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Psychologists

Stephan Neuwerk

Clinical Psychologist

(Equivalent) MClinPsych, MAPS

Stephan brings his worldly knowledge to the clinic. He aspires to build a calm and judgement free space for clients to visit, and discuss any issues impacting them. He will plan with clients to identify the best therapeutic approach for treatment to ensure they are getting the most out of their visits.

Stephan is from Germany and has previously owned a psychology clinic in New Zealand for three years before arriving in Australia. He has completed study equivalent to a Masters of Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Stephan has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Clinical Hypnosis. 

Stephan has a great deal of experience with children from infants through to older adolescents, adults, as well as couples and families, who are experiencing loss, grief, pain management, terminal illnesses, burn out and stress.

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Eliza Newton

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

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Eliza aims to create a comfortable space for clients to come and discuss any issues impacting them. You can expect Eliza to be patient and focused on understanding your feelings about your concerns, and leave feeling like someone listens and cares. Eliza hopes her clients find her to be non-judgemental and warm, and works collaboratively with clients to identify the best therapeutic approach.

Eliza has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Eliza has a particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focussed/Strength-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Eliza enjoys working with both adults and adolescents struggling with a range of mental health issues, she has a particular interesting in working with individuals with ADHD on strategies for organisation and emotional wellbeing. She regularly works with individuals experiencing severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, and is able to offer education and support to carers and loved ones.

Liana Riddington

Psychologist

MProfPsych, MAPS

Liana values the opportunity to support clients in achieving their goals. Liana understands therapy can be a difficult process and knows the importance of creating a safe and open therapeutic space. She empowers her clients to make choices about their treatment and helps clients utilise their strengths to overcome difficulties they may be facing.

Liana has completed her Master of Professional Psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Liana has engaged in a diverse range of training including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Liana has experience working with adolescents and adults across different roles including disability and mental health support. She has found a particular passion for helping clients who experience PTSD, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Emotion Dysreguation, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, and Tics.

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Timothy Hatfield

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B(Psych)Hons, MAAPi

Timothy aims to help guide you in understanding and improving your mental health struggles by exploring your history and current experiences together. He works in a collaborative way to help each individual client better understand themselves and move forward in life with healthier and more positive experiences.

Timothy has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and is currently finishing his PhD in Clinical Psychology. He has training and experience in transdiagnostic psychological therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Therapeutic Assessment (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Timothy treats adults suffering from emotional, interpersonal/relational, psychosomatic and psychological concerns. While he does have experience with Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Depression, he has a keen interest in working with people going through dilemmas of change, for example grief and life transitions.

Darrin Carter

Psychologist

PGradDipPsych

Darrin works hard on creating a safe, comfortable space and his initial focus is creating a relationship between himself and the client. His aim is to listen and tune in to what clients would like to get out of the therapeutic process. He values the relationship created and his goal is for them to live their best life.

Darrin has completed his Post Graduate in Psychology and is a registered provider with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and SIRA. He has completed professional development in the major therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Darrin has worked with adolescents and adults extensively. The presentations he has worked with include a wide range of disorders, from Anxiety and mood disorders to helping people with a disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Grief and Loss. His other areas of interest include relationships, men's issues and mindfulness based therapy.

Tristen Hatch

Psychologist

BA(Pysch)Hons, MAPS

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Tristen feels there is no better role to be able to support people during a difficult time in their life than as a Psychologist. She understands how daunting therapy can be and ensures she is there to support you through your journey. Tristen is client-centred, meaning she understands that you're the expert in your life which allows you to be the driver of your goals and treatment.

Tristen completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours degree at the University of Newcastle. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Tristen is trained in multiple evidence-based therapies, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.

Tristen has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. She has also worked with clients under WorkCover (SIRA), Medicare and NDIS as well as previously undertaking the role of Telephone Crisis Support Worker at LifeLine. She is very interested in working with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem. body image issues, depression, interpersonal conflict and communication styles within relationships. 

Zrinka (Zee) Ilicic

Forensic Psychologist

BA(Psych)Hons, MPsych(For)

Zee is focused on helping clients be the best versions of themselves through a collaborative and authentic approach. She understands that vulnerability and fear are common themes found in therapy and looks to provide a comfortable and empowering environment in therapy. She integrates multiple therapy approaches to help her clients gain a comprehensive understanding of themselves, whilst building their skills to better manage their struggles.

