Our psychologists offer a diverse range of therapies, and our staff include endorsed clinical and counselling psychologists.

Successful psychology treatment is about establishing a trusting relationship with the psychologist. Both clinical and counselling psychologists are trained extensively in assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of high prevalence mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.

  • Clinical psychology training tends to cover more low prevalence mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses, and developmental disorders such as Autism spectrum disorders. Both clinical and counselling psychologists are skilled in the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe mental illnesses including those of a chronic and complex nature.
  • Counselling psychology training tends to focus more on psychotherapy theory and practice including various evidence-based models of intervention, and counselling psychologists are also trained in a variety of modalities including couple, group, mother-infant, and family therapy.
 

In practice, it is estimated that there is between 70 – 80% overlap between the two endorsements. In real life, the “match” between therapist/psychologist and the client is the most important determinant of a successful treatment process.

Please discuss your needs and concerns with our office manager Bernice, who will establish which practitioner is right for you.

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Kerry Gemmell

Principal Psychologist; Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psych) (Hons) M Psych (Clin Psych) PhD MAPS,M ASH, M EMDRAA
About Kerry
I am an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. I have a Master’s/PhD degree in Clinical Psychology and have worked in both public and private health settings providing clinical assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adolescents and adults. I see adults, couples, families and adolescents assisting them through a range of psychological and emotional issues such as trauma, personality disorders, depression and mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, relationship difficulties, challenging behaviours in adolescents, social skills, grief and loss, and adjustment.

I work collaboratively with my clients to develop and achieve identified therapeutic goals and utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic treatments including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, hypnotherapy and EMDR therapy. I continue to enhance my clinical skills and knowledge by attending conferences, lectures and workshops in order to keep up-to-date with current literature and research to ensure I provide the most effective treatment for my clients.
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Emily Clinch

Registered Psychologist
BA (Psychology), GradDip (Psychology), M.Psych (Professional Psychology)
About Emily
I have a Masters in Professional Psychology and experience working with adults and children from different cultural and social economic backgrounds. Over the last couple of years, I have worked in schools and in counselling services, and have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship issues and grief, collaborating with clients to improve their well-being. By taking a warm, empathetic and client-centred approach, I utilise a range of evidence-based treatments that are suited to the client. These include interventions, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy to help the client be the best version of themselves.
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Simon Kimm

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psych) Hons, MPsych (Clinical) MAPS
Altona
About Simon
Simon Kimm is a clinical indigenous psychologist who uses a compassionate and holistic approach to support clients across the lifespan to achieve their goals. Simon has experience working in private practice, hospital, and clinical settings with clients who have experienced a range of issues, including trauma, family and relationship difficulties, gender and identity, and mental health difficulties regarding significant medical issues. Simon’s therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, EMDR therapy and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). Simon has a special interest in depression and anxiety, stress and anger management, Interpersonal & relationship issues, parenting, grief and loss, cross cultural matters, Veterans’ and first responders’ mental health, men’s mental health and Indigenous Australians’ mental health.
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James Ireland

Clinical Psychologist
BSocSci (Psych) BPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clinical Psychology) MAPS
Altona & Williamstown
About James
James is a registered psychologist with a master’s in clinical psychology. He has worked with a diverse range of client presentations across hospital, community, disability, and private practice settings. James utilises a range of evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-behavioural Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy in a tailored and flexible manner that aims to cater to client needs. James strives to work in an authentic, compassionate, non-judgemental manner to empower clients and foster a strong therapeutic relationship with them. James works with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a range of difficulties relating to depression, anxiety, stress, work-issues, relationships, sleep disorders, grief and adjustment, sexual dysfunction, identity, and issues relating to psychotic disorders. He is passionate about continually developing knowledge by attending trainings, engaging in the latest research, and learning from his client’s feedback.
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Siobhan McKenna

Registered Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
BPsych(Hons),MPsych(Clin)
Williamstown
About Siobhan
Siobhan is a registered psychologist and a clinical registrar with a master’s in clinical psychology. She has worked with a diverse range of client presentations across hospital, school, community, and private practice settings. Siobhan has experience in working with anxiety disorders, depression, and existential issues. Siobhan is interested in working with people experiencing a broad range of psychological disorders, and has a particular interest in people who are experiencing trauma, terminal illness, grief, and loss. Siobhan provides a supportive and reflective space to help clients through times of distress and confusion, assisting clients to discover and use their personal resources to facilitate adjustment. Siobhan uses a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to achieve positive results for her clients. Siobhan has a strong interest in developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).
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Ashveen Kaur Randhawa

