About Us

Our Values

Acceptance

of one another’s imperfections and struggles

Courage

to be brave in the face of fear and facilitate courageous conversations

Compassion

to create a space of non-judgment and open-mindedness in the face of another’s suffering

Ethical

to always do the right thing by our clients, referrers and colleagues

Excellence

dedication to providing quality, client-centred care

Wholeheartedness

to approach our work with sincerity and enthusiasm

Meet The Team

NATASHA JIVAN

Clinical Psychologist
BSN, BSc Psych(Hons), MPsychClin

Natasha Jivan has over a decade of dedicated experience in mental health working as both a Registered Nurse and Clinical Psychologist. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology with Honours, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

During her time as a mental health practitioner, Natasha gained considerable experience in both private and public health settings. She continues her passion for working within mental health services as the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Insight Psychology Clinic.

Natasha considers the unique circumstances of each client and is committed to providing encouragement, as well as appropriate psychological interventions. She understands that it can sometimes be daunting to consider therapy and therefore works to nurture a therapeutic relationship that is warm, respectful and non-judgmental that achieves the best therapeutic results.

Natasha has spent most of her career in mental health deepening her skills in the areas of eating disorder, body image and weight concerns. She is passionate about assisting clients in this area and has extensive knowledge on these topics. 

Natasha regularly attends professional development workshops and industry conferences allowing her to be equipped with a variety of skills for her clients. She values her own self-development and growth and ensures her practice is reflected on and evaluated by other psychological professionals in order to maintain a high standard of client service.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Australian Catholic University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Second Class Honours) (University of Southern Queensland)
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (with Distinction) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Associate Member of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Full registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
  • Member of the Australia New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorder
  • Member of the Statewide Eating Disorder Advisory Group
  • Coordinator of the Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders, Mental Health Professionals Network

AMANDA MENZIE

Registered Psychologist

Amanda Menzie is a registered psychologist, who has gained extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She works closely with Natasha Jivan to provide evidence based treatments for clients with mood, anxiety, trauma, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, chronic pain, addiction, anger, adjustment difficulties, and relationship problems.  She also has a special interest in assisting clients with eating disorders and weight related concerns.

Amanda aims to work collaboratively with her clients to identify factors maintaining their presenting difficulties and develop tailored Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions, with a heavy focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Based Therapy (FBT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master in Professional Psychology (University of the Sunshine Coast)
  • Registered Psychologist (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Medicare Australia)
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • Member of Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi)

Published research paper authored by Amanda Menzie

Menzie A, Rune KT, Mueller M, Lovell GP (2017) Using Technology to Enhance Self-Regulation of Eating Behavior. J Food Nutr Disor 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-9323.1000229

KIRSTIN JEYES

Receptionist

Kirstin is our receptionist at Insight Psychology Clinic where she provides amazing support to clients and clinicians alike. She has been working with us over the past 3 years and therefore, understands the needs of our clients well. Kirstin has a longstanding history working as a receptionist within the dental industry and has also worked as a dental assistant. She has a passion for working with the elderly and has always been in customer service due to her skills in connecting with people.

Kirstin was born in New Zealand and moved to Brisbane when she was 13. She is now proud to call the Sunshine Coast home after living both overseas and in Western Australia. When not at work, you will find Kirstin outdoors as she enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family as well as exploring the many great walks our coast has to offer.

ROLES & EXPERIENCE

  • Receptionist at Insight Psychology Clinic
  • Working within the healthcare industry and as a dental assistant

MONTY

Therapy Dog

Monty, aka Montana, is our therapy dog extraordinaire who provides greeting services to all clients. Monty makes herself available for pats, cuddles and licks and loves sitting on the couch next to clients when sessions can be a little emotional.

Monty is a labrador cross beagle who was a rescue dog from Sippy Creek Animal Refuge. She was rescued by Natasha and her husband at age 18 months so her life before her days as a therapy dog is a little unknown.

Monty has undergone training with Therapy Dogs Australia and has worked very hard to receive her dogploma, allowing her to be part of the therapeutic process with clients.

Outside of her work hours Monty loves getting outside for walks and swims and also enjoys napping during the daytime.

If you would like to have Monty as part of your sessions, she is available two days a week so please let reception know when you make your appointment. 

ROLES & TRAINING

  • Provides greeting services to clients
  • Makes herself available for pats, cuddles and licks
  • Lovingly sits on the couch next to clients when sessions can be a little emotional
  • Training with Therapy Dogs Australia

Make An Appointment

CONTACT US FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION
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(07) 5406 0393

 

Insight Psychology Clinic guarantees that your session will be conducted in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment to foster positive communication that promotes personal growth.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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