of one another’s imperfections and struggles
to be brave in the face of fear and facilitate courageous conversations
to create a space of non-judgment and open-mindedness in the face of another’s suffering
to always do the right thing by our clients, referrers and colleagues
dedication to providing quality, client-centred care
to approach our work with sincerity and enthusiasm
Meet The Team
Clinical Psychologist & Director (She/Her)
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families who have issues related to eating, body image, anxiety and trauma. I am passionate about helping individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties within the context of their relationships, to be able to work through these issues and improve the quality of connection. I also work with people experiencing loss or bereavement, and those who are facing a life threatening illness, genetic disorder or who may be in palliative care. I work with clients from the LGBTIQ and neurodivergent communities and celebrate diversity.
You may be feeling anxious about aspects of your life or your relationship with food, feeling guilt and shame for being you, or having a loud internal critical voice that just won’t leave you alone. You may be feeling terrified that you are not in control, yet also have a distinct drive for things to be perfect or perhaps even better than they are now. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of loss and sadness, finding it hard to move on with life after a difficult time or some challenging news. You might be experiencing an array of emotions that you need support to work through in a compassionate environment.
You might relate these issues to a diagnosis you have been given or heard of, such as an eating disorder, anxiety disorder, trauma such as PTSD or complex PTSD, personality issues or attachment difficulties. Alternatively this may be related to grief and loss, bereavement or life transitions. I have experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches, mostly schema therapy and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectic behavioural therapy. I also incorporate evidence based eating disorder treatment such as CBTe and SSCM, as well as Maudsley family based approach and attachment based family therapy when required. Natasha is an Advanced Accredited Schema Therapist.
I am also a board approved supervisor and I love sharing knowledge and curiosity about the field of psychology with my colleagues and supervisees. My therapeutic style is personable, warm and compassionate, whilst also supporting exploration of difficult concepts, and at times having challenging conversations to support your progress froward. Everything I do in therapy is done holding you, the client, front and centre and is done with genuine care for you or your loved one’s wellbeing. I enjoy working longer term with people to help make meaningful long term change so I am the right fit for you if you are willing to commit to treatment and to take action in between our sessions to create your desired life. I am here if you need help to cope at a difficult time in your life, processing big feelings that feel tiring and hard. My aim is to be a constant support in your life at a time when things might be difficult.
Registered Psychologist & Director (She/Her)
I work with young people, adults, and their families who may be facing eating and body image challenges. My passion lies in guiding individuals through overcoming issues like perfectionism, low self-worth, anxiety, guilt, people-pleasing, body image worries, and disordered eating. I'm dedicated to ongoing learning to understand better and support all kinds of people, including those from different cultures, the LGBTIQ+ community, and those with diverse ways of thinking.
You might notice yourself tangled in anxious thoughts about food, exercise, and your body. Perhaps you’ve been riding the rollercoaster of trying to control food and exercise, only to feel disconnected and dissatisfied with your body. You might have sensed your world shrinking as you try to avoid situations involving food. Those feelings of guilt and shame around eating might be all too familiar. You may be one of those fighters who’ve navigated the maze of eating disorder diagnoses and treatments without finding the right fit. These struggles can take a toll on your emotional well-being and daily life. If you’ve tried to break these patterns on your own but find it challenging, seeking help is a brave step.
I bring an individualised approach to those who’ve been diagnosed with or relate to issues like eating disorders, anxiety, and chronic low self-esteem. My training spans a range of therapeutic methods that can support you to think differently, work out what’s important to you, deal with big feelings, problem solve & explore ways to help break unhelpful behaviour patterns. Some of these include Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E), Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (FBT), Specialised Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM), Adolescent Focused Therapy for Anorexia (AFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
I like to integrate various approaches tailored to meet your unique needs. I recognise the importance of collaboration and value working closely with your personal and professional support. I want you to really understand why we are doing what we are doing. Providing lots of education and knowing WHY you bravely decide to reach out for support is helpful. I want you to understand how your brain works, why you act the way you do, how you relate & connect with others, and how your mind and body are linked. My delivery is motivating and directive, benefitting individuals who are ready and committed to making significant changes throughout their therapy journey. Together, we can discover the right path for your journey toward growth and change.
Clinical Psychologist & Director (She/Her)
My journey in psychology began with a profound interest in understanding the complexities of the human mind and the impact of past experiences on our present-day functioning. This curiosity led me to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology, where I delved into the realms of emotional and psychological distress that can affect how a person feels, thinks, and behaves, even after the event is over.
