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About Us

Our Psychologists have special areas of interest and expertise. We work with people aged 12 years and above.

We utilise a range of evidence-based therapies in treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Schema Therapy.

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Clinical Psychologist

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology


Emma is an accredited EMDR practitioner who has worked as a clinical psychologist since 2009. She has worked in various settings including adult public mental health, in primary and secondary educational settings, and has been working in private practice since 2012. 

Emma works with adults who are experiencing PTSD/trauma and anxiety disorders, including Social Anxiety Disorder, phobias and Panic Disorder, as well as ADHD, autism, depression, low self-esteem, sleep issues, adjustment difficulties, self-harming, and those struggling to cope with everyday life.

Emma has a particular interest in neurodivergence, especially late diagnosis of ADHD and autism. She is a member of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA). Emma enjoys working with people who want to make meaningful changes in their lives and to develop confidence in themselves and their ability to 

cope in life.

Emma has trained in a range of modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Emma is a full member of the EMDR Association of Australia and is an EMDR certified Accredited Practitioner. 

Emma is passionate about helping her clients to reach their full potential and adopts a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach to facilitate a safe space to allow clients to feel comfortable. 

Emma works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Northside Psychology.



Clinical Psychologist

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology



Ben is an accredited EMDR practitioner who has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice since 2009. Prior to this, he worked extensively in the public mental health sector. 

Ben enjoys working with adults who experience anxiety disorders (including OCD, social anxiety, GAD, and panic), depression, interpersonal/relationship issues, low self-esteem, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, as well as clients who simply struggle with day-to-day life. Ben offers an eclectic approach to his therapy and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

  Although Ben has a relaxed approach during his sessions, he prioritises working collaboratively with his clients to achieve positive outcomes as soon as possible.

Ben is fully registered with AHPRA and is also a registered Clinical Supervisor. He provides supervision for Psychologists, including those completing the Clinical Registrar Program.

Ben works Tuesday through to Friday (Thursday telehealth only)



Clinical Psychologist


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology


Emma is an EMDR trained clinical psychologist who works with adults experiencing anxiety, depression,

trauma, grief and loss, psychological adjustment to cancer, low self-esteem, and interpersonal and relationship difficulties.

She also works with clients experiencing stress, sleep issues, and health problems. Emma has a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and phobias. She has had prior experience working in psycho-oncology, child and adolescent public mental health and university settings.

Emma offers an eclectic approach to her therapy that utilises components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR. Emma is a full member of EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia). 

Emma provides a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment, and ensures that her clients feel understood. She has a warm, authentic and collaborative approach, and is passionate about working with clients to achieve their personal goals.

Emma is currently only offering appointments via Telehealth on Wednesdays.



Clinical Psychologist


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Doctor of Clinical Psychology


Gillian is a Clinical Psychologist who works with adults with a diverse range of presentations including depression, anxiety, stress & adjustment disorders, addictive behaviours (e.g., smoking & substance use), trauma, personality disorders, and grief & loss. She has worked across various hospital oncology settings, and specialises in psychological adjustment to cancer. Gillian also has a particular interest in women’s mental health issues, including pre- and post-natal concerns, fertility issues, relationship & intimacy, and recovery from abusive relationships.  

Gillian tailors her interventions to the needs of her clients and utilises components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy in her sessions.

Gillian strives to provide a safe and warm environment that is collaborative and supportive in order to build a strong relationship with her clients.

Gillian works Mondays and Tuesdays at Northside Psychology.


Clinical Psychologist

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Doctor of Clinical Psychology


Monique is an EMDR trained Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with adults experiencing a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, challenging life events and changes, and difficulties managing in everyday life. Monique has experience working with adolescents and adults across a range of public mental health settings in both Australia and the United Kingdom.  She has worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health and emotional difficulties, including long-standing and complex problems. 


Monique offers a warm, empathic and non-judgmental approach, and is committed to creating a therapeutic space where people can feel safe, understood and respected. She supports people to develop a better understanding of themselves in the context of their life experiences, with a view to working together to explore a pathway towards improved mental wellbeing and greater fulfillment in life. 


Monique utilizes a range of evidence-based therapies in assisting clients with their difficulties including EMDR, Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). She has recently completed training in CAT, which looks at how our early life experiences impact the way we relate to ourselves and others, and how through developing an awareness of these relational patterns we can create space for change. Monique provides tailored and flexible therapeutic interventions based on the client’s difficulties and their goals for therapy.

Monique currently works Wednesdays and Thursdays at Northside Psychology 



Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Postgraduate diploma in Psychological Practice, Masters in Psychology

​Diyani is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice, and is trained in EMDR therapy. Her background includes working with young adults and adults in primary health care and tertiary education settings, in both individual and group therapy formats, and community psychology services.

