Our Team of Psychologists

At Felix and Sage, all of our psychologists are fully registered, practicing psychologists who have high professional standards that enable them to provide a quality service to our clients.

The Psychology Board of Australia, stipulates that to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist, an applicant is required to have completed a four-year undergraduate sequence of study in psychology (such as a bachelor degree with honours) followed by at least two years of practical experience as a registered provisional psychologist, or a Masters degree.

Each of our psychologists is;

• Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
• Practices within the PBA endorsed code of ethics
• A member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

and undertakes continued professional development as required by the PBA

CHRISTINA HEREFORD

Psychologist
BSc, PGDipPsych, M.Psych (Edu)


Christina has in excess of 11 years’ experience as a registered psychologist providing quality psychological care to clients in a variety of settings including Private Practice, Government Departments and Primary Schools.

Christina’s warm, engaging and empathetic personality combined with her good knowledge of a wide range of solution focussed, evidence-based therapeutic interventions has led to her success in assisting a wide variety of client groups.

Christina has extensive experience in providing counselling to individuals, couples, teenagers and children and is passionate about supporting her clients to problem solve, set and achieve goals to enhance meaning in their lives.

Christina’s areas of interest include adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, grief & loss, personality disorders, pregnancy, separation anxiety and workplace issues.

JHOOMA BARTHWAL

Psychologist
B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych


Jhooma has in excess of  15 years’ experience working in the field of mental health and is a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Psychology.  She has worked in many settings including private practice, primary and secondary schools, medical clinics and has also worked overseas as a psychologist.

Jhooma works with all age groups from children to adults and draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioual Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person Centred Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy.  She is committed to working alongside her clients to establish a safe space for them and to help discover the best possible outcome for them.

Jhooma’s areas of interest include working with children and teens, anxiety, depression, relationship and adjustment problems, grief and loss, couples’ therapy, separated/blended families, communication issues and stress management.

MR OLIVER WALUK

Psychologist
BA(Crim.), GDipPsychStuds, GDipPsych, MPsych(Clin), MAPS


Over the last 2-years, Oliver has provided quality psychological care to clients across multiple settings, including; Private practice, Alcohol and other Drugs (AOD) services, Hospitals, and Schools.

Oliver has experience working with adults, teenagers, and children and he is passionate about supporting and working together with his clients to collaboratively problem solve, set and achieve realistic goals, and build coping skills, to help clients manage distressing events and experiences more effectively.

Oliver’s warm, empathetic, thoughtful, and holistic client-centered approach to counselling helps to identify and understand what troubles clients’ and then tailors treatment towards working together on their individual needs.  This has led him to successfully help many clients enhance the meaning and quality of their lives.

Oliver is practiced in several evidence-based therapeutic modalities, which include (but are not limited to):  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic, and mindfulness-based treatments.  Oliver is also well-rehearsed in several cognitive and personality assessments (Inc. WAIS-IV, WISC-V, and PAI).

Oliver’s diagnostic areas of interest include: depressive, bipolar, anxiety, personality, somatic, traumatic, impulse-control, substance-related and addictive DSM-V disorders.  He also works to assist clients struggling with recurrent problems related to: grief & loss, adjustment, relationships and communication difficulties, lack of motivation, complex trauma, workplace issues, stress management, and suicide.

SHRAEVANI GIRI

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist
B.Com, BSW, PGdipFT, AMHSW, MAASW (Acc)


Shraevani has over 20 years’ experience in clinical mental health both as a clinician and as a leader.  In that time, she has worked in public health and as a private practitioner and has a practical and compassionate approach to therapy. 

Shraevani is trained in a number of evidence based therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprosessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), Brief Therapy and Systems.

Shraevani provides psychological and psychosocial therapy for relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, depression, family conflicts and other life crisis.

SUCHITRA CHARI

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
BSW, AMHSW, MAASW (Acc)


Suchitra is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has in extensive experience in community mental health and has held positions as an executive leader in large Federal Departments and Not-For-Profit agencies.  She is trained in a range of therapeutic interventions such as acceptance commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based interventions and brief intervention therapy

Suchitra is also a noted public speaker and has spoken in many forums, including local media and television to raise awareness of the multi-dimensional impact of domestic violence and sexual abuse on survivors’ family and society.

The blend of Suchitra’s lived experiences and professional expertise has enabled her to engage in interventions that are holistic, compassionate and client centred.

Suchitra’s areas of interest include complex mental illness, domestic violence, family & carer issues, immigrant issues and sexual abuse.

SASH COSTA

Psychologist
BSc, PGDipPsych, M.Psych (Edu)


Sash Costa has completed a Master of Educational & Development Psychology.

Sash has over 10 years experience as a registered psychologist, predominantly conducting psychosocial assessments and assessment of the impact of mental health conditions on work capacity.

She has a special interest in cognitive assessment of children, adolescents and adults.

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