Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms – Practitioners

Our aim at Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms is to provide the community of the Canberra Region with access to quality psychological services. We are achieving this by offering our consulting rooms to like-minded, highly professional and qualified psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists to run their own private practices (click here or scroll down for details of our current practitioners).

All psychologists and clinical psychologists are dedicated to delivering an evidence based, best practice service. All psychologists hold general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) and AHPRA. Clinical psychologists hold an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology in addition to general registration. All psychologists are registered with Medicare to provide services under a GP Mental Health Care Plan.

Each practitioner runs their own private practice, using our consulting rooms

As each of our psychologists runs their own private practice, individual availability and fees may vary. They also look after their own administration and clinical records. Please contact the relevant psychologist directly with any enquiries.

If you have a general enquiry, please call our administration team on 6282 1002.

Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms are located in O’Connor, Phillip and Hobart Place (Canberra CBD). For location details, click here.

Note: O’Connor access is via stairs only. Phillip and Hobart Place have lift access.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms team, please click here for more information.

 

Our Practitioners

Note: As practitioners are unable to answer their phone if they are with a client at the time, please leave a message and they will return your call.

O’CONNOR  Level 1, 5 Sargood St (Stair Access Only)
Dr Cristian Torres Capital Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist / Director
Dr Mike Barry Mike Barry Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Chelsi Wingrove Chelsi Wingrove Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Ainsley Waddington Ainsley Waddington Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Jetlyn Payne Jetlyn Payne Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Francesco Causo Francesco Causo Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Siobhan Hynes Hynes Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Dr Hannah Delchau Dr Hannah Delchau Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Lucy Erickson Lucy Erickson Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Dr Niah Campbell Dr Niah Campbell Psychology Psychologist
Beth Gunningham Beth Gunningham Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Provisional Psychologists: (Offering reduced fees)
Nora Chlap ANU Masters student final placement Provisional Psychologist
Catherine Yu UC Masters student final placement Provisional Psychologist
PHILLIP Level 1, 72-74 Townshend St  (Lift access)
Angela Patch Patch Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Vanessa Quigley Vanessa Quigley Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Jean Xu Jean Xu Psychology Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr Danielle Clout Danielle Clout Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Cath Bylett Alpine Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Lauren Fee Lauren Fee Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Dr Alice Heikkonen Nourish Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Sherylyn Crisp Sherylyn Crisp – Psychology Psychologist
Roni Botterill Roni Botterill Psychology Psychologist
Beau Dunlop-Bayly Mind Matters Neuropsychology Clinical Neuropsychologist
Karen Ely Karen Ely Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
CANBERRA CBD Suite 3, Level 7, 1 Hobart Pl  (Lift access)
Paige Mewton Paige Mewton Psychology Psychologist
Dr Phil Kavanagh Kavanagh Psychological Services Clinical Psychologist
Kerryne Chia Chia Psychology Clinical Psychologist
David Austin via PsychSessions Psychologist
ADMINISTRATION For general enquiries  (ph: 02 6282 1002)
Emily Jacka Managing Director
Melissa Rhodes Administration/Reception
ON EXTENDED LEAVE
Anita Miragaya Anita Miragaya Psychology On extended leave from 1 July 2023
Dr Beth Sinclair Sphere Psychology On extended leave from 20 Sep 2023
Samantha Jugovac Attached Psychology On extended leave from 1 Jan 2024
Yingying Song Yingying Song Psychology On extended leave from 1 Feb to August 2024
Camilla Mead CGM Psychology On extended leave until approx Nov 2024
NO LONGER PRACTICING
Dr Paul Ruefli Hermes Consulting See below profile for who to contact to request clinical records

 


 

O’CONNOR CLINIC PRACTITIONERS – Level 1, 5 Sargood St

 

Dr Cristian TorresCapital Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologist / Director Capital Clinical Psychology

Availability:  Monday to Friday

Phone: 02 6282 1002

Fax:       02 8823 1871

Email:  reception@capitalclinicalpsychology.com

Dr Cristian Torres is the Founding Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist at Capital Clinical Psychology. He is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), and also holds PsyBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Cristian completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. He has worked as a psychologist in a broad range of organisations (eg. AFP, DFAT, ACT Mental Health, ACT Corrective Services, ACT Alcohol and Drug Program, among others). He is the former Chair of the Regional Board for ACT, Tasmania and Victoria of the Psychology Board of Australia (2010-2017). Prior to his psychology studies, he also served in the Australian Regular Army.

