All About Kids - Northside Outreach


All About Kids - Northside Outreach

Practitioners at this location

Ashley Haysom

Occupational Therapist

Ashley is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from James Cook University in Townsville. Ashley’s passion for working with children originated from working with children and in healthcare at a young age. She is driven and passionate about providing family centred care for children and their families as she believes it is important for children to choose activities that are meaningful to them. Ashley has had experience with groups and has evolved her skills through assistant therapy and is looking forward to pursuing specialisation areas in ASD, developmental delays and sensory processing differences.

Bryn Dixon(He/him)

Psychologist

Bryn is a warm and collaborative psychologist who is passionate about supporting and improving young people’s mental health. He has over 15 years’ experience working with children, young people and parents. He has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by young people as they navigate childhood, adolescence and beyond. He works from a strengths-based perspective drawing on his clients’ individual abilities to help empower them to make positive changes in their lives. He has worked in the public and independent school systems, at both primary and secondary level. Bryn works with children and young people facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, academic stress, inattentiveness, perfectionism, relationship difficulties and social and emotional difficulties. Bryn works from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. He also has extensive experience conducting cognitive and academic assessments, using standardised tools to help identify any barriers to educational development and academic progress. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and is a registered Medicare Service Provider.

Caitlin O'Sullivan(She/her)

Psychologist

Caitlin is a registered Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. She completed her undergraduate study in psychology through Monash University and completed her postgraduate study through the University of Queensland. Her experience is varied having worked in the alcohol and other drug sector, the crisis support sector, the youth mental health sector and the NDIS sector. She is passionate about continuing her professional development and is completing the registrar program to gain endorsement as a Counselling Psychologist. Caitlin provides one on one therapy and adopts a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach to support her clients to feel safe and comfortable in sessions. She works with people who are aged 14 years and up and who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, emotion regulation difficulties, substance use concerns, suicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem and more. Caitlin also provides sessions under the Health4Minds brand of this private practice to adolescent and adult clients who have been referred under the Brisbane Minds trauma and suicide prevention pathways. Outside of working for this practice, she spends time working in research and providing assessment and psychological therapy to adults in the public health system.

Chase Carpenter

Speech Pathologist

In December 2016, Chase joined All About Kids. He has experience working with children diagnosed with ASD, Global Development Delay, Down Syndrome, and other genetic syndromes. He has also worked with children with apraxia of speech, hearing impairments, and children with feeding issues. Chase is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is a member of Speech Pathology Australia. He has experience working with children and their families in clinical, home, and school environments. Chase believes in working closely with family and educational support staff to maximise the effectiveness of speech and language therapy. He enjoys his role in assisting children to achieve their optimal communication skills and becoming confident young members of society. Chase is able to provide intervention for articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language difficulties, and literacy concerns. Chase has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Queensland. In 2016 Chase completed Hanen It Takes Two To Talk and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Paediatric Feeding workshop.

Dr Clea Headley

Psychologist

Clea is a registered Clinical Psychologist who holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS Clinical College and is a Board-Approved Supervisor. Clea has worked with people across the lifespan but is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, young adults and their families. She has worked in the public health system for 10 years, in both the inpatient and outpatient Child and Youth Mental Health Service. She has experience using a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems theory, including Narrative and Solution-Focused therapy. Clea is able to conduct comprehensive psychometric assessments to assess cognitive ability and learning difficulties. Clea is trained in Triple P and Circle of Security. Through her continued work with young people who have severe and complex mental health conditions, she is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety and panic), depressive disorders, trauma, eating disorders, adjustment disorders and developmental disorders (including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder). She is experienced in working with parents and has a passion for supporting parents with their reflective functioning and attachment needs using the Circle of Security framework. Clea’s therapeutic approach is compassionate, warm and empathic. Her goal is to create a safe space for young people and their parents to explore and understand their emotional experiences and collaboratively develop meaningful treatment goals.

Mr Cameron O'Reilly

Occupational Therapist

Cameron is a driven and passionate Occupational Therapist who strives to provide meaningful and enjoyable intervention to provide children with the best possible opportunity for growth. Cameron’s passions originate from experiencing the world of professional medicine/allied health from a young age in his own family background and seeing first hand the importance of a client and family centred approach to therapy. Having graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Cameron spent the first 2 years working within a private paediatric clinic in the north shore of Sydney. Cameron has various experiences in the disability and play therapy sectors, school-based and both public/private paediatric therapy fields.

