Meet The Team
The breadth of experience within the team means that we can be flexible when considering your needs. All of our clinicians adhere to their professional Code of Conduct, are Registered with their professional organisation and have all relevant security checks up to date and just as importantly will offer you a respectful, collaborative and confidential experience.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Akivra (MSW (UNSW), MHASW) is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker. She has over 30 years clinical experience in a range of fields highlighted by the psychological treatment of young people and adults and the counselling of couples and families where there are relationship problems. Experienced and committed to helping people who have experienced workplace bullying, domestic violence and child abuse. She has an interest in and experience supporting people to recover from trauma-based depression and anxiety using evidence-based interventions. She has experience in using couple therapy to treat depression.
Akivra will help you with mental health counselling, trauma counselling, grief and loss counselling, couple and family relationships counselling, and will support you with workplace-based problems.
Akivra is an experienced clinical supervisor, trainer and academic. She is available for EAP small group workshops on topics such as resilience building, and stress management and she is available for the Clinical Supervision of individual practitioners and agency-based practitioner groups.
David is a dedicated senior psychologist of high integrity who has been in private practice for 11 of the 18 years as a psychologist. Seven of those years were in the public sector working primarily in adult mental health, with a mix of child and adolescent and forensic services.
Prior to being a registered psychologist he had 16 years’ experience in providing pastoral care and counselling, giving more than 30 years’ experience in the field of humanities.
David blends empathy and compassion with a goal to move people toward self-directed solutions and has experience using a range of psychological interventions to treat a broad range of common mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety disorders and trauma.
David is registered to provide assessment and treatment to people with a Workcover claim, iCare claim, an NDIS package and currently offers treatment to people with a GP Mental Health Care Plan via Teleheath services.
Ros holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She enjoys working with people of all ages to identify strengths and devise strategies that will allow them to manage whatever challenges they might be facing. This includes helping people with life issues and changes, personal development, parenting, and interpersonal relationships as well as with anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, and grief and loss.
Ros’ approach is client focused and tailored to the individual, with a focus on maximising well-being and working toward change in a supportive and collaborative environment.She uses a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). In her spare time Ros enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking adventures and being in Nature.
Hi everybody, Thanks for visiting PHaWS. I hope that we can help you in some way in the future. I am lucky enough to have 30+ years working with people of all ages who are experiencing mental health, psychological or emotional concerns, both in the public and private sectors. Over the last ten years I have managed and directed services that offer evidenced based psychological interventions and I have been lucky enough to witness the huge impact they can have in improving a person’s mental health and quality of life. I believe that we all deserve to lead the best life that we can and that if you are brave and strong enough to seek a little help when you need it then I want to make sure that my service can provide you with the best clinicians available.