Dr. Zach de Beer is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience. He trained in South Africa and the United Kingdom and has experience in working with a wide range of clients. Over the years he has held academic, clinical leadership and management positions alongside his clinical work. He has an interest in psychotherapy (counselling) with adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties.
Zach employs a broad range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in his work with clients and takes a systemic view of people’s problems by considering their unique context. As a Christian, Zach understands the importance of spirituality and values in many people’s lives and would therefore consider this dimension, if applicable, while employing evidence-based strategies. Zach has a particular special interest in body image, eating and weight disorders and completed his doctoral research in the field of male eating disorders. His research was published in a textbook and presented at international eating disorder conferences in Europe and South America. As a Psychology Board approved supervisor, Zach is available for clinical supervision and mentoring
Madeleine Stoddart is a Registered Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar) and member of the Australian Psychological Society. Her qualifications in psychology include a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Maddie has experience delivering multiple evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Mindfulness therapies, and Solution-Focused Therapies. Maddie has a special interest in working with anxiety across the lifespan.
Karina Johnson is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and has completed research projects investigating areas of mindfulness, depression, anxiety, stress, and Bipolar Disorders. Karina has experience in providing evidence-based psychological interventions to a range of culturally diverse clients across the lifespan. Karina works with various clinical presentations including: Mood disorders, Anxiety, Trauma, Psychosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Substance use, vocational confusion, aggression and spousal abuse. Karina has a particular interest in mood/anxiety disorders and vocational counselling. Karina has experience utilising a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions including: Meta-Cognitive therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based therapy and Motivational Interviewing, with a strong focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. As a Christian, Karina understands the importance of spirituality and values in many people’s lives and would therefore consider this dimension, if applicable, while employing evidence-based strategies.
Breanna Holden is a Clinical Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Australian Catholic University. Breanna has provided psychological intervention in private practice, employee assistance programs, inpatient settings and non-government organizations. She has a special interest in working with adults who have had adverse childhood experiences, such as adult survivors of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse, as well as adults who have experienced a single event trauma. Breanna also has experience in providing support to family members who have been affected by family trauma. She also enjoys working with adults who are experiencing: Depression, Anxiety, Stress and burnout, Self-esteem issues and Workplace stress and conflict. Breanna has a strong focus on creating a safe environment for her clients to explore their concerns, as well as assist in developing alternative ways of coping. Breanna adapts her treatment to meet the needs of her clients and adopts several different therapy frameworks including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Mindfulness based therapies.