Aspire Health & Psychology ( Newport)


Aspire Health & Psychology ( Newport)

Practitioners at this location

Andrew Gallus

Psychologist

Andrew is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. His background includes work with government departments, private companies and not-for-profit organisations in a range of mental health, forensic, correctional and disability services settings. Andrew has particular interest and experience in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with managing depression, anxiety, trauma, physical health issues, grief, and adjustment. He also specialises in working with people who have engaged in offending behaviours to understand and address their behaviour to live a more meaningful, offence-free life. Andrew works closely with each of his clients to develop a clear understanding of their current strengths and difficulties. Goals of therapy are then made collaboratively. He works within the frameworks of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based approaches as appropriate to the individual that he is working with.
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Camilla Potoczny

Psychologist

Camilla is a warm and compassionate therapist who appreciates that everyone’s therapeutic journey looks different and is shaped by their history and current life experiences. Camilla draws upon a variety of therapeutic approaches that are carefully catered to meet the needs of each individual client. Overall, Camilla strives to provide a safe, contained environment where clients can express themselves freely and gain deeper understanding and insight into their psychological health.
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Christine MacGillivray

Psychologist

Christine is a registered psychologist with several years’ experience working with people of all ages across a broad range of issues. Christine brings a warm, client-centered focus to each therapeutic session; and works towards understanding the individual needs of her Clients. She is committed to creating a safe environment for Clients. Christine encourages clients to become more effective participants in their own lives. By encouraging the best in others. Christine has adopted an approach tailored to the individual. She will strive to ensure your therapy is informed by your own unique situation, preferences and needs.
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Daniel Paglialonga

Psychologist

Have you ever been kept up late at night reliving distressing memories? Does your mind chatter and strong emotions interfere with your day-to-day? Are you looking to understand yourself more and make some changes? If your answer is "yes", then we should talk. My lived experience with mental health gives me a strong appreciation of the journey we take from being in crisis mode to thriving. I want to work with you to help you get to where you want to be. The focus will be on what I can do to support you in your life's journey. I do this by utilising an integrative approach that best suits each individual. When you're ready to take that step to seek support, I'll be there for you. Call or email me so we can schedule our first session and get you to where you want to be.
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Deborah Cole

Counsellor

Deb has been counselling couples, individuals, families, children and adolescents for 25 years since graduating from Social Work in 1998. Over the past 10 years Deb has been following her passion for working therapeutically primarily with couples. In this work, Deb provides a non-judgemental, unbiased and respectful space to support and assist couples gain new understandings about themselves – both individually and within their intimate relationship. Further – within the couples work, she maintains a strong focus on the safety and wellbeing of children who are often exhibiting distress about the state of the parental relationship. Deb has also developed a strong interest in assisting couples around the complex role of becoming and being a parent – from prenatal to adolescence. Deb works alongside couples to identify their relationship’s strengths and challenges. She helps individuals/couples clarify their therapy goals, working on how to reduce their relationship stress and experience a more fulfilling and satisfying life. Deb is passionate about sharing with her clients the established wisdoms and the exciting research of what makes couple relationships successful. She utilises a warm and practical approach - incorporating good foundational knowledge of human and family development, social and family systems theories, emotional intelligence, mindfulness practices, child and adult attachment theories and trauma - including polyvagal theory and the mind/body connection.
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Dr Bert Oraison

Psychologist

Dr Bert Oraison has over ten years of counselling experience, particularly in areas of depression and anxiety. He engages in active collaboration with clients in order to empower them and improve self-esteem and assertiveness. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French. Bert uses a holistic approach in assisting his clients to improve emotional and behavioural functioning focusing on areas like self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. Bert has significant involvement with clients of different ethnic backgrounds and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. In addition, he has a special interest in eating disorders and clients who have had bariatric surgery. Bert focuses on the impact of chronic pain and chronic symptoms have on the psychological well-being of clients and utilises strategies to overcome these issues.
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Dr Elizabeth Pizarro

Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Pizarro is a registered Clinical as well as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and is a Board Approved Supervisor. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience. She has expertise supporting children, teens, young people, and their parents/carers with a range of challenges and mental health issues. She combines her knowledge of the evidence-base with a collaborative person-centered approach to tailor and individualise treatment. She approaches therapy and her clients with respect, empathy and warmth, and considers clients to be experts in their own lives. Therapy is not prescriptive, but rather collaborative and exploratory. She has worked in a range of settings, including community health, private practice, schools and hospitals. In addition to private practice, she currently also works as senior lecturer in a university setting, where she trains postgraduate psychology students completing their final years of training before registering as psychologists. She completed her PhD in 2019 and continues to conduct clinical research to better understand emotion regulation and sociocognitive skills in adolescents and young people with and without mental health issues, and how emotion regulation is socialised/taught (via modelling and responses from those around us).

