Hi everyone, I have received a lot of requests for recommendations for psychologists. I have been busy calling my colleagues to check on their availability, below is a list of colleagues that I would personally recommend based on my work with them or their reputation. This is not an exhaustive list. The list is based on people I know and whose books are open. It is not a list of who I think are the best therapists in the entire Psychology/ Social Work community (i.e. I don't know everyone practicing in Newcastle :). Your GP or Psychiatrist may have a preference as to who they would recommend. - Stephen Faiers: 0413 026 443 (my previous Clinical Team Leader at Newcastle University Counselling Service) - Danielle Filby: Inside Outwards Psychology 0438 277 533 - Callie Buller: NovaHealth 0435 375 824 (A former intern of mine) - Dr Melissa Claire: Psychology Matters 4915 0104 (my colleague at Psychology Matters) - Dr Martina Zangger : Psychology One 4952 2558 (EMDR) - Dr Katie Mitchell: New Lambton Psychology 4950 9820 (EMDR) - Dr Louisa Giancas: New Lambton Psychology 4950 9820 (EMDR) - Kellie Cathcart /Stella Dwyer: Whole Psychology 1300 923 927 (Kellie and I previously worked together at Newcastle University)
- Christine Campbell: (Kincumber) 0414 188 975. Chris is based on the Central Coast. We used to work together at Newcastle University. She practices holistically and uses EMDR. A colleague who I highly regard has recommended Valerie Huens. She has recently started in private practice at The Psychology Place in Kotara 4956 3353 https://www.thepsychologyplace.com.au/copy-of-angela-bio
Please note, that not all of the above are offering face-to-face appointments at the moment.
Telehealth only: - Rita Younan and the team at Schema Therapy Institute - Melbourne https://www.schematherapyaustralia.com.au/ Rita has supervised my work in the past. She and her team are fantastic. I would highly recommend them if you are happy to receive Telehealth Psychology - Sekneh Beckett: NorthPsych - Sydney 02 9999 6216. Sekneh is one of my oldest colleagues and dearest friends. We worked together in Bankstown many many years ago. She is a highly respected trainer in Narrative Therapy. - Maja Czerniawska - The Indigo Project 9212 5469 Sydney. Maja and I worked together in Drug & Alcohol counselling in Bankstown. She is a wonderful, warm and creative therapist. www.theindigoproject.com.au Please note, if you have a Medicare Mental Health Plan - you do not need a new referral unless your plan has expired. If you have NDIS, I do not know how many of the above named therapists offer NDIS. It may be the case that some of them you will need to pay up front and get reimbursed through your NDIS plan. I hope that this helps. Please forgive me for the impersonal nature of this post, it is this quickest way I can get this information out as well as respond to the large number of emails that I am currently receiving. If you have any questions about a referral, please let me know and I will respond to it as quickly as possible.