Victoria Shaw Relationship Counsellor

Relationship Counselling

Victoria has extensive international experience as a Relationship Counsellor. She is passionate about helping couples improve the quality of their connection with each other. Whilst she incorporates a variety of therapies, she primarily uses the Imago Relationship Therapy model.

Imago Relationship Therapy teaches a way of communicating with your partner about what really matters; what you need to feel loved; cared for; connected and safe. For more information about Imago Relationship Therapy, you may like to read “Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples” by Harville Hendrix.

Victoria trained as a Psychotherapist with the Kairos Centre in Melbourne, The Wild Horses Centre in Amsterdam, CSA Europe, and at Webster University in The Netherlands.

Victoria’s relationship counselling sessions are 90 minutes long, and $150 per session.

Please note that Medicare rebates are not available for these sessions.

Bookings can be made online by clicking here:

BOOK HERE FOR RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Anton Bladwell Psychologist

Anton Bladwell has practiced with Full Registration as a Psychologist since 1997 and is fully accredited with AHPRA and the Australian Psychological Society. In that time he has worked in Australia and overseas in a range of therapeutic and organisational settings in both the public and private sector. His diverse professional training and experience has equipped him with a toolbox of effective strategies for creating change in people’s lives.

Anton is approachable and easy to talk to. He uses strategies and provides suggestions that the psychological science tells us works. He does this in a way that makes sense. His approach is less about “treatment” and more about facilitating “action” to help you to become better at being you.

Anton Bladwell is professionally trained and accredited to provide service items funded by WorkSafe, TAC and Medicare.

Rachel Hazeldine Mental Health OT

Rachel is a Mental Health Endorsed Occupational Therapist. She graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Perth in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science (OT) and a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). She has worked with children, adolescents and their families as a senior clinician in child and youth mental health services in VIC and SA, as well as child development services in WA. She has significant experience working with schools to develop plans to assist children’s participation and learning, as well as considerable group work experience.

Rachel has an interest in Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. As such Rachel takes a warm, non-judgmental stance in her therapeutic work with clients. She aims to support clients in expanding their knowledge and skills, enabling them to make changes so they are able to more meaningfully participate in the community and live in accordance with their values.

Rachel is available to provide therapeutic support to children, adolescents, young adults and their families with a range of mental health concerns. Rachel can provide ‘Focussed Psychological Strategies’ under the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative for which Medicare rebates are available when a valid referral is provided by a GP/ Paediatrician/ Psychiatrist (under a Mental Health Treatment Plan). For more information see:

Better Access to Mental Health / Medicare

Sarah Schluter Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in DBT

Sarah is a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She has been working in the mental health sector for many years, having held senior positions in forensic, mental health and public hospital settings.

She has a special interest in working with people who have problems with emotion regulation, and/or borderline personality disorder (BPD). She predominantly uses dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). Sarah is a graduate of the two year Comprehensive training in DBT, through Marsha Linehan’s “Behavior Tech”, in Seattle, Washington, as well as the one year Comprehensive training in DBT through Professor Alan Fruzzetti, of Harvard University. She is trained in DBT for Adolescents, DBT-PE (DBT-Prolonged Exposure) for the treatment of trauma, and DBT in Schools. Sarah provides DBT training and supervision for psychologists and other health professionals.

She has published in professional peer reviewed journals on the topic of anxiety and presented at national conferences on the topic of DBT. Sarah is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and supervises psychologists and psychology students.

Jennifer McNeill Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Jennifer McNeill trained at Monash University and The University of Melbourne specialising in Clinical Neuropsychology. Clinical Neuropsychology is an area of psychology specialising in brain behaviour relationships. It involves assessment of cognitive (ie brain functions) and psychological functions (ie mental health). Her previous research involved the study of brain attentional mechanisms. She returned to Gippsland to work for Latrobe Regional Hospital 15 years ago and works across sub-acute clinics (ABI rehabilitation & Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service) and mental health services (inpatient and community). She has also worked in private practice as Gippsland Neuropsychology Services across the region for several years. Her role involves neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic intervention for diagnostic, rehabilitation and capacity issues.

