READ CLINIC - ERINA


READ CLINIC - ERINA

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Brendan Tisdell

Psychologist

Brendan is a Provisional Psychologist currently studying the Master of Clinical Psychology program at Macquarie University. He has several years of experience in facilitating interventions and providing support to clients with a diverse range of needs, including the designing and implementing interventions for clients utilising NDIS funding, and applying Cognitive Behavioural strategies to assist clients with affective and mood disorders. Brendan is a competent scientist-practitioner, currently engaged in academic research and teaching into undergraduate psychology courses at Macquarie University. His Masters research project aims to explore how psychologists respond to and provide support to clients engaged in non-traditional romantic relationships. Prior to studying Psychology, Brendan worked as a disability support worker, providing support in designing behavioural and environmental interventions for clients with a diverse range of mental and physical needs.
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Doug Angus

Psychologist

Please note that in 2022 Doug is offering Telehealth sessions on a Thursday. This means all appts on a Thursday will be via Telehealth - please select a Telehealth or Phone appointment type when booking online. All other days Doug will be working from the clinic and providing face to face or Telehealth sessions. Doug is a fully Registered Psychologist who began working at the READ clinic in 2020. Doug began his professional life as a teacher prior to completing further university training to become a psychologist, gaining full registration in 2016. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Charles Sturt University. Doug is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Doug has previously worked as a School Counsellor/School Psychologist in government and independent schools in Sydney, the Central Coast and remote communities in far west NSW. Doug utilises a range of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing. Doug is passionate about working with clients to achieve their goals. He understands the importance of strong therapeutic alliance in his work and prides himself on committing great energy and enthusiasm toward building relationships with his clients.
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Dr Kylie McIntyre

Psychologist

Kylie is a Registered Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2013. Kylie has an array of experience working with adolescents and adults and works within a range of therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT and ACT to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. She has a background in education, working in schools supporting the needs of young people both academically and with mental health concerns for many years. She completed her PhD in Psychology in 2010 at the University of Newcastle, which focused on meta-cognition. Since 2008, she has lectured psychology at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah and Callaghan campuses. Kylie has a strong belief in the combined role of the family and young person in providing optimised outcomes for psychological concerns.
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Dr Rebecca Guest

Psychologist

Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist who completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at The University of Newcastle followed by her Psychology Honours year. Rebecca completed her 4-year post-graduate degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Charles Sturt University graduating with Distinction and awarded the Executive Dean’s Prize for Academic Excellence. Rebecca was awarded her Doctorate, PhD at The University of Sydney, in the area of rehabilitation psychology (depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from life adversity). Rebecca remains a Post-Graduate Research Fellow of The University of Sydney. Rebecca is registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and is a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. She is Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accredited. Rebecca works within the evidenced based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Rebecca predominantly treats adult mental health, and she also has a particular interest in assisting late adolescents navigate their way from teens to early adulthood and beyond. As part of Rebecca’s holistic approach to mental health, she recognises the importance of, and practices a physically healthy lifestyle for optimal physical and mental health, whilst also incorporating this into clinical treatment plans for her patients. Rebecca adheres to the scientist practitioner model, valuing the importance of continued learning whilst also working in private practice. This allows her to bring latest evidenced based knowledge and practices into the clinical setting for the benefit of her patients. She is the author of dozens of peer reviewed clinical publications and continues to add to the academic profession of psychology via her publications. Rebecca’s commitment to the profession has been recognised by The University of Sydney awarding her an Australian Post Graduate Scholarship Award (2015-2018) . With this scholarship Rebecca completed a doctoral thesis by publication in the area of rehabilitation psychology which identified evidenced-based treatments to prevent psychological injuries of Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder experienced by Australians who suffer a motor vehicle accident. This important work was then included in a book published by Nova Science (New York), ‘Adversity after the Crash’; The Physical, Psychological and Social Burden of Motor Vehicle Crashes’ of which Rebecca was Editor, and which experts from around the world contributed their work. This published book remains a valuable resource for individuals, medical professionals and university lecturers and students around the world.
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Heather Irvine-Rundle

Psychologist

Heather is a Clinical Psychologist who commenced working at READ Clinic in 1998 as an intern psychologist. She continued to work whilst she completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology, which she completed in 2001. Heather then moved to the UK for over 3 years where she worked with children and families in some of the most deprived areas of Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultation on mental health issues to all the schools in the South London area. Heather subsequently returned to the Clinic in 2005 where she has continued her work with children, adolescents and their families as well as adults, particularly mothers with postnatal depression. In 2018 she released her book for mothers: “Hello Baby” to much acclaim in the postnatal profession. In 2019, Heather was appointed as Conjoint Professor of Practice in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle.
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Kerri Fort

