Alexander Robertson

LEAD PSYCHOLOGIST
Alexander Robertson Psychologist

Alexander is a highly professional and compassionate psychologist with over 14 years of experience in counselling psychology. Alexander has clinical experience providing psychological interventions to individuals, families and couples experiencing significant and longstanding difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-worth, grief and trauma.

Alexander is genuine and passionate about supporting his clients. He takes a warm and non-judgmental approach in assisting his clients gain insight into their issues. Support is individually tailored so that clients find constructive ways to develop desired skills and navigate through challenges.

Alexander employs an integrative therapeutic approach drawing on a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy and emotion-based therapy. Working collaboratively with each client, Alexander seeks to increase an individual’s sense of confidence and presence, supporting them to live life to the full.

Alexander obtained a Bachelor and Masters in Psychology in the United Kingdom, as well as a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Swinburne University in Victoria, Australia. Alexander is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He has gained experience across a variety of settings including community health services, private practice, mental health services and university counselling environments.

Specialisation list:

Adolescent counselling, behavior support plans, anger management, addictions, anxiety, family counselling, general counselling, grief counselling, personality disorders, marriage and couples counselling, parenting counselling, sexual abuse counselling, phobia, sexuality counselling, depression, anger management, ADHD, neurological assessment, autism disorders, domestic violence,  obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bi-polar, drug and alcohol, work place, chronic disease, sleep disorders. post-traumatic stress disorder , stress

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

Practices at: North Sydney Psychology Clinic.

Sarah Jacob

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Sarah Jacob Psychologist
Sarah Jacob Psychologist

Sarah is the Director of Logic Lounge Psychology. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, grief and loss, and a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults. Sarah has a multidisciplinary background having also worked in the corporate banking, financial services and education sectors. Sarah is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).

Approach
Sarah provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, ACT and IPT based, however Sarah uses an eclectic approach when suitable.
Sarah’s passion is to empower her client’s to make change.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology – University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Charles Sturt University

Consultations are $200 for 50 minutes, with Medicare rebates of $129.55.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Pymble Psychology Clinic.

John Burney

PSYCHOLOGIST
John Burney Psychologist
John Burney Psychologist

John is an experienced registered psychologist. John is particularly interest in organisation and corporate psychology. His interest area/s include adults who require assistance with any of the following – Stress Management, Generalized Anxiety/Worry, Self-esteem, Confidence/Assertiveness, Adjustment to Adversity, Problem Solving, Relationship Issues, Communication Skills, Separation & Divorce, Workplace Stress, Work Difficulties, Social Skills, Motivation for Change, Adaptive Behaviour Skills, Goal Setting, Career Guidance.

Other Services – Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organisational Psychology, Assessment for Development/Recruitment, Competency Frameworks, Individual Development Planning, Job Profiling, 360 Interpretation & Feedback, Psychometric Tests, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Supportive Counselling, Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stress Management, Problem Solving Skills Training, Communication Strategies, Social Skills Training, Evidence Based Coaching

Interest areas: Adults, Organisation & Corporate Psychology

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

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Aleksander Gisbert

PSYCHOLOGIST
Alec Gisbert Psychologist

Aleksander holds a Bachelor in Psychology, with a major in organisational psychology from UNED Madrid Spain, an MBA from University of Technology Sydney, and Diploma in Research Preparation Methods from Macquarie University Sydney. He has national registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency.

Aleksander Gisbert has broad experience from various industries both overseas and in Australia, including health, aged care, state and federal positions in public health, service management, recruitment, project management, services coordination and mental health services. All this has given him a strong foundation in community needs and health standards. Aleksander has worked in the field of mental health in Australia for the last 15 years working in private practice and in the public sector, liaising with health providers, service directors, NGOS and other national companies for mental health projects that he has managed.

Aleksander is very experienced in helping people with depression and anxiety, trauma and stress related issues, relationship counselling and sleep-wake disorders. His method consists of assessing all areas of health, including physical health, and aligning recommendations to help clients achieve emotional stability and general wellbeing. Empowering of the client and providing the appropriate psychological advice are key to resolving mental health distress.

