Dr Anthony Yeuong
B. App Sc (Chiro), B. App Sc (Clin Sc), Cert (Acup) Grad Dip (Clin Nutrition), Cert (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis) Cert (Inj Nutrients), Dip (Life/Psychotherapy)
Dr Anthony Yeuong has been passionately inspiring and caring for his clients to reach their highest levels of health, happiness and well being for over 19 years. His whole person integrative approach to health management and strong application of mind and body wellness medicine means he is rapidly becoming the first choice of care amongst his clients. He has extensive knowledge and experience in general and functional pathology as well as food allergies, intolerances and gut diagnostic testing. He has also completed his certificates in Food Allergy training and Allergy & Anaphylaxis training with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). This enables him to accurately diagnose complex conditions and therefore design an effective plan of management. He has a strong understanding and knowledge of both western and eastern methods of healthcare and uses food as medicine in his approach.
Dr Anthony Yeuong’s area of passion and interest lies in creating new pathways (form or rewiring and neuro-plasticity) to improve communication between the digestive system, the immune and nervous system. Through the rewiring and correct integration of various pathways between the body and mind, may improve stress reactions, nervousness and anxiety, as well as physiological symptoms such as tiredness, sleeplessness, weight gain and pain. He is currently completing his Neuroscience certification course for clinical practice.
His focus lately is researching molecules called neuropeptides and its effect on the body when exposed to stress creating a heightened state of chronic alarm called sympathetic dominance. His research is leading to the introduction of cold laser therapy to assist in resetting the vagus nerve. Dr Anthony Yeuong is currently working on writing his book titled ‘The Stressed Body & The Foggy Mind.’ This book focuses on how to re wire the connections between the body and mind and mind to body as a bilateral simultaneous pathway.
Dr Anthony Yeuong enjoys travelling and being exposed to different cultures and learning their methods of living and healthcare. He enjoys bikram yoga, RPM classes, meditation and spends many hours investing in different areas of personal development, learning and happiness. He enjoys keeping extremely active from daily gym sessions, running half marathons and more recently, completing the ‘Ride Along the Bay’ challenge. Anthony is also a member of Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), MINDD Foundation, Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Toni Gunn – Counsellor & Coach
Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)
Toni is passionate about helping others and believes that every day is an opportunity to put steps into place to be the best version of yourself and to start living the way you want to. She thrives on being able to support, encourage and empower people at different stages of life.
Toni has always been interested in the complexities of human behaviour. Having spent her working life in the health and wellness industry, she knows how important mental health and mindset are and their impact on all areas of our lives.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling (Coaching), she has a great understanding of the many powerful tools available to support people through challenges in life and work – to achieve the outcomes they desire.
Toni works with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues and draws upon a range of evidence-based psychological treatments to ensure a tailored approach for each person’s therapeutic or coaching goals.
For an appointment, you can make contact via;
Mobile – 0437 162 760
Email – email@example.com
Website – www.tonigunn.com.au
Dr. Pauline Pahtsivanidis
M.B.,B.S. Monash University
Integrative Medicine- Swinburne University
Nutritional Medicine- Swinburne University
Member A4M – Anti-ageing, metabolic and functional medicine
Dr. Pahtsivanidis’s special interests include male and female hormone disorders, and aesthetic anti ageing medicine.
Dr Vanessa McKay
Psychologist BSc(Hons), D.Psych (Clinical Health), MAPS
Vanessa has extensive experience as a consultant to public and private organisations for over 15 years and also operates her own private practice here at Beingwell Healthcare. She specialises in health promotion, positive psychology and resilience building, encouraging early intervention approaches to good health. Her training and approach incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness skills and interventions drawn from positive psychology research.
Ciara has worked and studied for a number of years in the health industry and does her best to live by example with a healthy and active lifestyle. Acai bowls and Pilates are amongst her favourites things.
She believes everyone deserves to feel their best, and loves seeing people learn, grow and prosper on their wellness journey.
Paris is a dermal/cosmetic therapist trained in skin sciences by the Cosmetic Institute of Australia and individually trained for all medical treatments and is passionate about anti ageing, cellulite + stubborn fat pockets. After resolving her own acne, acne scarring and severe pigmentation she is invested in assisting others to achieve the same results and looking their absolute best inside out via meticulous research studies, medical collaborations and state of the art sciences and machinery.
Cindy has been a receptionist in the chiropractic industry for many years. She is very passionate about the positive effects wholistic treatments have on the mind and body, and loves seeing patients benefit and heal naturally.
Cindy is married, with two grown up sons and loves being around family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, and long walks with her husband and German Shepherd, Samson.
Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine)
Daniel uses Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for a range of disorders. He has successfully treated a variety of complaints ranging from fertility issues (men and women), emotional disorders, digestive issues, sports injuries, RSI and trauma through to the common cold and flu.
He incorporates modern research and science to enhance a traditional based treatment – bringing this ancient art into the modern healing world.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine) and has done further study in fertility and IVF support. In 2017 he completed an internship in De Zhou, China where he worked with general and paediatric practitioners.
MPsych, PostGradDip (Psych), BSSc (Psych), MAPS, ANZICA, FSA
Dianna is an experienced Counselling Psychologist, Couple and Fertility Counsellor who passionately believes we are all unique and trying to live the best version of ourselves.
She provides a person-centred, humanistic and holistic approach to therapy, with her clients as the experts in their lives. She sees her role as facilitating and collaborating with her clients self exploration and self discovery through developing a deeper connection with the self and others, recognising and improving their inner strengths, abilities, core values and beliefs, as well as health and well-being. She guides each client through the counselling process to address their particular concerns in a safe and supportive environment, using well-researched strategies.
She has completed training in Counselling Psychology, Positive Psychology, Couple Counselling, Fertility Counselling, Family Therapy and Suicide Prevention. She is a registered Counselling Psychologist with APHRA and the APS. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families and small groups and provides Executive Coaching, Mediation and Employee Assistance (EAP) in corporate settings. She has created and runs small group therapy sessions, such as:
- Me&IVF Support Group – a forum for single women to come together to support each other and gain strength and develop their resilience in relation to IVF Treatment.
- Best Version of You (BVoY) – a forum to self explore and discover who you were always meant to be.
- Surviving in an Overstimulated World – a forum to assist in navigating the self in an overstimulated environment where it can be difficult to function.
She provides a range of therapies, strategies and interventions dependent on your needs. Please review her website diannaleedaniels.com.au for an overview of the therapies, strategies and interventions she provides.
She accepts referrals from GP’s under the Better Health Access to mental health care, Medicare and Veteran Affairs.
Appointments are available from 9.30-4.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, and 4.30 – 8.00pm on Wednesday evenings.
Make an appointment via her
Mobile: 0435 938676
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Registered member of Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia
Maddie is a dynamic and empathetic Clinical Naturopath who prides herself on creating a nurturing and safe environment to assist her clients in becoming the best versions of themselves.
To Maddie, the term ‘health’ means so much more than just our physical health. Health also encompasses our mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. As we are all unique, by treating each person as a whole, and not just as a list of symptoms, no two clients receive the same treatment.
In using a combination of dietary modifications, nutritional medicine, lifestyle modifications, herbal medicine and clinical testing, Maddie has a passion for treating a wide range of health conditions. Some special interests include, but are in no way limited to, digestive complaints, autoimmune diseases and skin conditions. Other health issues Maddie assists with are reproductive and hormonal health, sleep disturbances, stress and fatigue, and general wellbeing.
Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology, Bachelor Psychology (Honours)
Member of Australian Psychological Society
Kylie is a registered psychologist with a Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology, who is experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. Kylie is passionate about helping individuals reach their potential by knowing themselves better and taking active steps to better health.
Kylie works with a wide range of client issues including anxiety, depression, hopelessness and loneliness, disordered eating, complex childhood, stress, family and relational issues, behavioural and learning issues.
Kylie is trained in assessment and diagnosis of neuro-developmental difficulties such as Specific Learning Disorders (in reading, writing and mathematics) and ADHD. ‘I am passionate about helping children and adults understand their difficulties better, in order that they can have the same learning and performance opportunities as their peers’.
Kylie welcomes culturally and sexually diverse clients and believes that clients are the experts in their own lives. She uses integrated therapeutic frameworks with clients such as Person-centred therapy, Cognitive Behaviour therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, solution focused therapy and Gestalt therapy.
Kylie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is described as being friendly, good humoured, caring, accepting and generous of spirit.
Dr Gemma Sharp
BSc(Hons), Dip Lang, MSc, Grad Dip Psyc Sci, BBSc(Hons), PhD(Clin Psyc), MAPS
Gemma is a registered psychologist whose therapeutic approach is warm, empathetic and non-judgemental. She is committed to helping her clients gain an in-depth understanding of their challenges and develop new skills so they can lead fulfilling lives. Gemma has had a diverse career path where she has lived and worked in multiple countries. She embraces the social and cultural diversity of Melbourne.
In addition to her clinical practice, Gemma is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Her research focuses on the development of innovative treatments for body image concerns. Prior to training as a psychologist, Gemma worked as a biomedical scientist and her strong research background informs and enhances her psychological practice.