Therapeutically, Cristian is experienced in the delivery of the following evidence-based, psychological interventions: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing.

He sees adults, as well as some adolescents, and has a particular interest in working with military and emergency service personnel with PTSD. Cristian also works closely with the legal profession in the provision of legal / forensic psychological reports for the court.

In addition, Cristian also offers a range of training solutions via organisational seminars and workshops in the mental health and resilience space, and delivers supervision for clinical registrars and postgraduate clinical psychology students on placement in his clinics.

For more details about his experience, qualifications and specialisation, see the ‘About Dr Torres’ page on this site.

   

Dr Mike Barry – Mike Barry Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Phone:  0402 676 369

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  mike@mikebarrypsychology.com.au

Web:     www.mikebarrypsychology.com.au

Mike is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. He is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, he served for 28 years as a soldier and officer in the Australian Army, and has broad experience working with military, veterans and emergency service personnel.

He is trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Trauma Focussed CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

He provides treatment for adults with depression, anxiety and stress, but specialises in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Trauma, including adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

   

Ms Chelsi Wingrove – Chelsi Wingrove Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Monday to Friday

Fax:        02 6282 9002

Email:   chelsiwingrovepsychology@outlook.com

Web:     chelsiwingrovepsychology.com.au

Chelsi is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), who also holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She is also a PBA approved supervisor.

Chelsi works with adult clients aged 25 years and over from diverse a diverse range of backgrounds. She works with a variety of presentations, with experience in moderate to severe presentations. She employs evidenced based therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing, with a compassionate person-centred approach to support clients in reaching their goals.

   

Ms Ainsley Waddington – Ainsley Waddington Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Fax:        (02) 9182 5471

Email:   ainsley@awaddingtonpsychology.com.au

Ainsley is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), and also holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

With experience working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, Ainsley enjoys supporting young people (16 years and over) and adults across a number of mental health presentations. She employs evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the RAVES eating model. She has previously worked in public health in Obesity Management, and has experience working with Australian Defence Force members.

She has a particular interest in working with people experiencing disordered eating (with the exception of anorexia) including obesity management, bariatric surgery preparation and follow-up, bingeing and purging behaviours, restricted eating, and body image issues. Ainsley is passionate about helping clients develop a positive relationship with food and their body. She also enjoys working with adults on the autism spectrum.

   

Ms Jetlyn Payne – Jetlyn Payne Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Phone:   0466 538 729

Fax:        (02) 8024 2639

Email:   admin@jetlynpayne.com.au

Web:      www.jetlynpayne.com.au

Jetlyn is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), and also holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Jetlyn is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Professional Member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

Jetlyn has experience working in both the public and private sector, with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Jetlyn enjoys supporting adults and young people (16 and over) for a range of presentations, but has a particular interest in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related issues.

Jetlyn takes a trauma-informed, person-centred approach to therapy where treatment is tailored to the needs of each client. Jetlyn employs evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.

   

Mr Francesco Causo – Francesco Causo Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Phone:  0421 271 792

Fax:        02 9170 6508

Email:   francescocausopsychology@hotmail.com

Web:     https://francescocausopsychology.com/

Francesco is a registered Clinical Psychologist. He completed his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Professions, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Psychology at the same institution.

Francesco provides evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health difficulties and life stressors. He integrates theory and practice from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Schema Therapy, based on each client’s needs and goals.

He works with clients across the lifespan who experience difficulties with attachment, relationships, adjustment difficulties, parenting, and grief and loss. Francesco has a particular interest in working with clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder) and trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorder).

   

Ms Siobhan Hynes – Hynes Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 

Fax:       (02) 9182 0002

Email:  siobhan@hynespsychology.com

Siobhan is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA, AHPRA), with a Masters in Psychology (Clinical), and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours). She has experience working with adults and adolescents with mild to complex mental health presentations, from a range of different backgrounds. She has worked in both the public and private sectors of mental health.

