Our Team and Locations

Northern Beaches - Balgowlah

Principal: Amanda Frawley, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Address:
314a Sydney Road, Balgowlah
NSW Australia 2093
Appts Mon-Fri

Primary Phone: 02 99481754 Fax 02 91696351

Amanda Frawley

Amanda Frawley

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001342931

M.Clin.Psych, B.Beh.Sc(Hons)Psych

MAPS

Amanda has significant experience in both the private and public health sectors, having worked professionally with children and families since 1999, and prior, with adults and their families experiencing serious psychiatric illness. Amanda has also provided individual and group treatments for anxious children, working with the esteemed Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health in Sydney.

At Kids&CoNB, Amanda uses a range of evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioural therapy and further training in mindfulness, attachment, and parenting support models, when working alongside children, young people and parents to manage a range of concerns and mental health difficulties.

With strong skills in anxiety management,  individual therapy, and using a family approach to treating emotional and behavioural difficulties, Amanda is committed to supporting her clients to make change.

Emma Zicat

Emma Zicat

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Registration PSY0002173130

M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych(Hons), M.Res

MAPS

Emma is a warm and non-judgemental psychologist with experience in both private and
public health sectors, having worked professionally with children and families in both
settings. Emma is passionate about using a family approach with children and adolescents
experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties and is committed to providing
effective treatment and supporting clients to make change. Emma is open to working with
a range of client presentations and is committed to providing an effective, evidence-based
treatment. Emma’s goal is to support young people in improving daily functioning, including
family relationships, friendships, and their schooling experience.

Helga Hemberger

Dr. Helga Hemberger

Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001366423

D.Clin.Psych., M.Sc., B.Psych(Hons)

ACPA

Helga completed her post graduate clinical training (DClinPsych) at the University of Sydney in 2006.  She initially worked in neuropsychology settings in the UK where she lead an interdisciplinary team designing and implementing behaviour management plans for severe challenging behaviours as a result of brain injury. She developed a strong interest in relational rehabilitation, and supporting families following injury, illness or disease. 

In Australia, Helga has worked with children and adolescents with a range of mental health concerns, individually, and in group formats. She interned at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health and has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Circle of Security and Family Systems Therapy and Advanced Clinical Training in Family Therapy.  

Helga sees children and adolescents in the clinic with diagnosed mental health conditions, medical conditions, mild to severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as families undergoing change or life challenges. A warm and caring professional, Helga is committed to providing a dynamic, empathic and evidence-based approach to promote and maintain positive change.

Jessica Byrne

Jessica Byrne

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001320061

M.Clin.Psych, B.Sc.(Hons)Psych

MAPS

With many years of experience and a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Jessica has worked across the government, private, and not-for-profit sectors, helping children, adolescents, and adults to address a broad range of emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties.

Jessica has extensive training and experience, having co-authored and implemented a specialised anxiety treatment program, and presented at the Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference.  She has also worked extensively with schools, legal professionals and other agencies to support families making change.

Jessica feels privileged to have shared the stories of many individuals and families, and is committed to working with clients to discover what matters to them, and to live rich, meaningful and connected lives.

Lauren A. Durkin

Dr. Lauren A. Durkin

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0001346820

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

MAPS

Lauren completed a BA in Psychology (1996), MSc in Clinical Psychology (2003) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (2007). She has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families, as well as individual adults, in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health services, residential treatment centres, within a multidisciplinary team at a non-government organisation, and private practice.

She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of mental health difficulties, including severe mental illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia), developmental issues (Autism Spectrum), behavioural difficulties (ADHD, ODD), emotional difficulties (mood and anxiety disorders), relationship difficulties (attachment, parent-child interactions), and school/occupational problems.

Lauren utilises evidence-based therapies and builds on the strengths of individuals and families to achieve positive change in their lives. Lauren currently conducts psychometric assessments for children who are having difficulty in school due to learning difficulties and/or attention/concentration problems or who are gifted and talented.

Mitchell Byrne

Mitchell Byrne

Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist Registrar

Registration PSY0002180365

BPsych (Honours). (Currently completing Combined PhD/M.ClinNeuroPsych)

Mitchell is a kind and committed Psychologist and provides psychometric assessments at Kids&CoNB. Mitchell is currently completing the Combined Masters and PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University. He has a passion for clinical care, and as a current Clinical Neuropsychologist Registrar, has a wide knowledge of developmental and neurological disorders and interventions. Mitchell has experience in both private practice and hospital settings, and with delivering assessment and intervention strategies for children and adolescents, for concerns such as ADHD, specific learning disability, intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

 

Stephanie Banning

Stephanie Banning

Psychologist, Clinical Psychology Registrar

Registration PSY0002033113

M.Psych(Clinical), B.PsychSc(Hons)

Stephanie is a warm and passionate Clinical Psychology Registrar with experience in both private practice and community mental health. She has worked with children, adults and families facing a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, attachment issues, behavioural problems, trauma, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorder as well as managing stressful life events and changes in general. Stephanie is dedicated to providing effective, evidence based treatment which is tailored to the specific needs of your child in the most time effective manner. She uses a range of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Therapy (MICT). Stephanie is committed to continual growth and development as a psychologist and keeps up to date with psychological research to inform her practice to ensure she uses the first-line, most effective treatment. Stephanie is also proficient in psychometric assessment and report writing.

Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore

Clinical Psychologist

Registration PSY0002031610

M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych(Hons)

Taylor has experience in both private and not for profit sectors, having worked professionally with children, adolescents and families in clinical and school environments. Through her previous work, she has developed strong assessment and therapeutic skills to assist with a broad array of presentations including; anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties and challenging behaviours (across home and school contexts).

Working within a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) framework predominantly, Taylor also draws from other therapeutic modalities like Acceptance and Commitment and Play Therapies to tailor intervention to meet your specific needs. She aims to empower the individual through therapy, while simultaneously supporting families and third parties to make effective change.

Thomas Moyle

Thomas Moyle

Psychologist

Registration PSY0002102502

M.Pro.Psych; B.Psych(Hons)

Thomas is a registered Psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and families both privately and as a part of an Non Government Organisation. He has experience working with a range of client presentations, including neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. Thomas understands the need to take a dynamic approach to tailoring treatment for each individual. He strives to meet the unique needs of young people and their families by integrating various evidence-based therapeutic approaches. In particular, Thomas utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Play-Based Treatment and Solution Focused Therapy. Thomas aims to provide a unique therapeutic experience for each client and work collaboratively in meeting therapeutic goals.

Katerine-Ann Lee

Katerine-Ann Lee

Clinical and Administrative Assistant

Katerine-Ann is part of our pleasant and caring assistance team,  providing office administration and clinical support to our clinicians.  Katerine-Ann has a passionate interest in this field, having completed her Bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Honors in Psychology at Bond university, and is undertaking her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Bond University.

Mandy Perera

Mandy Perera

Clinical and Administrative Assistant

BAcct

Mandy is a member of our administration team and in addition to responding to your enquiries, provides office administration and support for our clinicians.  Mandy holds a degree in Accounting and has significant reception and customer service experience, along with sales and administration skills.  Mandy experiences a great deal of enjoyment interacting with people, and has a warm and professional approach. Mandy is currently completing a Masters in Counselling with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.

 

Melissa Panetta

Melissa Panetta

Clinical and Administrative Assistant

Melissa is our kind and friendly Office and Clinical Assistant.  Melissa provides administration support for our clinicians, and she will usually be your first point of contact when you enquire with the Northern Beaches offices.  Melissa holds a psychology degree from Macquarie University, is currently undertaking her Honours in Psychology, and has several years experience with office administration and customer service.