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julie Julie-Anne Geddes, Principal Psychologist

Julie-Anne is always intent on offering a warm, supportive atmosphere where her clients can pursue their goals, find insight and understand their emotions. This safe, professional environment is designed to make individuals, couples, families and adolescents feel comfortable, thereby allowing them to share their fears, anxieties and desires. Julie-Anne´s years of experience give her the insight and knowledge in using effective techniques to work with depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and addictions in Wollongong and surrounding areas.

Julie-Anne helps clients explore their own difficult territory, safe in the knowledge that she will provide an empathetic, professional, healing environment. She also has a particular interest in assisting people with gay/lesbian/transgender and polysexual issues.

With extensive training that includes forensic psychology, (this is where psychology and the law relate to one another), Julie-Anne is fully capable of working with clients of all ages and all conditions, including young people with substance/drug use and mental health concerns, in particular those with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

She also enjoys working with couples to enhance the relationship is also something Julie-Anne has been doing for many years; assisting with communication and sexual problems, which is usually part of this work. She works with men and women to improve their relationships as a partner and as parents.

Psychological treatment is available for anger management and/or management of addiction/bad habits.

Julie-Anne is a registered psychologist and is WorkCover approved.

She practices using Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.She is a member of Beyond Blue, ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse), and Narrative Connections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Macquarie University)
  • Masters of Arts (Forensic Psychology) (University of Western Sydney)
  • Master of Counselling (Hons) (University of New England)
  • Master of Creative Writing (Canberra University)
  • Diploma in Social Welfare Work
 deborah Deborah is a skilled psychologist and life coach, and has experience in assessment, counselling, and psycho-educational training. She is friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. If you are looking for Life Coaching she holds a post graduate degree from Sydney University in this specialist area.

Deborah is qualified across all areas of psychology and has recently worked in organisational psychology and helped The Psychology Space with EAP work.

She has extensive experience working with addictions and of course is fluent in working with mental health issues, particularly anxiety and depression.

 wendy  Wendy is a highly experienced psychologist with over twenty years in the field of psychology. She is passionate in her work and believes in helping people find their personal path of improvement through effective therapy.

Like Julie-Anne, she has a wide and diverse range of experience to draw from when working with people with all sorts of issues and concerns. She is comfortable working with people who are living with anxiety and depression and is fluent in all the evidenced based treatments for these issues.

In addition, Wendy specialises in relationships and is a qualified couples therapist and enjoys this work immensely. Wendy has been able to assist people from rock-bottom to a very happy marriage/relationship. She helps guide couples through a difficult relationship with education and effective techniques that lead to happy healthy relationships,

She is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA, she is Medicare Registered and Assoc. MAPS.

 vivi  Vivienne is our newest highly experienced psychologist, and is currently only available on Saturdays. This offers an excellent option for clients who work long hours during the week. Vivienne can assist you with issues in your life to enable you to live a meaningful quality life. She can also work with adults who have persistent and severe mental illness.

She works with women and children escaping domestic violence, disadvantaged young people and children with mental health issues.She is skilled in delivering a number of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and other strengths based models. Vivienne also has a particular interest in working with children and adults who have experienced trauma, and utilises evidence-based techniques alongside a gentle and compassionate manner to assist people to recover from trauma.

She has a special interest in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing a broad range of emotional or growing difficulties. Vivienne takes a client-centred, strengths based approach to her work and understands the importance of involving parents in the treatment of children in order to facilitate the very best outcomes.

Vivienne is only available for Saturday appointments between 9-2 at this stage. She is a registered psychologist with AHPRA and is Medicare Registered.

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