Zrinka completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours degree and a Master of Forensic Psychology degree. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and she is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. She is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Schema Therapy.

Zrinka has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including adolescents, adults and forensic clients. She has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. 

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Liz Williams

Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Lead

BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych

Liz is extremely passionate about her work. She builds therapeutic relationships based on compassion and respect and sees therapy as two people working together to reach the clients potential. She engages with her clients using styles of therapy that have been shown as effective and ensures that each client's goals and experiences are valued when making a therapeutic plan. 

 

Liz has a wide range of experience. She has a Master's in Clinical Psychology and has worked with a variety of diagnoses, including anxiety (generalised, phobias, social, panic), depression, trauma, and personality disorders. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults, and uses a range of treatment approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

 

Prior to completing her Masters, Liz engaged in a 2-year internship as a Provisional Psychologist, giving her over 7 years of therapeutic experience. Liz has worked within both private and public sectors, inpatient and outpatient settings, and both individual and group intervention styles throughout her career.

Victoria (Viki) Quigg

Clinical Psychologist / Owner

BA (Psych) Hons, MClinPsych MAPS

Viki is always grateful for the opportunity to provide support. She regularly notices the bravery that therapy takes, and that being vulnerable in session, is immense. She aims to work in a way that allows client sets their own treatment goals and she is the support that holds difficult or overwhelming emotions when needed. This gives the client full ownership of the positive outcomes of therapy and shows them they can create a better life. Viki also believes the therapeutic relationship is the single most important aspect of therapy. Clients can only be vulnerable when there is trust in the relationship and therefore, being authentic, honest, and genuine is imperative so Viki aims to develop a very human and real relationship.

Viki's main interests lie in the treatment of trauma, including PTSD, Complex PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders, with a special interest in Dissociative Identity Disorder. Since graduating from her masters program, Viki has undertaken training in structural dissociation theory and the administration of EMDR and has completed Dr Yapko's training in Clinical Hypnosis. Additional to her interest in trauma, Viki also has experience working with adult ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and personality disorders. Viki will, however, work with most mental health struggles, and with over 5 years of experience running all different types of group therapy, she has learnt how to think on her feet and fit the treatment to the client moment to moment in session. 

All of our clinicians accept a range of referrals including Department of Veteran Affairs, Medicare, SIRA/Workcover and CTP, NDIS (Self or Plan-Managed only), and private paying/health insurance (please know we do not bulk bill and you will still incur a fee with Medicare and typically also with private health insurance). 

Administration

Amber

Practice Manager (MAAPM)

For two years, Amber has been a part of the administration team and has advanced to Practice Manager whilst having completed a Certificate in Medical Reception & Terminology, and  Fundamentals of Practice Management. Amber has extensive knowledge of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and is always ready to assist clients with her approachable and friendly nature.

Brooke

Senior Administration

Brooke is someone who takes pride in her work and finds fulfilment in assisting others. Her role supports her colleagues and clients to ensure smooth operations. She is known for her warm smile, pleasant demeanour, and willingness to lend a listening ear. She is also known for her love of books and enjoys discussing literature with anyone who shares her enthusiasm.

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Isabella

Administration

Isabella is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Psychology, she is passionate about psychology and is always interested in learning more through her experience as part of our team. Bella endeavours to show compassion in her reception role to make clients feel comfortable from the very start of their journey.

Amber

Administration

Amber is our newest addition to the administration team who has recently transitioned here from her position as a receptionist in labour recruitment after completing a Certificate III in Business. Excited to gain experience in a new field, Amber strives to help clients feel their needs are met with her open and friendly presence.

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Support Crew

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Dog-tor Jaffa

Miniature Fox Terrier

Finally, the last but very integral member of our team, is Dog-tor Jaffa. He is a 9-year-old Miniature Fox Terrier. He works K9-5 and spends much of his time laying in bed next to Viki's chair. He loves to be warm because he's so small so he is usually curled up in his blanket. He's a shy dog but loves to have a sniff of clients as they come into the clinic.

 

If you have an allergy or fear of dogs please let us know and he's more than happy to get pats from our admin team during your session.

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