Visiting Psychologist B.A.Dip.Psych, University of Queensland
I am a fully registered Psychologist with over 18 years experience practice. I have been practicing as a psychologist at the Banyo Clinic since 1996, and specialize in treating anxiety, trauma, depression and stress management. My goal is to assist clients to resolve these issues, feel strong and able to make choices in their lives.
My hours of practice are flexible and appointments range from 8:15am to 6:00pm usually on Thursdays. I aim to keep my fees affordable and will bulk bill pensioners who have received a mental health plan from their GP. To arrange an appointment please contact me on (07) 3863 4224 or if the matter is urgent, please call or SMS 0438852280.
Dr Adrian Hekel
GP – Psychology
Starting at Banyo Clinic in January 2024.
Dr Hekel graduated from Flinders Medical School in South Australia in 2005. He pursued degrees in science and teaching, which included two years immersed in neuroscience research at the University of Queensland. He worked in various hospitals and clinics in Adelaide, Melbourne and Coffs Harbour.
With a passion to uncover more about health and healing than was offered by the standard curriculum, Dr Hekel has pursued courses in nutritional medicine, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, eye movement trauma therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and most recently Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) and TEAM-CBT.
He has also spent time exploring various spiritual traditions – most notable Tibetan Buddhism – and have written a short novel about philosophy, called ‘The Heart of The World’.
The focus of hes work has gradually shifted from information to transformation – to discovering how to ‘meet people’ at deeper and more effective levels in my day to day work.
Dr Hekel foresees a future medicine where primary health practitioners will address spiritual and trauma healing needs in parallel with diagnosing and treating medical conditions with the best available evidence.