Psychologists

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Rachel Hodson                                              Director/Psychologist                               Bachelor of Psychology & Criminology

 

Rachel Hodson is a Registered Psychologist and a Board Member of the Australian Psychology Society. She has worked in a variety of settings, which includes non-government organisations, pain management clinics, Child Protection and the WA Police.

Rachel offers confidential and professional counselling and coaching services to individuals, couples, and families. She specialises in Trauma Related Conditions, specifically with Emergency Personnel, as well as a range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress & Adjustment Issues
  • Mood related difficulties, such as: Feeling Down, Lacking Energy & Motivation
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Relationship Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personal Development

Rachel tailors the therapy to address each person’s psychological needs. In her therapeutic interventions,  Rachel draws from her extensive training experience, and ongoing professional development in:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Rachel offers a warm and supportive environment. She is passionate about helping individuals to overcome difficulties they are facing, whilst restoring confidence, building resilience and helping them to reach their full potential.

Currently not accepting new Clients

 

 Jacquie Harris                                          Psychologist                                                            BPsych, PostGradDipPsych

Jacquie has been a registered Psychologist for over 10 years, working within a variety of government and non-government settings including with current- and ex-serving Defence personnel, brief intervention via Medicare referrals, and early intervention services, within both metropolitan and rural and remote communities. She also has experience delivering psychoeducation programs on a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and overall psychological well-being.

Jacquie has experience in working with a variety of presentations with adults such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (current/ ex-serving military and the general population)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Work-related stressors

She approaches her Clients concerns utilising a variety of therapeutic interventions including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Jacquie has recently returned to further study, currently completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays

Currently accepting new Clients

 

 Milli Blenkin                       Psychologist                                     BPsych (Hons) Lond. M.App.Psych,  Board Approved Supervisor

Milli is a registered psychologist with over 25 years of experience and has worked in community, private and government organisations providing psychological services to children, individuals, couples, families, workplaces and communities.

Milli takes a person-centered approach to therapy, focusing on the client’s strengths while tailoring counselling and interventions to meet the client’s needs. Building productive working relationships and establishing a collaborative way of working helps clients put talk therapy into practice, supporting them to achieve and maintain goals, deal with issues and overcome challenges.

Milli utilises a wide range of evidence based therapies and techniques, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapies

When not supervising trainee psychologists or mentoring more experienced clinicians, Milli can be found lecturing at the University of Canberra.

Availability: Thursdays

Currently not accepting new Clients

 

psychologist2Natasha Nolan                                                      Administration Assistant                         Bachelor of Science in Psychology 

 

Natasha Nolan is an Administrative Assistant at Capital Counselling & Coaching Services. She has previously worked for Aspire Early Intervention as a Behavioural Therapist specialising in children with Autism.

The programs Natasha implemented are guided by evidence-based contemporary Applied Behaviour Analysis techniques. Natasha also provided other therapies such as:

  • Verbal Behaviour (VB)
  • Natural Environment Training (NET) / Incidental Teaching
  • Precision Teaching (PT)
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)

Natasha is also a full-time Psychology student who is completing her final year of her Bachelor’s degree through the University of Canberra. On completion of her degree Natasha will be pursuing further post-graduate studies in the field of Psychology, with the goal to become a Registered Psychologist.