Psychologist

Kerri is a Registered Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2013. Kerri is a registered psychologist with 20 years experience working in the field. She completed a BA (Psychology) degree at Macquarie University and then went on to do a Master of Arts (Forensic Psychology) degree at the University of Western Sydney. Kerri has a background working in adult mental health and then moved to Tresillian Family Care Centre where she gained experience facilitating postnatal depression groups, mother-infant attachments groups and provided individual counselling to parents. Kerri is passionate about helping mothers during the perinatal period and their families. Kerri works predominantly with adults mental health and late adolescents. Kerri is Medicare, Workcover, Private Health fund and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accredited and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA). Kerri specialises in a number of therapeutic approaches including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Personalised Integrative Therapy (PI Therapy) and mindfulness. Kerri has a holistic approach when working with clients focusing on the Psychology (thinking, emotions, memories, coping skills), Biological (diet & nutrition, gut -brain relationship, sleep, exercise) and Social functioning (Lifestyle & Environment).
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Kristen Donaghey

Psychologist

Kristen Donaghey is a Registered Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2019. Kristen is a registered psychologist who graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2010. Since graduating, she has worked supporting adults, children, adolescents and families across different clinical settings. This has included a number of years working in private practice providing evidence based clinical interventions to a range of clients. Kristen has worked supporting victims of crime, children and adolescents in out of home care (OOHC) and in supporting child and adult trauma. She also has interest and experience working in child and adult assessment and is an accredited mediator. Kristen uses a range of psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
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Kristy Johns

Psychologist

Kristy is a Clinical Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2012. Kristy is a registered Psychologist who completed both her undergraduate and Psychology Clinical Masters degree at the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2006. Whilst completing her fourth year honours, she was working for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for women and their children as a community outreach worker. She then moved into the health system, working as a Psychologist for the Alcohol and Other Drugs service. This involved the assessment and counselling treatment for individuals with alcohol and other drug issues and their families. She was also involved in setting up the Central Coast Cannabis Clinic. Kristy completed her Masters thesis on “the retention of women in a long term drug and alcohol rehabilitation service” and received two publications from this research. She has also volunteered on the Board of Management for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Kristy then moved into private practice where she was working with a broad range of issues across varying age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She joined the READ Clinic in 2012 after doing research work with the University of Newcastle on a number of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol projects for the previous 4 years. She has had experience in both developing and facilitating group therapy. Kristy is Medicare accredited and is an associated member of the Australian Psychological society. She is also registered with associated EAP and WorkCover. Kristy currently works with adolescents and adults using an eclectic, client-centred and evidence-based approach, comprising of cognitive-behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy and stress management techniques.
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Leanne Barry

Psychologist

Leanne is a Provisional Psychologist who has recently commenced her placement at The READ Clinic while she completes her Master of Professional Psychology at Macquarie University. Leanne has 10+ years experience working therapeutically with people across the lifespan and with various complex needs. Leanne completed her Bachelor of Psychology and Honors Degree at Deakin University in Geelong in 2012. While completing her studies, Leanne volunteered as a telephone crisis supporter for 4 years and simultaneously worked with a family violence crisis service supporting women and children experiencing and escaping family violence. In 2014, Leanne moved to the Central Coast where she began working with adults with mental illness, providing recovery based supports to assist people in achieving their goals and improve their wellbeing. Leanne has spent the last couple of years working with children in foster care, their carers and birth families, taking a special interest in addressing the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on children and their behaviour.

