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Dr Kathy Rooney

Kathy is a registered clinical psychologist with over seven years of university training: a Science Degree (with honours, majoring in Psychology) from the University of NSW, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree from the University of Sydney.  She has over 10 years counselling experience, has been employed by the University of Sydney to teach counselling skills to third year psychology students, and has supervised both TAFE and university students and experienced clinical psychologists. Kathy has held an honorary appointment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and has been involved in research being conducted by the University of Sydney into the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders when alcohol abuse is also present.

Kathy has worked in a variety of hospital settings, including Northside Clinic (a private psychiatric hospital in Greenwich ), as well as in private practice and for the Department of Health in a community setting.   She has provided psychological therapy to a variety of people, ranging from the homeless to the CEO of a large public company and an Olympic gold medal winning athlete.  

Kathy is registered as a Clinical Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare. She has previously been a member of the NSW State Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

Emma-Jane Barclay

Emma-Jane Barclay is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive training, including a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree and a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours in Psychology) from the University of Western Australia. 

She has considerable experience in assessing and treating people who have a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, fear, stress, anger, perfectionism, sleeping problems, self esteem and self confidence issues, relationship problems, substance abuse and chronic health problems.

She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospital and community clinics and private practice, and has treated a diverse range of people, from adolescents to seniors and from executives to the unemployed.

She is registered as a Clinical Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare. She has also been a member of the NSW State Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. In that role, she regularly organised professional development activities for the benefit of other Clinical Psychologists.

Elizabeth Hoad

Elizabeth is a registered Clinical Psychologist with university training in the following areas: a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Education), a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree majoring in Psychology, a Master of Arts (majoring in Child and Adolescent
Psychology), and a Master of Psychology (in Clinical Psychology). In addition, she has undertaken additional training outside of the university system, including a Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic training), a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and training in Vocational Assessment/Counseling. She is also currently a PhD candidate.

Before joining A Brighter Future Psychology Services Elizabeth worked in a variety of settings, including other private practices as well as private and public hospitals (including Concord Hospital, at which she saw inpatients and outpatients and supervised intern Clinical Psychologists). She also worked at a Drug and Alcohol service assisting people with addictions and at a TAFE student counselling service, assisting people with anxiety, stress, depression, study skills, and careers development and counseling).

Elizabeth works with adults. She has experience not only in assisting people to overcome difficulties with unpleasant emotions (such as anxiety, anger, grief, and depression), chronic health and psychological problems, but also in assisting people to develop efficient study skills, build self confidence associated with their
learning situations, and make career decisions. Elizabeth is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare.

Donna Pellarini

Donna is a Clinical Psychologist who has completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree at the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at Macquarie University.

She has considerable experience assessing and treating a range of difficulties including social anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, depression, chronic health problems, sleep-related difficulties and ¬†anger and assertiveness issues. 

Donna has worked in a range of settings including hospital clinics and private practice. She has treated people from a variety of backgrounds, from students to executives.

Donna is registered as a Clinical Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare. She is also a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.