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GAIL BOYLE

Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist
BSc Psych (Hons); MPsych (Counselling)
MAPS (Clinical and Counselling Colleges)

What does Gail do?

Gail is a Clinical Psychologist and a Counselling Psychologist who has worked in public and private mental health settings since 2009. 

Gail uses evidence-based therapies within a supportive relationship, to help clients explore and understand their difficulties and find ways to resolve them.  Gail finds that accepting each client as they are and working in a non-judgemental way allows people to engage fully in the therapeutic process.

Gail works with adults and couples, who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationships, depression, trauma, anger, self-esteem, grief and loss, life transitions, stress and dissatisfaction with life. 

In addition to her private practice, Gail has worked in government and non-government institutions providing therapy to adults, children and families with complex difficulties.

When is Gail available?

Available face to face Tuesday 2-8pm and Friday 8am-2pm and online Wednesdays

Private Health Fund Rebates may apply.
Medicare rebates available via GP referral.

 

How do I contact Gail?

Phone:  0420 336 554

Fax: 03 9960 7550

Email:   gailboylepsych@gmail.com 

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DR ROGER BRINK

BEd BSc(Hons) DPsych(Clin) MAPS FCCLP
Clinical Psychologist

What does Roger do?

I work with adults wanting to improve their adjustment in their lives, particularly those with mood, anxiety, and interpersonal challenges. My experience includes over 21 years as a clinical psychologist in private practice, hospital and community settings, and many years prior to that working in mental health care and management roles. 

With a flexible orientation informed by cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic perspectives, I work to encourage and broaden people’s engagement and self-efficacy in their lives. I aim to assist people to identify and better express their needs, values and potentials, and enable more adaptive approaches to concerns and problems as well as limitations and losses.

I also offer supervision for mental health professionals.

When is Roger available?

Monday to Friday – Telehealth appointments using secure videoconferencing

Wednesdays – Face-to-face appointments

 

Medicare rebates applicable when referred by a GP or psychiatrist

 

How do I contact Roger?

Phone:  0452 524 431

Email:   rbrinkpsychology@gmail.com

 

Voice messages and emails are retrieved Monday to Friday during business hours

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EVA DELIGIANNIS

M Gestalt Psychotherapy, M Organisation Dynamics, Certificate Gestalt Relational Organisational Development (ROG), BBus (Accounting), Critical incident stress & trauma management training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy accredited, People Centred Implementation Accredited

What does Eva do?

Eva is a gestalt psychotherapist and change management consultant. Eva has worked as a senior change consultant working with teams and leaders to support the implementation of change across a diverse range of organisations over the last 30 years. Eva has combined her change management consultancy experience and psychotherapy skills, to provide a unique approach to assist during times of change. Eva’s practice provides long term psychotherapy, short to medium term coaching and consulting for change leaders and other change practitioners.

 

Eva uses a Gestalt Psychotherapy approach which builds awareness and understanding of the barriers to the changes that we want for yourselves. Eva’s approach build a trusted and non-judgemental space for her client’s issues to be explored with mutual respect and compassion. Together new insights are found, and self-supports identified to create lasting change. Eva works with a range of issues including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, cross-cultural issues, and relationship difficulties.

 

In her consulting work Eva uses a Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) model to understand to group dynamics. The ROG model offers a unique way to explore how group dynamics enliven, impact, or limit our authentic selves at work using a relational lens. 

In all Eva’s work she supports her clients to increase self-awareness, gain new skills that enables them both professionally and personally to more choice-fully move forward in their lives. She brings warmth, understanding, energy and insight to her work. 

When is Eva available?

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Other days may be possible by arrangement.

 

How do I contact Eva?

info@changemaking.com.au

0422 849 820

 

Find out more about Eva 

https://changemaking.com.au/

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CRAIG DELPHINE

M. Gestalt Therapy B.A (Hons) LL.B (Hons)
Gestalt Psychotherapist

What does Craig do?

My central aim is to promote self-awareness and choice, as I believe that this is what enables us to live meaningful and dignified lives. And to enable self-awareness – including all those parts of us that we’ve learned to hide or forget about – my goal is to create a responsive, safe, compassionate and collaborative space.

Areas of  specialisation:

Adults who are in life transition, isolated, in grief, experiencing anxiety or who are grappling with identity or sexuality issues.

