OUR TEAM

Dr. Nick Richardson - Clinical Psychologist / Practice Director

Nick undertook his training in clinical psychology at Melbourne and Monash Universities and completed his doctoral thesis on how emotion regulation contributes to depression in adolescence. Nick’s practice has a particular focus on difficulties in life-stage transitions such as commencing primary and secondary school, emerging adolescence, young adulthood, and forming relationships. He also provides support to adults with relationship and parenting concerns.

Nick has a friendly, thoughtful and compassionate approach that is tailored to an individual’s and family's needs. He is passionate about helping young people overcome obstacles in their development through fostering confidence, skills and self-understanding. He uses talk and play-based activities such as play and art to help young people share their feelings. He also meets with parents to help them develop a better understanding of their child’s needs and to support their child at home.

Nick is also employed as a senior psychologist in Child & Youth Mental Health Service, Eastern Health, on a sessional basis, through which he provides supervision, which he also offers in his private practice.

Nick is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and follows a code of ethics to ensure high standards of professional practice. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists.

To find out more, visit Nick's website www.enrichpsychology.com, email nick@enrichpsychology.com or call 0401 134 787

Tracey Campbell – Psychotherapist, Family Therapist and Play Therapist / Practice Director

 

Tracey has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families presenting with complex mental health difficulties. Her experience is largely in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health field where she has worked as a Senior Clinician and Discipline Senior proving assessments, and therapy to young people and their families, as well as leadership and consultation to other clinicians and service providers. 

 

Tracey has expertise in conducting assessments and providing individual, couple or family therapy to support people to manage their moods feelings and behaviours in a safe trusting environment that promotes social and emotional wellbeing.   Some of the presenting concerns include:

  • Childhood Disorders

  • Trauma and abuse

  • Anxiety and mood

  • School difficulties

  • Grief and loss

  • Attachment and Adjustment

  • Parent separation

  • Stressful family relationships / Interpersonal relationships

  • Anger /Challenging behaviours

  • Social skills and self esteem

  • Difficulties managing significant life events

  • Family, parenting and relationship issues.

 

Tracey also works as a consultant providing training, consultation and assessments to Department of Health and Human Services and Community Agencies on:

 

  • Assessing the attachment relationship between a parent or caregiver and a child

  • Parenting capacity assessments

  • Helping parents and professionals understand the impact of trauma on children.

  • Family functioning assessments.

 

Tracey is a registered Mental Health provider with Medicare.  Rebates are available through Medicare using the Mental Health Care Plan. See your General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician for a referral.

Tracey can be contacted on  0433 470 710.

Kim Menzies - Accredited Practising Dietitian

Kim is a dedicated and caring Accredited Practising Dietitian with over a decade’s experience and is now running ‘What’s your gut feeling?’ at Birdwood Street Therapy Group. She adopts a client-centred approach to assist people, using scientifically sound dietary advice. Kim is passionate about helping people develop a calm relationship with food and their body.

Over the last decade, she has specialised in gastrointestinal conditions such as Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Food Intolerances, working closely with Dr Sue Shepherd at Shepherd Works where she was Senior Dietitian. Kim is highly experienced in educating people how to successfully follow the low FODMAP diet. The dietary changes required for these conditions can be challenging therefore her goal is to guide you with foods that can be enjoyed as well as those that may need to be restricted for your health and well-being.

​She also works with people who are struggling to intuitively listen to their bodies due to restrictive dieting or disordered eating. She greatly enjoys helping people realise that it is possible to develop a peaceful relationship with food and their body, without guilt and/or food anxiety.

Kim is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and  a Professional Member of Coeliac Australia. A former Home Economics, Food Technology and Biology teacher, she has a love of creating and sharing good food and assisting others to develop their food and nutrition skills and brings her extensive knowledge in a practical and down-to-earth manner.

