Our Clinicians


United Consulting Rooms ensures all our clinicians are bound by strict codes of conduct and embody our philosophy of care. We provide a network of carefully selected clinicians, ensuring they are of the highest calibre in the industry, enabling you to have access to a vast range of expertise.

Our clinicians pose a wealth of knowledge and experience, derived from years of work in both the public and private mental health systems, forensic hospitals, government agencies, corporate sector and private practice. United Consulting Rooms provide an emotionally safe therapeutic environment, empowering people to make life changing choices.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Grant Spence

Grant Spencer

BA (Psych) PGDIP (Psych)

“I am a psychologist who uses scientifically proven methods, but presents them in a way that is meaningful for my client: ”Compassionate Solutions, Practical Change”.

Phil-Botha

Phil Botha

Registered Psychologist (Qld), Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology, Master of Counselling

Phil is an experienced psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience in a variety of therapeutic contexts.

Karen Martin

Karen Martin

BEd (Primary), BPyhsc (Hons), MPsych (Counselling), MAPS, APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Karen is warm, professional, empathic, and committed to empowering her clients to achieve healthy and balanced lives.

 

Nikola Westwell

Dr Nikola Westwell

MAPS, Clinical Psychologist, BSc (hons) Psychology, MSc in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Nikki is an empathic and insightful clinical psychologist with over 14 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her clinical work focuses on clients presenting with a wide variety of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, sleep disturbance, low self esteem, behavioural and emotional problems in children, trauma/abuse, relationship and adjustment difficulties.

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Justin Zhu

B.Sc (Psych), PGradDip (Psych), MAPS

Justin is a registered psychologist who enjoys working together with clients to improve their overall well being and inspire hope. Justin have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults across issues including depression, anxiety, video game/technology dependency, and issues with school and university. Justin is person centered and non-judgemental, and up to date with the latest evidence based practices.

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Karen Duncan

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Psychology)

Karen is a Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of settings. Karen
enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children on a broad range of issues
including self-development, anxiety, depression, psychosis, bipolar
disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, anger, addiction, childhood trauma, work,
study and school issues, health, sexuality and gender identity.

 

Dr Ryan Kaplan

Dr Ryan Kaplan

BSc (Hons) DPsych (Clinical) MAPS MACPA

Ryan is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in working with adults and
young people. He has worked in private practice for a number of years, and his
experience also spans both the adult and youth public mental health sectors.

Vivien Suttner

Vivien Suttner (Botany practice)

BA Hons. Applied Psych. Masters Educational Psychology. MAPS

Vivien Suttner is a registered psychologist and full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She
has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. Vivien is a board registered provisional psychologist
supervisor. Vivien has 18 years’ experience as a psychologist and prior to that worked as a crisis
counsellor. Vivien is registered to provide services under Medicare (Better Access), PSS (Psychological
Support Services), and WorkCover.


David Kalmar

David Kalmar

B.Science USyd, Grad Dip Sc (Psych) USyd, Post Grad Cert.
Psych Practice (ACAP), Registered Psychologist (Psychology Board of Australia),
Member of Australian Psychology Society (MAPS)

As a registered psychologist and counselor since 1998, David brings many years of professional experience to Psychology Pathways.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Feleena Emerton

BApp Sc OT, Member AAOT

Feleena is an Occupational Therapist and mental health counsellor with over 26 years working in public and private practice.

Feleena works with individuals who experience psychological or emotional difficulties to improve their functional capacity, wellbeing, quality of life and engagement in the areas of home, personal care, relationships, employment, education and community living.


COUNSELLORS

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Petrina Hennessy

Australian Counselling Association Accredited Member, Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, Certificate of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy, Reiki Master Teacher

Petrina Hennessy is a compassionate and highly skilled counsellor with extensive professional experience. She is also an active member of the Australian Counselling Association, and the Mental Health Academy. Petrina has worked in a diverse range of settings including the public, education, and private sectors. She specialises in providing effective therapeutic support to adolescents and adults.

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Leila Chirgwin

Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, BA(Hons)/Dip Ed, MA, IBCLC, Dip in VET, PACFA Reg. Clinical.

