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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

Please note: Nell is only accepting new clients onto a waiting list.

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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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

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PAYAL PATEL

 

Provisional Psychologist

B PsySc (Hons).

 

Payal is a Provisional Psychologist with a diverse professional background, having spent 12 years working with people across the lifespan. Payal has worked in hospital, community and private practice setting and has experience providing services to NDIS Plan Managed & Self Managed Participants.

Payal's therapeutic approach is compassionate, patient and goals focussed and utilises recovery orientated, trauma informed initiatives. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families improve their quality of life.

Special Interests: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Personality Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Spiritual Growth

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REBECCA HOWISON

 

Practice Manager

 

Rebecca leads the client relationship team and is the connection between our clients and our psychologists. Rebecca brings a wealth of experience in client based services. With training in business and administration, she is adept in coordinating referrals, appointments and is the engaging first point of contact for our practice.

CATHERINE MCCULLOUGH

 

Communications Advisor

Catherine joins our team to assist with promoting our services and delivering our message and ideas, ensuring we are engaged with the needs of our community. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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