MCCP Northcote Road


MCCP Northcote Road

Practitioners at this location

Dr Amanda Nagulendran

Psychologist

Amanda practices from our Beaumaris Clinic. She holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Her professional experience includes treatment of anxiety and depression at a specialist clinic, providing psychological services for medical inpatients, and facilitating day programs delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Amanda has worked in a range of settings in public and private healthcare across Melbourne. She is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment to support clients in reaching their goals. With a research background in cross-cultural psychology, Amanda enjoys working with adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. She is particularly interested in working with anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment difficulties, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation. Amanda's therapeutic approach combines elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), including mindfulness.
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Dr Nellie Lucas

Psychologist

Nellie is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience in mental health having first worked in adult mental health in Sydney and then undertaking a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Child & Adolescent Specialisation) at the University of Melbourne. She has since worked in a number of private and public health services across Melbourne. Nellie established Melbourne Clinical & Child Psychology Pty. Ltd. in 2006. She enjoys seeing children, young people and adults and is empathic, supportive and caring in her approach. She has expertise in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis and personality difficulties. She also specialises in seeing young people and children with emotional, social and behavioural concerns. Therapy is always evidence based and principally draws upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches.

Dr Renee Hewitt

Psychologist

Dr Renee Hewitt completed a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2013. She has also undertaken further studies in Clinical Psychology. Her major research thesis focused on adolescent mental health. Clinically, she has extensive experience working as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in public health settings with clients across the lifespan. Renee has an interest in supporting children with acquired brain injury and neurodevelopmental and learning difficulties. She is a strong advocate for her clients and adopts a practical approach to optimising learning outcomes. She also provides general psychology support for individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and coping, adjustment, and health related concerns. She practices predominantly from a cognitive behavioural therapy focus and enjoys integrating new skills and practices into sessions. She provides a flexible and collaborative approach to promote emotional wellbeing through life’s daily challenges.

Georgina Kamm

Psychologist

Georgina is a Clinical Neuropsychologist (registrar). She has expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of disorders and injuries across the lifespan. This includes, but is not limited to, learning difficulties, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain-based conditions with psychiatric comorbidities, and acquired brain injuries. Georgina also has experience in providing strategies and support for children with a range of concerns including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit disorder.
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Isabelle Raiter

Psychologist

Isabelle completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) at the University of Melbourne, where she received clinical training in the assessment and management of a range of neuropsychological conditions in both children and adults, including neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, learning disorders), neurological conditions, and mental health challenges. Through her studies, Isabelle contributed to research in the fields of social difficulties within autism spectrum disorder, and attentional difficulties following premature birth, where she enjoyed working with children born preterm at the 13-year follow up point of the longstanding Victorian Infants Brain Study. She is currently in the process of publishing several papers. She has also worked extensively with children and parents in the community through various volunteer roles both locally and internationally. Through her clinical, research, and community experiences, she has developed a passion for working with children and families within a patient-focussed, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based framework.

Ms Crysta Derham

Psychologist

Crysta practices at our Armadale Clinic on Monday through to Thursday. She is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with adults and children in both private and public mental health services. She completed her training in New Zealand where she worked with children and adults, including providing assessment and intervention for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and Dyslexia. Alongside private practice, Crysta is part of an adolescent mental health hospital team where she has developed a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults who may experience anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, bullying and peer pressure, depression, low self-esteem, and self-harming behaviour. Crysta provides a comfortable and safe space for people to share their difficulties. She has a collaborative therapy approach to applying evidence based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Crysta accepts referrals for adults, adolescents, and children.
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Ms Mary Kelly

Psychologist

Mary works at the Beaumaris Clinic on a Tuesday and Friday and the Armadale Clinic on a Wednesday and Thursday. Mary has a compassionate and caring nature, and offers a safe space for clients experiencing difficulties, and challenging times. She enjoys working with children and adults, and has experience in both government and private settings. Mary is passionate about helping clients develop awareness, resilience, and life skills that will encourage growth and support well-being. She works with a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, substance abuse, stress, perinatal issues, child emotional and behaviour difficulties, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Mary uses various therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, and supportive counselling. Mary is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the Clinical College of Psychologists (CCP).
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Tessa Bellamy

Psychologist

Tessa is a warm, genuine and open-minded psychologist who prioritises establishing a trusting relationship with her clients. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, specifically adolescents and young adults. Tessa has experience working with people across the lifespan, in both Government and private settings. She has also worked within schools, promoting positive psychology to the school community using a strengths-based approach. Tessa’s therapeutic interests include Complex Trauma, Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders and Body image difficulties, and Sleep and Stress difficulties. Tessa uses a collaborative and adaptive approach to therapy, fitting her approach to each individual client. She draws on evidence-based therapies including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
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