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 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 at our new location in Phillip. For location details, click here or go to ‘Contact Us’.

Note: We currently have some psychologists working out of a 2nd location in O’Connor, which is above the Chemist. Please confirm which location you should be attending prior to your appointment.

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):

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 (Main loc) Level 1, 5 Sargood St Phone Fax
Dr Mike Barry Mike Barry Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0402 676 369 02 6282 9002
Ms Beth Gunningham Beth Gunningham Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0481 882 815 02 9171 6527
Ms Chelsi Wingrove Chelsi Wingrove Psychology Clinical Psychologist
0404 370 481
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 Anita Miragaya Psychology Clinical Psychologist Use email (below)
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 02 9170 6508
Dr Megan Carters Foundations Psychology Clinical Psychologist
Use email (below)
02 8823 1871
Ms Kelsey Tribe Tribe Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
0493 272 398
02 8367 6422
Ms Siobhan Hynes Hynes Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0423 883 291 02 91820002
Ms Lilly Walsh Lillian Walsh Psychology Clinical Psychologist Use email (below) 02 6282 1002
Dr Beth Sinclair Sphere Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0450 257 068 02 6282 1002
O’CONNOR (2nd loc) Level 1, 9 Sargood St Phone Fax
Dr Jade Goodman Jade Goodman Psychology Clinical Psychologist Use email (below)
02 9170 6558
Ms Brianna Thomas Brianna Thomas Psychology Clinical Psychologist
0436 958 962
02 9170 6558
DEAKIN 14/2 King St Phone Fax
Dr Paul Ruefli Hermes Consulting Clinical Psychologist (TELEHEALTH ONLY) 6282 1002 (leave msg) 02 9167 7138
Ms Karen Ely Karen Ely Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0480 189 886 02 8331 1950
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
Dr Mike Corke Dr Mike Corke Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0411 461 492 02 6282 9002
Psychiatrist
Dr Caroline Flynn Capital Psychiatry PSYCHIATRIST (Books are closed) Use email (below) 02 6282 9002
PHILLIP Level 1, 72-74 Townshend St  Phone Fax
Dr Cristian Torres Capital Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychologist / Director 6282 1002 (leave msg) 02 8823 1871
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 Danielle Clout Danielle Clout Psychology Clinical Psychologist 0424 553 566 02 6162 2571
Ms Tharindi Buddhadasa Tharindi Buddhadasa Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0493 478 956 02 6162 2571
Ms Cath Bylett Alpine Psychology Clinical Psychologist
0477 138 177
TBC
Ms Lauren Fee Lauren Fee Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0450 889 543 02 8331 1946
Ms Samantha Jugovac Attached Psychology Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar 0476 253 131 02 6162 2571
PRACTICE MANAGER
Ms Emily Jacka Managing Director 02 62821002 02 8823 1871

 


 

O’CONNOR MAIN OFFICE – Level 1, 5 Sargood St – Phone 02 6282 1002

   

Dr Mike Barry – 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 – Beth Gunningham Psychology

Clinical Psychologist 

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 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 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 and will consider OCD referrals even if her waitlist is closed.

   

Ms Chelsi Wingrove – Chelsi Wingrove Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

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

P:  0404 370 481

E:  chelsiwingrovepsychology@outlook.com

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.

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.

   

Mr David O’Donohue Virtus Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Monday, 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 – Anita Miragaya Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

E:  anita.miragaya@outlook.com

Anita is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Anita has a long working history in front line roles within government and private organisations working particularly with young people and adults with trauma histories. For the last six years, Anita has worked with children and young people within the education sector, and with adults in private practice or through EAP.

Anita works across the age range, but primarily with adults at Capital Clinical Psychology. She has experience working with a range of mental health conditions, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, and workplace rehabilitation. She has experience working with front line service workers including military, veterans and emergency services personnel.

Anita employs primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in session. She is additionally trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has experience using Schema Therapy. She is trained in the Chilled and Cool Kids Anxiety programs, Tuning into Teens parent program, and Circle of Security Parenting Program.

   

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 – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

  • 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 – Francesco Causo Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

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

P:  0421 271 792

F:  02 9170 6508

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).

   

Dr Megan Carters – Foundations Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability:
    • Tuesday (telehealth only) – 10am to 4:30pm
    • Wednesday (face-to-face and telehealth) – 9am to 4:30pm

P:  Use email (below)

F:  02 8823 1871

E:  megan@carterspsychology.com

Dr Megan Carters is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA, AHPRA). She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Megan completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. She has worked as a psychologist in public and private clinic settings, and psychology lecturer/tutor, in Australia and internationally.

