Cygnet Clinic, Midland

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Suite 3, 14 The Avenue, Midland, Western Australia, 6056, Australia

Cygnet Clinic - A group of Clinical Psychologists & Consultant Psychiatrists with value on excellence in psychological treatments.

Practitioners at this location

A/Prof Brendon Dellar


Dr Brendon Dellar. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (Adjunct, Curtin University) Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor. Dr Brendon Dellar is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. He teaches trainee Clinical Psychologists studying at a Masters and Doctoral level in the area of Psychological Assessment and report writing as well as Addictions and Neuropsychology. Dr Dellar currently supervises postgraduate students on clinical practicums and Clinical Psychologist Registrars completing their training for endorsed title.

Ms Gabby Goodier


Gabby has a wealth of experience dealing with eating disorders and body esteem issues (and is a published author in this area), trauma (including motor vehicle and industrial accidents), anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, relationship difficulties, personality disorders and adolescent mental health. She has a special interest in complex trauma, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and works with children, adolescents, adults and couples. ​ Gabby has experience in providing psychological assessment and consultation in relation to Medico-Legal matters, Workers' Compensation, Criminal Injury Compensation and Motor Vehicle Insurance cases. ​ During Gabby's career she has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a range of mental health environments, including outpatient, community and inpatient hospital settings. More recently she has worked as the Clinic Manager for Cygnet Clinic (Perth based offices) and is excited, as a new Pilbara local, to offer services to the community.

Ms Mareese McLoughlin


Mareese McLoughlin, BPsych, Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. Consultant Counselling Psychologist - Cygnet Clinic. Mareese works with older adolescents and adults seeking therapy to assist with a range of mental health issues and wellbeing concerns. Mareese can assist with mood and adjustment disorders, grief, and repeated difficulties with relationships. Mareese also has experience working with individuals with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, grief and difficulties with life transitions. Mareese is currently available at the Midland service on Saturday afternoons. She holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Curtin University of Technology. Education Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Cultural Studies) Bachelor of Psychology Master of Psychology (Counselling)

Dr Jason Sharbanee


Dr Jason Sharbanee is a Clinical Psychologist at Cygnet Clinic and a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. My clinical practice is based on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I have extensive experience in EFT, following over 2 years of training and supervision with the principal developer of the approach, Leslie Greenberg, at the Emotion Focused Therapy clinic in Toronto. I am also currently engaged in the development of the EFT through various ongoing research collaborations. In addition I have experience and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have been supervised in Psychodynamic object relations therapy. In my role as a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, I teach psychotherapy to postgraduate trainee Clinical Psychologists according to multiple psychotherapy orientations. A central focus of my clinical practice is on creating a safe and non-judgmental space that allows people to explore their experiences and to develop greater understanding of themselves in order to facilitate growth and change. I am particularly sensitive at working with difficult emotional experiences, and at helping people to make sense of, and to transform, painful emotions.

Mrs Jessica Pitt


Mrs Jessica Pitt, Clinical & School Psychologist. I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. The majority of my experience has been working with children, adolescents and their families on a variety of issues. These issues include anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation and self-harm. I also have extensive experience within the school setting and so work with youth with psychological, behavioural and learning difficulties. I also have a particular interest in resilience and social issues having completed my Master’s thesis on cyber bullying. Experience Clinical psychologist, Cygnet Clinic; Perth, WA — 2012-current Worked with a variety of clients including children, youth and adults. These clients presented with a variety of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and adjustment disorders. Completed behavioural assessments and assessments for Court. Provided psychological services to headspace. Co-facilitated a group therapy program for adults with depressive disorders. Clinical Psychologist, Servite college;Perth, WA — 2009-Current Worked with youth and their families on variety of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioural and learning issues. Provided professional development to staff and parents. Supported administration staff with critical incident management. Facilitated whole school programs including the Cyber Friendly Schools Project. School Psychologist, Education department; Karratha, WA — 2006-2008 Worked in several primary schools, high school and an education support centre for children with diagnosed disabilities. Provided psychological services to a remote community. Provided professional development to staff and students and supported with critical incident management. Education Curtin University, Perth, WA — Master of Psychology (Clinical), 2012 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA — Graduate Diploma of Education (School Psychology), 2006 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA — Bachelor of Psychology, 2005 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA — Bachelor of Science, 2004 Clinical Interests Specialise in working with youth and families. Extensive experience working with children and youth in the school setting so have a thorough understanding of school related issues. This includes completing intellectual and behavioural assessments. Particular interest in working with clients with anxiety related issues including specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and adjustment disorders. Currently practice using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.