I enjoy working with first responders and people from the Defence Force as they navigate integration of workplace challenges and their personal lives. Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to help someone process their traumatic memories in a way that reduces the emotional distress connected to those memories became a pivotal point in my career when I witnessed the incredible ability to facilitate healing. I have witnessed individuals reclaim their lives by processing traumatic memories and reducing the distressing symptoms associated with of emotional and psychological distress, anxiety, and low mood. Guiding my clients through the reprocessing journey, I have seen them gain a renewed sense of self, increased self-compassion, and the ability to form healthier relationships.
In addition to EMDR therapy, I am also trained in Schema Therapy, which focuses on identifying and modifying deep-seated emotional schemas and core beliefs. Imagine you have a bunch of mental “blueprints” that you’ve developed over time based on your past experiences. These blueprints, or “schemas,” influence how you see yourself, other people, and the world around you. Sometimes, these schemas can be negative, and they can lead to problems in your relationships or how you feel about yourself. By addressing these underlying blueprints you can develop healthier coping strategies, improve self-esteem, and establish more fulfilling relationships.
I believe in the power of a collaborative and individualized approach to therapy. Each person’s experiences and needs are unique, and I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where my clients can explore their inner worlds. Through empathy, active listening, and evidence-based interventions, I aim to empower people to navigate their emotions, develop resilience, and make meaningful changes in their lives.
It is my privilege to assist you in your journey towards self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey, then I look forward to guiding your strength and motivation to change to unlock your potential and create a brighter future in line with your values.
Clinical Psychologist & Director (She/Her)
I work with couples who experience emotional distance, unhappiness, conflict, and affairs. You might notice your relationship has nasty communication habits, disconnection and feel misunderstood or misheard by your partner. I also work with couples who simply wish to improve and strengthen their already healthy relationship - to help them thrive! I use strategies from The Gottman Method when working with couples.
I also work with teenagers and adults who feel symptoms of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, stress and overwhelm. You might experience difficulty managing life stressors and seek support through a challenging period or a life transition. I enjoy working with individuals who wish to gain strategies to manage their emotions, experience low self-esteem, or have difficulty with their sleep. I draw from a variety of modalities to suit your individual needs, these include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT). I am undergoing training in Schema Therapy to help you address unmet needs and adjust unhelpful patterns of thinking, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to enable you to heal from symptoms of emotional distress.
I frequently work with people who are considering elective surgery – both those who wish to explore their readiness for surgery, and those who have been requested to undergo pre-operative psychological assessment by their surgeon or GP. Such surgeries may include bariatric surgery, gender reassignment surgery, and breast augmentation. I continue to support individuals post-operatively as their adjust to the psychosocial changes they experience.
Clients I have worked with will tell you I am very passionate about mindfulness, yoga, breath work, and the benefit of mind-body-breath awareness on psychological function.
I find fulfilment in supporting clients from the LGBTIQ and neurodivergent communities. I work with individuals experiencing symptoms of ADHD and it is my sincere belief that celebrating diversity is essential, and I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment where you can freely express your true self.
I work best with individuals who are keen to work together as a team to improve overall health and wellbeing. Engaging in therapy with me will require your willingness to step out of your comfort zone while being authentically vulnerable – it doesn’t matter if that happens at a fast or slow pace, as long as you are committed to the process!
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Director (She/Her)
I am a warm and empathetic dietitian, deeply passionate about the role nutrition plays in getting the most out of life. I translate complex nutrition science into simple information and strategies to help you regain energy, health, and overall vitality.
I work primarily with people experiencing eating disorders or a long history of dieting. This work is where my heart lies, and I feel privileged to walk alongside clients as they challenge rigid beliefs around food and regain the confidence to nourish their body well. I am similarly interested in supporting clients to tailor their nutrition to better manage mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.
I love working with women to optimise their diet for fertility and pregnancy, recognising the profound impact diet can have for expectant mothers and their future children. This often involves working with women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, as well as those pursuing fertility treatments.
I also work with recreational athletes to enhance health, performance and recovery in the context of busy lives. We discuss how much, which types and at what times specific nutrients and fluids are needed to fuel physical activity, including how to implement this practically.
Beyond my work with Collective Health Co, I am completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Queensland to explore how teams can work together most effectively to support people experiencing an eating disorder. This research has taught me the value of working collaboratively with all team members and ensuring the client remains at the centre of all decision-making throughout treatment.
I am committed to embracing diversity within my practice and strive to create a safe place for all people, irrespective of their size/shape, age, abilities, gender, sexuality and cultural background.
