Meet the team

Kim Douglas
Counselling Psychologist, Director
MPsch(Couns), GDipPsych, BNurs, MAPS

Kim is a Counselling Psychologist who works with youth and adult clients. Her interests include include trauma, youth issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, interpersonal difficulties, personality and eating disorders. Kim has clinical experience in the public and private sector, most notably at Headspace and within a private DBT program. Kim’s background prior to psychology was in nursing. She has lived and worked in rural and regional areas of Australia and is passionate about making therapy more accessible.

Kim has a client-centred approach and works within ‘episodes of care’ targeted at the client’s goals. She works with a range of therapeutic interventions which include; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy (MIT).

 

Alison Dougall
Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
MPsych(Couns), BAPsych(Hons), DipHSc(Nurs), MAPS

Alison is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. Her breadth of experience allows her to work with adult clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, stress, grief, PTSD, binge eating disorder, sexual assault or abuse.
Alison has worked in private practice for many years, and also with agencies such as: Australian Federal Police, Sexual Assault Resource Centre, and a number of Employee Assistance Providers.

Prior becoming a Psychologist, Alison worked as a Registered Nurse.

Alison works with a range of therapeutic approaches, tailored to the individual client and their most important goals. These approaches include: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Multimodal Therapy (MMT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

 

Wendy Devine
Registered Psychologist
MPsych(Clin), BSc(Hons), BSc(Psych), BBhavSc, MAPS

Wendy is a Registered Psychologist who works mostly with adult clients. She has worked in both community mental health and private practice settings.
Whilst able to assist people with a range of mental health difficulties, Wendy has particular experience and interest in assisting those with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her interest in trauma extends to the possibility of post-traumatic growth, an area where she has also completed research.

Wendy has lived most of her life in remote, rural and regional communities, and is dedicated to working with clients to improve their mental health and live their best life possible.

Wendy takes a client centred approach, and works with a range of evidence based approaches including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

 

Dallas Rae
Clinical Psychologist
MPsych(Clin), MBA(Health), BAPsych(Hons), MAPS

Dallas is a Clinical Psychologist who works with child and adolescent, as well as adult clients who present with complex mental health issues. Dallas’s experience has included working with in public mental health services, with people and families suffering with severe and enduring mental health issues. Dallas has experience working with many issues, including depression and suicidality, anxiety, grief and loss, psychosis and personality issues. She has experience supporting families and young people work on interfamily conflict. Dallas has a keen interest in supporting clients and families to reach their goals.

Dallas’s is a keen animal lover and artist, and prior to psychology worked in the horse and animal industries.

Dallas works with a range of therapeutic interventions which include; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as mindfulness, acceptance and interpersonal approaches. She has experience in Multisystemic Family Therapy (MST) and parenting interventions.

 

Alana Wood
Forensic Psychologist
MPsych(Forensic), GDip(Psych), BBhavSc(Psych)

Alana is a Registered Psychologist who is additionally endorsed in the area of forensic psychology. She enjoys working with both forensic and non-forensic clients, and has experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, loss and grief, trauma, interpersonal problems, substance misuse, and suicidality. Alana is dedicated to supporting clients to improve their mental wellbeing and to reach their goals.

Alana takes a client-centred approach, and draws upon a range of therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as mindfulness/relaxation-based approaches.

 

Felicity Wiseman
Clinical Psychologist
MPsych(Clin), MPsychSt, GDipPsych(Couns), BEd

Felicity is a mother of four and a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for more than 30 years with young people and adults, who want change. Felicity has a nursing and education background with a wealth of experience as a psychologist.
Felicity works with a wide range of youth & adult clients who present with anxiety, depression, complex mental health issues, grief and loss, complex trauma, adjustment disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders to name a few.

Felicity enjoys listening to people and understanding their experiences and perspective. Felicity has specialised training in the use of meditation, yoga and breathing techniques to calm the mind and regain emotional equilibrium. Felicity’s psychological practice is influenced by her training in Compassion Focused Therapy and evidence based practises which enable exploration of new pathways towards growth, healing or managing distress. Felicity works with a range of therapeutic interventions which include; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as an Open Dialogue approach. Felicity has completed training in Compassion Focused Therapy and evidence based practises which enable exploration of new pathways towards growth, healing and managing distress. She works collaboratively with clients to help develop the skills to navigate life challenges and feel comfortable with themselves.

 

Anthony Espinosa
Clinical Psychologist
MPsych(Clin), BSPsych(Hons), GDipPsych

Anthony is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with adults who may be experiencing mental health issues. Anthony is experienced in assisting clients with a range of mental health difficulties including; anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and those who may be experiencing difficult life circumstances such living with chronic pain or illness, and those impacted by natural disasters.

Anthony has worked in both community mental health and private practice settings, and has extensive experience providing telehealth psychological services to rural and remote communities. Anthony has a warm, respectful and empowering approach to therapy. Anthony enjoys helping clients to identify their personal values and providing them with skills to help them take meaningful steps towards their goals.

Anthony practices using evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Trauma-focused therapy and Mindfulness-based therapies.

 

Avonia Donnellan
Clinical Psychologist
BAPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin), Grad Cert Ed Mgmt

Avonia completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at The University of Western Australia in 1993. Since graduating, she has worked as a clinical psychologist with youth and adults in public, private, non-government, and university services in country and metropolitan WA.

Avonia has expertise in working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, adjustment following significant life events, and study- and work-related stress (including burn-out and bullying). She is inclusive and non-judgemental in her approach; and is skilled in applying a range of therapeutic techniques informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and interpersonal neurobiology. Avonia is compassionate, down-to-earth, and non-judgemental. She uses a collaborative, trauma-informed, and culturally secure approach.

 

Catharina (Rina) Belgraver
Counselling Psychologist
MPsych(Couns), BSocSci(Hons), MAPS, FCCOUNP

Rina is a mother of three, and counselling psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She brings extensive training and rich life experience to her work. Rina enjoys bush walking, gardening, quilting, large mugs of tea – and shouldn’t be left unsupervised in bookshops!

Rina is passionate about helping her clients to be gently curious about the patterns that are keeping them stuck in life, and untangling from these – so that they can free themselves up to live with more purpose, joy and vitality. Rina works with adults from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, who have struggles ranging from depression and anxiety (including social anxiety and OCD), to anger, relationship issues, stress and burnout. Rina is passionate about all things psychology but has a special interest in anti-diet psychology and body image resilience; chronic pain and illness; grief and loss; perinatal psychology; menopause and ageing.

Rina works with a range of therapeutic interventions which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), neuropsychology and nature therapy.

 

Kathryn Barrett
Practice Manager

As our Practice Manager, Kathryn is responsible for maintaining a high standard of client service. Kathryn prides herself on her friendly and professional demeanour and her dedication to supporting the team with all administrative functions. Kathryn has extensive experience gained through working in Administration & Managerial roles in the healthcare industry, over the last 14 years.  Her experience includes working in General Practice, Allied Health and Public Hospitals.
Kathryn understands that for many people, seeking psychological support can be a difficult experience, and strives to ensure all clients feel supported and informed during the referral process.

Kathryn is available at any time to answer your questions about our services or to book in your first session.