We are a team of experienced and skilled psychologists, trained in well researched therapies and techniques that we tailor to each individual.
Alice is an empathetic, caring and supportive psychologist who prioritises establishing a trusting relationship with her clients, so that they can explore their concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Using a client centred approach, Alice seeks to highlight her client’s natural strengths and resilience in dealing with challenges and improving their quality of life. She believes that a person is the expert on their own life with an innate ability to heal and achieve effective behaviour change with the right support and guidance.
A key element of Alice’s approach is helping clients to establish and achieve their therapeutic goals in a collaborative and respectful manner to obtain measurable outcomes.
Alice has experience working with both children and adults with a range of mental health concerns including generalised anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, phobias, depression and mood problems and trauma and obsessive compulsive disorder. Alice has worked in educational settings and digital mental health.
Alice is passionate about mindfulness and incorporates this into her practice and treatment philosophy. She also has keen interest in the mind-body connection and is exploring various therapeutic techniques to enhance her holistic approach.
Alice works collaboratively with her clients to understand their goals and adapts her approach to suit each individual’s needs.
Alice draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-focused Therapy and Mindfulness. Alice also draws upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for various strategies and approaches.
Alice’s clients describe her as warm, caring, understanding and supportive. She is recognised within the practice as being motivated and genuine.
Alice loves playing sport, such as AFL and surfing, as well as spending time outdoors connecting with nature.
Alle is a warm and attuned psychologist who values working collaboratively with her clients to establish a nurturing and safe space to explore their experiences and work toward positive outcomes.
Alle places significant importance on providing her clients with a safe and non-judgemental space to build relational safety and trust with her clients. Much of Alle’s practice is guided by the core principles of trauma-informed care, such as transparency, collaboration, empowerment, and safety; as well as continuing conscientiousness and empathy.
Alle remains mindful that many clients seeking therapy may have missed out on experiencing nurturing or validating relationships in their early lives and attending therapy is an opportunity to connect in a meaningful and non-judgemental way. Alle also understands and appreciates that many difficulties clients experience with their emotions and/or behaviours are likely to be adaptations to their environment and can be understood as attempts to survive difficult circumstances.
Alle works respectfully with her clients to obtain a thorough understanding of both their current difficulties and any relevant past experiences that may assist in collaboratively developing a suitable treatment plan. She also appreciates that each client is unique, and therefore, therapy must be tailored to meet each client’s individual needs and preferences; whilst also ensuring therapy is grounded in empirical evidence.
Alle has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults across multiple settings (e.g., schools/education settings, counselling services, youth crisis support, private practice, and forensic settings). Throughout these roles, Alle has worked with individuals who are experiencing a range of psychological and psychosocial concerns, including: complex trauma/PTSD, attachment difficulties, personality disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders; as well as interpersonal difficulties, chronic stress, situational crises and life transitions.
Alle’s main interest is in supporting clients who have experienced trauma, chronic stress, and disrupted attachment, which can lead to numerous difficulties in regulating emotions and behaviours, as well as troubles in relationships. Alle is passionate about working alongside her clients to elicit understanding of their experience and working together towards integrative healing. Alle has grown this interest within multiple settings, from community-based counselling to youth homelessness crisis support and custodial settings. From these settings, Alle has developed a well-rounded understanding of how trauma and chronic stress can impact one’s life in many ways.
Alle works alongside her clients to set goals according to their individual needs and preferences. From this, Alle will employ strategies from various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focussed CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and mindfulness.
Alle is committed to continually expanding her knowledge in trauma-informed practice, including understanding the neurobiological implications of trauma and how these can be healed through sensorimotor and body-based interventions. When appropriate, and when agreed upon by the client, Alle will introduce these strategies into her practice.
Alle’s clients would describe her as warm, compassionate and appropriately funny. She comfortably allows her clients to disclose and discuss experiences they haven’t spoken about previously.
In Alle’s personal life, she loves to go out for dinner with family and friends and travel to new places around the world. She also enjoys reading, doing pilates, and fussing over her ever-growing collection of house plants.
Taash is an attentive and warm psychologist who’s practice values are based upon acceptance, understanding, support and genuineness.
A lot of Taash’s work includes building self esteem, self worth and faith in ones self. Taash also incorporates an understanding that each person has their own set of unique qualities, traits and characteristics to offer this world and these individual differences deserve to be observed, honoured and celebrated.
Taash enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to create and achieve mutually agreed goals and boundaries. Taash strongly believes in the power of stable and healthy relationships in the client’s immediate support network and works with the client to ensure they are well supported. Taash individually tailors treatment plans to solely benefit her client’s hopes and goals.
Taash has extensive experience working with children and adults across the lifespan. Anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, attachment, grief and loss, anger management and personality and behavioural disorders are issues and concerns that Taash is passionate about working with. Taash has worked within school systems as well as private practice in Melbourne city.
Taash draws upon a range of different therapies to accommodate and support her client’s. These include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Behavioural Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness.
Taash’s clients describe her as perceptive, accepting, clever, grounded and mindful. When appropriate, Taash adds in some light humour as she loves to have a laugh.
Taash is an animal person with a special appreciation for dogs and pigs. On the weekends, Taash is most likely to be at the beach in summer and skiing in winter. Taash loves to explore, hike and exercise, but also enjoys pasta, Maltesers and Aperol Spritz.
Noam is a psychologist with a warm, gentle, empathetic and non-judgemental interpersonal style. He strives to create a safe and secure therapeutic relationship where clients can feel accepted, understood and also supportively challenged.
Noam’s therapeutic approach is flexible and guided by each client’s individual needs and preferences. Time in therapy can be spent exploring the past in order to make sense of one’s self and current experiences, or alternatively, therapy can remain focused on the individual’s present situation with a view to improving life into the future.
Noam strongly believes that every individual has the capacity to live a rich and meaningful life. He works collaboratively with clients and draws on a range of evidence-based practises to help clients better manage difficult thoughts and emotions, and/or problem behaviours that might get in the way of valued and purposeful living.
Noam has experience working with adolescent, young adults, and adults across public, private, and community settings.
Across these settings Noam has developed experience working with individuals impacted by a range of mental health challenges including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, difficulty adjusting to life transitions, interpersonal & relationship issues, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, self/identity issues, and problem behaviours.
In addition to private practice, Noam currently works in the adult psychiatric inpatient unit at a large public hospital. Prior to this Noam has facilitated inpatient and outpatient groups at The Melbourne Clinic (Anxiety & Depression Management, Eating Disorders, DBT, ACT, & Mindfulness), spent time working with medical inpatients and outpatients at the Austin Hospital, and provided long-term therapy for students and the wider community at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic.
