OUR TEAM

Seaton Charlesworth

Seaton Charlesworth

Clinical Psychologist.

‘I am a clinical psychologist who helps people with adjustment to chronic health conditions and also general mental health issues. I am passionate about helping people through the therapy process and to overcome the challenges they face.’

Seaton is very passionate about providing a safe and empowering space to assist people in their journey of recovery. Seaton aims to assist people explore experiences in a non judgemental and compassionate manner.

Seaton began his journey working in public psychiatry across different hospital networks in Victoria. In these roles, he began to understand the need for people to have a safe and supportive environment to talk through, process and recover from different struggles. Seaton has developed a strong interest in helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma and other adjustment issues.

Seaton has been registered as a clinical psychologist for over 15 years. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society of Clinical Psychologists.

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 ten 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 ten 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.

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor

Senior Clinician, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse – Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science (Mental Health), CMHN, MACMHN.

Michelle is comfortable working with people experiencing all mental health diagnosis and embraces a biopsychosocial model of care; acknowledging the combination of biological, psychological, and social factors to explain health.

With over 15 years of experience practising as a mental health nurse in the public sector Michelle has developed a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, addiction, autism spectrum disorder, complex health issues, carer stress, parenting difficulties, adjustment to changed circumstances including loss or seeking personal growth and greater understanding of oneself.

Over the course of her career in mental health Michelle has worked within many areas including as a case manager in community teams, as well as working in the acute inpatient unit, Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT), Psychiatric Triage and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and has developed a high level of clinical skills, knowledge and experience.

Michelle has a very warm, down to earth approach and a strong sense of compassion and empathy. She can quickly create a supportive and safe environment for clients. By meeting clients where they are at, she sees herself as a resource for clients. By using brief interventions and supportive psychotherapy she aims to assist clients to recognise, build on and utilise their own inner strengths, helps create greater self-awareness and stronger resilience, and a feeling of empowerment and hopefulness.

Michelle is passionate about her career as a nurse but also finds time to enjoy her hobby farm, friends and family. As a sole parent and lived experiences as a carer she understands the importance of creating opportunities for experiencing joy and laughter in one’s life.

Emma Trigg

Emma Trigg

Senior Receptionist.

Emma runs our administration and reception.

Emma assists our psychologists with managing their workloads as well as overseeing all the administration for the clinic. In her role as senior receptionist, Emma supports our reception team to provide support for all your enquiries and bookings.

Taylah Payne

Receptionist.

Taylah is our main receptionist and social media manager.

Taylah works with us part time after recently having completed her studies. Art might be Taylah’s passion, however she knows how to navigate our software seamlessly and assist with improving our reception procedures. Having a background in art has made Taylah the perfect person to take over our social media and newsletters.

Taylah fronts our reception and is there to answer or assist you with any matters related to your appointments

Talia Smiton

Junior Receptionist.

Talia joined the team in 2021.

Her start with the team has been affected by the constantly changing conditions of working from home. Talia is looking forward to being a constant fixture on the team in 2022 as she begins her university studies.

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.