Leanda Carruthers

leanda carruthers




Bachelor of Psychology

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Leanda Carruthers is a compassionate and highly skilled Registered Psychologist, providing expert support to adults. Providing services via telehealth, Lea ensures mental health care is accessible and convenient for her clients.

Lea describes herself as open, approachable, and down-to-earth. She fosters a supportive environment where clients can comfortably navigate their concerns, issues, or needs. Lea has created a space that encourages individuals to explore their unique journeys. She recognises the courage and vulnerability it takes to engage in personal reflection and healing.

Lea deeply values the bravery of those who invest in themselves. She understands that such commitment leads to positive change and growth. She respects and appreciates the willingness of individuals to share their stories and life experiences and considers it a privilege to witness and support their unfolding narratives.

Lea has extensive experience in addressing a variety of personal difficulties and life experiences. These include support for depressive issues, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal challenges, and parenting concerns.

Lea’s passion lies in working with individuals facing chronic diseases, oncology, palliative care, death and dying, death anxiety, grief and loss. She works with those experiencing bereavement. Having dedicated several years to these areas, Lea is eager to extend her reach through private practice. Through this, she can offer support to more individuals and families in need. Her commitment to enhancing the well-being of those navigating these concerns underscores her profound dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of her clients.

Lea embraces the responsibility of holding a safe and supportive space for individuals during challenging times. Her genuine and caring approach, coupled with a wealth of experience, ensures she is a trusted ally for those seeking guidance and support on their journey toward healing and positive transformation.

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To learn more about Leanda Carruthers, or to book an appointment, contact our friendly Client Relationships Team on 07 3801 1772. To send us your details via email click here.




Friday 7.30am to 4:30pm



Friday 7.30am to 4:30pm

Special Interest Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • End of life and pallative care
  • Chronic Pain
  • Bereavement
  • Those undergoing cancer treatment

Referrals Accepted

  • Private Pay
  • Private Health

In her practice, Lea draws on a range of evidence-based modalities to meet the unique needs of her clients:

  1. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Lea utilizes CBT to help clients identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors. This evidence-based approach empowers individuals to develop effective coping strategies and achieve positive changes in their lives.
  2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Lea integrates ACT principles to foster mindfulness, acceptance of thoughts and feelings, and commitment to values-based actions. This approach enhances psychological flexibility and resilience.
  3. Interpersonal Therapy: Recognizing the impact of interpersonal relationships on mental well-being, Lea employs interpersonal therapy to explore and address interpersonal issues, ultimately improving communication and relationships.
  4. Motivational Interviewing: Lea utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to support and empower clients in making positive behavioral changes. This collaborative and client-centered approach enhances motivation and commitment to change.
  5. Solution-Focused Therapy: Lea incorporates solution-focused therapy to help clients identify and build upon their strengths, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. This approach promotes goal-setting and positive outcomes.
  6. Supportive Counselling: Lea provides a compassionate and empathetic space for clients, offering emotional support and understanding. This form of counseling helps individuals navigate challenges, express emotions, and find comfort.
  7. Psychoeducation & Positive Psychology: Lea believes in the power of education and positive psychology to promote personal growth and well-being. She provides psychoeducation to help clients understand their challenges and equips them with tools for positive change.

Lea’s versatile therapeutic toolkit reflects her commitment to tailoring interventions to the unique needs of each individual. Her integration of various modalities enables her to address a wide range of concerns, from specific issues such as anxiety and depression to broader areas like interpersonal dynamics and personal development. With a client-centered and collaborative approach, Lea empowers individuals to navigate their journeys toward mental health and overall well-being.


Bachelor of Psychology