Claire Pang

Clinical Psychologist, Couples Therapy

Claire Pang Psychology

MClinPsych, BBehavSc(Psych), Fellow Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Brisbane CBD & Online Therapy

Issues I Can Help You With

About Claire Pang

I am an Australian-trained Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of clinical experience in treating general adult psychological presentations, particularly mood disorders, interpersonal and relationship stressors, low self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties with life transitions. I adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines with a strong focus on therapeutic outcomes and use systematic evaluation to aid the achievement of treatment goals.  

Couples Therapy

I have a particular interest in helping individuals and couples with a wide range of relationship problems. I believe in supporting strong relationships of all types as they are an incredibly powerful way to improve individuals’ wellbeing.

I help couples learn practical relationship strategies based on Gottman Couple Therapy methods, which have proven to be a successful approach supported by decades of empirical evidence. The structured and goal-directed intervention framework provides couples with a roadmap to target their specific relational problems and ultimately helps them to create strong intimate bonding.  

I predominantly use the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. The assessment process begins with a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship. This includes:

  1. An Initial Appointment: Both partners attend the appointment and discuss their main concerns, challenges, and objectives for couples therapy.
  2. Completion of the Online Gottman Couples Questionnaire: A detailed questionnaire that both partners fill out separately, in their own time, converting various aspects of their relationship.
  3. Individual Interviews: Each partner has a one-on-one session with me to provide additional context and personal perspectives.
  4. Joint Feedback Session: I discuss the couple’s questionnaire and interview results, and together we agree on the next steps based on the overall assessment and the couple’s needs.

Individual Therapy

During my years of clinical experience, I have learned the importance of emotional correction in therapy. I pay particular attention to building positive expectations at the commencement of therapy and favour experiential approaches that help individuals quickly shift their inner experiences from despair to hopefulness, from reactiveness to understanding.    

Overall, my therapeutic approach is best described as grounded in short-term, outcome-focused skill-building based on individuals’ personal resources. Clients are encouraged to play an active role in the learning process so they become their own change agents, shifting negative emotions, painful symptoms, and dysfunctional interactions with others and managing their own personal development.     

Languages: Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking Psychologist.

Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approach

I draw on different evidence-based treatments to achieve individualised therapeutic goals, including:

Qualifications & Registrations in Psychology

I hold the following qualifications & registrations in Psychology: 

  • Bachelor of Behaviour Science (Psychology)
  • Honours in Psychology (Queensland University of Technology) 
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (Australian Catholic University)  
  • Fellow Member of The Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA)
  • Area of endorsement in Clinical Psychology with AHPRA.

Psychologist Fees & Rebates

Please send me an online booking request for my session fees. Depending on your eligibility, Medicare or Private Health rebates may be available.

  • Eligible clients with a valid referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) issued by a GP or psychiatrist can claim Medicare rebates for up to 10 individual psychological sessions per calendar year. The current Medicare rebate for clinical psychologists is $141.85 per 50+ minute session. More about Medicare rebates >
  • Private health rebates depend on your private health policy and ‘extras’ cover. Please contact your private health insurance to find out if you are eligible and the exact rebate amounts. More about Private Health Insurance rebates >