Brighton Psychology Centre consists of a team of expert consultants. We have psychologists and a dietitian specialising in a wide variety of issues.Below is a brief description on all of our consultants, detailing their experience and areas of speciality.
Steven is a clinical psychologist with 18 years of extensive experience. He has a Masters degree in clinical psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists. He has worked in both hospital and private settings and taught and supervised clinical psychology. Steven specialises in treating anxiety and depressive disorders as well as dealing with relationship problems.He is particularly interested in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has also trained in CBT and ACT. Steven also has a strong background in child and family psychology. Steven is currently Director at Brighton Psychology Centre and works there full time.
Leanne has a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, and has subsequently developed her area of interest and specialisation with children and adolescents. She has gained extensive experience working in various independent and government schools, at both primary and secondary level, and has developed this experience within our local educational system, as well as within an international school setting. She also specialises in cognitive (IQ) and educational assessments. Leanne also helps children and parents in dealing with a range of childhood problems such as low self-esteem, poor social skills, behavioural problems, developmental concerns, loss and grieving, separation and divorce, all of which can ultimately have an affect on the child’s emotional, behavioural and educational well-being. To address these issues Leanne offers play therapy, individual therapy and parent consultations
Dr Rosemary Stevenson
Rosemary Stevenson is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA). She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College. She has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1989 and has extensive experience in working with clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management and interpersonal/relationship issues.
Rosemary works with adolescents and adults as well as with couples using an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy with a person-centred, humanistic basis. She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindfulness and relaxation strategies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Her approach is supportive, solution focused and based on individual client needs.
In addition, she has many years of experience in supporting people (and their families) living with chronic illnesses such as end-stage renal disease, hypertension and those awaiting organ transplants. She completed her doctoral research in this area in 1992.
Talia has a Masters degree in counselling psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in school, government, forensic and private settings and works primarily with adults and couples.
Talia specialises in providing assistance to high functioning individuals dealing with difficulties that arise in the usual course of living, such as bereavement, work problems, relationship issues and self- esteem, as well as treating anxiety and depressive disorders. To address these issues Talia offers an eclectic style of counselling with a focus on insight and self-exploration and a philosophy aimed towards optimum psychological development and facilitation of health and well- being.
Keren is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who completed her training both in Norway and Australia. She has a Masters of Psychology and is endorsed in educational and developmental psychology by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. She has broad experience, including working in a hospital assessment team and across the government and independent school sectors at preschool, primary and secondary level.
Her area of specialisation is helping children and adolescents resolve a range of emotional and behavioural issues, and she has a particular interest in play therapy for young children. As part of the child’s therapeutic process, Keren incorporates regular parent consultations to provide an opportunity for developing strategies and to support parents throughout their child’s therapy. Keren also specialises in educational assessments, including assessment of Specific Learning Disabilities (e.g., dyslexia). Her approach to educational assessment is based on the Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory, which is a comprehensive and empirically validated model of the structure of cognitive and academic abilities. Keren is also able to offer these services in the Scandinavian languages.
For more information, please visit www.kerenjontofhutter.com.au
Michelle Roberton – Dietitian
Michelle Roberton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 20 years clinical experience, and over 10 years experience in private practice. During this time she has developed a particular interest and expertise in the areas of more complex weight management and eating behaviour issues, eating disorders and adolescent eating and weight issues. She has also developed and led training seminars on these topics for Dietitians which attract delegates nationwide.
At Brighton Psychology, Michelle will offer nutrition counselling, and education for clients with diabetes, elevated blood lipids, high blood pressure, digestive problems and healthy vegetarian eating, as well as complex weight management and eating issues.
Michelle is a registered provider with all major health insurance funds and is also a registered “Medicare Plus” provider. Her fees are as follows:
Initial consultation (1 hour) – $110
Subsequent consultation (1 hour) – $110, (30min) – $55
Please feel free to call the Centre should you require further information on 9596 8844.