Registered Psychologist
MSc (Ed Psych) B Psych (Hons)
Williamstown
About Ashveen
I am a registered psychologist with experience working with children, teenagers, and adults from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds across schools, private practices, and universities. My clients' presentations have included anxiety, depression, social-emotional/behavioural challenges, sleep issues, and relationship/family difficulties. I have also worked extensively with children/teenagers and their parents in supporting various neuro-diverse needs such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. I am proficient in administering cognitive, behavioural and educational assessments, report writing and diagnostic assessments. I strive to improve my clients' wellbeing by providing holistic support tailored to each individual's needs and circumstances. My approach is warm, compassionate, and curious; with a focus on harnessing my client's strengths. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop and achieve therapy goals. In my work, I draw upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy, depending on what suits my client. I continue to enhance my skills and knowledge by participating in workshops and peer supervision to provide informed care to my clients.
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Lesley Denmeade

Clinical Psychologist
BPsych(Hons),MPsych(Clin), MAPS
Altona
About Lesley
I am a clinical psychologist and clinical psychology registrar who works with adult clients from an array of cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I have experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, attachment and relationship issues and grief and loss.

My passion lies in helping my clients to gain greater insight and awareness into their internal world and patterns of behaviour. I collaboratively work with my clients to deeply explore and emotionally process the impacts of their early life, relationships, and inner conflicts, examining how these factors influence their lives and experiences in the present day.

My therapeutic approach is defined by warmth, empathy, and honouring the therapeutic relationship. I draw from numerous therapeutic modalities to tailor my work to best suit the unique needs of my clients, including, psychodynamic therapy, schema therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.
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Rebecca (Bec) Blockley-Jackson

Registered Psychologist
Williamstown
B.Social Science (Psychology) RMIT, B.Psych (Hons) Cairnmillar Institute, m.Psych (Clinical) RMIT
About Bec
Bec is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar with experience working with adults, older adults, and young people aged 10+. Her experience includes working in community settings including headspace, university clinics, and hospital settings. Bec utilises a range of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), schema therapy, solution-focused therapy, and single-session therapy to help clients meet their goals. Bec enjoys working with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, study stress, LGBTQIA+ health, and sexual difficulties. Bec strives to work openly and collaboratively with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, to understand their experiences and help them strive towards their goals.
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Lin Jiana Beverly

Registered Psychologist
Williamstown
Master’s in applied psychology, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
About Beverly
Beverly is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and Adults. Her experience includes working in government, community, and private settings for over 10 years. Beverly worked with the Singapore government for five and a half years working with families with complex issues. Before moving into private practice where she worked in Singaporean and expatriate clinics, running parenting and mindfulness workshops. Beverly utilises a range of evidence-based interventions including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Schema Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Beverly enjoys working with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss and neurodiversity in adolescents and young adults. Beverly believes that the key to a successful therapeutic relationship is being able to build a genuine connection with my clients. Beverly also speaks English, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia (Malay)
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Mihrail Toghian

Registered Psychologist
BPsychSc/BCrim Justice, BPsychSc (Hons), MProfPsych
Altona
About Mihrail
I am a dedicated and highly motivated psychologist with a passion for making a positive impact on people’s mental health. Growing up in a collectivist cultural background instilled in me strong values of respect, openness and empathy, which have guided me throughout my personal and professional life. I employ a person-centered therapeutic approach to help people find their strengths and work through their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a warm, genuine and non-judgmental environment. By focusing on their strengths and validating their experiences, I empower my clients to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Throughout my practice, I have been privileged to work with neurodiverse persons such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Cerebral Palsy. I have worked with people across the lifespan, addressing a wide range of concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, chronic illness, stress management, relationship issues, emotional regulation difficulties and self-esteem issues. I have conducted cognitive assessments, mental health assessments and functional assessments. I have worked with people in various settings including in the community, prison, childcare and school. Drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each person.
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Ashley Freeman

Provisional Psychologist
(Master of Clinical Psychology, placement student)
Williamstown
About Ashley
I am a registered provisional psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at Victoria University. I aim to create a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment for clients. I offer a client-centered approach acknowledging that clients are experts in their own lives and personalizing the therapeutic process. I employ evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Peta Lee-Tobin