Gemma works with adults of all ages experiencing a range of psychological issues including eating disorders, body image issues, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
She utilises a range of evidence-based therapies, tailored to suit the goals of each of her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interview (MI) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) principles.
To get in contact please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teagan recently joined our team, having relocated from North Queensland. She is currently studying a Masters of Teaching and Learning to become a primary school teacher. With a friendly face to welcome you to Beingwell Healthcare, Teagan is happy to answer any of your enquiries.
Dr. Winsome Hum
Psychological Medicine Consultant
Psychotherapist | Clinical Hypnotherapist | EFT practitioner
MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRANZCP, Dip Clin Hyp, Adv Cert CBT, NLP Prac
Dr Winsome Hum is an experienced medical doctor with specialist qualifications in Psychological Medicine. She holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and is a nationally accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner.
Dr Hum is passionate about the holistic care of clients with emotional and mental health issues to restore whole person wellbeing and balance, collaborating with integrative healthcare practitioners, GP’s, medical specialists and other mental health care providers to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr Hum integrates conventional and complementary evidence-based therapies with a special interest in Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT and EFT, addressing clients’ physical conditions, lifestyle, sleep patterns, exercise, nutrition, habits, relationships and the impact of stress on mental wellbeing.
She is committed to creating a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space where her clients can tap into their own natural problem-solving abilities and mind-body healing to overcome challenges and create positive changes.
Dr Hum is a strong proponent of preventative and integrative mental healthcare, guiding her clients to optimise mind-body-spirit connection by re-establishing equilibrium internally and with their environment. Her approach is person-centred and multi-faceted with treatments and recommendations tailored to the specific needs of her clients.
Background: Dr Winsome Hum is an Australian trained medical doctor with a wealth of experience including a background in general medicine and general practice prior to specialising in psychological medicine, in particular mental health issues in the medically unwell and perinatal period. She has worked extensively in both the public and private health sectors, and holds a longstanding and current senior staff specialist position at Monash Health.
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
- ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy)
- Solution focused
- Psychopharmacology (if applicable)
Areas of interests include:
- stress management
- anxiety (including panic attacks, fears and phobias, social anxiety, pre-operative, health-related anxiety)
- perinatal emotional and mental health issues (pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal)
- depression, grief, loss, adjustment difficulties and life stage transitions
- weight loss and management (Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy)
- psychological issues related to chronic medical conditions
- confidence, self-esteem and motivation
- exam stress and academic performance
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- sleep issues
Age of clients and Referral process: Individual Adults from age 18 and over Medicare and health insurance rebates may apply with a doctor’s referral. No Bulk Billing. Referrals are screened by Dr Winsome Hum to ensure appropriate services can be provided.
Memberships: AMA (Australian Medical Association), ASCH (Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists), IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists)
Certified Integrative Nutritional Health & Wellness Coach.
Allie has an interest in women’s health and wellbeing with a major focus in nutrition, mind-body wellness and positive psychology.
Trained in over 100 dietary theories and lifestyle coaching techniques, to help you discover what will bring you optimal health and wellbeing and what might be holding you back.
Her mission is to empower women to discover their healthiest and happiest life yet. She is a strong advocate of bio individuality, and therefore will work personally with you to tailor lifestyle and health programs that work for you as an individual patient.
Master of Counselling- Human Services, Swinburne University
Master of Couples Counselling, Swinburne University
Angela is a senior Yoga teacher at Prahran Yoga with over 23 years of teaching experience. She is also a Dharma teacher in the Buddhist tradition of Insight Meditation. She teaches with the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group.
Angela McGee is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who works with both individuals and couples.
She has a particular interest and extensive experience in working in the areas of anxiety management, depression, relationship difficulties, family issues, life stage transitions and grief and loss.
Angela is experienced at working with couples in therapy and also facilitates group work with couples to strengthen their relationships skills.
Angela is committed to professional development and supporting her clients to work through personal and/or relationship difficulties. Her aim is to assist you in a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
Treatment is tailored to the individual, presenting problem and the client’s readiness or capability for change. Angela is recognised for providing an in-depth therapy and her approach is founded on empathy, respect and validation. She offers a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, family inclusive therapy and adheres to stringent ethical guidelines to ensure safe practice.
Christine Clais (aka The French Facialist) is a French-born skin expert renown for her healing facial treatments and transformative skincare advice.
Christine believes that we all have the power to improve our skin by treating it as an integral part of our body, its own ecosystem.
