Gordon Psychology


Gordon Psychology

Practitioners at this location

Ammata Phathanak

Psychologist

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care. Ammata’s education and training promotes healthy attitudes and behaviour, helping clients and their families to cope with mental / psychological health issues. Ammata continuously undertakes professional development and training, keeping up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices that ultimately empower people to develop self-awareness and initiate positive change.

Denise Hardingham

Psychologist

Denise is an experienced general psychologist with expertise in child, adolescent and disability support. Skilled in psychoeducational assessment, psychotherapeutic intervention, psychoeducation and case management. Denise is a member of, and sits on the executive committee's of Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (APACS); a national peak organisation for school psychologists. She is also a member of the committee for APACS NSW. Denise is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society and a qualified teacher.
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Dr Choon-Hwa Lim

Psychologist

Choon-Hwa is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She has been in private practice on the North Shore since 2011. Prior to private practice, she enjoyed a corporate career including in executive recruitment, outplacement and career counselling. She is experienced in treating and providing strategies and practical skills for responding to stress, anxiety, depression, burnout including having unrealistically high expectations of self and others, being perfectionistic and being overly driven, grief and loss, singleness, and/or trauma whether historical, recent or current - such as childhood abuse, generational trauma, being bullied or discriminated against, not having a voice at home or in the workplace. If you are over 18 years old, and these issues are interfering with your health and well-being, your relationships, and your performance and achievements at work or in your studies, Choon-Hwa will walk alongside you to encourage, help and guide you to believe in your potential to find your way out of your situation or dilemma. She will teach you to become resourceful, share knowledge on evidenced-based psychological strategies and equip you with skills to become confident in your own ability and worth again. Her goal is to help you recover and be resourceful and sustainably resilient. Choon-Hwa enjoys a client base of adults including professionals and tertiary students. She also works with couples and migrants and is happy to see individuals seeking to integrate their faith into the therapy process. She is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), cognitive and behavioural strategies, psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and skills-training including for mindfulness, relaxation strategies, stress management and cross-cultural communication. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. NB. Sessions are conducted in English only.
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Ms Christina Comely

Psychologist

Christina has a wide range of experience including working within the criminal justice system, in staff support and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and over 10 years in part-time private practice. She counsels mainly using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of disorders and problems. Christina has presented papers and posters at professional conferences on cannabis and mental health, spiritually modified CBT and victims in the criminal justice system. Areas of special interest and experience include: • cannabis abuse • alcohol abuse • depression • anxiety • mental health disorders • work/life balance • stress management • self esteem issues Integrating faith and psychology - research recognises faith as a strength and protective factor. Bulk billing is available with a Mental Health Plan from a GP.
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Shevera Gunasekera

Psychologist

Shevera holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Western Sydney University. She completed her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and will graduate in April 2020 from Western Sydney University. Shevera has worked with children, adolescent and elderly, in areas such as depression, anxiety, grief and family issues. She has trained in couples counselling. Shevera is proficient in psychometric testing in children and adolescents. Shevera believes in empowering her clients and helping them recognize the potential within themselves. She uses approaches such as CBT, ACT and IPT. Shevera won the Pride of Australia Medal, 2006 in the category of Young Aussie NSW & ACT. Shevera volunteered with St John Ambulance NSW and Adults with ADHD NSW and is a member of Toastmasters International. Special interests: Grief, Anxiety, Depression Treats: Children, Adolescents, Elderly, Administers psychometric tests