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Ann Bailey

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Ann Bailey

Director / Clinical Psychologist

International Author

Ann is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist. She has written three high-profile books and been featured as a master therapist in the influential ACT in Action video training series (New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA USA (New Harbinger). She utilises an evidence-based approach for treating anxiety, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which helps people to transform their lives through mindfulness and valued-driven action.

With 15 years' experience, she has designed and run an award winning Anxiety Clinic for NSW Health. Ann has supervised and trained countless psychologists and practitioners over the years and continues to run popular workshops Australia wide. She has been featured on T.V shows such as Sunrise, and in other popular magazines and print media.

Emma Mabin

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Emma Mabin

Clinical Psychologist

Emma is a clinically trained award-winning psychologist, receiving the 2015 Australian Psychological Society Psychologists for Peace Award. Emma enjoys working with both adults and adolescents and is known for her commitment to providing evidence-based treatments which have strong research support.

Emma's skill involves her ability to collaboratively tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each client. Her primary therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Emma is a warm, empathic clinician and is deeply committed to assisting clients toward their goals. Emma looks forward to being of service to you.

Rebecca Davey

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Rebecca Davey

Psychologist

Rebecca is a clinically trained psychologist who is dedicated and deeply committed to her work with adolescents and adults. Rebecca's work rests on her capacity to embrace each individuals experience as unique, and tailor distinctive treatments to meet people’s needs.

In terms of treatment models, Rebecca is particularly passionate about delivering interventions which have a strong evidence base and have proven to be effective. This has influenced her preference for working in both a Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework. Further Rebecca has published research on a national level and continues to demonstrate a rigorous approach to all intervention.

Rebecca’s warmth and compassion create a space for people to feel supported, nurtured and prioritised. Rebecca enjoys assisting those with a range of symptom severity and presentation, and she looks forward to working you.

Madeleine Godber

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Madeleine Godber

Clinical Psychologist

Madeleine is a clinical psychologist who centralises compassion and acceptance in her values as a clinician. Madeleine places value on both assisting clients to better understand the challenges which have brought them to therapy, and developing tools to feel empowered to face and resolve those challenges. Madeleine has a particular interest in supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.

In terms of theory, Madeleine’s primary therapeutic modalities are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), however adapts her approach to suit the needs of each individual. Madeleine welcomes the opportunity to work with you.

Elizabeth Tillman

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Elizabeth Tillman

Psychologist

Elizabeth is a clinically trained psychologist who has experience working with adults and adolescents, across a diverse range of clinical settings and client presentations. She is dedicated to providing a warm, accepting space where clients feel comfortable to explore their inner difficulties and relationship dynamics.

Elizabeth works primarily within an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework with a relational/attachment focus. She is motivated to understand each client’s individual experience of their world, so that they can collaboratively work toward the client's values and the life they wish to live. Elizabeth looks forward to working with you.

Sophie Russell

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Sophie Russell

Psychologist

Sophie is a clinically trained psychologist who values helping individuals understand their inner experience and relationship dynamics in order to live a meaningful life. Sophie draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and relational/dynamic approaches to work flexibly with each individual she meets.

Sophie is a PhD candidate and completed her undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Wollongong. Sophie's doctoral research has a relational and attachment focus, which flows into her approach to therapy, helping individuals understand themselves and others. At the centre of Sophie's work, is an appreciation of the complexity of human issues, approaching them with warmth and compassion. Sophie aims to help you understand your emotional experiences and relationship dynamics to create lasting and meaningful change.

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Rebecca Meers

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Rebecca Meers

Psychologist

Rebecca provides a respectful, client-centred and collaborative approach when working with individuals. Central to her approach is developing a strong alliance with the people she works with. Rebecca is passionate about supporting individuals and providing them with the tools to build rich, full and meaningful lives.

Rebecca draws on interventions with a strong evidence-base, working predominantly within an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework. Rebecca has experience working with children, adolescents and adults across a range of presentations and symptom severity. Rebecca welcomes the opportunity to work with you.

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Nastassja Maher

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Nastassja Maher

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Nastassja is a warm and welcoming Clinical Psychologist with over eight years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Prior to starting in private practice, Nastassja worked in a diverse range of settings including an acute mental health inpatient ward, a forensic rehabilitation hospital, and in the child protection system working with children and young people who have experienced abuse and neglect. In this role, she also worked closely with parents and foster carers, providing trauma education, individualised support and running parenting programs.

Nastassja values working collaboratively with her clients and always develops a personalised treatment plan to assist them to reach their goals. She is dedicated to her work and is passionate about providing the best possible therapeutic service. Nastassja utilises evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She combines these approaches with careful listening, respect and compassion and looks forward to working with you.

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Emma Jackson

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Emma Jackson

Psychologist

Emma is a clinically trained psychologist with over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she has worked across a variety of settings including the disability sector, education and early intervention services. Emma has extensive experience in providing targeted and evidence-based interventions to a variety of ages, mental health disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Emma works primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy framework, however will often incorporate other therapeutic techniques, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, to meet the individual needs of her clients. Emma strives to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals and create a rich and meaningful life. Emma is passionate about her work and strives to provide a warm, compassionate space for clients. Emma looks forward to working with you.

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Sarah Stevenson

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Sarah Stevenson

Clinical Psychologist

Sarah is a passionate and thoughtful Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Sarah has worked with complex mental health presentations, as well as in children protection and forensic settings with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, abuse and neglect.

Sarah focusses on the importance of building relationships in therapy and providing a non-judgemental space for clients to explore their internal worlds and improve their quality of life. She is motivated to appreciate the complexity of the human experience as it relates to each client, and utilise evidence-based interventions to address client needs.

Sarah works largely from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) frameworks, tailoring intervention to the individual needs of each client.

Sarah looks forward to working with you .

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Professor Joseph Ciarrochi

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Prof. Joseph Ciarrochi

Research and Development

Joseph Ciarrochi is professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University. He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and many books, including the best selling, Get out of your mind and into your life teens, and the widely acclaimed, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: the Seven Foundations of Well-Being. His book The Weight Escape applies applies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to promoting positive health behaviour and weight loss. His new book, the Thriving Adolescent, is now available.

He has been honoured with over four million dollars in research funding. His work has been discussed on T.V., and in magazines, newspaper articles, and radio.

Joseph will continue to bring science and best practice to the service we provide. His research and development role ensures evidence based, cutting edge ideas and interventions will always be at the forefront of our treatments.

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Angela Hawkey

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Angela Hawkey

Administration Assistant

Ange is a welcoming, compassionate and professional administrator, with a Certificate IV in Frontline Management. She has worked in medical administration since 2017, after over a decade working in companion animal management.

Ange is highly organised and supportive, and holds herself to a high level of personal integrity and honesty. She enjoys cold water swimming, cycling and spending time with her family. She intends to own and train her own therapy dog in the future.

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Our Books

A CBT Practicioner's Guide to ACT

How to Bridge the Gap Between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life For Teens

If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you’d also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before.

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The Weight Escape

Today's the day to start making real changes. Diet fads and fitness trends may offer the prospect of losing weight, but they rarely work out long-term. The Weight Escape is different.

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The Thriving Adolescent

The Thriving Adolescent offers teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals powerful techniques for working with adolescents. Based in proven- effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the skills and tips outlined in this book will help adolescents and teens manage difficult emotions, connect with their values, achieve mindfulness and vitality, and develop positive relationships with friends and family.

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