Dr Choon-Hwa Lim

PSYCHOLOGIST

Choon-Hwa is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She has been in private practice on the North Shore since 2011. Prior to private practice, she enjoyed a corporate career including in executive recruitment, outplacement and career counselling.

She is experienced in treating and providing strategies and practical skills for responding to stress, anxiety, depression, burnout including having unrealistically high expectations of self and others, being perfectionistic and being overly driven, grief and loss, singleness, and/or trauma whether historical, recent or current – such as childhood abuse, generational trauma, being bullied or discriminated against, not having a voice at home or in the workplace.

If you are over 18 years old, and these issues are interfering with your health and well-being, your relationships, and your performance and achievements at work or in your studies, Choon-Hwa will walk alongside you to encourage, help and guide you to believe in your potential to find your way out of your situation or dilemma. She will teach you to become resourceful, share knowledge on evidenced-based psychological strategies and equip you with skills to become confident in your own ability and worth again. Her goal is to help you recover and be resourceful and sustainably resilient.

Choon-Hwa enjoys a client base of adults including professionals and tertiary students. She also works with couples and migrants and is happy to see individuals seeking to integrate their faith into the therapy process.

She is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), cognitive and behavioural strategies, psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and skills-training including for mindfulness, relaxation strategies, stress management and cross-cultural communication. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc.

Qualifications:

PhD, Culture and Communication, Macquarie University, Sydney

MA (1st class Honours), Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Sessions are conducted in English only.

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Christina Comely

PSYCHOLOGIST

She has a wide range of experience including working within the criminal justice system, in staff support and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She counsels using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of disorders and problems. Christina has presented papers and posters at 17 professional conferences on a variety of issues including cannabis and mental health, spiritually modified CBT and victims in the criminal justice system.

Christina can accept NDIS and Converge International (EAP) clients but not clients of Community Corrections (for conflict of interest reasons related to employment).  If you are a current client of Community Corrections (on parole or a Community Correction Order for example) please ask to see one of the other psychologists at Logic Lounge Psychology.

Christina is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Areas of special interest and experience include:

  • cannabis abuse
  • alcohol abuse
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • mental health disorders
  • work/life balance
  • stress management
  • self esteem issues

Christian Spiritually Modified CBT

Research has demonstrated that incorporating the clients spiritual beliefs and faith in therapy can enhance outcomes. Christina is alway happy to include the spiritual dimension in therapy for clients who wish to do so. While many Christians fear a conflict between psychology and their faith, CBT can be easily modified from a Christian or Jewish perspective to use the power and encouragement of scripture as part of therapy. Christina can attest to the power of using scripture as an anchor when confronting difficult situations and in challenging anxiety.

Academic Qualifications
Master of Philosophy (Sociology)
BSc(hons) psychology
Registered psychologist

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $88.25.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Shevera Gunasekera

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Shevera is a provisionally registered Psychologist and Counsellor.  She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from University of Western Sydney and Masters of Psychotherapy and Counselling from Western Sydney University.

Shevera has provided counselling and psychological intervention to people from the ages of 5 to 93. Shevera has a range of practical experience, that is from assessing and counselling school children, teenagers and adults, and the elderly. Shevera has practiced in schools, youth centres and aged care facilities. Shevera is experienced in working with culturally diverse communities and LGBTQI.

Shevera utilises uses evidenced based therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy. She has experience working in trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression and addiction, domestic violence, childhood abuse, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, communication skills, sleeping difficulties and PTSD

Shevera uses a strengths-based approach and believes in empowering people. She provides individualise treatment plans to allow people to live up to their full potential.  Shevera is enthusiastic, encouraging, and empathetic.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Radha Mahtani

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Radha is a Clinician with international experience and a core interest in working with adolescence and adults. Radha has worked extensively with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and adjustment difficulties. Radha believes that regardless of place, psychological aspects are of utmost importance for all individuals, playing a large role in how they function in their day-to-day lives and consequently affecting their families, friends, schools, neighbourhoods, and communities-at-large. Her academic and professional experiences have only strengthened her desire to ensuring that Radha keeps up to date with evidence based therapeutic approaches to ensure she can provide effective therapy.

Radha’s therapeutic approach is predominately drawn from Cognitive Therapy. The emphasis placed on what people think rather than what they do. Radha likes to work within the CBT framework and work closely from the thought-behaviour-feelings standpoint, as tackling dysfunctional thoughts has a direct impact on emotions and behaviours. With life being so busy and scheduled, engaging in CBT that is problem-orientated, with an emphasis on the present ‘here and now’ is valuable. Therefore, therapy aims to encourage individuals to self-reflect and come up with alternative angles to problems, as well as to equip them with the skills and confidence to be able to self-manage difficulties that may arise in the future. Focus is therefore placed on the attainment of practical coping skills.

Qualifications:

Radha has a Masters In Professional Psychology and holds Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency. Additionally, Radha has Masters degree in Counselling and holds Clinical Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.