Berwick Psychology & Hypnosis


Berwick Psychology & Hypnosis

Practitioners at this location

Mrs Rebecca Pearce

Psychologist

Rebecca Pearce is the senior psychologist and practice director Berwick Psychology & Hypnosis. She has vast experience working with adolescents, adults and couples and has been a registered psychologist since 2003. Rebecca works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance abuse, relationship issues, employment concerns, parenting difficulties, confidence, self-esteem & body image issues and anger. Rebecca has demonstrated, excellent skills in applied therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, AOD Intervention, Family & Couples Therapy. She is warm and compassionate in her approach with Adolescents, Adults and Couples. Rebecca supervises, trains and leads her team of psychologists and allied health therapists with passion. She has a focuses on guiding all her staff to create positive change for all clients attending Berwick Psychology & Hypnosis.

Ms Priya Reginald Jungic

Psychologist

Priya is a female psychologist and brings experience, intelligence, thoughtfulness and compassion into her therapeutic practice. With over over 10 years of clinical experience, Priya is focused on assisting clients toward positive outcomes and resolving underlying psychological concerns. Priya works with adult clients and has an ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Her treatment is specifically tailored to their individual needs.

Mrs Julie Mounter

Psychologist

Julie Mounter brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and competence to her role as a psychologist. Julie has a warm, friendly, non-judgemental approach and works collaboratively with her clients to create a safe and respectful environment in which to explore personal challenges and achieve their potential to lead happy and engaged lives. Along with her other interests, Julie has undertaken research into post-natal depression and anxiety in fathers, and is passionate about spreading the message that Dads matter too! Julie also has an extensive background in physical health, working as an osteopath for 15 years prior to her transition to psychology. Julie is a senior lecturer at Laureate Universities (Fitzroy campus) where she teaches Clinical Assessment to Myotherapy students and Counselling and Communications Skills to Bachelor of Health Science students.

Mr Steve Carey

Hypnotherapist

Steve Carey is a Clinical Hypnotherapist at Berwick Psychology & Hypnosis. He is a Member and Clinical Supervisor for the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association. Steve has been practising clinical hypnotherapy since 2009 and brings a warm, compassionate and optimistic approach to his work. He believes passionately that we all have areas of our lives in which we know how to succeed, and that as a result we have abilities that can, with a little help, be applied to areas in which we are challenged. Steve loves working with clients and helping them find the gaps in knowledge and skill that will enable them to get back on track quickly and effectively. He particularly enjoys using hypnosis to reach the creative parts of our minds. Steve’s background involves many years teaching Hypnotherapy for one of Australia’s biggest training academies for Clinical Hypnotherapists. Steve works with clients experiencing the following concerns: • Anxiety and Panic disorders • Smoking cessation • Weight Management • Behaviour change • Insomnia • Self-confidence and Self Esteem • Motivation, procrastination, finding direction • Performance issues – sport, exams, public speaking • Depression • Problem Alcohol Use

Mrs Alison Stewart

Dietitian

​Alison has been a dietitian for longer than she cares to admit (20+years!). Her experience ranges from group education and consulting to aged care, community health and individual consultations. Alison's passion is to work with people who have experienced yo-yo dieting, or are having thoughts and behaviours around food that rule their everyday lives (for a variety of reasons). She works with individuals who may be experiencing bowel issues that impact on quality of life, and advises people as they age on how they can maximise health, strength and wellbeing, to remain independent for as long as possible. Alison finds it a privilege to share in a client's life and to be trusted with the task of offering non-judgmental expertise to help them improve health and quality of life. She will guide a client to let go of any negative behaviours that may be holding them back, and learn to nourish their body according to individual nutritional needs. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Alison undergoes continuing education to uphold the standards required for yearly accreditation. ​ When Alison is not working as a dietitian, she is a Mum to two awesome teenagers, two equally beautiful twin step-daughters, and is a labourer for her amazing husband ​(who is a much better cook than she is!)

Ms Prajakta Deshpande

Psychologist

Prajakta is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist. She has completed Masters in Clinical Psychology and Bachelors in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery in India. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi. She is a warm and non-judgmental therapist, with experience working in private practice, hospital, and school and university settings. Prajakta has experience assisting adolescents, adults and couples to address a variety of difficulties including anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma and stress related disorders, adjustment issues (e.g. cultural adjustment), sleep difficulties, relationship difficulties, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, academic/workplace difficulties, and gender development and identity issues. Prajakta feels privileged to work as a psychologist and is committed to providing a compassionate, non-judgmental, respectful and safe environment for clients. Prajakta is passionate about understanding her clients’ unique stories, and strives to work collaboratively towards healing and growth. She uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RECBT),Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution- focused approach, EMDR and Mindfulness techniques.

Ms Aphrodite Papageorgiou

Psychologist

Aphrodite is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience providing specialist psychological services to adolescents and adults within the public and private mental health sector, in addition to forensic settings. Aphrodite provides therapeutic work for people who experience a wide-range of mental health difficulties. She upholds a strong commitment to assisting individuals of all backgrounds to overcome life challenges, build resilience and lead a more happy, healthy and connected life. Her therapeutic style is warm, engaging, collaborative, non-judgmental and focused on the individual needs of her clients as she understands that no two people are the same. Her therapeutic framework incorporates evidence-based interventions drawn from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness.

Ms Amanda Fillingham

Social Worker

I have over 10 years social work experience and am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker registered with the AASW and a Clinical Family Therapist registered with AAFT. I have experience working with children, parents, couples, families, adolescents and adults and have worked for services such as Child Protection, South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) working with both children and adults who have experienced sexual assault or been the victim/survivors of family violence. I have also worked in both the Child and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services.

Ms Blair Raatjes

Psychologist

Blair is a provisional psychologist who completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Bond University and Monash University. Blair understands that seeking psychological help for the first time can be a nerve wracking experience for clients, therefore, she is committed to providing a warm, accepting and compassionate environment. She believes that collaboration, empathetic understanding, and respect are essential components to therapy. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with difficulties such as anxiety, panic, depression, and burn-out. Blair is interested in evidence-based approaches that emphasise the importance of catering to each client’s strengths and goals. She uses a variety of therapeutic frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions and relaxation strategies. Areas of Special Interest Adolescent therapy Anxiety and panic disorders Depression Self-esteem and self-worth School and university stress Interpersonal difficulties