Director & Counselling Psychologist
Nigel is a Counselling psychologist in private practice. He works with individuals, couples and families.
Nigel sees therapy as a joint and cooperative enterprise where he uses his skill set to your benefit, rather than trying to fit you into a theory or approach. He has extensive experience with individual and corporate clients and draws on a strength and awareness based philosophy to client work.
Nigel has studied in Australia and overseas with many of the current leaders in psychological research and theory such as Dan Siegel, John and Julie Gottman, Les Greenberg, Alan Schore and the late Michael White.
Director & Counselling Psychologist
Linda is a registered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Fellow of Australian Catholic University.
Linda provides therapy for a range of concerns, in a collaborative manner, based on a full assessment of client needs and goals. Linda works with (in no order of preference): adjustment and life transition difficulties, anxiety and stress, eating disorders, grief and loss, personal development, relationship difficulties/couples counselling, trauma and PTSD. Linda is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and together with the client will tailor therapy for best fit.
In addition to individual and couples’ therapy, Linda has over 10 years’ experience in running therapeutic groups.
Linda is an AHPRA registered supervisor, providing supervision to provisional and fully registered psychologists and psychotherapists. In addition to supervision, she provides professional training to practitioners and psycho-educational programs for the general public.
Linda was actively involved in the APS College of Counselling Psychologists Vic Committee for 9 years and has provided professional consultancy to a range of agencies.
Angela is a nationally registered Counselling Psychologist with a Master in Counselling Psychology. She works in a collaborative and respectful manner, using evidenced-based therapeutic techniques most suited to the person and the concerns they want to improve on. She works short-term and long-term towards achieving the individual’s goals.
Angela sees individuals and runs therapeutic groups. She also sees couples to improve their relationship and she has completed the Specialist Course in Couples Therapy.
Angela provides a safe environment for people to feel supported and explore aspects of themselves in order to improve and live their life they way they choose. She sees people presenting with a range of concerns such as; relationship difficulties (including Attachment Repair), anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, undeveloped sense of self, family violence, as well as grief and loss.
Angela has attended workshops from Dr Daniel P. Brown, Dr Janina Fischer, Dr Pat Ogden, and Dr John Briere to name a few. Angela is actively involved with the APS College of Counselling Psychologists and is the Victorian State Section Chair of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists.
Dr Ruth Buckmaster is a registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Ruth completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology, Master of Applied Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology in Ireland. Ruth has wide a range of experience working with adults and children. She was sponsored by the national health service in Ireland to complete her clinical training in the public health service and worked during and post qualification in adult primary care, adult mental health, children’s primary care and disability services and has a range of experience in working with anxiety, mood, obsessive compulsive and trauma related disorders. Ruth has experience in working with self-harm, trauma, family relationship difficulties and addiction difficulties. Ruth moved to Melbourne a year ago and has been working in private practice and in the Royal Children’s Hospital prior to joining Integrative Psychology.
Ruth conducts assessments and therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on person-centred care. Ruth’s primary aim in meeting with clients is to make them feel comfortable and at ease in the therapeutic setting. Ruth adopts an integrative approach in her work, encompassing elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, emotion focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness and systemic family therapy.
Jason is a registered psychologist who has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology, with membership of the Australian Psychological Society. He has experience working with people from LGBTIQ communities and is knowledgeable across a range of clinical presentations including: anxiety, depression, trauma related disorders, personality disorders, and substance use disorders as well as working with sexual identity, orientation, and relationships.
Jason prefers to work collaboratively with clients towards developing and achieving goals that are important to them and employs a range of evidence-based interventions to accomplish this. He adopts a warm and friendly therapeutic style, providing a safe space for people to feel supported and valued to help them get the most out of therapy.
Phoebe is a registered psychologist and Clinical Doctoral Candidate (MAPS). Phoebe has experience working with adolescents and adults across a wide range of concerns including: grief and loss, trauma, cancer & end-of-life concerns, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, sexuality and fertility concerns and chronic health concerns.
She is an LGBTIQ+ friendly clinician and enjoys working with clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. She believes in a person-centred approach to therapy drawing from evidence-based approaches to tailor therapy to suit each individual. Phoebe utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including existential, humanistic, cognitive-behavioural, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness and schema-based therapies. Phoebe approaches her work with genuine care, compassion and authenticity, and aims to provide a warm and collaborative therapeutic space for all clients.
Jo is a registered Psychologist with a Master of Professional Psychology. She has over six years’ experience working effectively with adults across a wide range of concerns including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, trauma, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, sleep disorder and pain management.
Jo brings a sense of grounding and warmth to her work with people. Her approach is both optimistic and person-centred, working collaboratively with her clients to establish goals and work towards practical and positive change. She applies an evidence-based approach to address clients’ concerns. Jo is trained in clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapies and Mindfulness techniques.
As an adjunct to individual counselling, Jo has over four years of experience facilitating groups. Additionally, she is a facilitator for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops, providing vital training to health professionals and the general community.