Ms Jane Ebert


Profile Jane Ebert is a fully endorsed Clinical Psychologist who completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2002, and has sound experience working with children (parenting for under 12’s), families, adolescents (individually from 13 upwards) and adults. She is registered as a Psychologist and a Supervisor with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jane worked with Specialist Services at Disability Services Commission for 5 years and has worked with adolescents and adults with mental health issues in the government sector for over 4 years. She has also worked with adults with acquired brain injury with issues such as emotional regulation and adjustment to disability. Educationally in addition to her qualifications in Clinical Psychology, Jane also completed a postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education. .

Ms Rachael Williams


Rachael Williams is one of our most experienced Senior Clinical Psychologists Profile I provide individual and couples counselling at Cygnet Clinic in Midland, utilising a range of therapeutic techniques, individually tailored to each clients assessed requirements. I also work for the Department of Corrective Services, providing forensic assessments of, and individual counselling throughout Western Australia. Experience SENIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, FORENSIC CONSULTANT TEAM, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES; PERTH, WA – 2014-PRESENT As per below as well as the provision of specialist consultant advice, the development of clinical, applied and evaluative research, the supervision of other Psychologists and contribute to Policy development. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, FORENSIC CONSULTANT TEAM, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES; PERTH, WA - 2011-2013 (REGISTRAR 2011-2012). Conduct complex psychological assessments of life and indeterminate sentenced offenders including treatment needs assessments, updates regarding prisoner’s psychological issues (e.g., risk of reoffending, changes to mental state) and assessment of suitability to engage in re-socialisation programs. Provide counselling to prisoners who have a life or indeterminate sentence, to address criminogenic and mental health treatment needs which can’t be addressed in a group format as well as to augment or prepare the offenders for inclusion in treatment programs. POLICY PROJECT OFFICER, RURAL PSYCHIATRY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS; PERTH, WA – 2005-2011. Policy, project and secretariat support functions, including project development and implementation, research, report and submission writing and liaison with key stakeholders. Project work to provide access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for rural psychiatrists. Establish and co-ordinate Australian psychiatrists rural peer review groups, involving interactive case discussion via videoconferencing and teleconferencing technology. Present research findings at conferences and prepare manuscripts for research publication. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR, PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, COMMUNITY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, CORRECTIVE SERVICES, PERTH, WA – 2009. Conduct counselling assessments of, and provide therapy to, adolescent clients and their families who present with a range of issues and/ or psychological disorders in the community. Write pre-sentence court reports on regional and metropolitan adolescent offenders to provide recommendations to magistrates for ongoing intervention and support. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERAN AUSTRALIA, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, PERTH, WA – 2007. Research into the impact of hospital smoking cessation policies on mental health consumers and related health morbidity. Supervise students conducting focus groups, data collection and data entry. Construct data base for survey data and clinical audit data. Analysis of comparative data post implementation and contribute to final report preparation. DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEWER, CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, PERTH, WA – 2005.

Dr Petra Skeffington


Profile Dr Skeffington is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and a Senior Lecturer (Acting Head of Counselling Discipline) at Murdoch University. She has researched PTSD, resilience to trauma, creative approaches to healing, treatment of non-suicidal self-injury and OCD. Dr Skeffington has tutored and lectured on research methods, non-suicidal self-injury and professional practice in both undergraduate and postgraduate university courses. She currently lectures in Masters level Trauma Counselling and Principles of Counselling units at Murdoch University. Dr Skeffington has worked extensively in the field of trauma, including PTSD, and the impact of trauma on individuals, partners and families. She also has extensive experience with FIFO work and its associated effects on family and mental health. Experience Sessional academic & research co-ordinator at Curtin University of Technology. Co-ordinating a clinical trial for the treatment of non-suicidal self-injury. Current and past tutoring and lecturing in trauma, principles of counselling, research methods and professional practice. Supervision of students on internal placement at Murdoch University. Sessional academic & guest lecturer at the University of WA and Murdoch University (2011-2013) Private Practice (current) Providing Clinical Psychologist services in a primary health care setting. Resilience Training Officer- Department of Fire and Emergency Services (ongoing)

