MCCP Beaumaris


MCCP Beaumaris

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 Bernice Dodds

Psychologist

Bernice is a senior Clinical Neuropsychologist. She offers cognitive and neuropsychological assessments to children and teenagers from our Beaumaris and Armadale Clinics. If you would like to arrange an assessment for your child or teenager, please contact the practice on 1300 635 952 to discuss.

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.

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.

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.

Lisa Bloom

Psychologist

Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in different public mental health settings, including with young people (aged 15-25 years) with severe depression, anxiety, emotional instability, self-harm, and eating disorders, as well as adults with mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, and other mental health difficulties. Lisa believes in creating a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their difficulties, including the underlying causes and maintaining factors, and develop strategies to enhance coping, and move towards meaningful change. Lisa enjoys working with adolescents and adults, and her interests include Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Difficulties with Emotions and Self Harm, Eating Disorders and Body image Difficulties, Psychosis, and personality difficulties. Lisa draws on range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and mindfulness. Lisa will be undertaking training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy in 2021.
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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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Ms Sharon Cheeseman

Psychologist

Sharon practices from our Beaumaris Clinic. She is an endorsed clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of community and private settings. She works with older children (12+), adults, including older adults and couples. Sharon tailors her treatment to each client’s individual needs, using an integrative approach that is evidence-based. Therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and mindfulness approaches. Sharon uses both her clinical knowledge and practical approach to gain an understanding of each client and get alongside the client to collaboratively work towards their respective future goals or desired change. Sharon’s clients would describe her as warm, supportive and empathic, whilst also gently challenging and empowering to enable the desired growth and/or change. Sharon has expertise in treating a range of difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), addiction, sleep, stress and self-image issues.
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