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Works with adults, adolescents, groups and workplaces.


Utilises an evidence based approach. Has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), Interpersonal Therapy(IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Recent Training

Cognitive Processing Therapy
Currently undertaking a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society.

Areas of interest

  • Defence
  • Forensic
  • Mental illness
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Post natal depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Psychometric assessment and report writing.
  • Supervision of Intern Psychologists.

Mrs Gayle Roe has a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Forensic Psychology, Master of Public Health (Health Promotion), Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and a Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychotherapy.  Mrs Gayle Roe is a clinical psychologist, with over 20 years’ experience, whom has specialisations in the treatment methods of trauma and addictions.  As an Aboriginal woman from the Wangan and Jagalingou mob, Mrs Roe started the first seven years of her career supporting her community in managing their trauma within correctional facilities.  Following this introduction to mental health services, she spent 14 years working within the Department of Defence, and with the Townsville Veteran community. Her roles included that of a trauma clinician, mental health promotions officer, and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATODs) officer.  She also works at James Cook University as a sessional lecturer and subject coordinator. Mrs Roe uses a Therapy Dog (Naevia) in her daily practice.

Areas of interest

  • Trauma/PTSD – adults and children
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric surgery counselling
  • Forensic
  • Addiction
  • Couples
  • Parenting

Psychologist Suellen Donnelly provides a holistic approach to well-being, integrating mindfulness practices with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), PTSD therapy and the general promotion of Positive Psychology.  

Suellen’s clinical practice is with adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of emotional or mental distress.  Suellen has assisted many adults manage their emotional challenges during her 18 years of private Psychology practice in Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Cardwell, Ingham, Lismore and now in Townsville.  “I love helping people make the most of their lives.”  

Chelsea is a provisional psychologist who received her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from James Cook University in 2019. Chelsea has experience working with children in both government and non-government positions.  She enjoys working with the individual and their family to make therapy a meaningful yet enjoyable experience.  Some of Chelsea’s interests include peadiatrics, mental health promotion and working with NDIS clients. Chelsea acknowledges and values the need to engage in continual professional development activities to ensure optimal and evidence-based service delivery for her clients. 

Recent Professional Training 

Community Response to Suicide Prevention (CORES) 

Accredited in Youth Mental Health First Aid 

Ashlee is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the non-government organisation industry. She completed a Diploma of Counselling in 2013 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Cook University in 2014. Ashlee has since worked in Drug and Alcohol as a counsellor and support worker, as well as youth mental health recovery as a Mental Health Practitioner. Ashlee has been working as a Psychologist in a private practice setting since 2017, applying her intervention and assessment skills. Ashlee is an evidence-based clinician skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma therapy, Child Development and AOD. Ashlee also has extensive experience working with NDIS clients of all ages.

Professional Training

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
CORES Suicide Intervention
Working with Young People and Cannabis
Suicide Risk: Assessment and Management Workshop
Key Word Sign Basic Workshop
Trauma-Focussed Therapy for Adults

Writing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (WPBSP)

Areas of interest include;

  • Psychometric and Psychoeducational assessments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour Management
  • Substance misuse
  • Depression and Anxiety

Works with adults and groups.


Alix utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psycho-education, arousal reduction techniques, Trauma Therapy including exposure and EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Mindfulness strategies.

Recent Training

NDIS PBSP training 

DVA Suicide prevention

The APS Psychology of Weight Management training 

EMDR training

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Previous Experience

Alix has been working in private practice for ten years. Previous experience includes working as a Psychologist in Social Services and community health settings as well as facilitation of groups.

Areas Of Interest

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Bariatric surgery counselling
  • Self esteem
  • Memory Clinic

Works with adults, adolescents and children, individually and in groups.

Therapeutic Approach

Casey utilises a number of evidence based therapeutic interventions with clients, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, motivational interviewing, stress management and social skills training.

Recent Training

ADOS- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD – Prof Tony Attwood
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Dr Marsha Linehan
Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Dr Russ Harris
Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Paul Rushton

Previous experience

Casey has previous experience working as a senior psychologist in a correctional facility, where she supervised the risk management and mental health of prisoners and delivered rehabilitation programs. She also previously worked as a sexual assault counsellor for a non-government organisation supporting women and children.

Areas of interest include;

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Offending behaviour
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Behaviour management
  • Parenting support.

Works with adults, adolescents, children and families and couples..