Ms Lyn Millett


Profile Lyn was the State Manager for headspace, The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, in WA and SA before going Cygnet. She is an AHPRA endorsed Clinical Psychologist and also holds post graduate qualifications in Forensic Behavioural Sciences and Education. She has held executive management positions in the not for profit sector, including 5 years as Executive Manager Community and Family Services at UnitingCare West. She has worked as a senior consultant and in management positions in government including Department for Child Protection and Family Services. She is also currently working with a national not for profit organisation to research and pilot an equine animal assisted therapeutic intervention for children. She has worked in correctional environments in WA, New Zealand and the United States.

Ms Kerry Curtis


Kerry is a Clinical Psychologist who has over 16 years of experience. She currently works half a day at Cygnet Clinic (Saturdays) and works full time in a Government Youth Mental Health Service as a Senior Clinical Psychologist. Kerry is registered as a Clinical Supervisor with AHPRA (registrar program). Kerry commenced her career in the drug and alcohol field where she worked for 7 years before moving into the mental health field where she remains. Kerry’s roles have included providing psychological interventions to individuals, couples and groups. She also has significant experience in supervising other clinical psychologists and allied health professionals and has also had experience in managing mental health services.

Dr Gemma Sharp


Gemma is a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of psychological issues, including eating disorders, body image concerns, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Gemma’s therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. She is committed to helping her clients gain an in depth understanding of their difficulties and develop new skills so that they can lead fulfilling lives. Gemma utilises a range of evidence-based therapies, tailored to suit the goals of each of her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Enhanced Cognitive Therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). As well as her work as a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) at Cygnet Clinic, Gemma also delivers CBT-E to eating disorder inpatients at Hollywood Clinic. In addition, she is also a researcher and teacher at Curtin University. Clinical Experience: Cygnet Clinic Private Practice, Perth (Clinical Psychologist Registrar) Hollywood Clinic, Perth (Registered Psychologist) Flinders University Posttraumatic Stress Research Unit, Adelaide (Registered Psychologist & Provisional Psychologist) Parkside Private Practice, Adelaide (Provisional Psychologist) Statewide Eating Disorder Service, Adelaide (Provisional Psychologist) Flinders University Services for Eating Disorders, Adelaide (Provisional Psychologist) Flinders University Psychology Service, Adelaide (Provisional Psychologist) Education: PhD (Clinical Psychology), Flinders University Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours), Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Psychological Sciences, University of Adelaide Master of Science (Oncology), University of Cambridge Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Adelaide Diploma in Languages (Japanese), University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology), University of Adelaide Memberships: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australian Psychological Society Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists Bridges Eating Disorder Association of Western Australia Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ms Sandra Hartmann


Sandra Hartmann is a fully endorsed Clinical Psychologist who completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology in 2006, and was endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013. She has extensive experience working with all areas of general psychology, and in assessing and treating post-traumatic stress injuries in adults. She is registered as a Psychologist and a Supervisor with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian and International Societies for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS/ASTSS). She is trained in a range of recognised therapeutic treatments for PTSD, including EMDR, and recently travelled to the USA to undertake training in a new treatment modality, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Sandra worked as a senior practitioner with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VVCS) and with the Australian Defence Force for 12 years and has recently worked as a FIFO psychologist in the Perth metropolitan and East Pilbara regions providing services for FIFO and remote residential mining employees and their families. She has also worked with adults with work-related physical and psychological injuries, and with range of issues including returning to/maintaining employment, adjusting to disability, and living with chronic pain. Sandra completed her Master’s thesis researching CBT group programs for post-natal depression, and also has a strong interest in post-natal wellbeing and parenting issues. Sandra’s commitment to her clients is underpinned by a strong focus on collaborative assessment and treatment, offering clear information and using evidence-based treatment approaches. These approaches include cognitive- behavioural and behavioural therapies, ACT and mindfulness. She is oriented to helping all her clients to develop robust and flexible skills to enhance their mental wellbeing, resilience and quality of life in the long -term.