Diyani works with clients experiencing a range of presenting issues including depression, life adjustment, grief and loss, managing emotions linked to chronic pain and stress management. She also has a special interest in working with anxiety disorders including health anxiety, phobias, generalised anxiety, and PTSD. 

Diyani uses a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness strategies, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is a full member of the EMDR Association Australia (EMDRAA). 

Diyani provides an integrative approach to therapy and a warm, supportive and collaborative environment to help clients reach their therapeutic goals and maintain good self-care with confidence.

Diyani works Mondays and Wednesdays at Northside Psychology.

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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology, Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology

Megan is an EMDR trained psychologist who is passionate about helping to improve the lives of
clients to be the best that they can be. Her approach is gentle, compassionate and change oriented. Her aim is to empower you.

Megan works with children (7+), adolescents, and adults with a variety of presentations
including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss,
issues, and stress. Megan provides longer term psychotherapy, as well as brief
interventions. She offers tailored treatment plans that use the most up-to-date evidence-based therapies including EMDR, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, and schema therapy.

Megan utilises a client centred approach with her clients, focusing on empathy, understanding, mutual respect, and collaboration between client and therapist. In therapy, she adopts a warm, non-judgemental approach, aiming to provide a respectful space in  which her clients can achieve meaningful change.

Megan also works with couples using the Gottman Method Couple Therapy (GMCT).
GMCT is based on over 40 years of research conducted by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie
Gottman. The Gottman approach is a practical, skills-based approach that is easy to
understand and follow, it teaches couples skills they can implement immediately and
continue to use following therapy without the support of a therapist.

Megan is currently only offering appointments via Telehealth.



Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

James is a general psychologist who has been working in mental health since 2015. Originally from Sydney, James started his career working in youth homelessness before transitioning to individual therapy.


For the past 6 years, James has focused on youth mental health, supporting young people aged 12-25 years with anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, and OCD), depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, self-harm, interpersonal issues, school refusal, and other day-to-day life issues.


James likes to take an approach that helps the young person to achieve their goals whilst building communication, understanding, and support within their family. James also enjoys supporting individuals across the lifespan with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to daily stress and difficulty adjusting to life changes. James’ main therapeutic approaches include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye movement and desensitisation (EMDR) therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT).


James moved to Melbourne this year to continue his work as a therapist and study a Master of Clinical Psychology with La Trobe University, undergoing research into family therapy. And when not in the clinic, James can be found on the tennis court, across a chess board, or drinking a coffee somewhere in Preston!

James works Mondays and Saturdays at Northside Psychology.

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Psychologist (provisional)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 

Master of Professional Psychology

Watch Raphael's Introductory Video Here

Raphael strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment, where his clients feel empowered to create and meet their own therapeutic goals, at their own pace.


With training in CBT, ACT and DBT skills, Raphael can support people aged 16 and above experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflicts, ADHD, anger management and personality disorders.


Raphael believes that everyone deserves better mental health and aims to provide people with the tools necessary to think and feel better about everyday life.

Raphael’s sessions will be billed at $100 for weekday sessions, and $120 for after-hour sessions, and all Saturday appointments. You do not require a mental health plan to see Raphael, which means that you are not limited to ten sessions. For more information on provisional psychologists, please click here.

Raphael works Thursdays and Saturdays at Northside Psychology.

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Bachelor of Science (Psychology, Honours), Master of Professional Psychology

Sophie is a registered psychologist who works with adolescents 14 years onwards and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and interpersonal difficulties. Her background includes offering bilingual support in English and Chinese (Mandarin) to youths, staff, and families in primary, secondary and tertiary education settings.

Sophie is passionate about building trusting and safe therapeutic relationships with clients of diverse backgrounds and age groups. Her approach is collaborative, empathetic, analytical and change-oriented, and she strives to be consistently flexible and reflective throughout her care for the client.

Sophie utilises components of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Brief Solution-Focused therapy, Self-Regulation, and Mindfulness techniques.

Sophie works on Thursdays and Fridays at Northside Psychology.




Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Lara is a registered psychologist, providing non-judgemental and compassionate psychological support to adolescents (16+) and adults, drawing from a client-centred approach. She is passionate about building genuine therapeutic relationships with her clients, and working collaboratively with them to develop goals, build confidence, and grow to achieve mental wellbeing.  

Lara has experience working with clients of various ages and backgrounds presenting with difficulties and stressors including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship difficulties, perinatal challenges, chronic pain, and trauma. She utilises a diverse range of interventions, to develop treatment plans tailored to each client’s specific presenting needs and therapeutic goals, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT skills, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion.

Lara works Tuesdays and Fridays at Northside Psychology.

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