Dr Natalie Robinson - Principal Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Natalie Robinson is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She is kind and caring in her approach and loves helping clients achieve their goals and improve their life. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree with Honours in Psychology, and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology.
Natalie is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a full member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN).
Natalie has over nineteen years experience working in Australia, as well as overseas, within many different teams and services. She has a particular interest in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and other complex problems. She has studied neuro-psychotherapy and has an interest in how neuroscience applies to psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
She practices several different therapies with her main therapeutic orientation being cognitive behavioural therapy and schema therapy.
Natalie has provided both individual and group treatment for children, adolescents and adults facing many different issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment to change, stress management and relationship difficulties, as well as a variety of other issues.
As well as being an experienced Therapist, Natalie has undertaken a variety of different research projects as part of her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology completed at Macquarie University. This has included research into social issues such as text messaging in romantic relationships, examining how text messages impact on communication, and writing a booklet for parents with children who have run away from home.
Joanne Sheehan - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Joanne is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. Joanne is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Joanne has over ten years' experience and has worked within hospital, anxiety and specialist research clinics, private practice and university settings, including the past six years at Counselling and Psychological Services at the University of Sydney. She is a warm and compassionate psychologist who has worked with adults and late adolescents with a range of psychological disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self criticism and shame, grief and loss and relationship concerns.
Joanne works collaboratively with her clients using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness approaches. She has run groups and individual treatment programs on perfectionism, procrastination, resilience and adjustment to change.
Joanne is passionate about empowering her clients and helping them to improve their psychological wellbeing and pursue meaningful lives and relationships.
Anna Street - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Anna is an experienced and qualified Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Macquarie University. Anna is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
Anna has worked in mental health for over twenty years. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents and children, both individually and in group therapy. Anna has trained in the internationally renowned "Cool Kids" anxiety treatment program for children and adolescents.
She has experience working with people with issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, stress as well as a variety of other concerns. Anna gained this experience across hospital inpatient, NGO, school, University and community settings.
Anna is passionate about helping her clients improve their well-being and psychological health. She offers a kind and compassionate therapeutic style.
Anna draws on her training and experience in a variety of therapeutic models including Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has a longstanding practice of meditation and mindfulness, which also influences her therapeutic approach.
El Raj - Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
El is a qualified and experienced clinical psychologist. She is a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist who loves to help clients work towards their goals. El is enthusiastic and loves what she does. She provides respectful and non-judgmental support and she has a great sense of humour.
El is committed to deliver the best quality evidence-based treatment. She has over a decade of experience in the field of Psychology. She has worked with Queensland Health, NSW Health, Department of Corrective Services (QLD), Non-government agencies and in private practice in both NSW and Queensland.
El attends conferences every year within Australia, as well as overseas, and has been trained by the world-renowned Dr Michael D. Yapko in Clinical Hypnosis. El uses a variety of approaches that she believes will be most effective based on both the issue she is working with and the experience she has in understanding what will best suit the person she is assisting. This includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Schema Focused Therapy, Psycho-education, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training and Values identification, Structured Problem Solving, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Goal Setting, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
El believes that much of our present-day struggles are linked to past experiences and perhaps the unresolved or non-addressed understanding or emotions associated with them. She loves working with clients to provide positive and sustainable change.
Sarah Kilgour - Consultant, Registered Psychologist
Sarah is a qualified and experienced registered psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Forensic Psychology and a Master of Clinical Psychology. Sarah is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Sarah has worked with many different services including child and adolescent mental health, perinatal and infant mental health, adult mental health, cancer care, as well as private practice. Sarah also currently works in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. This is a hospital-based multi-disciplinary clinic that provides inpatient and outpatient care to young people with chronic and complex health conditions.
Sarah has experience in providing individual and group treatment. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, health issues, functional neurological disorders, adjustment and life transition difficulties.
Sarah is a warm and committed therapist and she enjoys working collaboratively with her clients. She is trained in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness based interventions.
Dr Alessandra Raudino
Alessandra has completed a master’s degree in clinical and community Psychology in Padova Italy and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. Alessandra is fully registered as general Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, she is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and member of the Italian Psychologist Board.
Throughout her career Alessandra has worked in private practice, outpatient hospital clinics, psychiatric clinics and university settings. In addition to practicing as a therapist, Alessandra has had an active career in as a researcher in both academia and government.
Alessandra’s areas of interest and expertise include, anxiety disorders, depression, complex grief, mood difficulties, long term life patterns, relationships, couple therapy, life transitions, emotional health, self esteem, self image, eating problems.
In her work with individuals, Alessandra offers both short term and longer-term therapy. She has trained in both psychoanalytic and psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural traditions, including Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other therapeutic modalities, enabling her to tailor her approach to the needs of each individual person.
An area of interest and expertise for Alessandra is complex grief and depression, and adjustment disorders. Alessandra particularly enjoys helping people to go through very stressful situations requiring change e.g. loss of a job, relationship break-up, and grief and find ways to see their lives from new and creative perspectives.
In her work with couples, she blends attachment theory with Imago therapy elements and the more traditional Behavioural Framework. Alessandra helps couples to understand the origin of their conflict as an opportunity to grow and develop and help them learning how to communicate more openly and effectively to open possibilities for both members of the couple.
Alessandra brings great warmth, support, insight and dedication to her work with clients. Her greatest strength is her ability to relate well with other people and understand their needs. She is motivated by a deep sense of compassion and a commitment to helping others.
Malinda Saunders - Administration Assistant
Malinda is a our administration assistant and she is the first point of contact at Transformations Clinical Psychology. She joined us in January 2018 after moving from the UK with her family.
Malinda has a background in office administration and pharmacy. She is a kind and caring person with a compassionate approach and positive outlook on life. She has genuine care for our clients and the community. She works closely with our psychologists to maintain a friendly and professional service and to allocate clients to the right psychologist to best meet their needs.
Malinda takes pride in providing an empathetic response and she is available at our reception 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. She can be reached on ph. 02 9419 8820 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact Malinda for any admin queries, messages or bookings for any of our psychologists.
Tess Philip - Administration Assistant
Tess is our admin support and point of contact on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays. She has experience working in client support and admin for psychological private practices in Sydney and her genuine care, and compassion for others shows through in the work she does.
Tess has always had a passion and interest in helping others improve their wellbeing and quality of life and is currently studying a graduate diploma in psychological science. Her background is in marketing and health related fields.
Tess is available to respond to any queries you may have and can be reached on ph. 02 9419 8820