Clinical Psychologists
Sydney CBD, Wynyard

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Meet our Therapists

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Meet our therapists

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Dr Steven Mayers
BSc, MSc, DClinPsy

Steve is a UK trained clinical psychologist who has recently moved to Sydney. Over the past 10 years, he has developed a broad range of clinical experience from his work in the UK National Health Service (NHS), working with a range of people in mental health services, health settings, forensic hospitals and in neuropsychology.

Steve has adopted an approach which enables him to be creative, reflective and flexible in his work. He believes that people don’t fit into boxes and in order to support someone in a way that is useful, it is important to integrate different ideas and ways of understanding a person’s experiences. Some of the ideas that Steve draws on are from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and mindfulness-based approaches. He is also able incorporate ideas from inter-personal dynamic psychotherapy and systemic family therapy.

Steve completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Liverpool; his master’s in Psychological Research Methods at Birkbeck College, University of London; and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. Steve is committed to ongoing research and is currently writing his doctoral thesis which explores the process of collaboration between practitioners working in social care in the UK. He has previously undertaken specialist projects which focused upon the psychological needs of people who are homeless and the input of clinical psychologists in a major trauma centre. In addition to this, Steve is currently co-authoring a book, commissioned by Routledge, titled ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything you need to know’.

Steve feels fortunate to work as a clinical psychologist and continues to value the opportunity to learn from the people he has been able to support. He enjoys forums when members of local communities can come together to discuss various topics from a psychological perspective. Steve is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Steven is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am.

Ms Kristi Heffernan
B Sc., Grad Dip., M Clin Psych., PhD Candidate

Kristi is a committed and professional clinical psychologist motivated by applying her knowledge and experience to assist others. Having spent the early part of her career in health-related services including an oncology service in Canberra, Kristi has spent a number of years in the Military, assisting service men and women with the range of stressors and opportunities for growth and resilience associated with military life.

Kristi is motivated to assist others to manage and thrive in challenging circumstances and has developed an empathy and compassion for the cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes that can occur throughout life. Predominantly a cognitive-behavioural therapist, with influences from other modalities, Kristi adopts an evidence-based approach and is continually learning and seeking professional development opportunities to ensure her practice is research informed and individually tailored.

Kristi is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with endorsement as a clinical psychologist. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the Australian National University and is completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms of memory, thinking, problem solving and future orientation and how soldiers use these to manage their experiences of overseas deployments.

Kristi’s areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress-related conditions, substance use, health-related issues, building resilience and optimising mental health. She is experienced with Veterans and mental health associated with military and emergency services. Having treated a predominantly male population for the past twenty years, Kristi has a wealth of experience assisting men with thriving in difficult circumstances but is interested in working with both men and women in a therapeutic setting.

Kristi is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays including after hours.

Ms Michelle Pal
BA Psych (Hons), MA Clinical Psych

Michelle is warm and down-to-earth, and enjoys working with clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds. She works together with her clients to help them live their best versions of themselves through practical, cognitive and behavioural strategies. Her therapeutic approach mostly consists of motivational enhancement, solutions-focussed approaches, cognitive-behavioural therapy, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Michelle's main interest areas are obsessive-compulsive disorders, health anxiety, worry and general anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anger, sexual dysfunction, body image concerns, overeating and weight concerns, social anxiety, and performance anxiety.

Michelle completed her BA Psychology (with Honours) and MA Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. She was awarded the Dean's University Medal for her undergraduate degree. She completed her clinical psychology training in public health settings working at the Department of Psychological Medicine Children's Hospital Westmead, Therapy and Recovery Services at Liverpool Hospital, and consultation-liaison psychiatry at Bankstown Hospital. Since then she has been working in private practice for the past 4 years, including within a specialist OCD and anxiety disorders clinic.

Michelle is fully registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). She is eligible to provide specialist clinical psychological services under Medicare.

Michelle is available for appointments on Mondays and Fridays, including after hours. .

