Our team is here to create a safe and inclusive space so you can get the support you need.

Keira-Marie Allen (she/her)
Principal Psychologist, PBA Approved Supervisor & Practice Owner

About Keira

Keira enjoys working with adult clients, both individually and in couples. She started her professional life as a Paramedic, but found herself drawn strongly to the mental health presentations and therefore, decided to continue studying to become a Psychologist.

Keira has a particular interest in working with diverse people – those who are neurodivergent (including Autistic clients, AuDHDers, and ADHDers), those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, are gifted, and/or those who are in/interested in relationship structures outside of monogamy. She also has experience, interest, and training in working with people who have experienced trauma and who have 'attachment wounds'.

In her clinical work, Keira is passionate about guiding and supporting clients to uncover what may be driving unhelpful behaviours, learn strategies to approach situations differently and facilitate personal growth through treatment.

In her work, she develops and implements tailored treatment plans to assist individuals who are experiencing a range of mental health issues. She strongly believes that clients should be encouraged to take an active role in their treatment, recovery, and ongoing management of their health.

Keira’s approach to working with clients has been described as collaborative, flexible, warm and genuine. In therapy sessions, Keira often joins her clients in sitting on the floor, using the fidget toys, and being an authentically herself as she believes this honesty is key to creating safety and therefore unlocking the ability for clients to make deep and lasting changes.

When Keira is not working, she is spending time with her family (including her husband, two daughters, 2 rescue cats and 2 mini lop rabbits), cooking or getting outside in her vege garden. Keira likes discovering new hobbies to dive into deeply (or rediscovering old ones) – and is currently learning how to play the keyboard piano and doing a paint by numbers.

Modalities:
Schema Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy (note: this modality can be used with intimate/romatic relationships outside monogamy)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Motivational Interviewing
Mindfulness

Karen Webber (she/her)
Psychologist

About Karen

Karen believes that therapy should be empowering and helps support clients to make achievable and meaningful changes to benefit their mental health. She works with clients to understand how difficulties arose and what keeps them going. She collaborates with clients on an individualised plan that draws on existing skills and coping strategies and adds new skills and approaches.

Karen is a warm and friendly psychologist who welcomes clients to bring their whole selves to therapy: quirks, kinks, special interests, and weird hobbies included. Karen has a particular interest in helping those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or who are neurodivergent. She works with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, low self-esteem, work stress, autism, and ADHD.

When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her wife and dog, gardening, and tackling an endless array of craft and DIY projects.

Modalities:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Rob Marchbank (he/him)
Registered Counsellor

About Rob

Rob completed his Master of Counselling at the University of Canberra and is registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) - Level 2.

Rob came to psychotherapy via earlier work in allied health, as a massage therapist. Over time, Rob found himself drawn to the emotional and behavioural issues raised by his clients – and changed from a focus on working with bodies to working with minds.

Rob has a particular interest in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and neurodiverse clients. He also has a professional focus on men’s mental health, an area he believes is underserviced nationally.

As a counsellor Rob practises primarily from a Client Centred approach. He firmly believes in the agency, autonomy and self-actualising potential of his clients – that they are the experts on their own lives. Rob believes in a collaborative and empathetic approach, and in clients taking an active role in their own therapy. His approach is warm, open and non-judgemental.

Rob is also a DBT skills trainer and co facilitates weekly DBT group therapy sessions. He firmly believes in the power of DBT skills training to change lives.

When he’s not in session, Rob spends his time training and competing in Brazilian Jujitsu and Freestyle Wrestling. He enjoys Zazen meditation, practising breath work and having a nice cup of tea on the lounge with his cats.

Please note that if you’re hoping to claim rebates through a private health fund, that some funds do not accept ACA Level 2 Counsellors as registered/approved providers with them.

Modalities:
Client Centered Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness

Jessica Vander Hoeven
Senior Psychologist

About Jess

Jess is an openly neurodivergent psychologist, who enjoys working with adults and adolescents (14yo+) on a wide range of issues. Jess has found that she particularly enjoys working with neurodiverse people on the various challenges that come with being neurodivergent.

Jessica has a varied background and has been privileged to work with a diverse range of people in both her professional and personal lives, creating a natural curiosity and understanding of how each individual can share experiences, but perceive them in different ways. Jessica has a passion for holistic treatment pathways and helping people to understand the WHY and the HOW of their own mental health experience, and appreciates being able to walk with people on their journey toward flourishing mental health.

Her practice is designed to be neuro-affirming, trauma-informed and person-centred. Regardless of the therapeutic modality, Jessica believes that acceptance, empathy and building a safe therapeutic space are crucial to creating progress. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual and focuses on providing a safe, supported space to explore experiences and reactions, values and meaning to not just survive, but to flourish and thrive in a life you truly enjoy.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start” – Nido Qubein

When Jess isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors in the garden and walking or playing with her 2 dogs, engaging in a favourite SpIn of playing Age of Empires or Assasins Creed, or with her nose buried in a book.

Modalities:
Jess takes a blended, person-first approach to therapy, preferring to adapt and combine modality approaches to suit the person in front of her.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness
Motivational Interviewing
Nature Therapy
Schema Therapy
Positive Psychology

Alyssa Stewart (she/her)
Provisional Psychologist

About Alyssa

Alyssa is completing her internship as a Provisional Psychologist and works with adult clients (18yo+).

Alyssa is a Provisional Psychologist at the beginning of her career. She has completed her BA of Psychology (Hons) and is currently completing her two-year internship before becoming fully registered as a psychologist.

Alyssa has experience assisting people with depression and anxiety to manage their emotions and achieve their goals. She has also worked with neurodiverse people in the past to help them live fulfilling lives. Her clients have described Alyssa as being kind, accepting and down to earth.

Alyssa is a passionate advocate for people within the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoys helping them to be their authentic selves.

Alyssa primarily practices with a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) modality but is always learning new techniques and skills to enable her to better assist clients.

Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys vegetable gardening, playing strategy games, tinkering on her 1970’s Datsun and fossicking for gems.

Alyssa enjoys working with people from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Addie Jones (they/she)
Reception & Administrative Assistant

About Addie

Addie is an open and kind person who does their best to make sure that clients are welcomed into a warm environment when entering the clinic.

Outside of work, they study Ancient History with interests spanning widely across the ancient world. In their spare time, Addie enjoys playing video games (especially The Sims), cozying up with a book, and listening to music.