Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms – Practitioners

Our aim at Capital Clinical Psychology 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 contact our Practice Manager, Emily, at the Deakin clinic on 02 6282 1002.

Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms are located in O’Connor, Deakin and Phillip. For location details, click here or go to ‘Contact Us’.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Capital Clinical Psychology Consulting Rooms team, please contact Emily.

 

Our Practitioners (scroll down for more details about for each practitioner):

 

O’CONNOR Business Name Profession Phone Fax
Dr Cristian Torres Capital Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist / Director 02 6282 1002 (02) 8823 1871
Dr Mike Barry Mike Barry Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0402 676 369 02 6282 9002
Ms Beth Gunningham Clinical Psychologist 0481 882 815 (02) 9171 6527
Ms Erin Parker Erin Parker Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0457 056 431 (02) 8624 4761
Ms Sarah McKenna Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0401 732 574 02 6282 9002
Ms Chelsi Wingrove Chelsi Wingrove Psychology Clinical Psychologist
0404 370 481
02 6282 9002
Mr Kevin Prasetya Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0459 528 818 (02) 6108 3545
Mr David O’Donohue Virtus Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
0491 023 019
(02) 9182 5418
Ms Xuelian Chen ACT Now Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0457 257 371 (02) 3813 8491
Ms Anita Miragaya Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
Ms Ainsley Waddington Ainsley Waddington Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0487 557 286 (02) 9182 5471
Ms Jetlyn Payne Jetlyn Payne Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0466 538 729 (02) 8024 2639
Mr Francesco Causo Francesco Causo Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0421 271 792
DEAKIN Phone Fax
Dr Paul Ruefli Hermes Consulting Clinical Psychologist 0438 283 560 (02) 9167 7138
Ms Karen Ely Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0480 189 886 (02) 8331 1950
Ms Lauren Fee Lauren Fee Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0450 889 543 (02) 8331 1946
Ms Emma Smadbeck Emma Smadbeck Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0468 468 137 02 6282 9002
Ms Georgina Farrell Wonderbump Psychologist 0413 822 899 02 6282 9002
Psychiatrist
Dr Caroline Flynn Capital Psychiatry PSYCHIATRIST (Books are closed) Use email (below) 02 6282 9002
PHILLIP Phone Fax
Ms Angela Patch Patch Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0407 195 005 02 6162 2571
Ms Vanessa Quigley Vanessa Quigley Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
0413 702 142
02 6162 2571
Ms Jean Xu Jean Xu Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist 0490 759 196 02 6162 2571
Dr Isobel Turner On leave
Dr Danielle Clout On leave 0424 553 566
PRACTICE MANAGER
Ms Emily Jacka Director – Capital Clinical Psychology 02 62821002 (02) 8823 1871

 


O’CONNOR – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Dr Cristian Torres, DPsych (Clinical), Bsc (Hons), FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist / Director Capital Clinical Psychology

  • Medicare Provider Number: 2877704T
  • AHPRA / PsyBA Reg: PSY0001407002
  • Availability: Monday to Friday, 9am – 3:30pm

P: 02 6282 1002

F: 02 8823 1871

E:  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 PhD (Clin Psych), MAPS, FCCLP

Mike Barry Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Medicare Provider Number: 4132853Y
  • Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8am – 4pm

M: 0402 676 369

F:  02 6282 9002

E:  mike@mikebarrypsychology.com.au

W:  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 Beth Gunningham

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 to 4.30pm

M: 0481882815

F:  02 9171 6527

E:  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 joining 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 and Schema Therapy approaches. She has a particular interest in working with clients with anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic, PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression and bipolar disorder.

   

Ms Erin Parker 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: WAITLIST IS CLOSED

P:  0457 056 431

F:  (02) 8624 4761

E:  erin@erinparkerpsychology.com

W: www.erinparkerpsychology.com

Erin is a registered psychologist and is currently completing her registrar program for endorsement as a clinical psychologist. Erin completed her training at the Australian National University (ANU) and is enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.

Erin works with adults and young people over the age of 12 years. She has experience working with a variety of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, general distress, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, problems managing emotion, and trauma.

Erin develops individualised treatment plans to suit the needs of each client. Treatment is based on evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

   

Ms Sarah McKenna 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Monday and Friday between 9am and 5pm.

