Meet The Core Psychology Team

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Our Psychologists are highly trained and experienced in treating adults and adolescents with a wide range of presentations including: anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders, bereavement, relationship issues and trauma. Members of our team also specialise in working with children and their parents.

Tracey Feltham

TRACEY FELTHAM

Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist

BA (Psychology), MA (Psychology), MPsy (ClinPsy)

Special interest in:

  • Supervision & Mentoring
  • Accredited Supervisor with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board

I opened Core Psychology in 2007 with the vision of creating a warm, and welcoming practice where our clients can access expert help with highly qualified and trained Clinical Psychologists. With over two decades of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist within the public health system, University research settings, and in private practice I am now specialising in supervising and mentoring our highly qualified team. I am passionate about helping the next generation of Clinical Psychologists grow their expertise so that our clients can not only get well and stay well, but live a life more fulfilling than they could have imagined.

I am no longer taking on new clients as I focus on the supervision and training of our fantastic team, implementing Feedback Informed Treatment so we can track the gains our clients are making, and developing ways to improve the way we deliver treatment. I have also been engaged by the University of Technology to work as a Clinical Supervisor for its Masters of Psychology students.

Marianne Restifo

MARIANNE RESTIFO

Registered Psychologist

B. Psychology

Special interest in:

  • Self-esteem issues
  • Relationship/family issues
  • Children and Adolescent mental health
  • Transitioning to early adulthood
  • Anxiety and mood disorders

I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Sydney and have experience in various areas of psychology within different settings. These include the provision of therapy in private practice, working in Occupational Rehabilitation, and providing health and vocational counselling to a number of Government agencies.

I have experience providing psychological treatment across a widespread of clientele from pre-school aged children to adolescents and right through to clients in late adulthood. I am passionate about providing warm and empathic support, and working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their therapy goals.

I use a variety of therapeutic models and tailor these to assist with my client’s presenting issues. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I like to be creative in my therapeutic approach and think outside the norm to ensure my clients become resilient and obtain the best possible outcome from their therapy experience.

Marianne is currently on leave from Core Psychology

CHYNNA FOSTER

Clinical Psychologist

M.Psy (Clin Psy), B. Sc. Honours (Psy) 

Special interest in:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Sexuality and Gender issues
  • Complex Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Vicarious Trauma

I acquired a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. I am interested in working with individuals throughout the lifespan and have experience working across both the private and non-government sectors. My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative, and individualised in response to each person’s unique needs. I have experience in various evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Somatic approaches. In addition to my role in private practice I am currently working as both a trauma counsellor and professional trainer in a non-government organisation.

Dominic Oen

Dominic Oen

Clinical Psychology Registrar

MClinPsy, BPsych(Hons) 

Special interest in:

  • Mental health across the lifespan
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment difficulties, including physical health
  • Transitioning to early adulthood

I graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University. My therapeutic style is influenced by evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), genuine curiosity, warmth, collaboration, and the importance of valuing the stories of each person I have the opportunity to work with.

I have experience in both private and not-for-profit sectors, working with people across the lifespan experiencing a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety and mood disorders, bereavement, cancer-related distress, and substance use. In addition to my private practice role, I work in the public health sector, providing psychological intervention to people diagnosed with cancer and haematological disorders, their families and carers.

Kim Davey

Kim Davey

Registered Psychologist

M. Prof. Psych, PG Dip Psych, BSc (Psychology)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Work and career difficulties
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Self-esteem issues

I gained my Masters degree in Professional Psychology from the University of New England, and have experience in both private and public sectors. This includes individual therapy with adult clients (including Telehealth), workplace rehabilitation, and working with adolescent clients as a school psychologist with the Department of Education. I am interested in working with older adolescents and adults, primarily utilising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I am committed to building strong therapeutic relationships by ensuring a safe space for client issues to be explored with an attitude of collaboration, curiosity and respect. I also believe in the importance of providing clients with practical tools and techniques to help achieve meaningful and lasting change in accordance with their therapeutic goals, and being flexible and innovative in adapting therapy to the needs of each individual client.

SUE WALKER

Registered Psychologist

B. Psychological Science (Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders across the lifespan
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.  I work in private practice and in aged care – treating individuals across the lifespan. My experience includes therapeutic treatment and behaviour support for adults and young people in the disability and out of home care sectors (foster care). My work in these areas has informed my understanding of trauma and the impact on the individual.

My therapeutic approach is warm, genuine, and tailored to the needs of my clients. I aim to provide a caring space where my clients can be themselves and share their story, while we work together towards their therapy goals.

I use evidence-based therapies – primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

FREYA WRIGHT

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M.Psy (Clin Psy), B. Sc. (PSY) B.A. (HSY), GDPA

Special interest in:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Adolescent Mental Health

I completed my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney. I work with clients across the lifespan, exploring their needs and assisting them to identify and achieve their therapy goals.  I am committed to creating a warm and safe environment and see therapy as a collaborative and supportive process.

My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema therapy. As well as seeing adult and adolescent clients in private practice at Core Psychology, I work part-time with the Department of Education as a High School Psychologist.

BIANCA GROSSO

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REGISTRAR

M. Psy (Clin Psy), B. Psy Sc. (Hons)

Special interest in:

  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD and Complex Trauma
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Psychotic disorders

I completed my Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology after graduating from my undergraduate studies at the Australian Catholic University. My experience ranges across both public and private sectors, and I have worked with a wide variety of client presentations including anxiety and mood disorders, career and study stress, trauma, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use and adjustment difficulties.

I have worked extensively within government and non-government roles, supporting young people and adults with complex diagnoses and trauma histories, which has shaped my trauma-informed practice. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, supportive and genuine. I am passionate about creating a safe space for clients to share, while we work collaboratively to develop targeted goals and skills, to ultimately empower the client.

I utilise several evidence-based modalities in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Emma Champion

EMMA CHAMPION

Practice Manager

BA (Psych) LLB

After a career in the legal profession I have worked in managerial positions in the mental health sector for 10 years. I joined Core Psychology in 2015 and am responsible for the general management of the practice, the implementation of strategies to improve the care and experiences of our clients, as well as business development.

BELLA

Administrative Assistant

BPsychSC

I recently completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with a minor in Communications at Australian Catholic University.

I have a passionate interest in Psychology and Mental Health issues.  I provide administrative support at Core Psychology and am committed to providing a positive experience for our clients. I am always on hand to ensure you get the most out of your visit!