Melbourne Clinical & Child Psychology Pty. Ltd.


Melbourne Clinical & Child Psychology Pty. Ltd.

Practitioners at this location

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.

Ms Crysta Derham

Psychologist

Crysta 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.

Amanda Nagulendran

Psychologist

Amanda 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.

Ms Mary Kelly

Psychologist

Mary is a Clinical Psychologist working with children from 6 to 12 years, and adults. She has experience working in both private and government sectors with adults and older adults. Mary has a compassionate nature, and provides a comfortable safe space for clients, and a caring non-judgmental approach. She is driven and committed to working collaboratively with her clients in helping them to achieve their therapy goals. Her areas of interest include: Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment difficulties, Relationship difficulties, Grief & Loss, Parenting, Work/Life Stress management, Anger Management, Perinatal difficulties, Substance use difficulties, Child behaviour difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Types of therapy include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relaxation and Mindfulness, Supportive Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), informed skills training to assist mood stabilisation. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Clinical College of Psychologists (CCP).