Noam holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has had several academic papers published internationally on the impact that self-reflection and meaning-making can have on one’s sense of self and identity.
Noam draws on a range of evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Noam’s clients describe him as warm, friendly, calm and patient. Noam is recognised for the thoughtfulness and care he places in his relationships with his clients.
Noam enjoys spending time with family and in his spare times likes to listen to all kinds of music.
Noam is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Janis is a registered psychologist who really enjoys her work! She loves building a connection with her clients and helping them work towards their goals using a warm, friendly and often humorous approach.
Janis believes that therapy begins by learning about and understanding each individual client. She believes that the client-therapist relationship is paramount to effective therapy, and she approaches therapy in an empathetic way with this in mind.
Janis works hard to ensure her clients feel free to talk openly about their problems without judgement. Janis uses an evidence-based approach, personalised to best suit each individual client. Janis is open and upfront with clients and aims to walk beside them on their journey.
Janis has experience working with clients with a diverse range of mental health issues, including; anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, personality disorders and relationship difficulties.
Janis has training in working with trauma and clients with PTSD. She has worked extensively running trauma groups as well as with individuals with trauma and PTSD.
Janis is experienced in working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She is DBT trained and has facilitated many DBT groups as well as worked as an individual DBT therapist.
Janis is also experienced in working with adolescents and their parents, as well as worked as a facilitator for DBT teen/parent groups. She is skilled in interventions that help children overcome anxiety and worry, separation anxiety, behavioural issues, sleep problems and social difficulties.
Janis has experience working with couples who are having relationship difficulties. She provides a safe space for couples to talk openly about their issues and enjoys working with them to find more effective ways of communicating with each other.
Janis has experience in a range of therapies including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Behavioural Activation Therapy (BAT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. Janis also likes to incorporate mindfulness in her therapy and provides psychoeducation for clients (and partners/families where appropriate).
Janis’s clients describe her as kind, caring, helpful, and easy to talk to. Janis is known for her genuine and openness in the way she communicates with her clients.
When not at work, Janis enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also loves spending time with her Siberian Husky, Turbo. Janis loves dining out, going to the movies, and Lattes with friends.
Akshay is a warm, genuine and friendly psychologist. He is passionate about the delivery of counselling services to individuals and couples, helping them work towards their personal goals and an overall improved sense of well-being.
Akshay aims to provide a comfortable, non-judgemental and supportive space in therapy. He works closely and collaboratively with his clients to develop a deeper understanding of their difficulties, build practical strategies, overcome obstacles, and make positive life changes.
Akshay firmly believes that establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and respect, is essential to positive outcomes in therapy. He strives to ensure that his clients experience a sense of comfort and safety in therapy.
Akshay has worked across a range of settings including child and family counselling services, correctional services, youth mental health services, relationship support services and private practice.
Akshay works with a variety of presenting issues that include mood disturbances, anxiety, relationship or workplace conflict, parenting issues, family violence, stress, substance abuse, family separation, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief & loss.
Akshay has a particular interest in working with relationship difficulties, which includes providing couples therapy. Having worked at a relationship support service for over four years, he has had the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop his skills in this area.
Akshay incorporates multiple therapeutic frameworks in his counselling practice, that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness therapies.
In Akshay’s approach to couples therapy, he draws on Gottman’s framework and principals to help couples achieve greater connection and contentment in their relationship.
Akshay’s clients describe him as kind and respectful in his approach to therapy. He is also known for his warmth and genuine nature.
Akshay loves to travel and spend quality time with his family and friends.
Akshay is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Lee is an energetic and empathetic psychologist whose approach is based on openness, trustworthiness and being non-judgmental.
Lee’s views each client as a unique individual, making sure to focus on the details of each problem to find an ideal solution. Lee believes that all therapeutic techniques must be evidence based, but that the techniques should be flexibly used and tailored to suit each client. Lee also likes to liaise with professionals and people that are involved in the care of a client. He recognises that unique or effective solutions to problems may become available through additional information sources, or if others are better educated about a client’s condition.
Lee has worked in a variety of psychological and psychiatric settings over the course of his practise. Lee’s experience in private settings have involved working in private hospitals to treat adults of various ages with substance use and other psychiatric problems. He has also worked in private practice settings specialising in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and people who have difficulties regulating emotions. Lee has worked in frontline adolescent and adult public settings such as community mental health, crisis & assessment and treatment teams and acute psychiatric inpatient units. As such, Lee he has been involved in the treatment of low prevalence disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression and other related conditions.
Lee has particular interests in the treatment of depression, anxiety, borderline personality isorder (BPD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but is also competent in the treatment of other issues, such as relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, work stress, anger problems, bipolar and addiction.
Lee’s therapeutic style borrows heavily from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) principles and he has extensive training in these areas. Lee also has training in mindfulness-based therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Lee’s clients describe him as empathetic, thorough and effective. Lee is also recognised for the attention he pays to details of his client’s problems.
In his spare time, Lee enjoys a mix of socialising, spending time with family, playing sport and becoming engrossed in a television series.
Zara is a warm and gentle psychologist who is passionate about supporting her clients through difficult times and reaching their full potential.
Zara strives to create a safe, respectful and judgement free environment to allow for her clients to feel comfortable and speak freely. She understands that everybody’s journey is unique and that their therapy experience requires a tailored approach. Zara works collaboratively with her clients to create achievable goals for therapy.
Zara regards the therapeutic relationship to be an essential part of therapy that can make a significant difference in a client’s experience. She strives to create a good therapeutic relationship with her clients by having open, honest communication, listening to her client’s needs, and being genuine.
Zara has worked with individuals across the lifespan from childhood to late adulthood from a range of cultural backgrounds. She has experienced working in variety of settings, including private practice, schools, inpatient units, and neurodevelopmental paediatric services.
Zara has worked with individuals presenting with an array of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, relationship problems, chronic illness/health concerns, low self-esteem, and neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ASD, ADHD).
Zara has an interest in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, as well as other mental health concerns. Through her work with young people, Zara comfortably works with families and is able to provide parenting support.
Zara has become more recently invested in learning and up-skilling in the treatment of eating disorders and poor body image.
Zara is trained in evidence-based treatments and therapies. She draws upon a variety of therapy approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, and Client-Centred Therapy. Zara takes the time to explain the different therapy approaches to her clients and provide tailored education around mental health.
Zara’s clients describe her as empathetic, compassionate and welcoming. Zara is kind-hearted and has the ability to make people feel at ease.
In Zara’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring Melbourne’s art and music scene. She also enjoys drawing, cooking, and travelling.
