About Us

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.

 

Our People

Katharine Cook
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:

  • Attachment issues

  • 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

  • Disaster Response 

Cristina Williams
Psychotherapist
Eloisa Mulet
Psychoanalytic Psychologist

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:

  • Complex trauma 

  • Childhood psychological injuries;

  • Assistance to parents identify and heal personal psychological injuries/issues that impact on their children's development. 

 

Ashleigh Hough
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

  • Education issues

  • Cognitive Assessments

  • Anger and behavioural problems

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Parenting Issues

  • Development Disorders

Natalie Mackenzie
Dramatherapist
Penny Slocombe
Practice Manager

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:

  • Addiction

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Workplace stress

  • Family issues

 

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:

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Group work

 

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.

 

Contact Us

Family Psychology Practice
 

2a King St, Manly Vale, NSW 2093

Tel: 02 8964 9487

Fax: 02 8078 6696

Email: info@familypsychology.com.au

The Family Psychology Practice acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present. 
 
The Family Psychology Practice is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous  communities to meet the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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