Our clinical psychologists have expertise in adult, adolescent and child disorders. They are all trained in treating depression and anxiety disorders and specialise in a variety of other areas.
All our clinical psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsed for clinical psychology as an approved area of practice.
Furthermore, as members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) our psychologists follow guidelines regarding professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality that are set and monitored by the Society in the APS Code of Ethics.
Our approach is to work with clients by setting goals and working towards them by actively reviewing treatment for the best results. This means clients are moved through therapy in a time-effective manner that is both appropriate and rewarding for them.
We practise in a relaxed, non-clinical atmosphere, which clients say helps them to feel comfortable and confident in sharing their personal experiences.
All clinical psychologists at the Centre are registered with Medicare.
Tamara Kitson has over 30 years experience as a clinical psychologist in adult mental health, built on senior government appointments – senior clinical psychologist in the NSW Health Department and the head psychologist of an area health service.
She specialises in the treatment of trauma-related disorders, especially psychological disorders arising from adverse childhoods including childhood abuse, as well as adult trauma. She utilises an evidence-based trauma treatment EMDR as well as CBT and ACT strategies where appropriate.
Kerrie Goldston is qualified as both a Clinical and Health Psychologist. She has broad training and experience in a wide range of evidence-based psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches.
She has a particular expertise in treating mental health issues in the context of medical conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, MS, diabetes, obesity and in helping people adjust to and live well with a chronic medical condition.
Nick Cocco has over 25 years experience as a clinical psychologist and specializes in the treatment of trauma related conditions ranging from single incident PTSD through to the more complex presentations of personality, dissociative and other disorders which result from repetitive child based trauma and neglect.
Nick utilises various psychological therapies which are extensions of and/or consistent with basic CBT such as Schema Therapy and IRRT, which are necessary in the successful treatment of clients who are referred with more complex issues.
Dr Claudia Sannibale has more than 25 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, motivational and adapted to individual needs.
Claudia’s areas of interest and expertise include addictions, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (both complex and single-event trauma), social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, difficulties with emotional regulation and interpersonal problems.
Sally Carter specialises in providing psychological assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, parents and families across a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma-related difficulties, behavioural problems, stress and adjustment difficulties.
Sally has worked in community and hospital settings in Australia and the United Kingdom, and has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist in developing countries training other professionals and providing psychological assessment and treatment.
Dr Amy Oswald, who holds a Doctorate of Clinical and Health Psychology, has more than 9 years' experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health issues affecting children, adolescents, and adults in both public and private treatment settings. Amy has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders across the lifespan.
She also has a specific interest and expertise in the treatment of psychological aspects of chronic health conditions. In addition to her work at the CBT Centre, she also works as a Clinical Psychologist in a major public teaching hospital, where she provides clinical assessment and interventions to cancer services patients.
Amy practices several different therapeutic approaches with her primary therapeutic orientation being Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She also utilises Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques.