise physiologist who will assist you with your exercise rehabilitation and lifestyle modification to ensure your introduction to an active life is successful, sustainable and evidence based.
DR CARL THISTLETHWAYTE
BONE DENSITOMETRY TECHNOLOGIST
Dr Carl Thistlethwayte is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, a Certified Heath and Well-Being Coach and a Bone Densitometry Technologist. Carl now offers Dexa (DXA) Body Scans at the Noosa Mind & Body Clinic (Body Compositions Scans & Bone Density Scan).
Carl enjoyed 13 years of “hands on” clinical practice as chiropractor prior retiring due to a chronic repetitive strain injury in 2019. Since then he has pursued a career in lifestyle medicine, health coaching and academia and has worked for the last 3 years as a sessional lecturer in applied clinical nutrition at Central Queensland University. Carl adopts a person-centered, coach approach to support clients in co-designing health goals to facilitate sustainable health behavior changes in conjunction with their exercise physiology prescriptions.
DR JASMINE GREEN
Change Ways Psychology is a private psychology practice dedicated to supporting the mental health & well-being of adults and young people using evidence-based interventions.
Dr Jasmine Green is an advocate for people - not just strategies & techniques. She supports people to be an agent of change in their own life. Change Ways Psychology aims to assist people to find a more helpful way of responding to the issues that ‘get in the way’ of living the life people want for themselves.
Dr Green's approach & interventions are drawn from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to:
Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), & Positive Psychology. Dr Green also consults with schools to design tailored school wellbeing seminars for staff / students and parents. She also offers mentoring to school psychologists.
Dr Green offers 1:1 consultations both in clinic and online. She will be available in the clinic 2 days a week.
Teresa is an experienced clinical psychologist who specialises in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders & related conditions in adolescents and adults. Her career has included both research and therapy. Teresa is a compassionate psychologist who takes a collaborate and active approach to treatment. You can expect to be provided with evidence-based therapeutic approaches that have been specifically tailored to consider individual circumstances. Treatment will focus on building skills and learning to apply them in various areas of your life. Above all else, Teresa aims to create an environment where you feel understood and safe so that you can reflect, gain insight, develop new skills and grow.
Teresa is currently available for appointments on Thursday & Friday during business hours.
Danielle is a registered psychologist who is passionate about creating a therapeutic relationship with her clients that is warm, compassionate and non-judgemental.
Danielle works with adults and uses evidence-based therapies aligned with client goals, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused and solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused CBT, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing and EMDR therapy.
Danielle holds a Master of Professional Psychology (University of the Sunshine Coast). She is committed to maintaining a client-centred approach to therapy to work alongside clients to build insight, resilience, practical skills, and cognitive strategies to manage distress, and nurture goals of living a rich and fulfilling life.
Extensive prior experience in corporate business has led Danielle to an interest in work-life balance and managing daily stressors. Danielle has continued this interest as a Psychologist where she completed research in work-life balance and parenting of FIFO workers.
Danielle offers 1:1 consultations both in clinic and online. She will be available in the clinic 2 days a week.
Ph: 0466 501 233 or (07) 3102-3700
Mark is a clinical psychologist working with clients to overcome anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and trauma. Mark has extensive training in various evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Mark believes that people who have made the first step to start a therapeutic process want to make meaningful changes. However, people often struggle to find ways to overcome old obstacles and challenges to make the desired changes for personal growth and development. Mark considers that each client is unique, tailoring therapy to the individual needs of everyone he works with. He views the therapy process as a collaborative and active space and believes that therapy is not just about talking and skill building, but also about experiencing emotions in the moment and learning how these shape our thoughts, behaviours, and experiences. Mark’s focus is to work with clients to achieve a greater sense of self-awareness, resilience, and the ability to cope with the challenges of life.
Ph: 0466 501 233 or (07) 3102-3700
Shayne is a compassionate clinical psychologist with 15+ years of experience working with adults facing a wide range of life’s challenges. She has trained in a variety of different evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and she is an integrative therapist.
Her approach is deeply rooted in psychodynamic tradition, and she is particularly interested in helping her clients explore how earlier relationships and emotional experiences influence them in the present. Shayne offers an opportunity to gain an understanding of the conflicts and early emotional learning that are often at the root of distressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and unhelpful relationship patterns. Her goal is to work together to not only reduce current symptoms of psychological unease, but to also achieve freedom from old patterns that restrict self-compassion, personal growth, and meaningful connection with others.
BRE JAMES (ELDER)
Bre is a registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting clients to foster psychological flexibility to live a purposeful and meaningful life. She brings an authentic, positive, and non-judgemental approach to therapy, striving to create a safe space for exploration, change and personal growth. Bre works with adults and uses evidence-based therapies including acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
She has had an extensive career in consulting, executive coaching and business psychology - holding senior management roles and leading global teams. Bre’s background has fostered an interest in work-life balance, stress-management and, reiterated the importance of having clarity of one’s own values and purpose when pursuing meaningful goals.
Bre has personal interests in cooking, mindfulness, Pilates and yoga and is a mum of two. Bre offers 1:1 consultations in the clinic on Mondays.