Alexander Robertson

LEAD PSYCHOLOGIST
Alexander Robertson

Alexander is a highly professional and compassionate psychologist with over 14 years of experience in counselling psychology. Alexander has clinical experience providing psychological interventions to individuals, families and couples experiencing significant and longstanding difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-worth, grief and trauma.

Alexander is genuine and passionate about supporting his clients. He takes a warm and non-judgmental approach in assisting his clients gain insight into their issues. Support is individually tailored so that clients find constructive ways to develop desired skills and navigate through challenges.

Alexander employs an integrative therapeutic approach drawing on a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy and emotion-based therapy. Working collaboratively with each client, Alexander seeks to increase an individual’s sense of confidence and presence, supporting them to live life to the full.

Alexander obtained a Bachelor and Masters in Psychology in the United Kingdom, as well as a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Swinburne University in Victoria, Australia. Alexander is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has gained experience across a variety of settings including community health services, private practice, mental health services and university counselling environments.

Specialisation list:

Adolescent counselling, behavior support plans, anger management, addictions, anxiety, family counselling, general counselling, grief counselling, personality disorders, marriage and couples counselling, parenting counselling, sexual abuse counselling, phobia, sexuality counselling, depression, anger management, ADHD, neurological assessment, autism disorders, domestic violence,  obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bi-polar, drug and alcohol, work place, chronic disease, sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress.

Practices at: North Sydney Psychology Clinic.

Jemma Taylor

PSYCHOLOGIST
Jemma Taylor

Jemma is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a registered Medicare Provider, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has psychological experience in industries including occupational rehabilitation, disability, crisis support, and education. Jemma has worked with clients of varying ages (from early childhood to late adulthood) and diverse backgrounds. She takes a warm, empathic, and individualised approach working with individuals, families, couples, and supporters such as teachers, carers, and support workers.

Approach

Jemma works collaboratively with her clients to provide psychological assessments and interventions. She uses evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). Jemma is passionate about supporting her clients to see themselves in a non-judgmental stance, increase self-compassion, and build coping skills.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.
Interest areas: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Disability, Family and Domestic Violence

John Burney

PSYCHOLOGIST
John Burney

John is an experienced registered psychologist. John is particularly interest in organisation and corporate psychology. His interest area/s include adults who require assistance with any of the following – Stress Management, Generalized Anxiety/Worry, Self-esteem, Confidence/Assertiveness, Adjustment to Adversity, Problem Solving, Relationship Issues, Communication Skills, Separation & Divorce, Workplace Stress, Work Difficulties, Social Skills, Motivation for Change, Adaptive Behaviour Skills, Goal Setting, Career Guidance.

Other Services – Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organisational Psychology, Assessment for Development/Recruitment, Competency Frameworks, Individual Development Planning, Job Profiling, 360 Interpretation & Feedback, Psychometric Tests, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Supportive Counselling, Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stress Management, Problem Solving Skills Training, Communication Strategies, Social Skills Training, Evidence Based Coaching

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.
Interest areas: Adults, Organisation & Corporate Psychology

Fay Mullins

PSYCHOLOGIST
Fay Mullins

Fay is a Medicare provider of focused psychological strategies. She is registered with Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Academic Qualifications: BA (Psych), MA (Psychology), Dip of Psych Practice.

Fay has client-centred approach with a focus on empowering the client through a process change towards their desired goal/s using evidence-based principles of cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focussed brief therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She is experienced in working with clinical presentations, such as, relationship  and communication issues, depression and anxiety, stress related problems, grief and loss, trauma, including sexual assault.. Fay has 28 years of experience across private practice, corporations, government and non-government organisations both in urban and rural areas as well as overseas.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Aarthi Rajagopal

CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

She brings over 5 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, relationship breakdown, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues.

Aarthi speaks fluent English and Tamil and has had the opportunity to gain lengthy experience working with many clients who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD). Aarthi supports families and children in her capacity as a counsellor by adopting a ‘no judgement’ approach. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices.

Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred. She does this by approaching each session in a manner that is tailored and purposeful for the individual. Her therapeutic approach is evidence-based and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as Creative and Play therapy.

“As a counsellor, I believe it is important to be empathetic and supportive. I strive to provide a safe place where clients can freely discuss their concerns, whilst also reflecting upon their strengths and motivations for change” – Aarthi

Areas of Interests: Individual Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, and Creative and play therapy with children. When working with children she uses creative visualization such as Bear Cards, Anxiety for kid cards, and strength cards amongst others. Role-playing, toys, dolls, action figures, arts and crafts water and sand play, blocks and construction toys, and musical play.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Aleksander Gisbert

Psychologist

Aleksander holds a Bachelor in Psychology, with a major in organisational psychology from UNED Madrid Spain, an MBA from University of Technology Sydney, and Diploma in Research Preparation Methods from Macquarie University Sydney. He has national registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency.

Aleksander Gisbert has broad experience from various industries both overseas and in Australia, including health, aged care, state and federal positions in public health, service management, recruitment, project management, services coordination and mental health services. All this has given him a strong foundation in community needs and health standards. Aleksander has worked in the field of mental health in Australia for the last 15 years working in private practice and in the public sector, liaising with health providers, service directors, NGOS and other national companies for mental health projects that he has managed.

