Dr. Robert Brockman, Clinical Psychologist
Robert has extensive experience teaching and supervising on clinical psychology masters programs in Sydney since 2010. His clinical experience is drawn from both public (e.g. Hospitals, community mental health) and private health sector positions (e.g. private practice) in Sydney. Robert is accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) as a schema therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Robert currently holds a research fellowship with Australian Catholic University (ACU) where he researches psychological approaches to well-being. He has a major clinical and research interest in formulation and intervention with complex presentations that prove difficult to treat via standard evidence-based protocols. He is currently engaged in clinical research focusing on extending the schema model into novel populations (e.g. GAD, Eating Disorders, HIV Sufferers, Problem Gamblers, Forensic Patients, and Psychosis). Rob is currently seeing patients from our Liverpool clinic.
Bill Bouzianis, Clinical Psychologist
Bill is a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist and current member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honours) and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Bill has over 10 years of clinical experience and has worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families across numerous private and specialised public outpatient settings. Clinical interest areas include the treatment of childhood trauma including experiences of removal and placement in the out of home care system, personality disorders, anxiety and depression, attachment issues, problems with addiction, eating disorders, and relationship and adjustment issues. Bill adopts a flexible and collaborative client focused approach to help people reach their goals and improve their overall wellbeing. Core treatment modalities include Schema therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy whilst also drawing on other therapies including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Systemic and Dialogical approaches. Bill is available for consultation on Thursday at our Liverpool clinic, and Tuesdays from his Lithgow practice.
Lucie Swaffield, Forensic Psychologist, MPsych (Forensic)
Lucie is a forensic psychologist and Fellow of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists. She has completed advanced schema therapy training, is currently undertaking schema therapy accreditation and holds full membership with the ISST.
Lucie provides schema therapy, amongst other treatment techniques to focus on individual needs and to assist people who are seeking support and change in dealing with often complex situations. Lucie is experienced in providing help with intense and painful emotions, addictive behaviour, unhealthy or abusive relationship patterns, and when a person might feel misunderstood or confused by their relationships and how things have turned out. Lucie brings specialised skills when personal problems can intersect with the law and how to navigate that pathway. She provides pre-sentence reports for criminal courts.
Lucie is also a board approved supervisor and provides supervision for students and registrar programs. She seeks to contribute to the profession through research. Lucie currently consults from our Liverpool clinic Wednesdays.
Dr. Andrew Phipps, Clinical Psychologist
Andrew has extensive experience in clinical practice, supervision and teaching. He is a Senior Clinical Psychologist within the public mental health service in South Western Sydney. Andrew is a Clinic Supervisor and Lecturer within the Western
Sydney University Clinical Psychology program. Andrew is an accredited Schema Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). He has over 15-years experience as a clinician. Andrew’s main clinical interests include the application of Schema Therapy to people with personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and delusional disorders. He has published and presented papers in the field of: early intervention for trauma, self-help treatment for depression, and clinical outcomes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Andrew is available for consultation at the new Inner West Clinic.
Nathan Sakiris – Registered Psychologist, MPsych (Clinical)
Nathan graduated from the Master of Clinical Psychology program at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is up to date with the latest advances and research across a range of mental health issues, including generalised anxiety, PTSD, health anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, assertiveness, anger management, complex trauma, personality disorders, interpersonal relationship problems, and life stressors (i.e. work). Nathan has experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults, across inpatient psychiatric health, as well as public and university based clinic settings.
Nathan has a warm and empathetic style, with a practical focus on collaboratively helping clients scaffold meaningful and achievable personal goals, in regards to their mental health. Nathan has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and is currently undergoing the process for certification in Schema Therapy with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). Nathan is available for consultation on Thursday and Friday, at our Liverpool clinic.
Shashi Naidu, Clinical Psychologist
Shashi Naidu is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with more than 19 years of clinical experience. Shashi holds Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Master’s and Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS Clinical College. She has extensive experience of working in New Zealand and Australia. She has worked in Victoria as a consultant in the Maternal Child Health Centre, in their perinatal mental health initiative. She has also worked for Hunter Medicare Local and currently, she is with Westmead Hospital and is in private practice.
Shashi’s expertise is working with adults, children, adolescents and families. She has special interests in perinatal and infant mental health, orofacial pain management, attachment issues, stress management, emotional disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression, relationship and adjustment issues.
Shashi’s areas of expertise include infant mental health, child and family relationships, adolescent mental health, couple therapy, grief and trauma, acquired brain injury victims, stress and adjustment. Therapies offered include Schema Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,
Claudia Mendez, Clinical Psychologist
Claudia is a clinical psychologist with experience working in both the government and private settings. Claudia has worked in public mental health settings across the Hunter New England and South West Sydney Local Health Districts providing psychological interventions for complex mental health presentations. Claudia currently works for the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Service working with adults who experience complex mental health, trauma and personality disorders and in the provision of supervision to clinicians. Recently, Claudia has been collaborating with Western Sydney University, on the Sydney site, of a multi-site trial of Group Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders. Claudia is currently available for clinical supervision and training only.