Siobhan is passionate about working with adults (18+) who are experiencing a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and interpersonal issues. Siobhan primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Schema Therapy.

Siobhan believes in providing collaborative, warm, non-judgemental, and individualised therapy to each client to assist them in moving towards their goals and improving their wellbeing.

   

Dr Hannah Delchau – Dr Hannah Delchau Psychology Pty Ltd

Clinical Psychologist

Availability:  Wednesdays 

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  hannah@hdpsych.com.au

Hannah is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with First Class Honours and University Medal, followed by a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University.

Hannah brings a warm, collaborative, and empathetic approach to therapy. She is passionate about helping people understand their emotions and life experiences and heal from past difficulties. When working with clients, Hannah views the therapeutic relationship as the vessel for change and improved wellbeing.

Hannah has previously worked in private practice and school psychology. She is experienced in treating adults and adolescents with a range of presentations, including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, anger, emotional dysregulation, and grief and loss.

Hannah works within evidence-based practices, including Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

   

Lucy Erickson – Lucy Erickson Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability:  Friday – 9am to 3pm

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  admin@lucyericksonpsychology.com

Lucy is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Lucy has worked with individuals in both the public and not for profit sectors.  She is interested in working with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, PTSD, trauma related difficulties, and workplace stress.

Lucy cares deeply about working with people and believes the therapeutic relationship is the basis for change. She aims to bring authenticity, empathy, respect and curiosity when working with clients. Lucy is clinically trained in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.

Lucy is available for appointments on Fridays.  Please contact via email for an appointment.

   

Dr Niah Campbell – Dr Niah Campbell Psychology

Psychologist 

Availability:  Friday 

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  info@niahcampbell.com

Web:     www.NiahCampbell.com

Dr Niah Campbell trained in the UK and is a registered psychologist with a background in mental health research, and private and public system clinical experience.

She utilises a wide range of techniques to offer psychology, coaching and counselling. Drawing on a background of evidence-based psychological theories and therapeutic models, she creates an individually tailored approach to meet the unique needs of each person.

Niah works with couples, individuals, and all ages.

   

Beth Gunningham – Beth Gunningham Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Fax:      02 6282 9002

Email:  bethgunninghampsychologist@outlook.com

Beth is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.  She completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Science(Psychology) with Honours and Law.

Prior to setting up her own private practice at Capital Clinical Psychology, Beth has worked at Headspace, at the National Health Co-op, with the Next Step High-Intensity program, and delivering employee assistance programs.

Beth offers evidence-based psychological therapies to adults. She is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy approaches. She provides treatment for clients with anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic and PTSD), depression and bipolar disorder. She has a particular interest in working with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Beth is currently accepting new clients.

   

Nora Chlap – on placement with Capital Clinical Psychology 

Provisionally Registered Psychologist 

Availability:  Monday and Tuesday

Phone:    02 6282 1002

Fax:         02 6282 9002

Email:    nora@capitalclinicalpsychology.com

Nora Chlap is a provisionally registered psychologist, undertaking her final placement as part of her Masters in Clinical Psychology at ANU.

Nora has clinical experience working with adults and children with a range of mental health difficulties. She has worked with a variety of presentations including general anxiety and social anxiety, stress and trauma, as well as body image and food related issues. She also has experience working with neurodiverse clients (including ADHD and ASD).

Nora’s approach to therapy is empathic and client-centred, using evidence-based therapies in ways that are adapted to her clients’ individual preferences and needs. She is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and also applies aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in her work with clients.

Nora is on placement under the supervision of Clinical Psychologist, Dr Cristian Torres, and is able to see adults over the age of 18.

NOTE: As this student is a provisional psychologist, she is unable to see clients who wish to claim private health insurance or Medicare rebates. As such, she offers consultations at a reduced fee of:

$45 per 50-60 minute consultation, or

$30 for those with a valid concession (eg clients who are secondary or tertiary students, pensioners, unemployed, or on government benefits).

   

Catherine Yu – on placement with Capital Clinical Psychology 

Provisionally Registered Psychologist 

Availability:  Monday and Tuesday

Phone:    02 6282 1002

Fax:         02 6282 9002

Email:    Catherine@capitalclinicalpsychology.com

Catherine Yu is a provisionally registered psychologist, undertaking her final placement as part of her Masters in Clinical Psychology at UC.

