Meet the Counselling & Wellbeing Centre Team
Toni has been a practising psychologist for over 20 years. She is warm and compassionate and takes a 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's interested in the treatment of challenges arising from adjusting to a variety of health conditions including, but not limited to, menopause and cardiac events. She also supports people with stress management, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD and Tourette’s syndrome. She works with people to develop non-diet approaches to eating behaviour, helping clients to overcome body image challenges and supporting people pre and post bariatric surgery.
Toni also provides individual therapeutic intervention for adolescents and adults and is a Heart Foundation Ambassador.
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.
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.
Leanne is a registered psychologist and certified art therapist who has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, universities and community clinics. She has over 20 years of experience providing psychological support for issues such as depression and anxiety and has a special interest in assisting those with complex trauma following adverse childhood experiences. Leanne works with clients at the level of bodily lived-experience, going beyond intellectual processes to a much deeper level of creative and spiritual healing
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.
Clinical Social Worker
David is an experienced Mental Health Accredited Social Worker who is passionate about supporting children, young people and adults to heal, recover and grow. David has worked in a variety of Government and Non-Government organisations across Australia; including in remote Northern Territory, regional New South Wales and most recently at the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
David has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults. David is passionate about supporting others to recover from mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, suicide and self-harm. David works in a collaborative way, working with parents, schools and other services.
David has worked with a lot of families where there have been problem behaviours, ranging from issues at school to criminal behaviours. David believes that problem behaviours do not define a person and through counselling, problem behaviours can cease. David likes to work holistically with a person - supporting the whole person and family.
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.
Christine is a psychologist with over twenty years experience. Christine is passionate about her work, which is evident in her success with helping individuals, couples and families with issues including depression, anxiety, self esteem, pain, health, obsessive behaviours, relationships and substance misuse.
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.
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.
Lauren specialises in working with children, teenagers and their families. She is an experienced, caring and compassionate psychologist who has been working in counselling and psychologist roles for more than fourteen years. Her roles have included working with homeless young people, children in foster care, students in primary and secondary schools, individuals, couples and families. She has worked with individuals from varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds such as children and young people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, homeless children in Vietnam, and children and teenagers in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
Lauren is experienced with the common mental health concerns of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as difficulties with parenting, family relationships, motivation and engagement with education and work. A specific area of interest and specialisation includes selective mutism.
With solutions always in mind, Lauren aims to bring together a range of psychological and counselling skills. She uses cognitive behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and expressive therapies to build rapport and draw out direction and goals.
Lauren completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham (England) in 2002, and a two-year internship regulated by the Psychology Board of Australia in 2010. She is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Lauren also completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning at Charles Darwin University in 2014, and she has full teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
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
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.
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