Hillarys Practice

Janet Gallagher

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Janet Gallagher

Clinical Psychologist

Janet Gallagher is a Clinical Psychologist registered with AHPRA.

Janet works from a strength-based perspective, working alongside individuals, couples and families to achieve their goals and work towards wellbeing. Janet is experienced in working with children and adolescents, the areas of anxiety, depression, challenging behaviours, self-esteem, bonding and attachment difficulty, trauma and abuse, post-traumatic stress, parental separation and divorce. With adults, in working with depression and anxiety, personality disorders, parenting support (PPP, Circle of security, attachment parenting), trauma and abuse and adjusting to life change.

She has been trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused CBT, Schema Therapy and many other Psychotherapy models.

Clinical experience and background

Janet obtained her Honours in Psychology with Human Resource Management at Middlesex University in the UK and Masters in Clinical Psychology at Edith Cowan University. Janet has a number of years’ experience working in private practice and in children and family services. Whilst most of Janet’s experience has been working with at risk children and families, focusing on childhood trauma and abuse, Janet also has experience working in many other fields of psychology across the lifespan. Janet continues to be involved in research that is involved with Children in Out of Home Care, specifically kinship care.

Jeff Howe

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Jeff Howe

Psychologist

Jeff is experienced in working with adolescents and adults around issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment and trauma reactions, interpersonal / relationship conflicts and addiction.

Accessing support can be daunting and as such, Jeff’s warm and engaging style aims to create a safe and relaxed space to work through challenges. Jeff’s therapeutic approach is client-centered and collaborative, utilizing evidence-based techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, Schema, Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal Psychotherapy modalities.

Jeff obtained his Psychology qualifications through Murdoch University. He started his career at the Education department working with difficult to engage young people. Jeff has also worked in the criminal justice system and more recently in youth mental health, drug and alcohol services and private practice.

Angela Neuhof

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Angela Neuhof

Psychologist

Angela is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Angela has extensive experience counselling adults, children and adolescents in the not-for-profit and education sectors, and working with parents to achieve best possible outcomes for all. She is also a highly experienced training facilitator, conducting mental health workshops in high schools and for community groups. She is passionate about client-centred therapy and takes a holistic approach, assisting clients to not only alleviate their distress, but understand the cause and move towards creating a life that has purpose and meaning for them.

Angela is trained in a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Angela believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ method to therapy. Approaches are always adapted to meet the specific needs of the client.

Clinical experience and background

Angela completed her undergraduate degree with honours at the University of Western Australia, before completing a Graduate Diploma of Education (specialising in School Psychology) at the same university. She has worked in a community based, not-for-profit organisation, specialising in depression and anxiety. Angela has also worked with young people in regional, remote and metro schools and has found the issues that adolescents face to be similar, despite geographical location – leading to an extensive understanding of the difficulties and challenges associated with this period of life.

Kathy Kirwan

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Kathy Kirwan

Psychologist

Kathy Kirwan is a Counselling Psychologist who is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Counselling Psychologists.  She is also a member of the Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP). She is experienced in working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples.

Kathy starts her work from a stance that the client is the expert in their life and the counselling provides a space for that knowledge to combine with her experience and expertise as we work towards the client’s goals in a safe emotional space. 

Kathy has completed training in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples, Gottman’s Therapy (for couples), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (for anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and others.

Clinical experience and background

Kathy graduated from Curtin University in the Master of Psychology (Counselling) program.  Kathy’s early work in counselling was focused on relationship difficulties, sexuality and sexual health issues.  She has extensive experience working in Employee Assistance Programs providing counselling for workplace and personal issues that included anxiety, depression and stress, work/life balance, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, sexuality and sexual health issues.  She has worked as a senior manager which can be invaluable for understanding workplace complexities.  Her more recent experience has involved working in Private Practice.

Amanda Maynard

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Amanda Maynard

Psychologist

Amanda is a registered Counselling Psychologist with AHPRA. She is experienced in working with adolescents and adults facing challenges with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions such as first-time motherhood/parenthood. 

Amanda focuses on creating a safe space where the client feels able to explore and make sense of their internal world and with new understanding create change in their life. She views therapeutic work as a partnership with the client, each working together to facilitate the client realising their goals.

Amanda has been trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Mode Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT); Existential Therapy; Brain Based Therapy and Relaxation and Mindfulness practices.

Clinical Experience and Background

Amanda obtained her Masters of Psychology (Counselling) through Curtin University of Technology.  Amanda has worked in private practice for a number of years and prior that worked in community organisations for over ten years.

Over the course of her working history Amanda written and co-facilitated group programs for young people navigating their way through grief and loss, and for young people and their primary carers experiencing attachment disruption. She has provided therapy to individuals and couples primarily coming from an attachment framework.  Amanda has worked with a diverse client population in a variety of settings and recognises how unique each client is, her priority is getting to know the client, meeting them where they are at and drawing on models that are an appropriate therapeutic fit for each client.