Our Team

Sarah Jacob – Principal Psychologist

Sarah Jacob - Principal Psychologist
Sarah is the Director of Logic Lounge Psychology. Sarah has experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, grief and loss, and a range of other mental health disorders. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and age brackets, ranging from children to late adults. Sarah has a multidisciplinary background having also worked in the corporate banking, financial services and education sectors.
Sarah is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Approach

Sarah provides psychological assessment and treatment based on the scientist-practitioner model. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches that are supported by scientific research. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily CBT, ACT and IPT based, however Sarah uses an eclectic approach when suitable.
Sarah’s passion is to empower her client’s to make change.

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology – University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Primary Education Studies – Charles Sturt University

Fay Mullins – Psychologist

Fay Mullins
Fay has over 20 years experience in relationship counselling, couple and family counselling, trauma counselling, including sexual assault; grief and loss; depression; anxiety. Her therapeutic approach is evidence-based and includes CBT, SFBT and ACT. She enjoys assisting clients work through a process of change in order to achieve their goals.

She is
• A registered Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies
• Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency
• A member of The Australian Psychological Society
Academic Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology
• Master of Arts (Psychology), majoring in Family Therapy
Diploma of Psychological Practice

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.
Interest areas: Couple therapy, Child psychology, Families therapy, Women’s counselling, Grief & loss counselling, Sexual assault

Ammata Phathanak – Psychologist (WorkCover NSW Accredited Psychologist)

Ammata Phathanak

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care.
Ammata’s education and training promotes healthy attitudes and behaviour, helping clients and their families to cope with mental / psychological health issues.
Ammata continuously undertakes professional development and training, keeping up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices that ultimately empower people to develop self-awareness and initiate positive change.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.

Heidi Ruef – Psychologist

Heidi Ruef

Heidi is an experienced registered psychologist. Her qualifications include BA with majors in Psychology and Sociology (Monash University), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Wollongong University), and Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling (University of Sydney). Heidi has worked in government and non-government organisations, private practice, education and training.

Heidi has developed considerable experience in early adult to late adulthood counselling covering a wide range of clinical and general life issues. She has worked with clients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and is experienced in evidence-based approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy. In particular, Heidi respects the role of creating an effective therapeutic relationship facilitating a context in which change can be explored and pursued.

Helping people better understand themselves and the world around them has always been Heidi’s passion. Her greatest reward as a psychologist is helping clients explore ways to make changes in their lives, assisting them to achieve their goals, and look forward to the future with hope.

Practices at: Gordon Psychology Clinic.
Interest areas: Late adult psychology, Adults, Adolescents, Male counselling

John Burney – Psychologist

John Burney

John is an experienced registered psychologist. John is particularly interest in organisation and corporate psychology. His interest area/s include adults who require assistance with any of the following – Stress Management, Generalized Anxiety/Worry, Self-esteem, Confidence/Assertiveness, Adjustment to Adversity, Problem Solving, Relationship Issues, Communication Skills, Separation & Divorce, Workplace Stress, Work Difficulties, Social Skills, Motivation for Change, Adaptive Behaviour Skills, Goal Setting, Career Guidance.

Other Services – Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organisational Psychology, Assessment for Development/Recruitment, Competency Frameworks, Individual Development Planning, Job Profiling, 360 Interpretation & Feedback, Psychometric Tests, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Supportive Counselling, Solution-focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stress Management, Problem Solving Skills Training, Communication Strategies, Social Skills Training, Evidence Based Coaching

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic.
Interest areas: Adults, Organisation & Corporate Psychology

Professional Accreditation

AHPRA registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia Member of the Australian Psychological Society Medicare Provider.

Quality Assurance

Sarah's Psychology qualifications have been accredited by APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council). Sarah is bound by the APS Code of Ethics and Guidelines. Sarah's clients are protected by professional indemnity and public liability insurances. Sarah also engages in ongoing peer and clinical supervision, and undertakes continuing professional development on a regular basis.