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Meet the Team

We work with adults, children, families and employees providing exceptional health consulting services that are consciously tailored to the individuals needs. Take a look below at our team and the diverse range of services we offer to find the perfect fit for your needs.

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Nic Sullivan

Registered Psychologist

With over 16 years experience as a psychologist, registration with the National Psychology Board and the State Insurance Regulatory Authority. Nic is a National Psychology Board Approved Supervisor and has extensive experience in mental health, children and adolescents, personal and workplace injury, DVA and work related stress. Nic also works with businesses, designing and delivering workshops in the areas of change management, wellbeing, mental health awareness, safety and leadership programs. Consulting to BlueScope Steel Australia wide, the University of Wollongong, 5 Local Government Councils, EML Insurance, and local small businesses like Curran Plumbing.  In 2017, BlueScope at Springhill won the International BlueScope Steel Safe and Healthy People Award for a bespoke mindfulness program designed and delivered by Nic and in 2018 Curran Plumbing won Illawarra Business of the Year and Outstanding Service and Trade Awards following a Wellbeing and Resilience Program, a Safety Audit and a Leadership Coaching Program.

*Nic currently has closed books, however is open to supporting supervisees or health professionals for supervision*

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Jacqui Tyler

Accredited Practising Dietitian
Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician

Jacqui is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and holds full membership with Dietitians Australia. Jacqui is also approved as a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician.

 

Food plays a key role in our physical and mental health and wellbeing. We all have different health challenges so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to food and nutrition. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) provide personalised nutrition advice and support across the lifespan. 

 

Jacqui provides medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health concerns such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, diverticulitis and IBS. Her areas of special interest include mental health, eating disorder recovery, chronic dieting, disordered eating patterns and body image concerns. 

 

Jacqui takes a Non-Diet Approach to nutrition and believes that developing and preserving a healthy relationship with food is a vital part of an individual’s wellbeing. Within a consultation, Jacqui aims to create a judgement-free space where all foods are acceptable. 

 

She is experienced in applying the principles of Intuitive Eating with an individualised, client-centred approach. Jacqui has completed further training in the Non-Diet Approach and HAES® values, the RAVES eating disorder treatment framework, application of the low FODMAP diet for IBS, and the Satter Feeding Dynamics Model.

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Danica Nicola 

Provisional Psychologist

Danica is a provisional psychologist who has completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Professional Psychology. Danica is currently completing her internship to gain general registration as a psychologist. 

 

Danica approaches therapy with genuine empathy and kindness, to establish a safe and non-judgemental environment for the client. Danica seeks to collaboratively work with clients to guide them towards achieving their goals, in order to live a meaningful life that aligns with their values. She places importance on being flexible and open during therapy, in order to tailor sessions towards the clients specific needs. 

 

Danica has experience with delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to individuals and groups. Danica is open to working with clients of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, culture, and religion. Danica also conducts psychological assessments. 

 

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Sara Oldfield

  Registered Psychologist 

Sara is a Registered Psychologist, with over a decade of experience working in a variety of mental health roles. She has completed her Masters of Forensic Mental Health and is currently completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology.

She works from a client-centred approach, tailoring treatment to suit each client’s individual needs. This is informed by evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Play therapy. Sara is also trained in EMDR.  She places a high emphasis on creating a genuine, warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their uniqueness, strengths and challenges.

Sara balances her time at the CHC between counselling and assessment. She is trained in the psychological assessment of Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability and Giftedness. She works with individuals of all ages, cultures, genders and sexual orientations. Sara is passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and affirming neurodivergence, as well as supporting people with complex trauma.

*Sara is currently on maternity leave- due to return Aug 2023*

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Daniel Poliquin

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Certified in the PEERS for Young Adults Program

Dan is an experienced OT who has worked in the NDIS, DVA and Workers Compensation spaces. In the NDIS, Dan has worked with clients of all ages with varying disabilities including intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Dan has a particular interest in working with teenagers and young adults. Dan has provided therapy interventions for a range of difficulties including time management and organisation, social skills, emotional regulation, sensory processing, activities of daily living, upgrading programs, and travel training. 

Dan is Certified PEERS program facilitator. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

 

Dan has extensive experience prescribing assistive technology options. From low risk to complex items requiring assistive technology requests; Dan has received approvals for requests for scripted/customised manual & powered wheelchairs, beds, bathroom aids, scooters & trailers, customised bikes/sports equipment, home modifications, and hoists.

 

Dan has extensive experience returning injured workers and veterans to work in a safe yet timely manner. In the NDIS, Dan has assisted clients with intellectual, and physical disabilities to commence or maintain employment. He has used interventions such as time management skills, travel training, modifications to workplace procedures and workplace environmental modifications to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for the client and employer.

Dan uses standardised assessment tools to assess, plan intervene and track progress, including sensory profiles, adaptive behavioural assessments, gross and fine motor assessments, balance and coordination assessments, visual motor integration assessments, cognitive assessments, pressure care and self-care assessments. 