Fees: $100 per hour; some concessional spaces available.

No Medicare rebate available

 

 

When is Craig available?

Monday Evening

Wednesday afternoon and evening

Other times may be available by appointment.

 

How do I contact Craig?

craig@mindnow.com.au

0469 905 188

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GINA DENHOLM

Mindbody Therapy for Chronic Pain Recovery 
Qualifications: Internal Family Systems (IFS L1), Embodied Processing, Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Certified Mindbody Practitioner and SIRPA Pain Recovery Practitioner

What does Gina do?

My special focus is recovery from chronic pain, functional illness and chronic stress, depression and anxiety. My somatic, trauma-informed therapeutic approach is shaped by my training in Internal Family Systems (a powerfully transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy), Embodied Processing (a bottom-up approach to healing trauma and nervous system dysregulation), and Pain Reprocessing Therapy (the most effective current treatment for chronic pain).

With a deep interest in what is known as central sensitisation or nociplastic/neuroplastic pain (sometimes called TMS), I have also studied pain and stress illness recovery with pioneers in the field including US Mindbody Medicine physician Dr Howard Schubiner, Australian somatic psychotherapist Hal Greenham, Pain Psychology Center founder Alan Gordon and UK physiotherapist and founder of SIRPA, Georgie Oldfield.

I have a soft spot for those suffering from persistent pain, anxiety and depression – because I've been there myself. Having learned to befriend my own experience and move beyond pain, I would be honoured to help you do the same.

When is Gina available?

Tuesdays: In person at Lygon Therapy
Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday afternoons: by Zoom

Session rates: $100/60 minutes / $150/90 minutes

Schedule at: https://calendly.com/gina-denholm

How do I contact Gina?

Phone: 0407 465 716

Email: gina@movingbeyondpain.com.au

 

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LAURA DOHERTY

Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical), GradDipPsych, BPsychSc, MAPS

What does Laura do?

Laura has experience working within a private psychiatric hospital in various inpatient and outpatient teams. She has experience providing group and individual treatment with adults at all stages of life. Using a warm and compassionate approach, Laura has an interest working with people who experience a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, managing life adjustments, emotion dysregulation, identity issues, impulsivity, and relationship issues. Laura aims to create a supportive and non-judgemental space to collaboratively work with people to improve their wellbeing. 

 

Laura's therapeutic approach is tailored to each client's individual needs and treatment goals. Laura's primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

 

Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

 

When is Laura available?

Tuesdays

 

How do I contact Laura?

Phone: 0434 417 230

Email: contact@lauradohertypsychology.com

Website: lauradohertypsychology.com

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JUSTIN FERBY

Bachelor of Social (BSW)/Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Graduate certificate of applied mental health (adult)
Certificate of focused psychological strategies (CBT, hypnosis, progressive muscle relaxation, pain management)

What does Justin do?

I am a dedicated and intuitive social worker with over 15 years of experience working in the public health sector. I've had the privileged and pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients with a range of conditions including psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, drug and alcohol and trauma. My approach to therapy is to build a therapeutic relationship with you and tailor a treatment plan suited to your individual needs.  I believe good therapy involves empathy and validation of your story, reducing distress and suffering, facilitating change and you taking action (outside of the therapy room) to improve your life. I look forward to helping you on your recovery journey.

 

Types of therapy offered:

  • acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

  • mindfulness

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT) informed skills (including mindfulness, distress tolerance, crisis skills, interpersonal skill building)

  • progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) with a basic hypnosis element (ego strengthening)

  • motivational interviewing for substance use disorders

  • counselling and support for men who use violence

  • psycho education (to help you better understand your mental health condition if diagnosed).

Fees

$140 for a 50-minute session (payable on day of consultation)

Medicare rebates available with a Mental Health Care Plan.

Cancellation fee- if less than 48 hours notice given then 50% of session fee will be charged

When is Justin available?

Fridays/Saturdays and by appointment

 

How do I contact Justin?

Phone: 0468 499 713

Email: justinferby@hotmail.com

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GIULIA FLAMMEA (she/her)

Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)

BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

What does Giulia do?

Giulia aspires to create a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space for her clients to engage openly in the therapeutic process. Giulia is passionate about good mental health and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to reach their individual therapeutic goals.