Ms Joyce Ong
BSc. Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clin)

Joyce is a young, dynamic, and compassionate psychologist, who brings her years of study and experience to catalyse meaningful changes in people’s lives. She combines her empathetic nature with her client-centered approach to help clients re-integrate their past, present and future towards a collaboratively set goal.

Joyce’s qualifications include a Master of Clinical Psychology Degree (Macquarie University) and a Bachelor of Science with Honours Psychology Degree (Sunway University, Malaysia in affiliation with Lancaster University, UK). Joyce has worked in a variety of settings including university clinic, anxiety-specialist clinic, psychiatric hospital (inpatient unit, drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit) and sexual health centre. In her years of private practice, she has specialised in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and stress, substance abuse/ addiction, grief and loss, relationship issues, sexuality/identity acceptance, and dysfunctional family systems.

Joyce utilises a range of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Trauma-informed practice to suit the client’s therapeutic needs She also draws upon existential psychotherapy techniques to elicit powerful changes in one’s psyche. She hopes to further her specialist training in Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Joyce also has special interest in exploring quantum theory, philosophy and spirituality in her own time to understand how they shape our lived experience and their application to psychology. Her philosophy in therapy is "embracing humanity from within”.

Joyce is fully registered and endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Joyce is available for appointments on Tuesdays including after hours.

Ms Lauren Callaghan
(PGDipClinPsych, PgCert, MA (Hons), LLB (Hons), BA)

Lauren has recently returned to Australasia after spending over a decade in London. She has over 12 years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating both adults and adolescents with mental health problems and psychological difficulties in national health services and the private sector. During her time in the United Kingdom Lauren worked at world leading research and treatment centers for anxiety disorders, and trauma. She was recognized as a national level specialist in treating anxiety problems, trauma and obsessional disorders, and she has published self-help books on these subjects.

Lauren also set up a successful city based practice in London, and worked as a psychologist with large international corporations. She understands the demands of high pressured working environments and worked with individuals to find ways to balance these demands alongside improving their mental health and well-being.

She has a wealth of experience in a range of therapies in addition to CBT including Family and Couples Therapy and Compassionate Focused Therapy.

Lauren works in an energetic, collaborative and creative way and wants to both empower and enable clients to reach their full potential.

Lauren is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and has specialist registration under Medicare.

She is available on Saturdays.

Ms Alexand MacFarlane
B.Sc., Grad. Dip., M.Psych (Clin), PhD candidate

Alexand (Alex) is passionate about helping others move toward self-development and growth and has pursued continuous education and research towards this goal. After a first profession as an exercise physiologist, Alexand completed her training (with honours) in clinical and experimental psychology (USA) motivated by her focused interest in integrated holistic (mental, emotional, physiological, neurological, and transpersonal) healing and well-being.

In over twenty years of assisting others through consulting and clinical psychology, Alexand has built on theory and evidence-based insight into inherent and learned individual differences from a psycho-bio-neurological perspective to assist individuals to better understand themselves and others and achieve healing. She is currently completing a PhD on individual differences in our innate neurological preferences as they relate to natural gifts, risks, personality, and pathways toward optimal well-being.

Alexand is an empathic person-centred psychologist focused on establishing a supportive and respectful relationship with clients. She is influenced by positive strength-based psychotherapeutic models and draws upon several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Psychosynthesis, dependent upon the needs of each individual.

Alexand has substantial and international experience in many roles within psychology addressing individuals, couples, groups, and organisations over a wide range of needs. She enjoys assisting others with issues related to anxiety disorders, depression, stress, and other presenting problems and then further assisting them to a level of self-empowerment. Alexand has in-depth experience in: Self-esteem/Identity development; Vocational discernment; Co-dependency; Relationship issues (personal and work); Bullying; Effects of life changes, mobility, and international relocation; Post Traumatic Stress (complex or single event trauma); Resilience; Bulimia and Over-eating.

