Family Psychology Practice is a specialist therapeutic service for children, adolescents and adults.
Our practice is a safe place for individuals and families to explore complex issues.
Our work is always based on evidence and best practice and we aim to help families come to a better understanding of themselves and each other.
Informed by attachment theory, we specialise in the areas of trauma, separations, anxiety, grief, child behaviour, adolescent issues, perinatal depression, addiction and parenting issues.
We believe that small changes, new ideas or a change of perspective can sometimes be the difference that people need.
Our Psychologists and Social Work Practitioners are fully registered Medicare Providers. In consultation with a GP, treatment can be provided under Better Access to Mental Health Programme, Psychological Access Plus, Workcover or Victim Services Funding.
We are specialist providers authorised through the Access Plus programme or Victim Services, able to provide no-gap services to clients meeting certain criteria.
We provide individual and family therapy and support, Cognitive and Developmental Assessments, Psychometric Assessments for Schools and Psychological Assessments for Criminal and Family Court.
We run workshops and seminars for parents, teachers and children.
Child and Family Psychologist
Katharine has over 20 years experience in the areas of trauma, separations and loss and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Katharine has worked internationally and locally in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents and families.
Previously a psychologist for Community Health (Physical Abuse and Neglect of Children Service) and Community Services (FACS Eastern Sydney), Katharine brings expertise in attachment theory, the latest research in neuropsychology and family therapy to her work.
Katharine is also a Disaster Response Network Psychologist for the Australian Psychological Society.
Katharine’s specialisations are:
Family distress and separation
Anxiety and Depression
First Australian social and emotional wellbeing
Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Suicide and Self Harm
School issues, bullying and self esteem
Foster Care, Kinship Care and issues
Domestic Violence, Abuse and Neglect
Trauma and Separation
Eloisa is a registered psychologist and fully trained psychoanalyst.
She has 29 years of experience treating adults children and families, with experience overseas and Australia. She sees people experiencing mental disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, impact of childhood abuse, anger issues, fear issues, grief and loss, PND. Eloisa is a compassionate and caring psychotherapist.
She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Eloise's specialisations are:
Childhood psychological injuries;
Assistance to parents identify and heal personal psychological injuries/issues that impact on their children's development.
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Ashleigh is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Ashleigh has worked with children, adolescents and families for over 15 years as a School Psychologist within Independent and Catholic schools, as well as roles within not-for-profit organisations and paediatric medical practices.
Ashleigh is able to undertake educational and psychometric assessments, developmental issues and therapy.
Ashleigh’s specialisations are:
Childhood and adolescent issues
Anger and behavioural problems
Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
Cristina is a clinical psychotherapist and is a clinical member of The Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA).
After a successful career in corporate organisations and adult education, Cristina undertook her training as a therapist and has since specialised in the area of addiction, depression and anxiety. She has extensive experience working for a not for profit as a gambling specialist, seeing adults and young people who have experienced distress, family issues or trauma.
Cristina provides a safe and non-judgemental environment which allows her clients to feel at ease to address the challenges they are facing. She has a warm approach and incorporates a variety of therapeutic methods to best fit the clients’ preferences and needs.
Cristina’s specialisations are:
Depression and anxiety
Natalie is a registered dramatherapist with ANZATA (Australia and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association) and the British Association of Dramatherapists in the UK. She has a Masters of Dramatherapy from Roehampton University in London, UK.
She has worked in a therapeutic centre for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, grief and loss and has coordinated group programmes for children whose parents are in Drug Rehabilitation .
Natalie's specialisations are:
Grief and Loss
Penny is our amazing Practice Manager at the Family Psychology Practice.
After a long career in the medical profession (as a Nurse and a Midwife) Penny moved into the area of clinical care coordination, followed by medical administration. Her clinical background is obvious, not only from her knowledge but her warm and caring nature.
Penny is now our Practice Manager and is our clients' first point of contact. She is always happy to helps explain processes and what to expect, answers questions, liaises with doctors and coordinates our practitioners.