Clinical Psychologist (She/Her)
If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, fear or depression which may be linked to things that have happened in your life, this is something I would love to help you with. Often, negative experiences from the past can continue into the present and you may feel confused, triggered, overwhelmed, or even numb. Sometimes, you may notice you are avoiding things that cause you to feel upset or overwhelmed. Confusing things can happen in your body that mean it does not work properly. This can also be linked to ongoing stress and there are therapies that can help.
It may be obvious what has happened to contribute to your symptoms, as in Post traumatic stress disorder, but sometimes there is no obvious link, and it feels really complex. When people work with me in therapy, we explore what events have contributed to your symptoms and we work to figure out how things can change. Sometimes we decide together to try out some strategies to manage the symptoms and sometimes we work with the root cause, the events themselves, and shift the way these events affect you.
If you search for me online, the first thing that will likely come up is EMDR therapy. In my training, I have focussed on EMDR therapy and other therapies to treat trauma and related experiences, such as Dissociation and Functional Neurological Disorders. I am also very passionate about using Mindfulness and breathwork in therapy as well as in my own life. These approaches can be very powerful and help us to learn to be calm and present to do deeper trauma work.
I love working with clients from many backgrounds and cultures. I work with teenagers, adults and older persons. I have worked with many clients from refugee backgrounds in the past. I love working with people from all cultures and communities, including those from the LGBTIQ community as well as those from neurodivergent communities. I am passionate about providing an environment where diversity is welcomed. I also understand that there are often memories associated with the experience of feeling or being treated as different, or being discriminated against, or feeing less than, that become the focus of work we do in therapy.
I have been a clinical psychologist since 1996 and I started working at Collective Health Co in 2020 and the team here is like family. We are all inspired to help each other learn to be better and better at what we do to help our clients.
I am an approved supervisor, supporting other psychologists in their learning, an EMDRAA Accredited Consultant, and an EMDR Institute Facilitator, assisting to train others do this work. It is incredibly inspiring to help others to learn something that you know will benefit so many people. Many of my best teachers are my clients, who help me subtlety change the way I work, based on their experiences and feedback.
I believe in continuing self-care and when I’m not working, I can often be found in the garden, growing fruit and vegetables. I also love swimming and I practice yoga. I am fortunate and grateful that I have a wonderful family that I love to spend time with.
Dr Fionnuala Dunne
Dr Fionnuala Dunne received her medical degree at Trinity College in Dublin. She completed her registrar training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England and undertook a senior registrar position in Melbourne in 1998. She returned to Newcastle and became a consultant in adult psychiatry in 2000 and, over the next five years, developed an early intervention service for psychosis.
Dr Dunne came to the Sunshine Coast in 2006 and was a consultant psychiatrist at both Gympie and Nambour hospitals, before setting up her private practice at Cooinda Clinic in April 2014.
Registered Psychologist (She/Her)
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read about me. I hope this information will help you decide if I might be a good fit for you if you’re considering, continuing on, or needing help with a journey of growth, self-discovery, transformation, and / or recovery. I am a registered psychologist currently undertaking a Master of Clinical Psychology through UniSQ. I’m delighted to be joining the team at Collective Health Co. for my student placement and grateful to be here to support you as you navigate life’s complexities. I have over 8 years of practise in forensic settings and working with veterans and their families.
You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, substance use issues or problems with living. You may have difficulties with your emotions or self-worth, fear rejection or failure, or find things like control and perfectionism rule your life. Things might be overwhelming or confusing. Whatever the case I will work with you, and, through the things getting in the way of you living a purposeful and enriched life.
I work with individuals and couples, children, adolescents, and adults. I integrate and individualise a range of evidence-based interventions (CBT, IPT, ACT, DBT -informed, Mindfulness, Gottman method and Trauma Focused CBT) into my work to promote health behaviour, acceptance, well-being, recovery, restoration, and renewal. I take a holistic approach to my work adopting a systemic lens and biopsychosocial approach to understand people in the context of their concerns. I am always on the lookout for the inherent resilience and strengths that everyone has within them.
People would probably describe me as an easy-going, warm, bubbly, person who genuinely cares about and listens to people. But, hey, I’ve also had a lot of life experience, so, I know about life’s difficulties which means I’m pragmatic and realistic too. I am dedicated to my work and am constantly seeking new opportunities to learn and develop. I have an extensive background in yoga and meditation which has kept me going over the years and inspires me with a deep appreciation for (improving) the well-being of others and fostering change.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (She/Her)
I am Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Credentialled Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC). I practice within the values and principles of Health at Every Size® to ensure diet culture and weight stigma do not have a place in my practice! I am size-inclusive and gender-affirming, using a trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming approach with my clients. I pride myself in creating safe and accessible spaces for my clients, their families, and supports. I provide you the opportunity to be your true self during treatment in order to create and reach goals that align with your values and capacity.
