Our Team of Psychologists

Simone IsemannSimone Isemann is a psychologist who has Masters in both Clinical Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Simone manages the clinical services at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney and also sees clients within the bulk billing service. Simone works with clients who may have a wide range of issues including Hoarding Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety, Trauma and life transitions and adjustments. Simone is passionate about helping her clients increase their resilience and wellbeing and in doing so, draws on her knowledge of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). As well as seeing individual clients, Simone enjoys group work and co-facilitates the Hoarding Treatment Program and the 16-week psychological skills group, “Managing your Mood”.

Jeanette SvehlaJeanette Svehla is a registered psychologist who has a Bachelor of Arts-Psychology (Honours) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology. Jeanette works in the bulk-billing service and on the personal counselling team where she sees clients with a diverse range of issues including trauma, depression, other mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, life transitions and adjustment issues. Jeanette is trained in Focused Psychological Strategies including Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She enjoys working with clients to develop skills and strategies for a positive and healthy lifestyle. As well as seeing individual clients Jeanette co-facilitates the R.E.A.C.H mood disorder group and the Hoarding Treatment program.

Amy Dyson is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes everyone has the right to be heard and to experience healing. She holds a Master of Professional Psychology through Macquarie University. Amy has worked primarily within Not-For-Profit organisations due to her passion for providing quality service to everyone regardless of financial status, culture, age, gender, sexuality, religion, or any other barrier. These settings have included community services for young people (ages 12-26), community drug and alcohol services, gambling services, anger management services, and working with people who have survived suicide attempts. In addition to these services, Amy provides therapy for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, developmental trauma, family violence, unwanted substance use, chronic suicidality and aggression outbursts. Amy is experienced working with people who have complex trauma histories as they often underpin a lot of the more visible challenges that people experience. As a therapist, Amy is passionate about conveying the unique value of every person she meets and to work with them wherever they are, with whatever goals they have. Initially trained in a Cognitive Behavioural approach (CBT), Amy found that many people responded better to a varied approach. Other modalities that Amy works with, and will integrate into sessions, include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Amy works with people aged 14 years and older, all the way up to 90 years. She works to create a non-judgement, safe, and stable space where people can understand themselves more and be supported in seeing meaningful change. 

Fay is a psychologist registered with the Psychological Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Psychology Honours, a Master of Professional Psychology, an LLB (graduate) and a BA (hons). She has also published research in the journals Child Psychiatry and Human Development and Current Issues in Criminal JusticeFay is a caring and compassionate psychologist who employs a range of evidence-based psychological therapies to suit each person she sees, drawing primarily from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She enjoys tailoring sessions to each client, drawing on their interests, values and strengths; and she views therapy as a collaborative process where she and her client/s are working as a team. Fay has a special interest in creative therapies, and will sometimes integrate these into sessions, where desired. Her main aim is for her clients to feel comfortable, understood, and supported to make positive changes that will enhance their wellbeing. 

Fay assists clients with a range of issues including anxiety, panic disorder, depression, trauma, and interpersonal issues. 

Gillian Fox is an endorsed clinical psychologist. Gillian has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours, Master of Arts (Honours), Master of Cognitive Science and Doctor of Philosophy. She manages the Group Services at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney, and also sees clients within the bulk billing service. Gillian sees clients with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustments, PTSD and hoarding disorder. She offers an empathetic, warm, strengths-based approach, working collaboratively with people to improve their quality of life and make positive changes for the future. Gillian provides a non-judgemental and supportive approach to evidence-based, effective therapeutic methods.