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Nesli Karadeniz MAPS

Qualifications: B.A. (Hons), M.App.Psych. Clinical PsychoTherapist and Psychologist.

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Accreditations: Certified Reality Therapist (USA), Certified Mediator (Community Justice Centres)

Therapies used: CBT, Reality Therapy, EMDR, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy

Languages: English, Turkish and French

Dr Rose Cantali FAPS CEDP CCP

Qualifications: B.A.(Sp.Ed), Dip.Teach. M.Ed. PhD

Memberships: Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (FAPS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited

Therapies used: Extensive experience in all current therapies

Languages: English and Italian

Rose Evans MAPS MACBS

Qualifications: B Psychology (Hons1), B Business (Marketing & Business Management), PostGrad Dip Education (Secondary)(HSIE)

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); APS Sydney Branch Committee Member; Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; SIRA Workers Compensation Accredited; SIRA CTP Accredited.

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Relaxation, Grounding, Meditation and Mindfulness

Languages: English and French

Nesli Karadeniz MAPS

Qualifications: B.A. (Hons), M.App.Psych. Clinical PsychoTherapist and Psychologist.

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Accreditations: Certified Reality Therapist (USA), Certified Mediator (Community Justice Centres)

Therapies used: CBT, Reality Therapy, EMDR, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy

Languages: English, Turkish and French

Mobile: 0414 461427

Nesli practices a cognitive behavioural approach called Reality Therapy (ref: Dr William Glasser, USA) when working with her clients. She believes that a caring, empathic relationship lies at the heart of any kind of therapy and works with clients to offer insights into how making rational, effective choices can heal the mind and soul.  She works from the premise that we contribute to our degree of happiness by how we think and act in our present day living. Meaningful relationships are central to a good life. Our happiness and fulfilment depend on the quality of our relationships, that the choices we make determine the kind of relationships we have and will have. We can create satisfying relationships only if we take responsibility for ourselves to get what we want and not by trying to control/change others. 

Nesli has worked extensively in the Western Sydney Area Health Service dealing with addictions and in particular adolescent and family issues. She has had more than 20 years experience in providing therapy/counselling using a holistic approach. 

Nesli provides counselling/psychotherapy to assist people from all walks of life to deal with a range of issues and personal and life stressors. She also offers counselling for chronic pain. Nesli uses not only her multilingual skills to treat her patients, but also is qualified in the use of Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Reality Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dream Analysis, Hypnotherapy, EMDR. 

 

Psychologists

Gissia Castelnoble

Qualifications: B.A. Psych., Dip of Child and Adolescent Psych., Dip of Couns, M.Ed. Psych (Member of the Australian Psychology Society and the Australian College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists).

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; Helping Children With Autism; Better Start for Children with Disability Early Intervention Service Provider Panel

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and In vivo Exposure Therapy

Languages: English and Spanish.

Alicia Mehta

Qualifications: B.A.Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness

Languages: English

Edwina Cowdery

Qualifications: BSci (Psychology), GradDipSci (Psychology), WorkCover Accreditation, Work Development Order Accreditation, Registered Supervisor of Provisional Psychologists

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Mindfulness & Meditation, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Languages: English

Gissia Castelnoble

Qualifications: B.A. Psych., Dip of Child and Adolescent Psych., Dip of Couns, M.Ed. Psych (Member of the Australian Psychology Society and the Australian College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists).

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; Helping Children With Autism; Better Start for Children with Disability Early Intervention Service Provider Panel

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and In vivo Exposure Therapy

Languages: English and Spanish.

Gissia began working at PSYCHmatters in 2004. Gissia Castelnoble is a registered psychologist with a Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Western Sydney (UWS). She has extensive experience in the areas of psychometric assessment, behavioural interventions, counselling and psychological treatment across the life span. 
 
Through her work, Gissia emphasises the importance of working with individuals and their networks/families to address and manage any presenting problem. Hence, most of her work with children, adolescents and adults follows a multidisciplinary approach based on cognitive interventions and resilience building. Gissia’s framework involves equipping individuals with the necessary tools to identify and break away from the actions and thinking patterns that maintain unhelpful behaviours.

Gissia’s work experiences include: marker for psychological units at the University of Western Sydney, programme Developer/Writer for: the Parents NSW Council, ADRA (The Adventist Development and Relief Agency), The Getting Connected to Learning Programme (PSYCHmatters, China), researcher for the implications of auditory icons on learning in children’s software for the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviours and Development at UWS, psychometric testing and assessment at Rivendale School (Concord West), counselling at Emu Plains Primary School (Penrith), script reviewer for marketing of medication for chronic pain for MediTech, Australia and assessor and developer of workplace interventions for adults with intellectual disability for Centacare (Australia). 
 
Gissia is presently writing a series of e-books to help children manage their anxiety symptoms. She is also researching and studying social media addiction among adolescents and adults. 

Gissia’s media interactions:
Aug 19, 20015-The Paparazzi should back off: Children of Royalty and Celebrities are Still Children- eltelegraphweekend.com.au

Areas of Proficiency:
Assessment and intervention for individuals with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and neurological disorders including ADHD and Autism (ASD).
Psychological treatment (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness) for children, adolescents and adults with chronic pain and mental health issues (including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, school and other phobias, addictions, physical disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
School and family consultation for behaviour modification purposes.
Early intervention for ASD and developmental delays in children.
Mentoring for students experiencing school refusal, learning difficulties and performance anxiety.
Assertiveness and Social skills training for all ages. 
Counselling and psychosocial interventions for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Gina Malvina Sorensen

Qualifications: Ba (Psychology), Dip Ed., MA (Counselling Psychology)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Imagery and Rescripting Therapy For Trauma, Triple P qualified, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness, Relaxation Therapies

Languages: English, Italian, Comprehends Danish

Sandra Norman-Barnes

Qualifications: B.A.(Humanities), PG Dip Applied Psych (Macquarie), MA (Ed & Dev)

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Therapies used: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Languages: English

Alex Herzfeldt

Qualifications: MedLabSc, B.Psych (Hons)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, Mindfulness & Relaxation, Work-Related Therapy, Schema Therapy, ABA Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Family Therapy

Languages: English and German

Noosha Mehmanli Anzab

Qualifications: B.A (Psychology), B. Psychology, Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MACouns&PsychTh)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Solution-Focused Therapy, Guided Imagery & Grounding, Mindfulness & Relaxation, Gestalt Therapy

Languages: English and Farsi

Anne-Maree Armstrong

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Accreditations: Art Psychotherapist

Therapies used: Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy

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Provisionally Registered Psychologists

Dana Olivieri

Qualifications: BSc - Psychology (Hons), MRes (Psychology)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Languages: English

Ellen Osmond

Qualifications: B.A. Psychology (Hons)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Mindfulness & Meditation, Child & Adolescent Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy

Languages: English

Jodi Thiessen

Qualifications: B Social Science (Psychology Hons), B Arts (Comms)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness & Meditation, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Languages: English and understands Italian

Dana Olivieri

Qualifications: BSc - Psychology (Hons), MRes (Psychology)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Languages: English

Dana began her psychology journey in 2010, where she studied Psychology at Macquarie University.

Following her Bachelor Degree, she pursued her passion for research and completed a Master of Research, where she conducted a study investigating in-vehicle music listening.

Dana also has a passion for working with children and adolescents.

Dana enjoys catching up with friends, going for walks, and reading.