OUR TEAM

Matt Borowik

Matt Borowik

Clinical Psychologist Registrar – Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Master of Psychology Clinical, MAPS.

‘I believe that life is a process and that we all have the capacity to grow. We all make mistakes, struggle at times, and go through difficult life moments. Through open and honest dialogue we can gain more insight and perspective about ourselves, identify potential obstacles, and begin moving in a more positive direction.’

Matt is a warm and supportive person who believes that openness, collaboration, and human connection are essential to attaining positive outcomes in therapy. He is very engaging and aims to create a space in which each individual is free to explore, without judgement, their thoughts, feelings, values, choices, and experiences. His approach to therapy is very humanistic, person centred, and grounded in mindfulness. Matt is curious, passionate, and patient. He believes in collaboration when setting out and attaining goals in therapy, and he works hard to tailor an approach that is holistic, evidence based, and unique to the needs of every client.

Matt’s areas of interest are depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, LGBTQ issues, phobias, and adjustment to difficult life circumstances. Matt works with adults and adolescents within an interpersonal and object relations framework, and uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence based therapies where appropriate.

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Psychologist – Bachelor of Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental), Endorsed Educational & Developmental Psychologist, MAPS.

Tom has a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and down-to-earth style, offering respect and open-mindedness to every client. Tom’s therapeutic approach is tailored for each individual’s needs and personal goals, while drawing upon the principals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Tom Kenny is a fully registered educational and developmental psychologist who provides individual counselling and structured psychological intervention to adults, young people, and children from twelve years of age. Tom is an Irish native who completed his undergraduate training and Masters of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) in Melbourne at Australian Catholic University. Tom is fully registered with APHRA, and is a full member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian ADHD Professional Association.

Ebony Collins

Clinical Psychologist –Bachelor Behavioural Science, Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Psychology Clinical, MAPS, FCCLP.

“I am a clinical psychologist who provides treatment in mental health. I work with people experiencing significant distress as a result of their illness. I enjoy seeing people change through the therapy process and move toward their goals.”

Ebony has a warm and engaging style to her treatment. She aims to work collaboratively with all clients and their significant others. In working with a non-judgmental and accepting approach, Ebony intends clients to feel safe, respected, and supported in exploring and addressing their difficulties.

Ebony began her journey working under a rehabilitation model of care for public mental health organisations. Through this work she has treated people with complex psychiatric conditions and behavioural disturbance. This has built her passion and experience for working with adults and adolescents suffering from a range of psychological disorders including personality disorders, schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders. Ebony has been working in the private sector for over five years where she also works with people experiencing higher prevalence disorders such as mood disorders and adjustment difficulties.

Ebony has been registered as a Clinical Psychologist for over eight years. She is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists, as well as a registered Clinical Supervisor.

Ebony works with Kobe, her therapy dog, to provide an extra element to the therapeutic process.

Suzanne Mealing

Clinical Psychologist- Bachelor Arts/Bachelor Science, Bachelor Science (Honors), Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Suzanne is a Clinical Psychologist registered with AHPRA and endorsed as a Board Approved Supervisor. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Having worked as a psychologist for the past 8 years in a variety of public and private mental health settings Suzanne has devoted herself to helping others understand themselves and improve their wellbeing.

Suzanne has an accepting and compassionate approach and strives to build a therapeutic relationship based on hope and trust. She collaborates with clients so that they feel heard and supported whilst identifying their difficulties and goals for therapy.

Suzanne works with Individuals experiencing difficulties with Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Stress and Adjustment Issues, Personality Disorders, Problem Behaviours, and Stage of Life difficulties. Therapy is always tailored to suit individual needs and may include a combination of Counselling and evidence-based approaches including; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Suzanne is excited to be returning to study in 2019 and will be learning Cognitive Analytical Therapy to add to her repertoire.

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Emma Trigg

Emma Trigg

Receptionist.

Emma is our receptionist and social media manager.

During the week Emma is available to provide reception support for all your enquiries and bookings. Emma assists our psychologist with managing their workloads. Our team offers social media updates which is supported by Emma to ensure you receive regular updates.

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Kimberley Spence

Kimberley Spence

Receptionist.

Kimberley has reduced her time with the clinic as she completes her studies in psychology.

When with the clinic Kimberley supports our team with managing our waiting list and monitoring caseloads.

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Taylah Payne

Receptionist.

Taylah joined the team in 2020.

She is with us part time whilst she completes her university studies. Art might be Taylah’s passion, however she knows how to navigate our software seamlessly and assist with improving our reception procedures. Taylah fronts our reception and is there to answer or assist you with any matters related to your appointments.

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Kobe

Kobe

Therapy Dog, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Kobe is a Ruby colored King Charles Cavalier. In 2015 Kobe attended training to qualify as a therapy dog. After graduating Kobe started working to provide Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) within the therapy sessions. Kobe works along side our clinical psychologist Ebony Collins.

During the session Kobe is available to engage with clients who may find his presence a calming and reassuring part of treatment. Kobe is a very friendly member of the team and thoroughly enjoys the attention he receives through his work.

Kobe welcomes everyone into their session. It is up to individual choice as to whether Kobe is part of the session. He is always happy to be up on the couch for a cuddle. However, he is just as happy to sit in his basket and simply observe (or sleep, as he often does).

Kobe works with our clinical psychologist, Ebony Collins.