Our experienced team of Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Behaviour Specialists are passionate, experienced, caring and determined to help children, youth and families live their best life.
Kathleen
Kathleen
  • Registered Psychologist, Discipline Lead
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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 support.

Outside of work, Kathleen spends her time with family and friends, watching home renovation shows and trying to be a better cook.

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Delna
Delna
  • Speech and Language Pathologist, Discipline Lead
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Delna is a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 10 years experience working in schools and providing support to individuals with Autism and other disabilities. Delna has worked in Sydney and London, across a variety of special needs schools, community-based services, private practice and early intervention centres.

Delna is passionate about ensuring each individual has the opportunity to reach their full communicative potential. She holds a special interest in expressive communication and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and likes to work together with families and professionals to ensure an integrated, holistic and well-supported approach. Delna recently conducted an action research project looking at the development and implementation of individualised AAC systems as a school-wide approach.

Delna has a sound understanding of the national curriculum and is currently completing a Masters of Primary Teaching. Delna established the Therapists in Disability and Schools Network in Sydney and remains an active member.

Outside of work, Delna enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking and renovating. 

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Saskia
Saskia
  • Registered Psychologist
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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. 

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Zoe
Zoe
  • Registered Psychologist
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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.

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Erin
Erin
  • Registered Psychologist
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Erin is a Registered Psychologist with experience working with children and families from a trauma informed approach who present with complex trauma, poor self-image, poor socialisation, educational difficulties, dysfunctional behaviour, anti-social behaviours, suicidal tendencies, history of sexually/physically violent behaviour, inappropriate sexual behaviour, difficulties in controlling their behaviour, emotional problems, mental health issues.

Erin uses a range of evidenced based cognitive and behavioural interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and modalities including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Contingency management, Solution focussed Therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy.

Erin’s strength is her passion for supporting individuals and their families to understand the purpose of attachment, working across several theoretic frameworks, helping parents and children build better attachment relationships through attachment-based play and promoting the matching of educational and therapeutic interventions to the child or young person’s developmental needs across many different domains and actively engaging with children and their family systems by focusing on their strengths and interests. 

 Outside of work Erin enjoys Crossfit and spending time with her family, children and fur babies.

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Darrin
Darrin
  • Registered Psychologist
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Darrin is a Registered Psychologist who is experienced in supporting young people and adolescents. Darrin spent over 20 years as a teacher before becoming a Psychologist. He has a wide range of experience working with young people and relates and communicates with them well. 

Darrin has experience in working with anxiety and mood disorders in young people and uses a wide range of therapeutic techniques including CBT and ACT. He takes great care in developing strong therapeutic relationships with the young person and the families he works with. He develops a holistic approach to working with young people considering family systems, peer relationships and educational contexts.

Darrin moved from Albury/Wodonga where he has worked as a teacher and Psychologist to join the team at Beam Health in Warners Bay, Newcastle. Darrin grew up in Newcastle and has always considered the area as home. 

He has 2 grown daughters and loves the beach, bike riding and cooking (and eating!)

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Sally
Sally
  • Provisional Psychologist
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Sally is a talented Provisional Psychologist with great potential. Sally's down to earth approach and genuine care for others, means clients will warm to her. Sally has worked with families in some amazing places including in rural and remote parts of Australia through a program called Outback Futures. Sally enjoys working with children and adolescents to help them identify their strengths and to develop new skills. 

Sally has worked with children, youth, families and professionals in community services context, with a heavy focus on trauma and attachment. Sally has also 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.

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Brady
Brady
  • Provisional Psychologist
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For the past ten years Brady has been working with children and adolescents. He has been in mentorship, leadership and soccer coaching roles which has stemmed a passion for helping children realise their full potential.

Brady has also had a vast experience in the mental health field including drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, orphanages, dementia centres, support worker roles and has assisted research on CBT, anxiety, depression and body image. 

Brady has also worked heavily in a therapeutic context with children on the Autism Spectrum. Brady completed his Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree in 2016 at Macquarie University and has received his provisional registration with AHPRA.

In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer, surfing and spending time with his family and friends.

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Alex
Alex
  • Behaviour Specialist
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Alex is a Master of Clinical Psychology candidate, Provisionally Registered Psychologist and early career researcher, having a Ph.D awarded in 2015. He is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. He has training in cognitive behavioural therapy, general counselling and motivational interviewing using these to engage with young persons

He has worked as a student in adult psychology services, brain injury as well as drug and alcohol. He also has research experience investigating auditory processing in younger control, healthy older and persons with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Alex has also worked in a research capacity with children, adolescents and persons with a diagnosis of parkinsons and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Alex has extensive experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and has supervised, trained and mentored Honours students and Ph.D candidates, tutored and developed content in the undergraduate psychology program at multiple universities. Alex has also coached and volunteered in youth football.  

To relax Alex likes to bushwalk, surf and watch football.

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