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Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Our team of psychologists and counsellors can help you get on the right path with evidence based interventions. 

Our team provide services under numerous funding options including Medicare, Private Health, NDIS, Victims Services, Defence, Veteran Affairs, Workers Compensation and CTP. 

Our services a person-centred, utilising techniques including CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, EFT, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Our Psychologists use proven evidence-based strategies to help you understand the way you think, feel and learn. Your Psychologist will identify the appropriate interventions to help you overcome challenges, change your behaviour and improve your mental health. You will also be empowered to take control of your mental health, understanding yourself better and receiving a toolkit of strategies you can use in your every day life. 

Psychological Services are also offered to the NDIS participants focused on achieving functional goals and to workers and employers under Workplace Health.

Rebecca Deloraine

Rebecca is a Clinical Psychologist and the IOH Psychology Department Manager.

Rebecca has experience working with adults in a variety of therapeutic settings including community and vocational rehabilitation, public and private hospitals, veterans services and private practice.

Rebecca is passionate about supporting people in improving their health and wellbeing, particularly those experiencing chronic pain or life limiting illnesses, trauma, veterans or current defence/emergency service personnel, substance use and addiction difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and personality disorders.

Alongside a motivating, warm and empowering therapeutic relationship she uses a range of evidence based psychological practises tailored to the needs of each individual.

In addition to her clinical work, Rebecca is undertaking PhD studies and lectures in the Drug and Alcohol field. Rebecca is also a Psychology Board Approved Supervisor.

Daniel Billingham

Daniel is a Registered Psychologist and an IOH Psychology Manager. Daniel has experience working in various roles throughout the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region for over 15 years including Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs, Private Practice and Tertiary Education Institutes and has delivered Employee Assistance Programs both domestically and internationally. 

Daniel possesses a wealth of knowledge in the assessment and treatment of various psychological concerns, including anxiety, phobias, depression/mood disorders, bipolar disorders, addictions, as well as issues related to tertiary education and the workplace. As a clinician, Daniel believes in tailoring therapy to your individual needs, recognising that no two journeys are the same. With an approach grounded in evidence-based practices, Daniel primarily utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which allows you to identify and modify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour. Additionally, he incorporates other therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Therapy, adapting his strategies to suit the specific goals and preferences of his clients.  

Elyse Spithill

Elyse is a Registered Psychologist completing her two-year Clinical Registrar Program to gain her endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  

Elyse has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings including public health hospitals, veterans’ services and private practice.   

Elyse is passionate about supporting people in improving their health and wellbeing, particularly those experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, trauma, chronic pain or life limiting illnesses, veterans or current defence/emergency service personnel, substance use and addiction difficulties as well as grief and life transitions. Elyse is experienced in working several different evidence-based frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing and ACT treatments and mindfulness-based approaches.   

Elyse seeks to ensure a meaningful rapport is established with her clients. She holds a soft and empathetic therapeutic approach when working with clients using a range of evidence based psychological practises tailored to the needs of each individual. 

Deborah Baumann

Deborah is Registered Psychologist with over 30 years experience in the treatment of adult related mental health conditions.

Deborah has worked in a range of state government and public sector roles in addition to independent practice as a clinician and supervisor. Deborah utilises strategies to empower and facilitate rapid personal, professional and organisational change.

Deborah works with individuals and organisations specialising in mental health, wellbeing and happiness. A such she has developed unique training packages for leadership development, team building, conflict resolution and managing change.

Deborah is experienced in:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Habits and goal-setting
  • Relationship counselling
  • Substance (Drug & Alcohol) counselling
  • Personal and business-related coaching 

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