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.

Hannah Hawkes

Psychologist

Hannah 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 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.

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).

Ms Nicole Stefanac

Psychologist