We have a multi-disciplinary team on hand to assist.
Director + Psychologist
Carolyn has experience as a clinician and manager across a range of mental health settings in Queensland and Victoria.
She has experience working with complex trauma, emotion instability, self-harm, substance use, complex and co-morbid mental health issues, psychosis, early intervention for adolescents and young adults, indigenous psychology and sexuality.
Carolyn draws on a range of psychological approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Director + Clinical Psychologist
Kylie has provided psychological services across a number of psychiatric and counselling settings as both a clinician and manager.
She holds an interest in many areas of mental health, and in particular complex trauma, personality difficulties, emotion dysregulation, suicidality and self-harm, parenting, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the psychological impact of physical health issues including infertility and chronic skin conditions.
Kylie’s approach is warm, flexible, compassionate and non-judgemental. Kylie works collaboratively with her patients and draws on a range of psychological approaches to suit each person including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Kylie is also a STAP accredited supervisor.
Vanina has experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults. She also works with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Vanina follows a client-centered approach which uses evidence based strategies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
She aims to help individuals with their current difficulties, to improve their resilience and to facilitate their engagement in the community. This include working with people with a mood disorder, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, loss of personal values, relationship issues and struggles in managing and understanding emotions.
Dr Nakeeta Sturgess
Nakeeta’s Doctorate of Psychology was completed at The University of Queensland and her clinical experience has spanned private practice, public hospital and psychiatric inpatient settings.
She has helped clients from a range of life stages through a broad spectrum of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, acute and post traumatic stress disorders, psychosis and personality disorders.
Nakeeta applies a range of clinical therapeutic interventions tailored to the needs of her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness.
Accepting new referrals from October 2020.
Pejman Hoviatdoost is a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience in working with a broad range of adult psychological problems including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties and drug and alcohol problems.
Pejman specialises in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) with more than seven years of training and experience in this model. Pejman provides workshops on ISTDP for Australian Psychological Society (APS).
He is currently undertaking a PhD with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT); his research aims to better understand the mechanisms of change in ISTDP across the spectrum of psychological disorders.
Pejman is a registered clinical supervisor, he provides supervision for private psychologists and psychology students at Griffith University.
Aaron is a registered clinical psychologist who has provided psychological services across multiple settings, including private practice, public hospital and private psychiatric hospital.
Aaron is passionate about mental health issues and aims to provide a safe, collaborative, and non-judgemental therapeutic space to promote a better quality of life for his clients. He has experience working with adults with a range of psychological difficulties including mood difficulties (anxiety and depression), stress, anger, trauma, grief and loss, sleep disturbance, interpersonal difficulties and drug and alcohol problems. Aaron has a clinical interest in trauma, anxiety, phobias and substance misuse.
Aaron adopts a client-centred framework that draws primarily from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) however he is flexible in his approach incorporating other interventions to suit the individuals needs such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy, Schema Therapy, Trauma focused therapies and mindfulness.
Nadine has provided psychological services across multiple settings, including private practices, corporate organisations and public psychiatric hospital.
She has a genuine interest in all areas of mental health and has helped clients with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorders, psychosis and personality disorders.
Nadine has co-facilitated therapeutic workshops for confined patients, perinatal mental health groups, social skills enhancement therapies for children and young adults with Asperger’s syndrome and led mental health first aid courses in corporate settings.
In addition to her psychology qualifications, Nadine holds a Masters in Management and worked in Human Resources functions within major international companies, giving her a sound knowledge of workplace dynamics and the related psychological implications.
Building on a collaborative alliance, Nadine applies an integrative approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual, informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focus Therapy and Psychodynamic ideas.
Her caring style establishes a safe and stigma-free environment in which people feel heard. Nadine embraces multi-cultural matters drawing from her life in Europe, the US and Asia, and she welcomes clients from all backgrounds. Sessions can be offered in English or in French.
BPsych (Hons) MPsych (Clin) MMngt (Int) Assoc MAPS
Dr Allanah Hockey
Allanah is a warm, compassionate and flexible psychologist who works collaboratively with her patients. She is passionate about mental health and enjoys working with adults and adolescents (16 years and older). Allanah has experience working with individuals, groups and families across private practice, inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She utilises a range of evidenced based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Allanah holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Clinical Psychology Registrar working towards obtaining her Clinical Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia. Allanah’s PhD focussed on body image, which remains a topic of interest. In addition to her therapeutic work, Allanah has taught Undergraduate Psychology as a sessional academic in university settings.
Kathryn is a warm, understanding and compassionate psychologist who utilises a flexible and collaborative approach to therapy. She is passionate about mental health issues and enjoys working with clients of all ages. Kathryn draws on a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour modalities and Mindfulness.
Kathryn is a fully registered psychologist with AHPRA, who holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and is currently working towards her Clinical Endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan, in education and health settings, and with a variety of presentations (including; mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, adjustment and relational issues, self-esteem, personality vulnerabilities, and emotion regulation difficulties). Kathryn is currently working with adults, and her clinical interests include anxiety, depression and trauma.
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