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Psychology and Physiotherapy
Welcome to Blaxland Health, a multi-disciplinary health practice, providing
• Clinical consultation in psychology, social work, physiotherapy, and musculoskeletal therapy
• Group therapies
• Health Professionals’ Training
Cathy O’Brien, Practice Principal, is a Psychologist and Family Therapist. She specialises in working with young people, as well as adults, and can see individuals, and families. She also supervises clinicians individually and as teams. She has extensive experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams, the not-for-profit sector, and private practice, and draws on Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Above all, she aims to work collaboratively, flexibly and with good humour. Consultations: Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with some after hours appointments. Medicare, ATAPS, Workcover and EAP. Ph: 02 4739 6464
Ben Ong is a family therapist and Psychologist. He has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with complex problems through his experience in community mental health teams. His approach is based on being flexible and adaptable to the specific goals of each client through a feedback informed treatment approach and a strong emphasis on humanistic and dialogical ideas. Consultations: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Medicare registered. Mobile: 0401 597 648
Heena Raikar is a Clinical Social Worker excelling in therapy for those with complex problems. She has extensive experience within public and private mental health services with all age groups, but specialising in treating aged care patients living in residential Aged Care. She works with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and other chronic disease management. Her firm grounding in medical settings is balanced by her holistic approach in her therapy, using Cognitive / Dialectic Behaviour Therapies, Hypnotherapy and mindfulness practices. Consultations: Wednesdays. Medicare, ATAPS, Work Cover, EAP. Mobile: 0410 288 511
Ann Morris is a Clinical Social Worker (AASW accredited) with a wealth of experience in Community Health and in Private Practice. She is passionate in her work with people who have suffered all types of trauma (sexual, physical, & emotional abuse in childhood & in adulthood), and with concerns related to sexuality, sexual functioning, sexual orientation & gender identity. She sees people for anxiety, depression, acute and chronic illness, ageing, grief & loss. She provides EMDR (EMDRAA member), and is skilled in Narrative Therapy, ACT, Mindfulness practices, hypnotherapy & CBT. Ann provides clinical supervision. Consultations: Thursday afternoons. Medicare. Mobile: 0419 279 983
Ashton Hayes (BSW (Hons), MCCJ) is a Clinical Social Worker, specialising in trauma informed practice (and incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Narrative approaches). With extensive experience in complex trauma for children and young people, she also sees adults and couples. Ashton provides clinical supervision. Consultations: Fridays. Some evenings/ Saturdays by negotiation. Registered with EAP and NDIS. Mobile: 0416811327
Sally Wride is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a wide range of experience in both public and private practice in the UK and Australia. Sally treats all ages and all musculoskeletal conditions but has a special interest in spinal conditions, headache and migraine. She is a Credentialed McKenzie Physiotherapist and has completed Certification in the Watson Headache Approach. Consultations: Tuesday, and Thursday, with evening appointments available. Mobile: 0408 232 184
Christine Waterer is an experienced musculoskeletal bodywork therapist. She has extensive experience in the UK and Australia, having graduating 18 years ago from The McTimoney Chiropractic College. She combines McTimoney Therapy with Emmett Technique & NST (Bowen) for a gentle, wholebody therapy, safe for all ages. It relieves pain, tension and the restrictions that can be caused by injuries, postural problems, pressure on nerves, muscle spasms, pregnancy, and headaches. Consultations: Fridays, and alternate Saturdays, evening appointments available. Mobile: 0435 506 167
Geraldine Richardson is the part-time practice receptionist. Geraldine is experienced in general and health practice administration, and with enterprises both large and small. She is now enjoying working back in her local community.
Training for Health Professionals: stay tuned for training coming up soon.
Group Therapies which are medicare subsidised and run by psychologists for people with anxiety and depression are held periodically, so please call us for information.