Dr Melissa Taylor
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
B.Ec. B.A.(Hons) M.Psych(Clin) D.Psych(ForPsych) MAPS FCCLP FCFP
Dr Taylor is the founding director of Taylored Psychology, which was established in 2011.
Dr Taylor has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Forensic Psychology (as well as an Economics Degree). She is registered to practice psychology under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Society's Colleges of Clinical Psychologists and Forensic Psychologists. She is also a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor in both clinical and forensic psychology.
Dr Taylor has 18 years' experience as a psychologist. She has worked for the Criminal Justice Systems in both South Australia and New South Wales. She has operated private practices in both South Australia and Queensland. She has also provided clinical supervision to students at Bond University, the University of South Australia, and The University of New England. She has previously acted as an Approved Panel Member (health, and performance and professional standards panels) for AHPRA; as a member of the Northern Clinical Council for the Adelaide Primary Health Network, and as a member of the APS’s Private Practice Reference Group.
Dr Taylor is experienced in treating a range of psychological presentations, and utilises multiple therapies individualised to suit patient need. Dr Taylor is currently not available for patient consultations, and is instead focusing her time and efforts on Practice Management, utilising her economics training and past business experiences to ensure the highest quality service is available to those needing psychological treatment.
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Senior Clinical Psychologist
B.A.(Hons.) Psychology; M.A. (Clin.)Psych; MAPS
Julie completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in South Africa.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Society's College of Clinical Psychologists. She is also a Board registered psychology supervisor.
Julie brings extensive training, a rich life experience, and over 17 years experience working as a psychologist to her work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has operated a private practice in South Africa where she also lectured under-graduate and post-graduate psychology students. She has also provided seminars to business managers and employees on topics such as substance abuse, change management and HIV/AIDS, as well as to cancer sufferers and their family members. Julie has also worked in various multi-disciplinary settings including community mental health clinics, a psychiatric hospital, and more recently, for a charity which provides services assisting disabled children and adolescents in South Australia.
Julie has extensive experience in, and enjoys working with, a wide variety of clients and presenting problems. She has an interest in the areas of chronic illness/disability, grief and loss, trauma, relationships and Family Therapy. She works from a Systemic perspective and uses interventions from a number of therapies (e.g. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy) in treatment.
BA (Hons), Grad Dip Soc Sc (Rehab), M Psych(Clin), MAPS
Magdalena completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Magdalena is registered to practice psychology under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and is a registered Medicare provider.
Magdalena has experience in a variety of health settings including hospitals, private practice and vocational rehabilitation services. She has experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, personality disorders, stress, grief and loss, as well as pregnancy related concerns.
Magdalena incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in management and treatment. She speaks fluent Polish, and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and ages including children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
B.Psych., P.Grad. Dp. Psych., M.Psych.(Clin.)
Abby is a Registered Psychologist. She obtained a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of South Australia before relocating to Queensland where she obtained a Post graduate Diploma of Psychology and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Her experience is largely in hospital and outpatient settings.
Abby is passionate about helping people address issues that are affecting mental wellness and quality of life. She can assist you with individualised treatment plans addressing issues including depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, as well as a wide range of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and interpersonal difficulties.
Abby largely uses elements of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy in treatment. She is a member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.
Clinical Psychologist & Executive Coach
BSc, DipAppPsych, MPsych(Clin), MAPS FCCLP
Penelope has built her professional foundation from training as a Clinical Psychologist and an Executive Coach and she has experience assisting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Penelope helps clients with personal, relationship, family, health and work-related issues. She specialises in creating new ways to improve daily life and sharing them with her clients. By learning psychological skills to manage thoughts and emotions, Penelope believes you can increase your vitality and become more positive and clearer about the heart of your desires.
"The therapeutic relationship is a unique connection that can inspire us to be our best. It requires an open willingness to try new things to free you to move in the right direction again. No matter what is happening in your life, once you have integrated new levels of psychological awareness, your challenges can become turning points for a more fulfilling life." Penelope
Penelope's professional knowledge and experience has included working in Adelaide and Sydney in Business, Health and Education in both public and private sectors of the community. She uses a blend of different therapies including Positive Psychology, Neuropsychotherapy, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy and ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy).
B.Sc (Hons), M. Psych (Clin) MAPS
Trisha completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Australia in 1999 having also studied at Flinders University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide. She is registered as a psychologist with clinical endorsement with the Psychology board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College. She is a clinical psychology provider with Medicare. She has undergone additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and emotionally intelligent parenting.