Approach

His preferred technique is cognitive behaviour therapy, having advanced training in CBT, but also ACT, MI, and principles of DBT. His long career in mental health services has given him an understanding of a broad range of mental disorders and how to enhance coping skills to assist clients when experiencing personal and situational crisis. Aleksander has a personal interest in making sure clients can not only function normally but with stronger skills to face the demands of their life and work.

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

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Daniel Myles

PROVISONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Daniel is an AHPRA registered provisional psychologist currently completing his final year of his Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. He has experience working with adolescents with ADHD and adults with Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Assertiveness and Sleep problems. He also has experience administering and assessing cognitive and intellectual functioning.

Daniel provides therapy for people of all ages with a particular focus on adults. He employs a holistic approach to therapy that incorporates the biopsychosocial model. Daniel believes in an individualised and client-centred approach, where therapeutic alliance and individualised goals are the main focus. Daniel’s approach to therapy implements and utilises skills from a number of therapeutic modalities that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy, Emotional Intelligence therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.

Daniel is an enthusiastic and empathetic man with a strong passion for psychology and mental health. He believes that physical and mental health are key to living and sustaining a happy and healthy life.

Consultations are $60 for 50 minutes, with no Medicare rebates.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Aarthi Rajagopal

CLINICAL COUNSELLOR
Aarthi Rajagopal
Aarthi Rajagopal

Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

She brings over 5 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, relationship breakdown, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues.

Aarthi speaks fluent English and Tamil and has had the opportunity to gain lengthy experience working with many clients who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD). Aarthi supports families and children in her capacity as a counsellor by adopting a ‘no judgement’ approach. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices.

Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred. She does this by approaching each session in a manner that is tailored and purposeful for the individual. Her therapeutic approach is evidence-based and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as Creative and Play therapy.

“As a counsellor, I believe it is important to be empathetic and supportive. I strive to provide a safe place where clients can freely discuss their concerns, whilst also reflecting upon their strengths and motivations for change” – Aarthi

Areas of Interests: Individual Therapy, Family and Couples Therapy, and Creative and play therapy with children. When working with children she uses creative visualization such as Bear Cards, Anxiety for kid cards, and strength cards amongst others. Role-playing, toys, dolls, action figures, arts and crafts water and sand play, blocks and construction toys, and musical play.

Consultations are $100 for 50 minutes, with no Medicare rebates

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.

Michaela Josephson

PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST & COUNSELLOR

Relationships and their profound impact on individuals lives is my passion in life.  Reading, researching and furthering my knowledge on the topic has been my favourite thing to do for as long as I can remember.

Michaela’s focus as a therapist is prevention. She want to de-stigmatise therapy as a daunting experience and instead turn it into a building block which supports couples and individuals in implementing strategies to build and create strong and positively functioning life long relationships.

Michaela spent 9 years running her personal training business. As a result of this Michaela is a strong believer that physical and mental health go hand in hand. This has had a direct influence on Michaela’s holistic view on therapy which she uses to support my clients in an empathetic and practical manner.

It is truely an honor for Michaela to provide the tools for people grow and connect and then witness the domino effect this has on their lives.

Michaela utilises varying approaches during therapy including techniques from Gottman, Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Michaela is a big believer in incorporating psychological techniques in to your life in ways you find enjoyable and accessible to create maintainable positive changes.

When she’s not working as a therapist she enjoys time with her large, tight-knit family, practicing Muay Thai and she can never get enough of being out in nature!

Consultations are $150 for 50 minutes, with no Medicare rebates.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic

Mark Raymond

COUNSELLOR

Mark has been journeying with people for some 30 years as they navigate life challenges in faith-based communities within Australia, the UK and within the Royal Australian Navy as a Military Chaplain.  This depth of experience working with people has seen him support individuals experiencing difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-worth, grief and trauma.

Mark’s empathic approach provides a safe, caring, and non-judgemental environment. He is currently in the process of attaining a Master’s in Counselling to formalise and expand upon his depth of experience. Working from the emotional framework, his goal is to support people to experience healthy forms of emotional expression important to well-being and long-lasting change.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.