Anxiety & Depression Counsellors

James Szeto

James Szeto

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Psych, MCounsPsych, MAPS

James is an experienced psychologist who works with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders,relationships,  trauma, and related substance use problems.  James will work collaboratively with you to assess your particular needs and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.  James will offer you an empathetic and non-judgmental space in which to tell your story. His therapeutic practice includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, mindfulness, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused brief therapy. 

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Helen Swinburne

Helen Swinburne

BA. Social Science, Post. Grad Dip Psych, Post Grad Cert. Bereavement Counselling Methods

Helen is a Psychologist with over 20+ years of counselling experience working in both community based and private practice settings. Prior to her full registration as a Psychologist in 2003, Helen worked in the Alcohol and Drug sector for a period of seven years. She works with older adolescents and adults who present with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties with emotional regulation, relationship problems and grief and loss counselling.

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Lynne Little

Lynne Little

B.Sc. (Ed)., B. Sc.(Hons), Grad. Dip. Psych., M.A.P.S

Lynne is a registered psychologist with many years of experience dealing with wide ranging issues for clients from many age groups. Lynne has expertise in treating anxiety and depression, with specific interest in postnatal depression and meditation.While Lynne works from a cognitive behavioural perspective, her belief is that the therapeutic relationship you establish with her is the most powerful driving force for change in the counselling process. You will find Lynne’s approach very down to earth, respectful and warm. She will work together with you towards your goals, using interventions based on research and what has been effective in past experience with clients.

Lynne is registered with Australian Psychological Society and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is accredited with Medicare.

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Steve has been a counsellor/psychotherapist and taught Mindfulness for over 20 years.

He has worked in a diverse range of settings including family therapy and family support, hospice and palliative care and community health.

Steve’s approach is mindfulness-based - he uses mindfulness and mindfulness-based CBT in therapy sessions, and teaches mindfulness practices to use outside of therapy to assist with difficult emotions and relationships. He also offers TRE – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises – a body-based therapy that releases tension and trauma from the body to bring about a sense of deep calm and relaxation. TRE can eventually be used at home as an independent self-help practice.

Steve has extensive training and experience in Mindfulness Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, TRE, Family Therapy, Experiential/Existential therapy and Grief and Loss counselling.

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Mark Jacka

Mark Jacka

BA Grad Dip Ed; Grad Dip Psych Studies; Grad Dip Psychology

Mark is a registered psychologist with a diverse range of experience in various settings including the community and government sectors and private practice. His experience includes working with clients presenting with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting management, forensic issues, anger management and substance abuse.  Mark has extensive experience in private practice using a variety of clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness interventions, Imaginal Exposure and relationship counselling.

Mark is very down-to-earth, accepting and practical.  His counselling goal is to help you to overcome obstacles that prevent you from enjoying a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. Mark’s clients report high levels of satisfaction and many of them return to see him every few years as new issues arise.

Mark is registered to provide psychological services under Medicare, Worksafe, TAC, Victims of Crime, Open Place for Forgotten Australians and Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Azni Taylor

Azni Taylor

BA, Grad. Dip. App. Psych., Grad. Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy, MAPS

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“ Carl Rogers

 Azni has been counselling and coaching clients to manage conflict in work and personal relationships, develop career direction and build leadership skills for 20+ years. In recent years, Azni has been working with young people in university and high school settings providing counselling to manage academic pressure, family relationships, friendships issues, grief and loss,anxiety and depression, and build social confidence.

Azni’s counselling approach involves providing support, a sounding board, helping clarify,and working with clients to reduce distressing symptoms.  Azni will help you identify the cause of problems and develop resilience and confidence to address these issues.  You will gain a greater awareness of what is important to you, your strengths and values, helping you to establish a clear direction and the confidence to take action.

Azni’s approach is underpinned by the humanistic philosophy which espouses that we all grow in positive ways if provided with supportive conditions.  This includes being person centred, showing genuine care, acceptance and empathy so clients are empowered to explore what is important to them.  This approach is supported by techniques in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Processes and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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