Practitioners

  

Although all practitioners have their individual contact numbers below, general enquiries

can be made to (02) 6230 1064. Please leave a message and a practitioner will return your call within 24 business hours. We currently have availability to accept new clients

  

Founder - Dr Bruce Stevens

MTh, PhD Psychology

Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Clinical & Forensic Colleges

  

Bruce is a fulltime academic with an Associate Professorship at the University of Canberra. He remains at Canberra Clinical & Forensic Psychology one day a week where he sees private therapy clients. He also provides supervision to the team. Bruce's current passion is researching and practising schema focused therapy with couples. For further details please see: www.schematherapyforcouples.com

Bruce can be contacted on 0403 529 773  

  

  

 Principal - Kim Lehmann

 BPsychSc(Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS, CCLIN

  

Kim is a clinical psychologist who likes working with adults in therapy. She delivers personalised, evidence-based interventions across a range of psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression and addictions. Kim's clients enjoy her empathetic and solution focused approach and consistently report improved quality of life and functioning. 

Kim also has a special interest in families that are experiencing relationship problems and divorce. With her Master's Thesis focusing on anxiety disorders in children, she is passionate about educating and supporting parents to do their best for their kids throughout separation and beyond. Using a collaborative approach, Kim helps parents to boost their children's emotional safety and recovery and minimise the chance of long-term developmental harm.

Kim works on Mondays (she has a fulltime government job) and has limited capacity to take on new clients. She can be contacted on 0409 611 635 or email: kim@ccfpsych.com.au

  

Principal - Sam Van Meurs

BArts/BPsych (Hons), AssocMAPS

  

Sam is a clinically trained psychologist who conducts individual therapy with adults and adolescents while also specialising in legal reports for the criminal, vocational, injury compensation, and family court arenas.  He has worked in a variety of community and clinical settings with a range of clinical populations as a volunteer, paid carer, and once qualified, as a psychologist.  While undertaking training as part of the Australian National University's clinical psychology program he has also had experience in performing competency assessments, and facilitating group therapy sessions. Showing a commitment to research, at present Sam is also completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at ANU. 

Sam can be contacted on sam@ccfpsych.com.au or via phone

on 0412 352 028

  

  

  

  Principal - Dr Jo Rouston

Jo is a clinical psychologist with experience in treating adults with depression, trauma, anxiety, and severe or complex mental health conditions. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical College, recognising her clinical qualifications and experience, and is committed to ongoing personal research and professional development. Jo possesses a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ANU) and has been working since 1998 in a variety of settings as a psychologist, including community mental health, private practice, and with Veterans and Veterans' Families Counselling Service (the latter primarily as a group facilitator). One of her main areas of interest is psychological trauma and PTSD; Jo has undertaken training in a variety of therapies to treat clients with trauma-related issues including EMDR, cognitive-processing therapy, traditional exposure therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. More generally, she utilises a variety of evidence-based therapies, tailored to suit the individual client and their presenting problem, including cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and schema-focussed therapy. 

Jo undertakes consultations on Wednesdays and Fridays, but can be contacted Mon-Fri on 0412 071 724, or emailed on rouston@optusnet.com.au

  

Ms Ruth Holt 

MClinPsych, BSocSci(HonsPsych), GradDipPsych, BA (Hons)

  

Ruth has full registration with the National Psychology Board, associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society and is registered with Medicare to provide Focused Psychological Strategies. 

Ruth has worked with adults and children in a variety of situations, including individual counselling, facilitating groups for women with post-natal depression, the “Cool Kids” anxiety management program, insomnia groups, marriage enrichment for churches and has also worked with adults in health and medical contexts. She has a special interest in spirituality and mental health.

Ruth can be contacted on 0426 275 665

 

Ms Rowena Cappelen 

BSc(Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

  

Rowena is a Clinical Psychologist, who has been providing counseling to adults and adolescents for over 10 years. Rowena has worked in a variety of settings including Mental Health, Victims Services, Pain Management and Eating Disorders.  