Ms Tiana Hankins


Profile Tiana is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is endorsed in the area of Clinical Psychology. She works compassionately and collaboratively with adult clients, utilising evidence-based intervention strategies and a bio-psycho-social model of clinical practice. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Tiana has experience effecting behavioural change with diverse client populations experiencing entrenched psychological patterns, assisting people to make changes within their lives to improve their psychological wellbeing, mental health and relationship patterns. Tiana's areas of interest and experience include pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, complex trauma, grief, loss and adjustment, coping and resilience, health issues and carer support in chronic illness, and anxiety. Approaches often include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with an emphasis on trauma-informed interventions. Experience Department of Health, State Head Injury Unit (Clinical Psychologist) July 2017 - present Department of Health, State Head Injury Unit (Clinical Psychologist Registrar) July 2015 - July 2017 Vital Conversations (Clinical Psychologist Registrar) March 2016 - May 2017 Department of Corrective Services, Prison Counselling Service (Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist Registrar) August 2014 - November 2015 Parkerville Therapeutic Family Services (Psychologist; Clinical Psychology Trainee) November 2013 - November 2014 Curtin Adult Psychology Clinic (Psychologist; Clinical Psychology Trainee) January - July 2013 Department of Corrective Services, Offender Programs (Senior Programs Officer; Psychologist (2010 - 2014) / Conditional Psychologist (2008 - 2010) 2008 - 2014

Ms Maria Krabbe


Maria Krabbe, BAPsych(Hons), Master of Psychology (Clinical), Master of Criminology. I have over 10 experience as a Clinical Psychologist working with complex client presentations. Main experience lies within individual assessments and short and long term psychotherapy working with anxiety, mood, personality, psychiatric, behavioral and impulse disorders. Clinical psychologist at Cygnet available for conducting assessments and psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. She currently works out of the Midland rooms only (Saturdays). Maria is a Senior Clinical Psychologist on our team and part of the Cygnet Leadership Group. Experience 12 years + experience as a clinical psychologist working with complex client presentations. Main experience lies within individual assessments and short and long term psychotherapy working with anxiety, mood, personality, psychiatric, behavioural and impulse disorders. Education University of Western Australia Curtin University BA (HONS), MP Psych Clin, MP Criminology Awards & Memberships Registered with APS; AHPRA; Medicare Australia as a Clinical Psychologist Clinical Interests Main use of cognitive behavioral therapy (in particular acceptance and commitment therapy/mindfulness), behavioral therapy, emotional focused therapy, specific interest in connection between mental and physical wellbeing, holistic understanding to mental health. Experience working with indigenous and foreigners with sensitivity to cultural issues Referrals are accepted from MVA insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Medicare based referrals and self-referral. Accepting referrals at present, Saturdays only in Fremantle Clinic. Due to Maria’s current work in the Department of Justice, she is unable to see offenders or those with an offending history (conflict of interest imposed by the department).

