Our psychologists

At Seed Psychology you will be treated with warmth, empathy, and understanding from our team of highly-experienced clinical psychologists. You will receive the highest-quality psychological treatment using the most effective and up-to-date psychotherapy treatment methodologies.

Our psychologists have a minimum of six years of specialist clinical training, as well as extensive workplace experience treating a wide range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety and stress management, and couples counselling.

Our psychologists are registered with the Psychologists Registration Board of Australia, and are also registered as providers under the Medicare Better Access Scheme. For further details on our clinical psychologists, please click on the links below.

Contact us for further information, and to make an appointment.

Principal Psychologists

Geeta Angela Sitaram

Director – Clinical Psychologist – BSc(Psych), Psychophysiology(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

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x Geeta

About me:

As the co-owner of Seed Psychology, I bring a strong commitment and passion to supporting clients reach their goals of achieving good mental health and improved life satisfaction. Over the past 13 years I have worked as a clinical psychologist in community mental health settings, and in psychiatric rehabilitation services, helping adolescents and adults experiencing mental health concerns. I have extensive clinical experience working with complex mental health issues including major depression, bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, trauma, and anxiety disorders.

How I will help you:

With warmth and professionalism, I will work collaboratively with you to gain a greater understanding of your difficulties, develop new skills, and help you achieve your personal goals. It important to me that you feel safe, understood and empowered throughout the therapy process.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Work place and study stress
  • Grief and loss counselling.

My therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:geeta personal photo 1

1.  Travel and culture
2.  Nature and wildlife
3.  Trying new things

Kealey Worthen

Director – Clinical Psychologist BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

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x Kealey

About me:

Since finishing my Masters of Clinical Psychology almost fifteen years ago, I have had a broad range of experience across the mental health sector. I have worked for the NSW Department of Health, the Department of Justice in Victoria, teaching at university, and as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital. I started Seed Psychology almost seven years ago, with the aim of delivering the highest-quality psychological care in northern Melbourne.

One of my key skills and interests in Clinical Hypnosis. Clinical Hypnosis is an effective way to reduce fears and poor habit-forming behaviours, improve sleep and promote relaxation. I also have a strong interest in the importance of good nutrition and its benefits for mental wellbeing.

How I will help you:

My goal is to help you overcome your mental health concerns and gain greater life satisfaction. I will help you to disarm your ‘inner critic’ – the self-limiting voice that undermines our true capabilities and potential. I foster a warm and welcoming environment in session, and utilise empathic confrontation to highlight inconsistencies between behaviours and thoughts and emotions.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Treating underlying body image and weight management issues
  • Treating low self-esteem, poor self-confidence
  • Panic disorders.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness based therapy.

My three favourite things:k personal photo

1.  Strength training and conditioning
2.  Singing loudly
3.  Cooking wholesome food for my family.

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Geeta Angela Sitaram

Director – Clinical Psychologist

– BSc(Psych), Psychophysiology(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Geeta

About me:

As the co-owner of Seed Psychology, I bring a strong commitment and passion to supporting clients reach their goals of achieving good mental health and improved life satisfaction. Over the past 13 years I have worked as a clinical psychologist in community mental health settings, and in psychiatric rehabilitation services, helping adolescents and adults experiencing mental health concerns. I have extensive clinical experience working with complex mental health issues including major depression, bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, trauma, and anxiety disorders.

How I will help you:

With warmth and professionalism, I will work collaboratively with you to gain a greater understanding of your difficulties, develop new skills, and help you achieve your personal goals. It important to me that you feel safe, understood and empowered throughout the therapy process.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Work place and study stress
  • Grief and loss counselling.

My therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:geeta personal photo 1

1.  Travel and culture
2.  Nature and wildlife
3.  Trying new things

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Kealey Worthen

Director – Clinical Psychologist

BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Kealey

About me:

Since finishing my Masters of Clinical Psychology almost fifteen years ago, I have had a broad range of experience across the mental health sector. I have worked for the NSW Department of Health, the Department of Justice in Victoria, teaching at university, and as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital. I started Seed Psychology almost seven years ago, with the aim of delivering the highest-quality psychological care in northern Melbourne.

