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NELL GAFF

Director Calm Consultants

 

Lead Senior 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

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PRANJAL (PRAJ) MORE  

 

Executive Director: Clinical Governance and Staff Development

Senior Psychologist

B Psych   

Praj is a Registered Psychologist, with over 12 years experience in the in the NGO mental health space.  A Tamworth local for the past 8 years, Praj has a young family and understands the pressures that modern life can put upon a family.  He is skilled in a number of therapies, and  has a wealth of experience in client psychological clinical management.

 

Praj works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Praj has a inclusive compassionate and gentle therapeutic style with a strong focus on building a client specific therapeutic relationship. Praj helps clients set individualised goals and to make changes that they want to make.  Praj is trained in a number therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

 

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LINDA BERTHON

Senior Psychologist

B Maths;  Dip Ed: Grad Dip Psychology; Post Grad Dip Psychology;

Grad Cert in School Counselling; Grad Cert in Developmental Trauma;

Animal assisted Therapy Training.    

MAPS MSCAP

 

 We are excited to have Linda and her two therapy dogs,  Malo and Espoir; joining the team in February 2024.

Linda has more than 20 years experience as a psychologist, working in private practice, schools and in the NGO space. 

Special Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychology 

  • Post Traumatic Growth

  • Mood Disorders

  • Social Skill Groups

  • ASD

  • ADHD

  • Behaviour issues

  • Professional Supervision and Peer Support 

 

 

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ERIC BEST

Senior 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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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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EMILY KLEPZIG

 

 Bachelor of Counselling  ACA  Level 2

Emily is a registered Level 2 Counsellor with over two years experience working with adults,  adolescents and young people.

Emily is passionate about breaking the stigma of mental health, particularly amongst youth. Her therapeutic approach is client focussed, utilising various aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Emily has a special interest in helping clients in the management of ADHD, providing client centred support.  She strides to provide clients with a professional yet compassionate and judgement free clinical care.

 

We are very excited to have Emily as a member of the Calm Consultants Team. 

 

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Introducing our two newest and most adorable team members: Malo and Espoir. Accredited Therapy Dogs. 

 

 

 

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Eric
Praj
Aimee
Emily
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 New Clinician 

 

Is this you ?   We are currently looking for experienced clinicians to join our friendly professional team.

Call the office to discuss what exciting opportunities are available. 

ph 02 6766 5086

 

 

 

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