ABOUT US

We are based at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in Tecoma for face-to-face services, we also offer telehealth appointments via zoom. We work with community GP’s to provide a collaborative approach to therapy.

Therapy is a unique experience for everyone, and we provide a safe and secure environment to work through psychological issues and life stressors. We will work with you to develop strategies to reduce symptoms and alleviate stress. We are dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviours.

We offer a range of therapeutic interventions, including:

Cognitive Behaviour Theory (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Reminiscence Therapy
Narrative Therapy

Our main areas of interest include mood, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma related issues.

We also offer general supportive counselling and provide practical everyday techniques to relieve emotional distress.

Our Psychologist

Nicole Withers – Registered Psychologist

Nicole is a registered psychologist, who has extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults and older adults experiencing a range of social and emotional challenges, complex trauma and mental health difficulties.

 

Her clinical area of interest includes generalised and social anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Tailoring evidence-based treatments to individual needs, Nicole uses an integrative approach comprising of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Reminiscence Therapy.

 

Nicole is a warm and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to empowering clients to gain insight into their behaviour to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Nadia Sologuren – Registered Psychologist

Nadia is a fully registered psychologist and a member of AHPRA.

 

Nadia has experience working with young adults, adults and older adults who individually have experienced stress, anxiety, complex trauma, bipolar disorders, adjustment disorders and depression among others.

 

Nadia tailors her therapeutic approach to the specific needs of the client. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, Motivation Interviewing (MI), compassion-focussed therapy (CFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and mindfulness-based interventions.

 

Nadia offers services in both English and Spanish and has worked locally with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) clients.

 

Nadia has an empathetic approach which aims to support clients in their own journey to improve their mental health and general wellbeing.

Andrew Ticehurst – Registered Psychologist

Andrew is a registered psychologist with AHPRA. Andrew is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and adults (clients aged 16 years and over).

 

He provides a warm, client centred approach to therapy and has experience in working with a broad range of presentations, including (but not limited to): stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, anger management, self-harm, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, and work and study difficulties.

 

Andrew’s previous experience includes Headspace, Lifeline, a not-for-profit and private practice.

We work with your GP

Mental and Physical Health go hand in hand. Your psychologist will typical work with your doctor to treat your needs. Visiting a psychologist is just like visiting your GP but instead of discussing your physical ailments, we will discuss your mental health and wellbeing.

Speak with your doctor regarding a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), if required your doctor can provide you with a MHCP which offers a medicare rebate off your psychologists sessions.

You can visit a psychologist directly or your GP can refer you to one.

Psychologists have unique mental health skills and expertise that can help you

  • Strategies to help you work through any issues you may have.
  • Trusted advise backed up by advanced training
  • Research proven treatments
  • Individualised treatment tailored directly to your needs. 

Visiting a Psychologist

  • You will discuss your concerns and current circumstances
  • Design a plan to overcome any issues
  • Discuss & explore your current thoughts, feelings & behavious and identify their origins.
  • Develop new strategies for coping with your current concerns.
  • Implement a plan of changes to improve your wellbeing. 

Individual Therapy

Peak Psychology Australia offers individual therapy services to people of all ages. Sessions offer the opportunity to speak about how you've been feeling, to express your thoughts and worries, and to connect with someone who understands you. We work to find effective strategies to help recover from depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues.

What To Expect

Many people feel a huge sense of relief when they speak to a psychologist. Speaking about our thoughts and feelings can help to decrease their intensity. It can help us work through confusion, help to problem solve, see things differently, and find solutions and clarity. Talking to someone can help us feel less alone.

Seeing a psychologist for the first time can feel overwhelming, but we work to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all clients.