The staff of our Service are dedicated, diverse and experienced male and female psychologists, social workers and office staff, who provide a welcoming, professional environment.

Manager

Orania Tokatlidis

BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), GDipBus (OrgChange&Dev), MAPS CClin

A clinical psychologist, Orania has worked for over twenty years in public mental health services, state government and tertiary education.

She has acted as consultant and trainer to services including universities, hospital networks, emergency services and private organisations. Her areas of interest are facilitating wellness and work life balance, mental health, organisational change, and professional development and supervision for health professionals.

Email: orania@unimelb.edu.au


Senior Counsellors

Jon Finch

BAppSc (Human Movement), BBSc (Hons Psych), DPsych (Health Psych), MAPS CClin

Jon Finch is a clinical psychologist with a Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Jon has experience working people with a range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders, and those suffering from substance use difficulties. Jon also specialises in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has worked with people exposed to a wide range of traumatic events. He is experienced in treating soldiers, war veterans/peace keepers, police members, victims of assault, sexual assault and domestic violence, and those involved in motor vehicle accidents.


Kirk Ratcliff

BA, PGradDip (Psych), DPsych (Clin)

Kirk is a clinical psychologist with experience in providing client centred Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based approaches.

He also has an interest in the impact of an individual's interpersonal context on their difficulties. Kirk completed a doctoral thesis on the application of acceptance-based approaches to coping with medication resistant psychotic symptoms.


Administrative Staff

Anne De Bono

Administration Officer
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Brendan Taig

Administration Officer
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Counsellors

Laureline Darques

Ba Humanities (psych), MPsych (Clin) Universite de Bourgogne

Laureline is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Prior to moving to Melbourne,

Laureline worked for several years internationally in tertiary education and hospital settings. She has experience in supporting university students experiencing depression, anxiety, academic and interpersonal difficulties as well as cross-cultural and adjustment issues. Laureline uses an eclectic approach drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and psychodynamic brief therapy. She is committed to tailor her interventions to the person’s needs and cultural background. She is particularly interested in supporting people through life transitions, cultural adaptation and health issues.


Allison Macdonald

BSc, BEd(Couns), MA (Couns Psych), MAPS CCOUNS

A counselling psychologist in tertiary education settings for close to 20 years, Allison has worked as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer.

She is interested in working in a collaborative and holistic way with clients by drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches including person centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and mindfulness based approaches to promote self-awareness and acceptance, strengths and meaning in life.


Wolfgang Mayr

PhD, Bioenergetic Analyst, MAPS

After leaving Austria, the “home country of psychotherapy”, Wolfgang moved to Melbourne to continue his career in tertiary counselling.

His particular interests include exploring body awareness, the overlapping of psychodynamic and body focused approaches in psychotherapy/ counselling, and supervision. His counselling approach combines methods from body focused, psychodynamic, art, gestalt and mindfulness with organisational psychology.


Sarah Murgia Lewis

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

A clinical psychologist, Sarah has several year's experience working in public and community mental health, and has also engaged in consultation and training of professionals in trans-cultural psychology.

Committed to ensuring psychological interventions are tailored to the individual’s personal and cultural explanatory model, she enjoys using evidence-based approaches to facilitate change and improve clients’ mental health, wellbeing and sense of self.


Paul Neuman

BSc. (Psych), MPsych (Clin)

A clinical psychologist who has worked across a range of psychological services

including hospitals, a crisis team, adolescent services, dedicated supervision roles, and development of psychological practice’s. Pauls work has always had a focus on adolescents and young adults, however he has also worked with the broader adult population, as well as family and relationship work. Paul uses evidenced based practice with a logical approach, and believes that everyone is different in how they learn and grow, requiring a tailored approach for each individual. Areas of interest include, personal growth and development, relationship matters, and anxiety based disorders. His training includes the use of CBT, Psychodynamic work, and family systems or dynamics.