To find out more about The French Facialist, visit www.thefrenchfacialist.com
BA., Postgrad Dip Psych., M Psych (Couns)
Gillian Needleman is a clinical psychologist with 20 years’ experience in public mental health and 15 years’ experience in private practice. She has worked across both private and public sector mental health services in a variety of senior roles. Gillian has worked extensively in areas of depression, anxiety, panic, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, addiction (drug, alcohol and gambling), eating disorders, sexual and relationship counselling, women’s health and menopause, and with personal crisis involving suicidal/self-harm behaviours. She regularly attends professional development to maintain knowledge in current research and therapeutic interventions to ensure clients receive the best in quality care. She utilises a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and narrative therapies to create an individualised service to assist people to move towards the changes they wish to make in their lives. Generous Medicare rebates are available for up to 12 sessions per year. She is also a member of APS Clinical College.
MBA MAPS COP
Mary is an experienced psychologist providing counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching for individuals, couples and groups. She aims to create a supportive space for clients to build their inner resources help them to move their life forward in a positive direction.
Clients face a range of challenges and emotional pain from anxiety, depression, grief, stress, loss of focus, emotional confusion, lack of confidence, life and workplace stress and relationship issues. Using a range of therapeutic techniques and interventions including meditation and mindfulness, clients are empowered to find the solutions they need to achieve their potential and to have a rich and meaningful life. Consultations by appointment – daytime, evening and early morning sessions are available Medicare rebates and health insurance rebates may apply. She is also a member of Australian Psychological Society.
Bachelor Health Science (Myo)
Meg graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies with a degree in Myotherapy. As well as working with various sporting clubs around Melbourne, she has worked in a clinical environment treating musculoskeletal pain involving the neck, shoulders and lower back. Meg treats with a wide range of techniques including: soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling, myofascial cupping, joint mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises. She is also a member of MA (Myotherapy Association Australia).
Dr. Natasha Doulgendis
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Dr Natasha Doulgeridis MAPS is a registered clinical psychologist and is a full member of the clinical college of the Australian Psychological Society. Natasha has completed her Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Natasha has been working in private practice since 2004, providing clinical services to individuals needing assistance and support for a wide range of psychological disorders. From 2003- 2010 Natasha was the program manager of the Drug and Alcohol Program at St John of God Pinelodge Clinic, a large and reputable psychiatric facility in Melbourne. Natasha has had formal training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of DSM psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, personality, sleeping and substance-related disorders. She has further developed and conducted psycho education groups on a range of topics including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, anger, sleep, self-esteem, communication, and dual diagnosis.
Dr. Brownwyn McNamara
Dr Bronwyn Mcnamara is an experienced chiropractor who has been providing effective chiropractic care for the past 25 years to people from all ‘walks of life’ and of all ages – from new-born infants to the elderly. Warm-hearted, caring and non-judgemental she understands the effects that pain and health challenges can have on a person’s everyday life, work and relationships.
Bronwyn will provide you with high-quality chiropractic care tailored to your unique needs. Having completed hundreds of hours of continuing education seminars and conferences all over the world Bronwyn has the knowledge and skills to help you to improve how you feel and to achieve and maintain improved health and wellbeing.
Bronwyn has been highly involved in her profession in Australia and overseas. She was awarded the ‘chiropractor’s association of Australia national chiropractor of the year 2010’, ‘chiropractor’s association of Australia national presidential certificate of appreciation 2010’ and ‘Chiropractor of the year for Queensland for exemplary service (2010)’.
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
B. App. Sc. (Chinese Medicine)
B. App. Sc. (Human Biology)
Ajna Terlecki completed a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology in 2012.This involved five years of study at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, which concluded with a five month internship at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. She completed her training at the Jiangsu Provincial Chinese Medicine Hospital with experience in various departments including dermatology, gynaecology, internal medicine rheumatology, acupuncture and tuina.
Her past experience has focused on women’s health, pain management and optimisation of internal health. She has previously worked within specialist clinics ranging from a sports injury, family health chiropractic, acupuncture for internal health optimisation and a leading Chinese Medical Women’s Health Clinic.
Ajna uses a variety of treatment methods to encourage the mind, body and spirit to heal and come back into good health. Her main techniques include acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, tuina (Chinese massage) and lifestyle management. There are times when certain health pictures call for a different approach. When this is the case she will also incorporate treatment techniques such as emotional release therapy, integrative neurology, flower essence remedies, essential oil therapy and energy alignment.
When you come in for your first consultation you can expect a comprehensive analysis of your signs and symptoms and a clear indication of what it will take to get your health back on track.
Ajna is dedicated to the delivery of effective, safe and comfortable treatment methods. While taking great care with all of her clients she does not compromise on providing a high level of service in every consultation. It is also of high importance to her that her clients feel heard and cared for.
