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PSYCHOLOGISTS / CLINICIANS

PSYCHOLOGISTS / CLINICIANS

Dr Carol Ann Clifford

Principal Clinical Psychologist

MA(Hons) – DClin(Psych) – Board Approved Supervisor
PSY0001686072

Carol Ann trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Edinburgh and has worked extensively with adults, couples, families, teenagers and children, in a variety of clinical settings.

She loves working with clients to promote their well-being and development, helping them to develop the tools to effectively manage adversity and build meaningful relationships with themselves and others.

Since moving to Australia from the UK in 2004, Carol Ann has established a strong reputation for a therapeutic approach which is genuinely warm, insightful and collaborative. After undertaking a comprehensive initial assessment, she develops an evidence-based treatment plan in partnership with the client. This treatment plan is reviewed and revised throughout the course of therapy, ensuring it remains suited to the needs of the client and their wider network.

Carol Ann draws on a wide variety of evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gottman Relationship Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), solution focused therapy and mindfulness.

Carol Ann is actively committed to her own ongoing professional development and is also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for other practising psychologists. She is also an advisor for The Resilience Project.

When she is off duty, she can often be found roaming along Melbourne’s beautiful beaches with Archie, her trained therapy dog.

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Natalie McMahon

Principal Psychologist

BBus – GradDip(Psych) – PostGradDip (Psych) – MProfPsych
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Natalie is motivated to assist her clients improve the quality of their personal wellbeing, and their relationships.  Her collaborative therapeutic approach is based on kindness, empathy and acceptance, and is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Natalie tailors her therapeutic approach to each client using evidence-based therapies including Gottman Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, CBT, Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Natalie works with many presenting issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting, and perinatal and postnatal mental health.  The wellbeing of those caring for children is of particular interest to Natalie, as she recognises that parents who are mentally healthy are in a much better position to support their children.

Natalie has worked in private practice, various educational settings, and in adult mental health support. She balances her private practice work with her position as a primary school Wellbeing Officer, predominantly supporting staff and parents.   At The Harbour, Natalie’s work will predominantly be with Adults and Couples.  

Natalie’s research has focused on the relationship between hoarding disorder and childhood attachment, families bereaved by suicide, and ethical considerations in couples’ therapy.

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PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGISTS

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Dr Carol Ann Clifford

Principal Clinical Psychologist

MA(Hons) – DClin(Psych) – Board Approved Supervisor
PSY0001686072

Carol Ann trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Edinburgh and has worked extensively with adults, couples, families, teenagers and children, in a variety of clinical settings.

She loves working with clients to promote their well-being and development, helping them to develop the tools to effectively manage adversity and build meaningful relationships with themselves and others.

Since moving to Australia from the UK in 2004, Carol Ann has established a strong reputation for a therapeutic approach which is genuinely warm, insightful and collaborative. After undertaking a comprehensive initial assessment, she develops an evidence-based treatment plan in partnership with the client. This treatment plan is reviewed and revised throughout the course of therapy, ensuring it remains suited to the needs of the client and their wider network.

Carol Ann draws on a wide variety of evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gottman Relationship Counselling, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), solution focused therapy and mindfulness.

Carol Ann is actively committed to her own ongoing professional development and is also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for other practising psychologists. She is also an advisor for The Resilience Project.

When she is off duty, she can often be found roaming along Melbourne’s beautiful beaches with Archie, her trained therapy dog.

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Natalie McMahon

Principal Psychologist

BBus – GradDip(Psych) – PostGradDip (Psych) – MProfPsych
PSY0002018265

Natalie is motivated to assist her clients improve the quality of their personal wellbeing, and their relationships.  Her collaborative therapeutic approach is based on kindness, empathy and acceptance, and is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Natalie tailors her therapeutic approach to each client using evidence-based therapies including Gottman Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, CBT, Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Natalie works with many presenting issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting, and perinatal and postnatal mental health.  The wellbeing of those caring for children is of particular interest to Natalie, as she recognises that parents who are mentally healthy are in a much better position to support their children.

Natalie has worked in private practice, various educational settings, and in adult mental health support. She balances her private practice work with her position as a primary school Wellbeing Officer, predominantly supporting staff and parents.   At The Harbour, Natalie’s work will predominantly be with Adults and Couples.  

Natalie’s research has focused on the relationship between hoarding disorder and childhood attachment, families bereaved by suicide, and ethical considerations in couples’ therapy.

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Catherine  Baird

Clinical Psychologist

Psych(Hons) – MPsych(Clin)
PSY0001639796

Catherine was awarded a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Australian Catholic University in 2011. She has worked in various private and public settings with people with complex mental health difficulties. Catherine enjoys working with people who experience Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Catherine also enjoys supporting people through personal/existential and interpersonal/attachment difficulties. She has a deep passion for psychological treatment and supporting people and feels that working alongside her clients is a huge privilege.

Catherine aims to develop a rich and fulfilling therapeutic space with her clients and has a particular focus on helping her clients to understand how their current challenges are influenced by their developmental history and other life events. Catherine enjoys guiding her clients to connecting with their inner resources, including enhancing bodily based awareness and ones sense of self.

Catherine works alongside her clients to develop meaningful goals and life changes through an eclectic range of treatment approaches, including – mindfulness, schema therapy techniques, DBT, CBT, IPT and ACT. Catherine is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure her practice is in line with current best practice approaches.

