TIM UPSDELL – PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGIST
M Psych (Clinical); M Psych (Organisational);
Grad Dip Ergonomics; Grad Dip Public Health: B.A.(HONS); B.SC
Tim Upsdell is the Principal Psychologist at Fleurieu Psychology Services. His academic qualifications include a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and a Masters in Psychology (Organisational). He has also completed a Certificate in Family Therapy from the Dulwich Centre, and has training in a number of specific techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Hypnosis and Rapid Eye Movement Desensitisation. He worked for 10 years with offending and homeless youth and 13 years in the area of Vocational Rehabilitation for people with disabilities, both physical and psychological before establishing Fleurieu Psychology Services in 2003.
Tim consults at Tavwick House Christies Beach on Monday and Thursday, Hallett Cove on Wednesday and Goolwa once a fortnight on alternative Tuesdays (changing to weekly Tuesdays in 2022), Aldinga once a fortnight on a Friday, and GP Axis Seaford-Meadows once a fortnight on a Saturday.
CORRIE MINNS-CUPIT – SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST
MASTER IN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE (COUNSELLING), GRAD DIP APPLIED CHILD PSYCHOLOGY; B.A (MULTI).
Corrie is the longest employed practitioner at FPS (excluding Tim) having been with the practice since 2007. Following the bulk of her tertiary studies, Corrie moved across from Victoria and undertook a 2-year internship in Adelaide. She then registered as a psychologist in 1998 and started her own private practice. Since registering, she has worked for herself as well as organisations including Baptist Community Services, Adelaide Psychology Consultants, Tabor College, the University of South Australia, the Department of Defence, Maxima Joblink, and De Poi Consultancy Services. Her speciality is working with children and their families and includes Childhood Disability and Disorders (e.g. Autism and ADHD), Behaviour Management, Assessment, Depression, Anxiety, Aggression, Adjustment, School Readiness, Bullying and Abuse. Her interests and experience working with adults has been in Counselling (e.g. Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma etc.), Teaching, Recruitment and Selection, Job Network, and Vocational Assessments (for WorkCover and victims of MVA’s).
Corrie consults at Tavwick House Christies Beach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and at Hallett Cove on Thursday and Friday.
NIGEL SKEATES – PSYCHOLOGIST
ADYDIP SALVATION ARMY MIN., BBUS., GRADDIP PSYCH STUDIES,
GRADIP PSYCH., MPSYCH(COUNS.),ASSOC MAPS
Nigel has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, two Post Graduate Diplomas of Psychology (Psychology and Psychological Studies), a Bachelor of Business and an Advanced Diploma in Salvation Army Ministry. He is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and an Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. Nigel is a practitioner with experience across a range of psychological areas, including Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling), Grief and Loss, Relationship & Marital Difficulties, Adolescents & Young Adult Life Issues, and General Life Choice Issues. He has a specific interest in Male Health and Wellbeing, and is particularly interested in the experience, role, and importance of fathers. Nigel has a vast array of experience within both the private and non-government sectors. This includes working in Mental Health Research and Development, Community Mental Health, Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Employment Services, Domestic Violence, Private Practice as well as Management and Human Resources.
Nigel consults at Tavwick House Christies Beach on Wednesday and Friday.
BRONWYN BUTLER – PSYCHOLOGIST
GRAD DIP APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY; BA PSYCHOLOGY; ASSOC MAP
Bronwyn received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from NT University. She undertook a 2 year internship with Tim Upsdell at Fleurieu Psychology Services. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and has been an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 8/3/95.
Bronwyn worked for 7 years with St John Ambulance NT providing recruitment, counselling, Psychological Assessment and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. She was employed with Job Network for 10 years in various capacities including Job Capacity Assessment, Personal Support Program and providing Psychological Services to clients with multiple and severe barriers such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, grief, alcohol and drug addictions, homelessness, childhood abuse and domestic violence.
Bronwyn has been with Fleurieu for 6 years and specialises in adults and older clients utilising therapies such as CBT, Strengths Based Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client Centred Therapy and mindfulness techniques.