Having come to psychology relatively late in life, Mia brings rich life experience to building a caring, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients.
Mia enjoys getting to know her clients on a deep level. She believes that by understanding the whole person, she can best tailor therapy to suit each individuals needs. Mia believes that one size definitely does not fit all!
Mia is passionate about helping people achieve positive outcomes and very early on in therapy, Mia sets goals with her client’s. Mia highly values working collaboratively and sees herself as part of a team with her client’s. This means Mia looks to seek clarification and invested interest from her client’s to guide the direction of therapy.
Mia has gained experience working across private hospital, private practice and not for profit settings. She has experience working with clients that present with an array of mental health issues including; trauma, personality disorders, mood problems, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, emotional dysregulation, work stress and relationship difficulties. Mia has also worked with clients suffering from chronic health conditions and pain, to help them better manage associated depression, grief and anxiety.
Mia has a particular interest in working with clients suffering from low prevalence mental health issues, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, borderline personality disorder (BPD), Dissociative identity disorder (DID), body dysmorphia and major depression.
More recently, Mia has developed an interest in helping individuals overcome body image issues and eating difficulties/disorders. She wishes to give clients a sense of hope when dealing with this difficult and challenging condition.
Mia is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, including supporting adults, teens and their parents. Mia also applies psychodynamic therapy principals and techniques to her therapy and is thoroughly trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Mia’s clients describe her as empathetic, thorough and person-centred. Mia is recognised for her ability to develop rapport with people of all ages and circumstances.
In her spare time, Mia enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dog, fishing, snorkeling and singing.
Megan is warm, genuine and non-judgemental psychologist. Megan is passionate about helping people navigate their way through the challenges of life, and find pathways back to personal values, wellbeing and connection.
Megan has a gentle, caring approach to therapy and focuses on developing a strong therapeutic relationship and safe space. Megan takes the time to understand each person’s unique challenges and difficulties as well as their individual strengths, values and resources to guide meaningful change. Megan identifies therapeutic goals early on and provides a space to work collaboratively toward these goals.
Megan has worked with adolescents and adults with a variety of presentations and in community and non-for-profit mental health settings. Megan provides individual therapy and has previous experience facilitating psycho-education and therapeutic groups.
In addition to private practice, Megan provides counselling for people with low income or social disadvantage in community health. Megan has experience working with survivors of family violence and has a specific interest in trauma, intersectionality and broader social issues affecting mental health.
Megan is also interested in working with people experiencing low self-worth, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, eating difficulties, grief and loss, obsessive compulsive disorder, existential and identity issues as well as assisting people with connection (which includes healthy boundary setting, assertiveness training or shifting unhelpful relationship patterns or dynamics).
Megan is described by her clients as conscientious, empathetic and dedicated to understanding things better. Megan is respectful of others and has the ability to make people feel at ease.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in nature and checking out local art and music. Megan is also an avid reader and finds gardening very therapeutic.
Jordan is a warm and open-minded clinical psychologist who highly values building a strong relationship with his clients, based on trust and mutual understanding.
Jordan takes a curious, open-minded approach to getting to know his clients and learning about their experiences, values, and world views. He places importance on forming collaborative and judgement-free therapy spaces.
Jordan strives to build a shared understanding of the driving forces behind the unique challenges clients are facing. He believes that while psychological therapy should employ the use of evidence-based interventions, it should also make space for open and meaningful conversations that can be difficult to have in other contexts.
Jordan has worked across a number of public settings including hospitals and community centres. He is experienced in undertaking psychological assessment and delivering therapy to adolescent and adult clients.
Jordan has worked with a range of psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationship distress and grief.
In his recent experience working with Headspace Early Psychosis, Jordan has became particularly skilled in working with emerging psychosis symptoms and mood disorders.
In his hospital work, Jordan supported individuals adjusting to chronic health conditions or facing persistent pain.
Jordan enjoys sharing his knowledge of different treatment options with his clients to make collaborative decisions about treatment. He is skilled in Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Jordan is also accustomed to including families and networks in treatment, if the client wishes.
Jordan’s clients describe him as calm and casual, with a kind, caring and respectful manner.
Jordan likes spending time outdoors, travelling, reading, and sharing a good meal with his friends and family. Although Jordan likes dogs, he’s a staunch cat guy.
Diana is an open and accepting psychologist who values a non-judgemental approach, working collaboratively with clients and their support network. Diana believes strongly that every client has a unique perspective, which requires a unique solution: One size does not fit all.
Diana places significant importance on helping her client’s find practical solutions without placing pressure on her client’s to achieve certain outcomes. Diana sees herself as a teacher and guide, who works to empower clients to develop the skills they need to help themselves through life challenges.
Diana has experience working in a number of different settings with a variety of client populations, including in private practice, community facilities, and school settings. Diana’s strengths lie in her capacity to engage and develop rapport with people of all ages.
Diana has a broad interest working with adolescents (and their families) and young adults to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, sleep difficulties and panic attacks. As part of her experience helping young people, Diana also enjoys supporting parents in their role. Diana also helps young people with ADHD and has recently taken an interest in supporting older adults to develop effective copy strategies based on each individuals challenges and strengths.
More recently, Diana has developed an interest in helping individuals overcome body image issues and eating difficulties/disorders. She wishes to give parents a sense of hope when dealing with this difficult and challenging condition.
Diana collaboratively sets goals and sees herself as part of your team. Diana uses evidence-based therapies and assessments to guide her treatment approach. She loves research and believes that there is an answer to every problem with the right research.
Diana is well-trained in a variety of evidence-based techniques including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She utilises a creative approach to connect with adolescents and young/older adults alike. Diana is continually expanding her knowledge and adopting new evidence-based treatments and is fully qualified to provide detailed academic, cognitive and behavioural assessments.
Diana’s client’s describe her as genuine and warm, with a bubbly personality that makes therapy a breeze. Parent’s describe Diana as a “godsend” in the way she supports their family.
Diana values balance and harmony in life. A lover of nature, she adores caravanning with her three children and husband, where she reads her psychology books until her heart is content!
Sara has a warm and caring nature, where she shows compassion to both herself and others. She strives to support her clients to take charge of their lives.
Sara has a personalised approach to therapy, as she believes each person is unique and that no single treatment works for everyone. She works with her clients in a way that suits their desires, needs and abilities: She provides tailored care and support based on compassion, dignity and respect for the life her clients have lived so far and their goals for the future.
Sara is skilled and trained in providing therapy for a range of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, disordered eating, trauma and relationship issues.
Sara also has a background in providing counselling to people with disabilities, and has done extensive research on the link between disability, social stigma and mental health.
