Kirsten Black – Registered Psychologist

BA 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.

Dr Matt Currie – Clinical Psychologist

BA (Hons) DPsych Clin MAPS

P: 0413 137 028 E:

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

Tim Loughnan – Clinical Psychologist

MAPS BBSc Dip Ed Psych Mast Clinical Family Therapy

P: 0431 881 760 E: W:

Tim has over 30 years of experience as a psychologist and family therapistspecialising in addictions, men’s issues, trauma, life transition, couples and
family work, depression and anxiety. His approach is eclectic, drawing on systemic, solution focused, psychodynamic, mindfulness and CBT approaches. He utilises neurological mapping to support the process of change. Tim also has a strong interest in Jungian psychology, the movement of the soul, honouring our archetypal pre-dispositions and nurturing the inner child as an underpinning to long lasting change.

Further information can be found at his website:

Tim Loughnan Psychologist

Kate Worsfold – Nutritional Psychologist

MClin Psych BPsychology (Hons1)
Adv Dip Nut – Herb Med & Nat

P: 0424 651 116  E:

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.

Paula Lewis – Clinical Psychologist

BSc Hons (Psych) MPsych (Clin) MAPS MCCLP

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).


Anna McKay – Psychologist

BA Hons (Psych) M Psych (Clin) MAPS

P: 0490 058 703 E:

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
Kerryn Rowe

Kerryn Rowe – Psychologist

Grad Dip Psyc BA Hons (Psyc) MPsyc (Clin) MAPS

P: 0423 917 567 E:

Kerryn is clinical psychologist registrar who completed her undergraduate
training and Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of New England in
Armidale. Both her Honours thesis and Masters thesis were research projects
investigating chronic pain and psychological factors. She has worked in various
settings including northern NSW Community Mental Health with adolescents
and families; adults with complex and chronic mental health problems, and in
private practices with a broad range of presenting problems. Kerryn works
primarily with adults and adolescents.

Kerryn recognizes and values a respectful and supportive therapeutic
relationship. She works from a person centered perspective to help clients to
feel heard and validated. Kerryn recognizes the challenges many of her clients
face when starting a journey to help manage problems can seem vast,
particularly when the problems are due to previous traumatic events. Kerryn
aims to build a safe supportive therapeutic environment to enable clients to
share current and past difficulties, explore of personal strengths to build
resilience and self-efficacy, and learn effective skills and strategies to help
overcome the presenting problems. She works from various therapeutic
modalities, guided by a clients’ preference.

Kerryn works from an evidence-based practice model with specific interest in
Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT),
Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, an evidence-based
therpay for trauma), and schema therapy; as well as exposure therapy, and
behavior therapy. Focus of therapy is always about gaining insight to facilitate
change, and building skills/strategies to help clients move towards living an
enriched, valued, and meaning life.

Kerryn has experience helping clients with mental health problems such as
depression, anxiety, loss and grief, OCD, and relationship issues/separation,
through to complex mental health problems including PTSD, complex
trauma/sexual abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar, and eating disorders.