Meet our team
Ornella MoutouPsySci (hons), EMDR associate member
Ornella is a general psychologist who works from a trauma-informed perspective, to support people who’ve experienced life-long, or short-term trauma.
Ornella has experience in private practice, schools, NGOs, and government organisations. She has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, early psychosis, trauma and attachment and individual counselling. Her current focus is helping adults with inner wounds heal from their childhood/other lifestage trauma. Ornella takes a varied therapeutic approach and enjoys working with: EMDR, Schema Therapy, ACT, CBT, and DBT.
Ornella is passionate about supporting people with the tools and guidance to understand their inner world and make the adjustments they need to experience the life they want.
From Ornella: Are you a practicing psychologist seeking to enhance your clinical skills and professional development? Look no further! I am thrilled to offer my services as a seasoned psychologist providing supervision to fellow professionals. With years of experience in the field, I understand the challenges and opportunities that come with the practice of psychology.
My goal as a supervisor is to provide a supportive and enriching environment where you can explore complex cases, discuss ethical dilemmas, and refine your therapeutic techniques. Whether you're a seasoned therapist looking to fine-tune your practice or a novice eager to learn from an experienced mentor, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward becoming a more effective and self-assured psychologist. Let's embark on this collaborative path of growth and learning together.
Anne SheldonB.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clin), Member EMDRAA, Psychology Board of Australia Accredited Supervisor
Anne is a clinical psychologist who has a passion for helping people thrive and grow through a flexible person-oriented approach. As a therapist she is warm, open and genuinely curious, where she aims to continually create a collaborative environment of safety and acceptance. Anne has over 8 years experience working in public, private and NGO settings. She also brings into her work an understanding of the impact of culture and history to an individual's personal story. She works hard to ensure her clients feel comfortable and supported to learn, heal and grow from both past and present difficulties and make lasting changes in their lives.
She works with a trauma informed approach, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behavioural-informed Therapy (DBT) as well as Schema and Attachment informed therapies.
Mandy is a neuro-affirming, trauma-informed psychologist who is passionate about helping people explore difficulties and enact positive change. She approaches therapy from a position of warmth, empathy, and collaboration. Mandy strives to make the therapeutic space comfortable for each of her clients and feels privileged to share in people’s journey of self-awareness and healing.
Mandy has worked in clinical private practice settings since 2011 with a focus on assisting individuals overcome trauma and emotional suffering. Mandy has immersed herself in learning about neurodivergence, specifically Autism and ADHD, and is committed to providing a safe and validating space for her clients to explore possible neurodivergence. Mandy also provides formal assessments for Autism for those that would like to engage in this process.
Mandy is a STAP trained and board-approved supervisor and provides supervision to Psychologists looking for some guidance around working with Autistic and/or ADHD clients, as well as complex trauma and dissociation.
Dr Catherine HynesPhD, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Member AAPI, Psychology Board of Australia Accredited Supervisor, EMDR Accredited Consultant
Catherine is a clinical psychologist whose therapeutic work is focused on developing a holistic understanding of the challenges a person is facing. She collaborates with each person to develop a collaborative therapy that will get to the heart of the matter and resolve difficulties in a lasting way. She works on enhancing self knowledge, personal strengths and resilience, and on developing greater wellbeing by learning skills, changing behaviour, and resolving past concerns.
Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Catherine studied philosophy and neuroscience. Both of these disciplines remain keen interests of her hers, and they continue to inform her therapeutic practice. Catherine is continually seeking consistent, relevant and well-researched wisdom to apply to the challenges of existence.
Catherine’s therapies are trauma informed, and she draws on EMDR Therapy, Schema Therapy, therapies for Structural Dissociation, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and CBT for her treatments.
Ainsley is a registered psychologist who helps people learn to reclaim their lives after psychological trauma, emotional suffering or goal frustration. She hopes to inspire people to seek, understand and trust in their strengths and inner personal wisdom.
After university Ainsley pursued a role in a Corporate Environment. After several years however her natural curiosity, and connection to people and their personal struggles prevailed. Over the past eight years her work has moved into a clinical private practice setting, offering integrative psychotherapy solutions to individuals, professionals, teams and organisations.
Ainsley is passionate about working with adult clients to identify, explore and address the factors which are frustrating them in their attempts to achieve their work, family and life goals. Her approach is trauma-informed and draws upon such therapeutic modalities as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; therapies for structural dissociation; Mindfulness; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Dr Bianca SebbenB.Psych (Hons), PhD, M.Psych (Clin), Member AAPi, Member EMDRAA, Accredited Practitioner EMDR
Bianca is a psychologist with experience in both the public and private sectors working with a variety of mental health concerns including post-traumatic stress disorder, substance misuse and personality disorders. Bianca has a particular interest in working with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Bianca uses a variety of evidence-based interventions including Dialectical Behavioural-informed Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, therapies for Structural Dissociation and Schema Focused Therapy. Bianca enjoys working together with clients to reduce their vulnerabilities to painful emotions, increase their skills to be able to regulate their own emotions, process and heal from their trauma and improve skills for communicating effectively with others. Bianca also has an interest in plant medicines and altered states of consciousness, and supports clients with psychedelic integration and bad trip integration.
Bianca also has an interest in plant medicines and altered states on consciousness, and supports clients with psychedelic integration and bad trip integration.
Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi),
EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA), Board-Approved Supervisor (STAP).