Trisha is a clinical psychologist with over 18 years’ experience within the Commonwealth Public Service providing assessment and short term intervention for clients from a broad range of backgrounds facing life changes including unemployment, permanent disability, transition to work, withdrawal from work force as well as significant barriers in their life including social, legal, learning, substance issues, physical health concerns and/or psychiatric difficulties in need of general life direction. She also has extensive experience assessing and identifying learning and intellectual issues in both children and adults, having conducted several assessments in private, school and government settings. She has provided professional clinical psychology opinion regarding diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for a range of psychological conditions. She always strives to be the best she can be, having been awarded for outstanding achievement during her study and has a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Trisha is open, non-judgmental, and focused on developing a trusting and comfortable therapeutic relationship with her clients. She likes to share in psychoeducation, believing that knowledge and understanding on one’s current difficulties, symptoms and barriers provides a foundation for change and is a first step in striving to a life closer to one’s values. She is very outcome focused and draws on various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and schema therapy to provide skill-based interventions. Trisha ensures that clients can develop their own skills to utilize in between sessions and apply to life, however is also very adaptable, compassionate and flexible and will go at a pace appropriate for each client.
BSc (Psychol) Hons, MAPS
Wendy has been a psychologist for over 20 years and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has been a Medicare provider since 2006 and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Following the completion of her clinical training at the University of NSW in Sydney, Wendy gained extensive experience assisting adult clients in metropolitan and regional mental health services in both New South Wales and Western Australia. She operated a successful private practice in Western Australia for 7 years where she provided psychological services under programs including: Medicare, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Workers’ Compensation and Employee Assistance (EAP).
Wendy is skilled in the treatment of a wide range of individual and couple concerns. She is experienced in providing psychological assistance by telehealth (videoconference) and enjoys being able to provide services to adult clients in both Adelaide and rural South Australia.
In her approach to clinical practice, Wendy is committed to using contemporary evidence-based therapies and assessment measures. Her primary clinical orientation is cognitive behavioural, although she also utilises other evidence-based therapies in her clinical practice. These therapies include (but are not limited to): mindfulness; acceptance and commitment therapy; interpersonal psychotherapy; schema therapy; cognitive processing therapy (for trauma) and the Gottman Method (for couple counselling).
Dr Peter Gibbon
Peter is a warm and engaging therapist who works collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve positive mental health and attain personal goals. He was awarded an Honours Degree in Psychology by The University of Adelaide and completed a Doctorate at The University of Western Australia. He has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience.
Employing a positive psychology perspective, the overarching aim of Peter’s therapeutic approach is to assist individuals, couples and families towards more fulfilling, rewarding and satisfying lives. Working in collaboration with clients, he creates practical and actionable solutions that foster success in life, relationships and personal endeavours. Developing a collaborative relationship with each client, Peter works with them to create, implement and maintain pragmatic changes that acknowledge and draw upon the client’s resources and strengths.
Peter treats a wide range of issues including Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety and Social Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life Stage Adjustment Difficulties, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress-Related Disorders and Work-Related Issues. He employs a range of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Client Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoeducation and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Whether it is coping with difficult situations or striving for changes in thinking, emotions, behaviours or enjoyment of life, Peter can assist by being a confidential and objective listener and by offering practical and achievable solutions.
Clinical Psychologist Registrar
BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin), MAPS
Kelly is a Registered Psychologist, having gained her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at The University of Adelaide. She is currently undertaking the Clinical Psychology Registrar program in order to further her skills. Kelly is registered to practice psychology under the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a registered Medicare provider.
Recently, Kelly has been working in the field of child psychology and has enjoyed working with a range of child and adolescent presentations, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kelly has also worked with a wide range of adult presentations, such as depression and anxiety, with particular experience in the areas of drug, alcohol, and trauma. While she primarily utilises Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Processing approaches, she is passionate about providing person-centred therapy which is tailored to client needs.
Larena assists our team on a part-time basis in the areas of reception and administration.
Larena has previously worked in the retail industry, and in various forms of administration including reception, data entry, and call centers.
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Schae assists our team on a casual basis in the areas of reception and administration. Schae has recently completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at the University of South Australia and is currently completing her Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Adelaide. She also has experience working in the hospitality industry.
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Dani has completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at the University of Adelaide. Having a strong background in customer service she works on a casual basis in the areas of reception and administration. Dani intends to continue studying psychology in the future.
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Sarah is a casual employee whilst completing her Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management) degree. She has past and present experience of customer service, which will benefit her role as an administrative assistant at Taylored Psychology.
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Katelyn is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Psychological science at the University of Adelaide. She would love to progress her studies further and complete honours and master’s in psychology, as she hopes to be a clinical psychologist one day. She has past and present experience in customer service and loves working within a team environment.
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Ollie, Clayton's Therapy Dog
Ollie, a three year old West Highland Terrier, joined the TP team in 2019. Ollie is not an officially registered therapy dog, but we reckon he’s pretty good at calming and soothing souls. He is the fur baby of Sarah in our admin team, who thinks he can do no wrong!
Ollie loves belly rubs, eating and sleeping - what a perfect life! He looks forward to greeting you with licks!
Coco, Melissa's Therapy Dog
Coco is an 18 month old French Bull Dog who loves nothing more than sleeping! Although getting pats and cuddles run a close second!
Last updated: 17 October, 2019