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Our psychology, therapy and counselling services are designed for people aged 12 years and over, and are delivered by our team of registered and provisionally registered psychologists.

Alex Kelsall

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Coffs Harbour
Service Reach: Coffs Harbour & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced), Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)

Professional experience

Alex has spent five years working in educational psychology settings and providing support to children, young people and their families. With a blend of collaborative, person-centred and respectful therapeutic styles, Alex  guides her clients to understand themselves and their experiences and has supported individuals with a range of psychological concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Health & Wellbeing. Alex adopts a holistic approach to therapy, drawing from positive psychology and utilising evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational  Interviewing and Mindfulness. Alex is keenly interested in supporting individuals to improve their overall health and wellbeing by providing authentic care in a supportive environment.

Interests

  • Spending time at the beach (and in the sunshine) with family and friends
  • Cooking

What Alex loves about working in mental health

“I love supporting my clients to understand themselves and their experiences. To build from their strengths, and cultivate a life of meaning and purpose.”

Alex Kelsall

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Alex has spent five years working in educational psychology...

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Annie Liu

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, Compensation QLD/ACT, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Canberra
Service Reach: Canberra & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Double Major in Psychology, Masters of Professional Psychology

Professional experience

As a Registered Psychologist, Annie brings a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Annie’s approach with each of her clients is caring, compassionate and non-judgmental, together with a strong belief that there is no “one size fits all” for therapy. Annie tailors her intervention approaches on an individual basis that takes in to account each person’s unique difficulties, individual needs and personal strengths. In doing so, she draws on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Annie has experience providing support and psychological services to people experiencing a range of concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, trauma, grief and loss, family and relationship issues, sleep issues, work-related stress, and addiction. Annie also has experience working with children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and intellectual disabilities.

Interests

  • Reading
  • Mindfulness
  • Being outdoors

What Annie loves about working in mental health

“I love to connect with people and support people to overcome challenges in life. It is rewarding seeing clients making positive progress and achieving goals they never thought they could.”

Annie Liu

Psychologist

As a Registered Psychologist, Annie brings a wealth of...

Calvin Zhang

Calvin Zhang

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD
Service Reach: Sydney & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Professional Psychology

Professional experience

Calvin has experience working with young people aged 5 to 17-years of age living with specific learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD). He has supported his clients and their family or carers with learning and development strategies. Calvin has also worked with adults living with depression and anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Calvin’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing to support clients. Calvin has conducted risk assessments, developed safety plans, and also engaged with allied health professionals for a multidisciplinary approach to good mental health. Calvin has also supported adults with vocational goal setting and problem-solving. He focuses on the exploration of client values, identities, unique outcomes and acts of resistance using Narrative Therapy.

Interests

  • Involvement with the Innocence Project
  • Basketball, soccer, exercising and the gym
  • Reading comic books and gaming

What Calvin loves about working in mental health

“I love connecting people with their personal goals and the values that they are passionate about. It’s rewarding to work together with clients to support them to overcome everyday challenges, make a difference and make positive progress in their life.”

Calvin Zhang

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Calvin has experience working with children aged 5 to...

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David Simich

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Perth
Service Reach: Perth & Surrounds
Qualifications: Master of Applied Psychology (Organisational), Master of Exercise Science, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Consult), Bachelor of Psychology

Professional experience

With a career spanning both organisational and clinical settings, David has developed therapeutic approaches for men and women experiencing substance use, anxiety, depression, eating  disorders, body dysmorphia and body image, motivation, distress tolerance and self-esteem issues. He is also experienced in addressing violence and domestic violence issues. Similarly, David’s skills extend into the corporate world where he has experience in meeting a range of organisational needs, including performance enhancement, coaching, leadership development, conflict management, psychosocial risks and change management.

Interests

  • Woodfire Pizza Making
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Gaming

What David loves about working in mental health

“From an individual standpoint, working with individuals to provide lasting change, especially equipping and empowering clients with tailored tools and strategies to improve their mental  wellbeing. From an organisational standpoint, developing initiatives and programs that can assist greater cohorts in their mental wellbeing.”

David Simich

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With a career spanning both organisational and clinical settings,...

Elise Jurasovic

Elise Jurasovic

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Newcastle, Nowra
Service Reach: Illawarra & South Coast NSW
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Majors in Psychology and Mathematics), Honours in Psychology

Professional Experience

Elise has provided mental health services to children as young as four to adults in their 80s, including private clients, NDIS participants, workers and those who have sustained injury or illness at work. In private practice, Elise has provided short term active treatment of acute disorders and symptoms, as well as long-term support to clients living with pervasive difficulties with depression, anxiety and trauma. Elise has supported young people, their parents and families through a range of issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention- deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and intellectual disabilities. Elise welcomes people from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds, with an interest in supporting members of the LGBTQI+ / queer community. In the workers compensation environment, Elise enjoys working with clients presenting with low motivation, anxiety, trauma responses and chronic pain. Elise has utilised treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, psychoeducation, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Interests

  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Gardening
  • Archery
  • Video gaming
  • Cross stitching
  • Baking

What Elise loves about working in mental health

“Meeting diverse new people, learning with them, and seeing people achieve outcomes they never thought they could”

Elise Jurasovic

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Elise has provided mental health services to children as...

