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 is a provisional psychologist who brings a bright and bubbly presence to the Beam Team. From her previous work, she is experienced in delivering therapeutic models to clients, in particular in areas of traumatic stress, grief and loss, addiction, anxiety and depression.
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 interventions which
are client-focused and evidence based. Zoe is skilled in delivering evidence based
treatments 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 exploring the Newcastle area, and enjoying good food and coffee with friends and family.
To book an appointment or find out more, please fill in the form or call 02 4954 9333.