Staff

Dr. Kellie Jones

Kellie is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist who completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) in 2011. Kellie has undertaken diverse post graduate clinical training with the Sexual Health Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital and the Eating Disorders Programme at Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as having extensive experience in private practice. Kellie uses various therapeutic models in her work, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused therapy, EMDR, and Dialetical and Behaviour Therapy. Kellie is currently working with adult clients who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief or adjustment.

Psychology Board approved supervisor.

Vanessa Mathews

Vanessa is a registered Clinical Psychologist. Vanessa undertook her post graduate clinical training at Princess Margaret Hospital eating disorders team, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Alma Street Centre. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Vanessa worked as an oncology and hospice nurse. Vanessa has done further postgraduate training in attachment based therapy and Acceptance and Commitment based cognitive therapy and EMDR. Vanessa uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of her clients.  Vanessa works with children, adolescents, adults, parents and babies, and families.

Her areas of interest include:

  • attachment difficulties
  • eating disorders
  • anxiety
  • mood disorders
  • grief
  • trauma
  • antenatal and postnatal mental health for mothers and fathers
  • adjustment to various stages of parenthood.
  • circle of security (COS)

Psychology Board approved supervisor.

Dr Ben Grafton

Dr Ben Grafton completed his Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2010, and his Doctor of Philosophy in 2014, both at the University of Western Australia. He works with clients aged from 16 years and older, and has experience helping individuals to better manage and overcome difficulties with anxiety, depression, alcohol and other drugs, stress, low self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. In addition to working in private practice, Ben holds an academic position at the University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science. His research has been published extensively in international journals, and he has authored multiple book chapters. Ben is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the Psychology Board of Australia, and he is a registered Medicare provider.

Sherri Murphy

Sherri is a registered psychologist and has experience working in alcohol and other drugs settings with clients across the lifespan and from diverse cultures. Sherri’s therapeutic approach is client-centred and collaborative, and she takes a holistic approach to therapy, integrating a broad spectrum of treatment modalities to suit the individual needs of her clients. Sherri takes an empathic and respectful stance to her clinical work and considers it a privilege to help people understand their current difficulties and find new ways to respond and cope. Her areas of interest include anxiety and mood disorders, self-esteem issues, stress, grief and loss, interpersonal/relationship conflicts, trauma reactions and addiction.

Dr. Alison Gomes

Alison is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing since 2009. She has completed a Doctor in Psychology (Clinical) and has experience working in several Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in Melbourne and Perth, as well as adult mental health services. Alison works with children, youth and adults. She has specialist skills in youth mental health, as well as in complex trauma, psychosis and OCD.

Catherine Brennan

Catherine completed her masters of clinical psychology in 2011, and has worked as a private practitioner since this time. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents, to identify important issues they may be facing, and to help them make the changes they can to improve their quality of life. Catherine is trained in evidence based approaches to addressing psychological issues including anxiety and mood disorders, eating/body image disorders, relationship problems, and substance use problems. Catherine works primarily from a CBT framework, and is committed to building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, that enables them to feel safe and supported to make helpful changes in their lives. Catherine looks forward to working with you!

Eugenie Pophillat

Eugenie is a registered clinical psychologist and has worked over the last ten years with children and their families, adolescents and adults across various inpatient, community and private settings. Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Eugenie worked as a psychologist conducting cognitive and educational assessments of children with learning difficulties.

Eugenie is committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for people to explore their inner world.  She aims to meet you “where you are at” and brings warmth and compassion in her work.  Eugenie firmly believes in the need for a collaborative therapeutic relationship and considers it a privilege to work alongside her clients in making sense of their current struggles and building on their existing strengths.

Eugenie uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual and unique needs of her clients, including: Attachment-based, interpersonal and psycho-dynamic therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment and Schema Focused therapies.  Eugenie works with parents-infants, children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of interests include working with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, stress, grief and self esteem issues. She also has a keen interest in perinatal and post-natal mental health, and in infant/child – parent attachment.

Danielle Dix

Danielle is a clinical psychologist who has practiced in various inpatient, community, and private settings. She has worked with adolescents, adults, and older adults. Danielle specialised in the area of addiction counselling for a number of years. While she utilises a number of therapeutic models, she has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which incorporates mindfulness techniques.

 

 

 

Charisse Hay

Charisse is a registered psychologist who is currently completing a PhD. Charisse has a background in educational and developmental psychology working with children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 years. Charisse has a warm and friendly disposition and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches together with psychosocial and psychometric assessment to assist individuals to reach their full potential in life. Charisse has worked with individuals across the lifespan and across different cultures presenting with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicide ideation, self-harm, learning and transition difficulties, school refusal, interpersonal conflict, family and domestic violence, LGBTIA+ issues, and trauma. Charisse adopts a person centred and strengths-based approach to empower individuals to see every challenge as an opportunity for personal growth.

Hannelie Scheffer

Hannelie completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology in 1995 and has more than 23 years of experience in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Hannelie uses a multi-disciplinary and a holistic approach to therapy based on a whole spectrum of therapeutic models. This allows her to customize the best possible approach to address the individual needs of her clients. Therapeutic models utilized by Hannelie include Psychodynamic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR (trauma debriefing), Trauma-based Approaches and Mindfulness-Based Living Therapy (including MBSR, MBCT and ACT).

An area of specialty is mindfulness training and mindfulness-based approaches that are grounded in neuroscience. Hannelie is an experienced International Registered Imago Relational Therapist and provides therapy for all type of relationship difficulties.

Hannelie’s clinical interests include but are not limited to:

  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma and Attachment issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders

Hannelie works with adolescents, adults, and couples. She provides therapy in English as well as Afrikaans.

Psychology Board approved supervisor.