In addition, Megan provides supervision services for psychologists, and has board (PsyBA)-approved supervisor status.

Megan tailors her interventions to the individual after establishing a collaborative understanding of the key issues and goals. She works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective. She has extensive training and experience in this approach, as well other evidence-based interventions including parent training interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Schema Therapy. She works with adults, adolescents, and children with their parents/guardians, on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship and parenting difficulties.

A key area of Megan’s practice is working with people with eating disorders, and body image issues. For eating disorders and related issues, she offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), and Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT).

   

Ms Kelsey Tribe – Tribe Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability:  
    • O’Connor – Monday, Wednesday and Friday  – 8am to 3pm
    • Phillip – Tuesday – 8am to 3pm

P:  0493 272 398

F:  02 8367 6422

E:  ktribepsychology@gmail.com

Kelsey is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), with a Masters in Psychology (Clinical), and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours). Kelsey also works as a Clinical Psychology Registrar with the Next Steps High Intensity program and the Stepping Stones program for children and families who have experienced trauma.

Kelsey welcomes clients with a wide variety of presentations, but has the most experience in working with people with anxiety, trauma, grief, stress and low mood. Kelsey utilises a range of therapeutic modalities in her work, but has received specialised training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Kelsey provides evidence-based psychological therapies to clients aged 18 and over.

   

Ms Siobhan Hynes – Hynes Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 9am to 5pm

P:  0423 883 291

F: (02) 91820002

E:  siobhan@hynespsychology.com

Siobhan is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), completing her clinical psychology registrar program, and is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra in 2020. 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 adult and adolescent (16+) clients who are experiencing a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress and interpersonal issues. Siobhan primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and her interest and skill with Acceptance and Commitment and Schema Therapy continues to grow while she completes the clinical registrar program. 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.

   

Ms LILLY WALSH – Lillian Walsh Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability:  Wednesdays

P:  TBC

F:  02 6281 9002 (email is preferred)

E:  lillianwalsh.psychology@gmail.com

Lilly is a Clinical Psychologist and full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She enjoys working with adults using a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions. She has experience working in acute and community mental health settings, as well as with Australian Defence Force members.

Lilly works with people who are experiencing a range of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and relationship problems. She is able to use a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Cognitive-processing Therapy and Schema Therapy to best suit the needs of the individual. Lilly has a special interest in working with those who have experienced developmental trauma and live with post-traumatic stress disorder. She aims to provide a trauma-informed and client-centered therapy using an empathic and collaborative approach to work towards a client’s goals while building a genuine and safe environment for change.

   

Dr Bethany Sinclair – Sphere Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability:  Wednesdays

P:  0450 257 068 (best to contact via email)

F:  02 6281 9002 

E:  beth@spherepsychology.com.au

W:  spherepsychology.com.au

Dr Beth Sinclair is a clinical psychologist. She has experience working with a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, general distress and difficulty coping. She enjoys working with people across the age spectrum, from children through to older adults.

Her primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), however she also has experience with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy and trauma-focused CBT. She works with her clients to select the treatment option that is most appropriate for them, given their presentation and the evidence base available. Beth is committed to providing evidence-based clinical care to her clients, and making the therapy room a safe space. She is passionate about supporting her clients in all spheres of their lives, and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Beth currently works on Wednesdays. Clients interested in joining her waitlist should contact her via email.

 

O’CONNOR – 2nd LOCATION – Level 1, 9 Sargood St – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Dr Jade Goodman – Jade Goodman Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Tuesday to Friday, 8am – 4pm 
  • NOTE:
    • Closed to new therapy clients.
    • Waitlist open for paediatric assessments for ADHD, Learning disorders, cognitive differences, and Autism. 

M:  N/A

F:   (02) 9170 6558

E:   jade@jadegoodmanpsychology.com

W:  jadegoodmanpsychology.com

Jade offers psychological therapy for both adults and children who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. Jade has particular interest working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, ADHD, and autism. She also works with parents and caregivers looking for parenting and behavioural support.

Jade is experienced in a range of therapies including: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).

Jade recognises the importance of creating a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space for individuals and is passionate about empowering her clients and their families to reach their potential.

Jade has also completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her research examined the long-term impact childhood trauma has on memory and behaviour. The knowledge gained from this research, coupled with Jade’s practical experience, has sparked a passion for early intervention.

