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Dr Jon Finch

Clinical Psychologist BAppSc, BSci (Hons), DPsych (Health), MAPS FCCLP

Jon Finch is a clinical psychologist specialising in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) providing CPT training for practitioners.
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Dr Tamara Coupe

Clinical Psychologist BSci (Psychology), PGDip (Psychology), DPsych (Clinical) MAPS FCCLP

Tamara has been a Clinical Psychologist for over ten years. She has a strong interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
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Letty Tumbaga

Clinical Psychologist BS(Psych) Honours, MPsych (Counselling), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS FCCLP

Letty’s special areas of interest include assessment and treatment of complex trauma, couples/relationship dynamics and problems, as well as psychiatric and personality disorders.
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Dr Emma Symes

Clinical Psychologist BAppSc, BSci (Hons), DPsych (Clin), MAPS FCCLP

A clinical psychologist, Emma is a registered supervisor with AHPRA. She has worked in the adult public mental health and in the Perinatal field.
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Neil Wilson

Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych) GradDip(Psych) MPsych(Clin) MAPS FCCLP

Neil is a clinical psychologist with over eight years experience. He has a particular interest in treatment of: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Disordered Eating, Developmental and Recent Trauma, PTSD.
Dr Damon Ashworth

Dr Damon Ashworth

BBehSc, BPsychSc (Hons), Dpsych (Clinical)

Damon is a clinical psychologist with over 8 years of experience. He has a particular interest in sleep difficulties, post-traumatic stress and chronic health issues.
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Gladys Johannessen

Clinical Psychologist, BA(Psych) MPsych(Clin) MAPS MACPA

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Dr Emma Nicholls

Clinical Psychologist, B.A (Psych), PG.Dip.Psych, D.Psych (Clinical)

Jon Finch is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  He is a skilled psychologist with over fifteen years experience.  Jon  is a certified  Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD trainer. Jon is also a certified, individual Schema Therapist (standard level) with the International Society of Schema Therapy.


Jon began his career working with soldiers, war veterans/peace keepers at the Veteran and Veterans Families Counselling Service, in the role of counsellor and Deputy Director. He then worked for Davidson Trahaire Corpsych as the Victorian Trauma Services Manager. He moved on to work with police members at Victoria Police as the Senior Psychologist.

Jon has also worked as a Senior Psychologist with Melbourne University Counselling Service, treating young people and staff at the University.  He has worked in private practice since 2009 with a focus upon treating people with complex trauma histories.

Jon has worked with people exposed to a wide range of traumatic events, victims of assault, sexual assault, childhood sexual assault and domestic violence, those involved in motor vehicle accidents, soldiers, war veterans/peace keepers, police members, and emergency services workers.  Jon also has extensive experience working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders, and those suffering from substance use difficulties.

Jon's supervision style is to work collaboratively and helps clinicians build skills and knowledge.

Jon initially trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in 2007.  He travelled to America in 2014 to complete training with the authors of the Cognitive Processing Therapy manual to reach Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer status.

Jon contributes to the Cognitive Processing Therapy website in Australia, and is a strong advocate for the use of evidence based therapy in the field of psychology.

Professional Affiliations

- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Fellow – Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College
- Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer/consultant
- Registered Supervisor with AHPRA
- Member of the ISTSS

Tamara has a strong interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She has worked in critical incident management and with members of the Defence Force in private practice. She has experience working with early life trauma and sexual assault. Tamara is trained in evidence-based trauma focused therapies, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure.


Tamara has been a Clinical Psychologist for over ten years. She has experience working with clients across the lifespan and in a variety of settings, including public mental health services, educational institutions, public hospitals, corporate organisations and in private practice.

Tamara has an interest in supervising both students and registered professionals. She adopts a warm, supportive and collaborative approach to supervision which is underpinned by a strong knowledge of evidence-based psychological practice.

Tamara has skills in the following evidence based therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy.

Tamara can provide supervision face-to-face or via telephone or internet video conferencing.

Professional Affiliations

- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Fellow- Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College
- Registered Supervisor with AHPRA

Letty’s special areas of interest include assessment and treatment of complex trauma, couples/relationship dynamics and problems, as well as psychiatric and personality disorders. Letty is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD  and  EMDR.


Letty  is a clinical psychologist with more than ten years of clinical experience working with adults, couples, families, children and adolescents. She  has a depth of clinical experience from various settings, having worked as a psychologist in universities, public and private hospitals, community health organisations, schools, international, not-for-profit  and private organisations.

Letty has assisted clients with trauma, relationship problems, mood issues (depression, bipolar), anxiety, adjustment difficulties, chronic pain and illness, identity and existential angst, suicide risk and self-harm, selective mutism, behavioural issues, addiction, work-life crisis, autism spectrum disorder, psychiatric and personality disorders, LGBTIQ issues and eating disorders.

She currently works as a senior clinical psychologist in a mental health setting. Letty brings a warm, thoughtful, collaborative and client-centred approach to her supervision. She has experience supervising masters level students, registrars and clinical psychology peers.

Letty can provide supervision face-to-face or via telephone or internet video conferencing.

Professional Affiliations

- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Fellow- Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College

Emma is an experienced clinical psychologist with a specific interest in perinatal and infant mental health.  Over the past fifteen years she has supported many families through the transitions that occur during the perinatal and early parenting period.  She is also skilled in the provision of general mental health treatment, such as treatments for anxiety and depression.

Emma can provide supervision face-to-face or via telephone or internet video conferencing.

Emma is one of the principal psychologist at the Centre for Clinical Psychology. She has a particular interest in parent-infant relationships, and finding ways to support parents to get to know their baby.  Emma is trained in the Newborn Behaviour Observation (NBO) and has been involved in facilitating the Parenting with Feeling (postnatal psychotherapy group program) at The Royal Women’s Hospital – Centre for Women’s Mental Health.  Emma also provides psychological support to women experiencing gynecological cancers and other women’s health issues.