One of my key skills and interests in Clinical Hypnosis. Clinical Hypnosis is an effective way to reduce fears and poor habit-forming behaviours, improve sleep and promote relaxation. I also have a strong interest in the importance of good nutrition and its benefits for mental wellbeing.

How I will help you:

My goal is to help you overcome your mental health concerns and gain greater life satisfaction. I will help you to disarm your ‘inner critic’ – the self-limiting voice that undermines our true capabilities and potential. I foster a warm and welcoming environment in session, and utilise empathic confrontation to highlight inconsistencies between behaviours and thoughts and emotions.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Treating underlying body image and weight management issues
  • Treating low self-esteem, poor self-confidence
  • Panic disorders.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness based therapy.

My three favourite things:k personal photo

1.  Strength training and conditioning
2.  Singing loudly
3.  Cooking wholesome food for my family.

Psychologists

Dr Alex Potter

Clinical Psychologist – B.Com, B.A. (Hons), D.Psych (clinical)

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x Alex

About Me:

Since completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology I have worked as a psychologist in hospitals, at schools, and in private practice. I am experienced in working with all age groups and work with a number of issues including trauma, low self-esteem, personality issues and disordered eating.

I gained extensive experience in adolescent counselling whilst completing my doctorate, where I conducted research into the best-practice treatment of anxiety. I am particularly skilled and interested in the treatment of adolescents and young adults to help build skills and cope with the demands associated with moving in to adulthood.

How I will help you:

My focus is to create a relaxed, empathic and warm environment in session. I will work closely with you to gain a better understanding of yourself and the issues you are facing, in order to help you move past periods of distress. My goal is to help you make a positive and lasting change in your life.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating children and adolescents (adults as well)
  • Working with complex family-of-origin issues
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based therapies
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:alex personal pic 1 sml

1.  Travel
2.  Music – particularly music festivals around Melbourne
3.  Staying fit and active – whether it’s kicking the footy, swinging a racquet or riding my bike.

Angelika Bastin-Popp

Clinical Psychologist – Dipl.Psych (Germany) MAPS

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x Angelika

About me:

I am a clinical psychologist with more than 35 years experience in helping individuals to understand, manage and overcome their mental health difficulties. My work experience includes 34 years in public mental health services and for the past six years in part time private practice at Seed Psychology. I completed my training as a clinical psychologist in Germany before migrating to Australia in 1977.

How I will help you:

I create a friendly, compassionate, non-judgemental and welcoming environment in session, where we will work together to help you overcome obstacles in your life. With a deeper understanding about your situation, current difficulties and background history, we will develop an individually-tailored treatment plan that will help you create a richer and more meaningful life.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating emotion regulation difficulties
  • Grief counselling
  • Treating negative persistent behaviour patterns causing difficulties in daily life (such as family relationships, work settings)
  • Fluent in German language.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:angelika personal photo 3

1. Listening to a wide variety of music
2. Reading biographies and historical novels
3. Being outdoors including bush-walking and sailing.

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Dr Alex Potter

Clinical Psychologist

– B.Com, B.A. (Hons), D.Psych (clinical)

Alex

About Me:

Since completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology I have worked as a psychologist in hospitals, at schools, and in private practice. I am experienced in working with all age groups and work with a number of issues including trauma, low self-esteem, personality issues and disordered eating.

I gained extensive experience in adolescent counselling whilst completing my doctorate, where I conducted research into the best-practice treatment of anxiety. I am particularly skilled and interested in the treatment of adolescents and young adults to help build skills and cope with the demands associated with moving in to adulthood.