Emma Kronja

Emma Kronja

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Central Coast, Newcastle
Service Reach: Central Coast NSW & Newcastle
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Professional experience

Emma has spent numerous years in child psychology settings within schools and private practice conducting psychometric testing and interventions with children, adolescents and their families. Emma has valuable knowledge and skills in counselling settings, drawing upon therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing as well as evidence-based social skills and emotional regulation programs. Emma has four years’ experience working with the adult demographic following a physical and/or psychological injury or illness. Emma has provided health coaching/counselling to assist clients in understanding their beliefs and perceptions related to their health and condition, assisting them to understand and overcome their barriers.

Interests

  • Bushwalking and keeping active outdoors
  • Gym exercise classes
  • Animals (with a particular soft spot for dogs)

What Emma loves about working in mental health

“My interests lie within wellness and mindfulness. I enjoy seeing my clients enhance their self-esteem, social and interpersonal skills, and improve their ability to manage anxiety and depression symptoms.”

Emma Kronja

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Emma has spent numerous years in child psychology settings...

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Gemma Sullivan

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation QLD/ACT, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Cairns, Townsville
Service Reach: Townsville & FNQ
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology, Diploma of Psychological Practice

Professional experience

Gemma applies an empathetic and non-judgemental approach in the provision of tailored, evidence-based treatment and support. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and several other interventions to support people with managing distress and progressing towards their individual goals.

Gemma values the health benefits of psychology; she believes all people can benefit from engaging with a psychologist who is right for them. Gemma notes that engaging with a psychologist can be useful for maintaining psychological health, distress prevention as well as treatment for psychological symptoms.

Gemma has several years’ experience providing support and psychological services to people experiencing a number of concerns including: Anxiety, attention and concentration difficulties, addiction, Depression, interpersonal stressors, sleep issues, trauma, pain, stress, burnout and work-related issues

Interests

  • Animals
  • Music
  • Podcasts

What Gemma loves about working in mental health

“I enjoy providing people with psychological understanding and strategies to improve their wellbeing. I appreciate the collaboration
between knowledge and experience from a client’s perspective, combined with knowledge of psychology, to achieve goals.”

Gemma Sullivan

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Gemma applies an empathetic and non-judgemental approach in the...

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Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Ballina
Service Reach: Northern Rivers NSW
Qualifications: Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Exercise Science

Professional experience

Giovanna is a Registered Psychologist offering psychological and counselling services to adults, adolescents and couples. Over more than a decade her experience and skills have expanded to involve a range of mental health concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Workplace issues. Giovanna is dedicated to supporting her clients and helping them realise their full potential as well as to live a meaningful life. Her focus and attention is to address any underlying issues and obstacles that may be preventing or hindering their individual progress. Her authenticity and genuine care, coupled with her natural warmth and a supportive environment are the foundations from which she works to help her clients. Giovanna also has experience in providing services under Medicare, icare NSW and other insurance programs.

Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli

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Giovanna is a Registered Psychologist with more than decade...

Holly Fedczyna

Holly Fedczyna

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Parramatta
Service Reach: Sydney & Surrounds
Qualifications: Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Psychology

Professional experience

Holly has two years’ experience working in an occupational rehabilitation setting, whereby she has assisted adults with both physical and psychological injuries including chronic and acute pain, depression and anxiety.

Additionally, Holly has experience working as a Wellness Consultant within the health promotion space where she assisted adults to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Holly draws from a number of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Interests

  • Being active
  • Working out
  • Spending time in the sunshine with her family, friends, and fur babies

What Holly loves about working in mental health

“Mental health is a great space to work in. I value the opportunity to support individuals to improve their everyday life.”

Holly Fedczyna

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Holly has two years’ experience working in an occupational...

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Jeremiah Belina

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation QLD/ACT, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Brisbane CBD
Service Reach: Brisbane & Surrounds
Qualifications: Master of Organisational Psychology, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Class IIA

Professional experience

Jeremiah is a Registered Psychologist with experience in applying psychological theories to organisational practice. He has assisted clients through coaching to achieve goals in leadership,  professional communication and stress management. Jeremiah is interested in working with adults with anxiety and depression, stress and adjustment-related concerns, and substance-related issues. He can also apply valuable knowledge and skills in using adult learning principles for workplace mental health, work-life balance, and career progression.

