All About Kids


All About Kids

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.

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 Atholl Murray

Psychologist

Atholl provides counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues including identity, gender, sexuality and personality, mental health, relationships (friendships, family, romantic) and developmental changes as well as trauma and crisis intervention. He has worked with young people and adults for over 20 years, in educational settings as a classroom teacher, school leader and university lecturer and researcher. He is a provisionally registered psychologist and has a particular interest in working with males, identity development, and building strong relationships, which was the focus of his research work. Atholl’s work largely focuses on supporting change through helping young people and adults to make sense of themselves, their experiences and to build personal capacity and resilience. He uses strength-based, psychodynamic, client-centred and developmental approaches.

Jessica Taylor

Other

Jessica is a provisional psychologist with a background within the disability space. She has provided NDIS services to children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in the disability space for over three years while she completed her studies at the University of Queensland and is passionate about helping those of all ages and abilities achieve their individual goals. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual impairment, cerebral palsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, Trisomy X, and speech/language disorders. Her particular interests are in parenting and working with individuals on the autism spectrum. While she has a passion for disability, she is fundamentally passionate about providing mental health services to all client groups of all ages. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you towards your 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.

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.