Psychologists And Dietitians
Psychologists And Dietitians
Dr Derek Gilligan
Dr Derek Gilligan is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment, bi-polar, schizophrenia, personality, distress and trauma to name only a few. Dr Gilligan adopts a person centred approach and tailors the therapy to the needs of individual clients to ensure he maximises the best possible outcomes for them. Some common contexts Dr Gilligan's clients have presented with include relationships, workplace stress and bullying, family, identity, personal development, social isolation, adjusting to change, grief and loss, physical health, career and coaching, study and exam stress, just to mention a few. Dr Gilligan has a caring approach and not only values and respects his client's and their personal stories, but also the quality of the service he provides. To ensure he provides the best possible service Dr Gilligan regularly updates his knowledge and skills to maintain his specialist qualifications as an endorsed clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and full Membership as a Clinical Psychological with the Australian Psychological Society.
Dr Katrina Burchell
Katrina has had experience working within a number of areas of psychology including mental health (acute and rehabilitation), community health, drug and alcohol, and forensic settings. Katrina also currently works for the University of Newcastle in mental health research.
Katrina customises therapy to best suit each of her clients by drawing from a variety of techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational therapies. Using these as well as other interventions she enables her clients to find the most helpful path to reach their goals and contribute to growth in their lives.
Katrina currently works at Smith Street Surgery on Tuesdays.
is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting difficulties, both in the public and private sectors.
Jessica has expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She has also trained in a range of other therapies, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Solution-Focused Therapy, etc. Jessica has experience working with children and adolescents in areas such as mood and anxiety disorders, panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, social anxiety, bullying, adjustment difficulties, HSC stress, behavioural difficulties and interpersonal relationship difficulties. She also has experience in working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, adjustment disorders, university stress, workplace stress, grief and bereavement, and a vast range of other presenting issues.
Her goal is to work with clients to make changes to their lifestyle and improve their health using an evidence based approach.
She has an interest in a broad range of nutrition areas in particular weight management (weight loss and gain) and Diabetes.
wanting to feel less stressed at work,
wanting to feel less depressed,
improving close relationships,
reducing anxiety about doing new or old things,
wanting to feel more social,
wanting to feel like your 'old self' and get back into the things you once loved to do,
wanting to feel more motivated,
wanting to feel more relaxed,
wanting to feel more focused
...and many other common mental health goals which are a part of our everyday lives.
He is trained in a number of therapies including traditional therapies such as;
Cognitive Therapy(CT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)
and newer types of therapies including ;
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT),
Mindfulness based CBT,
Brief Solution Focused Therapy(BSFT)
He has experience working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, sensory processing disorders, conduct disorder, panic attacks, anger management, behavioural issues, relationship difficulties, communication issues within school and the workplace and many other common psychological issues.
Trent is motivated to helping you to reduce the impact of unhelpful thoughts or feelings so that you can achieve what is most important to you.