BA, Grad.Dip.Soc.Sc. (Psychology), Postgrad.Dip (Psychology), Assoc.MAPSC.C.C.P)
Michael views clients as ‘stuck’ rather than ‘broken’, and works collaboratively with you to help you live a richer, fuller, and more meaningful life. This is achieved in part by teaching you new skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively so that they have less impact and influence. He has extensive experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, anger, and adjustment issues. Given his knowledge in Positive Psychology Michael also addresses your positive resources such as positive emotions, character strengths and meaning.
Michael is of the belief that mental health is more than merely the absence of mental illness, much like physical health is more than the absence of disease. As such, he will help you develop the skills to proactively stay on top of your mental health and to build resilience.
Michael also provides coaching for personal or professional development.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian, B.Nut.Diet (Honours)
Erin Laing is an experienced dietitian with a passion for nutrition and the ability of nutrition therapy to assist with the management of illness and improve quality of life. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in hospitals for over 10 years, with experience in the nutritional assessment and management of various medical conditions and rehabilitation.
Erin is currently working part-time as a senior dietitian at a specialist cancer hospital and is completing her PhD on the nutritional management of neuroendocrine tumours, a topic of particular interest to her. She is regularly involved in teaching and research and has assisted in writing information booklets for people living with pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumours. She has specialist knowledge in the nutritional management of cancer (during all stages of diagnosis and treatment), and gut disorders, including food intolerances.
Erin is an accredited practising dietitian and member of the Dietitians Association of Australia, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. She is available to provide advice and consultation on nutrition therapy for cancer, gut disorders and other chronic disease or illness.
When not working Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and keeping active with her two dogs.
B.Sc., Dip.Ed.Psych., MPsych
Priscilla Mulhern is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, young people and adults, across a range of psychological issues. She has training at a Masters level in both developmental and clinical psychology, and has extensive experience working in both the public system and private practice. Priscilla’s experience includes depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma and abuse, grief and loss.
Priscilla works collaboratively with clients to ensure that individual’s unique needs are met. She focuses upon assisting individuals to make the choices, and develop the skills, which will lead to positive change in their lives. She is associated with Specialist Registration (Clinical) Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher
Doctor of Chiropractic (USA) B. H Sc (Canada), Certified Clinical Chiropractic Paediatrics (C.C.C.P)
Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher is committed to serving all people with low force chiropractic care throughout their lifetime. She has a special interest in pregnant women and children. Dr. Gallagher is committed to educating each person about the benefits of chiropractic care and helping them to achieve optimal health throughout their life. Dr. Carrie Ann Gallagher has attended many seminars in Canada, the United States and Australia. She is a natural born communicator and educator and is available for community seminars and workshops.
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Carrie Ann enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two young children and her husband. It’s no surprise that, as a chiropractor, she takes an all-natural approach to parenting. Healthy eating and exercising regularly allow Dr. Gallagher to maintain balance in her life. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA), the World Chiropractic Association (WCA) and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
Clinical Psychologist M.Psych Assoc. MAPS
Candice Fieg is a warm, compassionate, and experienced clinical psychologist who has had a wide range of experience in both hospital and community settings, providing quality therapy in both individual and group settings. She is passionate about empowering her clients to identify and overcome the barriers in their lives to effect positive change, build meaning, and improve quality of living.
Candice specialises in delivering high quality evidence-based therapy using a range of modalities and approaches including:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
Trauma informed therapies, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Self – Compassion & Strengths-based approaches
She has been strongly involved in the development of a new mental health service at one of Melbourne’s largest hospitals, and continues to develop and implement innovative and effective therapy programs for the community She believes in the importance of research informing clinical care, and therefore is involved in researching effectiveness of therapy programs.
Candice has had experience working effectively with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to:
Anxiety – Including panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, and generalised anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Stress and life adjustment issues
Trauma and PTSD
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Grief and Loss
Candice understands the importance of finding the “right fit” for your therapist. Your first conversation will be an opportunity for you both to get to know each other, for Candice to get to know your needs and assess how she might be able to help you achieve the best possible outcomes in therapy.
Diploma of Remedial Massage & Dry Needling
Sierra is a fully qualified remedial massage therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a mamer of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists. She enjoys working with clients that have complex health issues, whether that be chronic illness, rehabilitation of sporting injuries, or postural correction. While she was trained to be a remedial massage therapist, she has a clinical focus and an understanding of functional anatomy and pathology relevant to muscular skeletal conditions. She negotiates treatment plans with clear goals.
B.H.Sc (Naturopathy), MNHAA, BYCA Life Coach
Bianca is a Naturopath & Certified Life Coach, and has been in clinical practice for 6 years.