Mrs Debbie Walker

Speech Pathologist

Debbie has had a long career working with children and adolescents as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Her job has taken her around the world where she has had extensive experiences with supporting a wide range of people with speech, language and communication needs. In Scotland, Debbie had a lead role in an Autism Diagnostic Team in the North of Glasgow. Debbie has always enjoyed working closely with children and their families to help them find the best ways to enhance language and communication, as these skills are the building blocks to later social and educational success and literacy acquisition. Debbie is skilled at looking at the needs, motivations and interests for each client to find the way forward for each family. There is no one approach that fits all and Debbie assesses and plans intervention that best supports your child or young person.

Ms Jennifer Francis

Psychologist

Ms Jennifer Francis has been a registered practising Psychologist since 1994 and is a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Jennifer has counselling experience in both the public and private sectors, has taught at universities in Queensland and NSW. She has a focus on supporting parents to feel confident about their skills in creating opportunities for their children and teenagers to build balanced and happy lives. Jennifer's special interest areas include developmental disorders, learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Parenting, and anxiety.

Ms Maree Richardson

Speech Pathologist

Maree is a Speech Language Pathologist with international experience in clinical and educational settings. Born and raised in Outback Australia, health services were difficult for her family to access. Therefore, Maree has a strong desire for family-centered services to be accessible to children from all backgrounds, so that they grow to become confident citizens in their communities. Maree holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Distinction from the University of Newcastle. She is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia. She also received her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC’s) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Maree’s areas of expertise include early intervention, speech and language development, and literacy acquisition. She has experience providing individualised intervention to children with a variety of complex communication needs, and has been trained in the Sounds-Write approach to phonics and literacy.

Nicole Mothershaw

Occupational Therapist

Suggested Bio: Nicole is a qualified Occupational Therapist who graduated from the Australian Catholic University in 2017. Following graduation, Nicole has worked in paediatric private practice, adult rehabilitation and hospital-based paediatric outpatient settings, working closely with medical teams for acute hand therapy and toileting interventions. These experiences have equipped her to effectively assist families with motor, self-regulation, sensory, school participation and daily living objectives. Nicole is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and families to identify and achieve meaningful goals through intervention that is fun and matches a child’s interest areas.

Simona Tanasie

Psychologist

Simona is a Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and also  a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She has full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Simona obtained her undergraduate psychology degree overseas, and then completed a Masters Degree at the University of South Australia. Throughout her studies, Simona has volunteered and worked in a range of settings including schools, hospitals and community services. She worked at a special needs school which involved supporting children who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities or other mental health disorders. She also worked with adults experiencing adjustment difficulties following illness. Simona enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She adopts a warm, collaborative and non-judgemental approach to help her clients achieve goals and build resilience, in order to create lasting change and improve their quality of life. Simona is passionate about building relationships and working with people from diverse backgrounds and populations. Her main goal is to build rapport and help people feel comfortable, safe and supported in session. She values feedback and questions, and strives to meet each client’s needs with empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. Simona has been trained in using a variety of evidence-based therapies to provide an individualised,  person-centred approach. Her clinical experience and training primarily include techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy but also draws from other approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal Therapy. Simona has worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal difficulties and more; however, she has a particular interest in the management of risk associated with self-harm and suicide.

Tracy Mitchell

Psychologist

Tracy is a registered psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Association. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children and adolescents as a school counsellor, teacher and psychologist. Tracy works with children and their families to support difficulties with learning, behaviour and social issues. She has worked in public school in NSW for 12 years before moving to work in private school system for past 9 years. Tracy has an interest in working with children and teens with anxiety, depression and school based issues including bullying, behaviour difficulties and exam stress. She is able to provide academic, cognitive and behaviour assessment for issues including learning difficulties, ADHD, and gifted children. Tracy will work with the child’s family and school when needed to support positive change. She uses evidence bases therapies which best suit the individual child and family including CBT, ACT solution-based frameworks and positive psychology.