Her particular areas of interest are trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, bulimia, schizophrenia, and relationship issues.  Rowena utilizes a range of treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based techniques, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; tailored to an individual’s needs and to maximize positive outcomes.

Rowena has also developed and delivered a range of group therapy programs including anxiety management, building psychological skills and mindfulness training.

Rowena can be contacted on 0415 569 046.

  

  

  

  

  

Dr Monica Skjerve

BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych, PhD

Monica is a clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adolescents and adults in therapy. She delivers personalised and evidence-based interventions across a range of psychological disorders, and her clients consistently report excellent treatment outcomes. Monica has since 2002 worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and private practice, and has experience in providing psychological interventions to individuals experiencing mild to severe mental health issues. She has a particular interest in anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and sexual dysfunction. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Clinical College, reflecting her clinical qualifications and experience, and is committed to furthering her knowledge through ongoing professional development and research.

Monica also has a special interest in neuropsychology and cognitive assessments, and has completed a PhD in clinical psychology. She can provide neuropsychological reports for the court if required, for example in relation to injury compensation claims.  

Monica can be contacted on 0411 734 770.

Andrew Staniforth

MClinPsych

Andrew is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in providing psychotherapeutic interventions to clients in a private and public mental health setting. He enjoys working with clients seeking help for long-term difficulties, including psychosis and trauma. Currently, Andrew works at the Australian National University Counselling Centre where he both counsels students studying at the university and also is developing a program and providing trainee provisional psychology supervision. Andrew has also been teaching in the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology training program at ANU since 2011 conducting workshops and seminars. Andrew keeps a small private practice. His office is located on the ninth floor and you can contact him on 0449 150 078.

  

Ms Tram Dinh

BPsycSc(Hons). Assoc.MAPS

  

Tram is a clinically trained psychologist who is passionate about the power of positive psychology and has personal strengths in facilitating positive change and maintaining resilience in individuals. She is currently conducting research at the ANU looking at how interpersonal relationship dynamics and personality traits influence our psychology, well-being and life satisfaction. 

Tram is skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and Couples Therapy. She has experience working with a wide variety of mental health conditions including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, OCD and PTSD. She can assist individuals to overcome other problems as well including relationship issues, stress, sleep problems and grief. 

Tram also enjoys preparing legal reports for criminal, civil, vocational and family law matters. As a bilingual psychologist, she is able to conduct assessments and therapy in both English and Vietnamese. Feel free to contact her to discuss her work or how she can be of assistance to you. 

Tram can be contacted on 0422 417 764

    

Ms Teall McQueen

 MClinPsych, MAPS, CCLIN

 

Teall is a clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adults and adolescents, on an individual basis. She aims to work toward positive change using evidence-based therapeutic interventions across a range of psychological disorders and has a particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and poor self-esteem. Treatment is delivered in a client-centered manner and is personalised depending on the presentation.

Teall has an engaging, friendly and approachable manner which allows her to work effectively with clients to improve their overall quality of life.    

Teall can be contacted on 0452 496 174

  

  

  

  

Sleiman Abou-Hamdan

 BPsychSc (PostGradDip), MClinPsych, MAPS  

Sleiman is a clinical psychologist who uses a range of evidence-based and client-centered approaches which he tailors to suit the client’s individual needs and goals. These include mindfulness- based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Psychology, Schema Therapy, Coaching Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy.

Sleiman also enjoys providing lifestyle and leadership coaching, being an accredited Hogan Personality Assessment practitioner, as well as having a background in leadership development through his work in the Public Service and the military. Sleiman also enjoys delivering practical and educational workshops and presentations on mental health and personalities in the workplace.

Sleiman has experience in private practice, the workplace rehabilitation domain, the hospital and community mental health areas. He was also a personal fitness trainer for many years. Sleiman has particular interest in psychological growth following trauma and adversity, including job burnout, workplace harassment, and difficult life events.

Sleiman is recognised and registered as a Medicare provider and is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Sleiman can be contacted on 0413 606 747 .

