Psychologist | Kobie Allison
Kobie Allison is a compassionate, warm and dedicated psychologist who has experience working with children and families, adolescents, and adults. The services she provides are evidence-based, and she maintains her expertise and professionalism through ongoing peer and clinical supervision, and continuing professional development.
Kobie’s therapeutic approach is predominantly psychodynamic, influenced by a therapeutic approach known as Self Psychology, or ‘the Psychology of the Self’. This approach is a means of understanding how people develop a clear and cohesive sense of self, exploring their own ambitions and ideals, enabling them to grow to fulfill their potential. Disruptions to the development of the self are thought to be the foundation of many emotional, psychological, and interpersonal difficulties. To find out more about Kobie’s psychotherapeutic approach please see Kobie's Website.
Psychology Initial Consult $190
Initial consults with Kobie is exclusive to a single session. Any appointments following your initial consultation are to be booked as a follow up consult.
Each consultation is 50-minutes in duration. Extended and after hours (from 5 pm) consultations are also available and will attract an additional fee. As a Psychologist with general registration according to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), clients receiving care under the Better Access Initiative will be eligible to receive a rebate of $84.80. Accepted methods of payment include: Bankcard, Visa, and Mastercard. Please note that Kobie Allison Psychology does not accept American Express or Diners, and cash for payment.
All practitioners have a cancellation policy of 48 hours notice required prior to appointment. Any cancellations within this window will incur a cancellation fee that is specific to each practitioner.
Master of Applied Psychology (Counselling), University of Queensland
Bachelor of Psychology (with Honors), Griffith University
Masters of Psychology (Clinical), Queensland University of Technology
Memberships and Affiliations
Registration, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member, APS Psychoanalytic Orientated Psychotherapy Interest Group
Member, Golden Key International Honours Society for Academic Excellence
Recent Conference Publications
Self-care and Self-compassion among Therapists: Enhancing Self-Regulation and Working Alliance. May 25, 2017By Kobie Allison & Dr Angelo De Gioannis. Presentation at The International Conference of Neuropsychotherapy.
Allison, K. L. Amanda: Fear of Abandonment. In P.J. Rossouw, (ed.) (2014). Neuropsychotherapy. Theoretical underpinnings and clinical applications. Sydney, Mediros.
Rossouw, P. J & Allison, K. L. (2014). Enhancing therapeutic progress through controllable incongruence – an interpersonal neurobiological perspective. The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France 8-13 July.
Allison, K. L., & Rossouw, P. J. (2013). Brain based trauma intervention: The role of safety in facilitating an enriched therapeutic environment. The International Conference of Attachment and Trauma Informed Practice. Melbourne. 13,14 August.
Allison, K. L., & Rossouw, P. J. (2013). The therapeutic alliance. Exploring the concept of “safety” from a neuropsychotherapeutic perspective. APS National Counselling Conference. 21-24 February. Melbourne, Australia.
Allison, K. L., & Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The therapeutic alliance: Exploring the concept of “safety” from a neuropsychotherapeutic perspective. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy. 1, 21-29 doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0021-0029.
As part of providing a psychological service to you, Kobie will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation. This information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and treatment that is conducted. You do not have to give all your personal information, but should all relevant information not be made available, this may restrict the quality of the psychological service able to be provided to you.
The information is gathered as part of the assessment, diagnosis and management of your concerns, and is seen only by Kobie. The information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables Kobie to provide a relevant and informed psychological service.