Catherine has clinical experience working with adults and older adults with a range of mental health difficulties. She can see clients experiencing depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, physical health issues, and interpersonal difficulties.

Catherine employs a client-centered and empathetic therapeutic approach, integrating evidence-based therapies customised to meet the unique preferences and needs of each client. Her practice incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Catherine is on placement under the supervision of Clinical Psychologist, Dr Cristian Torres, and is able to see adults over the age of 18.

NOTE: As this student is a provisional psychologist, she is unable to see clients who wish to claim private health insurance or Medicare rebates. As such, she offers consultations at a reduced fee of:

$45 per 50-60 minute consultation, or

$30 for those with a valid concession (eg clients who are secondary or tertiary students, pensioners, unemployed, or on government benefits).

 

PHILLIP CLINIC PRACTITIONERS – Unit 2, Level 1, 72-74 Townshend St

   
Ms Angela Patch – Patch Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Phone:  0407 195 005

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  angela@patchpsychology.com.au

Web:    www.patchpsychology.com.au

Angela is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), and also holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  Angela is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Angela has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for over 25 years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Psychology) from the University of Southern Queensland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Charles Sturt University.

Angela is trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Trauma Focussed CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

She provides treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, chronic pain, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related issues.

She has worked across a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, private hospitals, vocational rehabilitation, employee assistance programs, and private practice.

   

Ms Vanessa Quigley – Vanessa Quigley Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Thursday and Friday

Phone:  0413 702 142

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  vanessaquigleypsychology@gmail.com

   

Ms Jean Xu – Jean Xu Psychology

Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Neuropsychologist

Availability: Monday evening & Saturday

Phone:  0490 759 196

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  jeanxu.psychology@gmail.com

Jean is a registered psychologist with an areas of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. She holds a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and is a board approved supervisor, providing supervision to provisional psychologists and registrars. Jean is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (FCCN).

Jean enjoys working with adults and adopts a personalised approach to suit each individual. She utilises a range of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Metacognitive Therapy. Jean is also experienced in providing a range of other psychosocial interventions including cognitive remediation, social skills, communication and assertiveness training, social cognition training (e.g. psychosis, acquired brain injury).

Jean has worked in inpatient and community mental health services, and forensic mental health settings for a number of years. She also has experience working with a range of other clinical populations.

Jean works with adults over the age of 18 years. She has a particular interest in the areas of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Jean also specialises in neuropsychological assessments and treatments.

   

Dr Danielle Clout – Danielle Clout Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Thursday 9am – 5pm

Phone:  0424 553 566

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  danielle@daniellecloutpsychology.com

   

Ms Cath Bylett – Alpine Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Phone:  0477 138 177

Fax:       02 6282 1002

Email:  cath@alpinepsychology.com.au

Web:     www.alpinepsychology.com.au

Cath is a registered clinical psychologist. Her passion is to equip clients with tools and strategies to enable them to grow through building resilience, strength and finding balance. In this way Cath guides clients through life’s challenges by providing psychological services tailored to their individual needs, in a comfortable, non-judgmental, safe environment.

Cath works with people of varying ages, backgrounds and challenges. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals, families and groups with a range of symptoms including low mood, anxiety, panic and stress, low self-esteem, anger and behavioural problems.  She has worked with people who have experienced traumatic life events; grief and loss; and life dissatisfaction and works with both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals (autism spectrum disorder, ADHD).

Cath is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (MAAPI).  She has completed the Clinical Psychology Registrar program, as well as a number of professional development courses, such as EMDR Levels 1 and 2. Qualifications include:

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) Class 1, Charles Sturt University
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics)(Psychology), Sydney University

I am humbled to hear the stories my clients choose to share and honoured to be able to share part of their journey towards achieving their goals and personal growth.”

   

Ms Lauren Fee – Lauren Fee Psychology 

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Monday and Tuesday – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Phone:  0450 889 543

Fax:        02 8331 1946

Email:   laurenfeepsychology@outlook.com.au

Lauren is a registered clinical psychologist. She holds an undergraduate honours degree and clinical masters degree in Psychology from the ANU.

