Fiona has over 17 years experience working with children and families with a broad range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. She has worked in a number of settings, including mental health and early intervention. Fiona is passionate about engaging children in therapy through play and loves seeing families strengthen their relationships and create lasting bonds.
In addition to running her private practice Fiona coordinates the Specialist Autism Team at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is also a guest lecturer at a number of universities. Fiona is a member of the clinical college of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in child and family psychology, at the University of Melbourne.
Fiona works closely with a small team of dedicated psychologists, ensuring that she can be responsive to families while still maintaining an excellent standard of care.
Dr Alison Parkington is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and families. Since graduating in 2007, Alison has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital mental health service and in a number of private practice settings. She sees young people presenting with a range of issues including anxiety, low mood, behavioural difficulties and developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Alison uses play and talking therapies to engage children in treatment, and works closely with the child’s family, school and other support networks to best support the child.
Emma has experience working with children with autism, developmental delays and disabilities in community settings. She has experience working with children experiencing anxiety, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Emma is passionate about engaging children through play and working collaboratively with families.
In addition to her private practice role, Emma works in early childhood intervention supporting children with additional needs in their home and community settings (e.g., kinder and school). Emma is a member of the Australian Psychology Society and an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. Emma completed the Master of Clinical Psychology at RMIT University.
Clinical Psychologist, DPsych (Health), BA (Psych) (Hons), MAPS
Jess is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with toddlers, preschoolers and primary school aged children in a range of community-based settings. Jess has a particular interest in assisting children experiencing anxiety and worries, and in the assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Jess also has extensive experience working with children presenting with: emotion regulation difficulties; sleep difficulties; aggressive and oppositional behaviours; attention and concentration difficulties; school readiness; developmental delay; learning difficulties; bullying and interpersonal issues; and building confidence and self-esteem.
Jess is an accredited Medicare Provider (clinical psychology) and is also accredited with FaHCSIA to provide services for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Psychologist and Counsellor for Carers BA, Grad Dip (Psychology) Post Grad Dip (Special Education) Adv Dip (Gestalt Therapy)
Evelyn Bugel is a Psychologist offering specialised counselling for family members of people with disabilities, mental illness or a chronic condition. Evelyn brings 25 years of community sector experience to her role. She has a special interest in helping families develop coping strategies and increase personal resources so they can better manage the unique parenting demands they face. Evelyn’s clients receive respectful, warm, intelligent counselling and benefit from her knowledge of interventions used in disability as well as her experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. A substantial rebate is available for Evelyn’s service through Medicare. Additionally, as an external provider with Carers Victoria, Evelyn offers free counselling to people referred through Carers Victoria. To find out more please visit www.evelynbugelpsychology.com