Provisional Psychologist
BA (Psych) (Hons), GradDipCounsel, M.Psych (Professional Psychology)
Altona
About Peta

I am a Provisional Psychologist with a background in working as a Counsellor for university students as well as couples. I love working with young people aged 14-year-old and over, so adolescents and young adults, let’s work together! I also love working with young couples with relationship concerns (40 and under). I have experience working with people identifying in the queer-community and my passion is helping people understand their personal identity in the context of mental health, identity in regards to gender and sexuality and just generally helping peoples’ identities flourish! When you are working with me, we can go at your own pace, we can also make it a bit fun! These are your therapy sessions and I want to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible, our therapy is a space place (and Ps -neuro-diverse affirmative). Additionally, I am open to working with clients who prefer sessions via tele-health to provide wider accessibility for my clients.

What are my areas of interest? Self-esteem issues, Personal identity, Dating and relationship issues, Sexual & gender identity , Anxiety, Depression, Self-harming behaviours. Trauma, Autism & Sensory & social concerns.

What kind of therapy do I use? Well, it’s an integration of the following: Emotion-focused therapy, Psychodynamic therapy , Mindfulness, Cognitive-behaviour therapy & Gottman Therapy skills (for dating and relationship concerns)

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Marie Hirst

Registered Psychologist
MA (Hons), PGCE (Education), MSc (EdPsych), MAPS, EMDRAA
About Marie
Marie is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with children of all ages, young people, and parents from diverse backgrounds to support their mental health and wellbeing. She uses client-centred, strengths-based approaches and encourages clients to collaborate with her to determine their goals and how they want to achieve them. She works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and disrupted attachments, social, emotional, and behavioural issues, parenting challenges, parent/child, and couple relationships. She also works with adults who have experienced trauma. Marie has a playful approach when working with children and uses creative ways to engage them in the therapeutic process. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches depending on what fits for the client including cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR, behaviour management, attachment-based interventions, and parenting support. She can also provide learning and cognitive assessments on request.

Marie is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Kylie Trimble

Registered Psychologist
BSocSc (Psych), PGradDip (Psych), GDipPsych, MAPS
About Kylie
I am a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Social Science, a Postgraduate Diploma and a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology. I have worked in a variety of settings including MensLine Australia, Suicide Call Back Service and Beyond Blue, as well as schools, the not-for-profit sector, community and private practice settings. I have worked with a variety of different client populations, from children and adolescents, through to adults.

I work with clients experiencing a range of different life problems including stress, anxiety, depression, family breakdown, social skills issues, bullying, anger management, parental separation, relationship or family problems, parenting skills, life adjustment issues, grief and loss, however, have a special interest in working with individuals suffering relationship and anger management issues.

I tailor treatment in collaboration with the client and apply evidence-based approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
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Kristy Riley

Registered Psychologist
B Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Community)
About Kristy
I am a community psychologist with experience working in community health and private practice. I have worked with a range of presenting issues including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress, post natal depression, trauma and more.

My approach is warm and understanding of the many challenges that people may face. I work together with clients to use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Schema Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I can also offer supervision to psychology students.
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Nevine Cunningham (On Extended Leave)

Registered Psychologist
BSc (hons) Psychology, MSc Educational Psychology
About Nevine
With nearly 20 years working with children, families and schools, Nevine is passionate about helping children and young people 0-20 years old achieve their potential. Areas of special interest include increasing attunement and connection between caregivers and young children using Video Interaction Guidance, recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence for children with social and emotional difficulties and children with ASD. She works with a range of other issues, including anxiety, behavioural and learning needs in a strengths-based, holistic way. Methods include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and functional assessment. Nevine also offers training to professionals in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and training and supervision in Video Interaction Guidance.
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Kim Tran

Clinical Psychologist
GradDipPsych, BA (Psych) Hons, MClinPsych, MAPS
Altona
About Kim
Kim is a clinical psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Kim supports clients across the lifespan, including young people (+10 years) through to older adults (+65 years). Her experience includes private practice, not-for-profit, and tertiary and residential care settings. Prior to her transition to psychology, Kim enjoyed a professional career in project management for over 10 years. Kim draws upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Reminiscence Therapy to help clients explore their experiences, develop emotional resilience, and gain confidence in their sense of ‘self’. She has a special interest in Trauma, Grief and loss, Anxiety and Depression, Parenting support (inc. separation and ADF relocation/deployment), Issues affecting individuals who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Neuro-diverse clients with ASD and ADHD. Kim also has a keen interest in cognitive and other diagnostic assessments.
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Darcy Andrews