Bronwyn consults at Christies Beach on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Goolwa on Thursdays and Fridays.
CAROLA CARDOSO-KUNCAR – PSYCHOLOGIST
Carola Cardoso is a registered Psychologist with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australia Psychologist Society (APS). Carola focuses mainly on working with those suffering from chronic diseases to manage chronic pain and psychological associated complication. She received a degree of Professional Psychologist and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communications at Diego Portales University in 2009 (Chile). Then, she worked for 3 years in the department of communication and strategy at Redpath Chilean constructions, (http://www.redpathmining.com/regions/south-america/) as an Organisational Psychologist.
Carola came to Australia in 2011 to further develop her career. Her degree in Professional Psychology has been recognised by the APS and she completed a master’s degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Flinders University. Her research project was “Psychology, cancer and others Chronic diseases”. She has work experience in different areas of psychological distress, including anger management, pain management, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationships and bullying.
Carola Cardoso consults at Hallett Cove on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
BONNIE WEST – CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Psychologist Registration with Psychology Board of Australia
MA Clinical Psychology
BA (Hons) Psychology
Bonnie initially completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2002 in South Africa, and after moving to the UK, she engaged in further training and was awarded a UK British Psychological Society (BPS) Statement of Equivalence in 2009. She has recently moved to Adelaide and has successfully completed a Board-approved transitional program in order to achieve general registration as a Psychologist in Australia. She also holds full registration in both South Africa and the UK.
Bonnie has worked as a Clinical Psychologist within the UK National Health Service (NHS) for the past 15 years within various mental health settings, including community mental health teams, acute mental health settings and a specialist eating disorder service. Although she has experience of treating clients of all ages, the majority of her clinical practice to date has been with adults. Her special interests include eating disorders, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders.
Bonnie utilises a formulation-based approach and will work with clients to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties in order to help design and carry out effective treatment plans. She has been trained in a number of evidence-based psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR), Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) and Compassion-focused therapy (CFT).
Bonnie is consulting at the Hallett Cove Practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
PETER DAVIES – PSYCHOLOGIST
After over a decade of military service, Peter went on to study his Bachelor and Honours degrees in Psychological Science at the University of Adelaide. Peter enjoys working across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. He uses an evidence-based approach, and focuses on: Substance-use and addiction, bipolar and mood disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, personality disorders, behavioural issues, and relationships.
Peter is at the Hallett Cove branch Tuesday to Friday
ADELE MURPHY – REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
BA (Psychology and Counselling), Hons (Psychology)
Adele has a Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling from Edith Cowan University and Honours Degree in Psychology from Flinders University. She is a general registered psychologist with the Psychology board of Australia. In 2018, Adele worked at a non-government school for children on the Autism Spectrum as the school psychologist (provisional). Adele has been working at Fleurieu Psychology Services during her internship since April 2017 under the supervision of Tim Upsdell. Her areas of interest involves working with children and their families. Specifically behavioural management and intervention, anxiety, building social and emotional skills and resilience, bullying, issues at school, Autism Spectrum Disorder and depression. Adele has run social skills groups in schools including ‘What’s the Buzz’ and ‘Zones of Regulation’.
Adele is available at Christies Beach on Mondays and Tuesdays.
KERRY GARDNER – Psychologist
GradDipPsych(Adv); BPsycSc; DipCouns
Kerry is a newly Registered Psychologist. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Counselling from Bower Place in 2013, Bachelor of Psychological Science from Flinders University in 2018 and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced from Monash University in 2019. Kerry is registered with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
She worked for seven years as a Psychosocial Support Worker, supporting people with severe barriers including anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, acquired brain injury and various disabilities, both physical and psychological.
Kerry has an interest in working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of complex mental health, emotional, behavioural and relationship concerns. She has a particular interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.
Kerry is now available at the Hallett Cove Practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
REBECCA HORSNELL – Registered Psychologist
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Graduate Certificate of Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling.
Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist and completed her Bachelor and Honours in Psychology at Flinders University in 2013 and completed a Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling in 2019.
