Psychologists

Psychologists

James Paisley

B.A. (Hons.), M.App.Psych (Clinical), Clinical Psychologist

James completed his studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he also worked as a sessional academic. James’s studies focused on clinical concepts such as identifying burnout in Education Assistants and identifying psychological factors that impact on treatment compliance for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. James completed his Masters dissertation in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

After completing his studies James worked for the Department of Corrective Services. He provided therapeutic supports and assessment to the Pilbara, as well as to several metropolitan locations. 

James moved to the Department for Child Protection, where he worked with vulnerable young people and complex families. James worked side by side with case workers, NGOs and young people to help reduce the impact of trauma and the care system. James also spent time working in residential care, supporting workers and young people in group home environments.

While working in the public sector James developed his knowledge of forensic and clinical assessments. He provided supervision to students and other psychologists on these topics, as well as complex risk assessment, firelighting, trauma, burnout, anxiety, attachment problems, behavioural disorders and diagnosed mental health conditions.  

James uses warmth, humour and empathy to help connect to patients who have struggled with psychological intervention in the past. He has had success working with people who have complex histories including diagnosed personality disorders, significant trauma backgrounds and other issues. 

 

 

James is available on Mondays and Thursdays

Jamie Stanton

B.Psych, M.Psych (Counselling), Counselling Psychologist

Jamie completed his studies at Curtin University in Western Australia while working in the public sector for an after-hours crisis response service. As part of his Masters degree, Jamie conducted research into coping and burnout experienced by Child Protection Workers.

Jamie has worked in a range of therapeutic settings focused on addiction and domestic violence. For nearly a decade Jamie worked within the welfare sector, providing support and assistance to vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Existentialism and Ontology inform Jamie’s therapeutic approach. His gentle and empathic style encourages the trust and emotional safety that are vital to all good psycho-therapeutic processes. Jamie is particularly interested in the neurobiological basis of childhood trauma and attachment, and working with adults to manage chronic conditions.

 

 

Jamie is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Dr Verity Litten

BPsych, MPsych (Counselling), PhD, Counselling Psychologist

Verity completed her studies at Curtin University in Western Australia whilst working as a sessional academic. Her PhD research focused on the development of empathy and the psychopathic personality.

Since completing her studies, Verity has worked across a range of therapeutic settings in both the public and private sector, including youth mental health NGO’s and most recently managing the psychology team at a private hospital specialising in dual diagnosis.

Verity has an interest in working with gender and sexually diverse people and is experienced working with complex trauma, addiction, personality and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD and autism. Through her previous work with the Department of Justice, Verity is also skilled with complex forensic assessments and clinical interventions.

Verity’s authentic, person-centred ability to connect with clients is informed by an interpersonal therapeutic approach and existentialist philosophy. As an AHPRA Board-Approved Supervisor, Verity also aims to provide a warm and open space which facilitates learning and development for future psychologists.

 

 

Verity is available on Mondays and Fridays

Zoe Mansell

BSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), Clinical Psychologist Registrar

 

Zoe completed her Master of Psychology in clinical psychology  at Curtin University. She has worked in CAMHS and the private sector, gaining experience in addiction, tertiary medical services, and specialised child and adolescent mental health services. 

Zoe brings warmth, enthusiasm and authenticity to a trauma-informed, person centred approach. She seeks to provide an approachable, safe and empathic space to help children, youth and adults make sense of their difficulties and bring positive change to their lives.  

Zoe uses a range of evidence-based approaches to help clients address individual needs related to stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships and other interpersonal difficulties. 

 

Zoe is available on Thursdays

Rebecca Christian

BPsych, Postgrad Dip (Counselling), MACA, Counsellor

 

Rebecca graduated from Murdoch University in 2015 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Drama & Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. She is a Level 2 registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.

 Over the past 9 years Rebecca has worked for various organisations, in both regional and metro areas, providing trauma focused, person centered counselling for adults and children.

Rebecca is curious to hear about people’s personal experiences and the journey they have been on which has lead them into counselling. She is passionate about supporting people, walking alongside them and advocate for their healing. The main focus of her work is around trauma, trauma responses, how these impact behaviour, functioning and how healing can be achieved.

 

Rebecca is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Kerry Hoskins

B.Sci (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical), Clinical Psychologist

Kerry is a practitioner with 16 years experience in the human services and has spent the last 10 working as a psychologist. Kerry is an AHPRA approved supervisor.

With a therapeutic style that balances humour and approachability, Kerry strives to infuse her therapy with practical strategies. She places value in building a strong therapeutic relationship and making clients feel heard, respected and understood – as well as achieving their therapeutic goals.

She was worked extensively with a range of complex populations and provides treatment for adults with range of mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, stress and interpersonal difficulties. Kerry a special interest in trauma treatment. She works across a range of therapeutic models and is trained in DBT, EMDR and imagery rescripting. 

 

Kerry is available on Wednesdays 

Laurie Eveson

BSc (Psych), PGradDip (Psychology), MPsych (Educational and Developmental) & Grad Dip in Education (Special Education)

 

Laurie completed a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Western Australia in 2009. She has experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including primary and secondary schools, and private practice. Laurie has a particular interest in conducting detailed educational assessments to assist young people to understand their cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, identify any specific learning disorders, and recommend useful strategies to assist students to achieve their potential in the classroom.

 Areas of Interest:

Diagnostic Assessments for children and adolescents

  • Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in reading (dyslexia), mathematics (dyscalculia), and written expression (dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual giftedness
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Laurie is available for assessments only. Please contact reception for more information.

Customer Care

Chrystal Santoro

Senior Admin Officer

Chrystal is our senior administrative officer. She has years of management experience, having worked in theatre management at John Curtin College of the Arts prior to taking up her current position. Chrys is an encyclopaedia of all things Three Waters, and can help solve most administrative issues. She helps clients feel at home with her warm and friendly manner, and does a great job taking care of the Three Waters team. 

     

     

    Morgan Simms

    Admin Officer

    Morgan has a background in hospitality and management, and has just completed her graduate diploma in psychology. Well done Morgan! 

     

    Morgan supports the team in the reception role, and can help with any inquiries related to new clients, booking, passing on information, payments and similar.