Mr Andrew Sozomenou

Psychologist

Andrew is a Senior Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. Andrew completed a BSc (Psychology) and Honours Degree at the University of NSW in 1994. He has worked as a psychologist for the past 20 years providing evidence based clinical interventions to adults, children, adolescents, families and couples from a range of backgrounds. He now predominantly works with adults with complex presentations. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); a board approved supervisor; and member of the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA). He is registered to provide services through: Medicare, NDIS, EAP and privately. Andrew has appeared on ABC radio; has written brief articles, two books and published over 7 chapters. He has presented at international conferences, forums and workshops. Before joining the READ Clinic, he had worked for a number of different government services. For 7 years he managed the Gaining Ground Program, an early intervention and education Program for children with a parent with a mental health problem; for over 10 years he worked for the Transcultural Mental Health Centre, working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds and refugee backgrounds; and was the School-Link Coordinator, involved in implementing a whole of school approach to addressing the mental health and well-being of children attending High Schools. Andrew works from a broad therapeutic base specialising in: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Internal Family Systems (IFS); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Schema Therapy and the use of Mindfulness. Andrew is known for working with individual’s who have previously struggled to achieve results in therapy. Andrew is passionate about treating individuals who have experienced trauma: including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma, Trauma that stems from events experienced as an adult or in childhood, with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; including attachment trauma. He is also interest in a broad range of psychological and mental health concerns experienced by adults, including Dissociative Identity Disorder; Conversion Disorder, Personality Disorders, Severe Depression and Anxiety, Schizophrenia. Andrew will work with you to complete a thorough assessment, from which he will develop a detailed formulation and treatment plan that is unique to your particular circumstances. Andrew works: Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm & Saturdays 8:00am – 5:00pm.
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Mr Nathan Beehag

Psychologist

Please note that in 2022 Nathan is offering Telehealth sessions on a Wednesday. This means all appts on a Wednesday will be Telehealth - please select a Telehealth or Phone appointment type when booking online. All other days Nathan will be working from the clinic and providing face to face or Telehealth sessions. Nathan is one of our Directors, a Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate. Nathan completed a Bachelor of Psychology and Honors Degree at University of Newcastle, and on exchange at Clemson University (USA) in 2009. He has since completed a Applied Behaviour Analyst post graduate degree with Florida Institute of Technology in 2011. Completed his Masters in Psychology (Clinical) in 2016 at Charles Sturt University. He is a PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University, where he is investigating trauma informed care practices. Nathan has over 11-years of experience in clinical settings using evidence based treatments with children, adolescents and adults experiencing mild to severe psychological difficulties. He established and managed a NSW state-wide clinical team in the disability and child welfare sector. Nathan is often a guest speaker on local ABC Radio and a guest psychology lecturer at Avondale College. Nathan is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists and APS approved supervisor of psychologists and clinical psychologist registrars. He is a member of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA). Nathan is a provider of psychological treatment under: Medicare, EAP, NDIS and private clients. Nathan has been trained in the scientist-practitioner model and operates from an evidenced-based assessment and treatment framework. Nathan’s assessment and treatment is guided by a balance of scientific evidence, the clients’ unique characteristics, and the practicality and relevance of interventions for the individual and/or family. Nathan utilises a balanced approach to treating the individuals biological (sleep, diet, exercise, medication), psychological (trauma/thinking errors/memories), and social (friends, family and social skills) functioning. Nathan is passionate about treating individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly those who have experienced trauma during adulthood and childhood, including relationship trauma. Nathan will work with you to complete a thorough assessment, from which he will develop a detailed formulation and treatment plan that is unique to your particular circumstances. Please note that Nathan is not accepting any more patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as his caseload of this presentation is currently full.
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Mr Samuel Hunter

Psychologist

Samuel graduated from the Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, first class) in 2015. He worked within the community mental health setting for 12 months before completing his Masters of Clinical Psychology in 2017. He began his Clinical Psychology Registrar program in 2018, which was completed in early 2020. Samuel believes the relationship between the therapist and client is vital for positive treatment outcomes – he focuses on establishing a relaxed, genuine atmosphere that works towards accomplishing the client’s goals and implementing effective change. Predominantly trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), he uses various other approaches in treatment, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing. Samuel is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and has experience working in hospital and community settings, as well as private practice. He has also completed research in the areas of anger, mindfulness, and male body image. Samuel’s areas of interest for children and adults are: Anxiety Depression Anger and aggression Self-esteem Stress management Behavioural difficulties Interpersonal difficulties
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Mrs Nereda Murray

Psychologist

Nereda is a Registered Psychologist who commenced working at The READ Clinic in 2020. Nereda began her professional career as a Visual Arts teacher and subsequently Head Teacher in public education. In 2011 she began retraining to become a psychologist, and graduated from the University of New England in 2018 with a Masters of Professional Psychology after first completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours). Nereda has worked as a School Psychologist for the Department of Education NSW since the beginning of 2019. In addition, Nereda has completed advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and previously completed the Phoenix Australia Trauma-focussed therapy for children course. She works with children and adults experiencing family difficulties, exposure to trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidality, affective and mood disorders, anxiety-related disorders, and behavioural challenges. She is able to assist families towards improved relationships and offers techniques for increased behavioural and emotional support of their children. Nereda also uses a client-centred approach putting emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic relationship that utilises a clients’ strengths and goals to build skills and improve function through evidence-based interventions. She aims to address not only the symptoms effecting daily function, but also the core beliefs that drive maladaptive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Nereda specialises in EMDR, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the use of Mindfulness.
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Ms Nada Potter