Lauren is a neurodivergent-affirming and LGBTQIA+-affirming therapist, whose primary clinical focus areas are: autism and ADHD, childhood trauma, and all matters sex and gender diversity. Clinically, Lauren works with adults across a range of areas, including: depression, anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, childhood trauma, suicidality and self-harm, the gender-affirmation process, and the strengths and challenges associated with ADHD and autism.

Lauren prioritises empathy, respect and collaboration when working with clients. Lauren predominantly works with evidenced-based, trauma and attachment-informed therapies, namely: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flash Technique, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). However, she is an eclectic practitioner and incorporates short-term, strategy-focussed therapies according to client needs. These include: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour-informed Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

   

Dr Alice Heikkonen – Nourish Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability: Wednesday – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  admin@nourishclinicalpsychology.com.au

Dr Alice Heikkonen is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), and holds PsyBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  She completed her PhD (Clinical Psychology) degree at the Australian National University, researching factors involved in the maintenance of eating disorders.  She also holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Science (Psychology) with Honours.

Alice has worked in both public and private settings with clients across the lifespan presenting with a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, sleep disturbance and adjustment problems.  She currently works with adults in her private practice.  Alice has a special interest and experience in women’s health, particularly the treatment of eating disorders and perinatal mental health concerns, as well as issues associated with fertility, pregnancy, birth, baby, and parent-infant attachment.

Alice is trained in a range of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks, including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing and schema therapy approaches.  She is also trained as a Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) facilitator.  Alice maintains a warm and compassionate approach and tailors treatment to the particular needs and preferences of each client.  Alice also provides clinical supervision to psychologists as a PsyBA board-approved supervisor.

   

Sherylyn Crisp – Sherylyn Crisp – Psychology

Psychologist

Availability: Monday to Friday

Phone:  0499 176 480

Fax:       02 6162 2571

Email:  sherylyn.crisp@seniorpsychologist.com

Sherylyn Crisp is an experienced registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Sherylyn is passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has a background in providing therapy and assessments in schools, working in public mental health and youth clinics, as well as many years working in private practice. She has also worked in rural and remote communities.

Sherylyn has experience in providing individual, family and group-based interventions using a range of evidence-based psychological therapies that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Graded Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and group programs such as Cool Kids. She provides psychological intervention in the areas of Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorders, behavioural issues, sleep issues, stress management, resilience building, and grief and loss.

Sherylyn also has an interest and extensive experience in providing comprehensive assessments. She provides Educational and Learning Assessments, and Behavioural and Developmental assessments, with a focus on Autism, ADHD and Learning Disorders.

Her focus as a psychologist is on providing holistic evidence-based interventions for clients of all ages. She understands the importance of providing a positive non-judgemental environment in which people can feel safe to explore and work on issues to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

   

Roni Botterill (she/her) – Roni Botterill Psychology

Psychologist

Availability: Tuesdays

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  info@ronibotterillpsychology.com

Full profile is coming soon!

In the meantime, Roni sees adults aged 18 years and older. Her special interests include: Anxiety – Mood disorders – Trauma – Neurodivergence (Autistic/ADHDers).

   

Beau Dunlop-Bayly – Mind Matters Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Availability: Monday 

Mobile:  0466 993 146

Fax:         02 6282 9002

Email:     admin@mindmattersneuropsych.com.au

Beau is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), and also holds BPA Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology. He completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University.

Beau is experienced in providing neuropsychological assessments and services for clients presenting with a variety of conditions, including mental illness, dementia, acquired brain injury, neurological conditions, and neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and intellectual disability. He primarily works with adults over the age of 18 years.

   
Ms Karen Ely – Karen Ely Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

Availability:  Wednesday and Thursday:   10:30am – 6:30pm

Phone:   0480 189 886

Fax:        02 8331 1950

Email:   karenelypsych@gmail.com

Karen is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.  She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Canberra and is currently completing her Clinical Psychology endorsement.  She is also an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Karen has experience working across the life span and particularly enjoys working with adolescents (16+ years), adults, and older persons.  Karen provides client-focused psychological therapy for those experiencing anxiety, depression or mood disturbance, stress related issues, adjustment issues, low self-esteem, school, or workplace bullying, and trauma.

