Dr Jacqueline Baulch
Dr Jacqueline Baulch
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Jacqueline is a fully registered clinical psychologist and the Director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology. She has ten years of experience working with a wide range of mental health issues. She is passionate about her work as a psychologist and truly believes in the value of therapy not only for improving mental health, but also for creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jacqueline is caring, authentic and insightful.
Jacqueline was awarded a Doctor of Clinical Psychology after completing Undergraduate and Honours degrees in Psychology and Social Science. During her doctoral studies she developed an internet-based treatment program for Bulimia Nervosa which aimed to increase treatment access for rural Australians. In 2012-2013 Jacqueline completed a Post Doctoral Psychology Fellowship in Canada within an outpatient eating disorders treatment program. She has worked as a group and individual therapist in a range of settings including private and public hospitals, as well as community clinics and private practice. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience through regular professional development, workshops and peer consultation.
Jacqueline is not currently seeing new clients.
Dr Beth Oh
Dr Beth Oh
Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Neuroscience), Honours in Psychology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Beth is passionate about understanding people’s unique stories and providing a safe and non-judgemental space where they feel heard and supported. She utilises a collaborative and client-centred approach to assist clients to explore the impact of their experiences, beliefs and thinking on their current wellbeing.
Beth is a fully registered clinical psychologist. She completed her Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University, specialising in child, adolescent and family psychology. She has over nine years of clinical experience working within inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, a university counselling service and community clinics. She is also currently based within the public mental health system, working with children and adolescents presenting with complex and high-risk needs.
Beth previously worked as a clinician and researcher within a large clinical trial at the Royal Children’s Hospital where she examined the impact of a tailored assessment and intervention to families in need. She has also had experience delivering group interventions to parents of children presenting with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. As part of her role within Orygen Research Centre and through her doctoral studies, she has published several papers on help-seeking patterns of young adults, stigma around mental illness and early childhood mental health problems.
Beth sees clients at our Kensington location.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Chen believes that therapy outcomes should be more than just reduction of psychological distress. While exploring the causes, triggers and maintaining factors of clients’ current problems, she also considers clients’ values, strengths and aspirations, empowering them to strive for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. Having lived in four different countries, Chen embraces the cultural diversity in Melbourne and adds a unique multi-cultural orientation to her therapy.
Chen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) and is a fully registered psychologist. Her most recent experience was in a clinic specialising in autism spectrum disorders, where she provided diagnosis and intervention for individuals and co-facilitated social skills groups. Previously, she worked with young adults at a university counselling service, and children, adolescents and their families in a university clinic. Having recently discovered her interest in working with couples, she is actively developing herself in relationship counselling. Chen’s Master research centered around mental wellbeing of older family carers. She understands both the emotional journey, burdens and rewards associated with caregiving.
Chen is passionate about improving mental wellbeing of international students and migrants. She started the Melbourne Multilingual Psychologist Group, and is currently developing a Chinese mental health resource hub.
Before becoming a psychologist, Chen worked in a multinational company. This corporate experience enables her to bring valuable insights into therapy with clients who work for large business organisations.
Chen speaks fluent Mandarin.
Chen sees clients at our Kensington and CBD locations.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Clare is a fully registered psychologist who uses a strengths-based, client centred, collaborative approach in her work with both young people and adults. She believes in the importance of creating a caring, supportive and non-judgemental environment when assisting clients to create change. Clare’s personal values of optimism, openness and authenticity inform her work which is focused on helping clients make the most of setbacks and adversity to achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
Clare has worked with both adults and young people in outpatient hospital settings, schools, forensic settings and non-for profit community organisations. Clare has experience in conducting clinical cognitive and psychosocial assessments, as well as the development and delivery of individual and group interventions for young people.
Clare sees clients at our Kensington and CBD locations.
Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology and Masters of Psychology
Dana is a fully registered clinical psychologist with seven years experience working with adults and young people in a clinical setting. She strives to be empathic, warm and sensitive to her client’s needs and to be both respectful and collaborative. Dana uses a holistic approach based on a shared formulation to address her client’s difficulties and set goals for recovery. She also helps clients explore the deeper origins of their distress and their views of themselves and the world around them.
Dana was awarded a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Her research was on intrusive thoughts and the need for control in Anorexia Nervosa and she worked closely with the Royal Melbourne Hospital Eating Disorders Unit. She has experience working across public and private sectors with adults and young people experiencing a range of presentations. Dana has high ethical standards and is strongly committed to continued professional development, supervision and peer consultation.
Dana sees clients at our CBD location.
Dr Gerke Witt
Dr Gerke Witt
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Honours in Psychology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Gerke has over 11 years experience working as a clinical psychologist. She works from a strengths-based, client-centred approach with a therapeutic relationship focused on respect, support and acceptance. She uses a collaborative, practical and reflective approach to assist clients to increase their self-awareness and to achieve more fulfilment in life. She ensures that the therapy techniques she utilises are relevant, flexible and responsive to the needs, values and goals of her clients.