Psychologist

Nada is a Registered Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2010. Nada completed her Bachelor of Art (Psychology) at the University of Newcastle in 2005. Nada has over 12 years’ experience working with children and their families. With a strong background in childhood education with formal qualifications in Early Childhood education, Special Education as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Studies. Nada has also Post Graduate qualifications in Relationship Counselling. Nada recognises the critical role that parents play in each child’s development and works strongly with parents in nurturing that development. Nada’s desire to help families on the Central Coast saw her nominated in 2011 and in 2019 for NSW Woman of the Year, attending the award ceremony at Parliament House Sydney. Nada works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework and uses evidence-based interventions to assist her clients and their families.
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Ms Sharon Read

Psychologist

Sharon is a Registered Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2005. Sharon completed a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University, Townsville. Sharon returned to study Psychology at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, completing a Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology.in 2003. Sharon has over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families and adults. Sharon began working as a School Counsellor in NSW Public Schools in 2005. Sharon works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework and uses evidence based interventions.
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Narissa Fry

Psychologist

Narissa is a Registered Psychologist. Narissa commenced working at The READ Clinic in 2020 as a Provisional Psychologist in her final year after completing her Master of Professional Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Narissa has training experience and a background in emotional and behavioural regulation, toileting issues, and social skills and play development in children with anxiety, ADHD, intellectual disability and ASD. She also has training and experience in mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioural therapy for adults and with the group based cool kids program for children with anxiety. She provides therapy for both children and adults, taking special interest in behavioural issues in children. She also provides IQ assessments where there are concerns about learning style or disability or suspected ADHD.
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Natalie King

Psychologist

Natalie King is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years' experience in providing psychological assessment and therapy services to clients of all ages. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney and her Masters of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of New South Wales. She commenced working in the public health system, first at Mandala Psychiatric Clinic and then in Child and Family Health. She commenced working in private practice in 2003 and joined the READ Clinic team in 2014. Relationship therapy is Natalie’s primary area of interest, and she now works solely with couples, utilizing the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Within this framework, Natalie offers an intensive relationship therapy program commencing with 90 minute, weekly sessions and transitioning to less frequent sessions once initial progress has been made. She discovered her passion for relationship therapy approximately ten years ago and is excited to be offering this evidence-based intervention to her clients today.

Nicole Sturla

Psychologist

In addition to her undergraduate Psychology qualification Nicole has an MSc (Psychology), a BA (Hons) Social Work (Residential Childcare), Family Therapy -The Scottish Institute of Human Relations. Nicole is also a qualified EMDR practitioner and trained in the Circle of Security attachment based parenting intervention. Nicole has a lot of experience working with young people who experience difficulties as a result of their family circumstances such as; those resulting from exposure to trauma, problematic attachment, neglect, abuse, etc. Nicole has experience in working with parents and extended families who do not always function at their best or in the interests of their child in both a therapeutic and compulsory setting. Nicole specialises in a number of therapeutic approaches, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); and the use of Mindfulness. Nicole’s areas of interest are: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anxiety and related disorders ADHD Behavioural Disorders
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Prof Ashley Craig