Sara also takes an interest in working with clients with Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Social Anxiety, and has worked with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, people with diverse gender identity and sexual orientation, and people with disabilities and chronic health issues.
Sara is trained in a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy and mindfulness. She is committed to learning about various treatment modalities and their applications, based on her client’s desires and needs.
Sara’s clients describe her as warm and understanding, as well as perceptive, direct and genuine. Her clients also enjoy how she can be occasionally a bit silly.
Sara is an outdoors person. She enjoys meditating on the beach, swimming under the sky and hiking. She loves dancing and going to the theatre. When time allows, Sara bakes and enjoys inventing cake and dessert recipes.
Jacky is a person-focused psychologist whose practice is guided by his values of honesty, curiosity and respect. He believes that developing a deep understanding of the client’s concerns is paramount to a beneficial therapeutic experience.
Jacky strives to foster a respectful, non-judgemental and understanding environment where his clients can feel safe and comfortable to discuss what is on their mind. He believes freedom to speak your mind and not feel judged, is a key element to effective therapeutic work.
Jacky prioritises spending time to develop a shared understanding of the client’s situation, as he appreciates that each client is the expert in their own life. He truly believes therapeutic work should always be tailored to the client’s individual needs, because we have all lived an entire life filled with unique experiences and situations.
Jacky has worked in various settings including psychology clinics, private hospitals and child protection. Through these roles, he has worked with clients of all ages concerning various presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, sleep disturbances, parenting difficulties, and many more.
Jacky has a special interest in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. He enjoys working closely with his clients on their journey to a better relationship with anxiety. He recognises the challenges that clients might face when combating ones’ own difficulties, especially in the space of anxiety-related concerns, and he prides himself in walking at his clients’ pace.
Jacky uses a whole person approach to therapy, where he tailors different therapies to each individuals needs. Jacky utilises various well-researched techniques including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), Mindfulness-based therapies, Motivational Interviewing, and various relaxation techniques.
Jacky’s clients tend to describe him as empathetic, animated, genuine and honest. Jacky is known for his warm and natural disposition.
Jacky absolutely loves soccer! He also enjoys playing guitar, cooking, watching movies and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Angeline is a warm and friendly psychologist who strives to create a non-judgemental and safe environment for her clients. She believes in creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust and working collaboratively to help her clients fulfil their goals.
Angeline believes in building a strong therapy relationship from the first interaction. She believes in providing a safe, supportive, calm, non-judgemental environment for her clients to talk about their life experience and learn new skills.
Angeline has experience in assessment and treatment of many mental health issues, including; anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties. Angeline has a strong interest and experience in treating individuals with complex trauma and PTSD.
Angeline is also strongly interested in the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). She is Intensively-Trained in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a gold standard treatment for this personality disorder. Angeline’s experience has included work with adolescents and parents utilising a DBT framework.
Angeline also enjoys working with Mothers and finding a middle path in the struggles of parenthood. She understands the challenges in parenthood and provides a safe spaces for parents to talk openly about their issues and working towards a balanced family life.
Angeline has strong experience and training in the following evidenced-based therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Behavioural Activation Therapy (BAT).
Angeline’s clients describe her as open-minded, compassionate, calm and helpful. Angeline is also known for her authentic and validating nature in the way she communicates with her clients and their families.
Angeline loves spending time with her family and adventuring to new towns. She also loves spending time with her boys and her Frenchie, Alfie. Angeline never says no to brunch and coffee dates with friends.
Shana is a warm and open-minded psychologist, who prioritises building a relationship with her clients based on trust and mutual understanding.
Shana aims to provide a warm, respectful, non-judgemental space so that clients feel supported and understood. Creating this space allows her clients to explore and reflect openly on their current difficulties and develop new ways to think about their experiences.
Shana believes in a collaborative, individualised approach to help clients achieve their goals in therapy. She draws on a range of therapy techniques to meet the client’s unique needs and personality.
Shana has experience working with adolescents, adults and couples experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, anger management, perinatal depression, fertility issues, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, OCD, and chronic pain. She has previously worked in various settings including hospital outpatient services and infertility clinics.
Shana is currently completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with her research focusing on parenting and perfectionism. Shana’s area of special interest is working with new parents experiencing psychological difficulties and helping them to improve connection and attachment with their children.
Shana also has a special interest in eating disorders and poor body image, where she is skilled in first line treatment (CBT-E) for eating disorders in adults.
Shana draws on a cognitive behavioural approach and incorporates aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and schema therapy to suit the client’s needs.
Shana is described as kind, warm and a calming influence by her clients. Shana is also recognised for the high level of care and diligence she shows her clients.
Shana enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling, reading, and painting.
Lauren is a psychologist who adopts an empathic, compassionate and warm approach to therapy, helping clients feel safe and supported to explore their thoughts, feelings, concerns and goals.
Lauren is passionate about understanding what works for her clients in therapy, and adapting her approach to support the needs of each individual person. Lauren adopts a warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach to help people feel safe and supported to share their concerns and stories. Lauren develops strong relationships with her clients and works collaboratively with each person to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and their goals. Lauren believes in highlighting a client’s strengths and drawing on these strengths to work towards their goals.
Lauren has worked across a number of settings, including residential aged care, outpatient settings, and youth mental health organisations. Lauren has experience working with adolescents and adults presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, body image concerns and mild disordered eating, difficulties managing distressing emotions, sleep disturbance, and problems with self-criticism and self-esteem.
Lauren has a special interest in working with psychological difficulties relating to perfectionism. Lauren’s postgraduate research investigated the relationship between perfectionism and psychological distress, and the role self-compassion plays in protecting oneself against distress.
Lauren works collaboratively with her clients to understand their goals and adapts her approach to suit each individual’s needs. Lauren’s practise is informed by evidence-based interventions, particularly drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness approaches.
Lauren is described by her clients as warm, friendly, thoughtful, with a calming presence and good sense of humour. Lauren has an ability to put people at ease, particularly when seeking help for the first time.
Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new recipes, watching and playing sport, and appreciating the hidden wisdom in sitcoms.
Belinda is a warm and gentle psychologist who strives to build an authentic relationship with her clients grounded in trust, empathy and genuine care.
Belinda believes that effective psychological therapy centres on the relationship formed between the client and therapist. Her approach is guided by the principles underlying trauma-informed care, recognising that it is her role to create a safe and validating space where her clients feel understood, connected and empowered.
