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Meet the Team

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Joshua Bekker

Principal Psychologist

Josh is a generally registered psychologist with extensive experience working with a wide variety of issues across the lifespan, including anxiety, depression, child behaviour problems, difficulty managing emotions, stress, relationship and family issues.


Josh assists his clients with a range of issues by delivering highly effective, therapies and assessments. He ensures his services are tailored to the client’s individual needs so that they can achieve their goals and feel confident to overcome difficulties. 
Josh utilises a range of evidence-based psychological treatment approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Analytical Psychology, Narrative Therapy and Family Focused Therapy (FFT). He has a particular specialisation in treating anxiety and conducting psychometric assessments.


Josh has significant relevant clinical experience with exposure working across a broad range of settings including: hospitals, paediatrics, sleep clinics, men's mental health, forensics, military, education, employment services, and private consulting. Josh is also a board approved supervisor.


Josh understands the importance of creating and maintaining a safe environment that brings comfort and assurance to clients and he prides himself on a collaborative and caring client-centred approach to therapy.  

Venessa Nadolnik

Psychologist

Venessa is a generally registered psychologist who has completed a master’s degree in Psychology in Poland. She has worked with adolescents and adults across a range of services, including AOD treatment/prevention and harm reduction, NDIS, psychological intervention, and assessment. Moreover, Venessa has experience working with a range of mental health presentations including anxiety/panic, depression, eating disorders, suicidal ideations and self-harm behaviours, trauma, anger, addiction, and personality disorders. She is particularly interested in Borderline Personality Disorder while working within Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). 


Venessa believes in a flexible, individualised and client-centred therapeutic approach, seeing uniqueness in each client. In her work, she draws from and incorporates different evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).


Venessa is a compassionate and open-minded therapist, who can create a safe and non-judgmental space for all clients. Venessa describes her therapeutic work as an art of balancing acceptance with change. She works collaboratively with clients, enhancing transparency and open communication. Venessa is truly passionate about a holistic psychology that explores and integrates mind, body and soul. Her aim is to support each person’s true potential by applying strength-based approach in her practice. 


Venessa ensures each client feels comfortable and safe to share their individual experience, and the therapeutic relationship is built upon mutual respect and trust.

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