MCCP Beaumaris


MCCP Beaumaris

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.

Hannah Hawkes

Psychologist

Hannah practices at our Beaumaris Clinic. She is a warm and compassionate Psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. She has over 20 years mental health and disability experience. Hannah has a nursing and case management background in both the UK and Australia and has worked in both public and private setting with adults and child. She is passionate about her work as a Psychologist and understands the importance of tailoring her approach to each client’s needs and preferences. Hannah really enjoys working with children and adults. Her particular interests include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment difficulties, parenting and personality difficulties. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches to her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness and self-compassion based approaches.

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.

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.

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).

Ms Nicole Stefanac

Psychologist

Nicole practices at our Beaumaris Clinic with occasional assessments provided at our Armadale Clinic. She is a paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist and provides cognitive assessments and ongoing therapy for developmental conditions, attentional difficulties, social and communication difficulties, giftedness, intellectual disability and acquired difficulties. She is energetic, compassionate and engages children and adolescents easily. She provides in-depth assessments that give a comprehensive understanding of strengths and difficulties. She tailors assessments and recommendations to your child and family and will work with schools and other health professional to ensure recommendations are put in place to benefit your child.

Ms Crysta Derham

Psychologist

Crysta practices at our Beaumaris and Armadale Clinics. 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.