A clinical psychologist, Orania has worked for over twenty years in public mental health services, state government and tertiary education, and acted as clinical consultant to services including universities, hospital networks, emergency services and private organisations. Her areas of interest are facilitating wellness and work life balance, mental health, effective service delivery, organisational change, and supervision for health professionals.
A counselling psychologist who has worked in universities for over 20 years, Allison is interested in working in a collaborative and holistic way with clients, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, as well as mindfulness and strengths-based approaches. She has a particular interest in resilience and wellbeing.
BA (Psychology), Postgrad Dip (Psych), MPsych (Counselling)
Melanie is a counselling psychologist with 9 years experience at Curtin University, Perth before joining CAPS. Her main therapeutic modalities are cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, positive neuroplasticity and self-compassion. She is currently undergoing level 2 training with the MTIANZ (Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia/New Zealand).
A clinical psychologist who has worked with diverse client groups in government and non-government sectors within Australia and internationally, Claire utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), strengths-focused approaches and narrative therapy in her work with clients.
A clinical psychologist, Effie has worked in government, work rehabilitation, and private settings. She is passionate about helping young people improve their lives and accept themselves. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches in counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy.
A clinical psychologist with experience in public, private, corporate, and educational settings, Tamara uses evidence-based therapies to help clients with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and adjustment. She enjoys helping clients overcome challenges and engage fully in life.
A clinical psychologist, Stephen was a senior psychologist at Austin Health for many years, prior to working at CAPS. He draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches in counselling, employing ideas and techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, emotion focused, and mindfulness therapies.
A clinical psychologist who worked in many public health settings in London, Kate has worked in private practice and tertiary education since moving to Australia. Her approach is collaborative and flexible, and she works with such issues as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, stress management and low self-esteem. She is particularly interested in using structured therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based interventions to develop an individual’s self-compassion.
A clinical psychologist experienced in working with children, young people and adults, Ally considers it a privilege to assist people seeking support with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, psychosis, trauma, personality disorder and substance use. She uses a strengths-based framework and evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and schema therapy.
A clinical psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in the private, community and not-for-profit sectors, Laura uses a range of approaches to suit clients’ needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, mindfulness and schema therapy. She has a particular interest in life transitions and helping people develop self-awareness and resilience.
Clare is a clinical psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with clients to understand their situation and support them in making positive changes. Prior to joining CAPS in 2016, she worked in public and private mental health services including Orygen Youth Health and headspace.
A counsellor and social worker, Yuyang has worked in universities in China, the US, and Australia. She prioritises holistic support for students, utilising person-centred and strength-based approaches combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and narrative therapy techniques to help with anxiety, depression, study stress, and relationship difficulties. As a member of both international student and LGBTIQA+ communities, Yuyang has particular interest in the wellbeing and unique challenges faced by these groups.
A clinical psychology registrar completing her Doctorate in Psychology (Clinical), Julianne has experience working with young people and adults across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, uncertainty and adjustment, and health conditions. She works collaboratively with clients to understand their experience, strengths, and what's important to them, while supporting changes that promote resilience and wellbeing. Julianne draws on evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing.
Chantelle is a psychologist with interests in working collaboratively with young people and adults. She prioritises a strengths-based and client-focused approach to support her clients to improve their wellbeing and overcome challenging experiences. Chantelle enjoys taking a holistic view in working with individuals to support and facilitate change.
A clinical psychologist, Sarah has worked in community mental health for several years. Committed to ensuring psychological interventions are respectful to an 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.
A clinical psychologist with significant experience in public mental health and research settings, Bridget has worked in Australia and overseas. She has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues. With a grounding in evidence-based practice, Bridget has a client-centred and collaborative approach to therapy. She also has a strong interest in youth mental health and emerging mental health issues.
BBSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin), GDip AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
A clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in public mental health, alcohol and other drug services, Jean has extensive experience in the delivery of a range of psychological evidence-based interventions. Her area of interest is LGBTIQA+ issues, and as a member of the LGBTIQA+ community, understands the unique challenges and issues facing LGBTIQA+ individuals.
A clinical psychology registrar experienced in working with children, young people, and adults, Alana enjoys helping people move through challenging times, and develop strategies to feel more confident in their ability to cope. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy to help clients with issues such as stress, adjustment, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.
Dip Ap Sci, BA, BEd (Couns), GDip Mental Health Science (Infant-Parent) MAPS CCOUNS
A counselling psychologist with CAPS for more than 20 years, Lis has strong interests in late adolescence-young adulthood, infant-parent relationships, attachment, and supervision. Her eclectic approach ranges from process-oriented to mindfulness-based approaches, with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches as major influences.
A clinical psychologist, Sarah has practised in public mental health and research settings with a particular expertise in youth mental health. She enjoys meeting people from diverse backgrounds to assist with depression, anxiety and stress management, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment to life changes. Sarah is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients, drawing on their strengths and innate wisdom to engage more fully and meaningfully in life. She utilises evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
A counselling psychologist, Ethel has worked with children, adolescents, families, and also with school systems. 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.
A clinical psychologist with experience in private practice and community settings, Amy has worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, disordered eating and substance abuse. She uses treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing.
Intern counsellors are provisional psychologists completing their final year six-month placement in a master's or doctoral clinical psychology program. All intern clinical work is supervised by experienced counsellors. Available appointments include an 'Intern' designation.
Zoe Crerar (she/her)
BiXia Ke (she/her) (Additional language: Mandarin)