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about us

NELL GAFF

 

 

Director and Principal Psychologist

B. Psych (Hons)

Psych Board Acc. Clinical Supervisor

MAPS.

 

Nell leads the team as our Principal Psychologist. Her passion lies in working with our clients to achieve life goals and find meaning. Growing up in the North West, Nell is excited to work with local people to enhance their wellbeing and build fulfilling lives. Nell brings 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and groups in private practice, inpatient and community settings.

 

Nell’s therapeutic approach is practical, flexible and relevant to her client’s needs. She cares about improving health and wellbeing through the use of evidence-based practice and an engaging interpersonal style. She incorporates clinical training with a firm commitment to holistic treatment. Her experience in recovery, trauma, injury management and Mental Health Assessments to support diagnosis provides the ability to work with a wide range of psychological issues.

 

Special Interests

  • Mood Disorders

  • Workplace Stress 

  • Chronic Pain

  • Post Traumatic Growth

  • Mental Health

  • Positive Psychology

ERIC BEST

 

Psychologist

B.A.,B.Th., Dip Sc. (Hons), MAPS

 

Eric is a Registered Psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience providing therapy across the life-span for a variety of psychological and emotional difficulties. With a background in school counselling , Eric has a special interest in the diagnosis and remediation of learning difficulties. His counselling approach is unique and empathetic, in which he integrates a variety of clinical techniques to support clients in working through their challenges. 

 

Special Interests

  • Learning Difficulties

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Employee Assistance Work

  • Meaning and Purpose

  • Spiritual Growth

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Sarah Taylor

Psychologist

B.A. (Hons) (Psychology)   B Education ( Early Childhood) 

 

Sarah is a psychologist with a nurturing, empathic and non-judgemental style of therapy. She works with Children, Adolescents, Young People and Adults. She is passionate about supporting people to achieve their own mental health balance and living a values orientated life. With her therapy Sarah adopts a holistic evidence-based approach utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), DNA-V (ACT for young people), positive psychology and tailors her approach to the individual and their needs.

 

Sarah is a Mental Health First Aid (Youth) trainer and is passionate about teaching families and others working with young people how to support young people's wellbeing and mental health. Outside of work, Sarah loves all things old school rock, listening to records, reading fantasy books, and watching science fiction movies and tv shows.

 

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JANE BETTINGTON

Psychologist

B.A. Dip. Ed. (Majors in Psychology and Educational Psychology)

Grad. Dip in School Counselling.

Jane is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with people across the lifespan. She has a variety of life experiences particularly in the rural setting. Having worked with the Department of Eduction for many years, Jane has a wide range of professional and school based partnerships.

Jane's therapeutic approach includes Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Family Therapy. Her approach tends to be practical and relevant to the client’s needs. Her manner is engaging and empathetic and she makes her clients feel relaxed and comfortable.

 

Special Interests:

  • Psychometric Assessments

  • Younger Children

  • Students with Learning Difficulties

  • Bullying Support

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Depression

  • Relationship Problems

AIMEE COOK

 

Psychologist

B PsySc (Hons)

 

Aimee gained her Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at Southern Cross University before completing her two-year internship program as a Provisional Psychologist. She is now a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adolescents and young people.

Aimee employs a mixed modal approach to therapy, utilising aspects from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy. She aims to gain a strong therapeutic alliance with all clients where they feel comfortable and confident to express their issues and concerns. Aimee focuses on empowering clients to find meaning in their life.

Special Interests: 

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Depression

  • Children and Adolescents

  • Young Adults

  • Psychometric Assessments

Please note:  Aimee provides testing and assessments only.

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 KAYLEE SPILLER 

Psychologist

B Psych(Hons)  Masters Prof Psych. 

Kaylee is a Registered Psychologist, who is currently completing further education in the field of Clinical Psychology. She has recently re-joined the team at Calm Consultants to gain further experience within her career, having previously worked in Tamworth from 2017 to 2019.

 

She works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Kaylee has a compassionate and gentle style, with a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship and setting individualised goals with her clients. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, using a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Outside of the office, Kaylee enjoys attending to her garden, being out in nature, pushing herself with CrossFit, and spending time with her pets.

Kaylee is cauurently only available for appointemnts via telehealth.

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ALMA  MARTIN

 

Provisional  Psychologist

BSc (Psychology); Grad Diploma Psychology. 

Alma is a provisional psychologist in her second year of her internship.  Alma has had a career as a health worker and as an administrator.  Having lived and worked in a rural setting for many years she has a strong empathy with the rural community.

 

Alma has a practical approach to client therapy.  She works with her clients to help them achieve their goals. Alma is skilled at working with adults and children.