Katrina Bull, Clinical Psychologist

Katrina has worked for over 15 years as a Clinical Psychologist, in public and private mental health teams in Australia and the UK. She has a particular interest in working with people experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Trauma to help them find practical ways to overcome their past and build a life worth living. Katrina is a Certified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Clinician with the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.

Therapies Katrina offers:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for BPD
  • Prolonged Exposure treatment for PTSD, including the DBT protocol for complex trauma (DBT-PE)

 

Hannah Hawkes, Clinical Psychologist

Hannah is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist, with over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. She has worked in public and private settings in the UK and Australia. With a background in nursing and case management she has a collaborative and down to earth approach. Hannah recognises the importance of tailoring evidence-based practice to meet individual needs and preferences. She welcomes feedback and will adjust approaches if required.

Hannah is trained in and uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Hannah has also worked in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programs and can use these principles in her therapy and has experience working with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, OCD and personality disorders. She understands how difficult it can be to reach out for help and works hard to provide a safe, comfortable space.

 

Dr Claire Fowler, Psychologist

Claire is a psychologist with a clinical background in inpatient and outpatient therapy programs and completed her doctorate in researching borderline personality disorder. Claire has extensive experience in facilitating groups in DBT-based therapies. Claire also works with individual clients with a range of mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as personality disorders including borderline personality disorder. Claire’s approach to providing therapy is to develop a supportive relationship in which the client can learn to understand their current difficulties and make change.

 

Dr Shaminka Mangelsdorf, Psychologist

Shaminka is a registered psychologist with experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, insomnia and substance use issues. She completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, focusing her research on conversations about trauma in families. Shaminka has a warm and empathic nature, seeking to work collaboratively to achieve client goals. Shaminka aims to take an evidence-based approach, using strategies from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She is also trained in Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens parenting programs.

 

Dr Anna Mooney, Psychologist

Since 2009 Anna has had a diverse career in psychology including working within counselling, academic teaching, research and clinical intervention. Clinically she has had experience in working within both inpatient and outpatient clinics. Her areas of interest include: sleep and mood disorders (bipolar disorder), Borderline Personality Disorder, disorders of addiction (both psychoactive substances and Food), trauma informed approaches, understanding and managing emotional upheaval, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder.

Anna employs a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as Mindfulness based approaches and Self-Compassion interventions to achieve positive results for her clients. She believes that success comes from providing a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental environment for all her clients, whether in groups, couples sessions or in one on one consultations.

 

Sally Collins, Dietitian

Sally is a caring and compassionate accredited practising dietitian with experience working with individuals with eating disorders, mental health conditions and a wide range of chronic diseases. Sally's approach to providing treatment uses a weight-inclusive and health at every size approach. Her method is collaborative and client-centered with the purpose of assisting individuals in having a positive relationship with food and overall long term health outcomes.

Sally has a large scope of clinical experiencing in both public and private hospitals in acute, sub-acute and mental health inpatient wards. She has additional training in CBT-E, motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy; and has a special interest in disordered eating and mental health nutrition but is also experienced in treating patients with a wide range of health conditions. Sally is a member of the Dietitians Association (DA).

 

Virginia Golding, Mental Health Social Worker

Virginia has over 20 years’ psychotherapy experience working with Individuals, couples, adolescents and in corporate and organisational coaching and psychology. Virginia feels strongly that in order for clients to gain the most from counselling, they experience experience a safe and compassionate space to express themselves to work though their personal challenges, while also finding ways to support clients to enjoy the experience of personal growth and change that occurs in sessions.

Virginia creates a space for clients that is warm, non-judgemental and welcoming. She is passionate and committed to supporting clients to develop helpful strategies, skills and tools which they can then take away from sessions and bring into their lives to create the positive changes they want, or help clients to better deal with relationship or life difficulties they are facing. Virginia understands that often our early childhood, family and other life experiences are sometimes very difficult and painful and can shape how we feel about ourselves and the world. Virginia is skilled in helping clients work through these issues so that they can go on to lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives. Virginia’s therapeutic approach also focusses on supporting clients to develop skills in self-reflection and greater self-awareness so that they leave sessions feeling more empowered.

Virginia is passionate about, and has extensive training in meditation and mindfulness-based approaches and teaches mindfulness meditation techniques to clients who are interested in learning these, as well as facilitates groups and retreats as a means to support clients to develop a greater sense of inner calm, focus and attention, self-awareness, well-being and overall happiness.

Virginia has expertise in a number of different therapeutic methods and approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; EMDR modality, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Systems therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Trauma Focussed CBT.