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Our team of experienced, professional and warm psychologists will support you to overcome the challenges and struggles in your life using up-to-date, evidence-based treatment approaches.
Drawing on your personal strengths, we will help you to feel equipped with effective tools and strategies to decrease your stress levels, enhance your wellbeing and lead to sustained improvements in your mental health.
We will work together with you to find ways around barriers that might be preventing you from getting the most out of your life and your relationships.
To get to know more about each of our psychologists, take a look at their profiles below or if you’d like to chat about which team member might be the best match for you give us a call on (03) 9376 1958.
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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.
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 is a LGBTI- friendly therapist.
Clare has worked with both adults and young people in outpatient hospital settings, schools, forensic settings and non-for profit community organisations. She has experience in conducting clinical cognitive and psychosocial assessments, as well as the development and delivery of individual and group interventions for young people. Through her Masters’ research Clare explored the unique challenges of identifying as LGBTI in rural communities. In addition to working in private practice Clare currently also works with young people experiencing mental health issues.
Clare sees clients at our Kensington and CBD locations.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Neuroscience), Honours in Psychology, Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
Chris focuses on building a space where a client feels safe, understood and empowered to work towards their life goals. Chris is passionate about creating client-centered, working relationships using values of authenticity, acceptance and openness.
Chris completed his undergraduate and Honours studies in Psychology at the University of Sydney before completing his Postgraduate studies in Melbourne. Chris completed his Masters thesis in adolescent psychology, and following his graduation worked primarily in adolescent mental health across both private clinic and school settings.
Chris is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist and in recent years has developed an expertise and interest in sexuality and gender development, completing specialised training in supporting LGBTIQ clients across all ages. He’s also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Chris is also a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Australian Catholic University across both undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology courses.
Previously Chris has worked in the Arts and brings an understanding of this industry to clients who work in performance, acting and other arts industries
Chris 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 Arts, Diploma of Nursing, Honours in Psychology, Masters of Clinical Psychology and Psychology PhD candidate
Heather has spent the last 25 years promoting health and wellbeing. Her career began as a nurse and researcher helping patients to manage acute and chronic health issues. She then continued research in the psychology field and has worked as a clinical psychologist for the past six years. Heather takes a compassionate, accepting and holistic approach to therapy. She works with clients to clarify their values and strengths and to increase their self-awareness. She assists clients to gain a greater sense of clarity around the biological and environmental factors that impact their mental health and wellbeing.
Through her PhD research looking at emotions and the brain, Heather has developed a thorough understanding of how life stressors and experiences can impact the development of mental health symptoms. She helps clients to develop an in-depth understanding of the way in which emotions drive our thinking, coping and behaviour, as well as the way we feel physically. This understanding helps people to feel more skilled with managing their emotions and to live more comfortably. Heather also has a keen interest in new developments in our understanding of the relationship between the gut, nutrition, mental health and wellbeing.
Heather was awarded her undergraduate and postgraduate clinical psychology degrees at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. She is currently completing a PhD in clinical psychology looking at emotional processing after traumatic brain injury. Before moving to Melbourne Heather worked with individuals, groups and families as a Clinical Psychologist. In this role she conducted research and provided education and therapy to people with stroke and traumatic brain injury at the State Head Injury Unit – Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth Western Australia. Heather has also worked as a psychologist in private practice and in public mental health settings.
Heather sees clients at our CBD and Kensington locations.
Bachelor of 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 Kate McGregor
Dr Kate McGregor
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Forensic specialisation)
Kate is a registered clinical psychologist with ten years of experience working within psychology and mental health settings. She aims to provide a space where clients feel heard, supported, and empowered. This involves developing an open and honest relationship where individuals feel respected and safe to explore underlying patterns and understand themselves better. It also involves working with people to develop practical coping strategies and skills.
Kate works from a client-centered approach where goals for therapy are set collaboratively and people are given support to work on issues that are important to them in a way that is most helpful for the individual. Kate has a warm, genuine, and non-judgmental style and is a strong believer in the power of therapeutic intervention to bring about change and contribute to a fulfilling life.
