Book for psychology and counselling services in
Toowoomba and regional Queensland
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Book for psychology and counselling services in Toowoomba and regional Queensland

Welcome to Lighthouse Psychology Services

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Rachel Donnelly

Clinical Psychologist

Rachel has been a psychologist since 2011 and worked locally in Toowoomba across public and private settings.  Prior to being a psychologist Rachel worked as a teacher and school Guidance Officer and taught in Australia, England and Japan across child and adult sectors. She completed Master degrees in both Education and Psychology and combines her educational and psychological training and skills to help individuals work towards improved change and a brighter future.

She established Lighthouse Psychology Services (LPS) in 2015 to provide accessible individual mental health support.

Rachel is now located at Harris House, a beautiful National Trust property at the corner of Clifford Street and Margaret Street, in Toowoomba.


  • MPsych (Clinical)
  • MEd (Guidance & Counselling)
  • BA (Hons)
  • GradDipEd
  • BSc (Psych)
  • BSc (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Full registration with Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • Endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with the PBA
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (APPi)
  • Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP)
  • Full Teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)

Services to help with psychological health and mental fitness

Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist who provides individual therapy and assessment for adults with a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression and stress. She has a particular interest in helping people adjust to change across the lifespan. Although change is normal and helps us to grow it can also be unexpected, unwelcome and difficult to manage. Rachel provides confidential, professional and supportive therapy to help individuals navigate life’s challenges with learning, wellness, relationships and change across the lifespan. Common concerns that people face include learning, employment, relationships, parenting, retirement, ageing and health.

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Mission Statement

Why the name Lighthouse Psychology Services?

The lighthouse provides safe passage through stormy seas and is a beacon of light steering ships away from perilous rocks and illuminating passage through darkness to safe waters.
As captain of your own ship you plot the coordinates and set sail. Along the way you may encounter unexpected rough seas or feel lost in the fog and darkness. The psychologist is there as the lighthouse to help guide you through troubled times. Providing a beacon of hope and belief to help navigate life’s challenges and guide you to safe harbour.

Navigating life’s challenges: learning, wellness, relationships and change.

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Mental Health

For therapy relating to a diagnosable condition such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress.

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For personal issues, such as relationships, stress, changes in job, self-esteem and personal development.

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Mental Health During Covid-19

For stress, anxiety and other mental health issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Face-to-face Sessions

Rachel offers face-to-face psychology and counselling sessions in Toowoomba.

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Telehealth Sessions

Rachel offers telehealth psychology sessions in the comfort of your own home across Regional Queensland.

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Contact Rachel for psychological therapy and counselling. GP referrals as well as private clients.

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Background in Education

Rachel’s background in education helps with teaching new strategies to clients.

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Specialise in Transitions

Rachel specialises in dealing with the stress and resilience of changes in life and work.

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GP Referrals

Rachel accepts GP referrals as well as private clients to her psychology and counselling services.

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We Work Together

As client and psychologist, we work together to navigate life’s challenges.

Lighthouse Psychology Services provides mental health support to Toowoomba and Darling Downs region.

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