Ms Claudia Ovenden


Clinical & Counselling Psychologist Claudia Ovenden is endorsed by APRHA as both a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and has a special interests in mindfulness based therapies and Schema Therapy. Claudia holds a BA from the University of Melbourne, and a PGradDip Psych and Master of Psychology (with distinction) from Curtin University of Technology. Claudia Is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and maintains membership of both the Clinical and Counselling Colleges of the APS. Claudia has pursued an interest in mindfulness meditation since 1986 by undertaking silent retreats in southern Thailand and in Melbourne. Claudia came to Perth to deepen her practise under the guidance of Buddhist monks south of Perth. Claudia has worked in university settings in roles related to research in health behaviour and drug use, teaching a foundation unit in Addiction Studies and as a student and staff counsellor. Claudia has peer reviewed publications in the area of drug use and harm reduction. She has also worked in the not-for-profit sector counselling people with addictions. Since 2005 Claudia has been based at The Hollywood Clinic where she has done group work with psychiatric inpatients and day patients with a variety of often complex presentations. She currently works on the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Program and the Alcohol and Substance Use follow up program. Claudia is unable to provide individual assistance to clients who are also receiving services (or plan to) in the DBT Skills Program. Claudia has a special interest in Schema Therapy, an extension of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to address longstanding life patterns which influence thinking, feelings, memories, behaviour and relationships. Claudia also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, plus mindful and compassionate interventions to help reduce arousal and regulate emotions. Claudia can assist clients to develop their capacity to calm their minds using meditation with the use of a portable EEG device to give real time feedback.

Mr Bernard Hughes


Profile Bernard is a Clinical Psychologist. He is an experienced Psychologist, with a special interest in sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. Bernard has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology examining psychological aspects of sleep. He is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder and personality disorders.

Ms Anna Cain


Anna is a Clinical Psychologist with over 19 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples and adolescents within a variety of non-government agencies, as well as in private practice. She has extensive experience delivering brief psychological interventions for Employee Assistance Programs, and working with separated families and adolescents within the community service sector. Her approach is person centred and respectful. Anna in employs a range of therapeutic strategies based on the client’s needs and the issues presented. She draws from Mindfulness based methods, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and is experienced in teaching meditation and relaxation skills. Anna can also provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing EMDR therapy for those suffering with unresolved trauma. Anna has particular interest in providing clients with the skills to increase self-awareness to enhance well-being and self-support. Medicare rebates are available under GP referred ‘Mental Health Care Plans’ and fees may be scaled when cost is a barrier to service.

Dr Emily Tilbrook


Dr Tilbrook is a Clinical Psychologist & Forensic Psychologist Clinical Psychologist Supervisor She see's Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families and practices on Saturday mornings from the Midland clinic.

Ms Karee Stewart


Karee Stewart, BPsych(Hons), Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology. I work from a primarily compassion based approach developed for people with high shame and low self-worth. The idea is to challenge self-criticism and self-attacking by developing and working with experiences of inner warmth, soothing, compassion and self-compassion. I also have experience with schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I have worked with clients struggling with disordered eating from across the lifespan and with various diagnoses and aim to create a space that is safe and compassionate. I take both self-referrals and referrals from GP's. Clients who have a mental health care plan may be entitled to reduced fees or medicare rebates.

Dr Hitesh Maru


Consultant Psychiatrist, Cygnet Clinic

Dr Nicholas Caras


Nicholas is a clinical psychologist who works with adult and older adolescent clients at Cygnet Clinic. He completed a combined PhD / Master of Clinical Psychology degree at Macquarie University in Sydney in 2008. His PhD thesis was on the role of anger in self-regulation. His honours thesis was on the effects of compassion and guilt on intergroup relations. Following graduation he moved to Istanbul and worked at a university clinic, in private practice, and lectured at psychology departments at universities. Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist he worked as a health promotion officer at NSW Department of Health, a case worker and a counsellor at a youth centre, a research assistant and a teaching assistant at Macquarie University.

Ms Mei-Li Huang


Mei-Li has a Master of Psychology (Professional) and Bachelor of Psychology (with minors in Social and Organisational) degree. She is a dedicated, caring and compassionate professional with more than 8 years of experience working in the community sector. Specifically, Mei-Li has 5+ years of experiences working with individuals with severe, complex, and persistent mental health issues. Mei-Li have strong clinical and psychosocial skills to support youth and adults. She is very passionate and committed to the wellbeing and mental health of the community. Mei-Li has a strong interest in the mental health of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.

Dr Tara Yewers


Part of Cygnet Clinic's Assessment Only team. Assessment and Report Preparation only. Please contact the clinic on 9467 7676 if you have not received pre-approval for online booking.

Ms Kate Tonta


Currently enrolled in PhD in Clinical Psychology