Clinical Psychologist MAPS MCCLP
BArts (Hons), GDip Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Helen is a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist committed to working with individuals and couples in a collaborative and empathic manner. She strives to explore, understand and ameliorate one's vulnerabilities with the aim to reduce suffering, enhance psychological resilience, and foster meaningful change. Helen is passionate about working with people who are feeling stuck in life and those of us who are struggling to adjust to changes in life – no matter how seemingly big or small.
Helen has extensive experience in public mental health settings and is confident working with people with chronic mental health issues, complex trauma and personality disorders. Helen is passionate about working with individuals with body image and eating difficulties and works from a compassionate and non-diet focused approach to address weight-related issues.
Helen has extensive experience facilitating Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group programs and individual DBT therapy. Helen has also run a number of mindfulness groups and is personally committed to the practice of mindful meditation.
Helen is a fully registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is also a full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST), a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of the Clinical College.
SHAHN BAKER SOREKLI
Clinical Psychologist MAPS MCCLP
BSci (Psych), PGDip (Psych), M. Psych (Coun)
Shahn is a warm and non-judgemental Clinical Psychologist. He works with his clients to increase life quality, taking a holistic approach to bring about sustained change. He aims to work with each person in a tailored application of psychology, to reduce suffering, build resilience and cultivate inner contentment.
Shahn is an experienced relationship counsellor and he has a passion for improving communication, increasing validation and fostering connection in relationships. He also helps individuals and couples with sexual issues.
Shahn also enjoys using mindfulness based psychology and coaching to assist those who describe feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, or a rut, to enact change in one or multiple areas of their life, including weight/lifestyle issues, substance use, depression, anxiety, relationships, and work.
Shahn has over 15 years experience in the treatment of mental health disorders in a variety of settings, including private practice and crisis intervention in both community and hospital settings. In addition, he has worked extensively with Personality Disorders and individuals who have difficulty with emotion regulation and interpersonal relationships, with experience facilitating Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and implementing Schema Therapy.
Shahn is a fully registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Psychology Society and fellow of the Clinical College.
BArts - Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Brodie is an understanding, genuine and dedicated Clinical Psychologist who is committed to working collaboratively and holistically with clients to help them live a more meaningful and valued life. She understands the importance of taking the time to listen and understand her clients’ unique experiences, and working together with the client to create positive change.
Brodie has worked with people of all ages and with various mental health concerns, and is committed to providing her clients with a high standard of tailored, evidence-based psychological services.
Brodie has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (including, Tourette’s Syndrome, Trichotillomania, and Excoriation Disorder), and eating disorders. She is also passionate about supporting older adults to manage and adjust to the difficult changes faced in older age.
Brodie is experienced in a range of treatment interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems informed treatments.
She is a fully registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and an Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. Brodie also lectures in Mental Health at Macquarie University.
Psychologist - Clinical Psychology Registrar
BSci - Psych (Hons), GDip Psych, M.Psych (Clin)
Michaela is a warm, down-to-earth psychologist with a focus on teaching evidence-based skills and practices to help her clients cope better with the challenges of life. Michaela spent the last five years living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, giving her a unique perspective on cultural, religious, and social issues and their impacts on mental health across various life stages. Before her move back home to Sydney, she worked in private practice helping her clients with a wide range of difficulties including coping with feelings of stress, grief, anxiety and depression; managing challenging behaviours such as self-harm, substance use and eating difficulties; and building better relationships with others.
Michaela integrates a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and positive psychology techniques. She is especially passionate about mindfulness, both as a personal meditation practice and as a way of helping others learn to be with themselves in the hard times and use these challenges as springboards to enact change.
Michaela has worked in a variety of settings including a hospital community clinic assessing primary school-aged children with learning, behavioural or mood difficulties, and a university counselling clinic helping young adults with self-esteem and study-related difficulties.
She has also taught mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques (MBSR) to groups of adolescents and adults, guest lectured in the undergraduate psychology program at HELP University in Malaysia and presented workshops on children’s mental health difficulties to parents and teachers.
Michaela is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society and an Affiliate of the Clinical College.
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Danielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds across a variety of mental health concerns. Her approach is patient-centred where treatment is based on an individualised plan employing an adjusted and empirically-valid application of psychology. She aims to work with her clients to reduce life suffering, cultivate resilience and coping and move towards psychological wellbeing.
Danielle has acquired experience treating a wide range of mental health issues across a broad spectrum of age groups in a variety of settings which include both public and private health sectors. Danielle is primarily trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy however she integrates other associated models of psychological therapy into her practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brain-based Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Danielle has been involved in research into Schizophrenia and is currently participating in the empirical investigation of Orthorexia Nervosa as a unique diagnostic category of disordered eating.
Danielle is a fully registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She also maintains associated memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar
Barts (Hons), BSci (Hons), MPsych (Clin)
Michelle is an empathic, engaged psychologist who takes a person-centred approach to working with individuals. She understands that changing habits or behaviours is challenging so she focuses on providing support and guidance towards using evidence-based skills to help people move in their desired direction. Michelle is passionate about facilitating change in her client’s lives to build confidence, empower emotional resilience and enable healthy psychological responses to the stresses of daily living.
Michelle has worked in counselling and mental health for over ten years. She has worked with anxious children and their families, individuals with extensive trauma histories and complex mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, personality disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle has worked with clients experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, long term unemployment as well as complex cultural and linguistic family backgrounds. She has helped clients with eating/ weight issues, addiction recovery, issues around sexual or gender identity, complex childhood trauma as well as issues with daily living, such as exam anxiety or parental stress.
Michelle has experience using treatments, including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Mindfulness practices. She is also competent in techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Michelle is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).