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

BRIDGETTE STEVENSON

Registered Psychologist

Bridgette Stevenson is a registered psychologist who has extensive experience working with a range of mental health issues across the lifespan, though particularly personality and eating disorders.  She has experience working within both the public and private sector and has a commitment to ongoing learning and development. Bridgette has completed further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Based Therapy (FBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E).

Bridgette has a special interest in working with young people and their families, in particular, those with eating disorders. She is passionate about providing a high quality of care and therefore has extensive training within the area. Bridgette works closely with Natasha Jivan and seeks ongoing training to continuously uphold a high standard of practice.

Bridgette completed her qualifications at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, before relocating to her home town of Mildura, Victoria, to continue her career.  Bridgette is excited to have followed a lifelong dream of living and working on the Sunshine Coast.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Flinders University, Adelaide)
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPi)

DANIELLE WELCH

Clinical Psychologist

Danielle Welch is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with complex mental health concerns such as substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. She has completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of the Sunshine Coast and is committed to providing ongoing evidence-based treatment to clients.

She has experience in the public sector working with children and families who present with increased risk, complexity and mental health related concerns. Danielle draws on her knowledge and resources gained in the public sector to provide dedicated therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and adults. She is committed to providing collaborative, client-focused care to bring about meaningful, positive change and core values of respect and courtesy underpin all of her interactions with clients.

Danielle values clinical skill progression and has a passion for learning and development which allows her to keep abreast of psychological advancements in order to provide evidence-based psychological interventions.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) from University of Queensland
  • Masters of Psychology (Clinical) from University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia

NICOLA MOINE

Clinical Psychologist

Nicola completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As a Clinical Psychologist, she works from both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment (ACT) frameworks and has a strong commitment to evidence-based practice. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and has experience treating anxiety disorders, depression, eating concerns, grief and loss, and palliative care. Additionally, Nicola’s special interests include relationship difficulties, emotion regulation, and resilience building. She has experience working across the lifespan and primarily works with adolescences, adults, and couples. Her supportive and warm approach allow people to feel comfortable while working towards their therapeutic goals.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychology Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychological Sciences Bond University
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia

ANA CATTON

Registered Psychologist

Ana Catton is a registered psychologist with over a decade of experience in the field of mental health.  Having worked within the public and private sectors, Ana has developed a wide range of therapeutic skills, relevant to the treatment of an array of mental health presentations such as eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality, mood and anxiety disorders.  Ana is also experienced in the management of behavioural issues resulting from neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD. 

Ana has had extensive experience in working with adults, young people and their families and strongly believes that a strengths based and systemic approach is the best way to empower people to take meaningful action towards the life they want for themselves.

Ana is a strong believer in personal and professional growth which is why she is passionate about ongoing professional development.  She is skilled in the delivery of evidenced based psychological treatment such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Attachment Based Therapy (ABT).

Ana completed her qualifications as a psychologist in Colombia, South America and subsequently moved to the UK and Australia thirteen years ago.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychology – Honours (Andes University, Colombia). Accredited by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as an Australian Honours degree equivalent
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia

NICOLE FRAINE

Clinical Psychologist

Nicole Fraine is a clinical psychologist, specialising in the treatment of PTSD, complex trauma, phobias, anxiety, and sleep difficulties. She works with adults, adolescents, and children.

Nicole uses EMDR therapy, mindfulness and other trauma specific therapies to help people with all levels of trauma and dissociation.

Nicole trained in EMDR therapy in 2013. She immediately realised the effectiveness of this therapy for her clients and the strong research evidence for its use with many psychological problems. EMDR therapy can help with trauma, phobias, complicated grief, addictions, anxiety and other issues where upsetting memories have contributed.

Nicole is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, an accredited consultant with EMDRAA and facilitator with the EMDR Institute. For information on EMDR therapy training please go to https://www.emdr.com.au/.

ROLES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Clinical Psych and Dip Ed.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society
  • EMDR Institute Inc.

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

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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.

 

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