Our Psychologists

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Dr Joanne Dennison – not currently accepting new clients.

Director/ Counselling Psychologist

Joanne is the founder and principal psychologist at Dennison Psychology. Joanne specialises in working with clients with drug & alcohol issues and issues related to trauma/ PTSD. As a Counselling Psychologist, Joanne also provides treatment for anxiety (including phobias & social anxiety), depression, anger management, eating disorders, personality disorders, stress management and low self-esteem. Further to this, Joanne is a registered Circle of Security Parenting Skills Educator.

Dr Amber Denehey – not currently accepting new clients.

Clinical Psychologist

As a Clinical Psychologist, Amber works with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples. Amber provides treatment for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, trauma/ PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),  grief/ bereavement, managing psychotic disorders, adjustment to changes in life circumstances, low self-esteem and personality disorders.

Amber specialises in delivering relationship/ couple counselling (with a strong understanding of attachment theory), as well as trauma/ PTSD counselling.

Lisa Ritchie  – not currently accepting new clients.


Lisa works individually with adults and adolescents with a range of presenting concerns, including  domestic/ family violence, perinatal (pregnancy) support, drug and alcohol issues (with a special interest in crystal methamphetamine addiction), grief and loss, issues relating to life transition and adjustment, and women wishing to make pregnancy-related decisions.

Amy Felman – not currently accepting new clients.

Clinical Psychologist

Amy works with adults and young people experiencing a range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, bereavement (i.e. grief & loss), low self-esteem, difficulty adjusting to life changes, relationship/ attachment problems, relational/complex trauma, borderline personality disorder and psychosis (including schizophrenia).

Dr Kelly Chipperfield – not currently accepting new clients.

Clinical Psychologist

Kelly has extensive experience, and resultant expertise, working with patients and families who have been affected by either a cancer diagnosis or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Kelly also has a strong skill set in assisting individuals to manage persistent/ chronic pain. Kelly’s interest and experience in Sports Psychology, allows her to assist athletes with both career transitions and their performance.

Kelly also works with adults and adolescents experiencing issues related to depression / anxiety, grief/ bereavement, trauma/PTSD, personality disorders, drug/ alcohol use, eating disorders, low self-esteem and life transition/adjustment.

Dr Katie Stirling – is currently accepting new clients, for appointments on Tuesdays.

Clinical Psychologist

Katie exclusively provides relationship therapy to couples. Katie uses the Gottman approach to help couples address problems they experience in their relationship. In line with the Gottman approach, Katie uses the initial sessions to conduct an assessment of the couple’s relationship and the problems that are occurring within it. Katie then uses evidence-based frameworks to address the issues that are presenting within the relationship.

Katie provides individual therapy to men and women experiencing problems related to pregnancy (both prenatal and antenatal).

Danielle Melia – is currently accepting new clients, for appointments on Mondays.


Danielle works with adults, couples, teens and children experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties. She is most passionate about working with clients who wish to address matters relating to:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship distress (couples / parent- child)
  • Workplace issues
  • Trauma
  • Adjusting to major life changes
  • Sexuality (sexual identity, gender identity & transitioning, women’s   libido, sexual abuse/ assaults & sexual dysfunction).

Emily Wall – is currently accepting new clients, for appointments on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Clinical Psychologist

Emily has extensive experience working with adults (18+) who have complex mental health needs. She has a specialist interest in working with individuals suffering from anxiety, including chronic worry, social anxiety, panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), clinical perfectionism, specific phobias and anxiety following trauma/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, she sees individuals seeking support with:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder 
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Stress management 
  • Anger management 
  • Emotion regulation difficulties.