P:  0401 732 574

F:  02 6282 9002

E:  sarah@sarahmckennapsychology.com

W: www.sarahmckennapsychology.com

Sarah is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She completed her clinical training at the Australian National University.

Sarah offers evidence based psychological therapies to adults, teenagers, parents, and couples that are primarily informed by the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Sarah’s key areas of experience are anxiety-based issues (e.g. social anxiety, phobias or panic disorder), depression, stress, relationship issues, chronic illness, and general adjustment issues. Sarah has experience providing psychological services for public health services, employee assistance programs, Headspace, and as a student and family counsellor in a local high school.

Sarah is currently conducting research on relationships between adolescents and their parents and is particularly interested in helping parents to increase closeness and reduce conflict in these relationships through building warmth and emotional intelligence.

   

Ms Chelsi Wingrove 

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4pm.

P:  0404 370 481

F:  02 6282 9002

E:  chelsiwingrovepsychology@outlook.com

Chelsi 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), and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Chelsi works with adult clients 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 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.

   

Mr Kevin Prasetya 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Tuesday and Wednesday

P:  0459 258 818

F:  (02) 6108 3545

E:  kevin.psychology@outlook.com

Kevin is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is currently completing his registrar program for endorsement as a clinical psychologist. He completed his Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Science (Psychology – Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce at the Australian National University. He also holds a Master of Art Therapy from La Trobe University in Melbourne. 

Prior to joining Capital Clinical Psychology, Kevin has worked as a clinical psychology registrar at Canberra Child Psychiatry Centre and Catholic Care, as well as an art therapist with Ink Brush Art Therapy, Painting with Parkinsons, and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Kevin enjoys working with clients across the lifespan. He takes a client-centred approach and tailors intervention to meet clients’ needs. Kevin is experienced in delivering evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT). He is also a qualified Art Therapist. 

   

Mr David O’Donohue 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Wednesday and Friday

P:  0491 023 019

F:  02 9182 5418

E:  virtuspsychology@gmail.com

W:  virtuspsychology.com.au

David O’Donohue is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. He has experience helping adults, adolescents, and children manage their mental health.

David uses an integrative approach which synthesises theory and evidence from eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, coherence therapy, cognitive processing therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, gestalt therapy, neuroscience, focusing, internal family systems therapy, Buddhism, and Stoicism.

David’s main areas of interest are interventions which result in lasting changes to activity patterns in the default mode network, and the insight into and resolution of conscious or subconscious internal conflicts.

Appointments can be booked through

https://virtuspsychology.com.au/#/Booking

or
https://www.halaxy.com/profile/virtus-psychology/location/626281

To make an inquiry, or for assistance in booking an appointment, please contact David via email at virtuspsychology@gmail.com or via SMS at 0491023019.

   

Ms Xuelian Chen – ACT Now Clinical Psychology 

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Thursday (9am to 3pm and 9am to 5pm alternate weeks)

P:  0457 257 371

F:  02 3813 8491

E:  xchenpsychology@gmail.com

Xuelian is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and also holds PBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Xuelian is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Xuelian works with adolescents and adults with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma background, low self worth, anger, stress, life stage transitions and parenting difficulties. Xuelian loves working with clients who are linguistically and culturally diverse, gender diverse, and young people. 

Xuelian works in a range of evidence based therapeutic frameworks including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. She is able to work in English and Chinese Mandarin.

   

Ms Anita Miragaya 

Psychologist

E:  anita.miragaya@outlook.com

   

Ms Ainsley Waddington – Ainsley Waddington Psychology

Clinical Psychologist – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:30am to 4:30pm)

P:  0487 557 286

F:  (02) 9182 5471

E:  awaddingtonpsychology@gmail.com

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 (8:30am to 5pm)

P:  0466 538 729

F:  (02) 8024 2639

E:  admin@jetlynpayne.com.au

W: 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

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:30am to 8pm

P:  0421 271 792

F:  TBC

E:  francescocausopsychology@hotmail.com

Francesco is a registered psychologist who is currently completing the registrar program for endorsement as a clinical psychologist. He completed his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology 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 individual clients’ needs and goals. He works primarily with adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties with parenting, attachment, relationships, adjustment difficulties, 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).

