Lumsden Psychology proudly boasts a team of culturally diverse Psychologists. All of our Psychologist bring a wealth of professional and personal life experience to the team and are passionate about helping those in need, particularly people in Regional and Rural communities. Our Care Team would not be complete without our Administrative Support Team or the Therapy Herd. The Lumsden Psychology Team prides themselves on Professional services with country hospitality
PSYCHOLOGIST / DIRECTOR
Master of Psychology (Health & Community, USQ); MAPS
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Psychology, USQ);
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology, USQ);
Certificate IV Training and Assessment;
Marguerite is a Generally Registered Psychologist and founder of Lumsden Psychology. She has over 25 years experience working across the Lifespan having worked in Community and Government settings in Foster Care, Child Protection, Cancer Care and Palliative Care, Emergency Services, School Counselling, Disability Services before settling into many years of Private Practice. Affectionately know as Margi by those close to her and her younger clients who find it hard to pronounce her name, Marguerite has trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Trauma and Interpersonal Therapy. From humble beginnings, she spent many years in South West Queensland and is passionate about life and access to health services for all Australians, and her British White Cattle. The Therapy Herd are part of the Lumsden Psychology Team and compliment Marguerite’s holistic approach to healing, growth and life. Having a Masters’ in Community and Health Psychology Marguerite has a keen interest in the psychological impact of disease, trauma and pain management and she loves to empower people and communities to flourish to their full potential. She is passionate about Rural Mental Health, loves using her creative flare when working with children and has a keen interest in health, performance and sport psychology. With a strong connection to country being a descendant of the Gamilaraay people, you’ll often find Marguerite down the paddock photographing nature, telling yarns around a campfire and tending to the Therapy Herd.
Bachelor of Science (HONS, USQ); AMAPS
Tricialla (Trish) is a Generally Registered Psychologist who has over 15 years experience as a Psychologist. A former Nurse, Midwife and Parsley Farmer, Trish has extensive experience in working with adolescents and families as a school Psychologist. She has trained in Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) and Tapping, CBT, ACT and Narrative Therapy. Trish’s desire for growth, life learning and development is inspirational and she brings a lifetime of wisdom to our team. She loves empowering people to reach their full potential. Having spent most of her Psychology life working with Adolescents, Trish has transitioned into supporting both Adolescents and Adults during her years at Lumsden Psychology. Her interests and expertise include helping people learn to self-regulate and overcome their past trauma and emotional distress through her natural ability to care with compassion. Trish consults part-time and provides a mixture of face to face and telehealth. Currently Trish is completing her certification training in EFT and Tapping and has trained in Circle of Security. She is keen to transition into group work to support communities and families flourish before she reaches her dream of snow skiing into retirement.
PSYCHOLOGIST / CLINICAL REGISTRAR
Master of Clinical Psychology (USQ); MAPS
Bachelor of Arts (HONS, University of South Africa);
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, University of Cape Town);
Anne is a Generally Registered Psychologist who joined the team in early 2022. Born in South Africa, Anne has spent most of her life growing up in Gqeberha and Cape Town, and moved to Australia, where she completed her Clinical Psychology Masters degree in Toowoomba. Anne has had a broad range of experience volunteering in the mental health industry in South Africa, working as a school counsellor in the Cape Flats, and as a psycho-social support facilitator for adult groups from various cultural backgrounds. These experiences have fuelled Anne’s passion for helping others through a person-centered approach in therapy. Anne is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and her Masters placement experiences occurred in community mental health settings, working across the life span, and developed skills in Mindfulness Based CBT and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) as well as a broad range of psychological assessments. She will also be completing her Clinical Endorsement training program during the next two years to allow her to register as a Clinical Psychologist. Anne loves a challenge and aspires one day to be a Kung-Fu Master.
PSYCHOLOGIST / CLINICAL REGISTRAR
Master of Clinical Psychology (USQ); MAPS
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Deakin University);
Annie is a Generally Registered Psychologist who joined the team after completing her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in Toowoomba. Through her Masters’ training, Annie has gained extensive training in therapy and psychological assessment with individuals across the lifespan. She also has experience in working with children with Autism. Annie is passionate about working with people to help them have a better understanding of their mental health. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India and speaks two other languages, Hindi and Malayalam. She developed a passion for psychology after noticing the stigma associated with seeking support for mental health challenges in India. She moved to Australia at the age of 18 and completed her psychology undergraduate training in Melbourne before relocating to Toowoomba. Annie will be completing her Clinical Endorsement training program during the next two years to allow her to register as a Clinical Psychologist. Annie enjoys visiting new places and exploring Australia or other countries overseas. She also travels to India occasionally to visit her family. In her spare time, Annie enjoys being a plant mum and chasing sunsets.
Graduate Diploma of Behavioural Science (QUT);
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (CSU);
Bachelor of Agricultural Science (UM);
Johanna (Joh) is Provisional Psychologist who is completing her pathway to become a generally registered Psychologist. Joh has worked in the agricultural industry for over 12 years, whilst at the same time completed her Psychology study. She has spent a large amount of her career working with Qld Dairy Farmers in extension and outreach, supporting farmers and their families through the highs and lows of drought and market challenges. Joh has a strong passion and empathy for those families living rurally and has a strong understanding of the challenges and barriers that regional families can face. Having grown up on a farm herself in NSW, Joh knows only too well the challenges that families face. She moved to Qld over 12 years ago in pursuit of a career in agriculture. In recent years, Joh has spent many long nights on the phone volunteering as a Lifeline Crisis support worker, which inspired her shift to the health care world. She has travelled extensively overseas and domestically, and enjoys exploring new places, cultures and the simplicities that rural and remote life can bring. Joh consults on a part-time basis and works with clients from across the lifespan.
Our Administration Team
Being the youngest member of our team, Chantelle brings the enthusiasm of youth to her reception duties. Since joining our team, Chantelle has commenced studying psychology and consequently has reduced her role to part-time. Chantelle is creative and enjoys sewing, painting and drawing.
Clare works part-time to balance the demand of studying psychology and parenting two school aged girls. In her spare time, Clare enjoys camping and relaxing with her family and longs for days when her family visit from the UK.
Renée has recently joined our team having moved to the Toowoomba region from interstate. Having worked in administration in the Allied Health field, Renée brings many years of experience in caring for people. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Great Danes and the peacefulness of country life.