Dr Elizabeth Westphal

Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Westphal has had several years of experience in private practice assisting people through a wide range of concerns. She finds fulfilment in helping people who are going through difficult times. She sees therapy as an accepting, non-judgmental, reflective, collaborative process that allows clients to explore their hopes for their life and relationships. She takes a holistic approach to therapy that considers the mind, body, and spirit; creating a time and space where her client does not feel threatened or judged.
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Dr Mia Gentle

Psychologist

Mia is a registered psychologist with a Doctorate in Psychology with a forensic specialisation. She has several years’ experience working with adults of all ages within a forensic context as well as more generally in private practice, and across a broad range of issues. Mia recognises that it can be daunting to speak to a psychologist and to share your private world. Mindful and respectful of this, her therapeutic approach is one of unconditional positive regard. She provides a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe sharing your story and feel empowered to make change. As all people are different, Mia has adopted an approach tailored to the individual. She will strive to ensure your evidenced-based therapy is informed by your own unique situation, preferences and needs.
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Joseph Demarco

Psychologist

Joseph is a registered psychologist who works collaboratively with his clients to help them lead fulfilled and empowered lives. He is an empathetic and considerate professional who provides a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients can feel acknowledged and respected. Joseph has experience working with people of all ages, including adolescents, young adults, and those in later adulthood. He assists clients with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment difficulties, workplace conflict, and relationship issues. He compassionately guides his clients to gain deeper self-insight while tailoring his therapeutic style to each individual's unique life journey. Joseph’s therapeutic approach is informed by his knowledge and training in multiple therapies. Joseph has a particular interest in creative movement therapies that can help build self-esteem and help to facilitate the embodied awakening of the individual.
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Katrina Foster

Psychologist

Katrina is a registered provisional psychologist who has completed her undergraduate and Honours in psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Using a person-centred approach, Katrina meets people wherever they are in their journey, and provides a safe and welcoming space for anyone seeking support. Katrina works from the belief that every person she works with is unique and will work collaboratively with them to find the best way forward. Katrina has worked with both young people and adults and has worked with people who have experienced concerns such as depression and grief and has walked alongside people through life changes and life hardships.
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Kim Pham - Provisional Psychologist

Psychologist

Kim is a registered provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is passionate about empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds providing person-centred treatment. When working with clients, Kim has a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to therapy and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to make a positive impact and to assist you in reaching your goals. Kim has experience working with neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. In her work, she utilises a combination of evidence based best practice, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Kim is available Mondays and Tuesdays
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Leah Torpy

Psychologist

Leah is a registered clinical psychologist who is dedicated to working with children, adolescents, and adults in an assessment capacity. Leah is passionate about understanding an individual’s developmental, learning and wellbeing needs. Leah has experience working with school aged children and their families, utilising a broad range of assessments including Cognitive assessments, ADHD screening and assessment and Specific Learning Disorder (dyslexia and dyscalculia) assessments. Other areas of interest include perinatal mental health and attachment theory

Miss Olivia Nash-Dolby

Psychologist

Olivia is is a registered psychologist. She is an empathetic and gentle psychologist who works collaboratively with her clients to support them in leading fulfilled and empowered lives. Olivia has worked with a range of clients including adolescents, young adults and people in later adulthood. She has worked with clients to assist them through a number of concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, workplace conflict and relationship issues. Olivia believes the therapeutic relationship plays a significant role in clients recognizing and achieving their goals. To this end, she endeavours to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients can feel heard and respected. Olivia’s therapeutic approach is informed by her knowledge and training in a variety of therapies. She also tailors her approach to meet the individual needs of the client and encourages them to draw upon their own strengths in the therapeutic process.
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Mr Jordan Hince