 

Giulia has experience working with a diverse mix of people across different life stages, and currently works within a private psychiatric hospital providing individual and group therapy for adults experiencing various mental-health difficulties. Giulia can provide treatment for various issues but has a particular interest in working with young adults experiencing trauma, relationship difficulties, emotion dysregulation, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress/burnout, body image concerns, sexuality/sexual development, identity issues and self-development. She is also a LGBTQIA+ affirmative practitioner.

 

Giulia's uses a range of evidence-based modalities which are tailored to suit the needs and therapeutic goals of each client. Her therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Approaches

 

When is Giulia available?

Tuesdays & Fridays

 

How do I contact Giulia?

Phone: 0452 146 926

Email: giulia@pranapsychology.com.au

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KAROLINA KRYSINSKA

Advanced Clinical Training in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy (The Relational Institute Australia, Sydney), MA (Psychology), PhD (Psychology)

 

What does Karolina do?

I am a Gestalt psychotherapist and a psychologist with 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. My work is based on respectful exploration of client’s experience in the here and now, including our ongoing psychotherapy relationship. We look together at patterns of emotional reactions and behaviours, new (yet) unfamiliar ways of being oneself and being with others, and possibilities for change and growth. 

My interest in Gestalt psychotherapy reflects my passion for a deeper understanding of psychological and emotional well-being and satisfactory human relationships. I believe in the importance of commitment to psychotherapy and the work we do together. 

I am interested in working with a wide range of issues, including emotional well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, suicidality, relational difficulties, identity, and self-esteem.

Fees: $120 per 50 minute session.

 

No Medicare rebate available.

 

When is Karolina available?

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 

 

How do I contact Karolina?

Email: kkrysinska@hotmail.com

Phone: 0435 915060

Website: https://www.karolinatherapy.com.au/

 


 

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KALLENA KUCERS

B.Ed., B.S.W., M.S.W., Found. Stud. Relational Gestalt Counselling, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

What does Kallena do?

I am a clinical social worker and therapist and have worked for many years across health, mental health and palliative care settings with people with varied issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality and adjusting to living with life threatening and limiting illness, grief and loss.

 

I am fascinated by exploration of the deeper meanings behind the conflicts and stresses that bring people to therapy and have a particular interest in understanding and working with people whose lives have been impacted by the long-term effects of childhood experiences. All my work is informed by my own personal journey of healing from complex trauma and the resulting dissociation.

 

My approach to the development of our therapeutic relationship is based on my ongoing studies in Gestalt psychotherapy, together with my understanding of attachment and developmental themes, the impact on these of trauma and loss and how these experiences are embodied. I am passionate about creating a warm and welcoming space in which people feel seen and their lived experience can be heard and validated. I have advocated publicly for recognition of the long-term impacts of childhood traumas.

 

I am familiar with the issues faced by our LGBTQI communities and especially welcome members of our trans communities.

Medicare rebate available with a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.

When is Kallena available?

Mondays and Thursdays, other times by arrangement. Zoom sessions available.

 

How do I contact Kallena?

Phone: 0433 297 938

www.kallenakucers.com

 

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CATHERINE MOREY-NASE

Clinical Psychologist
BA(Psych), PostGradDipPsych, MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

What does Catherine do?

Catherine seeks to understand her client’s experiences and their reasons for seeking therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients to support them to develop a greater connection to, and compassion for, all aspects of themselves. The importance of establishing trusting, compassionate and curious relationships with her clients is the bedrock of Catherine’s practice. Rather than viewing her clients’ challenges as ‘problems to be fixed’, Catherine provides her clients a safe space within which to heal unresolved emotional wounds and discover new and exciting ways of relating and being in the world.

 

Catherine draws on a number of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Compassion-based approaches, Mindfulness, Depth Psychology principles and Trauma informed care. 

Catherine works with a wide range of presenting issues and tailors her approach to each client based on their individual needs and preferences. Catherine works with individual adults (18+ years) and is an LGBTIQA+ aware and affirmative therapist. 

Medicare rebates are available with a Mental Health Care Plan. 

When is Catherine available?

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 

How do I contact Catherine?

Email: info@thewellbeingcorner.com

Website: www.thewellbeingcorner.com

 

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KATERINA NEMCOVA

Clinical Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical), BPsych (Hons), BA (Arts), MACPA, MAPS

What does Katerina do?

