Psychologists

Our Psychologists Adelaide

Our psychologists are trained in a number of different approaches. After listening to your situation as you see it, your psychologist will explain how they plan to use these approaches to help you.

Each psychologist at Rose Park Psychology has a minimum of Masters level qualification in psychology, at least 5 years experience, and training in a range of evidence-based approaches, including: psycho-education, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Hypnosis. We are committed to adopting effective treatment strategies as demonstrated by outcome research.

Deborah Lawton has selected the psychologists who conduct their practice at Rose Park Psychology based on their commitment to sincerely applying their knowledge and skills to provide the best therapeutic outcomes for clients. She also aims to provide working conditions which facilitate psychologists to do their best work with a high level of support. Our psychologists have low workloads and regularly undergo professional supervision and training.

Many of our psychologists are also trained and endorsed as clinical psychologists. This means that they have completed a Masters degree and two years of supervised practice in clinical psychology, and participate in additional training and supervision which supports and expands their skills as clinical psychologists.

For more information about each psychologist at our Adelaide practice in Rose Park, click on their name to see a full profile. Alternatively, you can give us a call, and our receptionists will help you to select a psychologist whose training, experience, and interests match your presenting issues.

Adults

Almost all of our psychologists are able to see adults. However, the psychologists below are those who predominantly see adults (as opposed to primarily consulting with children or adolescents).

Dr Christine Botha-Webb

Christine focuses on her relationship with her clients, which she sees as integral to therapy outcomes. She predominantly utilises a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, but also draws on other therapies such as Solution-Focused Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. She provides focused psychological strategies for anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders. She is also experienced in working with sleep disorders, sleep hygiene and relaxation, grief counselling, anger management, body image and weight loss, issues arising from childhood trauma, as well as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Dr Remy McCubbin

Dr McCubbin approaches his work with objectivity and a good sense of humour. He provides Clinical Psychology services using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy for clients with problems ranging from mild depression and anxiety to those with severe and enduring mental health problems. He has a special interest in social phobia, and is also experienced in sleep disorders, grief counselling, anger management, body image, issues arising from childhood trauma, and sexual dysfunction.

Carol Hunter

Carol is a Clinical Psychologist with a caring and gentle approach to working with people. Her manner is both understanding and honest. She enjoys working with people from a wide range of backgrounds who are experiencing difficulties. She has a particular interest in helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue or pain, sleep disorders, body image difficulties, weight loss, eating disorders, and ageing-related issues (e.g., end-of-life care and dementia). Carol also provides grief counselling, help with anger management, and addresses issues related to childhood trauma. She includes Mindfulness approaches and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy when suitable.

Katherine Hunt

Katherine is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience. Her flexible, respectful, and contemporary approach has resulted in good working relationships with her clients, and their retention in therapy. Katherine has expertise in treating a diverse range of adult issues, and is proficient at Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (otherwise known as EMDR).

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings in South Australia over the past ten years, prior to which she gained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from London’s City University and worked as a consultant Clinical Psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service. Nicole shares with her clients a wide repertoire of techniques from a range of theoretical approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness, which research suggests can increase satisfaction and meaningfulness in people’s lives. Nicole works with distress experienced with family, relationships, or workmates, whether recent or long-standing. Nicole relates to others with gentleness, compassion and understanding.

Marie O’Dea

Marie O’Dea has 23 years experience as a psychologist and is committed to enabling adults and young adults to regain control and enhance their overall quality of life. She has a respectful, thoughtful nature that places the person at the centre of their care, and gently assists them to navigate through the issues that have brought them into therapy. The therapeutic relationship is essential to positive outcomes and Marie will always ensure that sessions have open communication, clear understanding and that there is mutual trust and respect between the therapist and the client.

Dr Rachel Gould

Dr Rachel Gould is an empathic Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues. She particularly values helping people with mood, worry and distress problems that might originate either from the past or from more recent events. Rachel is focussed on compassionate and collaborative approaches to treatment, which she believes will help to alleviate distress, resolve problems and increase wellbeing. Her training as a Clinical Psychologist enables her to work in a flexible and responsive way, with a range of theoretical and evidence-based therapeutic approaches. She draws on the most appropriate models of practice according to your needs and preferences.

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS, has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience. Previously an academic, Peter has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses and has researched and published across a range of mental health issues.

Relationship Counselling

Dr Remy McCubbin

Dr McCubbin, a Clinical Psychologist, is married with two young children, so brings the perspective of maintaining relationships with the pressures of a young family. Remy is also able to provide early relationship guidance to new couples.

Jill Wiltshire

Jill has experience and training in working with diverse types of couples and families.  Over her years in private practice, she has worked extensively with couples to improve communication, intimacy, conflict resolution, and family functioning.  Jill is trained in both emotion-focused couples counselling and the Gottman couples counselling approach. She thoroughly enjoys the privilege of getting to know couples and is passionate about the value of counselling in improving relationships.

Marie O’Dea

Marie O’Dea has 23 years experience as a psychologist and is committed to enabling adults and young adults to regain control and enhance their overall quality of life. She has a respectful, thoughtful nature that places the person at the centre of their care, and gently assists them to navigate through the issues that have brought them into therapy. The therapeutic relationship is essential to positive outcomes and Marie will always ensure that sessions have open communication, clear understanding and that there is mutual trust and respect between the therapist and the client.

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS, has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience. Previously an academic, Peter has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses and has researched and published across a range of mental health issues.

Ageing Support

Carol Hunter

Carol is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for helping people with age-related issues. These may include mood problems such as anxiety and depression. She can also provide therapy to help with memory problems, personality change and dementia as well as supportive therapy to families who may have been affected by a member with dementia.

She also provides Behavioural Management (including Montessori techniques) and Spaced Retrieval to those with dementia. Spaced Retrieval is a memory training technique to help people with memory problems (such as in dementia) to learn new information. She has used these skills in providing training to Alzheimer’s SA in providing therapy to those with dementia.

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole’s practice draws on a variety of theoretical frameworks. Her original training as a personal construct psychotherapist continues to influence her to listen with acceptance to the ways in which clients understand themselves and their experiences.  Treatment plans are consequently developed on the basis of agreed understanding.  She also draws on a wide range of principles and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness according to the personality and presentation of each specific client.  She can also provide Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is well validated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other forms of trauma, and has benefited the majority of clients referred to her with chronic pain.  She has a deep interest in contemporary developments in neuroscience and also incorporates them into her understanding and dialogue with clients.

Marie O’Dea

Marie O’Dea has 23 years experience as a psychologist and is committed to enabling adults and young adults to regain control and enhance their overall quality of life. She has a respectful, thoughtful nature that places the person at the centre of their care, and gently assists them to navigate through the issues that have brought them into therapy. The therapeutic relationship is essential to positive outcomes and Marie will always ensure that sessions have open communication, clear understanding and that there is mutual trust and respect between the therapist and the client.

Health Psychology

Carol Hunter

Carol is a Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in persistent or chronic health problems such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and nerve pain. Her approach is to help clients understand the condition and utilise strategies and therapies to increase quality of life.

She also has a passion in helping people with age-related issues. These may be mood problems such as anxiety and depression. She can also provide therapy to help with memory problems, personality change and dementia as well as supportive therapy to families who may have been affected by a member with dementia.

Katherine Hunt

Katherine, one of our Clinical Psychologists, has a special interest in women’s health, and is a co-author on a published book which addresses the needs of pregnant women and mothers with severe mental health issues. She also has experience with sleep problems and eating disorders.

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings in South Australia over the past ten years, prior to which she gained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from London’s City University and worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service. In England, Nicole was generally located in hospital settings.  She worked in liaison with general practitioners and consultant psychiatrists predominantly with outpatients, but also with day patients and in-patients.  She was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service for ten years, working with adults and heading a clinical psychology service for older people.

Marie O’Dea

Marie O’Dea has 23 years experience as a psychologist and is committed to enabling adults and young adults to regain control and enhance their overall quality of life. She has a respectful, thoughtful nature that places the person at the centre of their care, and gently assists them to navigate through the issues that have brought them into therapy. The therapeutic relationship is essential to positive outcomes and Marie will always ensure that sessions have open communication, clear understanding and that there is mutual trust and respect between the therapist and the client.

 

Child & Adolescent Psychologists

Jill Wiltshire

Jill brings to her role a patient and gentle approach that allows even the youngest and shyest of clients to feel comfortable and relaxed. She also understands that children enjoy a sense of humour and fun in their sessions and loves to embrace the creativity and organised chaos that can often be part of good therapy with children.

Stephanie McBeath

Stephanie has a Masters degree in educational psychology. She also see children for a wide range of clinical issues including autistic spectrum disorders through NDIS funding. She was a paediatric nurse for 10 years before gaining her qualifications in psychology. She works directly with children, and also works with parents to establish the skills they need to help and cope with sick children.

Kate Hollitt

Kate Hollitt has had over 15 years of experience as a psychologist. She is accredited as both a Clinical Psychologist and an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She has a joyful and empathetic style that attunes with children and adults. She is intentional about building a therapeutic relationship based on joy, curiosity, empathy and acceptance. She has particular skills and experience in supporting parents, foster carers and families of children with developmental trauma, developmental delays and disability. Through exploring their experience of parenting, Kate supports parents to use their intuition and find approaches to support their child. Kate has supported children, parents and families to cope with a wide range of struggles including childhood trauma, complex family relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behaviour challenges, emotional  and arousal regulation difficulties.

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith has been practising as a psychologist for over 16 years. She is highly skilled at forming warm and engaging relationships with clients of all ages. The treatment plan that Kathy designs for your child will incorporate both innovative and evidence based treatment methods, with the aim of creating the most successful outcome. Kathy recognises that when a child begins to outwardly show signs of needing help, it is often the case that he or she has been struggling with an issue for a long period of time. She sees it as important to “catch the problem early” in order to minimise detrimental effects in the family, home, school, and community. The earlier the child receives support and intervention, the better the prognosis for the child.

Helen White

Helen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinics in Perth and Adelaide. Her work is grounded in systemic theory which emphasises the role of interpersonal relationships in working with people to find new ways of approaching the difficulties they are experiencing in order to bring about positive change.  Helen has a warm and engaging style and incorporates strategies from a wide range of evidence based practices.

 

Adolescents Only (12 Years of Age or Older)

Dr Christine Botha-Webb

Christine focuses on her relationship with her client, seeing it as integral to therapy, and works with adolescents. She utilises a predominantly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, drawing from other therapies such as Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. She works with those suffering from mild symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as self-harm, school issues and bullying, substance abuse, and child abuse.

Katherine Hunt

Katherine is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience. Her flexible, respectful and contemporary approach has resulted in good working relationships with her clients, and their retention in therapy. Katherine has expertise in treating a diverse range of issues, and is proficient at Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr Rachel Gould

Dr Rachel Gould is an empathic Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of issues. She particularly values helping people with mood, worry and distress problems that might originate either from the past or from more recent events. Rachel is focussed on compassionate and collaborative approaches to treatment, which she believes will help to alleviate distress, resolve problems and increase wellbeing. Her training as a Clinical Psychologist enables her to work in a flexible and responsive way, with a range of theoretical and evidence-based therapeutic approaches. She draws on the most appropriate models of practice according to your needs and preferences.

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS, has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience. Previously an academic, Peter has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses and has researched and published across a range of mental health issues.

 

Educational Assessments

Stephanie McBeath

Stephanie has a warm and inclusive manner. She rapidly develops therapeutic bonds with children and adults alike, and finds this rewarding and very effective in working toward positive outcomes for a range of clients. She will work with you to formulate goals that are meaningful to you. She is proud to provide a setting in which children are listened to and heard, and caregivers are given support to bring about positive change in family relationships, including working to improve communication with their children.

 

Family Therapy

Kate Hollitt (for parents/caregivers and their young children/adolescents)

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist who has supported children, parents, and families to cope with a wide range of struggles including childhood trauma, complex family relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behaviour challenges, and emotional and arousal regulation difficulties.

Katherine Hunt

Katherine is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience. Her flexible, respectful and contemporary approach has resulted in good working relationships with her clients, and their retention in therapy. She believes that a warm and collaborative relationship is integral to all of her therapy sessions, and places great importance on furthering her professional development and building on her repertoire of counselling skills.

Helen White (for parents/caregivers and their young children/adolescents)

Helen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinics in Perth and Adelaide. Her work is grounded in systemic theory which emphasises the role of interpersonal relationships in working with people to find new ways of approaching the difficulties they are experiencing in order to bring about positive change.  Helen has a warm and engaging style and incorporates strategies from a wide range of evidence based practices.

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS, has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience. Previously an academic, Peter has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses and has researched and published across a range of mental health issues.

 

Organisational Psychology

Dr Christine Botha-Webb

Chris focuses on her relationship with her clients, seeing it as integral to therapy outcomes. She predominantly utilises a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, drawing from other therapies such as Solution-Focused Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. She provides targeted psychological strategies for workplace stress management, as well as strategies for handling interpersonal conflict, and poor motivation.

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings in South Australia over the past ten years, prior to which she gained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from London’s City University and worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service. She has extensive experience in stress management.

Katherine Hunt

Katherine is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience. Her flexible, respectful and contemporary approach has resulted in good working relationships with her clients, and their retention in therapy. Katherine has expertise in treating a diverse range of issues, and is proficient at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Return to Work Claims

Carol Hunter

Carol has a caring and gentle approach to working with people. Her manner is both understanding and honest. She enjoys working with adults and young people from a wide range of backgrounds who are having difficulties in their lives. Carol is happy to provide both assessment for clients with WorkCover or Motor Vehicle Accident claims, as well as common law medico-legal assessments.

Dr Nicole Rossotti

Nicole has worked in a variety of clinical settings in South Australia over the past ten years, prior to which she gained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from London’s City University and worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in Britain’s National Health Service. Nicole shares with her clients a wide repertoire of techniques from a range of theoretical approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. Nicole works with distress experienced with family, relationships, or workmates, whether recent or long-standing. Nicole relates to others with gentleness, compassion and understanding.

 

Medico-Legal Assessments

Carol Hunter

Carol provides both assessment and treatment for clients with WorkCover, as well as common law medico-legal assessments.

Dr Remy McCubbin

Dr McCubbin provides medico-legal reports for Victims of Crime.