Leila is a counsellor, psychotherapist and relationship therapist, working with individuals, couples and families. As a therapist, Leila can guide you on how to make choices which will help you develop as an individual, build on your strengths, and become the person that you can be, using counselling approaches, symbols work, sandplay and writing for life skills.

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Briony Pilkington

Adv Diploma Body Psychotherapy, Counselling & Group facilitation, BA (Psychology & Sociology)

Briony’s warm compassionate approach brings her clients to connect to truth, feel empowered and transform towards freedom. Since 2005 Briony has
passionately served clients in private and group settings by facilitating the vital interaction of body, mind and emotions.

Loretta King

Loretta King

BA Grad Dip MCAP (Couns & Psych) PACFA Reg. Clinical

An experienced and eclectic practitioner, Loretta works with individuals, couples, families and groups (of all ages) in areas of mental health, relationship counselling and life coaching.

Tessa Ipp

Tessa Ipp

Certified Sensorimotor psychotherapist and Hakomi psychotherapy graduate
Internal Family Therapy and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (A.A.S.W.)

Family of origin work, relationship difficulties, trauma/PTSD, mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, domestic violence, and grief and loss.

Rosie Jackson

Rosie Jackson

Counsellor

Rosie is a PACFA registered counsellor with a background in music and creative arts. She has experience working with issues including depression & anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, body image, and stress management. She has completed ASIST suicide intervention training.


CHIROPRACTORS, PHYSIO & MANUAL THERAPISTS

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Dr Fiona Hutchinson (Botany practice)

Chiropractor BSc (Hons) Anatomy, MChiro

Dr Fiona Hutchinson is a Family Chiropractor with a passion for helping others on their journey to wellness. Originally from Scotland where she graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc(Hons) in Anatomy, she fell in love with Sydney whilst studying her Masters in Chiropractic and has since emigrated.

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Dr Vanessa Barry (Botany practice)

Chiropractor BChiroSc MChiro CACCP

Dr Vanessa Barry is a Family Chiropractor who loves caring for pregnant women, babies and families. She has a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University, and is also Certified by the Academy of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) and inWebsters Technique – a technique specifically designed to restore neurobiomechanical balance to the sacrum and pelvis. She has also completed the basic baby wearing consultancy course through Die Trageschule, and is currently undertaking a post-graduate diplomate in Chiropractic Paediatrics.

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Colin Jones (Botany practice)

Colin provides three decades of experience in hands-on soft tissue manual therapy combined with an eclectic mix of chiropractic, osteopathic, physiotherapy & sports medicine musculoskeletal techniques – for all muscle, soft tissue & joint pain and tension, poor posture, poor joint mobility & control, and nerve dysfunction.

When combined with advice, active rehabilitation & prevention strategies, you can move better, feel better.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Merlevede

Master of physiotherapy / Postgrad in Manual therapy

Kenny is a passionate, driven physiotherapist with over 10 years experience as an independent practitioner across Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation and Dry Needling. He completed his Master of Physiotherapy at the university of Ghent, Belgium in 2006. His key physiotherapy interests lie within low back pain, neck pain and headaches, core stability and sports injuries.


NATUROPATHS

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Alicia Harris

Alicia Harris thrives on your optimal health offering unique solutions catered for you.

Alicia is an authority in the field treating more than 2100 clients since 2001. Being a clinic owner, key note speaker, volunteer, Alicia has found the time to been involved in field research with published case studies. Alicia’s passion is combating allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, preconception care, depression and anxiety and supporting the immune system with autoimmune and unwanted growths.

HYPNOTHERAPISTS

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Kelly Robinson

MTPA Sydney Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP, Life Coach

Kelly uses Modern Hypnotherapy techniques and Mind Tools to get to the root of a clients problem. She offers long lasting relief and a tool box full of wonderful skills that the client can use through out their lives.


PSYCHIATRISTS

United Consulting Rooms has a team of psychiatrists with a wide range of expertise in following areas:

Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Personality disorders, Psychotic disorders, Eating disorders and Forensic & Medico-legal.