Bianca is a strong advocate for herbal medicine in treatments, as well as nutritional medicine, diet therapy, food as medicine, and a strong mindset + lifestyle focus. She empowers her clients to take control of their health, activate their own healing & smash their health goals by supporting their mind as well as the physical body.
Over the past few years, Bianca has created online and clinic programs, to help busy people regain control and improve their physical and emotional health, with strong focus on diet therapy.
She is no-fuss and straight talking , but personable, and will make you feel like you are talking to a friend who will support you through your journey towards total balance and wellness.
Dr. Robyn Graley
B.Bus., B.App.Sci. (Chiro)
Dr Graley comes from a dynasty of Chiropractors. Her brothers and cousin are in the field, and her father (the late Dr D. J. Graley D.C.) introduced Chiropractic into N-W Victoria in the 1960s. She is married with three children, two of them young adults and one a teenager at school.
Dr Robyn believes that childhood sets the foundation for lifelong health. Thus she is attentive to the correction of postural problems in school-age children, for those problems can lead to more serious concerns such as curvature of the spine in adolescence. With 18 years in the field, Dr Robyn brings to her patients a wealth of experience and knowledge in holistic/ gentle/ safe Chiropractic care. She offers S.O.T., N.S.T. and the latest dry-needling techniques. She is also a member of COCOA Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australia.
B.S.Sc, M.Psych, M.A.P.S. (College Ed. & Dev. Psych)
Sara Dobson is a fully registered psychologist. She has completed both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in psychology and is a member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society). Sara has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults across a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, phobias, depression, self-esteem, stress management, learning and behavioural difficulties. Sara has a special interest in eating disorders. She has worked both in the United Kingdom and locally in Melbourne with individuals, groups and families in the management of eating disorder symptoms, and has developed and managed specialist eating disorder day programs.
Sara offers a range of therapeutic interventions that are holistic, sensitive and designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. With her focus on wellness and personal empowerment, Sara strives to create a collaborative client-therapist relationship that assists individuals to gain a deeper understanding of their concerns and learn strategies that will enable them to make beneficial life changes leading towards positive growth. She is a member of Australian Psychological Society.
B. Sc, Master (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Sarah Smith offers unique specialised knowledge in women’s and children’s nutrition. Her specialised knowledge includes eating disorders, weight control, gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and intolerances, including FODMAPs. Additionally in children Sarah specialises in growth and developmental concerns. She has worked for 8 years at a major children’s hospital, completed post graduate studies in paediatric nutrition, research into children’s vitamin levels and been involved in the establishment of a recognised eating disorder program.
Sarah enjoys helping everyone reach their full potential through nutrition, and never tires of providing freedom and energy to those who have been in discomfort or restricted by their food issues. She is a member of Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).
BA,BSW, Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy, Graduate Cert in Couples Therapy
Toula is an individual, family and relationship therapist with over 18 years experience working with children, adolescence, adults and families with a range of psychological issues. She has trained as a relationship and family therapist and has extensive experience working in public mental health system and private practise. Toula’s experience includes anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, parenting, relationship and family issues. She also has a special interests in eating disorders. She has worked locally in the management of eating disorders delivering specialist family based programs. Toula also facilitates the Tuning Into Kids and Teens parenting programs regularly. She’s also passionate about EMDR in trauma based work.
Toula remains committed toward providing therapeutic interventions which are evidence based and designed to meet the unique needs of individuals and families. Toula strives to work collaboratively with individuals and families and remains passionate about empowering people to make enriching and meaningful changes in their lives. She is associated with Australian Association of Social Workers – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Australian Association of Family Therapist.
Diploma of Remedial Massage & Dry Needling
From working hands-on with athletes or with people in pain, she began to realise how important an understanding of movement patterns was to successfully getting to the root cause of musculoskeletal issues and increasing performance and reduce pain. Akiko is a 2010 Graduate of the Massage School of Queensland. She has spent her entire career practicing sports, medical and deep tissue massage. Her work is intense, site specific and thorough.
She strongly believes in preventing the loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness-oriented regimes to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. She is a firm advocate of total body wellness and conditioning and seeks to help patients achieve their health goals each day. She is also proficient in shiatsu, trigger point, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. Akiko is a member of AAMT (Australian Association of Massage Therapist).
Dr. Annette Raber
Dr. Annette Raber
BA/LLB, GradDipPsyc, BSc(Hons), DPsyc(Clin), MAPS
Annette is a registered clinical psychologist who has completed a doctoral degree. She has been trained in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological disorders, with particular experience and expertise helping people with anxiety, depression, alcohol/substance use problems, relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and life adjustment/transition issues. She works with adults of all ages and offers both short term and longer term therapy.