Psychologist

Jordan is a warm and friendly psychologist with a diverse background in counselling and psychological assessment, spanning from private practice, forensic and school environments. Jordan is particularly passionate about working in the areas of alcohol and drug addictions, and trauma in young people. He likes to work collaboratively with clients from across the lifespan and presenting with varied and complex issues to understand the challenges they may be facing and to develop practical steps towards living a fulfilling life. Jordan incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in his work, with the aim of empowering clients and assisting them to identify and utilise their own strengths and values when facing life’s challenges.
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Mrs Anna Maxwell

Psychologist

Anna is only available for telehealth sessions over the telephone or via video conferencing. Anna is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
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Mrs Azra Wood

Psychologist

Azra is a Counselling Psychologist. Her goal is to provide a space for her clients to process their thoughts and emotions, leading to changes that may make them feel more fulfilled and less alone. She listens and gives insights and suggestions when needed. Azra has several years experience and has worked in job services, universities and private practice. She has provided support to adults when they are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, conflict, trauma, eating concerns, academic performance concerns, unemployment, loss and grief, stress, loss of motivation and many other life challenges. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and a nonjudgmental, empathic approach to help the people who see her.

Ms Gabriele Thomson

Psychologist

Gabriele is a psychologist who is passionate about the wellbeing, personal growth and happiness of others. With her genuine and compassionate nature she offers clients a respectful, non-judgemental and safe space to explore their unique experiences. Using a person centred and strength based approach, Gabriele assists clients on their journey towards greater self-awareness and understanding, finding their own path, and leading a more fulfilling life, while promoting self-compassion and mindfulness. Therapeutic modalities utilised include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness, adapted to individual needs. Gabriele enjoys practice across the lifespan and brings experience in trauma-informed counselling and working with both children and parents with focus on developing positive relationships, communication and building resilience. Telehealth Only
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Ms Margaret Orton

Psychologist

As Covid restrictions ease, Meg is now seeing some clients for face to face consultations, as well as continuing telehealth sessions over the telephone or via video conferencing where appropriate. For many clients, telehealth is a much easier way to contact a psychologist and Meg will continue to make this available as long as possible. Meg is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from LaTrobe University. In her work she uses a person-centred approach, responding to the individual needs of each client. Meg sees her role as accompanying her clients as they deal with challenging aspects of their lives. Working collaboratively they explore options and opportunities to help clients live more fulfilling lives. Meg is interested in life transitions; facing changes in health, work, relationships, and life goals. She has extensive experience in supporting people experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety particularly in the context of ageing and has a thorough knowledge of aged care issues, carer stress and increasing frailty. Meg is also a mother and a grandmother and is aware of the challenges family life can bring.
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Ms Marianne Love

Psychologist

Marianne Love is a clinical and counselling psychologist and is board approved to provide supervision. Marianne is the principal psychologist at Aspire Health & Psychology. She has over twenty years of counselling experience. She loves seeing transformation in people’s lives, and is passionate about living in a world where people are happier and resourced to live their full potential. Marianne tailors the techniques she uses to the specific needs of each client, and she enjoys utilizing a variety of person-centered therapies. Marianne is able to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and concerns. Marianne deals extensively with complex trauma. Marianne works collaboratively with her clients to identify and reach their goals. With extensive training in cognitive behavioural therapy and solutions-focused therapy, Marianne also has a keen interest in experiential methods. She’s completed 10 years of training in psychodrama, and has also trained in emotion-focused therapy and eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
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Salma ElHassan - Provisional Psychologist

Psychologist

Salma is a registered provisional psychologist who has completed her undergraduate and Honours in psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Salma has worked with a range of clients including adolescents, young adults and people in later adulthood with the vast variety of presenting problems and disabilities including depression, anxiety, autism, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance use, and personality disorders. Salma has clinical experience across a range of settings, including mainstream schools, specialist schools, early intervention settings, community health settings and private practice. Salma’s therapeutic approach is client centred in nature, with a strong emphasis placed on empathically supporting children and families through effective and warm communication and incorporating various techniques in the past to support her clients, such as, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance, and commitment therapy, exposure gradual therapy, mindfulness in order to facilitate comfort and positive change.
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Sera Osmani

Psychologist

Sera is a warm and empathic registered psychologist. Sera understands and appreciates the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and strives to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where clients can openly and freely express and explore their difficulties. Sera’s therapeutic approach is to compassionately guide her clients to gain deeper self-insight and self-acceptance to achieve emotional growth. Sera understands that everyone's life journey is unique and aims to tailor her therapeutic style to each individual and their needs.
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