Andrew is our Principal Practitioner and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. He has a number of years’ experience working throughout private practice, government and non-government sectors. He has worked in various inpatient and outpatient mental health teams throughout Hunter New England Health. Andrew predominantly utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and family based therapy techniques. His real passion is working with young people and their families. Andrew approaches young people and families in a non-judgemental and warm manner as he understands many of the complexities they can face. He is a firm believer that strong families and healthy parenting equals a better society. He has extensive experience working across a range of mental health issues, dual diagnosis and addressing complex and challenging behaviours in children, adolescents and adults.
Andrew is also interested in rural men’s health and recently presented at the annual Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. Born and bred in the rural NSW, in his free time he likes to explore the outdoors, going camping and fishing at any spare opportunity.
Kathleen is a Registered Psychologist with a number of years’ experience working with young people in Out of Home Care settings and providing behavioural support to individuals with complex behavioural needs. Kathleen uses a range of therapeutic modalities including, Behavioural Analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Kathleen takes a playful and curious approach
when working with children, young people and their families to ensure that they
feel comfortable and safe in the therapeutic environment. Kathleen is
passionate about supporting individuals and families to understand the purpose
behind a behaviour and using this knowledge to develop new skills for more
effective communication. She is also a firm believer in evidenced based
practice and working in a holistic framework to provide informed and consistent
Outside of work, Kathleen spends her time
with family and friends, watching home renovation shows and trying to be a
Zoe brings a bright and bubbly presence to the Beam Team. She has experience delivering therapeutic models to clients, in particular in areas of anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, grief and loss and addiction.
With her genuine and warm approach, Zoe’s strength is her ability to engage well with young people and their families providing a supportive and therapeutic energy. Her focus is providing client-focused and evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as creative therapies and teaching relaxation and mindfulness. She is passionate about helping young people improve their wellbeing though developing skills to better understand themselves, cope with challenges and make rewarding choices.
Outside of work, Zoe spends her time attempting to cook, reading and travelling with friends and family.
Saskia is a registered psychologist with more than 20 years experience working across the lifespan in a variety of roles. She has worked in public and private practice in areas of generalist psychology, child and family, traumatic brain injury, occupational rehabilitation, sexual assault, chronic health conditions, trauma and dissociation.
Saskia has an understanding of the impact of trauma in its many forms and an ability to hear her clients’ stories and help them to make sense of it. She has significant experience in treating the psychological conditions that may result from adverse experiences.
She has an eclectic approach to treatment with a firm belief in tailoring treatment to the individual. This begins with gaining a thorough understanding of the individual and the development of a treatment plan based on this understanding. Modalities of treatment favoured by Saskia include cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, radical emotion focused tapping, trauma focused therapy and brief solution focussed therapy.
Outside of work, Saskia enjoys the great outdoors, gardening, bushwalking, photography, cooking and devouring a good novel.View Less
Sally is a Provisional Psychologist who has down to earth approach and enjoys working with children and adolescents to help them identify their strengths and to develop new skills. Sally has worked with families in some amazing places, including in rural and remote parts of Australia and has volunteered her time to work with the homeless. Sally’s enthusiastic and warm manner assists in developing safe and comfortable relationship with children and their families. Sally is committed to therapeutic interventions that are client-centred, creative, and focus on children’s strengths and interests. Outside of work Sally likes going to the beach, try new foods and spend time with her friends and family.View Less
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