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Works with adults, adolescents, groups and workplaces.

Approach

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
Naevia is a beautiful Border Collie cross Kelpie.  She is 3 years old and with her owner, Gayle Roe, they bring joy and smiles to many children and adults they see in their psychological practice.  Naevia had difficulties with her training in the beginning but under the strong guidance of The Dogfather Dog Training Townsville she and Gayle were able to create a very good bond of trust and understanding.  Neavia and Gayle were then trained by Lead the Way Institute to pass their final exam and be a fully accredited Therapy Dog team.  Naevia’s interests are working with young people that have difficulties expressing their emotions.  Additionally, she gives the best hugs and does some amazing tricks.

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.”  

Quaya is an Occupational Therapist, and proudly part of the 2019 graduating class from James Cook University. Quaya has completed various professional clinical placements during her University course which included private practice paediatrics with the main focus in sensory processing, adults with neurological and mental health conditions, and providing treatment to children and adults within the hospital setting to ensure a safe discharge to return home. Quaya is passionate to work with children, adults and their families to increase their functional abilities, participate in daily occupations and improve their overall quality of life.
Kira is an experienced Provisional Psychologist with a background in child, adolescent and adult psychology. Kira obtained her Bachelor of Psychological Science from James Cook University in 2016, before moving to the UK to study a Masters of Science specialising in Sport and Exercise Psychology. After returning to Australia Kira went on to gain experience and skills in the areas of Child Psychology, Positive Behaviour Support, Group Therapy, Case Management, Substance Abuse, Forensic Psychology and working with indigenous clients.
Kira has developed skills in several evidence-based interventions and caters her approach to the client and their needs. With a strong passion for working with children and positive behaviour support, Kira focuses on working with the family and client to find a tailored approach that suits their needs. 
Professional Training:
Writing Positive Behaviour Support Plans
 ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
Key Word Sign Basic Workshop
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Motivational Interviewing – HMA
Managing Conflict and Challenging Behaviour – MAYBO
Foundations in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – CanFASD
Static -99R, Stable 2007 and Acute 2007 Training – QCS Academy
Urinalysis and Breath Testing

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, adolescents, children and families and couples..

Approach

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

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

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.

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

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