Katerina is a registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of working within public and private mental health settings. She understands that it can be a daunting process to seek psychological therapy. She aims to provide a warm, welcoming and approachable environment where individuals can ensure that they will be met where they are. She is dedicated to tailoring treatment to client preferences and needs, that is, whether they prefer short-term cognitive and behavioural change, or a deeper understanding of their attachments, relationships and personal histories.

Katerina is experienced in treating a diverse range of psychological concerns and disorders such as mood disorders, personality disorders, paraphilias and addiction disorders. She has a special interest in treating complex and long-term issues related to traumatic life events and sexual wellbeing. Katerina is also experienced in providing treatment for issues following traumatic events and grief. She is also experienced in using Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma.

Additionally, Katerina enjoys working with LGBTIQA+ identifying individuals and strives to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment for those that feel marginalised or otherwise subjugated by society. 

 

Therapeutic Approaches:

In working with her clients, Katerina takes a collaborative, open, holistic and person-centred approach. She primarily utilises the following evidence-based treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness-based approaches

  • Schema Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) informed approaches 

 

Areas of interest:

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

  • Issues related to addictions

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

  • Sexual Wellbeing

  • Obsessions and Compulsions

  • Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders

  • Emotional dys-regulation

  • Interpersonal challenges

  • Stress and burnout

  • Adjustment to life changes

  • Grief, loss and bereavement

  • Self-esteem and identity

  • Perfectionism and related procrastination

When is Katerina available?

Tuesdays 10am - 5pm.

Wednesdays 9am - 6pm

 

How do I contact Katerina?

katerina.nemcova.psychology@gmail.com

 

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IRENE QUINTAVALLE

BA Integrative Psychotherapy.
ACA and PACFA accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. 

Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher and Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Irene offers therapy in English, Italian, Spanish, and French

What does Irene do?

Irene is an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and registered Senior Yoga Teacher. She holds a master's degree in human resources and completed a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Ikon Institute of Australia. Irene has more than a decade of expertise in the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is the founder of Kahuna Temple, a business dedicated to supporting the restoration of the person through bodywork and movement.

 

Irene, who is also proficient in Italian, Spanish, and French, has a multicultural practice and welcomes clients from all walks of life. She works with individuals and couples for a wide range of concerns: anxiety and depression, relational difficulties, attachment repair, low self-esteem concepts, lifestyle issues, somatic disturbances, chronic pain, trauma and PTSD, and on to existential matters and grief and loss. In addition, Irene has a specific interest in helping survivors of cults, undue influence and brainwashing.

 

She uses a person-centred approach, has a warm and compassionate presence, a great capacity for deep attunement and relational cues. Irene privileges working in collaboration with her client to enhance her understanding of her client's concerns and experiences. She believes in her client's intrinsic abilities to grow inner resources and generate enduring personal change and endeavours to offer a safe place where change can take place.

 

Trained in the Integrative Model of Psychotherapy and Trauma Model, Irene moves away from the traditional one-size-fits-all endeavour of therapy. Instead, she draws upon different evidence-based models and theories to create an exclusive treatment that specifically addresses her clients' unique experiences. Moreover, Irene works with both mind and body awareness, understanding each individual as a whole person. 

 

 

Irene is registered with the Australia Counselling Association (ACA, member 2 level, n.19937) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA, member n.12077).

Furthermore, she is registered with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®, Member n.147413). 

When is Irene available?

Available for face to face sessions:

  • Tuesday 2 pm – 8 pm

  • Wednesday 8 am – 8 pm

  • Thursday 8 am – 8 pm

Online appointments are available throughout the week. Please get in touch with Irene to organise an appointment. 

Private Health Fund Rebates may apply.

How do I contact Irene?

Phone: 0411 789 799

Email: irenegquintavalle@gmail.com

Website: irenequintavalle.com

Book a free 15 min consultation-call at calendly.com/irenequintavalle/consult-call

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FRED ROSSI

BSc, PostGradDipPsych, Dip (FamTher), GradDipSoc (GestTher), ClinM, AAFT, ClinM.GANZ, AHPRA (Psychologist)

What does Fred do?

Fred is a psychologist and psychotherapist with an extensive background in child, adolescent and family psychiatry.  His clinical skills are well honed around processes of attachment and development, trauma, mental health and addiction.