How I will help you:

My focus is to create a relaxed, empathic and warm environment in session. I will work closely with you to gain a better understanding of yourself and the issues you are facing, in order to help you move past periods of distress. My goal is to help you make a positive and lasting change in your life.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating children and adolescents (adults as well)
  • Working with complex family-of-origin issues
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based therapies
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:alex personal pic 1 sml

1.  Travel
2.  Music – particularly music festivals around Melbourne
3.  Staying fit and active – whether it’s kicking the footy, swinging a racquet or riding my bike.

x

Angelika Bastin-Popp

Clinical Psychologist

– Dipl.Psych (Germany) MAPS

Angelika

About me:

I am a clinical psychologist with more than 35 years experience in helping individuals to understand, manage and overcome their mental health difficulties. My work experience includes 34 years in public mental health services and for the past six years in part time private practice at Seed Psychology. I completed my training as a clinical psychologist in Germany before migrating to Australia in 1977.

How I will help you:

I create a friendly, compassionate, non-judgemental and welcoming environment in session, where we will work together to help you overcome obstacles in your life. With a deeper understanding about your situation, current difficulties and background history, we will develop an individually-tailored treatment plan that will help you create a richer and more meaningful life.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating emotion regulation difficulties
  • Grief counselling
  • Treating negative persistent behaviour patterns causing difficulties in daily life (such as family relationships, work settings)
  • Fluent in German language.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:angelika personal photo 3

1. Listening to a wide variety of music
2. Reading biographies and historical novels
3. Being outdoors including bush-walking and sailing.

David Warmington

Clinical Psychologist – BAppSc, BA(Hons), MClinPsych

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x David

About me:

My background includes over twelve years of counselling experience, including working in a community drug and alcohol team and also in a mental health inpatient unit. I help adults and adolescents with a broad range of issues and clinical disorders, including trauma, bipolar disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, and men’s issues.

How I will help you:

Underlying my treatment approach and our work together is a foundation of client-centred support, in tandem with motivational challenge and goal-setting. I aim to provide a nurturing space where you can feel safe to explore emotional challenges, as well as examining where you can build on your successes.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Trauma counselling
  • Emotion regulation and anger management
  • Substance abuse counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR: a powerful technique for resolving the lingering effects of adverse events)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Focused Therapy.

David personal pic 2 smlMy three favourite things:

1.  Cycling
2.  Playing music with friends (trumpet and mandolin)
3.  Yoga.

Dr Eliot Goldstone

Clinical Psychologist – B.Bus, B.A (Hons) D.Psych (clinical)

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x Eliot

About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist in community mental health centres for the past eight years. I started at Seed Psychology three years ago, and currently split my week between Seed Psychology and roles in adult and youth mental health.

How I will help you:

I have a caring and empathic approach, and will help you understand and move beyond your life challenges. I take a dual approach during treatment – to both help you learn new ways to reduce your emotional pain, whilst also understanding and remedying the core concerns underlying your distress.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Anger management
  • Treating persons with psychosis and bipolar disorders.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Schema therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

My three favourite things:eliot personal pic 2 sml

1.  Exercising in nature
2.  Reading good literature
3.  Listening to good music

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David Warmington

Clinical Psychologist

– BAppSc, BA(Hons), MClinPsych

David

About me:

My background includes over twelve years of counselling experience, including working in a community drug and alcohol team and also in a mental health inpatient unit. I help adults and adolescents with a broad range of issues and clinical disorders, including trauma, bipolar disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, and men’s issues.

How I will help you:

Underlying my treatment approach and our work together is a foundation of client-centred support, in tandem with motivational challenge and goal-setting. I aim to provide a nurturing space where you can feel safe to explore emotional challenges, as well as examining where you can build on your successes.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Trauma counselling
  • Emotion regulation and anger management
  • Substance abuse counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR: a powerful technique for resolving the lingering effects of adverse events)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Focused Therapy.