Alexand is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists. She is endorsed to provide specialist psychological services under Medicare. She is approved as a clinical supervisor by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Alexand is available for appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays with after hours available both days and Saturdays.

Ms Desiree Loveridge
BA (Hons) M Psychol (Clin)

Desiree brings experience, warmth, understanding and care to her work as a Clinical Psychologist. She is passionate about making a real difference in people’s lives. She uses an integrated model of care and sees therapy as a collaborative process of helping people make sense of what is going on for them and working out what is going to be the most helpful way forward.

Desiree gained registration as a psychologist in 2001. She became registered as an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Australia Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales. She has trained in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). She endeavours to apply evidence-based principles with her knowledge of neuroscience, developmental processes, attachment theory and each person’s own interpretation to therapy.

Desiree’s areas of interest include parenting, perinatal issues, relationship issues, chronic health issues, personal growth, and body image issues. She has a wealth of experience working in private practice and has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use issues, chronic pain, workplace stress, and trauma.

Desiree is available on Mondays and Wednesdays including after hours.

Dr Michael Gascoigne
BA (Hons), DClinPsych, PhD

Michael is a clinical psychologist who has an interest in using evidence-based solutions, tailored to individual client needs.

Michael has worked with adolescents and adults with a range of presenting problems, including social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders. He has trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

He has practised in a variety of both public and private health facilities, including hospitals and community mental health centres. Michael also has an interest in cognitive disorders and completed a series of studies examining memory difficulties in children with epilepsy, and has authored a number of publications on cognitive disorders in this clinical population.

Michael is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and can provide specialist psychological services under Medicare. He obtained an Honours degree in Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and PhD in neuropsychology from the University of Sydney. In addition to his private practice work, he is a lecturer at the School of Psychological Sciences at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, an Honorary Associate of the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders.

Michael is available for appointments on Mondays (including after hours).

Dr Fiona Davies
BA (Hons), M.Psych (Applied), PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Fiona spent the first part of her career as a psychologist working in corporate settings including management roles. Her experiences over a decade in these settings led to her interest in wellbeing and work, and how we can create good habits in both work and self-care. Fiona has run seminars on this topic for several years.

As a result of this interest, Fiona changed careers and completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at The University of Wollongong. She has subsequently worked in private practice with adults and a public hospital with children, adolescents and their families. Fiona is primarily trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has significant experience in helping clients suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and a range of other difficulties. Fiona also has a strong understanding of the importance of relationships and their impact on both wellbeing and stress.

As a result of her hospital work Fiona has considerable experience in the impact of physical health problems on psychological wellbeing (e.g., chronic pain), treatment of medically unexplained symptoms, and weight management (losing weight). She has co-authored publications on both medically unexplained symptoms and weight management. Fiona has a strong interest in helping people to maintain a healthy lifestyle in our current environment which encourages us to eat too much, and move too little. Fiona is committed to working collaboratively with clients to address their specific concerns, as well as enhancing their wellbeing and building a meaningful life.

Fiona is fully registered as a Clinical and Organisational Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Fiona is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, including the College of Clinical Psychologists and the College of Organisational Psychologists.

Fiona is available Mondays and Wednesdays including after hours.

Ms Mai Dao
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin), MAPS

Mai is a warm and empathic Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to providing clients with high quality evidence-based psychological therapy, which is collaborative and tailored to the individual.

Mai’s areas of interest and specialty include: depression, bipolar disorder, worry and generalised anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), social anxiety, phobias, trauma (PTSD), low self-esteem, perfectionism, eating and body image issues, relationship and family issues, work stress and adjustment to life changes. Mai has a particular interest in couples and sex therapy and also specialises in supporting clients through adjustment and distress related to medical issues including cancer.

Mai possesses significant experience in adult mental health. She has worked in various settings including hospital and community crisis intervention teams, community mental health teams, a specialised medical and psychosocial hospital unit and private practice. Mai is highly skilled in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

Mai holds a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of South Australia. She is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and has specialist registration under Medicare. Mai is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.

