Our team of highly qualified, experienced and warm practitioners includes:
Dr Shelley Appleton Clinical PsychologistDPsych (Clin), BPsySc (Hons)
Shelley provides therapy to older children, adolescents and adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression and mood disorders, trauma, self-harm and suicide, personality disorders and drug and alcohol use disorders. Shelley particularly enjoys working with people experiencing eating disorders.
Shelley says “I integrate a number of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs of each client. These include psychodynamic interventions, brief therapy interventions, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy.”
Kate Barton General PsychologistMAppPsych (Couns), MSc (PsychoanalyticDevPsych), PGCE, BBehSci, MAPS
Kate provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, emotional regulation, child behaviour and mental health, grief and loss and existential issues. Kate particularly enjoys working with people who have diverse cultural, sexual or gender identities.
Kate says “My main focus is to be client-centred, tapping into client needs, wants, strengths and challenges, and working collaboratively with clients to help facilitate change. I like to draw on many approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Solution Focussed Therapy. My overall approach is supported by an interest in play therapies, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and positive psychology. I enjoy working with clients to tailor an approach uniquely applicable to their own personal journey.”
Clive Couperthwaite General PsychologistBSc, BEd, MSc (Psych)
Clive provides therapy to adolescents and adults. His special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, occupational stress and career counselling and development challenges. Clive particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young people experiencing difficulties and challenges relating to their transition into adulthood, including their study and work.
Clive says “In developing a collaborative treatment plan with clients, I find the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) most appealing. In the design of change planning, I find it vital to take a holistic approach and include introducing change in lifestyle factors (e.g. exercise), as well as work on improving troublesome relationships. “
Tanya Edwards Clinical PsychologistMEd Psych, PG DipEd Studies (Psych), BSc, MAPS, MCCP
Tanya provides therapy to adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, ADHD and other developmental disorders in adults (including learning difficulties) and chronic pain. Tanya particularly enjoys working with clients regarding healthy relationships across the lifespan.
Tanya says “My approach involves a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, depending on the needs of the person, as well as utilising principles for interpersonal neurobiology and behaviour change. I strive to provide a warm, caring and supportive environment for all clients.”
Sophia Ford General Psychologist and Clinical Psychology RegistrarBBehavSc (Psych) (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS
Sophia provides therapy to adolescents and adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, stress, trauma, relationship issues, self-worth and identity issues, adjustment to life events and grief and loss. Sophia particularly enjoys working with people experiencing difficulties with alcohol and substance use, and other addictive behaviours.
Sophia says “Sophia has a naturally warm and gentle therapeutic style, with a passion for supporting people to discover insights, find solutions, and develop new behaviours that equip and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. Sophia is trained and experienced in utilising a range of evidence-based treatment models which she is able to integrate and tailor to the needs of the individual. She has previous experience working in community mental health, alcohol and drug services, psychiatric hospital, private practice, and research settings. I orks particularly well with adolescents and young adults.”
Zarinah Hienekamp General Psychologist
BAPsych, GradDipPsych, BPsych (Hons)
Zarinah provides therapy to adolescents and adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, adjustment issues, self-confidence and self-compassion, body image, goal setting and psychological resilience. Zarinah particularly enjoys working with students, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and people of the Muslim faith.
Alison Holtom General Psychologist
BSc (Psych), MHlthSc
Alison provides therapy to adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, anger, stress, grief and loss, life coaching, self-esteem and confidence, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, substance issues and adjustment to major life changes and events. Alison particularly enjoys working with older adults and people experiencing career and work-related difficulties.
Victoria Hynes Counselling Psychologist
BA (Hum), GradDipBusAdmin, BBehSci, BPsych (Hons), MAppPsych (Couns)
Victoria provides therapy to adults. Her special interest
areas include Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, chronic
health and pain, cross-cultural and life transitions, identity, ageing and trauma. Victoria particularly enjoys working
with Spanish-speaking people and older adults.
General Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar
BPsySc, BA (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Jerome provides therapy to adolescents and adults. His special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, addiction, weight management, PTSD, gender and LGBTQIA+ mental health and issues of cultural origin. Jerome particularly enjoys working with people experiencing social anxiety and specific phobias.
Liria Ropolo General Psychologist
BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS
Liria provides therapy to adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, workplace and life stress, self-esteem and confidence, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-defeating thoughts and behaviours, life adjustments and Borderline Personality Disorder. Liria particularly enjoys working with Spanish-speaking people, university students and older adults.
Lauren Stewart Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clin), BPsych (Hons)
Lauren provides therapy to adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, trauma, phobias, Adjustment Disorders, relationship difficulties, perinatal and post-natal mental health, self-esteem and self-compassion difficulties, grief and stress management. Lauren particularly enjoys working with people struggling with feelings of vulnerability, difficulties with trust and feelings of shame.
Dr Lena Zhang Clinical Psychologist
DPsych (Clin), BA (Hons), MAPS, MCCP
Lena provides therapy to adolescents and adults. Her special interest areas include Anxiety, Depression, interpersonal difficulties, mindfulness, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, Bipolar Disorder and emotional regulation difficulties. Lena particularly enjoys working with culturally and linguistically diverse people.