Interests

  • Fashion
  • Rugby
  • Gym
  • Exercise

What Jeremiah loves about working in mental health

“Working in mental health is both meaningful and rewarding. Not only do I enjoy assisting clients with mental health, but also allowing them thrive and achieve their goals.”

Jeremiah Belina

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Jeremiah is a Registered Psychologist with experience in applying...

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Jessica Gostelow

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Northern Beaches
Service Reach: Sydney & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Professional experience

Jessica is a Registered Psychologist with more than 3 years’ experience working with individuals between 12 – 35 years of age. Jessica has worked with clients involving a broad spectrum of common psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, self-esteem, and adjustment following significant life changes or to overcome personal challenges and adversity. When working with her clients Jessica adopts a style of treatment that fits their concerns and preferences, and which aligns with their individual circumstances and goals.

Interests

  • Football (Soccer)
  • Outdoor Walks
  • The gym
  • Cafe brunches

What Jessica loves about working in mental health

“I am passionate about creating a non-judgemental space where individuals can verbalise their struggles, connect with their values, and learn ways to enrich their life.”

Jessica Gostelow

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Jessica is a Registered Psychologist with more than 3...

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Jingal Ghelani

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation QLD/ACT, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Brisbane CBD
Service Reach: Brisbane & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychological Science, Masters of Clinical & Professional Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Professional experience

Jingal enjoys helping people manage their psychological health so they can live their best life. Over the last 7 years she has provided trauma-informed mental health treatment in private, non-profit, and government settings. Jingal has a special interest in the treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Unresolved emotional trauma can manifest in many ways such as feeling numb, never feeling good enough, needing constant distractions, procrastinating, having poor boundaries, feeling overwhelmed by emotions. Jingal is passionate about supporting people to develop a deeper understanding of all parts of themselves and, in so doing, move towards being their best self. She uses a variety of evidence-based approaches in her work.

Interests

  • Bushwalks and hikes with my dogs
  • Travelling

What Jingal loves about working in mental health

“I love helping my clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and connect with their values to build a meaningful life.”

Jingal Ghelani

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Jingal enjoys helping people manage their psychological health so...

Kayley Fender

Kayley Fender

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Orange
Service Reach: Central West & Outback NSW
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Professional experience

Kayley has over three years’ experience providing mental health support and treatment to young people in a private practice setting, where she supported clients with a range of health  presentations. Kayley has extensive experience supporting adults with psychological injuries to return to health and work. She has also provided Employee Assistance Program services, health coaching and early intervention services. Prior to her work with IPAR, Kayley volunteered for Lifeline and ReachOut.

Interests

• Bushwalks
• Reading
• Crochet
• Video games
• Dungeons & Dragons

What Kayley loves about working in mental health

“I love being involved with individuals on their recovery journey, and helping them find skills and tools they can use even when treatment is finished.”

Kayley Fender

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Kayley has over three years’ experience providing mental health...

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Netty Mepham

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation NSW, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Port Macquarie
Service Reach: Port Macquarie & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Honours - Psychology), Graduate Diploma of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Graduate Certificate of Primary Care Mental Health

Professional experience

From primary care mental health to acute mental health, Netty has used both extensive and brief psychological therapies. Her clinical work commences with Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SBFT), before progressing to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. When Netty moved into acute mental health, she embarked on learning and delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to support her clients in managing their mental health. Netty’s clinical style is warm, collaborative and authentic and while the majority of her clinical work has involved adults, she has experience working with children and older adults.

Interests

  • Walking, swimming and yoga
  • Music
  • Reading, especially crime and thriller novels
  • Family, dogs and learning new skills

What Netty loves about working in mental health

“Seeing people flourish and grow is the perk of working in mental health. Being able to support others develop insight, hone their skills and increase awareness is just one small part I can play in their life.”

Netty Mepham

Psychologist

From primary care mental health to acute mental health,...

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Peter Fryer

Position: Psychologist
Categories: Compensation Comcare, Compensation VIC, EAP, Medicare, Private Paying, Telehealth
Location: Melbourne CBD
Service Reach: Melbourne & Surrounds
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Professional experience

Peter is particularly focused on the unique mental health and wellbeing needs of his clients, and works with them in a collaborative, accepting, and non-judgmental way. His experience includes clinical and case management settings, where he has worked extensively with Emergency Services Personnel, Defence Force Veterans, and people exposed to trauma, as well as clients with anxiety and depression.

Peter’s clinical interests extend from adults, stress, and work related concerns to adjustment issues, LGBTQIA+, PTSD, and complex PTSD. His therapeutic approaches involve Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Peter has also developed and delivered mental health training programs for businesses and community organisations or clubs.

Interests

  • Volunteering
  • 3D design and printing
  • Photography and videography
  • Computers – all things ‘IT’

What Peter loves about working in mental health

“I love working with clients and supporting them on their individual journey.”

Peter Fryer

Psychologist

As a Registered Psychologist, Peter is particularly focused on...