You can read about our current team below:
Janet Doubleday (BPsych Hons, MPsych Clin, MAPS, Board-Approved Supervisor)
Who am I?
I am a Clinical Psychologist, trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also have experience working with Narrative Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. My pronouns are she/her.
I believe that all people have the right to feel safe, heard and respected. As such, I find it extremely important to work in a person-centred framework, with the understanding that people are the best experts about their own lives. My aim is to help people develop goals and work together to help them achieve the very best outcome, no matter what area of life the goal relates to.
I have experience supporting people of diverse gender, sexual, and cultural backgrounds and am poly, LGBTIQA+, and kink-knowledgeable (as defined by the NCSF kink awareness definitions).
Janet is available for bookings in Sydney and via video teleconference Australia-wide:
Mondays: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Who am I?
Greetings! My name is Francis and my pronouns are he/him. I am a gay, cis-gendered, person of colour, born into a multiculturally- and spiritually- diverse South-East Asian family. Having been raised in an international school environment, I migrated to Australia in my teens, and completed my public schooling & university degrees in Sydney. I'm a bit of a tech-geek, love cooking, going to musicals, and am currently reading every single Agatha Christie novel written.
Since 2012, as a psychotherapist, I have journeyed with people through change, relationship crises, questions of identity, soul (psyche) work, spirituality, culture, gender and sexuality.
I work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. I am diversity-friendly and provide support to individuals with experiences of polyamory, sex work, and alternative sexual, relationship and family expressions. I support people on the Asperger and autistic spectrum. I believe strongly in our public education and health sectors, so I am grateful to provide support to university students, nurses and allied healthcare workers.
I firmly subscribe to the concept of life-long education, am involved in ongoing professional development, and meet with my professional supervisor regularly, in accordance with PACFA professional standards. My current studies are with the Centre for Existential Practice, in the art and science of providing supervision services to other therapists.
In my experience, most people visit therapists for short-term counselling, to work through short-term issues that life has thrown their way. This is a wonderful start and an opportunity to gain some perspective, manage immediate anxiety and sadness, and then feel strong enough to continue on their own. At this stage, some people choose to continue further, and use the stable therapeutic relationship as a base, to allow mindful awareness to shift deep patterns that may hold you back, and release you to grow and flourish. If this sounds like a journey that you have been searching for, I have a particular speciality in working with people interested in medium- to long-term psychotherapy, and I would love to hear from you.
Whether you are interested in short-term counselling or longer-term psychotherapy, each person is unique, meaning that together we co-create a space for you to be, to become, to rest, to flourish. I work from a synthesis of person-centred (Rogerian), psychodynamic (Jungian), somatic (body-focussed) and existential therapies. I previously worked in the Marriage Equality campaign, political activism, hospitals, charities, schools, and volunteered with Twenty10, ACON and communities of nonviolence and meditation.
I look forward to supporting you to be fully you.
Francis is available for appointments in Sydney (individuals and couples) and online (individuals):
Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Private Health Fund rebates may be available. Depending on your level of cover, eligible Medibank Private members may be entitled to a benefit; please enquire for more information.
Sunali Lewis (MPsych(Clin), MBMSc, MCom, GradDipCA, BScPsych(Hons) MAPS, AMACPA)
Who am I?
Sunali is available for appointments in Sydney:
Mondays: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
Karishma Rajan Menon (BA Psych(Hons), MPsych, MPsych(Clinical), ACPA)
Who am I?
I’m a registered psychologist, currently undertaking my Clinical Registrar program. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and trauma informed Schema Therapy. Having said that, I strongly believe that one size does NOT fit all and therefore, I am flexible to tailor to individual needs. My pronouns are she/her.
Visiting a psychologist can often be a daunting experience, which makes holding a safe space to listen to individual needs really important. I work primarily from this perspective and ensure that my journey and work with an individual is collaborative and non-judgmental.
I have experience working with a diverse range of issues across settings, including in-patient hospitals, facilitating group work for young people with anxiety and trauma at Headspace, addiction and mood-related issues, and behaviour management programs for children (2-10 years). I have also been extensively trained in cognitive assessments, particularly working with neurodiverse population. I am knowledgeable about gender diversity, inclusivity and am LGBTQIA+ and sex work friendly.
Karishma is available for appointments in Sydney:
Mondays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kate Cullen (BA, BSc Hons)
Who am I?
I am a registered provisional psychologist and am currently completing my Master of Clinical Psychology.
Kate will be available for appointments from mid-2020.
We are grateful for our team's past associates:
Dr Ulli Rosenkoetter (DPsych (Clin) / MSc)
Celeste Tripodi (B Psych Hons, PG Dip Psych, Assoc MAPS)