Psychology counselling sessions

Meet the Psychology, Counselling & Wellbeing Centre Team

Toni Phillips

Psychologist/Clinical Director

Toni has been a practising psychologist for over 20 years, and the Clinical Director at the Psychology, Counselling & Wellbeing Centre since 2017.

 

Toni brings a warm, professional and collaborative treatment approach that is client-centred and reflects the unique goals and values of each individual.

 

Toni provides an evidence-based approach to treatment utilising strategies based in cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy. A background in both public and private sectors have provided Toni with experience in working with a broad range of clients with diverse backgrounds and clinical presentations.

 

Toni provides individual therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults. She supports people with mood and anxiety disorders as well as interpersonal relationship difficulties and trauma. She is interested in the treatment of challenges arising from adjusting to a variety of health conditions including, but not limited to, menopause and cardiac events, and works with individuals to develop non-diet approaches to eating behaviour, helping clients to overcome body image challenges and supporting people pre and post bariatric surgery.

 

Toni is an accredited Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has a strong foundation of clinical experience informed by over 20 years of practice.  Additionally, Toni is an accredited ‘Daring Way” facilitator after completing Brene Brown’s practitioner training in America. Toni is a qualified Hypnotherapist and a Heart Foundation Ambassador. 

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Dianna Giles

Clinical Social Worker

Di is a compassionate Clinical Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Di works holistically with individuals and couples and prides herself on developing strong therapeutic relationships in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. Di believes that all individuals hold the ‘key’ to their own healing, and it is her task to help them unlock it.

Di has a particular interest and a wealth of experience in perinatal mental health and joins with individuals, parents and families to overcome the difficulties and challenges within their parenting journey. Di welcomes the opportunity to work with clients throughout the various stages of the parenthood journey, guiding them through the planning, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting phases.

 

She supports each client as they navigate the varied stressors, complexities and vulnerabilities.

Di’s areas of interest include; infertility, antenatal anxiety and depression, high-risk pregnancies, birth trauma, premature birth, postnatal anxiety and depression, bonding and attachment, and adjustment to parenting. She has extensive experience in grief, loss and bereavement and interest in perinatal loss which includes, pregnancy loss, neonatal loss, stillbirth and the emotional challenges associated with subsequent pregnancies following a loss.

Di is also very experienced in counselling a wide range of bio-psychosocial issues which include; depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, stress and crisis, trauma, self-image, body image and identity.

Bronwyn Dooley

Psychologist

Bronwyn has been a practising psychologist for over 17 years and has a Master’s in Education and Educational Psychology, which allows her to specialise her work with children and adolescents, however having worked in private practice for so long, her scope of practice has also included extensive work with adults and couples. Her initial training  was predominantly in CBT and Psychodynamic therapy, but over the years her approach has grown to incorporate other paradigms.

 

Bronwyn is extremely passionate about what she does and feels very privileged to work alongside clients as they navigate their way through life’s challenges.

Anne Christensen

Psychologist

Anne is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Educational Psychology.  Anne has 5 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families across government, hospital, community and private sectors. 

 

Anne has worked providing intervention, assessment and therapy and has experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, complex behavioural presentations, attachment, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and family systems under stress.

 

Anne has experience with CBT, ACT, solution-focused and narrative therapy but prefers to set the framework with the client to ensure that it is tailored to the individual client

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Selina Yang

Psychologist

Selina is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Masters of Counselling who adopts a strength-based, client-centred approach that values the uniqueness of each individual and focuses on empowerment. 

Her main areas of experience is working with children, adolescents, adults and parents within a private practice. The presentations she has worked with are, but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability (ID), anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviour. As part of the holistic nature of the interventions, she provides parents with parenting strategies to support children. She has provided counselling support to individuals who have experienced trauma, loss and grief which is her main area of interest and provides genuine support to individuals and is also able to provide services in Mandarin. 

Dianne Clohessy

Psychologist

Dianne is a registered psychologist who has worked with a wide range of clients in external and internal Employee Assistance Programs, hospital environments and private practice. 

 

Di has experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, pain management, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, workplace, couples counselling and relationship issues. To help clients reach their full potential, Dianne utilises a holistic, person-centred approach to counselling.

Helen Neighbour

Psychologist

Helen is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in all aspects of counselling. Helen has experience in the treatment of stress, trauma, pain management, anxiety, depression, loss and grief.

 

Helen's has a lovely soft approach which offers an empathetic, caring approach to counselling sessions. 

Bev Hulme

Psychologist

Bev is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working in private practice and as a group facilitator and counselling psychologist in a hospital setting (drug and alcohol rehabilitation). Bev offers psychological services for a broad range of complex issues including:  substance misuse; stress; depression and anxiety issues; relationship issues and couples counselling; post-traumatic stress disorder; sleep issues; interpersonal problems; improving self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.

 

Bev is passionate about her work and provides an empathetic, calm and encouraging approach. She uses a broad range of therapeutic approaches with a strong interest in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Mindfulness), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Developmental Model of Couples Counselling.

Darbee Leduchowski

Social Worker
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Darbee offers a practical, warm, compassionate and solution-focused approach to helping her clients achieve their goals. Darbee is passionate about helping people understand and overcome their difficulties and assist them to develop the personal strength and life skills necessary to be able to live their life to its fullest.

Over the past 12 years, Darbee has developed her practise by helping and supporting others in a variety of areas including community mental health, Juvenile Justice and youth and adult prisons both overseas and in Australia. She is experienced in providing psychological interventions to young people who are at risk of developing severe mental illnesses and has an indepth understanding in a range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, motivation, addictions, conflict resolution and anger.

 

Darbee adopts an integrative approach and has experience working with several therapeutic approaches including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Practice, Narrative Therapy and applying them as appropriate to her clients’ needs and personal style. 

Lynne Cawley

Psychologist

Lynne is a registered psychologist with experience working in organisational settings as well as private practice.  Lynne has worked with a range of clients from children through to adults. Lynne offers psychological services for a broad range of issues including: developmental, stress, depressions and anxiety and organisational issues.

 

Lynne is passionate about working with all clients in order to help them move forward and works from strengths based approach.

Margaret Pope

Psychologist

Margaret is a registered psychologist and qualified psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. She has worked with a wide range of clients in the Department of Corrective Services, the corporate sector and in private practice. 

Margaret’s main focus is to help her clients discover the authentic self and reach their true potential. She successfully uses a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and has a keen interest in Jungian psychology and unconscious processes.

Julie Spain

Social Worker

Julie is a registered Social Worker with an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate in Social Work and has thirty years’ experience in private practice and high level management within an organisational setting.

Julie is committed to helping her clients (individuals or organisations) to reach their goals through a strategic coaching approach. The idea is to always move things forward. To always seek to improve. To help empower others to find their way through life’s’ difficulties.

Julie has extensive experience in Employee Assistance Programs and the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and empowerment issues. Julie has a personal interest in treating the whole person for health and wellbeing and looks at lifestyle issues that may be impacting negatively 

Practice Administration 

Our friendly and helpful administration staff are always on hand to answer your calls, queries and emails. We can advise on fees as well as book your appointments with the Psychologist that best suits your needs.

 

To speak to one of our fantastic administration team members call today:  

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Angela Argent 

Practice Manager  

​Chris Flage        

Administration