Brisbane Specialist Suites


Welcome to Brisbane Specialist Suites. Our team provide medical, psychological and nutritional support in a single specialist centre for the whole family.

Press Release for 2016

Welcome Dr Sarah Steele 

Accepting referrals now - Dr Steele is an experienced and highly competent Psychiatrist able to provide comprehensive treatment for a range of conditions affecting children, teenagers and adults. Welcome, Sarah!!

Elsa Pearse

We are delighted to announce that our new dietitian and nutritionist, Elsa Pearse, is currently accepting new referrals for her clinic here at Brisbane Specialist Suites. Elsa is an enthusiastic and friendly clinician who is passionate about providing nutritional support to our patients for a range of issues including:

  • management of fussy eating in children and toddlers
  • eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa)
  • nutritional support for patients struggling with weight or body image issues 

Please contact reception on (07) 3831 8700 if you would like to see Elsa for nutritional advice and support.

Contemplate Tx is here!

Contemplate Tx is a new Multidisciplinary Service at Brisbane Specialist Suites that will be providing holistic care to children, teenagers and adults struggling with disordered eating.  

Group Therapy - places available

Our lovely psychologist, Alexandra Ward, continues to expand the Group Therapy Program at Brisbane Specialist Suites. We are delighted to offer a range of groups for children, teenagers and young adults including:

  • Blend – Helping Children with Separated Parents (Age: 7 – 10 years)
  • Calm Kids -  Anxiety Group for Children (Age: 7 – 10 years)
  • Brave – Adolescent Anxiety/ Social Anxiety Group (Age: 12 – 17 years)
  • Evolve – Transition to Life After High School (Age: 17 – 20 years)
  • Imagine – Supporting Positive Body Image (Age: 14 – 20 years)
  • Release – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Age: Teenagers & Young Adults)

Individuals are eligible for up to 10 sessions of group psychological treatment per calendar year (January to December).

Group therapy remains an affordable way to extend your psychological treatment under Medicare with minimal out of pocket costs. 

To register your interest, please contact our reception on (07) 3831 8700.

New Website and Blog - coming soon

Brisbane Specialist Suites has out grown this website. We will be launching the new look site in December 2016 and we will soon be commencing our very own Blog. If there is a topic of interest you would like us to address, please contact our reception staff on (07) 3831 8700 or email your suggestions through to

Our Specialists

Dr Catherine Llewellyn

Director of Brisbane Specialist Suites & Queensland's First Female Child, Adolescent, Adult & Addiction Psychiatrist

BA Hons (1st, University of Cambridge)., MB BChir (Distinctions Medicine and Surgery, University of Cambridge), MA (Cantab), AMC, FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol Psych. (RANZCP), Cert. Addiction Psych. (RANZCP)

Leisa Tanner

Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator & Author of "Becoming A Mother"

B.Soc.Wk, G.Cert.Soc.Wk (Advanced Family Therapy)

Dr Mary Jessop

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

M.B.,B.S.,(UQ)., FRANZCP, Cert. Child Adol Psychiarty.

Alexandra Ward

Registered Psychologist for Children, Adolescents & Adults

BA (Psych), PostGradDipPsych, MMentalHlth, AssocMAPS

Dr Aleks Chojnacki

Clinical Psychologist for Adolescents & Adults

B.Psych (Hons)., D Psych (Clinical), MAPS

Elsa Pearse

Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist

B. ExNutr. Sci. (UQ), M. DietSt. (UQ)

Dr Sarah Steele
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Steele is an experienced and highly competent Psychiatrist able to provide comprehensive treatment for a range of conditions affecting children, teenagers and adults. Welcome, Sarah!!



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