Clinical Neuropsychological assessments are comprehensive and involve a holistic extensive assessment that takes into account each individual’s personal history along with psychological and cognitive processes in order to provide detailed reports. A comprehensive Clinical Neuropsychological assessment takes several hours to complete when including a comprehensive report.

Please note, services involving neuropsychological testing are currently not subsidised by Medicare, however, for some people there are sources within the community from which funding may be obtained to assist with the cost.

Jennifer can provide general counselling sessions (see Focused Psychological Strategies) for which the fee is subsidised by a Medicare rebate if a valid referral is provided by a GP (under a GP Mental Health Plan), or a letter of referral from a Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. These sessions can be particularly valuable for people with a brain impairment and associated mental health problem.

What is a Clinical Neuropsychologist?

For fee structure, referral form and consent form, click the 3 links below:

Fee Structure

Referral Form

Consent Form

Mrs Linda Curtis Youth MHFA Trainer

Master trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Linda has delivered more than 50 Mental Health First Aid courses. She is a retired mental health nurse with over 40 years of experience. Linda has worked extensively in the education field as a mental health promotion officer.

www.mhfa.com.au

Dr Bruce Kahn Psychiatrist

Dr. Bruce Kahn is a senior consultant psychiatrist with over 29 years of practice experience.   He received his bachelor’s degree in biophysics from The Ohio State University in 1977 and his medical doctorate degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1985.  [He also obtained a law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1981.]

He began his medical training with an internship in internal medicine and then did his residency training in psychiatry in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States.   He practiced for the first twenty years of his career in the United States before relocating to Australia in July of 2009.

He practices general psychiatry, offering evaluations (clinical and forensic), psychopharmacologic management and psychotherapy, and is happy to see patients as young as six years old onwards.  He has also had special qualifications in both Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, in addition to running an active telepsychiatry service (which is strictly bulk billed).   He is an Associate Professor of the conjoint faculty of the University of New South Wales medical school, and has private practice sites in New South Wales and Queensland.

Most recently, he is pleased to announce his recent affiliation with Gippsland Psychology in Sale Victoria, and is happy to accept new patients with a referral letter from the patient’s GP.

He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, hiking, fishing, sailing, skiing, swimming (and diving), and gardening.

Victor Viray Mental Health Accredited Social Worker

We are extremely fortunate to have Victor living and working in Gippsland. With 25 years experience as a social worker; including 13 years in the Phillipines, and the past 12 years in Australia and New Zealand. He has a broad range of life and professional experiences. Last year he was trained by one of world leaders in trauma therapy: Professor Edna Foa, of the University of Pennsylvania. Victor travelled to the United States and completed an “intensive” training on “Prolonged Exposure Therapy” at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.
Victor is passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma.
He travelled to the Netherlands in 2016 to be further trained on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD at Utrecht University. This was a training program that was delivered in collaboration with Centrum45 in 2016. Foundation Centrum ’45 diagnoses and treats people with complex psychological trauma that results from persecution, war and violence (including work related violence, for example, police officers, care workers, public transport personnel; and violence inflicted during riots, kidnappings, attacks, and sexual violence/abuse).
Victor proudly presented a scientific paper on trauma at the 15th Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, held in Odense, Denmark, in June 2017.
Victor is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. He also has a Master of Social Work degree. He specialises in working with people who experience symptoms associated with their experience of trauma.

Megan Kenny Provisional Psychologist

Megan has graduated from the Master of Professional Psychology at Monash University. She has five years of university training, majoring in psychology. Megan has been working as a clinician for the past three years, conducting assessments, individual therapy and delivering group programs.

Megan is experienced in working in the justice system, working with offenders and with people who have alcohol and other drug problems. Megan will be providing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, various group programs (including Mindfulness and Stress management), and individual counselling.

Megan is registered as a provisional psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is currently undertaking the 6thyear of a 5+1 Pathway (Internship) to complete her qualifications as a Generalist Psychologist.

Leanne McMinn Administration

Leanne is definitely the person you need to speak with here to find out about appointments, fees, referrals, etc. Call Leanne on 5144 5154 to arrange appointments with any of our clinicians.