Jessica utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychosocial skills training; Trauma Therapy including In Vivo Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based Approach

Recent training

Treating PTSD with Dr. Leah Giarratano
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Skills for Psychological Recovery – Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Jessica utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychosocial skills training;
  • Trauma Therapy including In Vivo Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based Approach

Ciara grew up in Townsville after emigrating to Australia in 2004 from the UK. She graduated from James Cook University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and is currently registered with Speech Pathology Australia. Ciara enjoys working with clients across the lifespan to help them to meet personal and academic goals while improving quality of life and maximising independence. Professional development is something that Ciara strongly values to ensure optimal and evidence based service delivery for her clients.

Professional Experience- 

Ciara completed several clinical placements through JCU managing communication difficulties in an academic setting for indigenous and non-indigenous children with backgrounds of trauma, ASD and learning difficulties. She also managed an adult caseload where she provided acute management of communication and swallowing disorders to adults with head and neck cancers, neurological and respiratory conditions. Ciara particularly enjoyed her experience assisting people who are transitioning genders find their new voice.

Clinical Interests- 

Adults/ adolescents-

  • Transgender voice therapy.
  • Management of swallowing disorders.
  • Rehabilitation of communication skills.


  • Management of paediatric feeding and swallowing concerns.
  • Management of stuttering.
  • Developing social skills.
  • Management of speech sound disorders.
  • Management of language difficulties/ disorders.

Kayla is an experienced Provisional Psychologist who has worked in government and non‑government settings, including in the North West and Cape regions.  Kayla received her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from CQUniversity in 2017.  Kayla has experience working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Maori and South Africa.  Kayla has provided individual, family and couples therapy to adults, adolescents and children, applying a trauma-informed and recovery-oriented approach. 

Therapeutic Approach

Kayla has skills in several evidence-based interventions and adopts a holistic approach to her clients’ needs.  Kayla’s therapeutic style includes working within the social, occupational and family settings of her clients and applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Mindfulness, Expressive and Narrative therapies to assist returning to healthy and adaptive daily living. 

Recent Training

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings – Dr Fiona Zandt and Dr Suzanne Barrett

Multi-generational family therapy and risk of harm for teenagers – Maurizio Andolfi

Motivational Interviewing – Engaging Fathers in Family Violence Intervention – Ken McMaster

Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1

Tuning into Teens and Tuning into Kids – emotionally intelligent parenting

Strong Not Tough: Resilience

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Medical University of South Carolina

Cognitive Processing Therapy – Medical University of South Carolina

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Areas of Interest

Attachment and Family Systems

Complex Trauma

Play and Expressive Therapies

Rebecca is an experienced Provisional Psychologist who received her Bachelor of Psychology from James Cook University in 2015. Rebecca has experience working in both government and not-for-profit community organisations. Rebecca has experience working with Indigenous clients, forensic settings, substance abuse, and group therapy. Rebecca also has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families, who have experienced complex trauma and may be at risk of harm.

Rebecca utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include: Expressive and non directive therapeutic modalities, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based Approach, Psycho-education, Theraplay, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
     Level One Theraplay and Marschak Interaction Method – The Theraplay Institute
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy with Dr Russ Harris
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Medical University of South Carolina 
  • ‘The developing brain – the first 1000 days’ & ‘The teenage brain’ with Nathan Wallis
  • Working with Children after Complex Trauma 
  • Rethinking challenging behaviour with Dr Stuart Ablon
  • Working with separated families – Banu Moloney 
  • Foundation PEDS – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute 
  • CORES Suicide Prevention 
  • LTBSWE Protective Behaviours 
  • Neurosequential Brain Development 
  • Complex Trauma 
  • Attachment 
  • Theraplay 
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Parenting and other dyadic relationships 
  • Social skill development, self-esteem and mindfulness 
  • Arousal reduction and emotional regulation 
  • Cultural competency 
  • Protective Behaviours 

Samantha graduated from James Cook University at the end of 2019 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours). and completed a number of placements during her university time which included; rural school based paediatrics, oncology, lymphoedema and community neurological conditions. Samantha has a keen interest in working with paediatrics across a range of settings and adults with neurological and mental health conditions.  She really enjoys being able to get to know her clients and making therapy meaningful in order to achiever their goals. 

Leah received her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from James Cook University in 2019. As part of her degree Leah completed several paediatric and adult placements including working with children and their families who have experienced complex trauma, and a rural community-based clinic for adults with neurological conditions. Leah has also had experience within the criminal justice system and is passionate about addressing literacy and language delays/disorders in a forensic setting, as well as in the paediatric population and disadvantaged youth.


  • Weight reduction
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol lowering
  • High blood pressure
  • Food sensitivities
  • Healthy lifestyles and sports nutrition.