David personal pic 2 smlMy three favourite things:

1.  Cycling
2.  Playing music with friends (trumpet and mandolin)
3.  Yoga.

x

Dr Eliot Goldstone

Clinical Psychologist

– B.Bus, B.A (Hons) D.Psych (clinical)

Eliot

About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist in community mental health centres for the past eight years. I started at Seed Psychology three years ago, and currently split my week between Seed Psychology and roles in adult and youth mental health.

How I will help you:

I have a caring and empathic approach, and will help you understand and move beyond your life challenges. I take a dual approach during treatment – to both help you learn new ways to reduce your emotional pain, whilst also understanding and remedying the core concerns underlying your distress.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Anger management
  • Treating persons with psychosis and bipolar disorders.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Schema therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based cognitive therapy

My three favourite things:eliot personal pic 2 sml

1.  Exercising in nature
2.  Reading good literature
3.  Listening to good music

Dr Enza De Pino

Clinical Psychologist – B.AppSc (Psych/Psychophys); Postgrad.Dip.Psych; D.Psych (Clinical), MAPS

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x Enza

About Me:

I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at RMIT University, where I researched alcohol and cannabis use in young people. I worked as a clinical psychologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, before joining the Seed Psychology team in 2012. I have a wide range of experience in providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adults with mental health concerns and adjustment difficulties – particularly adjustment to illness. I also have a strong interest in mental health during pregnancy, and I am experienced with perinatal and postnatal treatment.

How I will help you:

My aim is to help you to achieve your goals for therapy, in a warm, accepting, and collaborative environment. I will help you to better understand your mental health difficulties and to develop skills and strategies to overcome these difficulties, now and into the future.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Perinatal and postnatal counselling
  • Psychological concerns associated with chronic illness
  • Treating self-confidence and self-esteem issues.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My three favourite things:enza personal pic 1

1.  Family
2.  Food
3.  Summer.

Fiona Henrich

Clinical Psychologist – MPsych(Clinical), GDipPsych, BA(Hons), B.Sc

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x Fiona

About Me:

Over the past eight years I have worked as a clinical psychologist in several different settings, including a private college and non-profit organisations. I previously worked in the acute psychiatric service of a private hospital, helping individuals with significant psychological disorders and drug and alcohol abuse issues. I am registered to support individuals with WorkCover, TAC and VOCAT claims, and preparing psychological assessment reports for the legal system.

How I will help you:

I am a warm, client-centred and wholistic therapist. I will provide you with a non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative therapeutic space where you can openly discuss your issues and concerns. I am passionate about supporting you to not only reduce your symptoms, but also achieve growth and transformation through awareness-building and a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

Key skills include:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Treating persons with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder counselling
  • Individuals at risk of suicide and suicidal ideation
  • Low self-esteem and identity issues.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.

My three favourite things:fiona personal pic 1 sml

1.  Yoga
2.  Camping in the great outdoors
3.  Dancing whenever I can.


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Dr Enza De Pino

Clinical Psychologist

– B.AppSc (Psych/Psychophys); Postgrad.Dip.Psych; D.Psych (Clinical), MAPS

Enza

About Me:

I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at RMIT University, where I researched alcohol and cannabis use in young people. I worked as a clinical psychologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, before joining the Seed Psychology team in 2012. I have a wide range of experience in providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adults with mental health concerns and adjustment difficulties – particularly adjustment to illness. I also have a strong interest in mental health during pregnancy, and I am experienced with perinatal and postnatal treatment.

How I will help you:

My aim is to help you to achieve your goals for therapy, in a warm, accepting, and collaborative environment. I will help you to better understand your mental health difficulties and to develop skills and strategies to overcome these difficulties, now and into the future.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Perinatal and postnatal counselling
  • Psychological concerns associated with chronic illness
  • Treating self-confidence and self-esteem issues.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My three favourite things:enza personal pic 1

1.  Family
2.  Food
3.  Summer.

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Fiona Henrich

Clinical Psychologist

– MPsych(Clinical), GDipPsych, BA(Hons), B.Sc

Fiona

About Me:

Over the past eight years I have worked as a clinical psychologist in several different settings, including a private college and non-profit organisations. I previously worked in the acute psychiatric service of a private hospital, helping individuals with significant psychological disorders and drug and alcohol abuse issues. I am registered to support individuals with WorkCover, TAC and VOCAT claims, and preparing psychological assessment reports for the legal system.

