James is an experienced psychologist who works with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, relationships, trauma, and related substance use problems. James will work collaboratively with you to assess your particular needs and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. James will offer you an empathetic and non-judgmental space in which to tell your story. His therapeutic practice includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy, mindfulness, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused brief therapy.
Helen is a Psychologist with over 20+ years of counselling experience working in both community based and private practice settings. Prior to her full registration as a Psychologist in 2003, Helen worked in the Alcohol and Drug sector for a period of seven years. She works with older adolescents and adults who present with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties with emotional regulation, relationship problems and grief and loss counselling.
Mark is a registered psychologist with a diverse range of experience in various settings including the community and government sectors and private practice. His experience includes working with clients presenting with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting management, forensic issues, anger management and substance abuse. Mark has extensive experience in private practice using a variety of clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness interventions, Imaginal Exposure and relationship counselling.
Mark is very down-to-earth, accepting and practical. His counselling goal is to help you to overcome obstacles that prevent you from enjoying a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. Mark’s clients report high levels of satisfaction and many of them return to see him every few years as new issues arise.
Mark is registered to provide psychological services under Medicare, Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Open Place for Forgotten Australians and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jo is a registered Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. She has over seven years’ experience working with adults across a wide range of concerns including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, trauma, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, sleep disorders and pain management.
Jo brings a sense of grounding and warmth to her work with people. Her approach is both optimistic and person-centred, working collaboratively with her clients to establish goals and work towards practical and positive change. She applies an evidence-based approach to address clients’ concerns. Jo is trained in clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapies and Mindfulness techniques.
As an adjunct to individual counselling, Jo has over five years of experience facilitating groups. Additionally, she is a facilitator for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops, providing vital training to health professionals and the general community.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“ Carl Rogers
Azni has been counselling and coaching clients to manage conflict in work and personal relationships, develop career direction and build leadership skills for 20+ years. In recent years, Azni has been working with young people in university and high school settings providing counselling to manage academic pressure, family relationships, friendships issues, grief and loss,anxiety and depression, and build social confidence.
Azni’s counselling approach involves providing support, a sounding board, helping clarify,and working with clients to reduce distressing symptoms. Azni will help you identify the cause of problems and develop resilience and confidence to address these issues. You will gain a greater awareness of what is important to you, your strengths and values, helping you to establish a clear direction and the confidence to take action.
Azni’s approach is underpinned by the humanistic philosophy which espouses that we all grow in positive ways if provided with supportive conditions. This includes being person centred, showing genuine care, acceptance and empathy so clients are empowered to explore what is important to them. This approach is supported by techniques in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Processes and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.