 

DEAKIN – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Dr Paul Ruefli

Clinical Psychologist

  • Medicare Provider Number:2816655L
  • Availability: Monday to Wednesday, 7am – 5:45pm (some 6am appointments may also be available on request)

M: 0438 283 560

F:  02 9167 7138

E:  paul.ruefli@icloud.com

Paul Ruefli is a clinical psychologist with twenty five years of experience working with high functioning people across many disciplines both in Australia and overseas.

Paul is also a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst. During his studies and real life experiences with clients, he became curious about how the human mind became entrapped by its own machinations resulting in a range of mental conditions starting with anxiety, worry, depression and avoidance. These conditions then resulting in loss of function and sometimes ending in mental breakdown. To find answers Paul enrolled in and graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and subsequently completed a doctorate in applying cognitive intentionality to clinical psychology practice.

Earlier in his professional career, and underpinning his experience as a clinical psychologist, Paul trained as an engineer and scientist. He became CEO of a major international American aerospace company and over more than 20 years he developed extensive experience in leadership, management and coaching/mentoring. He then founded his own successful high technology marketing company which provided essential high technology infrastructure systems to many countries including Australia.

Based on his experience with thousands of clients Dr Ruefli takes the view that most of our mental problems are challenges which can be used to guide us through personal growth toward a richer more fulfilling life when worked with in psychotherapy. Issues of depression, anxiety, worry, grief, social anxiety, sadness etc. and the full gamut of troublesome mental formations, contain within them the keys to an enhanced life. Paul firmly believes that an eclectic, or wide ranging experience-based perspective is essential to harvesting and nurturing the potential toward enriching growth contained within the often troublesome mental contents of the human mind.

Paul is highly competent in using all the tools of modern evidence based psychology, which include amongst others:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Jungian Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Developmental Theory. Circles of Security Parenting.

Personal treatment objectives and a plan are developed and agreed with each client. Currently Medicare provides coverage for up to ten therapy sessions per calendar year. Within this framework substantial progress to complete resolution is often possible.

Paul is a registered clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).

   

Ms Karen Ely 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability:  Tues and Wed:   10:30am – 6:30pm
                            Thurs:    10:00am – 4:30pm

P: 0480 189 886

F:  02 8331 1950

E: karenelypsych@gmail.com

Sees: – *Adolescents 16+ years * Adults * Older Persons

Special Interests: – Anxiety * Mood disorders * Stress * Trauma * Workplace issues

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, 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.

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.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys working with youth in a voluntary capacity as a Girl Guide leader and enjoys reading, crafting, and watching hockey when she can.

   

Ms Lauren Fee 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: WAITLIST IS CLOSED.

P:  0450 889 543

F:  02 8331 1946

E:  laurenfeepsychology@outlook.com.au

Lauren is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar, who completed her training at the ANU. She holds an undergraduate honours degree and clinical masters degree in Psychology from the ANU.

Clinically, Lauren has experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health challenges. These include: depression, anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, eating disorders, childhood trauma, suicidality and self-harm, and the strengths and challenges associated with ADHD and autism.

Lauren prioritises empathy, respect and collaboration when working with clients. Lauren predominantly works using evidence-based psychodynamic therapies, namely: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). However, she is an eclectic practitioner and incorporates elements from evidence-based, 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).

   

Ms Emma Smadbeck

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

  • Availability: Tuesday and Thursday (8:30am to 6pm).

P:  0468 468 137

F:  02 6282 9002

E: emma@emmasmadbeckpsychology.com

W: emmasmadbeckpsychology.com

Emma is a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar, who is also completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU.  Her research focuses on ways to improve psychological wellbeing in adolescents through a positive psychology framework.

Emma works with children, adolescents, and their families using evidence-based therapeutic interventions.  She has a particular interest in working with children under 12 years-old as she is passionate about the crucial role of early intervention on development of positive mental health later in life.  She has experience working with clients who are undergoing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, social skills challenges, behavioural issues, sleep problems, Autism, acquired head injury, encopresis, and OCD.  She has also previously run group programs including Cool Kids, Tunning Into Teens, Secret Agent Society, and PALS.

She has over 5-years’ experience providing individual, family and group based interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, and parent training and frequently incorporates techniques from other areas such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT).  She has trained at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and at a specialised research clinic focused on children with defiant behaviour.  She is accustomed to working with other professionals and school staff to help create holistic treatment plans for her clients.