To contact Kim, please call 0432 410 336 or go to the ‘What’s your gut feeling?’ website www.whatsyourgutfeeling.com.au

Sima Hall and I’m a Speech Pathologist

 

My name is Sima Hall and I’m a Speech Pathologist. I’ve worked for many years with many clients of all ages. I have worked in hospitals, private family medicine clinics, paediatric clinic and schools in Australia and overseas. I’m a current member of Speech Pathology Australia.

 I specialise in the following services:

  • Assessment and therapy for children with language delays

  • Diagnosis and therapy for children with articulation difficulties

  • Stuttering therapy

  • Therapy and rehabilitation for adults with language breakdown/ communication difficulties

  • Vocal nodules/ rehabilitation for children and adults

  • School and kindergarten based therapy services

 

For further information please contact me directly on M: 0451 738 078, via email: sima@cocoonspeech.com, or visit my website: www.cocoonspeech.com​.

Dr Brooke Starling – Osteopath

 

Brooke completed her osteopathic degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she completed a Health Science degree, majoring in Nutrition and Family, Society and Heathy. During her university ventures, she was fortunate enough to participate in many osteopathic placements in areas such as Regional Victoria, London and many Aboriginal communities. She has also undertaken additional training in taping techniques and dry needling, with further training about to commence in breathing mechanics.

 

As a holistic practitioner, Brooke first found her passion for manual therapy during her 22 years of tennis training and 10 years of tennis coaching. She has a keen interest in treating sportspeople, but also thoroughly enjoys treating the general population. Whether it be facilitating a return to sport or a hobby, reducing pain levels or just improving one’s quality of life, she has the tools to do it!

 

Brooke prides herself on her multi-faceted approach to health and wellbeing. She has the ability to utilise a range of direct and indirect techniques which may include soft tissue therapy (massage), muscle energy techniques, manipulation and mobilisation. These are always tailored to suit each individual and their comfort levels. Brooke believes that the combination of hands-on therapy and rehabilitation, encompassed with continual learning, growth and education can help clients achieve the best possible outcome.

 

For more information, feel free to contact Brooke on 0432 458 472. Alternatively you can send an email to info@starosteoandwellness.com or visit the website to book online www.starosteoandwellness.com.

Omer Hadas – Clinical Psychologist

I am a registered clinical psychologist, accredited by AHPRA and by the Israeli Ministry of Health. Over the years, I worked at various public services, as well as my own private practice, in Australia and abroad. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their parents, both separately and together. Today I focus on directly treating and guiding parents experiencing parenting and relationship difficulties, as well as adolescents and adults coping with a wide range of mental health and well-being issues.

My approach to therapy is eclectic, integrating contemporary understanding of mental health with a psychodynamic perspective, which is based on a broad and deep understanding of mental health concerns and well-being needs. I emphasize the relational and interpersonal issues influencing one’s well-being and believe that understanding one’s feelings, thoughts and behaviours is an important step for self-growth. I am approachable, dedicated and caring, with a firm belief in the importance of inclusion, equity, and diversity.

For more details, contact me at omer@hadaspsychology.com.au or call 0493 065 466.

Jessica Ciarma – Premium Wellbeing & Psychology (On Maternity Leave March 2021)

 

Jessica established Premium Wellbeing & Psychology after working at other private practices across a number of years. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is currently working towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

 

Jessica describes herself to be a warm, friendly, and approachable psychologist. She has experience working with a range of mental health issues and with those of diverse cultural backgrounds. She works with older adolescents, adults, and older adults, with the following difficulties:

 

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic attacks and Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Social anxiety

  • Depression

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bulimia, and

  • Other difficulties such as drug and/or alcohol addiction, adjusting to change, stress, grief and loss, sleep disturbance, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and poor body image.

 

She draws on evidence-based approaches but tailors treatment on individual client needs. Treatment approaches that she draws upon include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • Schema Therapy (ST)

 

For more, please visit www.premiumwellbeingpsychology.com.au or email enquiries@premiuimwellbeingpsychology.com.au