Mai is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays including after hours, Fridays and fortnightly Saturdays.

Dr Claudia Sannibale
BA (Psych) (Hons), M. Psych (Clin), PhD

Claudia is a warm and engaging Clinical Psychologist with more than 25 years of clinical experience. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, motivational, adapted to individual needs and based on research evidence.

Claudia’s areas of interest and expertise include addictions, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (both complex and single event trauma), social anxiety, panic disorder, worry and generalized anxiety, difficulties with emotional regulation, and interpersonal problems.

Her therapeutic approach includes: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Mindfulness based CBT.

p>Claudia, who completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UoN and UNSW, also has a long-standing interest in clinical research and has conducted several studies evaluating the efficacy of therapies. She has co-authored journal articles and a book chapter and conducted training workshops, seminars and lectures for psychologists and other health professionals. Claudia is currently also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a guest Lecturer (at USyd and UWS) and an Honorary Associate (MqU).

Claudia is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and the Anxiety Practitioners' Network. She is eligible to provide specialist psychological services under Medicare and is also registered with WorkCover to provide psychological services for claims under workers' compensation.

Claudia is available for appointments on Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Melanie Babooram
B.A. (Psych.) (Hons)., Doc. Clin Psych/MSc

Melanie is a dedicated, warm and hard-working Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds. She finds it very rewarding to help people attain their goals and achieve a newfound quality and empowerment in their daily lives. Melanie has been trained in a variety of different therapies and enjoys the challenge of tailoring strategies to meet specific needs, and thereby maximise therapeutic efficiency for her clients.

Over the course of her career, Melanie has worked with children and adults of various backgrounds, ages and presenting problems including: anxiety and mood disorders, perfectionism, personality disorder features, management of chronic pain, anger management, family work and parenting, health psychology and grief counselling.

Melanie has received specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). She has done specialist and intensive training in Schema Therapy and uses that to help people with chronic difficulties with self-esteem, mood and dysfunctional relationship patterns.

Melanie has practiced in both private and public health facilities and enjoys variety and depth in all her work. With regards to qualifications, Melanie has completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology / Master of Science (University of Sydney) and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (University of Sydney). Melanie has also had her work published in international journals. Melanie is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and has specialist registration under Medicare.

Melanie is available for appointments on Wednesday and Thursday (including after hours) and Friday.

Dr Vanessa Beavan
BA (Psych.) (Hons.), Masters (ClinPsych.), PhD (Psych.), PGDip (ClinPsych.)

Vanessa is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, passionate about supporting people to make positive change in their lives. She enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and presenting with a range of difficulties.

Her training and work experience in a variety of settings across Australia, New Zealand and France have included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Neuropsychological assessment and interventions. More recently, she has specialised in the area of psychosis and working collaboratively with people to help make sense of and cope with unusual experiences.

Vanessa works with adults experiencing a range of psychological, emotional and life change issues and offers both brief solution-focused interventions and longer-term psychotherapy, as best suits each individual and their circumstances.

Vanessa can help you with issues around significant life changes, stress, anger, self-esteem, life satisfaction, grief, trauma and abuse, anxiety/ worry/ panic, depression, bipolar, eating disorders, hearing voices/unusual beliefs, and striving to fulfil your potential.

Vanessa's qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Massey University), a Master's Degree in Clinical and Pathological Psychology (Université de Bordeaux), and a PhD in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology (University of Auckland). Alongside her Private Practice work, she is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychological Sciences at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

Vanessa is fully registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She is eligible to provide specialist psychological services under Medicare.

Vanessa is available for appointments on Thursdays with after hours available.

Mr Warwick Allan
B.A. (Hons. Applied Psychology), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), MAPS

Warwick has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and Australia since 1995. He has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families. He draws on a wide range of therapeutic interventions and approaches, tending to use the brief, solution-focused and linguistic systems models most often. His experience and training allows him to adapt his approach to his clients and their specific concerns.