I work with people across the lifespan at all stages of their journey. This could mean you or a loved one has new or emerging issues with nutrition, or you may have been struggling with your relationship with food and your body for as long as you can remember.
I am passionate about early intervention and am a strong advocate for nutrition in recovery. Working extensively with the intersection of children and eating disorders has allowed me to develop high level skills in working with individual and families to navigate challenges with food selectivity, textural or sensory sensitivities and food avoidance including ARFID.
I enjoy helping all athletes, including young and developing athletes with their sporting goals including returning to high level training, improving their nutritional strategies and working to support adequate fuelling and recovery to ensure longevity in their sporting pursuits.
Other areas of interest and experience include plant-based nutrition, antenatal and maternity nutrition and any nutritional concerns from a non-diet approach.
I know nutrition and eating can be a tricky topic for individuals and families and I hope that working with me can help to ease some of this burden and provide valuable knowledge and skills to improve relationships with food and more importantly quality of life!
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (She/Her)
I am passionate about working with people of all ages to improve their relationship with food, recover from disordered eating and chronic dieting and reconnect with their body and natural intuition around food. I also have a special interest in hormonal and reproductive health.
You may feel stuck constantly thinking about food and eating or struggle with rigid rules and behaviours around food leading to significant distress and anxiety. Maybe you feel trapped in the dieting cycle or unable to trust your body and feel completely disconnected from it.
I have experience and bring an understanding of trauma-informed, neurodiversity affirming care. I practice with empathy and value working collaboratively with people, their families and other members of their care team.
When it comes to nutrition, I follow a non-diet approach rooted in Health at Every Size® (HAES®) principles, meaning all bodies are respected and my focus is on helping individuals to achieve health goals through meaningful and sustainable behaviour change. While I use research and current evidence to inform my practice, I respect that each person’s experience is so unique and understand that health is incredibly complex, personal, and so much more than what you eat.
I am committed to building and maintaining a trusting therapeutic relationship and creating a safe and non-judgemental environment where diversity is celebrated, and all people feel supported and understood.
My practice style is calm, compassionate, and curious and hope our work together can support you in the process of finding body acceptance and food freedom.
Clinical Psychologist (She/Her)
I am a warm and empathetic psychologist dedicated to supporting individuals on their unique journeys towards well-being. I understand that reaching out to a psychologist can at times be daunting, and I want to assure you that seeking help is a courageous act of self-care and a significant step towards recovery and psychological wellness.
I take a person-centred approach focussing on building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and connection. Together, we will explore your strengths, set goals that are meaningful to you, and develop coping strategies to help you navigate life’s hurdles. My goal is to empower you with the tools and insights to develop a healthier relationship with yourself and feel connected to those around you. In my sessions, I am committed to bringing hope, patience, and warmth, and I invite you to bring with a sense of curiosity and openness.
You might be experiencing struggles related to eating and dieting, body image concerns, or have a difficult relationship with exercise. If you want to further explore your difficulties with food/yourself or you are a caring family member seeking support, I aim to empower you with knowledge and skills to navigate this journey with compassion and resilience. I strongly believe that recovery from an eating disorder is possible and I feel honoured to support you in your journey towards healing and recovery.
Whether you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety and stress, feeling low, having relationship difficulties, or struggling with other life transitions, I’m here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely. I am trained in a variety of treatment approaches including Family-based treatment for adolescents (FBT/Maudsley approach); Enhanced Cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-e), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained and accredited in provided the Cool Kids and Chilled Anxiety Program. During this 10-week evidence-based therapeutic program, I will work with you and your school aged child (ages 7-17 years) to explore coping strategies and develop practical tools to navigate anxiety-provoking situations confidently. My goal is to empower both you and your child with a sense of control and self-assurance, allowing you to support your child to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally while embracing a positive outlook on life.
Your journey towards well-being is valued, and I’m here to guide you as you embark on this transformative journey.
Practice Manager (She/Her)
I have a passion for the health care industry, with over 20 years working in private practice, allied health and hospital environments in Australia and the United Kingdom. I am passionate about the value that interprofessional allied health support can bring to people’s lives. I see daily how this collaborative approach enriches our clients lives and am so grateful to be part of such a talented team of professionals who genuinely care about their clients.
