Psychologists

Our psychologists are:

Dr Don Tustin, Clinical Psychologist
BA Hons, MA (Wellington), PhD (Auckland)
Don has a special interest in marriage and relationship counselling, couples therapy, parenting, assessment of parenting capacity, separation issues, rehabilitation and adjustment to health issues. Don also sees adolescents and adults with mood disorders.

 

Gilles Hammond, Psychologist
BA (Ottawa), Grad Dip Adol & Child Psych (Melb)
Gilles is experienced in organisational psychology. Gilles has a special interest in complex injuries, pain management, chronic pain, trauma, rehabilitation from workplace / motor vehicle injuries, workplace bullying and harassment and victims of crime. Gilles also sees adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety.

 

David Ahmed, Psychologist
BHSc, Grad Dip Psych, Post Grad Dip Psych, MClin Rehab
David bases his therapy on building rapport with clients.  David works across a range of age groups from adolescent to late adulthood and emphasises client centered skills that include relapse prevention.  David is dedicated to providing quality service that encompass the client’s input.

David’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and includes treatments from Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  David has experience in neuropsychological assessment including basic tests of memory and intellectual functioning from a “gold standard” clinical rehabilitation hospital over several years.

David has a strong interest in neurology and has significant experience in clinical rehabilitation.  David has undertaken a wide variety of projects involving people with chronic illness both assessing and treating psychological and psychosocial problems and David has published some of this work.

 

Sarah Kordick, Psychologist
BSc/BPsych, BPsych (Hons)
Sarah has experience working with parents, couples, children, groups and individuals.  She has a special interest in depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, grief, and loss, parenting issues, behavioural problems, addiction, relationship problems, interpersonal issues, managing emotions, anger management, sleep problems and motivational issues.  Sarah integrates a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, Schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.

Ask our receptionist who will suit you best according to your circumstances.