He has worked with clients seeking therapy for a wide range of mental health and relationship concerns. He enjoys helping people with depression, anxiety, stress management and life coaching. He has a special interest in couples therapy and relationship issues including sexuality, sexual health, sexual addiction and HIV.

Underlying the work he does with his clients is his unwavering belief that all human beings have immense power to overcome, to heal, and to create new possibilities for ourselves and others. In therapy he establishes a supportive, respectful relationship with his clients while collaboratively working with them to move beyond their current circumstances and perceptions.

Warwick completed his training in South Africa where he was awarded a Bachelors, an Honours and a Masters Degree in clinical psychology. He is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He is approved as a clinical supervisor by the Psychology Board of Australia.

He is eligible to provide specialist psychological services under Medicare.

Warwick is available for appointments on Saturdays.

Ms Daniela Ho Tan
B. Psych (Hons), M Psychol (Clin)

Daniela is a warm, compassionate and empathic psychologist who has experience in a variety of mental health issues.

Daniela has experience in both public health and private practice and enjoys working with people with a wide range of psychological problems including: depression, worry and generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, trauma, grief and loss, health anxiety, perfectionism, relationship problems, career change and life difficulties. Daniela currently also works with adolescents and their families at headspace (a National Youth Mental Health Foundation) promoting early psychological intervention.

Daniela strongly believes in collaborating with her clients in order to develop a clear understanding of the presenting issues so that a personalised treatment plan can be used to help each client achieve their desired goals. She provides a safe, non-judgemental and open space for clients to move at their own pace. Daniela draws on her knowledge and training within Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy.

Daniela was awarded her Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales and her Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Western Sydney. Daniela was awarded the APS College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize for her Masters coursework and has had her research published in an international journal.

She is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and offers after-hours appointments.

Ms Malinda Guest
B. Sc (Hons)(Psych), MClin Psych, MAPS

Malinda is an open-minded and non-judgemental Clinical Psychologist who has worked in both public health and private practice settings, as well as for not-for-profit organisations. She has completed two dissertations focusing on the impacts of professional athlete burnout, and analysing conversations between psychologists and clients to improve treatment recommendations. Malinda is able to utilise and draw upon these experiences and knowledge when providing psychological services.

Malinda’s areas of interest and specialty include: depression, anxiety, trauma, work stress and workplace communication, relationship issues, couples and family issues, grief and loss, alcohol and substance misuse, dysfunctional relationship patterns, and personality difficulties.

Malinda implements therapies from evidence based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

Malinda is fully registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is eligible to provide specialist psychological services under Medicare.

Malinda is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays including after hours and Fridays.

Ms Julia Tockar
BPsych(Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

Julia is an empathic, warm psychologist devoted to helping her clients manage and overcome their difficulties. She is dedicated to creating a supportive, confidential and comfortable environment for her clients to share their concerns. Her approach is rooted in compassion, building strong therapeutic rapport, and providing evidence-based treatment to create meaningful change.

Julia trained as a clinical psychologist at The University of New South Wales and has acquired specialist experience treating adult mood disorders (e.g. depression), anxiety disorders (e.g. panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias), as well as grief and loss. She also works with adults who experience other difficulties, including study or work-related stress, relationship and adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, and anger management issues.

While Julia mainly uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach, she is also trained and has an interest in other evidence-based treatment approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Julia currently works as part of an experienced team of clinical psychologists at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Westmead Hospital, where she specialises in providing treatment for adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief. She has previously worked in private, university and public settings, including the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit at Westmead Hospital and The Albion Centre.

Julia is available on Wednesdays and offers after-hours appointments.

Mrs. Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy)
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin)

Danielle is a warm and enthusiastic psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with people to help them make positive changes in their lives. Danielle loves working with people in all their complexity and is committed to finding unique evidence-based solutions to improve their psychological wellbeing.