Psychologist

Prof. Ashley Craig is a Clinical Psychologist who commenced working at READ Clinic in 2007. Professor Craig is a registered clinical psychologist and has been involved in clinical work over the past 25 years in varied clinical contexts. For instance, he was Head, Department of Clinical Psychology, Prince Henry Hospital in 1985/86, and he has been an Honorary Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, Royal North Shore Hospital in the 1990s. He has worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in the READ Clinic since 2007. Presently, he holds the position as Adult Team Leader in the READ Clinic (since mid 2009). He has many years of experience in treating disorders such as the major depressive disorders, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, PTSD, social phobia, eating disorders, and the adjustment disorders, including disorders with co-morbid chronic pain and fatigue. Dr Craig has specialised in treating secondary conditions such as depressive mood, anxiety, fatigue and pain in people with traumatic neurological disorders including spinal cord injury and brain injury. He has also spent many years treating stuttering, a neurological based fluency/ communication disorder in children and adults. Dr Craig co-authored the NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service Psychosocial Rehabilitation Guidelines 2008 (updated in 2014) launched (October, 2009) for the NSW State SCI Service by the NSW Governor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, AC. Dr Craig is experienced in a wide range of psychological and health based therapies including the cognitive behaviour and mindfulness therapies, trauma counselling, brief psychotherapies, family based therapies, biofeedback and interpersonal therapies. Dr Craig performs psychiatric mental health and medico-legal assessments including diagnostic assessments, psychometric assessments, and the psychological impacts of injury and disease. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Professor Craig has been involved in researching psychological and physical disorder over a period of 20 years. He held the position of Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science, UTS from 2001 to 2005. He was the Professor of Behavioural Sciences in UTS from 1999 to 2007. Presently, Ashley holds the Professor of Rehabilitation Studies, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney. In this position, his primary responsibility is to investigate improving outcomes following neurological and traumatic injuries. Professor Craig has also served as an editorial consultant for the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, British Medical Journal, International Journal Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology, Perceptual Motor Skills, Psychophysiology, Brain and Behavioural Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, Clinical Psychology Review, British Journal of Psychiatry, Paediatrics, and the Journal of Affective Disorders. Professor Craig is also the Director of the Neuropsychophysiological Laboratory, in the Northern Clinical School (The University of Sydney), situated in the grounds of the Royal North Shore Hospital (Kolling Building), Sydney. He has won over $20 million in research funding from sources such as the Australian Research Council and NHMRC over the past 20 years. To date, he has published over 200 refereed journal papers and books / book chapters.
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Renee Morrison

Psychologist

Renee is a Registered Psychologist currently completing an area of endorsement program in Clinical Psychology. She has experience working across the lifespan and is passionate about helping people improve their psychological health and well-being. In the therapy room, Renee is focused on fostering a calm, open-minded and compassion driven atmosphere to help create a space where people feel heard, understood, and safe to share their personal experiences. Renee understands the effectiveness of therapy is strongly connected to the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist. Therefore, her therapeutic style emphasises collaboration and creating an individualised approach to achieve valued change/goals, develop more effective coping skills, and build a meaningful life.    Renee completed her post-graduate training and research at the University of Newcastle. Her research explored the use of wearable technology in the advancement of treatment for Bipolar Disorder.
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Simon Connor

Nurse

Simon is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, and is now accepting Private and EPC client referrals. Simon has experience in conducting Mental Health Assessments, including formulating Management Plans, Care-Coordination and Medication Management, identifying client needs and liaising with other health providers to ensure gaps in care are addressed and positive outcomes attained. Simon utilises a brief solution focused approach that is strengths based and is experienced in DBT skills based approaches to the delivery of care. BACKGROUND/HISTORY Simon emigrated in 2003, initially working in a variety of fields including Community Assertive Outreach in Chatswood, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Early psychosis team) in Gosford and in 2004 became the Nurse Unit Manager of Mandala Acute Inpatient unit in Gosford. Simon later worked as the Nurse Manager for the Gosford and Wyong Acute Assessment Teams based in the Emergency Departments of both hospitals and during this time commissioned the Wyong Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre. Simon left public sector work in 2009, and was responsible for creating/commissioning the first private hospital based psychiatric services on the Central Coast at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital. He later went on to repeat this by creating/commissioning another hospital based psychiatric service at Berkeley Vale Private Hospital in 2015.
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Thomas Janovsky

Psychologist

Thomas is a Registered Psychologist currently completing an area of endorsement program in Clinical Psychology. Thomas completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Hons1) in 2015. Thomas is currently completing a combined Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD with the University of New England which he is due to be completed by the end of 2021. Thomas’ PhD investigates schema therapy and interpersonal relationship problems. Thomas is scientifically oriented in his approach to psychological assessment and treatment, using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills training and family-based interventions. He believes that positive outcomes in therapy are built on a foundation of a strong, honest and collaborative relationship between clients, families and their therapist. Thomas has experience working as a university counsellor, in child protection and private practice. Thomas is also a published researcher and has assisted with teaching a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology units. Thomas is an associate Member of the Australian Psychology Society and is part of the college of clinical psychologists.
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Tyrone McConnell

Psychologist

Tyrone is providing Telehealth appointments only for the foreseeable future. This means all appointments will be via video link or via telephone. Tyrone has 20 years of clinical experience which included over 15 years working in a Private Psychiatric hospital (in inpatient and outpatient departments) treating numerous disorders, ranging in their complexity and severity. Tyrone has a passion for treating OCD, Hearing Voices, Schizophrenia and Bipolar. Tyrone is an eclectic therapist who specialises in and predominantly uses CBT.
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