In additional to individual therapy Jade runs social groups such as LEGO-based therapy, for children with social differences.

 

Ms Brianna Thomas – Brianna Thomas Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 6pm 

M:  0436 958 962

F:   02 9170 6558

E:   hello@briannathomaspsychology.com

W:  www.briannathomaspsychology.com

Brianna is a clinical psychologist registered with AHPRA, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Since undertaking her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University and Undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours at the Australian National University, she has gained experience in both private and public mental health settings. She has worked with both individuals and families and with clients across the age spectrum.

She has developed a special love for working with people who live life with “big feelings”, and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities to help people learn to regulate their emotions. She is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, especially with children and teenagers, and also particularly enjoys working with women and gender non-conforming folk. She has experience working with children and adolescents and their families, and also enjoys working with adults.

Brianna offers clients evidence-based therapies, including CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, self-compassion, EMDR, and other trauma-informed approaches. She aims to meet clients where they’re at with a warm, client-centred approach, and walk with them on their journey.

DEAKIN – 14/2 King St – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Dr Paul Ruefli – Hermes Consulting

Clinical Psychologist

  • Medicare Provider Number:2816655L
  • Availability: Monday to Wednesday, 7am – 5:45pm (some 6am appointments may also be available on request)
  • NOTE: Dr Ruefli is only seeing client via telehealth (phone or video) until further notice.

M: 02 6282 1002 – leave a voice message

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 – Karen Ely Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability:  Tues to Thursday:   10:30am – 6:30pm                       

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

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 Emma Smadbeck – Emma Smadbeck Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar – WAITLIST IS CLOSED

  • Availability: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (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 – Wonderbump

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 Mike Corke – Mike Corke Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Wednesday and Thursday, 9am – 5pm

P: 0411 461 492

F:  02 6282 9002

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.

   

Dr Caroline Flynn – PSYCHIATRIST – Capital Psychiatry

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 – Unit 2, Level 1, 72-74 Townshend St – Phone 02 6282 1002

 

Dr Cristian TorresCapital Clinical Psychology

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 – leave a voice message

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.

 

Ms Angela Patch – Patch Psychology

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 – Vanessa Quigley Psychology

Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Thursday and Friday

M: 0413 702 142

F:  02 6162 2571

E:  vanessaquigleypsychology@gmail.com 

 

Ms Jean Xu – Jean Xu Psychology

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 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

M: 0424 553 566

F:  02 6162 2571

E: danielle@daniellecloutpsychology.com

  

Ms Tharindi Buddhadasa – Tharindi Buddhadasa Psychology

Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Thursday 9am – 5pm

M: 0493 478 956

F:  02 6162 2571

E: Tharindi.psychology@gmail.com

Tharindi Buddhadasa is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra and her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the Australian National University. She is currently completing her Clinical Psychology Registrar Program and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Tharindi has experience working with children and adolescents with a range of mental health difficulties.

Tharindi primarily provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents experiencing mild to complex mental health issues. Tharindi has a particular interest in working with children under 12, and their families, experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, trauma and grief. Tharindi uses a variety of evidence-based interventions with her clients and has received extensive training Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

  

Ms Cath Bylett – Alpine Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

  • Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday (and Thursday from 1 August) 

M: 0477 138 177

F:  TBC

E:  cath@alpinepsychology.com.au

Wwww.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

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. 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 has experience working with adolescents and 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).

   

Ms Samantha Jugovac – Attached Psychology

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Availability: Tuesday – 8:30am to 4:30pm

P: 0476 253 131

F: 02 6162 2571

E: samantha.jugovac@attachedpsychology.com.au

Samantha is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is an Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a committee member in the Clinical College ACT section. She is also a member of the Child Wellbeing Research Group at the Australian National University (ANU). Samantha is currently completing her PhD at the ANU looking at the effectiveness and acceptability of parenting interventions for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Samantha has worked with individuals and families across the lifespan, though predominately sees children under the age of 12. She has provided therapy to children presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, oppositional/defiant behaviours, and trauma/stressor-related presentations.

Samantha has experience and training with interventions based in attachment, social learning, and cognitive behavioural theories. Some specific training programs include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Parent Management Training (PMT).

Samantha strongly believes in adopting an evidence-based practice model, whereby, she integrates best available treatments with clinical expertise and client preferences and values. Samantha has a particular interest in working with young children experiencing socio-emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and their families.