How I will help you:

I am a warm, client-centred and wholistic therapist. I will provide you with a non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative therapeutic space where you can openly discuss your issues and concerns. I am passionate about supporting you to not only reduce your symptoms, but also achieve growth and transformation through awareness-building and a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences.

My skills and therapeutic approaches:

Key skills include:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Treating persons with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder counselling
  • Individuals at risk of suicide and suicidal ideation
  • Low self-esteem and identity issues.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma therapy
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.

My three favourite things:fiona personal pic 1 sml

1.  Yoga
2.  Camping in the great outdoors
3.  Dancing whenever I can.


Dr Holly Kent

Clinical Psychologist – BSc(Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD, MAPS

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x Holly

About Me:

I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist for more than fifteen years, in a range of roles across Australia. I have worked for the Department of Health (WA), and at Monash Health and Alfred Health in Victoria. I have also worked in private hospitals and clinics in Perth, and in private practice in Perth and Launceston. I have also held teaching and research positions in psychiatry and psychology at the University of Western Australia.

I have a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders; in particular panic disorder, social anxiety and social phobia.

How I will help you:

I am passionate about working with you to enhance your overall mood and health. I encourage a warm and welcoming environment in session, with a supportive and empathic approach, balanced with fostering the development of new skills to better cope with everyday life challenges and maintaining a more positive wellbeing.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Panic attacks/disorder
  • Social anxiety / phobia
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Life adjustment difficulties
  • Emotion regulation difficulties

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing.

holly personal photo 1 smlMy three favourite things:

1.  Spending time with my family and friends
2.  Watching movies
3.  Enjoying coffee and tea (often with family and friends!)

Kate Minosora

Clinical Psychologist – MPsych(Clinical), BA(Hons)

Read more »
x Kate

About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist for several years now, having previously worked at Parkerville Children and Youth Care and in a private psychology clinic in Perth. Before becoming a clinical psychologist I was an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist in Perth, providing early intervention therapies for children with autism (teaching social skills and fostering their development and growth).

How I will help you:

I am committed to helping you recover your self-confidence and wellbeing. I foster and encourage a welcoming, compassionate and relaxed environment in session, where you have the opportunity to openly express your thoughts and feelings.

Together we will explore your concerns and issues, and I will help you to implement new strategies and approaches so you can better cope with unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies during our sessions to help you achieve this growth.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating low self-esteem and poor self-confidence issues
  • Managing adjustment difficulties for teenagers and young adults transitioning into a new phase of life
  • Treating family relationship difficulties
  • Post traumatic stress disorder counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:kate personal pic 2 sml

1.  Socialising with family and friends
2.  Travelling and experiencing new places
3.  Relaxing during a yoga class.

x

Dr Holly Kent

Clinical Psychologist

– BSc(Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PhD, MAPS

Holly

About Me:

I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist for more than fifteen years, in a range of roles across Australia. I have worked for the Department of Health (WA), and at Monash Health and Alfred Health in Victoria. I have also worked in private hospitals and clinics in Perth, and in private practice in Perth and Launceston. I have also held teaching and research positions in psychiatry and psychology at the University of Western Australia.

I have a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders; in particular panic disorder, social anxiety and social phobia.