Felicity Rousseaux

BSW, MSW, GCert (Family Therapy), MAASW

A social worker, Felicity has worked both nationally and internationally as a counsellor, trainer, supervisor and consultant in the fields of trauma, interpersonal trauma, cross-cultural issues, gender and diversity.

Her approach to counselling uses a combination of systems, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approaches, and prioritises what you want and need now. She has a strong commitment to human rights, and remains curious and amazed about the world, the human mind and people in general.


Lis Shugg

Dip Ap Sci, BA, BEd (Counselling), GDip Mental Health Science (Infant-Parent), MAPS CCouns

A psychologist with the Counselling Service for more than 10 years, Lis has strong interests in late adolescence-young adulthood, infant-parent relationships, attachment and supervision.

She uses an eclectic approach to her work from process-oriented to mindfulness-based approaches, with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches as major influences.


Ethel Tillinger

BA, BEd (Couns), Dip Ed, MAPS CCouns

A psychologist, Ethel has worked with children, adolescents, families and also with school systems.

For the Ministry of Education she was project co-ordinator using a whole school approach to discipline and student welfare. In recent years she has brought her interest in psychodynamic approaches to counselling and psychotherapy with individuals and groups. She is particularly interested in the internal conflicts that prevent people from being who they want to be.


Amy VanLangenberg

BA, GradDipPsych, MPsych (Counselling), MAPS CClin

Amy is a clinical psychologist with experience in private practice and community settings.

She has worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, disordered eating and substance abuse. She uses treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing. Amy is passionate about helping people to improve their lives and accept themselves, and genuinely enjoys the privilege of working with them


Neil Wilson

BA(Psych), DML (Ger), GradDip(Psych), MPsych(Clinical), MAPS, MCCLP, MACPA, MACAPP

A clinical psychologist, Neil has worked across child, adolescent and adult psychological services across both private and hospital sectors.

These roles included oncology, paediatrics, severe mental illness and private practice work focussing on young people.

He is very passionate about helping those experiencing a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, chronic/severe health and difficulties, disordered eating and self-harm. Neil is familiar with several therapeutic modalities and works in a holistic fashion to find the best treatment available for the client, whether it be CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness or more Dynamic approaches.


Locum Counsellors

Gloria Douglas

BA, Grad Dip Ed Psych., MA (Cousnelling psych). MAPS

A counselling psychologist, Gloria has worked in educational and private practice settings in Melbourne and UK for over 25 years.

Taking a person centred approach she works collaboratively utilising ideas from CBT, Schema Therapy, solution focussed and narrative therapy and psychodynnamic and family therapy to assist people understand themelves better and lead happier and healthier lives.


Katy Harman

BA (hons), Oxon. D. Clin.Psy, Grad. Dip CBT, MAPS

Prior to moving to Australia, Katy has had 10 years of experience in the National Health Service (NHS) in London UK, with adults experiencing common mental health problems.

She utilises evidence-based therapeutic approaches which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Katy can assist people with: depression; anxiety (general fears, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress); work/study-related stress, relationship problems and difficulties arising from chronic health conditions. Katy’s counselling approach seeks to assist her clients to better understand themselves and their circumstances in order to make changes towards their valued goals.


Dr Ros Lethbridge

B.Comm, LLB (Hons), D.psych (Clinical), MAPS

Dr Ros Lethbridge is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression.

Previously Ros coordinated and delivered anxiety outpatient programs at The Melbourne Clinic, worked as a consultant to the beyondblue National Workplace Program and as a sessional lecturer in ACU postgraduate clinical psychology. For eight years Ros worked a senior psychologist at Austin Health, treating people who have experienced psychological trauma, and then as a senior clinical supervisor at Austin Health Clinical Health Psychology. Ros then developed a specialist family violence program for Victoria’s magistrates and wellbeing programs for the judiciary generally. She has a current appointment as an AHPRA Panel member (Victorian Board)..


Trainee Counsellors

  • Cecile Boganin
  • Peter Donalson
  • Sarah Dymond
  • Daisy Gibson
  • Josephine-Anne Piccolo