Emily is a registered Psychologist (Masters of Professional Psychology). She works children (8 years+), adolescents and adults and is able to support them on a range of presentations such as: anxiety and stress, life-adjustments, depression, trauma, PTSD, life-adjustments, grief & loss, self-esteem issues, and attachment disorders. She has had extensive experience working in youth mental health research, as well as children and families who have experienced trauma. Being a second-generation Australian, she is interested in supporting individuals who may experience cultural difficulties or family challenges due to differing values. She is able to speak fluent Chinese-Mandarin.
Emily likes to work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals. She likes to create a safe space where each client is respected, and emotionally held and supported. She believes helping clients understand the origins of their presenting problems is an important part of their recovery process. She uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques that are tailored to the needs of each client and draws upon CBT, schema, emotion focussed, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness-based, attachment and systemic approaches.
Psychologist – on extended leave and not currently seeing clients
Davina is a registered psychologist. She provides therapy short term or long term therapy for a range of concerns in a supportive and collaborative way. She works with a range of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship difficulties (social, workplace or family relationships), self-esteem, self-development and life transition (starting a family, work or study pressures).
Davina uses a strength-based approach and works with individuals in understanding the impact of caring or living with someone who is experiencing a mental or physical illness and ways of building coping strategies and resilience.
Daniela is a psychotherapist and counsellor accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Daniela provides counselling at Integrative Psychology without the need of a GP referral or Medicare card.
Daniela’s services are focused on treating the whole person psychologically through exploration of the mind and body. She works in a way which allows clients to utilise their inner resources to foster change. She provides a listening ear and an open heart whilst working collaboratively with her clients. Daniela works well with people presenting with anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. She also helps people thrive and become the best version of themselves through self-discovery, fostering purpose, and meaning-making.
Julian is an ACA registered counsellor and psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples. Psychotherapy is an evidence based treatment which aims to relieve symptoms and create the conditions for ongoing personal growth.
Julian’s approach to treatment is collaborative, warm and empathetic, prioritising trust, care and safety. He hopes for an in-depth engagement which addresses underlying issues and repetitive patterns. This kind of work allows people to leave therapy having achieved meaningful and sustainable change. He has extensive experience in the mental health and community sector, giving him a sensitivity to social and systemic issues and an ability to hold hope even in difficult circumstances. Julian works with people from culturally, sexually, gender and spiritually diverse communities and he welcomes this diversity in therapy.
Whether working with mental health or more general issues, Julian is genuinely concerned for his clients’ health and wellbeing. Human distress is complex and cannot be easily sorted or categorised. Therefore, he holds deep respect for anyone who seeks his support, and engages seriously with whatever is brought to therapy.
Julian can help with relational issues (both for individuals and couples), sexuality, life transitions, workplace and occupational issues, grief and loss, existential issues, trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and other mental health issues.
Dr Joshua Comyn is a psychotherapist, lecturer, researcher and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Before turning to the practice of psychotherapy, Josh completed a PhD at The University of Melbourne in which he explored the nature of human subjectivity through literature, philosophy and history.
For Josh, psychotherapy is the practice of listening, speaking and being with people in a way that allows them to integrate (make whole) their experience of themselves, of others, and of the world. An integrative approach to psychotherapy is one that views any single-school approach as limited — people are always more complex than psychotherapeutic theory, and integration entails an openness to the complexity of being human.
Josh uses mentalization-based practices that cultivate the ability of clients to see themselves from the outside and others from the inside. Being able to feel and understand an experience from multiple perspectives is the first step towards the integration of that experience. This is the first step we all take towards healing.
Some of the issues that Josh works with include: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Personal Issues, Life Coaching, Anger Management.
Sophia is a counselling psychotherapist who is presently completing a Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy.
Sophia works with people seeking support for a range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relational difficulties (including attachment repair), sexual identity and gender, personality disorders, grief and trauma.
Using a range of evidence-based approaches, Sophia works collaboratively with a person-centred focus to accommodate individual needs. Sophia hopes to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to engage in meaningful personal exploration. Working with an awareness of both mind and body, Sophia believes strongly in the client’s innate capacity to create lasting personal change.
Isabelle is an ACA accredited counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed a Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy at the Ikon Institute of Australia.
Integrative Psychotherapy is a multimodal therapeutic approach enriched with a trauma-based understanding. This means Isabelle is able to work with clients across many different levels of development, ranging from attachment and somatic disturbances, through to distorted and disempowering self-concepts, and onward to existential and transpersonal challenges. Whilst also supporting individuals to hold, explore and integrate difficult life experiences.
Isabelle believes that creating a safe and person-centred therapeutic environment is essential for change, and thus endeavours to co-create a sensitive, collaborative and transparent therapeutic relationship.
She currently offers individual psychotherapy for issues concerning self-esteem, relationships and intimacy, somatic difficulties such as chronic illness and pain, grief and loss, along with anxiety, depression and emotional stress.
Cristina is an ACA accredited Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Her approach is authentic and compassionate, and works with both the body and the mind. She aims to create a sense of deep safety and trust, bringing her warmth, empathy, and presence to each encounter. Cristina works reciprocally with her clients to foster change, and brings a tenderness and holding that enables people to feel supported and encouraged.
