OUR TEAM

All of our clinicians hold university qualifications in Psychology, are APHRA registered psychologists, and hold membership with various professional psychological bodies. Our team frequently attend professional development training
to ensure they are offering currently informed, evidence based treatment.

Our psychologists all have different skills and strengths and this way are capable of meeting a wide range of client's needs.

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KRISTY ATTWOOLL
– Principal Clinical Psychologist

Kristy is a warm, intuitive, and empathic therapist. She is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and dedicated to supporting her clients as they pursue their full potential and live more satisfying lives.  She has over 18 years of experience working as a psychologist and her clients tend to find her gentle, sensitive demeanour both reassuring and encouraging.

Kristy's qualifications are a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours both from the University of New South Wales.

Kristy has experience working with a range of individuals with diverse psychological difficulties such as, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality difficulties, poor self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, depersonalisation and derealisation symptoms, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-harm and difficulties coping with emotions. She enjoys working both with individuals and couples and has a special interest in helping clients with challenging past experiences develop their self-worth and establish more healthy relationships with others.

She has extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Informed therapy approaches and Mindfulness-based therapies. She also has an appreciation and fondness for Psychodynamic treatment models.

For 6 years she was part of the multidiscipline team at Northside Clinic, a leading private hospital in North Shore Sydney, where she assessed and treated adults and adolescents in crisis and with acute mental health problems. She consulted predominantly on the Acute Unit coordinating the inpatient treatment program and providing both individual and group treatment sessions. She also provided group treatment sessions on the inpatient Eating Disorders Unit and a number of the outpatient hospital groups such as the Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Hearing Voices & Unusual Beliefs (Psychosis), General Acute, and Supportive Day Programs.

In addition, to working within the private sector Kristy has consulted in public community health and public hospital settings.  She has provided educational seminars to family members and carers of individuals with mental health problems within the community. Further, she has conducted training seminars in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Lifeline counselling practitioners and Northside Clinic hospital staff.

Kristy established Kristy Attwooll & Associates Clinical Psychology Practice 15 years ago in the suburb of Chatswood. In 2013 the practice relocated to St Leonards (our current premises).

In addition, to her work as a therapist Kristy has assisted with research into treatment for phobias, the neuropsychological functioning of traumatic brain injury patients, cognitive development in childhood, the cognitive functioning of the elderly, and adolescent behavioural difficulties. She has also contributed to a book written about depersonalisation disorder,  providing information about use of Mindfulness based and ACT techniques when treating this condition.

Kristy is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and also a registered SIRA WorkCover provider. She is also a member of The Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Kristy is a Board Approved Supervisor and enjoys supervising psychologists completing the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program.

Available Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Fee - $265 ($129.55 Medicare rebate per session)

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DR MARIJA NAUMOSKA
– Clinical Psychologist

Marija has been working in the field of mental health since 2002. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree majoring in Psychology at the Australian National University, Canberra. Her career began in the ACT, where she worked on the mental health crisis team before shifting to a case management role with community mental health services. 

In 2005, she moved to Sydney to pursue postgraduate study. While completing a Doctor of Clinical Psychology/ Master of Science Degree, at The University of Sydney she continued to work as group and individual therapist at St John of God Hospital in Burwood, a leading Sydney Private Psychiatric Hospital.

Over the past 7 years, Marija has been working as part of a team of clinicians at a private Clinical Psychology practice. In this role she has provided therapy for various conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adult attachment disorders, substance abuse  disorders and trauma. She understands that for many seeking help, the experience of trauma as a child and/or as an adult has been an underlying cause to their distress and difficulties in life.

 

As a therapist, Marija aims to provide a warm and calm atmosphere that will create a safe environment for clients to focus on overcoming past trauma and/or stressful life events. Her therapeutic style is based on the principle that 'the client always knows what is best for them'. Therefore, she encourages her clients to be inquisitive about the process of therapy and to communicate the pace and limit of change that they find most suitable. In general Marija uses a range of therapeutic approaches that include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Trauma Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Mindfulness Practice. Irrespective of the approach applied, Marija will always dedicate herself to improving clients' quality of life by fostering within them a stronger sense of purpose/ meaning and resilience to future adversity.

Marija is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and also a registered WorkCover provider.

 

In addition to her work as a therapist Marija has been involved in research projects evaluating the prevalence of eating disorders amongst women in Australia and completed a doctoral thesis exploring risk and resilience factors in PTSD sufferers.

 

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Fee - $265 initial appointment & $255 subsequent sessions ($129.55 Medicare rebate per session)

 

 

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PETER MORCOS
– Psychologist

Peter practices with the belief that everyone has the capacity to be the champion of their own life. He helps clients develop their independence, autonomy and confidence in their life choices, while introducing clients to skills and strategies that help them achieve their therapeutic goals. With the recognition that the pathway to independence and autonomy is not clear cut, Peter engages each client at their pace and with consideration for their experiences. He values trust, developed through transparency and respect, and endeavours to create a therapy space where clients can be open and engage without judgement. 

 

Peter works collaboratively with clients on their treatment goals and draws upon his knowledge and experience in using the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema informed Therapy, and Mindfulness based Strategies. 

 

Peter see clients with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, and Personality Disorders.

 

Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Western Sydney University and has since worked in private practice, correctional services, and community health organisations such as Headspace and LikeMind. He is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychology Society. He is also a SIRA WorkCover accredited psychologist.

Available Mondays & Wednesdays

Fee - $210 ($88.55 Medicare rebate per session)

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MARY PASHAYAN
– Psychologist

Mary is an authentic, warm and open psychologist. She strives to empower and support clients as they gain the insight and skills needed to live in line with their personal values. She believes that providing the right therapeutic relationship, one that entails safety, empathy and acceptance, can allow client’s the space to work through difficulties and achieve personal growth.  

 

Mary is an AHPRA registered psychologist. She completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours in 2010 at Macquarie University and has since worked in various different areas of practice. 

 

Specifically, Mary worked for many years as a school psychologist in public and private schools. She has been employed in neurofeedback clinics, at the Macquarie University Anxiety Clinic and in a vocational rehabilitation setting. More recently, she has worked in private practice with clients across the lifespan as well as in organisations such as Headspace. 

 

She sees clients with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, ADHD, and adjustment. She has experience with people of migrant and refugee backgrounds as well as the LGBTIQ+ population. 

 

Mary uses a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Informed Therapy.  

 

As a therapist, Mary takes a broad view of client experiences and aims to understand each client’s unique perspective and goals. She prioritises taking a collaborative approach, engaging clients in the therapeutic process and encouraging them to guide the pace and direction of therapy; as they are experts in their own lives.  

Available Tuesdays & Fridays

Fee - $210 ($88.55 Medicare rebate per session)