Danielle has acquired experience treating a wide range of mental health issues across a broad spectrum of age groups in a variety of settings which include both public and private health sectors. Danielle’s specialist areas of interest include eating and body image disorders, perfectionism, difficulties with emotion regulation, depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, social, panic and obsessive-compulsive), interpersonal issues, stress management and addictions. Additionally Danielle has an interest in relationship issues and offers couples therapy.

Danielle does not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all model of intervention and she uses an integrative approach mostly comprised of Cognitive-Behavioural techniques which include traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brain-Based Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Danielle is registered as a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and has general registration under Medicare. She sees clients in a bulk-billed arrangement and couples at a reduced fee.

Danielle is available for appointments Monday and Thursday with after-hours appointments.

Ms Gemma Cribb
B. Psych (Hons), M Psychol (Clin)

Gemma is passionate about psychology and has a genuine love for helping people. She has a broad range of experience, great expertise and thrives on working with people in all their variety and complexity. No difficulty is too small or large, recent or chronic, usual or unusual!

Gemma's qualifications include a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (UNSW) and a Bachelor degree in Psychology (Macquarie). In addition, Gemma has gained advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis and specialty training in a range of different therapies including Schema Therapy, Sex Therapy, Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Gemma considers herself to be a bit of a workshop-a-holic and has attended countless training days learning the most up to date treatments in most common areas of psychology. Her most recent focus has been on Neuropsychotherapy and using what we know about how the brain works to inform her psychological therapy with couples and individuals.

Gemma has a particular interest in sex therapy and has trained in western models as well as tantric approaches. She loves working with people who have an unhappy relationship with their body, food and exercise (also known as eating disorders). She also has expertise in treating depression and anxiety in single people and is currently researching and writing a book in this area.

Gemma is fully registered as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists.

Gemma is available for appointments Mondays to Thursdays including after hours.

Steven Mayers Dr Steven Mayers
BSc, MSc, DClinPsy

Developing a collaborative and trusting relationship provides the foundation for meaningful change.
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Kristi Heffernan Ms Kristi Heffernan
B Sc., Grad Dip., M Clin Psych., PhD Candidate

I hold a space for others who seek assistance with life’s challenges, from the unexpected events to the daily roles we play.
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Michelle Pal Ms Michelle Pal
BA Psych (Hons), MA Clinical Psych

I am friendly, dynamic, and solutions-focussed. I aim to help clients flourish in their lives.
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Joyce Ong Ms Joyce Ong
BSc. Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clin)

I enjoy forming genuine relationships with my clients and empowering them to take committed actions towards achieving personally meaningful goals.
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Lauren Callaghan Ms Lauren Callaghan
(PGDipClinPsych, PgCert, MA (Hons), LLB (Hons), BA)

I am an energetic and collaborative therapist, and am passionate about providing best treatment methods for my clients
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Alexand MacFarlane Ms Alexand MacFarlane
B.Sc., Grad. Dip., M.Psych (Clin), PhD candidate

Assisting others to make positive and lasting inner and outer shifts is my genuine aim.
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Desiree Loveridge Ms Desiree Loveridge
BA (Hons) M Psychol (Clin)

It is a privilege to have people let me in and help them find their way through their struggle whatever it may be.
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Michael Gascoigne Dr Michael Gascoigne
BA (Hons), DClinPsych, PhD

I aim to use evidence-based therapies to help people bring about positive change.
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Fiona Davies Dr Fiona Davies
BA (Hons), M.Psych (Applied), PhD (Clinical Psychology)

I enjoy working collaboratively with people to enhance their wellbeing and build a meaningful life.
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Mai Dao Ms Mai Dao
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin), MAPS

I love working collaboratively with people and generating practical strategies to enrich their lives.
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Claudia Sannibale Dr Claudia Sannibale
BA (Psych) (Hons), M. Psych (Clin), PhD

My therapeutic approach is collaborative, motivational, flexible and based on research evidence.
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Melanie-Babooram Dr Melanie Babooram
B.A. (Psych.) (Hons)., Doc. Clin Psych/MSc

I love working collaboratively with people to attain their goals and empowerment in their daily lives.
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Vanessa Beavan Dr Vanessa Beavan
BA (Psych.) (Hons.), Masters (ClinPsych.), PhD (Psych.), PGDip (ClinPsych.)

