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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

LAVANYA MITTAL

 

Clinical Psychologist

B.A., MSc., MPhil MH&SP. MAPS.

Lavanya is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with people across the lifespan in academic and hospital settings. She has been working in private practice for the past 5 years.

 

Lavanya’s therapeutic philosophy is integrative; she incorporates a wide range of evidence based therapies to efficiently address symptoms and equip people with skills to prevent relapse. Her approach is informed by therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and other interventions drawn from positive psychology. Lavanya is also skilled in EMDR trauma focussed therapy to help individuals process past traumatic events.

 

Special Interests:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Mood Disorders

  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Adjustment Disorders

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

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 on social media. With a background in health industry marketing, Catherine ensures we are engaged with the needs of our community.