Gerke is a registered clinical psychologist and a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at The University of Melbourne in 2004, after having completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at The University of London, in the UK in 2000. Her past work experience ranges from an early special interest in the autistic spectrum (and neuropsychiatry research) in the UK, to working with at-risk youth in rural and remote Western Australia, to juvenile justice (or adolescent forensic health) in Melbourne, and treatment for eating disorders across Victoria, alongside a decade of private practice in community health setting in Melbourne.
Gerke sees clients at our Kensington location.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Honours in Psychology and Masters of Clinical Psychology
Diane is a compassionate, authentic and client centered clinical psychologist. She believes in the importance of establishing a safe, supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She is flexible in her approach to practice, allowing herself to be guided by the individual needs of each client. Diane is passionate about helping clients to understand and address underlying factors influencing thoughts, emotions and patterns of behaviour in order to improve mental health and wellbeing, enhance interpersonal relationships and lead rich, full and meaningful lives.
Diane was awarded a Masters of Clinical Psychology after completing undergraduate and honours degrees in Science, with a major in Psychology. She has experience in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, schools, forensic settings, as well as within a private company and private practice. Diane has experience conducting clinical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments, as well as delivering both individual and group interventions.
Diane sees clients at our Kensington and Melbourne CBD locations.
Bachelor or Arts, Honours in Psychology and Masters of Clinical Psychology
Helen has 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist. She has a gentle, thoughtful nature and offers an empathic and encouraging space for people to explore the issues that bring them to therapy. She takes a client centred, collaborative approach that is responsive to individuals’ needs and preferences. Helen is committed to continuing to develop as a therapist and to providing compassionate, evidence-based, high quality care.
Helen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. Following this, she lived in London for a couple of years and worked in services for the homeless. After returning to Melbourne, she completed her postgraduate training in clinical psychology at Deakin University.
During the earlier stages of her career, Helen worked with adolescents and young adults in a range of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and counselling services. Over more recent years, she has specialised in the area of eating disorders, providing both individual and group therapy, as well as support to families.
Helen works at our Kensington location.
Dr Mariel Sanchez-Rockliffe
Dr Mariel Sanchez-Rockliffe
Counselling Psychologist and Couples Therapist
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Mariel is a fully registered counselling psychologist with over 19 years experience working with individuals, couples, families, and elderly clients. She helps her clients develop therapeutic goals and works with them to achieve lasting change. Drawing on her own experience of life transitions, she brings a personal perspective to counselling, helping people from different cultural backgrounds.
Mariel’s friendly and practical approach creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore difficulties and realise positive change. She is exceptionally qualified in couples counselling, and in helping couples sort through the issues and dysfunctional patterns that prevent them enjoying their relationships. She believes that the nearly all troubled relationships can be assisted to regain the openness, joy and flow that are the hallmarks of health.
Background and experience
Mariel’s doctoral thesis was on migration and the psychological identities that this experience creates. From 1998 to 2004 she tutored in psychology at Swinburne University and counselled at the university’s Psychology Clinic. During this time, she was also a crisis counsellor at a suicide line. In her early career she worked in community settings, counselling families and individuals dealing with child protection and parenting, suicide risk, mental health and relationships issues. Later she supported those living with dementia, their families and carers, through counselling and educational activities targeting the general public and volunteers.
For the last decade Mariel has worked in private practice and for the last six years she has specialised in couples counselling and family counselling under the Family Law Act. She has helped couples with relationship difficulties better manage the personal issues with children and family during marriage, separation, and divorce.
Mariel is fluent in Spanish.
Mariel sees clients at our Kensington and Melbourne CBD locations.
Dr Pam Pilkington
Dr Pam Pilkington
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Honours in Psychology, Masters of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy
Pam is a fully registered psychologist who is passionate about creating a safe, supportive space where clients feel heard. She uses a client-centred, collaborative approach to help each person develop insight and cultivate empathy towards themselves. Pam is an authentic, caring and thoughtful therapist who has a warm interpersonal style.
Pam completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. As part of her studies she created a website to help new and expectant parents reduce their chance of experiencing mood problems. She has published several papers on preventing mental illness, parenthood, and depression, and anxiety. Pam has worked in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, including public and private hospitals, a university counselling clinic, and a drug and alcohol service. She enjoys developing her clinical skills further by regularly engaging in professional development, clinical supervision, and peer consultation.
Pam sees clients at our Melbourne CBD location.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) and Masters of Clinical Psychology
Richard Stratton is an approachable and passionate psychologist. He enjoys connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. Richard’s primary goal is to provide a safe and accepting space for his clients to explore their difficulties. He enjoys seeing first-hand the long-lasting change therapy can bring to people’s lives.