From the outset of therapy, Belinda seeks to explore and develop a shared understanding of each person’s difficulties or struggles, in addition to their strengths, values and overall aims for therapy. Through an empathetic and non-judgmental lens, Belinda works with clients to explore current difficulties, as well as any relevant past experiences that offer further insight into one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Belinda draws upon a wide variety of evidence-based therapies and adopts a tailored and collaborative approach to treatment planning, guided by each client’s unique needs and preferences.
Belinda has experience working with adolescents, young people and adults across a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety (generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks), complex trauma, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, adjustment to change or transition, and chronic health.
Belinda has a special interest in supporting people affected by trauma, where people can often experience difficulties associated with their sense of self or identity, emotion regulation, or relationships. Belinda developed this interest through her previous experience and work as a researcher in post-traumatic mental health, and she is passionate about working alongside clients to foster a safe and secure space that allows for healing and growth.
Belinda draws upon a range of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Belinda is described by her clients as warm, genuine and thoughtful. Belinda’s warm approach makes it easy to open up and work through difficulties on a deeper level.
In her spare time, Belinda loves seeing her family and friends, spending time in nature, and caring for her dogs (or rather, her fur-babies), Lola and Ned!
Emily is an empathic and compassionate psychologist who strives to build a genuine and supportive relationship with each of her clients.
Emily helps her clients to feel comfortable and heard within the therapy process. Emily strives to build a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients to truly understand their struggles and individual situation. Towards the beginning of therapy, Emily collaboratively develops therapy goals to ensure clarity of the direction of therapy and a joint understanding of the client’s aims. Emily’s warm and supportive style helps individuals to continue to express themselves openly throughout the therapy journey.
Emily has experience working with all ages across the lifespan regarding a wide range of personal difficulties and mental health concerns. Emily has a strong interest in working with adolescents and young adults, finding individuals within this age group particularly rewarding to work with. Emily has experience working within private practice conducting therapy in both individual and group settings, as well as via Telehealth.
Emily has a particular interest in supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem, work stress, anger problems and grief & Loss. Emily has also more recently developed an interest working in eating disorders and poor body image.
Emily utilises an eclectic approach to therapy, fitting her approach to each individual client. Emily’s main therapies of choice include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
Emily’s clients describe her as empathetic, supportive, genuine and helpful. Emily is recognised for providing a mix of practical strategies with deep psychological insight and emotional processing.
Outside of Psychology, Emily enjoys doting on her German Shepherd puppy ‘Jax’, travelling and reading.
Chelsea is a warm, open and dedicated psychologist. Her priority is creating a welcoming space for clients to explore their needs and challenges, and pursue their aspirations for both their life and wellbeing.
Chelsea prioritises building a safe, trusting and mutually respectful relationship with her clients. She works as a partner on her client’s journey, supporting them to work towards their goals in their way. Chelsea supports her clients to take a strengths-based, values-oriented approach that cultivates self compassion and supports change. She is inspired by the resilience and potential of people. She works with her clients to understand and use their strengths both in support of change and recovery, but also to build lives they value, despite their challenges.
Chelsea works with her clients to build personal and interpersonal skills to support coping, recovery and empowerment to take practical steps towards healthier, peaceful and fulfilling lives. She also supports her clients to cultivate relationships that positively impact their wellbeing and recovery. Chelsea’s ensures that through their work together, her clients build the confidence, skills and relationships they need to cope with future challenges and live a life they value – no matter their journey.
Chelsea works across a variety of presentations and challenges. She also has experience supporting clients to manage their difficulties and build skills necessary to cope and perform in high stress professional contexts.
Chelsea has a special interest in resilience; managing stress, anxiety and other psychological challenges related to work or study; burnout and compassion fatigue; making life transitions and adjusting to change; overcoming self criticism; and enhancing motivation and energy to support pursuit of personal and professional goals.
Chelsea incorporates aspects from a number of psychological intervention approaches into her practice, depending on her clients’ needs and aspirations. These include coaching methodologies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology interventions.
Chelsea is also undertaking further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E).
Chelsea’s clients describe her as warm, open and accepting. They appreciate her dedication and encouragement in pursuit of their aspirations.
Chelsea loves chai lattes, swimming and hiking, in that order. In the summer, she likes nothing better than to read a book on the beach at the end of a long day. Chelsea has also recently surprised everyone, including herself, by taking up baking.
Irene is a warm, caring, and empathic psychologist who prioritises building strong, collaborative, and meaningful connections with clients. She brings a compassionate, supportive curiosity to enable clients to gain insight and tap into their inherent strengths as they work through challenges and strive toward goals.
Irene aims to provide a nurturing, respectful, non-judgemental space so that clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. Holding a safe space for clients enables them to explore and reflect on their experiences with openness and renewed perspective.
Irene tailors therapy to meet each client’s individual needs and personality, and works at a pace that resonates with them. She gently encourages and empowers clients to develop personal insights and knowledge as she supports them on their journey toward recovery, enhanced wellbeing, and a values-aligned, meaningful life.
Irene has experience in clinic and educational settings working with adults and children experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger management, impulse control, life adjustment, chronic pain, and relationship issues. Irene facilitates wellbeing seminars in the corporate sector and tertiary institutions. She also has a special interest in mentoring parents and facilitating parent workshops to help build parents’ confidence and strengthen parent-child connections.
Most recently, Irene has developed an interest in the treatment of eating disorders with a view to addressing the community need resulting from the significant rise in eating disorders during the pandemic.
Irene adapts therapy to meet individual client needs, primarily drawing on aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and principles and interventions from Positive Psychology (PP).
Irene is described by her clients as warm, kind, compassionate, and inspiring. Her empathic nature has been described as being able to listen beyond words.
Irene highly values connection, and loves being with family and friends. She enjoys the tranquility of the beach and being out in nature. She loves cooking, reading, board games, and roller-skating. Her favourite morning ritual is the smell and taste of coffee, preferably enjoyed with good company.
Nicole is a warm, open-minded and compassionate Psychologist, who values honesty and genuineness in her clinical practice. She endeavours to create a safe and accepting space, adopting a curious approach with her clients.
Nicole believes the therapeutic alliance is integral to facilitating positive change. She spends time developing connections with her clients and works collaboratively to develop a deep understanding of their issues.
Nicole uses a current and future focused approach to support clients in creating positive change. She is flexible in her style depending on each individual’s goals and preferences.
Nicole has experience across a range of settings, including private practice, public service organisations, inpatient aged care, and specialist outpatient public mental health services. She has worked with clients across the lifespan from childhood, adolescence, adulthood and late adulthood. Nicole has experience working with individuals presenting with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, interpersonal relationships, low self-esteem, eating disorders, body image, substance use and unemployment.
