WELCOME TO DICKSON PSYCHOLOGY
At Dickson Psychology, we work with children, parents, adolescents and adults with a broad range of mental health issues. We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of issues including anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, depression, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, challenging behaviour, school and workplace difficulties, and trauma.
Our specialised diagnostic / assessment services can give invaluable information about your child’s development, learning and behaviour.
All of our assessments are conducted by fully qualified psychologists who have extensive experience in psychological assessment for young people aged under 17 years.
Every assessment comes with a report that is highly specialised, and clearly explains the results and provides individualised recommendations. We work closely with you to ensure you are informed every step of the way and take the time to go through results with you fully.
We provide therapy services for children, adolescents, adults and families for a range of concerns, and use evidence-based approaches to suit individual needs.
While treating clients presenting with a range of social, emotional and psychological issues, we consider the needs of the client in the context of family, educational and/or workplace settings, and develop therapeutic strategies to help alter their unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The goals of psychological assessment and therapy are unique for each client, and are developed by the client and therapist in collaboration.
Dr Eliza Ahmed (Director)
(PhD, MAPS, FCEDP)
Eliza is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Her strengths are working with children and families in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental delays, learning disorders, attention and behavioural difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder. Therapeutically, Eliza has extensive experience providing evidence-based approaches in the areas of anxiety, OCD, autism, and emotional / behavioural regulation. Parental support is a valued part of her work. For more information, visit Dr Ahmed's website here.
Natalie Evans (Director)
BA (Soc.Sc) Mst.hlth.sc.(child.adol.psych)
Natalie is a qualified psychologist who has studied family therapy, drug and alcohol and is experienced in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. She has extensive work experience and training in child protection, out of home care, drug and alcohol, working with trauma, relationship difficulties, and workplace issues.
[BSC (Hons) Psych, MBACP (Accred), MACA Level 4]
Tina Nguyen Tran
Claudia is a qualified and accredited counsellor who has over 18 years’ experience within the field of therapeutic and mental health support for children, young people and their families. She is particularly experienced in supporting clients to manage a number of challenges, including anxiety, stress, self-harm, raising self-esteem and working with the impact of trauma.
She is passionate about promoting and maintaining positive mental health and uses a number of approaches to her counselling work to match the unique strengths and needs of each client. She makes use of creative mediums, such as the sand-tray and therapeutic story-writing, as well as traditional talking therapy. Claudia encourages parental involvement when working with younger children to enable the work to continue outside of the counselling room.
Tina is a qualified psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Having worked in youth rehabilitation, schools and non-profit organisation, she is skilled in working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. She enjoys working with adults who experience a wide range of psychological challenges in their daily life, from relationship and interpersonal struggles, mental health concerns, through to domestic violence and trauma. She also works with people who simply wish to improve their wellbeing, find a better balance or strengthen their relationships.
Tina's approach is interactive, respectful and accepting. In therapy, she wants to bring a breath of fresh air to clients. She selectively forms an integrative approach which draws from art and play therapy, sand play therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, schema therapy, and person-centred perspectives. Most importantly, she values the significance of building strong therapeutic connection with clients to help them move towards living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Tina looks forward to creating a safe and caring space for you to explore your concerns. If you want to know what it’s like to work with her, she offers a free consultation over the phone.
Krista van Lunenburg
Dip Couns, MACA (Provisional)
Krista is a qualified counsellor, having received her accreditation from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
She is experienced in assisting individuals with depression and anxiety, through cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness/meditation practices.
She also has a keen interest in counselling couples and families, and has provided solutions based, compassionate counselling, to those with communication and relationship challenges.
Krista is passionate about ensuring that her clients are given the tools to successfully navigate life’s ups and downs and not only survive, but thrive!
All information and records regarding clients are kept strictly confidential. We will not release any information about clients to anyone except with appropriate authority. There are some exceptions to this, which will be discussed in your initial session.
If you attend sessions with a referral, we need to provide regular reports of your progress to your referrer.
If there are particular issues that come up in your therapy that you do not wish to have written about, please indicate this as soon as you can.
Eliza and Natalie are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's (AHPRA) Psychology Board of Australia, and hold membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). They are also registered with Medicare, WorkCover, National Disability Insurance Agency, and major private health funds.
Claudia is registered with the Australian Counselling Association and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.