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Jade Russo

Clinical Psychologist

Psych(Hons) – MPsych(Clin) – Board Approved Supervisor
PSY0001657267

Jade was awarded a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University after completing undergraduate and honours degrees in Psychological Science.  She is passionate about mental health and the impact that it can have on people’s lives.

Jade aims to create a safe space in her practice where she can work collaboratively with her clients to help them develop an understanding of not only their mental health experiences, but how past experiences influence and contribute to their struggles in everyday life.  She is passionate about assisting and empowering clients to form a deep connection with themselves and subsequently make decisions in their life that will promote optimal wellbeing.  She has a strong focus on interpersonal relationships and endeavours to help clients form meaningful and fulfilling relationships both within the therapeutic space and in their everyday lives. Jade aims to walk alongside her clients through their healing process by adopting an eclectic approach to treatment, tailoring her interventions based on the client’s individual needs.  She is trained in several trauma-focussed therapies including: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT). Based on the research evidence, Jade works to foster a collaborative, respectful and empathetic relationship with her clients to support them in developing the insights and emotional shifts that are necessary for lasting therapeutic change.  She is committed to her continued professional development to ensure she is providing the best quality of care to her clients.   

Over the past 10 years, Jade has assessed and treated adolescents, adults and older adults across a range of therapeutic settings.  Alongside her private practice, Jade has worked in a large private psychiatric hospital and has been involved in the development and delivery of both inpatient and outpatient group programs that are designed to address various psychiatric conditions.  She is currently responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing a trauma informed group therapy program in a private psychiatric setting and is passionate about helping trauma survivors develop safety and connection within a healing group space.

In addition to the above, Jade is also a board approved supervisor and is available to  supervise psychologists and clinical registrars in a broad range of therapies.

Stacey Tuffin

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

MCSW, BSW (hons) – MAASW (acc)

Stacey has over 15 years experience working with individuals, families and couples affected by loss, grief and trauma. She is passionate about building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship to instill hope and achieve individual outcomes.

Stacey was awarded a Masters of Social Work in Counselling at the University of NSW. She has worked in various different government and private settings supporting individuals experiencing mental health issues following sudden life events. This has included senior positions in a major trauma hospital, paediatric palliative care and in the missing persons sector.  She has also been involved in a number of projects to improve patient care and address the impact of vicarious trauma in the workplace.

Stacey works with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ambiguous loss and life limiting illness. Stacey also has a special interest in the area of fertility and perinatal mental health. She currently works in IVF alongside her private practice and enjoys working with individuals and couples during conception, pregnancy and childbirth. She uses a warm and collaborative approach to ensure her practice is transparent and sensitive. She draws on her practical experience and various evidence-based therapies to help individuals gain a better understanding of their emotional challenges.

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Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Association (ANCIZA)

Dr Kirstyn Windsor

Clinical Psychologist

BPsych(Hons) – DPsych(Clinical) – Board Approved Superviser
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Dr Kirstyn Windsor is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Kirstyn is a warm and authentic clinician who has experience working with adults across the lifespan. Kirstyn is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to make sense of their patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating, to facilitate change.

Kirstyn has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, phobias, and adjustment. Kirstyn has a special interest in providing evidence-based psychological treatment to individuals experiencing personality disorders and eating disorders.

Kirstyn has completed specialised training, and utilises several evidence based psychological interventions including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her therapeutic style is compassionate and authentic, adopting a person-centred approach to understand each individual’s needs in order to deliver targeted treatment approaches.

Currently, Kirstyn balances her work at the clinic with part time work at The Alfred, where she is a senior psychologist working with people experiencing emotion dysregulation, psychosis, and acute distress. She is also a senior clinician in The Alfred’s DBT program, where she works intensively with people with borderline personality disorder.

In addition to the above, Kirstyn is also a board approved supervisor and is available to supervise psychologists and clinical registrars in a broad range of therapies.

Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Association (ANCIZA)

Nicole Rowan

Clinical Psychologist

BAppSc(Pysch) – PostGradDip (Psych) – MPsych(Clin) – Board Approved Supervisor
PSY0001770636

Nicole is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, providing assessment and treatment for children, young people and their families with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Nicole continues to work in the public mental health system, working extensively with adolescents and young adults presenting with complex mental health needs.

Nicole has a warm and relaxed style, placing value on creating a strong therapeutic relationship. Her therapeutic style uses curiosity, openness, humour and empathy to help her clients feel comfortable and focuses on helping individuals to develop a healthy sense of self.

Employing relational and attachment-based therapies, Nicole aims to work with her clients on understanding how their past relationships have shaped current ones and then contributed to how they see themselves in the world.

She offers a collaborative, non-judgmental and family inclusive approach to treatment. Incorporating a range of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and mentalization.

Nicole has an interest in working with young people from 16 years of age through to older adults. This includes working with individuals, families and couples with a range of concerns. Her particular areas of interest are helping people with relationship and interpersonal issues, with a focus on couples counselling, support for step and blended families, and throughout separations. Nicole also aims to support her clients through other periods of major life transition such as new parents, young families, and adjustment to significant life events.

In addition to the above, Nicole is also a board approved supervisor and is available to supervise psychologists and clinical registrars in a broad range of therapies.

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