Our team

 

Psychotherapists Profiles:

 our team Hugo ALARCON

Hugo (PBA Supervisor) is a senior psychologist fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. He has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Therapy. His expertise and experience involves depression, anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders. He also has experience dealing with Autism/Asperger syndromes and child behavioural management. He is experienced preparing assessments/reports for courts, TAC, Work Cover, Victims of Crime and Health Insurances. He also provides counselling in Italian and Spanish. Read more…  

 

Dr Philip GREENWAY

Philip is the clinical and counselling psychologist. He works with people to manage their anxieties, moods, interpersonal difficulties, particularly in close relationships and stresses. He has experience working with panic attacks, OCD, health anxieties, social fearfulness, phobias, personality disorders, problems of older people. He uses CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, emotional regulation strategies. He has a holistic approach and many years of experience using relaxation, meditation, mindfulness practices. He has taught and practiced Buddhist psychotherapy. he has experience with TAC, Workcover and EAP clients. He is registered with The Psychology Board of Australia. Read more..

 

Dr Anthony OWENS

Anthony has been a registered psychologist for 30 years. He has a team approach to mental health and specialises in treating trauma & PTSD from abuse, bullying, threats & grief. Tony helps with stress, self-esteem, assertiveness, communication, family and group relationships, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, phobias, accelerative learning of new behaviours, and sport, music or public speaking performance. Tony uses eclectic therapies including Operant and Individual Psychology, Hypnosis, Meditation, CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Read more…

 

Josephine PICCOLO

Josephine is a general psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Josephine helps adolescents, adults and couples overcome issues relating to general stress, anxiety, phobias, addiction, bullying, workplace stress, chronic pain, trauma, loss and bereavement, depression, emotional abuse, family violence and other types of violent crime. Josephine is able to draw on her training in a range of therapies, including Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Theraplay® in order to best support each client’s own unique needs. Read more..

 

Willie-Ann PROSSER Willie-Ann is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA and the Psychology Board of Australia. Willie-Ann aims to collaborate with you for transformation in personal, parent-child, and work relationships. Physical and mental health, stress, developmental trauma, loss and grief, anxiety, depression and educational issues are her other interests and strengths. Willie-Ann has experience as a social worker and psychologist within the Mental Health system. In addition she has delivered paid and volunteer services in community organizations, centres and schools. Read more..

 

Jenny STORY

Jenny has been a registered psychologist for nearly 35 years. She has a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis for the Austin Hospital/Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne University, and has recently graduated in Pharmacy.Jenny adopts a problem solving approach to counselling. She combines psychology, hypnotherapy and sometimes medications to help with smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety control, and pain management. For many years she has used psychometric testing to help people identify their career path and appropriate courses of study.Read more…

 

Sharon SOUTHWELL

Sharon is a fully registered general psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Sharon works with adults experiencing stress, depression, and anxiety conditions such as worry, social fearfulness, phobia, and panic attacks, as well as trauma, sleep difficulties, addictions, relationship and other interpersonal difficulties, and bereavement. The therapies she uses including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, therapy to support behaviour change, and mindfulness-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in a combination tailored to meet the needs and circumstances of individual clients.   Read more…

 

Dr. Owen SPEAR

Owen is a registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Board. He has worked extensively with adults suffering depression, social anxiety, worry, obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. Owen also specialises in Couple Therapy after completing extensive training at Relationships Australia. He has also developed and facilitated over 250 groups on mindfulness, wellbeing, anxiety and depression, and for several years provided counselling to family members of people with problematic drug and alcohol use. Owen has a firm belief in the importance of using scientifically validated treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, while maintaining a strong focus on the specific needs of the individual. Read more…

 

Sarah MCMURTRIE

Sarah is a registered psychologist, and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is passionate about approaching mental health from a holistic perspective. She has experience working with clients of all ages in community, school, corporate EAP, and private practice settings. Sarah emphasises the importance of developing collaborative and dynamic therapeutic relationships built on safety and respect. Sarah helps with anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, adjustment issues, and has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and disadvantage earlier in life. Read more…

 

Tania ZAPPARONI

Tania is a registered psychologist and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Tania has worked extensively with clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, couple issues, trauma, family relationship issues and concerns regarding behavioural and educational difficulties with children and adolescents. She also provides counselling in Italian.
Tania is trained and experienced in a number of different psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Couple and Family Therapy.Read more

 

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