Rebecca completed a two year board approved internship under the supervision of Tim Upsdell and has been working at Fleurieu Psychology Services since the beginning of 2019, first as a Provisional Psychologist and then as a Registered Psychologist from 2021.
For 7 years Rebecca worked as a Community Mental Health Support Worker in the non government sector. In this role, Rebecca worked with adults with a range of complex mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder and supported them to live independently, avoid hospital admission and work towards their recovery goals.
Rebecca is interested in working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and panic, trauma, suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours. She also has a special interest in perinatal mental health including post-natal depression and anxiety and general adjustment to parenthood.
Rebecca works with clients of all ages
Rebecca works at our Christies Beach practice on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
TRISH MCCANN MORTIMER – PSYCHOLOGIST
PH D PSYCHOLOGY; M COUNSELLING; M WOMEN’S STUDIES; GRAD DIP GROUP WORK; GRAD DIP ECE; BA HONS; BA.
Trish McCann Mortimer has a psychology doctorate from the University of Adelaide that focused on wellbeing in midlife and older people. She also has a Masters Degree in Counselling, two post graduate diplomas (group work and early childhood education), and a First Class Honours degree in Psychology. She has training in a number of specific techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and the Paula Barrett ‘Friends’ program for children and youth with anxiety issues.
Trish has a background of school psychology, teaching, school py community work and training including 11 years in the Northern Territory with many occasions for working with culturally and linguistically diverse adults and children. Her experience includes teaching preschool, high school, TAFE and university level students as well as vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities and numerous delivering “work readiness” programs designed for Indigenous and other CALD groups. Her experience and interests include working with children who have special needs (e.g. Asperger’s syndrome), anxiety, and adjustment issues and with adults and older people facing depression, grief, loss and other issues.
Trish consults at Tavwick House on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
JONATHON WIRTH – Provisional Psychologist
Jonathon Wirth completed the Bachelor and Honours degree in Psychological Science at the University of Adelaide. He has experience working with children and adults with varying mental health disorders including: autism, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety as well as intellectual disability. Jonathon has worked as a registered behaviour technician (ABA) and a mental health support worker for over five years. He is currently designing a social skills group for young adults who are interested in pursuing, maintaining and improving friendships and romantic relationships.
Jonathon is at the Christie’s Beach office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
MICHAEL TLAUKA – PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Michael Tlauka was awarded a B.Sc. (Hons) and a PhD in Psychology by the University of Leicester, UK. Following a career as a lecturer in Psychology in the UK and in Australia, Michael is now registered as a provisional psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority). Michael works both with adults and children, focusing on anxiety, depression, anger and frustration, stress, autism, social skills, behavioural difficulties, and emotional regulation. He welcomes clients from the LQBTIQ community. His approach is primarily based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Michael works at our Christies Beach Practice.
SHARMAYNE BENNETT – PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
GradDipPsychAdv; GDipCrim; BPsychSc; BCrim
Sharmayne completed a dual Bachelor in Psychological Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Queensland. After taking some time off to explore her other passion in the travel industry, she recently relocated to Adelaide and completed her Honours equivalent (Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced) with Monash University online.
Sharmayne has recently begun a two-year board approved internship with Fleurieu Psychology Services, under the supervision of Tim Upsell. She is particularly interested in working with people experiencing relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviours.
Sharmayne usually works at our Christies Beach Practice.
PRACTICE MANAGER – CHRISTIES BEACH
Linda has been managing the office at Fleurieu Psychology Services since 2008. Prior to that she has worked in a variety of Customer Service and Administrative roles.
PRACTICE MANAGER – HALLETT COVE
Jen commenced working in our Hallett Cove office in 2017 and prior to that she has worked in a variety of Customer Service and Administrative roles.
CHRISTIE BEACH RECEPTION/ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Sonya is one of our lovely receptionists at Christies Beach
CHRISTIES BEACH RECEPTION/ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Heather is our new lovely receptionist at Christies Beach
HALLETT COVE RECEPTION/ADMINISTRATION OFFICER / PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Grant is one of the reception/admin officers at the Hallett Cove branch.