Paula Lewis

Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 0407 312 338

Paula works uniquely and intuitively with each individual, combining her clinical psychology skills within a holistic approach. She believes that all people have the potential within to create a life that is more meaningful and fulfilling, as well as to increase their psychological flexibiity. Paula’s warm, sensitive and accepting presence has a way of making people feel comfortable, safe and supported. She combines a range of approaches and has a particular interest in Interpersonal Neurobiology, neuropsychotherapy, somatically based approaches (which explore the mind-body connection), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. Paula also utilizes biofeedback (Emwave) in her therapy.

Paula has experience in a range of areas including anxiety and stress, trauma (including PTSD), depression, family of origin issues, parenting, grief and loss, personal development, relationship issues, eating disorders, health related concerns, postnatal depression and drug and alcohol problems. She is currently working primarily with adults (including young adults).


Kirsten Black

B.A, MSc (Psych) MAPS

Tel: 0423 362 344 Email:

Kirsten Black has been working as registered psychologist for 14 years and has worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings for the past 23 years. She has worked in roles as diverse as a rehabilitation psychologist, psychologist in management roles, a high school counsellor, telephone counsellor and is psychological supervisor for provisional psychologists.

Kirsten’s areas of expertise and interest are depression, anxiety and stress, adjustment to injury, trauma including post traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, bullying and harassment and workplace stress. Kirsten has the ability to create a safe and supportive environment with a reflective, person-centred approach to her work. Kirsten uses a range of approaches tailored to the needs of the individual. These include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focussed therapy and coherence therapy. She follows ASCA’s guidelines for individuals experiencing complex trauma. Kirsten is an approved counsellor for WorkCover, Victim’s Services and has a Medicare provider number.

Tim Loughnan

BBSc.DipEdPsych. MClin FamilyTherapy. GradDip Movement&Dance.

Tel: 0431 88 1760

Tim moved to Byron from Melbourne in 2008 with his wife & daughter. He has worked as a psychologist since 1986 in various settings including Odyssey House, Commonwealth Rehabilitation, the Transport Accident Commission, WorkCover, Community Health & in private practice. Tim’s areas of interest & expertise are in addictions, individual & family adjustment to injury or illness, transitional stages of adolescents and midlife, men’s issues, relationships and family issues. He combines psychodynamic insights, mindfulness & systemic family therapy to support change in individuals, couples and families. He is also mindful of the soul expressing its longing through symptoms of anxiety, sadness, anger and alienation. Above all Tim aims to create a safe and non-judgmental space in which issues can be explored and there can be a re-connection to a sense of purpose and meaning.


Kate Worsfold

Master of Clinical Psychology (cand.); B.Psychology (Hons1) Post Grad Dip. Nutritional Medicine – Mental Health; Adv. Dip Nutritional Medicine

Tel: 0424 651 116

Since graduating some 10 years ago, where she accomplished the rare achievement of receiving both the Psychology and University Medals for her year, an academic scholarship, and First Class Honours with an average GPA over 6.5, Kate has continued to further her study both within Nutrition and Clinical Psychology. Kate is now undertaking a Master’s Degree and further post-grad research regarding binge eating and nutrition in mental health, while also continuing to publish across a range of scientific journals.

As Director of Compass Health Group and a Nutritional Psychologist, Kate specializes in: Working with a wide range of individuals to maximize human potential for rich, full and meaningful lives. Achieved via optimizing mind-body fitness through integrating:
• Evidence-based psychological assessment and skill training (CBT, ACT, DBT, Attachment Theory/Interpersonal Neurobiology);
• Pathology testing (to understand potential biological drivers of mood/neurochemistry);
• Deriving holistic treatment programs based on collaboration with other practitioners, exercise, and findings from nutritional and neuroscience research.

Kate’s broad range of experience includes: binge eating and body dissatisfaction, health behaviour change, chronic health conditions, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, women’s health, substance use, sexuality issues, and personality disorders. Kate’s approach to research and practice is described as both highly scientific and humane, with evidenced-based skills and knowledge shared in a process that is compassionate and non-judgmental.

Dr Matt Currie

BA (Hons), DPsych Clin. MAPS

Tel: 0413 137 028

For the past 20-years I have worked in diverse roles and settings, including: academic lecturer, trainer, researcher, consultant, and clinical psychologist in private practice. I work in community, clinical and forensic settings. I was previously employed as the Lead Psychologist at ACON (Aids Council of NSW) Australia’s largest community-based LGBTI and HIV health promotion agency. I continue to work closely with the LGBTIQ community in Northern NSW, including expertise in working within a trans-positive framework.

Additionally, for most of my career I have specialised in working with youth (16-28 years). As well as working with young adults presenting with anxiety and depression, I am the Australian Master Trainer and Quality Assurance Specialist for Aggression Replacement Training (ART). As such, I have expertise in working with aggressive/antisocial and difficult to engage youth.

My approach is client-centered and collaborative, drawing on several evidence-based therapies, all of my practice is informed by mindfulness principles aimed at fostering an open awareness of the value of living in the present moment without getting stuck in fixed narratives based on past experience or future imaginings.

Dr Matt Currie

Natalie Dzodz

BA Psych; Grad Dip Psych Sci; PG Dip Psych

Tel: 0424 549 559 /

Natalie is a registered Psychologist and a certified Yoga Teacher. Natalie has a heart-centered approach to both her work as a Psychologist and a Yoga Teacher, where she facilitates her clients’and students’ connection with their true self, to discover their inherent wholeness, their true nature, and to live their life with fuller hearts. Natalie has worked in the mental health field for over ten years, in a variety of settings including clinical, community, and occupational.

Natalie works from a positive psychology framework, with a focus on fostering well-being. She works with clients to develop greater awareness and imparts skills so they can respond to situations and general challenges in a more helpful way, and in a way in which they can discover their inherent wholeness, so that they can flourish and move forward in their lives. Natalie also offers counseling to young people, specializing in teaching social and emotional skills to children from 4 – 18 years of age, as well as assisting adolescents with the management of school-related stress.


Anna McKay

Anna offers a warm and respectful approach to helping people explore and
address a range of issues, including life transitions, grief and loss, family and
parenting issues, relationship challenges, trauma, and drug and alcohol
problems. Anna has experience treating and providing support for a number of
mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders,
obsessive-compulsive disorders and personality disorders such as Borderline
Personality Disorder.

Anna uses an eclectic approach to therapy based upon collaborative goals and
the presenting needs of the client, and includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and attachment based approaches as
well as using mindfulness and psychodynamic theories. A person-centered and
compassionate approach to therapy underpins all the work that Anna does with

Anna is trained in clinical psychology (currently working as a clinical psychology
registrar) and has worked in a number of settings including community mental
health and drug and alcohol services, child and family work and occupational
rehabilitation. Prior to training as a psychologist, Anna worked as a naturopath
for many years and therefore has an interest in the impact of nutrition and
lifestyle upon mental health. Anna currently sees adolescents and adults.
Medicare rebates are available.

Anna McKay