Emma has worked in a number of roles supporting women and families in the perinatal period. She was previously as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital – Centre for Women’s Mental Health (RWH-CWMH).  In this role Emma supported women during pregnancy and in the early postpartum.  also worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service,  supporting families and infants with sleep and settling issues.  She also has extensive experience working within the adult mental health sector, as well as working with adolescents and their families at headspace.  It was after working with adults and then adolescents with complex and severe mental health difficulties, that Emma became interested in the factors that contribute to, or may help protect individuals against developing mental health disorders.  This lead her to the field of infant mental health which now influences all of her work.  In therapy Emma aims to support parents and families by starting with the assumption that all parents are trying their best and that all behaviour has a meaning.

Emma is also co-facilitator of the Western Infant and Perinatal Mental Health Professionals Network, and she was fortunate to have been a MERTIL facilitator involved in training Maternal and Child Health Nurses within Victoria about infant mental health and relational trauma.

Professional Affiliations

- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Member of the APS Clinical College (MAPS CCLIN)
- Joint Coordinator of the Western Perinatal Mental Health Professionals Network
- Registered Circle of Security Parent Group Facilitator
- Member of PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association)
- Registered Supervisor with AHPRA
- Newborn Behaviour Observation System practitioner

Professional Achievements

- Co-ordinator / Trainer – Royal Women’s Hospital, Centre for Women’s Mental Health – Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training
- Invited guest on ABC Radio National – Life Matters Program (25 June 2018)
- Australian Psychological Society representative at the Victorian Government Enquiry into Perinatal Services 2018
- Member of APS Working Group developing guidelines for Psychologists Working with Family Violence

Neil is a clinical psychologist with over eight years experience. He has a particular interest in treatment of: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Disordered Eating, Developmental and Recent Trauma, PTSD and Personality Disorder. He works across the lifespan from children to adults and with families.

Neil has experience in a variety of settings, including:
- Oncology and palliative care, supporting patients and families with cancer issues across the lifespan, including end of life issues
- Acute adult psychiatry, within an inpatient facility
- Private practice with children, adolescents and families presenting with the full range of psychological and behavioural issues
- Tertiary institutions with young adults and adults, presenting with a range of issues

He has a strong interest in neuro-psychotherapy. He uses this framework in the supervision process to help understanding the environmental, evolutionary, biological and neurological underpinnings of a client’s issues. Neil is skilled in the following evidence based psychological treatment interventions, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing.

Neil can provide supervision face-to-face or via telephone or internet video conferencing.

Neil is fluent in German.

Professional Affiliations


Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Fellow- Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College (FCCLP)
Member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (MACPA)
Member of The Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (MANZAED)
Member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (certified) (MIAAN(Cert))
Member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (MAACBT)
Member of the Australian Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (MACABS)

Publications


Busby Grant, J., & Wilson, N. (2020). Manipulating the Valence of Future Thought: The Effect on Affect. Psychological Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294119900346

Damon is a clinical psychologist with over 8 years of experience. He has a particular interest in sleep difficulties, post-traumatic stress and chronic health issues. He is also experienced in assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship difficulties and addictions. Damon completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Monash University. His Doctoral research was a randomised clinical trial that significantly reduced insomnia and depression severity in participants using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Damon's experience includes working in private practice, public mental health services, including adolescent and adult mental health services and hospital settings. Most recently, Damon spent 18 months assisting the Vanuatu Government’s Ministry of Health as a Mental Health Specialist under the Australian Volunteer Program. Being the only Psychologist in a country with over 280,000 people across 83 islands has given Damon unique knowledge about the implementation of mental health services and working with government.

Dr Ashworth practices mostly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, but also utilises Existential, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Schema Therapy and Positive Psychology principles where clients will benefit from such approaches. Dr Ashworth is passionate about the field of Psychology and always aims to apply the latest empirical findings in both his client and supervision work.

Dr Ashworth can provide supervision face-to-face, via telephone or internet video conferencing. He can provide peer supervision and supervision for those studying at masters level or pursuing a registrar program.

Professional affiliations
- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology

Gladys has ten years of experience as a clinical psychologist working in mental health services and private practice. She has experience in treating a diverse range of mood and mental health problems including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, emotion dysregulation, obsessive-compulsive disorder and adjustment difficulties.


Gladys is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses other effective therapies such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She has particular interest in the treatment of trauma using Cognitive Processing Therapy. She is a certified cognitive processing therapy provider.


 --- Gladys has a strong interest in non-specific therapeutic factors and how these are applied in an evidence based therapy frame-work ---

Gladys provides peers supervision to Clinical Psychologists and Psychologists.

Gladys is fluent in Cantonese.


 

Professional Affiliations




  • Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

  • Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist with strengths working with complex trauma, PTSD, emotional instability and Borderline Personality Disorder. Emma works with older adolescents, adults, and occasionally does family and couples work as needed.

Emma is best known for her work with complex issues and her use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Her strong interest and commitment to understanding the complexity of humans and psychological issues has led her to study a range of therapy modalities and techniques. Emma has undertaken specialised training in: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mentalisation-Based Therapy.

Similarly, she has extensive training and experience treating a range of issues, including:


  • Anxiety disorders

  • Stress management

  • Depression & mood disorders

  • Trauma

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Complex Trauma

  • Emotional instability and/or dysregulation

  • Difficulties in relationships

  • Personality disorders, in particular Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Self-harm

  • Substance use and addiction issues


Emma provides peers supervision to Clinical Psychologists and Psychologists.

Professional associations

  • Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)