Pakenham

45 Rogers St, Pakenham
Mrs Kate Milne
Psychologist
Kate is a compassionate, collaborative and change-focused practitioner who utilises various evidence-based therapies in her work including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Kate works to both support and challenge clients to meet their individual goals for therapy and sees adolescents, adults and the elderly She is available for report writing and WAIS assessments. Kate’s special interest areas are Stress, Sleep Problems, Grief & Loss, Bullying, Domestic Violence, Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Victimisation, Work-Stress, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidal Risk, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Trauma & Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Carer Issues, Hoarding Disorder, Offending Behaviour, Gambling, Anger Management and Pain Management. Kate is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Melissa Boasman
Clinical Psychologist
Melissa works with adolescents, adults and couples. She has experience in working with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, psychosis, bipolar, disordered eating, trauma, borderline personality disorder, addiction, abusive relationships, childhood abuse, relationship difficulties, grief, stress, trust, self-esteem, parenting, anger management, offending behavior, life adjustment and developmental issues. Melissa is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Effie Chen
Clinical Psychologist
Effie works with adults and adolescents, and her areas of interest include depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, stress management, anger management, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. Effie has several years experience in the work rehabilitation setting, and uses treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing. She is passionate about helping people to improve their lives and accept themselves, and genuinely enjoys the privilege of working with them. Effie is available on Thursdays.
Craig Sanderson
Psychologist
Craig has worked extensively in the corporate environment, supporting workers through coaching, counselling and Employee Assistance Programs. He is also well versed in Psychometric Assessments. In terms of counselling, Craig works with adolescents, adults and couples. He has experience in working with a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, childhood abuse, relationship difficulties, anger, issues relating to sexuality, and workplace problems. Craig is available on Tuesdays.
Yewande Adelaja
Psychologist
Yewande is a registered general psychologist who works with children, adolescents and families experiencing a range of emotional and developmental disorders, such as:  anxiety disorders, childhood depression, adjustment disorders (as well as subclinical difficulties adjusting to change ie. divorce), ASD, emotional and behavioural difficulties and educational and academic issues. Yewande has over 15 years experience gained in Australia and overseas working in a range of settings including private practice, primary and secondary school settings, and early parenting services.  She has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), behavioural and learning difficulties as well as emotional regulation in children and adolescents. Yewande recognises that difficult times are a normal part of life and wishes to improve her clients capacity to manage during these times while empowering them to develop skills that reduce anxiety, increase capacity for focused attention and building necessary skills for overall functioning. Yewande is available on Mondays.
Sophie Simonis
Psychologist
Sophie works with children, adolescents and adults encompassing areas of counselling, treatment and assessment. Sophie originates from a teaching background in psychology, health and human development, nutrition and dietetics. Her love of working with children and young people in particular, led her to further pursue a career in psychology as well studying areas of child sexual abuse and outcomes of these cases within the judicial system. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, pre and post-natal depression/ anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural/ learning difficulties, stress and anger management as well areas of trauma and PTSD. Sophie’s particular interest in positive psychology motivates her to work with clients based on their own strengths and capacities in order to restore and rebuild confidence and resilience. Her experience working within the clinical, tertiary, school and private setting, has provided Sophie with invaluable insights in working with individual clients and tailoring therapy that meets their needs. Sophie is available on Saturdays.
Grant Walker
Clinical Psychologist
Grant has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and works with adults of all ages. His areas of interest include stress, worry, fear, and anxiety management; personal and inter-personal effectiveness; personal development; and enhancing quality of life (creativity, happiness, meaning, and optimal experience). Grant has experience working in both private practice and rehabilitation settings using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (MACT); and Positive Psychology. He specialises in Mindfulness and quality of life skills training. Grant’s passion is to work with creative people to assist them to cope with stress and anxiety and to maximise their creative potential. Grant is available on Thursdays.

Cranbourne

63A High St, Cranbourne
Warrick Arblaster
Counselling Psychologist
Warrick is a Counselling Psychologist with many years’ experience working in public, not-for-profit and private settings. His therapeutic orientation is cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT model), whilst incorporating many other approaches. Warrick likes to tailor therapy to the client’s need, offering a common sense and practical approach to psychological and psycho-social problems. He works with clients covering: depression; anxiety; anger and conflict management; grief; stress; trauma; workplace issues (including bullying); alcohol, drug and other addictions (e.g. gambling); and relationship / couple therapy. Warrick is available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
 
John Jakupi
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Coaching Psychologist, Principal Psychologist at South Eastern Counselling and Psychology
John has spent the last 12 years specialising in treating anxiety disorders across all ages, in addition to school and work-related stress/burnout. He works with individuals and organisations in managing stress, challenge, and difficult personalities within the workplace. John also specialises in treating and educating friends/relatives of people with severe Personality Disorders. John has spent several years working in Vocational Rehabilitation, helping people to return to work and maximising their potential as employees. He is also very passionate about training and mentoring people working within the mental health system, and has spent the last 6 years lecturing at Monash University in addition to providing ongoing supervision to aspiring psychologists. John is available on Wednesdays.
Lebecca Jelicic
Psychologist
Lebecca is a registered psychologist, and has worked in community and health-care settings with adolescents, young people and adults. She has experience working with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress management, and substance use. Lebecca takes a collaborative approach working with clients, to address issues and goals, while utilising evidence-based therapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and mindfulness-based cognitive-therapy (MBCT). Lebecca has a particular interest in working on issues of motivation, mindfulness, and values-based living. Lebecca is available on Mondays.