She has experience in working within the workplace rehabilitation setting and is very interested in helping people with trauma-related issues.  She believes that every client needs to have their unique story heard and understood in order to provide a tailored approach that meets their needs.

Karen primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including the DNA-V model, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) with her clients.

 

CANBERRA CBD CLINIC PRACTITIONERS – Level 7, 1 Hobart Place.

   
Ms Paige Mewton – Paige Mewton Psychology

Psychologist 

Availability:  Fridays

Fax:        02 6282 9002

Email:    paigemewtonpsychology@gmail.com

Paige is a Registered Psychologist working towards her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. She works with adults and adolescents aged 16 and above to provide support for a range of mental health difficulties. Paige is particularly interested in working with clients who experience anxiety disorders.
Paige draws from a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Paige supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and is committed to providing a warm, safe, and empathetic space for all people.

   

Dr Phil Kavanagh – Kavanagh Psychological Services

Clinical Psychologist 

Availability:  Tuesday and Thursday (works afternoons and evening)

Fax:        02 6282 9002

Email:   admin@kavanaghpsychservices.com

Web:      kavanaghpsychservices.com (currently under construction!)

Dr Phil Kavanagh is a CBT trained clinical psychologist who has worked with individuals across the life span on the treatment of various mental health difficulties including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, and personality disorders. His professional clinical experiences have been varied and diverse, covering university settings, hospital settings, residential treatment facilities, clinical research projects, and clinical practice. He has worked in government organisations, non-government organisation, and privately. Phil is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor with clinical endorsement.

Phil currently works with adolescents (16+) and adults.

   
Kerryne Chia – Chia Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Availability: Wednesday (is moving to the Hobart Place clinic in June)

Fax:       02 6282 9002

Email:  hello@chiapsychology.com

Kerryne is a clinical psychologist with experience working with clients of all ages and from a diverse range of backgrounds. She is passionate about supporting clients to improve their wellbeing and reach their personal goals.

Kerryne supports clients across a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties. She has worked in child and adolescent mental health services, obesity management, and outpatient eating disorders programs within the public health service. Kerryne has experience providing psychological assessments for bariatric surgery and can support clients pre- and post-surgery. She has additionally conducted research into hoarding disorder.

Kerryne brings a collaborative and empathetic approach to treatment and draws from a range of therapeutic approaches to suit each client’s needs. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders.

Kerryne accepts referrals for clients aged 12+.

   
David Austin – via PsychSessions

Psychologist

Availability:     Wednesday (offsite – Telehealth only) and

Thursday and Friday (onsite – face-to-face). 

Phone:  02 6247 5485 (PsychSessions reception)

Email:   reception@psychsessions.com.au

Hi, and thanks for finding your way to my bio! I have been registered as a psychologist for over 20 years, with experience in private, non-government and education settings. I have worked extensively with adolescents and young adults, and families experiencing parenting challenges, relationship breakdown and issues associated with re-partnering.

I have a strong interest in helping people experiencing anxiety or the impact of trauma, whether recent or historical. I also get a lot of satisfaction helping people with sleep problems, including through my work as part of a multi-disciplinary expert team. In addition to providing therapy to older adolescents and young adults, as I advance in years, I am increasingly appreciating the wisdom of older adults and the challenges they face, and enjoy working therapeutically with them.

It is very important to me to work in partnership with my clients as they deal with transitions and change, across the lifespan. I appreciate that it’s often difficult to seek help for mental wellbeing, so I try to offer an experience of therapy that is as straightforward and non-medicalised as possible.

To meet the goal of providing a very personalised response to your needs, my therapeutic work draws from a range of evidence-based treatments. I seek and welcome feedback to ensure our work remains ‘on track’.

I prefer to provide therapy face-to-face, but can provide telehealth options if you prefer

 

NO LONGER PRACTICING

   

Dr Paul Ruefli – Hermes Consulting – No longer practicing

Please note that Capital Clinical Psychology does not hold any records for Dr Paul Ruefli.

Any requests regarding Dr Ruefli’s clinical notes should be directed to:

E: RequestsDrPR@fileroom.com.au