Paul embodies all of the best of holistic approaches. We're very lucky to have found a male counsellor with his calm and peaceful energy.

Meet our brilliant Counsellors

Rachel Whitehead

Rachel has a degree in Occupational Therapy and a Masters of Counselling 
with14 years experience in mental health and counselling.  She has worked for State Govt.s and NGOs.  
Her work includes mild to severe mental health conditions, eating disorders, and grief and loss. 
She has worked for Isis-The Eating Issues Centre, and in private practice 
with people from all walks of life.  

She has also designed and/or facilitated numerous therapeutic groups with high retention rates. 
Rachel is particularly passionate about working with young people, girls and women who have

developed an eating disorder, people affected by grief and loss, including health and capacity

loss and end-of-life issues, and has had helped to change lives of people experiencing anxiety

and/or depression to move through that which has held them back, and into a place of

enthusiasm for life.  

Rachel is available by appointment for Brisbane MIND clients

​​Paul Dunne

Paul has practised as a registered Psychologist for almost 25 years.

He describes himself as a Holistic Psychologist focusing on the physical, mental, emotional,

and spiritual aspects of your life.  Paul provides our clients with information, knowledge,

skills and techniques useful for developing personal empowerment. Everyone needs support and

guidance at times to meet the variety of challenges life presents.

In a dynamic and challenging psychology career, Paul has provided training to the community

and youth sector in the areas of youth suicide and self-harm, Domestic and Family Violence,

Palliative Care, Aged Care, Death and Dying, and young people at risk of harm.

Paul maintains a special interest in finding ways of empowering young people 30 years and younger.

Paul’s interventions are tailored for the individual needs of each client.

Your individual sessions with Paul provide you with insight into the way in which your

physical body cooperates with your brain and inner mind, and how each of these aspects

interacts with your energy system.

You will learn how to re-establish your personal power, challenge outdated old belief systems, and access a freedom that allows you to make choices for personal wellbeing and happiness.

Paul will teach you how to communicate with your inner self and utilises CBT, Mindfulness, Meditation, Energy Psychology Techniques, and evidence based practices to dissolve pain in your life and support you to be empowered and engaged in new and positive ways for a brighter future.

Paul is available by appointment   

Administrative Support

Dr Don Wyatt, is our Practice Manager, he has an extensive background in Health, Education

and Community Development, in academia, diverse workforces and has worked across

continents and cultures.  

He is completely a Bachelor of Naturopathy and is very knowledgeable about nutrition and

supplements.  His previous studies and life experience allow him to discuss sound lifestyle choices.

He also has a lot of experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,

those with CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA and FIFO roles.  

Ask Don about Medicare Rebates, ATAPS and DVA Services through your GP.  

He can explain to you the process of gaining an appropriate referral.  

He is also able to arrange your appointments and is covered by the same

Confidentiality Agreement as everyone at Brilliance Counselling and Consultancy.


Animal Assisted Therapy Project

We have a 3 yr old German Shepherd who loves people and is undergoing ongoing training to work with

clients who have an interest in pet therapy.  

You may meet her as she is occasionally in the Practice.

Frida excels at confidentiality and is covered by our code of ethics.


If you have a dog allergy or are uncomfortable with dogs do mention that when you book in to see us.

Frida is more likely to be at Brilliance after hours as she prefers to work short days.


​​Everyone here at Brilliance shares a passion for planting seeds in the minds of all the people with whom we work. We endeavour to empower you to grow and reach your brightest potential.  Our business model includes showing warmth, compassion and assisting people to make sustainable change.

We are all covered by our Brilliance Code of Conduct and our Professional Codes of Conduct.  You may rest assured your information will be treated confidentially and with respect.  

We're so happy to have such a warm and mindful counsellor. Rachel offers her clients her compassion and reassurance.

Jani offers Skype/Zoom Videotherapy counselling, supervision & clinical consultation internationally.

We offer meditation on Monday nights, as we are convinced that this practice is of immense benefit.

We are all trained to offer suicide prevention, support clients with depression and anxiety and assist with family difficulties.

Jani is available full time & extended hours.

Our Practice provides qualified professionals who are intuitive, empathic, caring and  holistic.  We are interested in your health, well being and connections.   

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Jani has a strong sense of fun

​when working with children

Don will join us soon offering Naturopathy.  In the meantime he is able to advise about nutrition.

​He is calm and knows all there is to know about Medicare and BrisbaneMIND referrals

 Gottman Therapy Couples Counselling

 Jani has completed Level 3 training in Gottman Therapy.  She trained in Seattle with Drs Julie & John Gottman. Her Levels 1 & 2 were completed in Denver with Don & Carrie Cole, of the Gottman Institute.  

She offers 90 mins appointments and can offer extended sessions and marathon sessions, by appointment.  

Her niche areas include LGBTIQA concerns.  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clinical Director

Jani Forest-Wyatt

Jani is a passionate and dedicated * Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and a proud professional member of AASW, Anzapth, ISTSS, ASTSS, EDA, Gottman Referral Network and social justice organisations.  She initiated the North Brisbane Private Practice Network.  Her professional development for over 20 years has included

ongoing training in her niche areas.

Jani works with Trauma, Complex PTSD, PTSD, DV, Gottman Therapy*, LGBTIQA & Children & Young People, FIFO, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People & CALD.  She utilises an holistic, intuitive and mindful approach.  She offers therapeutic group work with fun and humour.  She also offers weekly meditation sessions.





Mental Health

Jani worked for years in mental health services and understands all tiers of mental health concerns.  Her counselling of anxiety and depression seeks to explore coping and acceptance, growth and change.