Annette aims to help people achieve their goals and to reduce or better manage distressing thoughts and feelings. She draws on various approaches depending on her client’s needs. These approaches include cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, schema therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Annette also uses psychodynamic psychotherapy to work with clients who have longstanding symptoms, and/or who wish to deepen their understanding of themselves. Her clients would describe her as warm, friendly, attentive and caring. Annette is associated with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Australian Psychological Society.
Julia is our practice manager and has as strong interest in management and administration. Moving from the education sector towards the wellness and health sector, Julia is passionate about committing her energy to contributing to society on a more meaningful level. Being a mother, she understands the benefits of balancing work, health and parenthood. Julia enjoys learning more about children’s development and psychology as well as discovering new ways of cooking low allergenic foods
Sleiman is a registered Clinical Psychologist, with expertise in performance/sports psychology, mental health treatment, and leadership and organisational development.
With a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, he uses his expertise in the clinical psychology field to assess individual developmental needs and provide the most effective solutions to clients. He draws upon his extremely diverse background in the fitness industry, nutrition, aviation, military and the executive level leadership and project management to help clients achieve their desired outcomes.
As a consultant, Sleiman has expertise in leadership and organisational development, peak performance and lifestyle coaching, and workshop facilitation, focusing on creating high performing individuals and teams. He is experienced in the design, delivery and evaluation of workshops on organisational development. Sleiman is motivated in tailoring creative options, and collaborating with you to achieve exceptional outcomes.
He is also an holistic clinician, Sleiman uses an eclectic approach of evidence-based practices, including mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Imagery. He has strong interest in post-traumatic growth, prevention and recovery of executive burnout, and advising leaders on optimising the mental health of their staff.
Sleiman is a member of the APS, and executive member of the APS Coaching Psychology Group and Clinical College. He is accredited to provide personality and cognitive assessments, and registered with Medicare as a Clinical Psychologist.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
First Class Honours
Master of Criminology (Forensic Psychology)
Member – Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
Australian and New Zealand Association for the treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)
Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
Youth Affairs Council Victoria Inc. (YACVic)
I have been a practising psychologist since 2004, having gained a broad range of experience in both the public and private sectors. I provide intervention and support to adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, perinatal counselling, work related problems, adjustment issues and socially problematic behaviour. I have a particular interest in assisting victims of crime. Additionally, I am experienced in providing assessment, intervention and support to individuals who have, or are at risk, of offending. I utilise a variety of therapeutic interventions to support clients to achieve desired results. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and supportive counselling. I am an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor and available for professional supervision.
I offer appointments on weekdays and after hours. Medicare and private health rebates may apply.
Dr Flynn Pettersson
B. Chiro. Sc, M. Chiro
Chiropractic has been a part of Flynn’s life since he was a child. His uncle and grandfather being chiropractors, Flynn benefitted from the multitude of advantages chiropractic care provides.
Flynn graduated with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in 2010, and has worked in a variety of practices throughout Australia and in Japan, where he lived for three years. He is passionate about helping people achieve their best, in any discipline, and believes regular Chiropractic care complements a healthy lifestyle no matter what your goals may be.
Flynn enjoys travel, sports and continued learning, and hopes to one day see St. Kilda finally break their premiership drought.
Dr Claire Sheeran
MBBS, Dip. Derm, FRACGP
Dr. Claire Sheeran is a medical doctor who is passionate about helping people, especially those with sensitive skin, achieve healthy, radiant skin.
Her passion stems from a long personal history of sensitive skin including severe eczema during childhood, acne and easily reactive skin through adulthood. Dr. Claire felt there was a gap between the beauty and skincare fields as the treatment plans she was provided with often only lasted as long as the medication. Furthermore, the majority of the advice on skincare and makeup was simply not suited to those with truly sensitive or reactive skin.
Frustrated by this she sought out other means of achieving healthy skin and she discovered that for herself, the only method of achieving long term healthy skin was to treat it through a holistic way and with gentle care.
Her treatment plan will include a focus on diet, skincare, topical treatments and if needed temporary oral treatments. The long-term goal is to achieve healthy skin independent of medical therapy.
Dr. Claire is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Prior to this she completed a Diploma of Dermatology through the Australian Institute of Dermatology and was also a clinical fellow at the Victorian Melanoma Service. She has worked with clinics specialising in skin cancer since 2014.
She also has a background in bridal and event makeup and most recently undertook further training with certification from the London Makeup School.