My aim is to create a warm, welcoming, and compassionate environment for all clients seeking support in the areas of Psychology, Dietetics and Psychiatry. I understand that seeking professional support can at times be a daunting and anxious process, but please rest assured we genuinely care about your wellbeing and are here to help answer any questions you may have, to ensure you have the best possible experience.
I am committed to maintaining a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment, that celebrates diversity and is inclusive of the LGBTIQ and neurodivergent communities. I thrive on kindness and compassion and hope that my friendly and caring nature will put you, your child or family at ease. I look forward to welcoming you to our clinic, to assist you in achieving your treatment goals and live the life that you desire.
Accredited Practising Dietitian | Registered Counsellor (She/Her)
I am a caring and compassionate nutrition counsellor who is committed to lifelong learning. I am nonjudgmental and passionate about helping individuals of all ages appreciate food and their bodies. My services provide practical and evidenced based support and education that is individualised to work collaboratively to create sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.
I am a dual trained Dietitian and Counsellor who has experience supporting a loved one in recovery from an ED. I understand the impactself image can have on your relationship with food and your body, and I am devoted to helping individuals discover who they are and find a healthy relationship with food.
I began my career as a clinical Dietitian more than 25 years ago specialising in paediatric diabetes. My areas of interest are in mental health, eating disorders, diabetes and neuro diversity, working primarily with people experiencing eating, weight, body image and self-esteem concerns, including chronic dieting/ restrictive eating or binging and diagnosed ED’s.
I particularly love working with adolescents experiencing eating disorders (including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) or disordered eating with or without co-occurring neurodiversity, diabetes and/or celiac disease, and adults caught in the chronic dieting trap.
Through my personal experience I have developed a deep and empathic understanding of what families can do to best support their loved ones through recovery. I provide one on one sessions to family and loved ones to help develop an understanding of how the ED thinks and thoroughly unpack their concerns.
I provide nutrition counselling support by creating a safe space to help you identify your concerns, priorities and health goals. I provide education on the nutrient content of foods, balanced eating, healing your relationship with food & body, building individual action plans and motivational coaching to support behaviour change.
I am passionate about challenging the diet culture and media that says health is a size or shape. I believe food is so much more than nutrition its about socialising and creating great memories with family and friends. I am all about collaboratively working with you to find sustainable healthy lifestyle changes for life.
Hi there, my name is Helen and you will find me working in Reception at Collective Health Co. Having worked in many different sectors of the medical/health industry for nearly 20 years, I am excited and grateful to be able to work within a team that is as passionate about our values as I am. It is a privilege to be part of a client’s journey (even in a small way), who may be struggling and are in need of our services. Being able to have the confidence to know that our team will ensure that we are there to help in all aspects of your journey gives me great comfort.
As mentioned above I have had nearly 20 years experience in the health sector. This has been in an administrative position in a Hospital, Specialist and GP environments. When starting with Collective Health Co I had no experience with Allied Health (only from a GP perspective). I have certainly enjoyed the challenge of developing new skills and learning all I can about this area – especially when dealing with all things Medicare. I have worked outside the medical industry in few other roles but all have been customer service based. Working with Winkle Aviation (agent for Qantaslink) was certainly where I really had to put my customer service skills to the test. Here I would check customers in for domestic and international travel and we all know how frustrating delayed and cancelled flights can be!
I have learnt throughout my years that being “front of house” is very important at making a first impression and ensuring clients/patients be made comfortable and welcomed in a non-judgemental environment. I am passionate about helping you navigate your way and ensuring your journey is smooth and easy as possible when dealing with all things administrative. My passion for client care is my top priority and I believe in respect for all clients and that you are treated with kindness and dignity. I will always greet you with a friendly smile and I truly hope this makes your day just that little bit better.
Hi, I’m Jess, I feel incredibly grateful to be a part of the team here at Collective Health. I really value the input that we have in the lives of our clients and helping to facilitate them along the journey is an incredible privilege. I really enjoy using my background experience in administration to provide great client care and support to my fellow colleagues.
I realise that we all go through difficult times in life and I’m passionate about creating a warm and positive experience as you navigate your own or your family’s health journey. I understand it can be a big step to seek professional support and I am here to help guide you through the administration side of things to help the process to be a smooth and comfortable experience for you.
My aim is to provide a caring and welcoming environment for you, to help you feel at ease in what can be a stressful or anxious time. I enjoy learning how to best understand and support you as you navigate the treatment process. It’s a joy for me to be a part of the journey to helping you achieve the health and wellbeing that you desire. I look forward to welcoming you here at Collective Health.
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