   

Ms Georgina Farrell

Psychologist

  • Availability: Tuesday and Thursday 

P: 0413 822 899

F:  02 6282 9002

E:  georgina@wonderbump.com.au

W: wonderbump.com.au

Georgina gained full registration to practice as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia in 2006. She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi); the Centre for Perinatal Psychology; the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMH) and is the ACT Branch Secretary for AAIMH.

Georgina is a Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P) facilitator and Gottman Bringing Baby Home educator. She specialises in working with families during the perinatal period with a special interest in supporting parent-infant attachment, adjustment to parenthood and early parenting issues. She works with women and their families pre- conception, including those with fertility issues; during pregnancy and following a perinatal loss, premature birth or birth trauma. She works with mothers and fathers struggling with antenatal mood disorders including depression and anxiety.

As a mother of three young boys herself, Georgina has experienced first-hand many of the challenges that present in the transition to parenthood. She brings a kind and compassionate approach to working with her clients. She tailors her approach to meet the unique needs to each family while considering the issues that may have presented during conception, pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period.

Georgina accepts referrals from GPs, obstetricians, psychiatrists and individuals. She is experienced in the use of a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, mindfulness-based interventions and relationship-based approaches to treating perinatal mood disorders.

   

Dr Caroline Flynn – PSYCHIATRIST

Consultant Psychiatrist – Capital Psychiatry (BSc; MBBS; Grad Cert Public Health; FRANZCP)

Provider No: 2598779X

  • Availability: WAITLIST IS CLOSED. 

F:  02 6282 9002

E:  reception@capitalpsychiatry.com.au

W: www.capitalpsychiatry.com.au

Caroline received her medical degree at the University of NSW in 2002. She worked as an intern, RMO and first year registrar in Psychiatry at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Since then she completed her Psychiatry specialist training part-time in Canberra and Newcastle, working in a variety of locations in hospital and community settings and academic and teaching posts. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health and currently studying to receive a Certificate in Sports Psychiatry (International Society of Sports Psychiatry).

Caroline has only recently opened her private practice after working with the City Mental Health Team, ACT Health in 2018.

Caroline is trained as a general adult psychiatrist, but has experience with young people aged 16 and above. She values using integrative and multi-modal treatment approaches to provide tailored holistic care to her patients. She is trained in a number of psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and a range of reflective, psychodynamic psychotherapies.  Caroline endeavours to take a broad recovery approach incorporating any family systems, and other social, cultural, spiritual/existential aspects.

After a period of assessment, Caroline will provide feedback to patients and GPs about diagnoses and key areas to address. Personality vulnerabilities and strengths are explored. A collaborative approach with the patient is taken to formulate a management plan and recovery pathway. Medication, psychotherapy, co-morbid medical conditions, social, behavioural and lifestyle interventions will be considered.

Caroline’s interests are general adult psychiatry including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance use disorders, PTSD.  Caroline also has a special interest in the role of early attachment and chronic trauma/stress and the relationship these experiences have in later impacts and impairment.  She is currently hoping to build a multi-disciplinary team to collaborate with in the private sector to optimise patient care and wellbeing.

Caroline is also a member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry (ISSP) and is keen to work with athletes in managing their mental health.

 

PHILLIP – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Ms Angela Patch – MPsych (Clin), PostGradDipPsych, BAppSc (App Psych) MAPS FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: WAITLIST IS CLOSED

M: 0407 195 005

F:  02 6162 2571

E:  angela@patchpsychology.com.au

W: 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

Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Thursday and Friday

M: 0413 702 142

F:  02 6162 2571

E:  vanessaquigleypsychology@gmail.com 

 

Ms Jean Xu

Registered Psychologist / Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Availability: Monday evening & Saturday

M: 0490 759 196

F:  02 6162 2571

E:  jeanxu.psychology@gmail.com

Jean is a registered psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a board approved supervisor and provides 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, and psychotic disorders.

Jean also specialises in neuropsychological assessments and treatments.

  

Dr Isobel Turner DPsych (Clinical)

UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Clinical Psychologist

E:  isobelturnerpsychology@gmail.com

 

  

Dr Danielle Clout 

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Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Thursday 9am – 5pm

M: 0424 553 566

F:  02 6162 2571

E: danielle@daniellecloutpsychology.com