Registered Psychologist
BPsycSc (Hons),MClinPsych,MAPS
Williamstown
About Darcy
Darcy is a registered psychologist and a clinical registrar with a master’s in clinical psychology. He is passionate about helping individuals reduce distress in their lives using tailored formulations rather than rigidly adhering to a template. With a background in the ADF and the acute medical setting, Darcy has experience working with a variety of clinical presentations including trauma (sexual/violence), existential, end-of-life issues, palliative care, alcohol use, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and other functional disorders, in addition to self-harm/suicide, and mood disorders. Darcy is confident working with adolescents/adults/older-adults within the third wave CBT frameworks including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Focused Therapy. At all times working to build genuine, mutual trust with each individual. Darcy is an avid reader and is working his way through the classics including the stoics.
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Monica Wilson

Registered Psychologist
B.Sc (Psych)., GradDip (Psych)., M.Psych (Ed&Dev)
Williamstown
About Monica
Monica is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. She has worked in a range of public and private settings including early intervention, primary and secondary schools, and private practice. Monica has a warm, compassionate, client-centred approach and draws on components of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Monica works with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, low self-esteem, parenting and relationship difficulties. Monica is passionate about providing a positive, collaborative, strengths-based approach in order to empower individuals to achieve their goals and be the best version of themselves.
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Tatiana Zoghbi

GradDip,(Psychology), M.Psych(Honours)
Altona
About Tatiana
I’m a general registered psychologist and have had years of experience working with people across the lifespan. I am mostly passionate about working with children and adolescents of varying presentations such as ASD, ADHD, Intellectual disabilities, Anxiety and Depression. I have experience working in private clinics and within schools both individually and in group settings. I am also skilled at administering academic tests, adaptive behaviour and cognitive assessments. I provide a safe, warm and comfortable environment for my clients. I am empathetic, non-judgemental and open minded. I adopt different therapeutic techniques tailored to the specific needs of my clients. These interventions include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Child-Centred Play Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.
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Jing Xuan Wang

Provisional Psychologist
Williamstown
Master of Professional Psychology, Cairnmillar
About Jing
Jing is a registered provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia having completed a Master of Professional Psychology at The Cairnmillar Institute. She aims to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, feelings, mental health challenges, as well as working towards their therapeutic goals. She recognises that everyone is unique and utilises client-centered approach to tailor to each client. She utilises evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
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Imogen Russell-Head

Registered Psychologist
(B.EnvD.), GradDip (Psych), M.Psych(Prof Psych)
Williamstown
About Imogen
Imogen is a registered psychologist who is passionate about working with adults and young people (16+) of all genders, sexualities and neurotypes to support their mental health and wellbeing. She sees clients experiencing a range of challenges including life transitions, adjustment challenges, disability, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, attention issues and trauma. She is client centred and neurodiverse affirming in her approach, guiding and empowering her clients to better know themselves, their needs and to advocate for themselves. Imogen is authentic and compassionate and integrates humour into the therapy space.
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Akanksha Malhotra

(She/Her)
Provisional Psychologist
(Master of Clinical Psychology, placement student)
About Akanksha
I am a registered provisional psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at Victoria University. I utilize a range of evidence-based treatments that are suited to the client. These included Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT including mindfulness, relaxation, and exposure) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) to tailor treatment to each individual unique need. My hands-on training has enabled me to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and more. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for clients.
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Luisa Franco

Provisional Psychologist
BPsychol, PGDipNeuropsych
Altona & Williamstown
About Luisa
I'm a registered provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, with over a decade of experience as a clinical psychologist overseas. I focus in evidence-based approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have made contributions to both private and public hospitals, adeptly navigating complexities within interdisciplinary teams. I believe in open and collaborative therapy, with experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults. I am committed to supporting the LGBTQIAPN+ community, neurodiverse clients, and individuals with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. I approach therapy employing techniques based on emotional regulation and adaptive behavioural strategies to meet the unique needs of each client.