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.

PLEASE NOTE: Each practitioner runs their own private practice

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 Availability Contact
Dr Cristian Torres Clinical Psychologist / Director Monday to Friday 02 6282 1002
Dr Mike Barry Clinical Psychologist Tuesday – Thursday 0402 676 369
Ms Beth Gunningham Clinical Psychologist Tuesday and Thursday 0481 882 815
Ms Erin Parker Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar Friday 0457 056 431
Ms Sarah McKenna Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar Monday 0401 732 574
Ms Chelsi Wingrove Clinical Psychologist Tuesday – Thursday
0404 370 481
Mr Kevin Prasetya Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar Tuesday – Wednesday 0459 528 818
Ms Anita Miragaya On leave
DEAKIN Availability Contact
Dr Paul Ruefli Clinical Psychologist Monday – Wednesday 0438 283 560
Dr Mike Corke Clinical Psychologist Tuesday – Friday 0411 461 492
Ms Karen Ely Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar Monday and Wednesday to Friday 0480 189 886
Ms Lauren Fee Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar Monday and Wednesday 0450 889 543
Psychiatrist
Dr Caroline Flynn PSYCHIATRIST Monday to Friday Use email (see below)
PHILLIP Availability Contact
Ms Angela Patch Clinical Psychologist Tuesday – Wednesday 0407 195 005
Dr Danielle Clout Clinical Psychologist Monday and Thursday 0424 553 566
Ms Vanessa Quigley Psychologist Thursday and Friday
0413 702 142
Ms Jean Xu Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist Monday and Saturday 0490 759 196
Dr Isobel Turner On leave
Ms Beth Sinclair On leave

 


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

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

Clinical Psychologist

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

M: 0402 676 369

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: Tuesday and Thursday – 8:30 to 4.30pm

M: 0481882815

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: Friday 

P:  0457 056 431

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 between 9am and 5pm.

P:  0401 732 574

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: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30am and 4pm.

P:  0404 370 481

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

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. 

   

Ms Anita Miragaya

UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Psychologist

E:  anita.miragaya@outlook.com

 

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

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).

   

Dr Mike Corke

Clinical Psychologist – BOOKS ARE CLOSED

  • Availability: Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

P: 0411 461 492

E:  mike@mcorkepsychology.com.au

W: www.mcorkepsychology.com.au

Mike is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and young people (over 12 years-old) and focuses on the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder and sleep-problems.

He uses evidence-based therapies, particularly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).  He also adapts elements of other therapies into his treatment approach when they suit his client’s situation.

Mike combines his compassionate treatment approach with a warm sense of humour to help his clients manage their own mental health long term.

Before becoming a psychologist Mike had a corporate career as a senior executive.

Mike is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.  He is a clinical psychologist and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.  He completed his clinical psychology training at the Australian National University.

   

Ms Karen Ely 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability:  Mon and Wed:   10:30am – 6:30pm
                            Thurs and Fri:      8:30am – 4:30pm

P: 0480 189 886

E: karenelypsych@gmail.com

Sees: – *Adolescents * 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 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including the DNA-V model, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with her clients.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys working with youth in a voluntary capacity as a Girl Guide leader and also enjoys reading, crafting, and managing hockey teams.

   

Ms Lauren Fee 

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

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

P:  0450 889 543

E:  laurenfeepsychology@outlook.com.au

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

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

Lauren prioritises empathy, respect and collaboration when working with clients. She has experience in the delivery of a range of evidence-based therapies, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour-informed Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She also has a budding interest in ‘deep work’ and is currently building her skills in psychodynamic therapy and schema therapy.

   

Dr Caroline Flynn – PSYCHIATRIST

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

Provider No: 2598779X

  • Availability: Tuesday to Thursday – 9am to 4pm

P:  6282 1002 – for general enquiries only (for bookings etc, please email Dr Flynn directly)

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: Monday & Tuesday, 9am – 5pm

M: 0407 195 005

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 21 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.

  

Dr Danielle Clout

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Thursday 9am – 5pm

M: 0424 553 566

E: danielle@daniellecloutpsychology.com

   

Ms Vanessa Quigley

Psychologist

  • Availability: Thursday and Friday

M: 0413 702 142

E:  vanessaquigleypsychology@gmail.com 

 

Ms Jean Xu

Registered Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Availability: Monday 2 – 6pm & Saturday, 10am – 2pm

M: 0490 759 196

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), 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 (for psychosis, autism, acquired brain injury).

Jean has worked in inpatient and community mental health, 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, depression, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. Other services offered include:

• Relationships
• Self-esteem & self development
• Stress management
• Social skills & Assertiveness training
• Life transition & adjustment issues
• Grief & loss

Jean also specialises in conducting cognitive assessments, neuropsychological assessments and treatments.

  

Dr Isobel Turner DPsych (Clinical)

UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Clinical Psychologist

E:  isobelturnerpsychology@gmail.com

  

Ms Beth Sinclair

UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Psychologist

W:  www.spherepsychology.com.au