Nicole has a special interest in eating disorders and body image, which began following her research in the area and experience working in a specialised eating disorder service. She is passionate about supporting clients through their recovery journey and aims to work with the client’s broader care system to promote greater outcomes and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Nicole adopts an eclectic approach and practises in evidence-based interventions including Cognitive-behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E for eating disorders), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Nicole’s is described by her clients as empathetic, understanding, sincere and approachable, who make clients feel comfortable with her relaxed nature and sense of humour.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes, spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, and tending to her plants.
Meg is an empathetic and friendly psychologist whose practice is guided by values of trust, partnership, and authenticity. She enjoys working with both adolescents and adults to make meaningful change in peoples’ lives.
Meg believes that the most important foundation for a successful therapeutic experience is the relationship itself. She focuses on being understanding, non-judgemental and respectful to help clients feel safe to discuss their difficulties. Meg endeavours to understand the factors that influence and maintain a client’s situation, while respecting that the client is the expert in their own life.
Meg likes to collaboratively create goals from the outset and provide an open dialogue to review and monitor these throughout the course of therapy. She likes to be flexible in her approach, walking alongside each person and ensuring that the therapeutic work is comfortable and ultimately guided by the client.
Experience and Interests
Meg has experience working with adolescents through to older adults who are experiencing a variety of difficulties. She gained most of her experience working in private hospital and outpatient settings, and has extensive group-based therapeutic experience.
Meg’s work has included helping individuals manage and overcome anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, grief and loss, low self-esteem, addiction, adjustment to significant life changes, loss of direction in life, perfectionism, and sleep concerns. She has also worked with individuals following workplace injuries and physical trauma from accidents.
Meg has a passion for working with young people, and people experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions.
Meg uses a holistic approach to therapy using various well-researched techniques and strategies, including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, relaxation techniques and Mindfulness. She matches her approach to each individual to best suit their needs.
How is Meg Described by Her Clients?
Meg’s clients tend to describe her as empathetic, determined, humorous, and genuine.
Outside being a psychologist, Meg enjoys getting out into nature, travelling, listening to music, and relaxing with those close to her.
It’s a privilege to practice at Peaceful Mind Melbourne psychology clinic and I look forward to meeting you.
Bethany is a warm, genuine and open-minded psychologist who cares greatly for her clients and puts thought into their individual circumstances and needs. She aims to create a therapeutic space of understanding, acceptance and compassion.
Bethany’s therapeutic approach is flexible and collaborative, guided by clients’ unique challenges, goals and needs. She values the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and the cultivation of a safe, non-judgmental space where people feel comfortable to share their difficulties.
Bethany aims to support clients in identifying their values, developing coping strategies and engaging in meaningful life activities, by drawing on their natural strengths and abilities. Bethany is passionate about infusing her sessions with themes of self-compassion, self- respect and self-empowerment.
Bethany has experience working with people from across the lifespan, with a special interest in working with adolescents and adults. Bethany has experience working collaboratively with people presenting with various mental health challenges, including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, body image concerns and mild disordered eating, navigating life transitions, low self-esteem and emotional dysregulation.
For her Clinical Psychology Masters thesis, Bethany investigated the role of eating disorder literature such as autobiographical memoirs in reducing associated stigma. She is an advocate for reducing stigma associated with mental illness across the board, and has particular interests in body image and eating disorder treatment, body positivity and neutrality, and health at every size.
In addition to Private Practice, Bethany also currently works at a Community Health Centre providing psychological support to individuals presenting complex mental illness and socioeconomic disadvantage.
Bethany likes to work collaboratively with clients in understanding their unique needs and goals across time. She adapts the treatment approach to suit clients’ natural ways of thinking. Bethany tends to use a multidisciplinary approach unless requested otherwise, drawing from several evidence based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is also very interested in Positive Psychology principles and Mindfulness Based techniques.
Bethany’s clients describe her as warm, friendly and supportive. She puts people at ease with her non-judgmental and empathic approach, whether attending psychology sessions regularly or for the first time.
When she’s not in the office, Bethany enjoys laughing over boardgames with friends and family, hiking in nature, yoga and reading. She also loves travelling, exploring, trying new things and learning about people and the world.
Rivki is a warm, caring, empathic psychologist, whose practice is guided by values of genuine care and acceptance. She prioritises creating a safe, non-judgemental, and nurturing space for her clients.
When working with clients, Rivki adopts a holistic and client centred approach, by tailoring therapy to suit the individual and their unique needs. She spends some time exploring both the ‘here and now’ as well as experiences from the past that may be contributing to current difficulties.
Rivki places a strong emphasis on creating a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive space that allows her clients to open up about their struggles and be vulnerable. She works with each client to identify their values and goals, and then dedicates time during each session to help them move towards their goals at a pace they are comfortable with.
Rivki has worked in both public and private settings, delivering individual and group-based therapies. Rivki has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children with a range of presentations, including anxiety, depression, stress, complex trauma, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, poor body image, perfectionism and low self-esteem.
Rivki has a special interest in anxiety presentations including; social anxiety, agoraphobia, panic, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias. Rivki is also passionate about supporting individuals experiencing eating disorders and body image difficulties and is undertaking specialised training in this area.
Rivki utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches, which are tailored to her client’s needs and preferences. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, as well as mindfulness, self-compassion and strengths-based approaches.
Rivki is described by her clients as calm, compassionate, sensitive, insightful, and easy to talk to. Rivki is known for her warmth and genuine nature.
Outside of her client work, Rivki enjoys spending time with my family, being outdoors, cooking, reading and going for a good hike.
Letty is a genuine and warm clinical psychologist who cares greatly about her clients wellbeing. Letty brings a gentle and supportive curiosity to helping her clients explore contributing factors to their difficulties and supports them to face difficult answers and work towards their goals.
Letty establishes a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients as they journey together towards their goals of recovery, improved wellbeing, personal insight and growth. She is genuinely curious and respectful of her client’s context, inner strivings and strengths. She adapts her approach to the individual and is eclectic in her therapeutic approach.
While Letty has been trained in a number of evidence-based therapies, she firstly ensures treatment is customised to her client’s specific needs and guided by sound clinical assessment and outcome goals. Letty also believes in strengthening her clients motivation, personal strengths and social support, to successfully achieve change.
Letty draws from her extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups on a range of mental health presentations and goals. She has worked in various settings including universities, private and public hospitals, community mental health, community health services, schools, and not-for-profit organisations. Letty is also board-approved to provide clinical supervision to other psychologists.
