Our Psychologists

At Ramsay Psychology, we’re committed to mental health. Our experienced psychologists are flexible, compassionate and personable, working with you to create a plan that support long-term management for mental health issues.

Our team provides personalised care for adults, teenagers, children, couples and families across a wide range of mental health conditions and symptoms.

Each of our psychologists also has their own areas of special interest and experience. These include things like substance misuse and addiction, depression and anxiety, relationship issues and dealing with significant life changes. 

Depending on what you’re facing and what you feel you need support with, you’ll be matched with a psychologist who is best-placed to help.  

 

Find a practitioner

Ted Quan

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Ted Quan believes in a culturally sensitive, client centred approach to mental health. He brings with him over 25 years’ experience working as a psychologist in public and private hospitals, community health centres and other clinical settings.  Ted has been clinical supervisor to many psychology interns, and he has been lecturer to postgraduate psychology students, specialising in CBT and the treatment of depression and anxiety. Early intervention services for emerging mental disorders in young people has been an area of interest. Ted had been a member of the International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) since 1995. And has worked as Senior Clinician on Prof. Pat McGorry's early psychosis treatment program (headspace).)

Qualifications:
B.A.(Psyc), M.Psyc., GC Transcultural Mental Health, PsychDD, MAPS.

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Dragos Ileana

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Dragos is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with almost 20 years of experience working in both public and private mental health sector. He has gained experience in working cross-culturally in a wide range of mental health and relationship issues, as well as, in assisting his clients to reach their innate potential and enable personal growth, improved wellbeing and to live a meaningful life. )

Qualifications:
BSc Psych, MPsych Clin, MAPS, FCCLP

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Southport

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Angela Petrolo

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Angela is a registered Clinical Psychologist with qualifications including a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts Criminology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Angela has a particular interest in working with adults and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma throughout their lives and, as such, struggle with chronic and complex mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol use and personality disorder issues. Angela has extensive experience working in the field of trauma and drug and alcohol, in both residential and non-residential settings.)

Qualifications:
BCom, BA (Crim) BPsych (Hons), MAClinPsych

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

1300171715

1300 171 786

Jessica Carroll

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Jessica is a counselling psychologist who has extensive experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds in the tertiary sector and with private organisations supporting clients with health and wellbeing concerns. Her diverse training and experience enables her to assist her clients to deal with the various challenges in their lives and to make positive and practical choices that increase their wellbeing.)

Qualifications:
MA Psych, MGerontology, MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Laura Meredith

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Laura is a registered psychologist with extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with complex needs. Laura has experience working with clients presenting with a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addictions, interpersonal conflict, emotion dysregulation, psychosis, suicidality, selfharming behaviours and trauma. Laura has worked extensively with dual diagnosis (mental health concerns and alcohol or other drug misuse) in inpatient rehabilitation, providing acute and long-term interventions. Laura has also worked in organisations providing assistance to individuals returning to work after psychological injuries. Laura has provided individual and group therapy to clients with diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQ+. Laura uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Brief Solutions Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Laura has a holistic approach to counselling and uses her skills and experience to tailor her interventions to the needs of each of her clients. Laura is passionate about helping clients gain understanding around their difficulties and developing skills so they can lead fulfilling lives. Laura’s approach is warm, empathetic and non-judgmental.)

Qualifications:
BAPsych(Hons)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Jenna Laroque

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Jenna Laroque is a passionate and empathetic psychologist who takes a strength-based approach to helping her clients reach their goals. She has experience working with children and adolescents, as well as young people and adults. Jenna believes that gaining a holistic understanding of ones’ context is key to facilitating change. As such, Jenna spends time building a genuine therapeutic relationship and collaboratively develops tangible and meaningful goals with clients.)

Qualifications:
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Monique Meredith

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Monique is a warm, thoughtful and empathic psychologist. She places emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, understanding that taking that first step can be overwhelming. Monique has experience working with people experiencing a range of psychological distress including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, disordered eating, emotion regulation difficulties and self-harm, posttraumatic stress and addictions. Monique has a special interest in working with people living with schizophrenia and psychosis.)

Qualifications:
MPsych(Clin), BPsychSc(Hons), BSc-Psych

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Judy Heyworth

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Judy is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of mood, personality and developmental disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Judy is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and has extensive experience working across school, inpatient and outpatient hospital, residential care, disability service and support, and private settings. Judy has a special interest in improving emotion regulation for those with developmental trauma, low mood, dissociative disorders, anxiety, behavioural symptoms and grief, from school age children through to adolescents and adults. Regardless of the reason for seeking psychological support, Judy appreciates that every client and family is unique and deserves to have a treatment approach structured around their individual needs, strengths and personal values. Judy’s therapeutic style encompasses elements of DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Art Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to provide individualised support for every client.)

Qualifications:
B.ARTS (PSYCH) HONOURS, DIP. WAYAPA PRACTITIONER (ICT)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Charlestown

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Alison Thwaites

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Alison is Registered Psychologist with a long history in health services. She was initially trained as a Registered Nurse, then an Endorsed Midwife prior to completing her degree in psychology. Her training in the diverse areas of health allow her to integrate the knowledge and experience over a long career to provide a client-centred approach which can help clients improve their wellbeing, relationships and lived experience. Alison is particularly interested in trauma and how it can affect all aspects of a person’s life. This includes relationships, substance use, emotional health and wellbeing, employment and overall mental health.)

