Sydney Psychologists, in Sydney CBD, Chatswood, and Westmead. Providing  cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for children and adults with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other issues

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Dr CHRIS BASTEN   B.A. (Hons); M.Psychol.; PhD

Chris is the Principal Clinical Psychologist involved in the practice. He has completed degrees in psychology at the University of N.S.W. (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Sydney (Master of Arts, Master of Psychology, PhD). He was a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society) before becoming a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). He is an active member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).  He has served on the executive committee of the AACBT, including roles as vice-president and treasurer.  Chris has 20 years' experience in clinical settings including private practice, vocational rehabilitation and public hospitals. Chris lectures post-graduate psychology students and runs training workshops for psychologists on topics such as treating eating disorders and helping people adjust to illness or disability. He has published research articles and presented at conferences.

Chris sees clients at the following offices: Westmead, Chatswood, City

 

SAYEEDA GHANI   B.Sc.(Psych.)(Hons); M.Psychol.  

Sayeeda provides both child and adult psychology services within the practice. She is a Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society who obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of New South Wales. She has worked for a number of years in various specialist mental health services in Sydney and brings with her expertise in the management of anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders and self-esteem for children, adolescents, and adults.

Sayeeda sees clients at the following offices: Chatswood

 

Dr FRANCES CHUA   B.A.(Hons); M.Psychol.; PhD  

Frances completed her PhD at the University of Sydney before working clinically in a hospital drug and alcohol service. She has also completed a masters degree in clinical psychology, where her training included work in a specialist anxiety disorders clinic. Fully registered as a psychologist since 2006, Frances is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). In addition to her work with anxiety and substance use, Frances has worked with clients with acquired brain injury and depression. She speaks Filipino (Tagalog) fluently, while English is her primary language.

Frances sees clients at the following offices: Chatswood

 

NATASHA RAWSON  B.Sc.(Psychol.)(Hons); M.Psychol.

Natasha works from the city rooms in Elizabeth Street. Natasha has completed undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of NSW. Among her previously held roles, Natasha has worked in a hospital-based post-traumatic stress disorders clinic. While her clinical training and experience has been broad, Natasha has acquired specialist skills and knowledge in the areas of post-traumatic stress, grief and the anxiety disorders. She also enjoys helping people with work-related stress and problems with body-image and eating issues. Natasha is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.  

NB: Natasha is currently on maternity leave.

 

Dr INGERITH MARTIN   B.Sc.(Psychol.); M.Psychol.; PhD

Ingerith is a clinical psychologist with a combined PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of NSW. Her PhD research was in the area of language disorders in people with acquired brain injury and autism. In 2003 she was awarded the John Clarke Memorial Award for Psychology Research in the Social Mileau for her PhD thesis. The results of that thesis have been presented at numerous conferences and published in a number of international journals. Ingerith is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Prior to working in this practice, Ingerith worked in the department of Aged Care at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital. Ingerith also consulted to RNSH's Memory Clinic and Renal Department, working with people with chronic renal failure, assisting their adjustment to disability and ability to comply with the demands of treatment. Her areas of experience include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in adults and the elderly, stress management, adjustment to disability counselling and bereavement counselling.

Ingerith sees clients at the following offices: Chatswood

 

MARIA MILIC   B.A.(Hons.), M.Psych.(Clinical), Grad. Dip. Fam. Th., MAPS

Maria is a Clinical Psychologist with a strong interest and fifteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She completed degrees in Psychology at the University of Sydney (Bachelor of Arts, Honours) and University of NSW (Masters of Psychology). She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy.  Maria has developed a specialist interest in the assessment and treatment of Selective Mutism.  She has developed a school-based cognitive behavioural treatment program for children with Selective Mutism, and she has offered workshops to health and educational professionals on Selective Mutism.

Maria sees clients at the following offices: Westmead

 

EVA KANDRIS   B.Sc.(Psychol.)(Hons); M.Psychol. 

Eva is a Clinical Psychologist who has an undergraduate and Masters degree in psychology from the University of NSW. She is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). Eva has worked in a variety of settings, both here and in the UK, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a hospital-based traumatic stress clinic, a university-based psychology department, a project providing developmental assessments of children, and a return to work rehabilitation service for people with mental and physical health conditions. In addition to her work in this practice, Eva currently works part-time at a specialist Anxiety Disorders Unit where her role involves both clinical and research work, as well as providing training/supervision to Intern Clinical Psychologists. Eva has published a number of research articles and presented at international conferences, and her main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, managing work and health, and adjustment issues.   

NB: Eva is currently on maternity leave.

 

ELIZABETH STANTON   B.Psych.(Hons); M.Psychol. 

Elizabeth is a Clinical Psychologist who has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Macquarie University and Masters degree in psychology from the University of NSW. She is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society), the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and the Australian Clinical Psychology Associate. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with a variety of health populations; she has previously worked at MS Australia ACT/NSW/VIC for over four years and has also been involved in a large clinical research project with Macquarie University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital focusing on the psychological welfare of individuals diagnosed with cancer. Elizabeth is currently also working part time at Sydney University in the Student Support Services Unit. Elizabeth has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety and trauma, as well as a range of other clinical issues such as grief and loss, adjustment and self esteem issues. Elizabeth sees both adults and adolescents.

Elizabeth sees clients at the following offices: Westmead

 

CINDY TRAN   B.Psych.(Hons); M.Psychol.

Cindy is a clinical psychologist who has an undergraduate and Masters degree in psychology from the University of New South Wales. Her training included working at an anxiety disorders clinic. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT). Cindy has worked in a number of settings before joining the practice, including an inpatient eating disorders unit at The Hills Private Hospital, and the eating disorder services at Westmead Hospital. She has a strong interest in working with eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders and self esteem issues.  

Cindy sees clients at the following offices: Westmead

 

EMILY GELSTHORPE   B.BSc.(Hons); M.Psychol.(Clin)

Emily completed her undergraduate and Master of Psychology (Clinical) degrees at Flinders University in South Australia prior to moving to Sydney. Her training included working at a child anxiety/behavioural management clinic, adult outpatient community mental health team and treatment centre for adults who commit (or who recognise a predilection to commit) sexual offences against children. Additionally, she has worked in emergency community mental health as well as a care coordination team for individuals with serious mental illness. While her experience is broad, Emily has a strong interest in adult mental health, in particular the psychological effects of trauma and the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Additionally, she enjoys working with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder, insomnia, depression and psychotic illnesses.

Emily sees clients at the following offices: Westmead

 

ANNA DEDOUSIS-WALLACE  B.A.; B.Sc.; Dip. Ed.; Post Grad Dip(Psychol.); M.Psychol.

Anna is a Clinical Psychologist who provides both adolescent and adult psychology services through the Westmead rooms. She completed her psychology degrees at the University of New South Wales and Ballarat University and is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Anna has years of experience working with adolescents as a high school teacher and clinician at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Health Psychology Unit. She continues to work part-time at the UTS Health Psychology Unit where she continues her research interests.

Anna sees clients at the following offices: City

 

AMBER DE LUCIA   B.A.Psych(Hons.), M.Clin.Psych.

Amber is a clinical psychologist providing psychological services to adults, adolescents and children. She has completed an undergraduate psychology degree from Macquarie University and a postgraduate clinical psychology degree from the University of NSW. Amber has previously worked in both a Community Mental Health setting and private practice seeing children, adolescents and adults. Her main areas of expertise are anxiety and depression, as well as treating people suffering trauma, self esteem and assertiveness issues and stress.

Amber sees clients at the following offices: City

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