Letty’s special interests are trauma or PTSD and relationship difficulties. She is also very experienced in working with clients with mood disorders (depression, bipolar), personality disorders, anxiety and OCD, adjustment difficulties to significant life changes or chronic illness, existential questions or life direction issues, chronic pain, suicide risk and self harm, university issues, addiction, eating disorders, and LGBTIQ issues. She has also worked with children with selective mutism, learning difficulties, autism and behaviour issues.
Letty uses a number of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), couples therapy (utilising Gottman’s Method and a systems approach), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR, motivational interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Letty’s clients enjoy working with her as they feel she “gets” them and are “seen”. They describe her to be empathetic, warm, skilled, insightful and supportive.
Letty loves bonding with family and friends and exploring different cultures in different parts of the world. She loves learning, making a point to try new things and keep abreast of world events.
Cathy is warm, kind and friendly, and strives to create a positive and supportive space where clients can improve their wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Cathy believes that successful therapy outcomes are achieved by developing a comprehensive understanding of a client’s problems and their readiness for change, agreeing therapy goals, establishing a positive client-therapist relationship and engaging in collaborative therapy work.
Forming a strong rapport with her clients is a key element of Cathy’s therapeutic approach. She also believes that a client’s personality, life circumstances and unique challenges are central considerations in delivering effective therapy.
Cathy came to psychology after a career in marketing management. Her psychology career has included work in leading public health settings, including The Royal Children’s Hospital and Austin Health, where she supported children and adults with a range of mental health issues and problems, including: anxiety, depression, academic and work stress, grief, low self-esteem and adjustment to challenging life situations.
Furthermore, Cathy’s association with PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association) and the Home-Start program, involved her supporting mothers with anxiety or depression with weekly home visits. She has also enjoyed being part of research teams on parenting, with a focus on emotional development and the prevention of anxiety and depression.
Cathy is passionate about helping individuals overcome trauma, whereby she is currently up-skilling in this area of treatment. Cathy has also more recently grown her experience and knowledge in the Eating Disorder field.
Cathy most frequently draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Cathy’s clients frequently describe her as warm, caring and supportive.
Cathy enjoys yoga, Japanese food and engaging in outdoor activities with her family.
Ruth is a Psychologist who takes a supportive, warm, and non-judgmental approach. She makes it her mission to create a space in which individuals can safely and gently explore their concerns, and move towards personal growth, and self-fulfilment.
Ruth works with individuals in a collaborative manner, building a joint understanding of their challenges and difficulties. She takes a humanistic approach, focusing on each individual’s unique strengths and resilience whilst also encouraging positive change and growth.
Ruth believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is a necessary foundation for positive change in therapy. Ruth fosters development of a conscious awareness of difficulties and teaches strategies and skills, that help her clients actively pursue a life worth living.
Ruth has worked with adolescents and adults across private hospital and community-based settings, and has extensive group-based therapeutic experience.
Ruth focuses her private practice work helping individuals overcome relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance dependence.
Ruth has a particular interest in supporting individuals experiencing eating disorders/difficulties, and body image concerns. She completed her Master’s degree research in a mindfulness-based group therapy for binge-eating concerns, and presented her findings at the Australian Eating Disorder and Obesity conference.
Ruth also has a special interest in working with individuals who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships: She understands relationship complexity, the experience of sensitivity and anger in relationships, and difficulties with insecurity in relationships.
Ruth uses evidence-based therapies with her clients, including Cognitive-behavioural Therapies (CBT and CBT-E for eating disorders), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based therapies (including Mindfulness-based eating awareness training; MB-EAT).
Ruth’s clients tend to describe her as caring, genuine, and calm.
In her spare time, Ruth enjoys exploring vintage clothing shops, listening to live music, and travelling.
Nina provides a warm, calming and nurturing environment, where her clients feel understood, valued and supported. Her clinical practice is guided by the values of collaboration, authenticity, care, acceptance and non-judgment.
Nina’s approach to therapy is client-centred. She focuses on providing genuine care and empathy, ensuring that her clients feel heard and validated. Nina focuses on understanding her client’s therapeutic needs and adapts her approach accordingly. Nina gently guides clients through therapy, while encouraging them to use the therapeutic space to express themselves in a way that feels most authentic to them. Nina understands that therapy can bring about vulnerability, therefore she focuses on creating a space that feels safe and supportive.
Nina has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults who present with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, perfectionism, poor body image, uni and work related stress, relationship challenges, social anxiety, OCD, trauma, LGBTIQ+ related challenges, and eating disorders.
Nina has worked in private practice and in schools and has a good understanding of the challenges typically experienced in adolescence and young adulthood.
Nina’s clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
Nina’s clients have described her as warm, calm, approachable and personable. Nina’s clients often report feeling a sense of ease in sessions and feel comfortable to talk openly about their challenges.
In her spare time, Nina enjoys spending time in nature, finding new walking trails, going on road trips, travelling, going to cafes, spending time with family and friends, and reading.
Mia is a warm and nurturing psychologist whose clinical practice is guided by the values of respect, collaboration and genuine care.
Mia approaches therapy in a way that helps her clients feel heard and valued. Mia has a wonderful ability to tap into her client’s inner strength and resources and to assist them in building self-esteem, develop insight into their own patterns of behaviour and set healthy boundaries in relationships with others. Mia seeks to understand her client’s inner experience and work collaboratively towards their treatment goals.
Mia has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults who present with eating difficulties, poor body image, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-worth, as well as school and work related stress. Mia gained her experience from her work in private practice, organisations and schools. Mia’s key research in her postgraduate degree focused on the influence of early attachment on trust and relationship satisfaction later on in life.
Mia’s clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Mia is also formally trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) for treatment of eating disorders in clients who are 18 years old and over or adolescents who have already engaged in Family Based Therapy (FBT).
Mia’s clients have described her as friendly, warm and easy to talk to. Mia is known to be very conscientious, putting thought and planning into her sessions with clients.
In her spare time, Mia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading a good book and walking her dog, Freddie!
Mia is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Thursdays and Fridays
Freyja is a warm and caring Psychologist, who adopts an empathic and non-judgmental approach to therapy. She makes it a priority to create a safe space where her clients can explore their concerns and move towards positive change.
Freyja believes that the key to positive change in therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters trust. Freyja spends time to ensure her clients feel safe and comfortable to share their difficulties by showing genuine empathy and care.
Freyja takes the time to understand each person and their difficulties, and she works together with her clients to achieve their goals using various skills and strategies. Freyja also recognises the importance of collaborating with other significant parties in the client’s life, and ensures she communicates regularly with parents, teachers, and schools when needed.
Freyja has experience in working with individuals ranging from young adolescents to older adults, who are experiencing a range of psychological difficulties and challenging circumstances.