Narre Warren

8/418 Princes Highway, Narre Warren
Lorraine Cuff
Clinical Psychologist
Lorraine began working in mental health in 1999, supporting individuals with complex mental health conditions, their families and carers. She has conducted research into the impact of trauma on people’s lives, and psychological approaches to chronic pain. Lorraine is a sensitive, client-focussed psychologist who draws from a range of evidence-based therapies, including CBT, ACT and interpersonal therapy, tailored to the client’s needs. Areas of interest are trauma-related problems, health psychology and women’s issues. Lorraine is available on Wednesdays.
Effie Chen
Clinical Psychologist
Effie works with adults and adolescents, and her areas of interest include depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, stress management, anger management, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. Effie has several years experience in the work rehabilitation setting, and uses treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing. She is passionate about helping people to improve their lives and accept themselves, and genuinely enjoys the privilege of working with them. Effie is available on Tuesdays.
Kendrick Hsu
Clinical Psychologist
Kendrick is a client-centred psychologist who genuinely enjoys working with adults and children who experience psychological health issues, ranging from complex mental health problems, significant life adjustments, to the stress associating with daily tasks. His areas of interest include trauma-related stresses, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, autism, parenting, grief, stress, anger and communication. He has conducted research into the impacts of trauma on victims’ memory and the effects of brain stimulation on cognitive functioning. He also has experience in assessing learning disorders and working with people who have cognitive deficits. Kendrick uses a variety of evidence-based intervention approaches, including CBT, ACT, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy and motivational interview. Kendrick is available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Sue Troupakis
Psychologist
Sue is a highly skilled and empathic psychologist with extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and has worked in private practice, health and not for profit sectors. Sue specialises in working with adults, both individually and as a couple. Within a safe and comfortable environment, Sue enables her clients to express their challenges and discuss their goals with ease. Her understanding nature and practical, insight-orientated approach supports her clients to navigate their challenges whilst gaining increased understanding to facilitate positive changes. Sue focuses on her client’s strengths and resources in order to foster a sense of personal empowerment and responsibility as an advocacy for change. She believes that counselling is a great opportunity for her clients to experience personal growth through recognition of unhelpful behaviours that prevent the achievement of a rich and fulfilled life. Sessions with Sue are tailored towards individual needs, and incorporate therapeutic approaches such as Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Sue is dedicated towards assisting clients to increase their resilience and capacity to cope with stress, and to make lasting changes. Sue is available on Mondays.
Jane Versoza
Psychologist
Jane is a Filipino (Tagalog) speaking Psychologist who obtained her Master of Science in Psychology in the Philippines. Prior to migrating to Australia, she has worked as a School Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology for almost 10 years. With her passion in Psychology, she continued her aspiration to enhance her skills in counselling and obtain her full registration as a Psychologist in Australia. She has worked with clients from CALD backgrounds across all ages and particularly enjoys working with adults. Jane’s areas of interest include loss and grief, relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, adjustment to change, parenting and family concerns. She has also experience in working with court-mandated clients presenting with substance and anger management issues and those wanting to gain positive life skills. Jane uses a variety of evidence-based intervention approaches including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy and Trauma Therapy. Jane believes that counselling provides an opportunity for clients to gain a greater and better understanding of themselves and the factors that may be contributing to their concerns which would assist them to explore options and possible solutions and re-establish a better control of their life. Jane is available on Wednesdays.
Honor Newman
Psychologist, Writer and Women’s Group Facilitator
Honor loves to help people move out of stuck places in their lives so they can feel more confident, calm and in control.  She works with people to help reduce feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression that they may be feeling with a combination of practical strategies and insight building.  She has over 10 years of clinical experience. Her special interests include women with perfectionism, postnatal depression and career and life pathway planning. Honor is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Grant Walker
Clinical Psychologist
Grant has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and works with adults of all ages. His areas of interest include stress, worry, fear, and anxiety management; personal and inter-personal effectiveness; personal development; and enhancing quality of life (creativity, happiness, meaning, and optimal experience). Grant has experience working in both private practice and rehabilitation settings using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (MACT); and Positive Psychology. He specialises in Mindfulness and quality of life skills training. Grant’s passion is to work with creative people to assist them to cope with stress and anxiety and to maximise their creative potential. Grant is available Mondays and Tuesdays.
Kelly Garfield
Psychologist
Kelly works with adolescents and adults. She utilises a client centred approach and is passionate about working with clients to assist them to better understand their concerns and then collaborate with them to work out what strategies may be most helpful. Kelly primarily utilises Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and can also incorporate other therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Kelly has experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. Kelly is available on the first and the third Friday of each month.

Berwick

5/94 High St, Berwick
Kelly Garfield
Psychologist
Kelly works with adolescents and adults. She utilises a client centred approach and is passionate about working with clients to assist them to better understand their concerns and then collaborate with them to work out what strategies may be most helpful. Kelly primarily utilises Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and can also incorporate other therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Kelly has experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. Kelly is available on Tuesdays.
Roslyn Delrayne
Psychologist
Roslyn is a registered psychologist (Master of Clinical Psychology) who works with adults and teenagers individually. She has experience working with a variety of issues including depression, post natal depression, anxiety, trauma, dissociation, substance abuse, stress management, anger management, sleep problems, personality disorders, relationship and family problems, chronic pain, weight loss and eating disorders. Roslyn uses a number of evidence based therapies and likes to utilise approaches that are tailormade for the clients’ needs. Roslyn is available on Mondays and Saturdays.
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