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Paula Lewis

Clinical Psychologist

Available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Tel: 0407 312 338 www.paulalewispsych.com

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).

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Kirsten Black

B.A, MSc (Psych) MAPS

Available By Appointment.
Tel: 0423 362 344 Email: kbpsychology@outlook.com

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.

Paris Waters

B. Psych (Hons).

Tel: 0432 781 188

Paris is experienced in providing effective evidence-based treatments for a range of emotional, behavioural and adjustment problems such as anxiety, trauma, stress, depression and relationship problems. He works with young adults, adolescents, adults, families, ex-emergency services providers and ex-NSW police force individuals.

Paris is committed to a family and client centred approach that strengthens protective factors, increases resilience and improves confidence so that they are able to then self- manage and reduce their presenting symptoms. He draws upon a range of evidence-based treatments including Psycho-education, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Mindfulness approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Paris understands that the most pivotal aspect of the therapeutic alliance is the building of trust along with providing the client with a non-judgemental environment where clients can start to implement change and participate in experiences that help them reinforce more helpful belief systems about themselves and their social settings.

Paris has more than 5 years post study experience in a range of therapeutic settings including private practice work and contracting work in the NSW Workers Compensation industry. He has had the privilege to observe dramatic transformation whilst providing treatment and have also developed specific assessment skills to review clinical diagnosis and to help guide treatment plans. He also has been instrumental in the construction and implementation of group based intervention programs to help long term unemployed clients with psychological and or physical injuries to develop and compliment effective coping strategies they can use to increase resilience and better manage the often challenging journey of returning to the workforce. Registered with Medicare. WorkCover Approved.

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Cara Jolson

BA (Psych), MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Available Friday.
Tel: 0419 448 850

Cara is a General Psychologist specialising in working with students dealing with the stress associated with HSC. She wrote the Peak Performance Workshop designed to reduce stress, increase motivation and overcome procrastination that many students face in HSC. Cara works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Therapy framework. Working on a one-on-one basis with students, Cara tailors the workshop to each individual.

She also works with parents of students offering support and guidance through this stressful period. Cara’s passion lies in helping individuals by equipping them with the appropriate tools to help themselves therefore increasing their motivation to make positive changes in their lives. Her nature is calm and relaxed and sessions run for 50-60 minutes.

Tim Loughnan

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

Available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tel: 0431 88 1760 www.movingsoul.com.au

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.

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Kate Worsfold

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

Available Wednesdays.
Tel: 0424 651 116 www.compasshealthgroup.com.au

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

Dr. Currie has worked in diverse roles and settings, including: academic lecturer, trainer, researcher/consultant, and clinical psychologist in private practice. For 13 years he has worked as a consultant psychologist in community, clinical and forensic settings supporting adults and youth struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexual and gender identity confusion, and interpersonal difficulties. He has extensive experience and specialist knowledge in working with the LGBTIQ community.

Additionally, for 15 years he has worked with youth from diverse backgrounds, including difficult to engage young men with aggressive and/or offending behaviours. My approach is client-centred and collaborative, drawing on several evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness Based stress Reduction (MBSR); Schema Therapy; and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. 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.

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Natalie Dzodz

BA Psych; Grad Dip Psych Sci; PG Dip Psych

Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Tel: 0424 549 559 / n.dzodzpsychology@gmail.com

Natalie is a registered psychologist and has worked in the mental health field since 2007, in a variety of settings including clinical, community, and occupational. She works from a positive psychology framework, with a focus on fostering well-being through working with clients to develop a greater self-awareness and skills, to respond to situations and general challenges in a more helpful way, and in a way in which they can flourish and move forward in their lives.

Natalie is also a Yoga Teacher and has a strong interest in Mindfulness Therapy and using mindfulness meditation and breath work for anxiety prevention and management. Natalie also has experience in working with children from as young as 4 years old in relation to behavioural issues, anxiety, and problems with mood, including working with parents to learn and develop skills, so that they can facilitate sustainable change in their child. Furthermore, Natalie draws upon evidence based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Resilience skills building, Assertive Communication skills Training, Parenting Skills Training, as well as intervention for Obsessive Compulsive symptoms.

 

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