About our psychologists

 

 

ANDREW DUNHILL BSc, GradDipPsych, MAppPsych, M.A.P.S.

Andrew has worked in clinical mental health and high performance environments since 2008. He employs CBT based strategies, in combination with Solution-Focused Therapy to help adults and adolescents deal more effectively with issues relating to stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, drug and alcohol abuse, and chronic pain. He is currently registered with Medicare, TAC, and WorkCover, and is familiar with the procedures for working with victims of crime. Andrew provides counselling on Thurdays and Fridays and offers late appointments. 




CAROLINE ELSTON BA (HONS) MA (Clinical Psych) PhD M.A.P.S. Clinical Psychologist

Caroline has had many years of experience in both adult mental health services and private practice. She assists adults experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, issues relating to chronic illness and family or relationship problems. Caroline is also experienced in working with women who have perinatal concerns or postnatal depression. Another area of interest for Caroline, is assisting parents with concerns around children’s emotional difficulties. Caroline uses a range of approaches in her work, including mindfullness-based techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to support clients to reach an enhanced understanding of themselves, of their situation and of the possibilities for change. Caroline provides counselling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and offers late appointments.


 

 

NIKKI BLEJA   BA,  GradDipPsych,  MPsych (Couns)

Nikki has been working as a psychologist since 2004 supporting older adolescents through to mature-aged adults. She has experience in issues of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, identity, relationship difficulties, family violence, stress, managing studies, and cross-cultural adjustment. She has previously worked in community health, Department of Justice, and university settings. Nikki integrates mindfulness-based interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, brain-based counselling, and emotional intelligence training into her counselling approach. Her priority is to always develop a safe environment for the client. She is a friendly counsellor motivated by values of compassion, social justice, and practical support. Nikki provides counselling on Wednesdays.

  

MICHELLE ELIAS Psychologist, Registrar in Educational & Developmental BBSc, PGDipPsych, MEdPsych, MAPS

Michelle has worked in private practice, schools and specialist settings with individuals with additional needs. She works with children, adolescents and adults. She draws on cognitive, behavioural, metacognitive and interpersonal therapies. Michelle enjoys collaborating with clients to harness their strengths and interests when working towards goals and well-being associated with: anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, emotion regulation, positive parenting practices & behaviour support, sleep, stress and coping,  depression,  body-focused repetitive behaviour, child/adult cognitive/educational assessments (e.g. specific learning disorder), and adult diagnostic assessments. Michelle provides counselling on Mondays and Fridays.  Assessments are conducted Tuesdays or Wednesdays.




To make an appointment call 9761 1298