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 Wednesdays, alternate Thursdays and Fridays.
Jane is a Filipino (Tagalog) speaking Psychologist. 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, trauma related to family violence, stress, depression and anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, adjustment to change, parenting and family concerns. Jane uses a variety of evidence-based intervention approaches including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Grief and Loss, 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/issues which would assist them to explore options and possible solutions and re-establish a better control of their life.
Jane is available Wednesdays via Telehealth.
Kelly is a registered Counselling Psychologist and 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. She uses therapeutic approaches most suited to the person and this can include Internal Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Kelly has experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transition difficulties and grief.
Kelly is available Tuesdays and Fridays.
(Kelly is no longer taking clients)
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.
Effie works with adults. 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 Tuesdays.
(Effie is not available until mid 2022)
Psychologist, Clinical Family Therapist
Helen is skilled at identifying and working with psychological factors (eg anxiety, depression, trauma etc) that affect personal quality of life and relationships. She integrates her understanding of psychological factors with her knowledge of family interactions and an appreciation of the benefits of personal development.
Helen’s particular interests and skills lie in relationship enhancement. She can provide an objective view of how family interactions develop over time as a consequence of differing personalities and perspectives. The awareness of ‘self’ and ‘other’ provides the capacity to ‘shift’ and repair relationships.
Helen is available Mondays.
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 Wednesdays.
(Melissa is not taking new clients indefinitely)
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 Tuesdays and Fridays.