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.


  • 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

Wendy, Registered Psychologist

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.

Diana Gonsalves, Registered Psychologist

Diana is a registered psychologist with considerable experience working with children, teenagers and their carers. She enjoys working with families to assist them to have peace, understand each other and have fulfilling relationships. Diana works in a holistic and caring way.

In addition to working with families, Diana can assist individuals with psychological issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger-management, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders, and trauma, to name a few. She can also assist with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neural diversity (autism). She is passionate about assisting people learn new skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively. Her methods for therapeutic counselling are evidenced-based best practice methods.

Diana can assist you to find your values, your preferences and work out what you stand for in life so that you can have meaning and purpose. She has many ideas to assist you in taking action against problems and ensuring your life is rich and fulfilling.

Diana provides a very caring and respectful environment and looks forward to meeting with you at The Psychology Space.

Victoria Hodges, Clinical Hypnotherapist

The Psychology Space is excited to have Victoria Hodges join our team. Victoria is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach and Massage therapist. She has worked and owned her own business in the health industry for 14 years. She created Internal Solutions to provide quality mind/body holistic solutions for clients. Victoria believes in the capacity of the human mind and body to heal itself (within reason and sometimes alongside medical interventions).

We live in such a fast-paced world where the needs of the individual are often sacrificed for the needs of work, family and financial survival. Whilst this IS the world we live in her passion is to assist individuals to bring back some balance and clarity to their lives. A holistic approach means taking care of, or nurturing, our mind and bodies so they can work together as a single cohesive unit for optimum mental and physical health. Learning to enjoy your life, not just to exist in it.

For more information or to make an appointment you can fill the form on the website or email Victoria at victoria@thepsychologyspace.com.au or call her on (M) 0424 707 734 and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

Health Funds Available:

Victoria is covered by most Private Health Funds.


  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Practitioner Certificate
  • How to Stop anyone Smoking Cert
  • Rewind Technique Cert (Phobia & PTSD)
  • Cert Eriksonian Hypnosis


I, Peter (He/Him), am a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and have been an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker since 2014. In addition, I am registered as an allied health Medicare provider.

I provide a broad range of expertise that includes the impact of childhood trauma, such as sexual assault and domestic violence. In addition, I provide a space to explore identity and the meaning this holds for you, including gender and sexuality. Finally, I have extensive experience working with grief and loss and suicidal ideation. My intervention is to help people to find hope, purpose and meaning in their lives. 

My work focuses on acceptance  and  inclusion with no judgement and holds trauma-informed care central to my work. To consider therapy requires courage and strength; this is a step to healing. I will listen to you with empathy and compassion, helping you understand yourself and become your best version. 

I use several therapeutic modalities, including Narrative therapy, Acceptance commitment therapy, mindfulness strategies, psychoeducation, systems theory, and solution-focused, all based on each person’s needs. 


Private Practice, Mental Health social worker (Open Dialogue, and the Psychology space Wollongong)

Matthew Talbot Hostel, Homeless Service.

The Wollongong Hospital – After Hours on Call Social Worker.

Sydney Children Hospital, Chronic Pain Service, Senior Social Worker

Sydney Children Hospital, Oncology Hematology, Senior Social Worker

Child protection Counselling Services (Illawarra and Macarthur)

Domestic Violence Community counselling Team, Senior Social Worker.

Diagnostic Assessment Service (Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Senior Social Worker.


  • Face to Face 
  • Video Via Zoom or Teams

Areas of Interest

I am extremely interested in being present with people as they explore the vulnerabilities in their life. What is important, and what barriers get in the way of living the best version of themselves. I am extremely interested in relationships and how they bring joy and pain.  

  • Couples 
  • Spirituality
  • Complex Trauma 
  • Homelessness
  • Childhood trauma, sexual and physical assault 
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Clinical Supervision


  • Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW 1999)
  • Becoming a Supervisor (NSW Institute of Psychiatry 2004)
  • Narrative Therapy (Dulwich Centre)
  • Associate Diploma of social science (Hunter TAFE NSW 1994)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker 


  • Monday and Wednesdays 11.00am – 6.00 pm, and some Fridays.
  • Video sessions are available on Tuesdays and Fridays.


We are delighted to welcome Sue to The Psychology Space at the beginning of 2024. Sue is a very warm, caring, and calming person. She is a psychologist with extensive experience in healthcare including as a registered nurse in palliative care. Sue’s area of interest is assisting adults as they navigate the impact of life experiences on their mental health, including those living with anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma. She works collaboratively to find the best outcomes for your life and relationships.

Sue has vast experience in supporting people as they work through times of grief, loss, and life transitions. She brings a depth of knowledge related to supporting people living with a life-limiting diagnosis, and navigating end-of-life experiences.

Her compassionate and empathetic approach allows her to establish a strong rapport with people, creating a safe and non-judgmental space to explore the context you find yourself in, your thoughts, emotions, and responses.

Sue works holistically, using evidence-based principles to personalise treatment most suited to you. She uses narrative and existential approaches, along with practices of mindfulness.

* Masters of Professional Psychology
* BSc (Hons) Psychology
* Registered Nurse