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Sam Manago

Registered Psychologist

Sam is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in clinical, workers compensation, education, and disability settings.  Sam has worked with diverse populations across the lifespan with clients from different backgrounds and abilities, to help them reach their mental health or career goals. Sam has also provided corporate training on a range of topics and has provided training and health education to the public in large groups.

Sam is passionate about assisting his clients to identify what is important to them so they can live a full and meaningful life and not let fear get in the way of what they want to achieve.  Sam uses a broad set of clinical tools and tailored approaches to counselling including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. Sam works across the Medicare, Workers Compensation and NDIS systems.

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Sarah Irish

  Registered Psychologist 

Sarah is a Registered Psychologist and Medicare provider, experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health issues. Sarah is passionate about helping others to achieve meaningful change, and she is trained in utilising a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies to help her clients achieve their goals. Sarah provides treatment from cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and sand and play therapy frameworks, choosing the best fit for the client and their needs. Sarah is a trained EMDR therapist and is highly skilled at treating trauma, and has a keen interest in supporting First Responders.

 

Sarah is competent in a range of psychological assessments, and is able to provide a range of diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults including ADHD, Intelligence, and Functional Capacity assessments.

 

In addition to her clinical work, Sarah has vast experience in providing mental health training in the workplace, delivering organisation wide mental health and leadership programs for entire Local Governments. Sarah’s experience includes formal engagement as a research advisor, in research design, analysis and driving quality improvement initiatives. Sarah's publications include new therapeutic pilots, a return on investment study and organisational change evaluation. Sarah has been invited to present her work at a number of conferences, and she is a leading co-author of the Foundation of Alcohol Research and Education’s A Modified Dialectical Behaviour Group Therapy Manual: For Clinicians Working with Adolescents and Young Adults Experiencing Substance Misuse. Further to her psychology degrees, she also holds a Master in Forensic Mental Health and is an exceptional advocate for clients within the Criminal Justice System. 

Gabrielle Micallef

Registered Psychologist

Gabrielle is a warm and engaging Registered Psychologist with a genuine passion to help all individuals function optimally and live a meaningful life. She has extensive skills and experience in working with young people and adults from all walks of life. Gabrielle provides support and treatment for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, peri and postnatal mental health, family and relationship concerns, trauma, grief and bereavement, alcohol and other drug issues and work-related stress. She loves meeting people where they are at and thrives upon developing a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship. She enjoys the challenge of helping people to identify and develop their coping skills, set personalised goals and use their own strengths to increase their resilience to life’s challenges. She has a strong commitment to a client-centred approach, aimed at providing a service that is tailored to an individual’s unique personality and circumstances.

 

Gabrielle has received extensive training in and uses a variety of evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness techniques and Strengths-Based models in her practice.

Gabrielle has a strong interest in the relationship between our physical and mental health and is working towards becoming a trauma informed Yoga Teacher.

 

Gabrielle is also a SIRA (Workcover) accredited Psychologist for treatment of Work Related Injuries both physical and psychological.

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Christina Quattropani

Registered Psychologist

Christina is an experienced Registered Psychologist with deep expertise in working with individuals with alcohol and other drug dependence. She is skilled in working across the lifespan, and across a range of different mental health issues including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, stress, personality issues, family and relationship concerns, work-related stress, grief, loss and significant life change, and trauma. Christina is trained in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioural Approaches and Trauma Informed Care, including EMDR Therapy. Christina has deep experience in psychological testing with adults and pre and primary school aged children. 

Christina is registered with SIRA as an approved provider of WorkCover and CTP treatment services and she has an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Christina is trained in the world gold standard assessment package for Autism Spectrum Disorders, the ADOS.

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Anne Schoo

Coach and Leadership, Safety and Wellbeing Consultant

Anne is a professionally qualified coach and workplace wellness expert with a Masters of Applied Science in Coaching Psychology, a Masters of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation and a Bachelor of Business Management. A Member of the International Coaching Federation and Dare to Lead Certified trainer, Anne brings significant experience in designing and implementing organisational development programs within both the public and private sectors.

 

Anne is passionate about supporting people in their workplaces which allows them to flourish in all aspects of their lives.

With an emphasis on transformational change and leadership, Anne combines an evidence-based approach with an understanding of workplace dynamics to foster employee wellbeing and healthy work cultures.

With trademark energy and creativity, Anne delivers critical insights to each project. Her values of trust and collaboration underpin solutions that align with human development and allow people and businesses to flourish. 

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Tara Skipp

Counsellor

Tara is an experienced counsellor, recovery coach and facilitator who approaches therapy from a holistic perspective. She is currently completing her Masters of Counselling, holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling), a Grad Dip in Teaching Meditation and is a certified trauma-informed yoga and meditation teacher. 

Tara is passionate about supporting adolescents, adults and families to reach their goals and overcome barriers from a strengths-based perspective. She is experienced in supporting individuals living with psychosocial disabilities.

 

Tara also delivers training to groups and organisations around personal leadership, well-being management and self-care. 

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