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D/90 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens, QLD, 4810

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Our team

Elizabeth Pincott

Director | Psychologist | Individual & Couples Schema Therapist | Gottman Couples Therapist

Elizabeth is the founder of Breakfree Psychology Services and a Psychologist with expertise in clinical psychology and over 17 years experience treating clinical presentations.

Elizabeth is one of the few psychologists in Townsville and North Queensland who is highly trained in the Gottman method for couples counselling and skilled in treating couples with conflict, unfulfilling relationships, and specific relationship problems using the Gottman Method of Couples Counselling. She is also able to assist with all anxiety and depressive related conditions, personality vulnerabilities and eating disorders.

Elizabeth’s preferred practice is to use Schema Therapy with individuals and Gottman Couples Therapy with couples counselling. Elizabeth is a Level 3 Trained Gottman Couple’s Therapist, an Advanced Trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Advanced Trained ACT Therapist and is highly trained in Schema Therapy for individuals and couples. 

Elizabeth is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA), a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI), and the International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST).

Presentations Elizabeth works with:

  • couples therapy
  • anxiety and depression related disorders
  • Personality vulnerabilities
  • childhood trauma
  • eating disorders
  • anger issues
  • relationships issues
  • Adults
  • CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy


Practice Manager

Ryan is our practice manager, responsible for managing the online and in person clinics.

Ryan is able to assist with all things operational and manages our day to day practice to ensure it runs like clock work! Ryan has an extensive background in operations, management, risk and is also a competitive athlete.

Ryan has experienced the challenges of having a family member struggle with mental illness and has in-depth knowledge of how the right supports can assist a person in being able to live a full and fulfilling life. Assisting those with a disability is a passion for Ryan.

Christina Rains

Provisional Psychologist

Christina is working out of our clinic in Townsville.

Christina has experience working with clients aged 12 to 87, of varied backgrounds, including indigenous, uses evidence based practices and a client centred approach.

She also comes from an established background as a registered nurse.

Christina is a registered provisional psychologist with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Presentations Christina works with:

  • Substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • PDA and Autism
  • parenting strategies
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Families, children, adults and older adults, adolescents

Patrick Renner

Provisional Psychologist | Behaviour Support Practitioner

Patrick is part of our Telehealth (online) clinic.

Patrick has experience working with people all across the lifespan, particularly those with disabilities and their families. His approach to therapy is client-centred and collaborative, focusing on building a strong therapeutic alliance and creating the most comfortable enviornment possible.

He has worked in the community with a diverse range of clients and their families, providing assessments and non-restrictive interventions for challenging behaviours. Through these interventions he has seen great improvement in the lives of clients, as well as improving their relationships with family and other support networks.

Patrick is currently completing his masters in clinical psychology, he is a registered provisional psychologist with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is also a Behavioural Support Practitioner.

Presentations Patrick works with:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Parenting Strategies
  • Panic
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Sleep
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Children, adolescents, adults, older adults
  • CBT