Cristina, who is also fluent in Spanish, works from a culturally diverse practice and welcomes all people, including those from the LGBTIQ+ community. She offers individual counselling for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal relationships, sexuality and intimacy, existential issues, emotional difficulties, and self-exploration.
Additionally, Cristina is a Dance Movement Therapist. Her extensive experience as a dancer and a movement therapist has refined her ability to access the somatic level of the body. She has witnessed the capacity to access and heal trauma directly through the subtle cues and answers found within the wisdom of the body.
Dr Traill Dowie is the Chair of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Panel for Trauma Standards & Practice, he is also the Head of Faculty (acting) at Ikon Institute Australia, and is a practising psychotherapist, supervisor and public speaker. Traill has been involved with counselling and psychotherapy for the last 20 years. Traill holds a PhD in Psychiatry and holds a PhD in Philosophy (social theory). Traill holds qualifications in psychology, philosophy, sociology, history of ideas and Jungian psychology. Traill also holds masters degrees in counselling and psychotherapy as well as mind and society. He has extensive knowledge of European philosophy and psychotherapy, including existential and phenomenological systems. As well as this Traill holds qualifications in transpersonal counselling and art therapy. Traill has a particular interest in integrative practice and the treatment of trauma. Traill also has extensive teaching experience in counselling and psychotherapy.
Daniel P. Brown
Consultant International Psychologist
Dr. Daniel P. Brown Ph.D, is a consultant psychologist and advanced training provider to Integrative Psychology. Dr. Brown is an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. As an academic and researcher he has served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for over 38 years. In the 1980’s he was Director of Training and then as Chief Psychologist at The Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Brown’s clinical research has focused on assessing attachment disorders in adults and on developing psychotherapeutic and hypnotherapeutic protocols to treat attachment pathology. He is the winner of the 2018 ISST-D Pierre Janet Writing Award for his work on The Three Pillars treatment method with David Elliot.
Dr. Brown was an expert witness and consultant on trauma, memory, and children’s testimony regarding sexual abuse, and testimony before of International War Crimes Tribunal for the Prosecution of war criminals of the former Yugoslavia that was upheld on appeal. He was also the winner of the 1999 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association for “outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry”.
Dr. Drown is an accomplished Indo-Tibetan concentration and insight meditation teacher and runs regular week-long medication retreats.
Dr. Brown is also an author of 24 books on; hypnotherapy, Hypnosis and Behavioural Medicine, attachment repair, affect development, self development from a cross-cultural perspective, Memory, Trauma Treatment and the Law, as well as four books on meditation (Transformations of Consciousness with K. Wilbur & J. Engler), psychotherapy and meditation, contributed to two books of East-West dialogues in psychology with H.H. The Dalai Lama.
Dr Erin Redmond
Dr Erin Redmond has been a consultant psychiatrist for over twenty years. She has interests across many areas – she has worked with many Vietnam veterans and their families; she was a consultant to the Parent Infant Unit at Albert Rd Clinic when she worked there and worked with all members of the family- mothers, fathers and the infant.
More recently Erin has worked with people who have suffered developmental trauma, be it physical, sexual or emotional. This kind of trauma can result in a variety of psychiatric disorders in adult life.
Erin has a special interest in women’s mental health. She uses a combination of medication where needed, and psychotherapy.
Dr Fiona McGlade
Dr Fiona McGlade, MBBS, FRANZCP, MPM, Diploma of Applied Medicine (Infant Mental Health), is a psychiatrist with over twenty years of experience in Victoria and Western Australia in both urban and rural settings. She started her psychiatry career as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist delivering psychiatric opinion and care within the general hospital wards. After commencing her private practice, she worked as a consultant on the Parent/Infant ward at Albert Road Clinic for ten years. The work with parents and infants has further developed her understanding of the critical role played by early life relationships and experiences in the subsequent development of psychological health throughout the lifecycle. She carries this psychological understanding into her current work with adults and applies its principles into her work with understanding the impact of trauma and the development of complex personalities.
In her private practice, she mostly works with adults struggling with mood disorders, anxieties disorders, trauma issues, relationship issues, addictions and work-place stress. She remains available to provide care and support to parents and infants who may be struggling at this vulnerable and challenging stage of life. She also accepts referrals of Veterans from DVA.
Fiona has experience and special interests in Indigenous Health and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health. She has a current appointment as psychiatrist to the Victorian Doctors Health Programme, where she provides assistance to doctors presenting with issues pertaining to mental health or addictions.
Dr Stephen Brockway
Dr Stephen Brockway, MD, FRANZCP, is an American trained Psychiatrist with a keen interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and pharmocotherapy. He is happy to work with clients from various backgrounds, ages and diagnoses. Stephen is flexible to work with clients as their sole mental health provider or in conjunction with psychologists or other mental health practitioners. He has been in Australia for the past 5 years and has been accepted as a fellow into the Australian College of Psychiatry.
Stephen has 15 total years of experience in psychiatry. Therapeutically, he has been trained in a variety of modalities and is happy to work with clients in a variety of ways, hopefully in the best fit possible.