  

Ms Sharryn Sims

BPsychSc(Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

Sharryn is a clinically trained psychologist who enjoys working with adults, adolescents, families, and children. She is passionate about improving overall quality of life, and bringing about positive change using evidence-based therapies from a strengths-based perspective. 

Sharryn has a particular interest in adolescent mental health and wellbeing, health related interventions, including the management of chronic illness (including cancer) and pain, adult ADHD, work life balance for parents and children, and workplace stress and resilience. She has worked delivering paediatric and adult psychological services in hospital settings, facilitated group parenting programs, cardiac recovery and wellness groups, and workplace stress management and resilience programs. She has also developed behavioural interventions and return to school programs for school-aged children and adolescents. She has full registration with the National Psychology Board, Membership with the Australian Psychological Society and is registered with Medicare to provide evidence-based Focused Psychological Strategies. 

Sharryn has a warm, friendly manner that allows her to form an effective working alliance that consistently results in positive change.

Sharryn can be contacted on 0438 808 276     Email: sharryn.sims@gmail.com 

  

Dr Tushara Wickramariyaratne

BPsych(Hons), DPsych(Clin)

Tushara is a clinical psychologist who employs a client-centred approach for issues such as depression, anxiety and interpersonal problems in adults. She is skilled in delivering a range of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing and interpersonal therapy (IPT). She has experience in a number of community mental health settings. 

Tushara’s area of interest is the psychological wellbeing of older adults (aged 60+). She has extensive experience working with older people in the community and in residential aged care facilities, for mild to severe mental health issues. Tushara has worked therapeutically with older adults on an individual and group basis for presentations including depression, anxiety and bipolar affective disorder. She also has experience addressing end of life issues, grief and loss with older adults and their carers/families, particularly in the context of dementia, cognitive impairment and multiple medical comorbidities.

Tushara has completed a doctorate in clinical psychology at the ANU. She is also an LGBTIQ-friendly therapist and is comfortable working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Tushara can be contacted on 02 6154 1084.

 

Ms Tami Shaw

Tami Shaw is a clinically trained psychologist who enjoys working in therapy with adults, adolescents and children. She is passionate about //early intervention and prevention of mental health problems.

She tailors interventions to suit each individual and can provide brief or longer-term therapy. She can help with depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, relationship problems, and personality disorders.  She is experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Schema Therapy. 

Tami has worked across a range of settings including child and adolescent mental health, adult community mental health and forensic mental health. She is an experienced facilitator for the ‘Coolkids’ group anxiety program.

She enjoys working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients and has conducted research on cross-cultural communication and adjustment.

She also enjoys working with children with autism and worked as an applied behaviour therapist for several years prior to becoming a psychologist. 

Tami offers appointments on during the day and after hours. She can be contacted on 0466 460 288.

  

Dr Louise Farrer

B Psych (Hons), PhD (Clin Psych), MAPS

Louise is a clinically trained psychologist who uses evidence-based, client-centred approaches to address depression, anxiety and related issues in adults and adolescents. She is trained in cognitive behaviour therapy and interpersonal therapy, and utilises a range of therapeutic tools to assist clients to overcome difficulties and bring about positive change. Louise has experience working in a range of settings and tailors therapy to the individual needs of her clients. Louise has completed a PhD in clinical psychology at the ANU and conducts research examining the role of technology in improving mental health.

Louise has full registration with the National Psychology Board, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, and is registered with Medicare to provide evidence-based Focused Psychological Strategies under the Medicare Better Access Scheme.

Louise is available for appointments on Monday evenings and can be contacted on 0490 525 759 or at louise.farrer@gmail.com.

  

Mr Matt Visser

BAppPsych (Hons), MClinPsych

Matt is a clinically trained psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults on an individual basis. He has worked extensively in the community mental health sector, primarily with those living with chronic mental health conditions, and enjoys working with people in all stages of recovery. He has a strong grounding in Humanistic and person-centred psychotherapy, which provides the context for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy.  Matt also works performing forensic assessments for injury, criminal, and vocational assessment.

  

Matt can be contacted on 0416 570 701

  

 

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