Aleksander is very experienced in helping people with depression and anxiety, trauma and stress related issues, relationship counselling and sleep-wake disorders. His method consists of assessing all areas of health, including physical health, and aligning recommendations to help clients achieve emotional stability and general wellbeing. Empowering of the client and providing the appropriate psychological advice are key to resolving mental health distress.

Approach

His preferred technique is cognitive behaviour therapy, having advanced training in CBT, but also ACT, MI, and principles of DBT. His long career in mental health services has given him an understanding of a broad range of mental disorders and how to enhance coping skills to assist clients when experiencing personal and situational crisis. Aleksander has a personal interest in making sure clients can not only function normally but with stronger skills to face the demands of their life and work.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Mitra Storey

Psychologist
Mitra Storey

Mitra is a highly motivated, open-minded individual, who is passionate about using her clinical skills and knowledge to really make a difference to people’s lives. Mitra specialises in working with young adults and adults with a wide range of clinical presentations (i.e. depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties with the self and other, bullying, stress, psychosis, trauma and PTSD, etc.). She enjoys working in a holistic and client-centred manner to collaboratively design and implement best practice and evidence based treatment. Coming from a diverse background, Mitra is able to communicate with and work alongside different cultures and age-groups being both bicultural and bilingual herself.

Mitra has worked across government and non-government services and has 10 years of experience working in the mental health industry across Australia and New Zealand. She takes an eclectic approach to working with individuals. Her primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), solution-focused and mindful-based therapy.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Diploma of Psychological Practice
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Michaela Josephson

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST & COUNSELLOR
Michaela Josephson

Relationships and their profound impact on individuals lives is my passion in life.  Reading, researching and furthering my knowledge on the topic has been my favourite thing to do for as long as I can remember.

Michaela’s focus as a therapist is prevention. She want to de-stigmatise therapy as a daunting experience and instead turn it into a building block which supports couples and individuals in implementing strategies to build and create strong and positively functioning life long relationships.

Michaela spent 9 years running her personal training business. As a result of this Michaela is a strong believer that physical and mental health go hand in hand. This has had a direct influence on Michaela’s holistic view on therapy which she uses to support my clients in an empathetic and practical manner.

It is truely an honor for Michaela to provide the tools for people grow and connect and then witness the domino effect this has on their lives.

Michaela utilises varying approaches during therapy including techniques from Gottman, Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela is a big believer in incorporating psychological techniques in to your life in ways you find enjoyable and accessible to create maintainable positive changes.

When she’s not working as a therapist she enjoys time with her large, tight-knit family, practicing Muay Thai and she can never get enough of being out in nature!

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Practices at: North Sydney Clinic

Sarah Jacob

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Sarah Jacob

Sarah is the Director of Logic Lounge Psychology. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, grief and loss, and a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults. Sarah has a multidisciplinary background having also worked in the corporate banking, financial services and education sectors. Sarah is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Pymble Psychology Clinic.

Approach
Sarah provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, ACT and IPT based, however Sarah uses an eclectic approach when suitable.
Sarah’s passion is to empower her client’s to make change.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology – University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Charles Sturt University

Sophie Parkinson

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Sophie is a provisional psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a student member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.

Sophie offers brief and long-term evidenced-based therapy to adults, including interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy.

Sophie brings a compassionate, warm, and non-judgemental approach to her work and is committed to tailoring therapy to the needs of the individual.  She provides support to adults experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life adjustment, problems of attachment, ADHD, grief and loss, parenting and relationship difficulties.

Sophie creates a safe, respectful, and collaborative environment for the people she works with.  Sophie has experience providing treatment and assessment to adults, children, adolescents, and families and has worked with both individuals and groups in community and not-for-profit settings.

Sophie has a particular interest in how attachment relationships influence emotional development and is currently conducting research in this field.  The understanding of attachment informs her person-centred and trauma-informed approach to therapy.  Sophie’s work as a clinician is also enriched by her knowledge and practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Social Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Social Science (Psychology)
  • Grad Dip Psychology

Sophie is due to complete a Master of Clinical Psychology in December 2021.

Session Costs: $60 per session with no Medicare rebates available until Sophie is registered in full.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic

Jerusha Rao

PRACTICE MANAGER
Jerusha Rao

Jerusha is our Practice Manager. She also takes all our calls for North Sydney & Gordon Psychology.

She is warm, passionate & a great asset to our growing team.

Marie De Alvis

RECEPTONIST

Marie has recently transitioned off the phones at North Sydney to looking after invoicing and reconciliation for the Logic Lounge team. She is currently working on a part-time basis. Marie is an all rounder capable of filling gaps as required.

Gabby Hicks

RECEPTONIST

Gabby is our receptionist at the North Sydney clinic. She handles many of the admin tasks from taking calls and booking appointments to contacting medical centres. She is currently working full time under a business traineeship. Gabby is always willing to help with any inquiries you might have.