We’re a team of experienced, supportive and friendly psychologists who are committed to working with children, adolescents and adults to improve their emotional and psychological wellbeing. 


AMANDA SIRONIC
DIRECTOR & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Amanda is a registered psychologist who holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and has written a PhD on clinical perfectionism. She works collaboratively with adolescents and adults to assist them with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem, life and role transition difficulties, relationship problems and perinatal mental health. Amanda’s previous profession as a pharmacist also gives her insight into the pharmacological management of psychological issues.

Amanda is skilled in a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Amanda believes it is important to explore clients’ experiences and relationships over time in order to help them identify and change self-defeating schemas (or patterns) that are known to cause psychological distress. Overall, clients are offered the opportunity to learn skills that will help them achieve their therapy goals and build lives with greater meaning.

Amanda has a special interest in working with teenagers and young adults, and is committed to helping young people who are experiencing mental health issues. She believes early intervention is key to preventing the development of ongoing and more severe psychological difficulties. Amanda is also a published researcher and accomplished speaker on the topic of adolescent perfectionism, with regular appearances at schools and conferences across Australia. Amanda’s expertise in perfectionism is relevant not only to adolescents, but people of all ages.

Amanda has received specialist training in antenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression. Pregnancy and parenthood represent times of great change and it’s common for new parents to experience a range of emotions, both positive and negative, in response to these changes. Amanda is committed to helping parents overcome challenges during the perinatal period and beyond.

Having trained with Relationships Australia, Amanda also sees individuals for relationship counselling and is passionate about helping her clients foster positive and respectful relationships.

Amanda’s clients describe her as friendly, open and perceptive.


GARRICK ATKIN
ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Garrick is a registered psychologist who works with adults presenting with various psychological issues, including depression, anxiety and stress. 

Garrick also holds a Master of Organisational Psychology and specialises in dealing with career and workplace issues. He is an expert in dealing with a range of career and workplace issues, including work stress, work-life balance,  job dissatisfaction, managing conflict at work, workplace bullying and harassment, job loss, job search assistance, interview skills training, starting a new job, career coaching and advice, and career exploration, change and transition. With over 20 years of experience in executive coaching, managing teams, leading businesses and delivering first-class solutions to his clients, Garrick understands workplaces and the challenges they present.

Garrick is experienced and trained in various evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. Garrick's approach to therapy is collaborative and focuses on helping clients draw on existing strengths and improve their coping.

Garrick is an approved provider of psychological services for WorkCover and Comcare.

Garrick’s clients describe him as credible, energetic and supportive.


Dr LUCINDA POOLE
PSYCHOLOGIST

 

Lucinda is registered psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and works with both adolescents and adults. While Lucinda is able to help clients with a large range of concerns, her specialist clinical skills and interests include anxiety, depression, substance misuse, stress, interpersonal difficulties, body dissatisfaction, and sleep difficulties.

Lucinda is passionate about helping clients clarify their values, meet their personal goals, build resilience and develop skills and strategies to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. She is trained and experienced in a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and interventions drawn from Positive Psychology research (e.g., strength-based change, self-compassion). Lucinda is also an expert in the practice of Mindfulness. She has received extensive training in the area and while she routinely offers Mindfulness as a part of therapy, she is also available to provide Mindfulness specific programs to individuals wishing to exclusively use meditation to help deal with the pressure, stress and challenges of daily life.

Lucinda has a warm and engaging interpersonal style, and she incorporates her personal values of connection, openness and collaboration into her practice.

Lucinda's clients describe her as warm, engaging and open.

(LUCINDA IS ON SABBATICAL LEAVE UNTIL JUNE 2019)


DR THEA BRIDGMAN
PSYCHOLOGIST

 

Thea is a registered psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She works with adolescents and adults to help them navigate a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, low self-esteem, procrastination, study-related stress, life transition issues and problems that can accompany chronic illness or injury.

Thea has a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, including social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia and specific phobias (e.g., fear of flying, fear of heights). She is also passionate about working with individuals who have “sensitive personalities”. These clients may find that they feel more deeply or that they are more emotionally reactive than their peers; they may also feel overwhelmed by crowded rooms, hectic schedules, and exposure to bright light or loud noise. Thea helps her sensitive clients gain a deeper understanding of their sensitivities and offers them strategies to best manage feeling overwhelmed.

Thea draws upon a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief-Intervention Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She also believes it is important to draw upon her clients' strengths to help them take action toward living a meaningful life.  

Thea’s clients describe her as warm and enthusiastic, and her approach as reflective. 


DR DANIEL LEUNG
PSYCHOLOGIST

 

Daniel is a registered psychologist with experience in university, hospital and private settings. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and works with adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/work stress, low self-esteem, and substance misuse.

Daniel is trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, mindfulness interventions, and Schema Therapy. Daniel also believes that rapport and a positive therapeutic relationship is central to “good therapy” and the promotion of psychological wellbeing. With a friendly and empathic approach, Daniel provides a safe and supported space while his clients explore their personal values, emotions, and thoughts and move toward living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Daniel has a special interest in working with people who are adversely affected by alcohol and drugs. Having worked at Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre for several years, Daniel understands that alcohol and drug misuse is often a symptom of more complex or underlying psychological concerns. For instance, people will often resort to alcohol or drugs to mask uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, to help cope with illness or pain, or to reduce stress levels. Daniel is passionate about helping his clients better understand their substance misuse; at the same time providing them with strategies to better deal with life’s challenges and skills to best manage their alcohol or drug intake.

Daniel's clients describe him as friendly, empathic and supportive.


DR Cecile BOganin
PSYCHOLOGIST

 

Cecile is a registered psychologist who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She works with adolescents and adults who experience a range of emotional and psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, life-transition and relationship difficulties, self-harm, trauma and personality disorders.

Cecile has a special interest in supporting people who engage in self-harming behaviours. Having written her Doctoral thesis on self-harm, Cecile understands that people often engage in self-harming behaviours to deal with difficult or intrusive emotions, bodily sensations, thoughts or memories, and sometimes as a way to cope with feeling emotionally numb.

Cecile is trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Family Therapy. Cecile is also trained in Schema Therapy, a therapy specifically developed to help treat personality disorders and chronic psychological conditions.

Cecile is passionate about helping her clients better understand themselves in relation to challenging life circumstances and significant past events and experiences. She provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, reinforce their inner strengths, and develop a strong sense of identity. Overall, Cecile helps her clients move toward living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 

Cecile’s clients describe her as warm, nurturing and hopeful.