Kate was awarded a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology with a Forensic specialisation after competing Undergraduate and Honours degrees in Psychology. She also completed further training through a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Psychology in the U.S. at the largest forensic psychiatric hospital in the country. Kate has worked across a variety of settings, including community clinics, hospitals, prisons, and private practice. Through this work she has gained experience in working with people presenting with a wide range of different issues, experiences, and concerns.
Kate believes in life-long learning and continues to develop her skills and knowledge through regular training and professional development. In addition to her work in private practice, Kate also continues to work within forensic mental health, providing mental health intervention for men in the prison system. Kate is also a Psychology Board- approved Supervisor for other psychologists.
Kate sees clients at our Kensington location.
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Psychology) and Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Kristen is a highly experienced and down-to-earth psychologist who utilises a variety of approaches and techniques to help her clients make sense of their symptoms and achieve their goals. Kristen helps clients explore and understand underlying patterns in their thinking and behaviour which may be impacting on the quality of their life and relationships. Her approach is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental, accepting environment. Kristen brings warmth, humour and creativity to her role and works collaboratively to encourage and support her clients as they seek positive change in their lives.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology/Sociology), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and is a trained coach. Kristen is a fully registered psychologist who for over 25 years, has fulfilled various roles within public welfare and health settings, including the State Coroner’s Office, the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria, palliative hospital settings, local government and community homelessness services. She has also worked extensively in private psychological practice.
Kristen has provided support to individuals, couples and families, supporting people with various interpersonal, emotional and psychological difficulties. Whilst Kristen works across the life span and with a wide variety of presenting issues, she has a special interest in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss and life transition / adjustment issues.
Kristen sees clients at our Kensington and Melbourne CBD locations.
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.
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 is a LGBTI-friendly therapist.
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 clinical 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 Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours), Master of Science (Psychology) and Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Sarah is a fully registered psychologist and was awarded a Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Victoria. She believes in the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship with a client that promotes collaboration and trust. Sarah pays close attention to the needs that each client expresses, and endeavours to work alongside her clients to ensure that they have been heard, understood, and supported in order to achieve their goals of therapy. In addition to assisting clients to address current problems, she believes in the importance of addressing the underlying origins of a client’s distress that may be maintaining their difficulties in order to ensure that treatment gains are long-lasting. Sarah is warm, professional and non-judgemental and likes to inject a sense of humour into her work with clients where appropriate. A little laugh can go a long way!
Sarah has experience working in a variety of environments including inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, rehabilitation settings, disability support services and university student counselling services. She has facilitated group therapy programs for individuals with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, post-natal depression, chronic pain, autism spectrum disorder, and alcohol and substance use disorders. She has worked individually with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. She is committed to maintaining high ethical and professional standards, and enjoys engaging in professional development and supervision in order to learn and develop herself personally and professionally as a therapist.
Sarah sees clients at our Kensington location.
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 Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Masters of Educational Psychology and Masters of Clinical Psychology
Meet Tena Tena has been a registered Psychologist for over 11 years. She is passionate about empowering clients by teaching them new skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings.
Tena understands that clients may come to therapy at a vulnerable stage of their lives and seeks to be friendly, compassionate and insightful. She works together with clients to create a shared understanding of the issues that bring them to counselling and a collaborative, evidence-based plan for addressing concerns and difficulties.
Tena has had experience in a broad range of settings from the education sector to hospitals to the private sector. She has expertise working across the life span from adolescents to adults. She is interested in the lasting impact that childhood experiences can have on individuals throughout their life.
Tena is committed to being a reflective practitioner. She regularly seeks out opportunities for feedback through individual and group supervision as well as from her clients to adjust her practice. Tena prides herself on offering a high level of service and engages in ongoing professional development.
Tena speaks conversational Spanish, but prefers to speak English in sessions as this is the language she completed her psychology training in. Tena has an appreciation of cultural issues related to Latin American backgrounds.
Tena sees clients at our Kensington location.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Chinese Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology)
Yvonne is a fully registered psychologist with over nine 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.