I want to support people to make positive change in their lives.
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Warwick Allan Mr Warwick Allan
B.A. (Hons. Applied Psychology), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), MAPS

I welcome the opportunity to work with you to create exceptional and positive changes in your life.
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Daniela Ho Tan Ms Daniela Ho Tan
B. Psych (Hons), M Psychol (Clin)

My goal is to help empower people so that they can live more fulfilling and balanced lives.
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Malinda Guest Ms Malinda Guest
B. Sc (Hons)(Psych), MClin Psych, MAPS

I work collaboratively with people to implement skills and strategies to improve their wellbeing.
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Julia Tockar Ms Julia Tockar
BPsych(Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

I am passionate about empowering people to create meaningful change in a supportive environment.
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Danielle Maloney Mrs. Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy)
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin)

Being a witness to people implementing positive change in their lives is what drives me in my practice.
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Gemma Cribb Ms Gemma Cribb
B. Psych (Hons), M Psychol (Clin)

I am passionate about generating practical strategies to enhance people's satisfaction and wellbeing.
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Steven Mayers Dr Steven Mayers
Developing a collaborative and trusting relationship provides the foundation for meaningful change.
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Kristi Heffernan Ms Kristi Heffernan
I hold a space for others who seek assistance with life’s challenges, from the unexpected events to the daily roles we play.
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Michelle Pal Ms Michelle Pal
I am friendly, dynamic, and solutions-focussed. I aim to help clients flourish in their lives.
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Joyce Ong Ms Joyce Ong
I enjoy forming genuine relationships with my clients and empowering them to take committed actions towards achieving personally meaningful goals.
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Lauren Callaghan Ms Lauren Callaghan
I am an energetic and collaborative therapist, and am passionate about providing best treatment methods for my clients
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Alexand MacFarlane Ms Alexand MacFarlane
Assisting others to make positive and lasting inner and outer shifts is my genuine aim.
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Desiree Loveridge Ms Desiree Loveridge
It is a privilege to have people let me in and help them find their way through their struggle whatever it may be.
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Michael Gascoigne Dr Michael Gascoigne
I aim to use evidence-based therapies to help people bring about positive change.
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Fiona Davies Dr Fiona Davies
I enjoy working collaboratively with people to enhance their wellbeing and build a meaningful life.
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Mai Dao Ms Mai Dao
I love working collaboratively with people and generating practical strategies to enrich their lives.
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Claudia Sannibale Dr Claudia Sannibale
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, motivational, flexible and based on research evidence.
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Melanie-Babooram Dr Melanie Babooram
I love working collaboratively with people to attain their goals and empowerment in their daily lives.
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Vanessa Beavan Dr Vanessa Beavan
I want to support people to make positive change in their lives.
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Warwick Allan Mr Warwick Allan
I welcome the opportunity to work with you to create exceptional and positive changes in your life.
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Daniela Ho Tan Ms Daniela Ho Tan
My goal is to help empower people so that they can live more fulfilling and balanced lives.
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Malinda Guest Ms Malinda Guest
I work collaboratively with people to implement skills and strategies to improve their wellbeing.
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Julia Tockar Ms Julia Tockar
I am passionate about empowering people to create meaningful change in a supportive environment.
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Danielle Maloney Mrs. Danielle Maloney (nee McEvoy)
Being a witness to people implementing positive change in their lives is what drives me in my practice.
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Gemma Cribb Gemma Cribb
I am passionate about generating practical strategies to enhance people's satisfaction and wellbeing.
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