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

Sarah Jacob Psychologist
Sarah Jacob Psychologist

Ammata Phathanak

PSYCHOLOGIST, WORKCOVER NSW ACCREDITED PSYCHOLOGIST

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.

Ammata Phathanak Psycholgist
Ammata Phathanak Psycholgist

Heidi Ruef

PSYCHOLOGIST

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

Heidi Ruef Psychologist
Heidi Ruef Psychologist

John Burney

PSYCHOLOGIST

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

John Burney Psychologist
John Burney Psychologist

Aubrey Lualhati

PSYCHOLOGIST

Aubrey specialises in working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults and has experience working in non-government organisations and private practice settings. She offers a warm, empathic, supportive and nurturing environment to all her clients whilst catering to the unique needs of each individual. She also enjoys working collaboratively with people of all backgrounds and endeavours to adopt a holistic and client-centred approach to navigate the various challenges in one’s life. She is also GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex, and Queer) friendly.

Aubrey is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, is a registered Medicare Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Approach: Aubrey is experienced in providing short term and long term therapy and uses evidence-based principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic (Wed, Fri) & Gordon Psychology (Tue).
Interest areas: Children and Adolescents, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem/ self-confidence, bullying, body image, anger management, workplace stress, gender identity and those questioning their sexual preference.

Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist
Aubrey Lualhati Psychologist

Alison Ramsay

PSYCHOLOGIST

Alison is a warm and empathetic Psychologist who works alongside clients to meet their individual goals and needs. She supports people to not only manage their presenting issues but also to recognise strengths and create meaning within their lives. Alison has worked with people from many cultural backgrounds who have experienced depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm, addiction, eating disorders, relationship problems and a number of other issues. Her approach is holistic and flexible, considering how every aspect of a person’s life contributes to their challenges and their wellbeing. She incorporates a range of evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Alison is a Kiwi, and received a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice from Massey University in New Zealand.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Parramatta Psychology Clinic.
Interest areas: Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Self Harm, Addiction, Adolescents

Alison Ramsay Psychologist
Alison Ramsay Psychologist

Aarthi Rajagopal

COUNSELLOR

Aarthi is an experienced Counsellor who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She has a wide range of experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, body image issues, domestic violence, children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural issues. She has worked with many clients from a range  of diverse cultural backgrounds. Her therapeutic approach is evidence-based and includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT), Mindfulness as well as Creative and Play therapy. Aarthi has a lot of experience working with young adults in schools who have dealt with bullying and experience adjustment issues such as migration, parents dealing with divorce/separation.

She is very passionate about empowering children and adolescents as it is very rewarding to see a change in them.

Her warm and engaging nature enables her to build rapport with her clients quickly and create effective change.

Practices at: North Sydney Clinic & Parramatta Psychology Clinic.
Interest areas: Working with children and adolescents with self-image issues

Aarthi Rajagopal
Aarthi Rajagopal