Elaine Collins is an Irish-Australian Telehealth Provisional Psychologist working with teens and adults presenting with:

– Anxiety

– Sleep-related problems

– Life Transitions (work and personal related) and 

– Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment, diagnosis and treatment.


Elaine holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, BA (Hons) in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology.

She is a Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi), a qualified Psychometrician, Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer, and a mother to a young growing family.

Professional Experience

With over 20 years of professional experience in health services and working directly with complex behavioural and mental health issues. To date, she has helped thousands of Irish and Australian clients improve their mental wellness, working with her clients to develop proactive approaches to solving the modern-day challenges around mental well-being.

Elaine has extensive psychotherapy consulting experience across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, the United States and South America.

Elaine has substantial experience working with clients presenting with:

  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger issues
  • Behavioural problems
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Sleep-related problems
  • Work Identity, Personal Identity and Social Identity challenges
  • Life Transitions such as marriage or a new relationship; the arrival of a new baby; parenting an infant, child, or adolescent; growing up and moving away from home; adjustment to college or the workplace; empty nesting; divorce, separation, or recovery from infidelity; retirement, job loss, or career changes. 

Elaine supports her clients in gaining awareness and insight to understand their thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns to help them achieve a higher quality of life. Each treatment program is tailored to each client, utilising a range of therapy modes and techniques, including interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy and mindfulness.

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Contributions to the field of Psychology

Elaine is the Author of The Psychology of Sleep: a simple scientific guide to better sleep, which serves as an introduction to sleep hygiene psychoeducation for clients presenting with insomnia and sleep-related challenges, and for early career psychologists supporting thier own clients.

Elaine is passionate about supporting provisional and early career psychologists working towards their registration in Australia, after nagivating that journey herself following her formal training in Ireland and the United Kingdom.   

Elaine is working behind the scenes with the Psychology Team at Brain Training Australia, to develop educational materials for provisional and early career psychologists with a focus on Group Supervision and an online self-paced platform for Study Preparation for the National Psychology Exam (NPE). The purposes of these educational programs:

 – bring together the Exam Curriculum and Recommended Reading list for the NPE

– can be then counted as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) purposes to develop and enhance their clinical skills and knowledge, and 

– help support provisional psychologists in Australia to best position themselves for their 5 + 1 internship requirements and in preparation to undertake the National Psychology Exam (NPE) to complement their own studies. 

Psychology Research Contributions

Elaine enjoys educating fellow Health Practitioners seeking professional development. She has contributed significantly to the field of Psychological Research, and some of her research to date considers topics such as:

A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on the Impact of Identity: consequences on Engagement, Psychological Well-Being and Organisational Commitment” and “Optimism and Emotional Intelligence as predictors of Therapists’ Resilience.

In late 2024, Elaine will launch her second book “An Introduction to Assessment and Intervention of Anxiety Disorders, for early career psychologists” as a tool for early career psychologists to develop and enhance their clinical skills. 


How to work with Elaine

Elaine offers the following modalities at Brain Training Australia:

You can work with Elaine by filling out your details on any contact us form on our website.