Jade Starling

BPsychSci(Hons) MPPsych MAAPi
Director & Principal Psychologist

 

Jade is a registered psychologist with a Master’s degree in

Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science with First Class Honours.

 

She is a warm, collaborative practitioner with a special interest in the areas of child, adolescent and perinatal psychology. Jade also provides psychological assessment and treatment across the lifespan.

​Jade takes a creative and holistic approach to working with clients. She works from a positive psychology approach and employs a variety of evidence-based therapies to optimise outcomes including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focussed CBT, Mindfulness based and Play Therapy interventions.

​Jade is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and regulated by the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPi).

​In her down time, Jade enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, swimming and trying to bake!

Maddison McLean

BPsychSci (Hons)
Provisional Psychologist
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Maddison has completed a Bachelor of Psychological

Science with Second Class Honours.

 

Maddison has experience working across the lifespan

and takes a holistic and evidence-based approach to therapy. She has a specific interest in Animal-Assisted Therapies and Interventions, having completed a Clinical Therapy Dog course with her dog Maple.

Maddison is a Provisionally registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

 

In her downtime, Maddison loves spending time with her partner and dogs in the sunshine at the beach

Joanna Sterling

B.Psych.Sc (Hons) MPsych MAPS
Psychologist
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Joanna completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Psychology at the University of Queensland.

 

She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, with a particular interest in child and adolescent psychology. She is also available to complete psychological assessments.

Joanna is a warm and empathetic practitioner who uses an eclectic approach to work towards the goals of her clients. She draws on a range of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), mindfulness training and Play Therapy.

Joanna is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Heath Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

 

In her spare time, Joanna loves being at the beach! She can usually be found sailing, swimming and trying to surf with her family and friends.

Maple

Therapy Dog Australia Training
Clinic Therapy Dog
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​"My name is Maple and I am a 1-year-old American Staffy. I have completed my Therapy Dog training with Therapy Dogs Australia and I am so excited to be going to work to play with everyone.

 

My favourite games are tug of war and chase, and I love playing with my ball! My favourite place to go to is the beach and to the park."

Maple is available to join in on therapy sessions with Maddison. 

Joining the Mental Health Team in April 2021

Ben Bramston (Psychologist)

Amie Dutton (MH Social Worker) 

Sophie Lewis

BOcc.Therapy (Hons)
Occupational Therapist
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Sophie is a registered Occupational Therapist from

the University of the Sunshine Coast.

 

Sophie shares a special interest in working with children, adolescents and mothers as they transition through birth into motherhood. Sophie aims to deliver creative and evidence-based care utilising a family-centered and holistic approach.

 

As an Occupational Therapist Sophie strives to empower individuals to engage in meaningful activities to enhance social, emotional and functional wellness.

Sophie aims to identify areas of need utilising direct-observations, standardised assessment tools and play-based interventions to improve daily functioning.

 

Sophie endeavours to assist children in developing skills in areas of self-care, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, school, self-regulation, social skills and play to increase participation and independence.

Sophie is fully registered with Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA) and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).

In her downtime, Sophie loves spending time in the sunshine, swimming and surfing!

Dannielle Pickford

BSpExSc, DPhty
Physiotherapist
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Dannielle is a registered physiotherapist with a Doctor

of Physiotherapy Degree from Macquarie University as well as a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

 

Dannielle strives to use comprehensive play-based assessment to identify areas where a child needs to improve. Her focus is on interactive sessions to help improve strength, function and skills that meet the goals that are important to both the child and their family through the incorporation of a family centered approach.

 

Dannielle is passionate about all areas of paediatric physiotherapy, though has a special interest in early intervention for children with gross motor delay. 

 

Dannielle is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). 

 

Dannielle has recently welcomed her second baby and in her down time enjoys getting outside and exploring with her family.

Kali Butterworth

BOcc.Therapy
Occupational Therapist

Kali is a registered Occupational Therapist from Griffith University, Gold Coast. Through her various placement experiences, Kali has developed a keen interest in working with children across all ages.

 

Kali strives to deliver fun, innovative, evidence-based and goal orientated therapy services endorsing a family- centered and holistic approach. As an Occupational Therapist, Kali assists children to develop skills in areas of sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, emotional-regulation, socialising, self-care and play to optimize engagement and independence in meaningful activities.

 

Kali is fully registered with Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA) and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).

 

In her downtime, Kali enjoys spending time with her friends and family, wake surfing and going to the gym.

Shona Chapman

BEd.Primary & Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
Tutor & Support Worker
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Shona is a friendly and creative teacher with an interest in early childhood education and care. She has a passion for encouraging little learners to develop their independence and resilience through a warm and supportive learning environment.

Shona has a particular interest in differentiating learning activities to enhance and cater to all types of students in her care and has developed individualised learning plans to both support and extend students.

Since completing her Bachelor of Primary Education in 2012, Shona has taught in various year levels from Preschool to Year 6, positively developing the minds of hundreds of little learners. In this time, she also completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.​

Shona is available for school readiness support, private tutoring, support work and educational counselling.

Shona enjoys spending time with her dog Ollie and hanging out with her niece and nephew, Jade’s kiddies!

Kristi Pickford

BNutrition & Dietetics
Dietician

Kristi is an Accredited Practising Dietician with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics. Kristi's experience ranges across ages, with a special interest in paediatric nutrition. 

Kristi takes a holistic and evidence-based approach to nutrition and is passionate about

working with families to set achievable goals to support your child's nutrition and eating behaviours. Kristi believes that good nutrition and a positive relationship with food is so important for ensuring little ones grow to be healthy and reach their full potential. 

Krisiti can help optimise your child's health or nutritional intake including areas of

*Infant Feeding

*Gastrointestinal conditions (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, reflus, coeliac disease

*Faltering growth or malnutrition

*Weight management (e.g. overweight or underweight)

*Nasogastric & PEG management

*Nutrient deficiencies (e.g. iron deficiency)

*Fussy, selective or picky eating habits

*Food allergies and intolerances

*Disordered eating

Krisit is also a busy mum of two who enjoys cooking and eating yummy food, getting to the beach for some sun, sand and a splash with her family and friends.