Freyja gained most of her experience working in private hospital and outpatient settings, and she has extensive group-based therapeutic experience. Her work has included helping individuals overcome anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and mood difficulties, as well as supporting individuals who have experienced grief and trauma in their lifetime. Freyja has also worked in supporting individuals facing major health conditions, including chronic conditions and physical trauma from accidents.
Freyja is particularly passionate about helping individuals overcome anxiety and trauma, with experience in the treatment of generalised anxiety, panic attacks and dissociation. Freyja has also more recently developed an interest in eating disorder and body image treatment.
Freyja is collaborative in her approach to therapy, incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness based therapies. Freyja sets goals with her clients early on in therapy, and works alongside them to together create change.
Freyja’s clients describe her as warm, nurturing and insightful in her approach. Freyja is also recognised as being highly conscientious and thoughtful in her client work.
In her spare time, Freyja enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and travelling and exploring new places. Freyja comes from a Norwegian background, and loves visiting her family and friends in Norway.
Freyja is based at Peaceful Mind Psychology on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Erin is a compassionate and warm psychologist whose values are honesty, balance, authenticity, and flexibility. Erin understands the courage and vulnerability it takes to make the first step to access psychological support.
Erin strives to create a non-judgemental and safe space where clients feel comfortable and at ease discussing their goals and challenges. Taking an empathetic approach, she aims to collaborate with her client’s to set achievable goals, clarify their values and what is important to them in their life stage.
Erin emphasises the importance of a therapeutic alliance and a strong connection through honest communication, reflective listening and being genuine. Erin understands that everyone’s life is different and believes in meeting a client where they are at, with an individualised approach. Each client brings their own strengths and life experience, which Erin attempts to highlight and celebrate so they can be their authentic self in the therapy space.
Erin creates a LGBTQI+ safe environment and adopts a neuro-diverse affirming approach to her practice. She also appreciates a preventative approach to maintain wellbeing in the face of change.
Erin has worked with individuals across the lifespan from childhood to parenthood, from a range of cultural backgrounds. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, non-for-profit organisations as well as school and educational systems. Erin has a wealth of experience working with children and adolescences aged between 2-14 years, mainly with anxiety, Autism and OCD presentations. Further, Erin has worked in multidisciplinary teams, so understands that collaborating with other allied health professionals is necessary to gain the best outcomes for clients.
Erin takes an evidence-based approach to mental health care. Her interest areas include anxiety, OCD, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties and parenting support. She also supports individuals with ASD and ADHD.
Erin has more recently been interested in the treatment of eating disorders, poor body image and disordered eating in ASD.
Erin takes a person-centred, positive psychology approach and utilises a range of different therapies to support her clients and their individual needs. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), as well as Relaxation and Mindfulness-based therapies. Erin likes to up-skill clients and their relevant networks around them (e.g. social, school, family) to further enhance wellbeing.
Erin’s clients describe her as empathetic, authentic, friendly, and reliable. Erin is a caring professional who strives for her clients to feel heard.
Erin is an animal lover who enjoys gardening and visiting green spaces – you will often find her visiting local parks and gardens. She enjoys walking, Pilates and Yoga. She also enjoys spending time with loved ones and trying new restaurants.
Bianca is a warm, non-judgmental, and emotion-focused psychologist, who thrives on working collaboratively with clients to help them prosper individually and within their relationships.
Bianca believes relationships are an incredibly important part of our lives and enjoys working with clients to enhance their relationship wellbeing. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique background and challenges, and works with them to capitalise on their strengths to generate lasting solutions. Bianca also highly values assisting clients to identify their values – what is truly important to them – and tailors goals around these values. Bianca believes that if you truly listen to a client’s values, they will feel empowered in the process of change.
Having recently completed her doctoral training in Clinical and Forensic psychology, Bianca has worked with men and women of various ages across a range of different settings including hospital, court, and prison settings.
Bianca has worked with clients on issues related to anger management, depression, anxiety, the experience of trauma, and body-image/eating difficulties. Bianca also has a keen interest and experience in working with parents who are experiencing difficulties in the parent-child relationship, or with knowing how to respond to the natural challenges that arise throughout parenthood. Bianca has worked successfully with many parents who have been unsure about how to respond to and manage challenging behaviours in their children as they arise.
Bianca is particularly drawn to therapies which promote an exploration of and acceptance of emotions, and which also encourage clients to gently examine and challenge any beliefs which may be holding them back from living a fulfilled life.
Bianca draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), and where relevant uses Motivational Interviewing to assist clients to develop motivation for change. Bianca is also a trained facilitator in the Tuning in to Kids parenting program; a program designed for parents that can assist them with building their child’s emotional intelligence and regulating their behaviour. Bianca has recently commenced a training pathway that will equip her to work with Couples in the future on addressing relationship difficulties.
Bianca’s clients would describe her as warm, non-judgemental, curious, and honest. She can comfortably sit with clients as they discuss difficult topics, and offers caring support throughout the therapy process.
Bianca loves listening to podcasts, spending time with family in the outdoors, travelling, and playing cards/board games with friends.
Natalie is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of Peaceful Mind Psychology. Natalie as a therapist is kind and caring, where she adopts a warm and empathic approach to therapy.
Natalie believes best outcomes in therapy are achieved by first gaining an in-depth understanding and insight into each person’s difficulty. Natalie shares insights and works together with each client to understand the underlying causes and maintaining factors to a persons difficulty.
Natalie sets goals early in therapy and focuses her sessions on moving towards these goals. Natalie believes the key to successful therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Natalie ensures her clients feel comfortable to talk openly about their struggles by showing genuine care and empathy.
Natalie has training and experience working with adults, adolescents and young children, with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, stress, anger management, eating disorders, poor body image and grief and loss.
Natalie has extensive training in the field of eating disorders, which includes: managing the therapeutic Eating Disorders Program at The Melbourne Clinic; and working with individuals with eating disorders and body image issues at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Natalie is passionate about supporting individuals in their relationships. She works individually with her clients to improve their romantic relationships, connections with friends, and deal with difficult family dynamics.
Natalie is also experienced in working with children and their families, and has worked in both primary and secondary schools. She is skilled in interventions that help children overcome anxiety and worry, separation anxiety, behavioural issues, sleep problems and social difficulties.
Natalie adopts a holistic approach to therapy using various well researched techniques and strategies including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) (and CBT-E for eating disorders), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution-focused Therapy, Communication and parent training, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Natalie tailors her approach to the individual and their needs.
Natalie’s clients describe her as caring and kind, knowledgeable and insightful, determined and very helpful.
Outside being a psychologist, Natalie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Natalie also loves nature and cares about the environment.