How I will help you:

I am passionate about working with you to enhance your overall mood and health. I encourage a warm and welcoming environment in session, with a supportive and empathic approach, balanced with fostering the development of new skills to better cope with everyday life challenges and maintaining a more positive wellbeing.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Panic attacks/disorder
  • Social anxiety / phobia
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Life adjustment difficulties
  • Emotion regulation difficulties

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing.

holly personal photo 1 smlMy three favourite things:

1.  Spending time with my family and friends
2.  Watching movies
3.  Enjoying coffee and tea (often with family and friends!)

x

Kate Minosora

Clinical Psychologist

– MPsych(Clinical), BA(Hons)

Kate

About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist for several years now, having previously worked at Parkerville Children and Youth Care and in a private psychology clinic in Perth. Before becoming a clinical psychologist I was an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist in Perth, providing early intervention therapies for children with autism (teaching social skills and fostering their development and growth).

How I will help you:

I am committed to helping you recover your self-confidence and wellbeing. I foster and encourage a welcoming, compassionate and relaxed environment in session, where you have the opportunity to openly express your thoughts and feelings.

Together we will explore your concerns and issues, and I will help you to implement new strategies and approaches so you can better cope with unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable feelings. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies during our sessions to help you achieve this growth.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating low self-esteem and poor self-confidence issues
  • Managing adjustment difficulties for teenagers and young adults transitioning into a new phase of life
  • Treating family relationship difficulties
  • Post traumatic stress disorder counselling.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:kate personal pic 2 sml

1.  Socialising with family and friends
2.  Travelling and experiencing new places
3.  Relaxing during a yoga class.

Dr Owen Spear

Clinical Psychologist – BSc(Psych)(Hons), BA & BSc, MPsych (Clinical), PhD, Specialist Course in Couple Therapy at Relationships Australia

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About Me:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, OCD and worry. I have specialist training and experience in relationship and couple therapy. After running several hundred classes on wellbeing, mindfulness, depression and anxiety, I am currently running informal training sessions for clinical psychology students. Previously I have worked at the Melbourne Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, in private practise, and at Family Drug Help, counselling the family members of people with drug and alcohol problems.

How I will help you:

I aim to create a friendly, understanding, and relaxed environment in session. Together, we will work to fully understand your current difficulties and background history to find the best possible approach to take in therapy. I will help you using scientifically validated treatments, while maintaining a strong focus on your specific needs. My goal is to increase your understanding of yourself, to increase your wellbeing through practical strategies and to help you develop a more fulfilling and engaged life.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Worry and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) treatment
  • Relationship difficulties and couple therapy
  • Practical strategies and advice.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:

1.  Keeping fit (bike riding and squash at the moment)
2.  Creative projects (and running my business)
3.  Experiencing new cultures

Prue Lewis

Clinical Psychologist – BA, BBus, GradDipEdPsych, MClinPsych, MAPS

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x Prue

About me:

Psychology is my calling and my passion. Since completing my masters degree in clinical psychology thirteen years ago, I have worked as a psychologist at the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, University of Melbourne, Reconnexion, and SANE Australia. I have worked at Seed Psychology for eighteen months.

How I will help you:

My therapeutic approach is authentic, compassionate and non-judgmental. My priority is to help you feel comfortable talking about your situation, and it is vital for you to feel understood and respected.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating panic and anxiety disorders
  • Managing health issues and persistent pain
  • Coping with change and creating positive transformation in your life
  • Interpersonal issues

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy and relaxation strategies.

My three favourite things:prue personal pic 1 sml

1.  Seeing movies with friends
2.  Visiting Melbourne’s art galleries
3.  Spending time in the country.

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Dr Owen Spear

Clinical Psychologist

– BSc(Psych)(Hons), BA & BSc, MPsych (Clinical), PhD, Specialist Course in Couple Therapy at Relationships Australia

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About Me:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, OCD and worry. I have specialist training and experience in relationship and couple therapy. After running several hundred classes on wellbeing, mindfulness, depression and anxiety, I am currently running informal training sessions for clinical psychology students. Previously I have worked at the Melbourne Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, in private practise, and at Family Drug Help, counselling the family members of people with drug and alcohol problems.

