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.
Niamh is a Clinical Psychologist from Ireland, with an Bachelor degree in Psychology, Masters in Neuropsychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has also undergone a range of specialist training courses including in Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Based Family Therapy, and Mindful and Somatic approaches to Trauma.
Niamh has experience working with both adults and adolescents, having worked in adult mental health and children and adolescent mental health services in both Ireland and New Zealand. She supports individuals with difficulties such as anxiety and panic, mood, trauma (including PTSD), relationship difficulties, self-harm, voice-hearing, dissociation, and distress from surviving stress and adversity.
Niamh is passionate about creating a compassionate, safe, and collaborative space for people in therapy. She often uses mindful and somatic (body) based approaches, however offers choice and flexibility to create the most helpful space for each person. Niamh also values a jargon-free space and enjoys helping people understand themselves better and move through painful and distressing experiences towards a life worth living.
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.
Adam van Heerden
Adam is a registered Psychologist (Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology) with experience working in community health clinics, schools and the private sector. Emboldened by his search to find true belonging, he now works alongside adults and young people (12 years +) to help them reconnect with themselves and find their place in the world.
Adam’s clinical work is based on the viewpoint that with increased awareness and support, each person has the capacity to resolve difficulties, improve their mental health and cultivate more fulfilling relationships. He respects the uniqueness of each person and will seek to understand your concerns within the context of your family, culture, gender, sexuality and overall life space.
Adam offers psychological support for interpersonal challenges, work and study related stress, concerns of anxiety and depression, grief and loss, recovery from trauma, existential questions and life transitions. Adam is currently receiving training and supervision in cult related issues and psychedelic integration.
Above all, Adam is dedicated to creating a welcoming therapeutic space and believes healing can only occur in relationship.
Ed is a registered psychologist (Master of Clinical Psychology) and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Ed is passionate about his work and has a warm, person-centred style. He seeks to genuinely understand the people he works with before collaboratively setting goals and developing a plan for therapy. He utilises an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based approaches and psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT).
Ed has experience working with a range of psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, sleep issues and trauma as well as supporting people with existential and relational issues. He has additionally worked within the community mental health sector and university counselling settings.
Jake is a provisional Psychologist (Master of Professional Psychology) and member of the Australian Psychological Society who has experience working with adolescents and adults through a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, relational issues, trauma, and finding meaning.
Jake adopts a warm, person-centred therapeutic style to create a space to help the people he works with feel safe and heard. He utilises an integrative approach to therapy, drawing upon schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to collaboratively tailor therapy to the needs of the people he works with.
Dani is a Psychotherapist working with adults and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). She works from a person-centred approach and provides trauma informed therapy. Dani works in a collaborative manner with her clients to reach their goals. She uses a range of evidence-based practices and uses an integrative model of care, going beyond symptom management, addressing the root cause of the issue.
Dani has an interest in working with anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, PTSD, stress, life transitions, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship and intimate difficulties, grief /loss, sexual difficulties and women’s issues.
Dani is now taking on new clients and provides Psychotherapy without the need of a GP referral or Medicare card.
Sophia is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and couples. Using a range of evidence-based approaches, Sophia works collaboratively with a relational focus to accommodate the individual needs of her clients. She 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.
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, high control groups, grief and trauma.
Isabelle is an ACA accredited psychotherapist who’s compIeted a Bachelors of Integrative Psychotherapy at the Ikon Institute of Australia and has training in Adult Attachment Repair, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Psychedelic Integration.
Isabelle’s practice is delivered interpersonally and is well suited for people with developmental and/or relational trauma and neglect. She is warm in her approach and endeavours to create a collaborative and attuned therapeutic relationship, one which prioritises an experience of feeling safe and understood. She holds a strong perspective that psychotherapy has dynamic potential for change and well-being, with this perspective continually being reinforced through her own journey, research and training.
Working across many different issues, Isabelle can assist with relationship and intimacy concerns, grief and loss, emotional distress, chronic illness and pain, existential concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Her services are available for couples, adults of all ages and is suitable for queer people.
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
Not available for appointments.
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 meditation 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.
Clinical Social Worker
Virginia has over 20 years’ experience as psychotherapist working with Individuals, couples and adolescents and in corporate and organisational coaching and psychology, as well as in management and supervisory roles. Virginia feels strongly that in order for clients to gain the most from counselling, they experience experience a safe and compassionate space to express themselves to work though challenges, while also finding ways to support clients to enjoy the experience of personal growth and change that occurs in sessions.
Virginia supports clients to develop helpful strategies and skills which they can take away from sessions and bring into their lives to create the positive changes they want and to better deal with relationship and life challenges. Virginia’s therapeutic approach also focusses on supporting clients to develop skills in self-reflection and greater self-awareness. Virginia offers support for relationship issues, (intergenerational family, parenting and couples) trauma and complex trauma, grief and loss, workplace issues, generalised anxiety and depression and health related concerns. Virginia has a special interest in supporting clients who would like to explore the spiritual dimension of their lives, along with end of life and existential concerns and in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and integration.
Virginia has training in a number of different therapeutic methods and approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; EMDR modality (Radical Exposure Tapping), Emotion Focussed Therapy, Somatic therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Systems, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and TFCBT. Virginia also has a keen interest and training in eastern philosophy and meditation and mindfulness-based approaches.
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.