Please note: the practitioners below operate as independent practitioners, who operate from the practice, and whose work is not directly associated with the practice
Shauna is a clinically trained Psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honours (First Class), and a Master of Clinical Psychology, both from the University of Canberra. auna was the recipient of the Dean Excellence Award throughout her studies.Shauna holds up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based psychological therapy and psychological assessment practices for children and adults.
Therapeutically, Shauna is open to working with clients experiencing a range of mental health concerns, as well as those with personality disorders, relationship/familial problems, and anger issues. She employs evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy. Shauna also provides assessment/diagnostic services, including cognitive and learning, behavioural (including ADHD), mental health, personality, and Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments.
Shauna believes in using evidence-based practices to empower individuals to create meaningful lives within the boundaries of their means, abilities and unchangeable circumstances. Shauna has previously completed work as a School Psychologist, and is passionate about equipping all young people with emotion regulation skills from an early age. Shauna has worked as a facilitator of the Cool Kids program (anxiety management). Shauna also has a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma.
Ms Gwenda Gilligan
Ms Gwenda Gilligan is a Registered Psychologist and an Associate Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Her work includes individual therapy, group work, and couple therapy & family therapy. She also undertakes psychological and cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults.
Gwenda’s focus is on enabling clients to understand the changes they want to bring about in their lives and in facilitating initiatives to institute those changes. Current therapies utilized include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment Theories.
Gwenda’s work history includes counselling clients in the performing arts, sports people, students and business people in overcoming performance related anxiety including generalized anxiety, social phobia and panic attacks. Gwenda has an extensive teaching career working with children, adolescents, teachers and families in the public and private domains. She has also worked with child and adult refugees, new arrivals to Australia, and with Indigenous Australians. Gwenda’s varied employment history means she has developed skills working with individuals across the life span and with those who have experienced trauma caused by war, dislocation, prejudice and physical and sexual abuse.
Gwenda has a Master of Clinical Psychology; Master of Creative Arts (MCA); Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education (BA Dip Ed) and is the recipient of a PhD scholarship (2014) from the Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University (CDU) to investigate the role Indigenous cancer survivors in improving cancer outcomes for Indigenous cancer patients.
Gwenda’s Contact Details:
Telephone: 0412 179983
Appointments are available with Gwenda approximately every 3-4 weeks.
BSc Psychology GradDip Community Counselling MACA ARCAP
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Raymond Veldre is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who is a full member of the Australian Counselling Association and is registered on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Raymond received the Dean Award for Excellence during his psychology studies. Following his graduation he taught undergraduate counselling at the University of Canberra for three years; was a guest lecturer in post-graduate counselling ethics and is a current member of the Faculty of Health’s Counselling Advisory Group. Raymond is in the final stages of completing a Master of Counselling degree.
Raymond holds a current Working with Vulnerable People card and has a current National Police Clearance.
Raymond has had broad experience in the mental health sector. This experience includes policy development with the Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT; mentoring with St Vincent DePaul’s Clemente Program; working with young substance dependent people with the Ted Noffs Foundation and adult substance dependent individuals at Karrlika Programs. Raymond has also worked with Uniting’s Newpin Program coaching young men to improve their parenting skills.
Raymond has a special interest in addictions, including the emerging issue of screen addiction. His other special area of interest includes male mental health. Raymond strongly believes men in general, and young men in particular need empathetic support to help them navigate the increasingly complex world in which we live.
Raymond has also worked with grief and loss; relationships; mediation and anger management.
While Raymond’s counselling orientation is essentially cognitive, he is familiar with a range of counselling modalities and is prepared to tailor treatments according to the needs of individual clients.