How I will help you:

I aim to create a friendly, understanding, and relaxed environment in session. Together, we will work to fully understand your current difficulties and background history to find the best possible approach to take in therapy. I will help you using scientifically validated treatments, while maintaining a strong focus on your specific needs. My goal is to increase your understanding of yourself, to increase your wellbeing through practical strategies and to help you develop a more fulfilling and engaged life.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Worry and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) treatment
  • Relationship difficulties and couple therapy
  • Practical strategies and advice.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

My three favourite things:

1.  Keeping fit (bike riding and squash at the moment)
2.  Creative projects (and running my business)
3.  Experiencing new cultures

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Prue Lewis

Clinical Psychologist

– BA, BBus, GradDipEdPsych, MClinPsych, MAPS

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About me:

Psychology is my calling and my passion. Since completing my masters degree in clinical psychology thirteen years ago, I have worked as a psychologist at the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, University of Melbourne, Reconnexion, and SANE Australia. I have worked at Seed Psychology for eighteen months.

How I will help you:

My therapeutic approach is authentic, compassionate and non-judgmental. My priority is to help you feel comfortable talking about your situation, and it is vital for you to feel understood and respected.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Treating panic and anxiety disorders
  • Managing health issues and persistent pain
  • Coping with change and creating positive transformation in your life
  • Interpersonal issues

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy and relaxation strategies.

My three favourite things:prue personal pic 1 sml

1.  Seeing movies with friends
2.  Visiting Melbourne’s art galleries
3.  Spending time in the country.

Dr Roberta Szekeres

Clinical Psychologist – BBSc(Hons), MA, DPsych(Clinical)

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About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist for nearly ten years, primarily in private psychology clinics. Before becoming a clinical psychologist, I spent several years abroad working as a social worker and teaching at universities. As well as completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology I also have a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies which I undertook whilst living in Thailand. I am very interested in the impact of mindfulness and meditation on stress and well-being, and I have presented my research and findings at international conferences.

How I will help you:

I am a warm, engaging and non-judgmental clinical psychologist, and I am very passionate about improving the well-being and growth of my clients. I aspire to a holistic and empowering approach to therapy that will help you to better cope with challenging life situations and to reach your potential.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Building a positive self-image and treating low self-esteem
  • Women’s wellbeing issues and self-development
  • Coping with separation and relationship difficulties.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Positive Psychology
  • Schema therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy and stress reduction strategies.

My three favourite things:roberta personal pic 1 sml

1.  Being a mum
2.  Trying new experiences – theatre, music, travel
3.  Wellbeing and self-development, including yoga, meditation, being in nature and exercise.

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Dr Roberta Szekeres

Clinical Psychologist

– BBSc(Hons), MA, DPsych(Clinical)

Roberta

About Me:

I have worked as a clinical psychologist for nearly ten years, primarily in private psychology clinics. Before becoming a clinical psychologist, I spent several years abroad working as a social worker and teaching at universities. As well as completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology I also have a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies which I undertook whilst living in Thailand. I am very interested in the impact of mindfulness and meditation on stress and well-being, and I have presented my research and findings at international conferences.

How I will help you:

I am a warm, engaging and non-judgmental clinical psychologist, and I am very passionate about improving the well-being and growth of my clients. I aspire to a holistic and empowering approach to therapy that will help you to better cope with challenging life situations and to reach your potential.

My key skills and therapeutic approaches:

My key skills are:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Building a positive self-image and treating low self-esteem
  • Women’s wellbeing issues and self-development
  • Coping with separation and relationship difficulties.

My therapeutic approaches include:

  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Positive Psychology
  • Schema therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy and stress reduction strategies.

My three favourite things:roberta personal pic 1 sml

1.  Being a mum
2.  Trying new experiences – theatre, music, travel
3.  Wellbeing and self-development, including yoga, meditation, being in nature and exercise.

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