Qualifications:
Ba Psychology (Hons)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Fortitude Valley

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Alana Hawkins

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Alana is an experienced Registered Psychologist who provides a space for clients to express and process their experiences. With a background working in hospital inpatient services as well as community settings, Alana has experience with a range of presenting concerns. Alana works with individuals presenting with concerns such as low mood and anxiety and has a particular interest in assisting clients to navigate grief and loss.  Alana has experience working with young adults and older adults and tailoring her approach to these age groups. )

Qualifications:
BA(Applied Theatre), PostGradDipPsych(Hons), MProfPsych

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Maroochydore

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Melinda Barone

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Ms Barone was the Head of Psychology and Allied Health Manager at Mosman Private Hospital for 5 years and the Head of Psychology and Allied Health Manager for the Mental Health Services at the Northern Beaches Hospital for 2 years. Ms Barone is currently the Chief Psychologist for the Lady Davidson Hospital. She is also a Director and Principal Consultant Psychologist of Valeo Clinic and Mindlife Clinic.)

Qualifications:
BA (Psych) USYD, GD (Psych) USYD, AMAPS, TTS.

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Rhyll Davey

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Rhyll aims to provide a space where people can open up in a safe place.  Using her knowledge, she can assist people with issues that may be holding them back.  A strength of Rhyll’s is her caring and calm approach.  She is committed to improving her client’s resilience and making connections with what is important in their lives. )

Qualifications:
BArts (Psych)(Hons)MPsych (Org) MCouns (Cli)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Sonja Kram

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Sonja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor. Sonja believes in a strengths-based, wholistic approach to understand each individual’s unique talents, values and goals, as well as the personal, social, relational and contextual factors that are contributing to mental health, or other psychological struggles.)

Qualifications:
BA(Hons Psych), MClinPsych, PostGradDip Family Therapy

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Andrew Wu

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Andrew is a both a counselling and organisational psychologist. His training and extensive experience in both domains allows him to innovate and integrate knowledge to assist his clients to transform their lives.)

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Psych, MBA, MAPS

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Sunila Supavadeeprasit

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Sunila has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She believes that mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation and that a person should be able to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice. Therefore, recovery is a multi-faceted concept that include principles of self-direction, empowerment, holistic, nonlinear, strengths-based, respect, responsibility, support and hope. Sunila focuses primarily on using psychodynamic therapy to bring about lasting benefits through self-knowledge. Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the emotional roots of psychological suffering. It’s goal is to facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blindspots, and understand relationship patterns. Additionally, Sunila uses other evidence-based therapies such as CBT, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to assist people in understanding their psychological behaviour and in developing resilience. Sunila is also a SIRA accredited psychologist and can help with stress-related issues in the workplace. Additionally, Sunila has experience working with NDIS clients who may need mental health support.)

Qualifications:
Clinical Psychology, PhD

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Nathan Warn

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Nathan is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients from a holistic perspective, drawing on multiple therapeutic frameworks in order to best meet their individual needs. Nathan has experience working with individuals from various backgrounds and presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Nathan currently works at Lakeside Clinic where he provides individual therapy and facilitates inpatient mental health treatment groups, providing psychoeducation and skills based interventions for a wide range of difficulties including grief and loss, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, complex trauma, substance use, and personality disorders. Nathan is passionate about working from a multi-modal perspective, drawing on multiple therapeutic frameworks in order to best meet the individual needs of clients. Another of Nathan’s passions lies in martial arts, which he has practiced for more than 30 years. He has a special interest in how such pursuits can function as psychological protective factors, and how they may be used to augment traditional approaches in the treatment of complex mental health issues.)

Qualifications:
BA PSYCH (HONS); MPSYCH (CLINICAL)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Charlestown

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Karlie Bush

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Karlie is a Registered Psychologist who, as well as working at Ramsay Psychology, also is currently working with vulnerable people in the community focusing largely on mood and anxiety disorders. She has had experience working with the Lifeline Clinic focusing on identifying and managing risk as well as mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders. Karlie also has experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically with younger children, primarily using Behavioural Therapy. Karlie works to facilitate meaningful and sustainable change with her clients. She does this through a variety of interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Karlie aims to help every client work towards improving their mental health, overcoming barriers, and achieving their goals.)

Qualifications:
BPsychSc(Hons), MProfPsy

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Erina

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Stefan Rethfeldt

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Stefan is an experienced senior Clinical Psychologist offering compassionate, collaborative and evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy for individuals and groups. He works from a humanistic and client centred base and tries to make each session as meaningful as possible for each person. Stefan’s broad experience allows him to choose from a number of evidence-based approaches to suit each individual person’s situation. He has a special interest in anxiety, mood, personality, trauma, stress and substance related difficulties as well as issues with anger, adjustment and relationships. )

Qualifications:
B.Ed. & M.Sc. (Ed.Psych); B.H.Sc. (Honours) & Ph.D. (Psych.); M.Clin.Psych.

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Southport

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Sharon Cashel

Practitioner:
Clinical Psychologist

Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to working compassionately and collaboratively with individuals across the lifespan. She has experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties including Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Self-esteem, Self-Harm and Emotion Dysregulation. Sharon’s therapeutic approach is warm, empathic and non-judgemental. She is passionate about helping her clients gain an in-depth understanding of their difficulties and develop skills so that they can lead fulfilling lives.)

Qualifications:
B.A (Hons) Psych, MClinPsych

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology St Leonards

1300 171 715

1300 171 786

Jacqui Bridge

Practitioner:
Registered Psychologist

Jacqui is a Registered Psychologist who provides evidence-based therapy to young adults, adults and older age individuals. Jacqui is using a combination of strategies that assist with the development of skills and practices that not only help people to heal, but to flourish. Jacqui has extensive training and experience in the health care industry, working as a Registered Nurse, then in Training and Development, before moving into the field of Psychology.)

Qualifications:
BSc Psych (Hons)

Practices:

Ramsay Psychology Wollongong

1300 171 715

1300 171 786