B.Sc. (Hons) Psych; Dip C.H; Assoc MAPS
Claire has provided psychological services in a variety of clinical and organisational settings for the past 15 years. She is an experienced and empathic therapist with a particular interest in early development and the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. An approved counsellor with the Victims Compensation Tribunal, Claire has extensive experience assisting individuals who have experienced significant trauma, including sexual assault, domestic violence and physical and/or emotional abuse. She also has an interest in working with the GLBT community in Sydney, having spent time at ACON as an individual and group therapist.
Claire's philosophy is to provide each of her clients with a comprehensive and holistic service by building a caring and supportive relationship and empowering individual growth. She aims to address underlying problems through increased understanding and clarity of the issues at hand, seeking to not only to address the presenting problems, but also to provide her clients with skills, coping strategies and preventative techniques so they feel more equipped to deal with life's challenges.
Claire is an educator at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She is also an authorized supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and supervises interns who are completing their psychologist registration. Committed to both personal and professional development, she has completed specialist psychotherapy training and regularly attends conferences and workshops to keep abreast of the latest interventions and techniques.
B.S.W; M.A. Psych; Assoc MAPS
Kim has 20 years experience working with individuals and families in a range of settings. She has worked extensively with individuals with mental illness, particularly young people with co-morbid drug and alcohol issues. As an experienced family counselor Kim has a comprehensive knowledge of child development, parenting and mother craft concerns. She has a comprehensive understanding of post-natal depression and developed various educational and support groups for parents. She is an experienced diagnostician, conducting regular assessments and formulating clinical case plans.
Kim provides therapy and counselling for individuals and families. She is also involved in the development of a number of group programs to assist children build their social and personal skills. Kim is both a group supervisor and principal supervisor for a number of interns who are gaining their registration as psychologists.
Kim considers it essential to treat individuals in a holistic manner with a view to understanding the cause of problems rather than simply addressing their symptoms. She is committed to providing individuals with knowledge and strategies so that they have the skills to maintain their mental health and continue their personal development. Kim is happy to use a range of therapeutic interventions and include complimentary treatments to improve client health. Kim continues her ongoing professional training and development.