Dr. Sheeran offers skin and makeup consultations for patients with all skin concerns including acne, eczema, rosacea and sensitive skin in general. She is also available for skin cancer/mole checks.
Claire will be consulting on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 1 pm.
Dr Paul Froomes
BMedSci, MBBS, FRACP, MD
Dr Paul Froomes is a gastroenterologist board certified in colonoscopy, gastroscopy, general gastroenterology and hepatology. He studied medicine at Monash University and completed his specialist physician training with the Royal Australian College of Physicians at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. He completed a post doctorate masters degree in liver disease at the University of Melbourne and has published many scientific research papers on cirrhosis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr Froomes has subsequently undergone further specialist endoscopy training in Sydney in advanced endoscopic techniques and additional specialist oesophageal physiology training in Adelaide. His areas of interest include liver disease, fatty liver, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, reflux oesophagitis, swallowing disorders, colon cancer screening, hpylori, diverticulosis, peptic ulcer disease, Coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr Froomes consults at Beingwell Healthcare on Fridays.
My name’s Meagan and I am one of the team members here at MOM cafe! I am very passionate about health and fitness myself and it is so refreshing being surrounded by likeminded staff and customers at work everyday. I love trying new things, being outdoors and travelling. In summer I may aswell live at the beach and never want to waste a beautiful day. I am constantly wanting to better myself and learn new skills, thats why I am so excited to be apart of the team at MOM to further learn about health and nutrition and be able to pass on this knowledge to others.
Alice is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and has a background in Media & Communications. Alice is in charge of all things social media, marketing and events at Beingwell! When she’s not studying or working, Alice loves cooking, travelling and yoga!
B.Health.Sci (chiropractic) M.Clin.Chiro M.Paed.Neurodevelopment
Dr Fiona is especially passionate about Children’s and Women’s health and has furthered her education to obtain her Masters in Paediatric Neurodevelopment so she can help the children of our community to thrive. Dr Fiona Tadich is a mum of three children, and this has driven her passion for caring for the health and wellbeing of other mums and children through low force chiropractic care.
She believes that we are born to be truly amazing. But sometimes, through many of life’s stressors, our health and vitality can become compromised. Her aim is to help educate and assist you along your journey to health for life.
When Fiona is not at work she is enjoying time with her family, exploring her passion for nutrition and cooking, and photography. She looks forward to welcoming you to Beingwell Healthcare.
Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy
A dedicated practitioner and teacher of holistic medicine. Laura love’s empowering patients to understand their bodies and enjoy being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. As a Naturopathic Practitioner, she treats a broad range of chronic and acute conditions and works towards uncovering the primary causes of disease and dysfunction.
Laura is committed to helping you live a more balanced and healthier life and have a specific interest in female health, fertility, gut/digestive complaints and endocrine disorders. Naturopathic health care is highly individual meaning all care plans are specifically tailored to you and your desired health outcomes. Laura is passionate about natural health as it combines science-based medicine with the natural world and as a trained professional she uses clinical testing, herbal formulating, nutritional supplements as well as dietary and lifestyle modifications to enable you to rise towards optimal health.
Vaughne is here to welcome you with a smile at Beingwell Healthcare and brings with her a passion for holistic health alongside her front desk experience.
She is currently a final year Naturopath student and is also a Birth Doula – so hopes to combine her love of women’s wellbeing and natural therapies when she graduates at the beginning of 2019.
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Kelly holds a Bachelor of Health Science – Myotherapy from Endeavour College Melbourne. She also holds a certificate III & IV in fitness/personal training and has a special interest in women’s health and fitness. Kelly has two teenage boys that play both club and National level baseball, so has a lot of knowledge around children’s sporting injuries & pain complaints.
Having suffered osteoarthritis of the low back and knees for several years, Kelly found rehabilitative strengthening to maintain mobility and live pain-free and works to assist her clients to achieve the same results. Kelly also enjoys using dry needling, joint mobilisation techniques and hands-on techniques to get you back to doing what you love. Kelly’s special interests are the management of chronic pain, treating the biomechanical causes of pain and dysfunction, and restoring mobility for optimal health.
Kelly is a registered member of the Myotherapy Association Australia.
Ashleigh is a registered psychologist with 7 years experience. She has worked across both private and public mental health services. Ashleigh has extensive experience working with individuals who present with Depression, Anxiety, chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Anger Management, work related stress and bullying, relationship difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties.
Ashleigh takes a holistic, client centred approach, offering a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions that are designed to meet the needs of each individual. These therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy.
Ashleigh accepts referrals from GP’s (Medicare), TAC, VOCAT. Private health insurance and work cover funding is accepted.
To learn more about Ashleigh you can visit her website: