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 extensive 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.
Company owner, Deborah Lawton has selected psychologists who conduct their practice at Rose Park Psychology based on their commitment to sincerely apply their extensive 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.
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. She sees adults and adolescents.
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. Chris sees adults and adolescents.
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. Dr McCubbin sees adults.
Dr Melanie Tokley is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with twelve years of local and international experience working in hospital and private practice settings in Australia and London, UK. She has worked in acute specialist wards, rehabilitation hospitals and in communities and clinics delivering outpatient therapy. At Rose Park Psychology, Dr Tokley offers both psychological therapies and neuropsychological assessment.
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. Carol sees older persons, adults and adolescents.
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). Katherine sees adults and adolescents.
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. Nicoles sees adults and older persons.
Jill has experience and training in working with diverse types of adults, 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. She also work with young children suffering with anxiety.
Kate has a joyful and empathic style that attunes with children and adults. She is intentional about building a therapeutic relationship based on joy, curiosity, empathy and acceptance. She offers connection and strategies to support people with life’s struggles, whether the struggle has a specific name or feels like a big black hole. Whatever the struggle, Kate works with people to build on strengths and cultivate capacity for wholehearted living. Kate sees children. In working with parents, Kate utilises her skills in attachment therapies, neurobiological parenting approaches and the Circle of Security® Parenting Program.
Sam primarily works with children, as well as people across all ages living with disability. She has experience supporting people across a multitude of presentations including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, ASD, ADHD and family dysfunction. Sam’s experience with clients is diverse across age, socio-economic status, culture and level of cognitive functioning. Sam works on developing trust and rapport with her young clients to facilitate an environment built on open communication, to build their self-esteem and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behaviour and social environment.
She provides therapy and educational assessments.
Kathy is currently on sick leave.
Marie O’Dea has 23 years experience as a psychologist and has interest in health psychology and how to cope with sickness and injury. She 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. She is the recommended psychologist for work injuries including work related stress. Marie O’Dea works on Saturdays and there is a small surcharge for working on Saturdays. Marie sees adults only, and has expertise in the WorkCover System.
Oscar is a registered psychologist with 11 years’ experience, having worked in both the public and private sectors including in community mental health, correctional services, private practice and as a senior manager and corporate trainer. He is passionate about helping clients to overcome issues related to daily life, career direction or mental health. Oscar utilises a strength-based approach that is tailored to each client’s specific needs with the aim to identify evidence-based strategies that are easily applied and have significant results. He works collaboratively with his clients on identifying the causes of the issue, why it continues to perpetuate and best ways to overcome it.
Oscar can assist adults and adolescents (16 years old and above) with depression, anxiety, personality-based problems, post-traumatic stress, trauma, emotional regulation, personal/workplace stressors and grief & loss. He has also worked extensively with issues such as anger, self-harm/suicidal thinking, interpersonal difficulties and sexual problems.
Paul is a Counselling Psychologist (Provisional) with a Masters in Psychology. He recently joined our team at Rose Park Psychology from South Africa, where he amassed more than 16 years’ professional experience in the health, tertiary education, organizational, training and private sectors. His South African background and training have assisted Paul in becoming adept at working with a diverse population and he is able to establish immediate rapport, as well as solid therapeutic relationships with people from all walks of life, culture or background. Paul’s extensive work in both the private hospital and psychiatric sectors has led to a passion for the treatment of Trauma/PTSD, Grief and Bereavement, Anxiety/Panic and Depression for adolescents (16 years and older), adults and geriatrics. He also takes on clients for couples / relationship therapy.
Caitlin is a registered provisional psychologist with a particular interest in supporting adolescents and young adults within the NDIS. She has worked with a variety of clients of diverse ages and socio-economic backgrounds. Caitlin enjoys working with clients who are on the spectrum, and other neurodiverse clients. She has an interest in clients who identify as LGBTQI+.
Caitlin adopts a collaborative and compassionate approach and enjoys working alongside her clients to identify their existing strengths in order to meet their goals. She also has an ongoing interest in clinically focussed research and is involved as a research assistant on several projects at the University of South Australia.