Richard was awarded a Masters of Clinical Psychology after completing undergraduate and honours degrees in Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Creative Industries. Richard works across Australia with older adults living with dementia, often traveling to visit families in their homes. In this capacity he has developed a thorough understanding of older people’s needs, concerns and challenges. Richard is also currently consulting on a national program for seriously ill children and their families. He has over ten year’s experience working for a not-for-profit organisation that delivers programs to seriously ill children and young adults in and out of hospitals, a role that enabled him to develop excellent skills engaging children and their families.
An interesting fact about Richard is that he began his career as a playwright after completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Drama. This previous chapter in his life can still be recognised in the creativity that now informs his therapy, and his use of narratives to help people give meaning to their life experiences and responses.
Richard sees clients at our Kensington and Melbourne CBD locations.
Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences), Graduate Diploma of Educational Psychology and Masters of Psychology
Sharon is a fully registered psychologist with over 19 years of experience improving the mental health and wellbeing of her clients. She considers herself incredibly lucky to have found a career where she can make a genuine difference to the lives of others and experience personal satisfaction. Sharon is a sensitive, warm and down to earth person that works collaboratively with clients to meet their therapeutic goals. Sharon gently supports her clients to gain a deeper understanding of what underlies their issues whilst also developing a broad range of practical coping strategies to assist them to improve their emotional wellbeing and live a happier life.
Sharon completed her Masters of Psychology at La Trobe University in 1998. Her thesis was in the area of suicide prevention in young people. In her early years, she focused on the wellbeing of children and adolescents, working primarily in the education setting. She then moved to Canberra where she continued her work in the school setting whilst also working in private practice with clients from 8-80 years of age. Sharon’s work with different age groups has provided her with an extensive understanding of the challenges people face across their life span. Sharon continues to expand her knowledge and remain inspired and informed through ongoing professional development, supervision and peer consultation.
Sharon sees clients at our Kensington location.
Dr Siobhan Ryan
Dr Siobhan Ryan
Bachelor of Science (Psychology/Psychophysiology), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)(Honours) and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Siobhan is a fully registered clinical psychologist with a strong focus on respect and collaboration in her treatment approach. She is compassionate in supporting her clients in managing their difficulties, recognising that the client is the expert in themselves and their situation. She works together with her clients in developing a shared understanding of their issues and how they can best be addressed in a tailored approach drawing from evidence-based psychological treatments.
Siobhan came to psychology a little later in life, and has since worked in a variety of settings with people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. When not at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology Siobhan continues to work in the public sector supporting young people with significant mental health problems.
Siobhan has also worked in research focused on the prevention of mental health problems, and has published a number of papers in this area.
Siobhan sees clients at our Melbourne CBD location.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and Masters of Counselling Psychology
Sylvia is on maternity leave until early 2018.
Sylvia is a clinical psychologist with over 19 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in public mental health settings and private practice. Sylvia offers a nurturing space for people to feel safe to talk about their difficulties. She works collaboratively with clients to help them to identify their therapy goals, build insight, learn new skills, harness their personal strengths, and gradually start to make choices to move closer to the person they want to be. She is a compassionate person who creates a non-blaming, non-stigmatising environment, free from judgement.
Sylvia believes that we are all dealt a random deck of cards in our lives, and that for some of us, this deck is more challenging. But by gaining insight into how our early life experiences might have shaped the way we think about ourselves, other people and the world around us, we can learn how to play those cards more effectively, creating a more meaningful and satisfying life.
During her career, Sylvia has gained a breadth of knowledge and experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, with diverse personal difficulties, across the life span. Sylvia is passionate about working with young people who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. She assists people with navigating these challenging periods so that they can get back on track with their life with a renewed sense of optimism and hope. Sylvia also has a strong passion for working with people who have experienced early developmental trauma and/or trauma due to their experience of mental health. She believes that mental health issues are most effectively tackled from a solution-focused, strengths-based perspective, rather than a problem-focused, pathologising stance.
Sylvia speaks basic Italian and Spanish.
Sylvia is on maternity leave until early 2018.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Chinese Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)
Yvonne is a fully registered psychologist with over ten years of experience working in mental health across NSW and Victoria. Yvonne’s counselling style centres around creating a collaborative working relationship with clients. She believes this working relationship can help to guide therapy, increase self-awareness, strengthen resilience and improve one’s quality of life. Yvonne tailors her clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that her clients benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience.
Yvonne has worked in a number of private and public settings including an outpatient mental health service, an Employee Assistance Program, an employment agency and a university counselling service. She has co-facilitated group interventions in the areas of anxiety management, anger management and smoking cessation. She coordinated a program which aimed to assist people with mental illness to re-integrate into the community through employment opportunities. While her early years of work have involved working predominantly with the adult population, Yvonne’s most recent experience within a university setting has strengthened her passion for working with young adults, as well as her interest in working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Yvonne speaks conversational Cantonese and Mandarin.
Yvonne sees clients at our Kensington and CBD locations.