His approach to counselling and therapy is based on engaging and sitting alongside his clients in support of their personal growth and a more personally satisfying life-style. His interests centre around all matters which have a bearing on our emotional, social and mental well-being. In his private practice, Fred now more commonly works with individual adults, and with couples whom are interested in working through and strengthening the bonds between them both as partners and as parents. He is  deeply committed to his craft and considers it a privilege to bear witness to his clients experience of life. His session fees are rebatable through Medicare and Private Health Funds.

 

When is Fred available?

Weekdays – afternoons and evenings.
Saturday – mornings to afternoon

 

How do I contact Fred?

0418 321 141

 


 

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NEGIN SADEGHIAN 

Psychologist and Art therapist
BPscyhSc, MPsych, MAT, MAPS, AThR

What does Negin do?

I am a registered psychologist and art therapist, with 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, young people, and couples in a variety of public and private health settings including community health, inpatient programs, and relationship support services such as Relationships Australia.

 

I am passionate about exploring how traumatic experiences and attachment patterns impact on our mental health, sense of well-being and life decisions. I have a strong interest in mind-body connection and integrating cognitive, emotional, somatic, and creative techniques to facilitate healing and growth. I see myself as a warm and empathic guide here to assist you in reaching your goals. My approach is person-centred, trauma-informed, strength-based, and culturally sensitive. I have experience working with trauma-related concerns, depression, anxiety issues, family violence, disordered eating, grief & loss, relationship and parenting concerns, pregnancy, adolescent’s issues, cross- cultural & adjustment challenges and creative blocks. I also have a strong interest and experience in facilitating art therapy groups with adults and young people.

 

My therapeutic work is informed by the following approaches: Internal Family Systems Model, Art Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

 

I offer counselling in English and Farsi.

Fees: $170 per hour. Concession available for eligible clients.

 

90min sessions for art therapy can be offered upon request.

 

Medicare and private health care rebates available. 

 

When is Negin available?

Wednesday &Thursday (evenings) and Friday daytime

Other times may be possible by arrangement

 

How do I contact Negin?

M: 0492952181

nsadeghianpsych@gmail.com

www.neginsadeghian.com

 


 

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MELISSA THOMAS

AHPRA Registered Psychologist
MProfPsych, BPsySc (Hons), MAAPi, MAPS

What does Melissa do?

Melissa is a psychologist who works with adolescents, adults, older adults and couples from all walks of life. Her goals are: to provide a safe, grounding, accepting and enjoyable space to connect authentically with clients; to support them to gain insight and understanding into internal and external barriers to growth and movement; to uncover their hopes for future; provide tools for continued self-development; and empower clients to take steps towards change and growth. 

Melissa has interests and experience supporting clients with a range of problems including those relating to relationships, family of origin, parenting, life stages/transitions, assertiveness and communication, work, personal development, adjustment, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, and grief and loss.

Melissa uses an integrative counselling approach tailored to the individual or couple, drawing from interventions including: Narrative Therapy, Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, couple therapy, couple assessment and skill-development, and non-directive pregnancy counselling.

 

For more information head to vividlifepsychology.com.au.

Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates are available. 

 

When is Melissa available?

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Day and evening appointments available

 

How do I contact Melissa?

info@vividlifepsychology.com.au

P: 0490 744 262            F: 03 9957 8127

Post: PO Box 8032, Brunswick East VIC 3057

 


 

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CHRIS WINKLER

BA (Arts) (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP
Clinical Psychologist

What does Chris do?

I am an experienced clinical psychologist with a special interest in helping people overcome anxiety disorders of all types.  I am dedicated to providing high quality psychological care with a focus on adults experiencing anxiety problems.  I am a warm, caring, and dedicated professional with a down-to-earth and friendly style. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you are listened to and treated with respect. I keep up to date with the latest advancements in mental health and therapy and use approaches that have been tried and tested through scientific research.

I have over ten years of experience in treating psychological problems in a range of settings including private practice, public mental health, and universities. I am also currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne with a focus on advancing the field of anxiety treatment.

 

Skype/phone sessions also available on request.

 

When is Chris available?

Saturday

 

How do I contact Chris?

(03) 9108 7236

chris@winklerpsychology.com.au

https://winklerpsychology.com.au/