MCCP-icon-white-transparent The process of finding a good Clinical Psychologist can be just like finding any other specialist to suit your needs. Word of mouth can be helpful, as is relying on the advice of your family GP. It is important that you believe your Clinical Psychologist is knowledgeable, non-judgmental and skilled in the area of your needs. We encourage questions and feedback and will work with you to ensure that therapy is beneficial and that you feel supported. We welcome you to phone or email us to talk through your concerns and needs.

Crysta Derham

Clinical Psychologist BA (Psych), BSc Hons (Psych), MS (Psych), PGDipClinPsyc


Armadale Clinic: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm. Evening appointments by arrangement

Clients: Children, young people and adults

Crysta is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with adults and children in both private and public mental health services. She completed her training in New Zealand where she worked with children and adults, including providing assessment and intervention for developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and Dyslexia. Alongside private practice, Crysta is part of an adolescent mental health hospital team where she has developed a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults who may experience anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, bullying and peer pressure, depression, low self-esteem, and self-harming behaviour. She can also assist with study skills and study organisation. Crysta provides a comfortable and safe space for people to share their difficulties. She has a collaborative therapy approach to applying evidence based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Crysta accepts referrals for adults, adolescents, and children.

Su-Lin Yii

Clinical Neuropsychologist, M Psych (ClinNeuro), BA (Psych)(Hons), BA, MBPsS


Armadale Clinic and Beaumaris Clinic: Assessments conducted on Saturday by arrangement – please phone to book

Su-Lin holds a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology degree, with specialised training in the assessment and rehabilitation/remediation of neuropsychological conditions. This includes acquired brain injury (such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, tumour, neurosurgery, alcohol and substance-related brain injuries), neurodevelopmental disorders (including learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD) and neurodegenerative conditions (such as dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease). Su-Lin’s professional experience includes specialist services in a number of neurorehabilitation wards, geriatric wards and diagnostic clinics in both Melbourne and for the NHS in London, UK. She also enjoys working with children and has previously been employed as an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapist, providing interventions to children with autism spectrum disorder. She has undertaken research into the impact of social and emotional programs in reducing behavioural difficulties in children, and has published a journal article exploring investigative interviewing strategies for paediatric eyewitness testimony.

Su-Lin is a creative, results-driven and goal-oriented clinician, who draws on evidence-based interventions to deliver bespoke treatment services to her clients. Her specialist knowledge of neuroanatomy and neuropsychology enables her to provide in-depth assessments to better inform subsequent remediation and treatment plans.

Dr. Nellie Lucas

Principal Clinical Psychologist, DPsych(ClinChild), BPsych(Hons), MAPS FCCLP


Consulting in Armadale and Beaumaris. Please note that appointments with Nellie are currently by arrangement via phone and email only. There is limited availability.

Nellie established Melbourne Clinical and Child Psychology in 2006. She enjoys seeing children, young people and adults and is empathic, supportive and caring in her approach. She has over 14 years experience in mental health, having first worked in adult mental health in Sydney and then completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Child & Adolescent Specialisation) at The University of Melbourne. She has since worked in a number of private and public health services across Melbourne including as a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor at Monash University. She has expertise in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, psychosis and personality difficulties. She also specialises in seeing young people and children with emotional, social and behavioural concerns. Therapy is always evidence based and principally draws upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches.

Hannah Hawkes

Clinical Psychologist (Registrar), BSc (Psych)(Hons), MPsych (Clin)


Beaumaris Clinic: Thursday 12:00pm – 7:00pm and Friday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Clients: children (7yrs+ only), young people and adults

Hannah is a warm and compassionate Psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. She has over 20 years mental health and disability experience. Hannah has a nursing and case management background in both the UK and Australia and has worked in both public and private setting with adults and child. She is passionate about her work as a Psychologist and understands the importance of tailoring her approach to each client’s needs and preferences.

Hannah really enjoys working with children and adults. Her particular interests include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment difficulties, parenting and personality difficulties. She uses a range of evidence-based approaches to her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT, DBT, EMDR, mindfulness and self-compassion based approaches.

Dr Katie Little 

Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsych, BSc Hons (Psych) 


Beaumaris Clinic: Tuesday 1:00pm – 6:00pm and Wednesday 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Please note that Katie will be on maternity leave for 6 months from October 2019 so can see new clients up until this time and then will refer to another psychologist if needed. 

Clients: children, young people and adults

Katie is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist who sees children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about building people’s resilience, improving wellbeing and supporting them to achieve their potential. With over 10 years experience working in mental health, her primary experience has been gained in public mental health services working with children, adolescents and families. She has also worked in education, forensic, drug and alcohol and physical health settings. She has extensive experience working with a broad range of difficulties including low mood/depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and social difficulties.  

Katie offers a warm, empathic approach and is passionate about providing collaborative, evidence-based care that is tailored to support the needs of the individual or family. She draws on a range of psychological models including attachment, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive -behavioural, mindfulness and compassion based approaches.  Her special interests include trauma, interpersonal difficulties and the emotional support of individuals with physical health conditions.

Sharon Cheeseman

Clinical Psychologist, MPsych(Clin), BArts (Hons) (Psych) MAPS


Beaumaris Clinic: Wednesday 11:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am- 3:00pm

Clients: adults, older adults, older children (12+) and couples

Sharon is caring, supportive and collaborative in her approach with adolescents (12+), adults, older adults and couples. She is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a variety of community and private settings. Sharon tailors her treatment to each client’s individual needs, using an integrative approach that is evidence-based. Therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and mindfulness approaches.

Sharon uses both her clinical knowledge and practical approach to gain an understanding of each client and get alongside the client to collaboratively work towards their respective future goals or desired change. Sharon’s clients would describe her as warm, supportive and empathic, whilst also gently challenging and empowering to enable the desired growth and/or change.

Sharon has expertise in treating a range of difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), addiction, sleep, stress and self-image issues.

Amanda Nagulendran

Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) DPsych(Clin), BSc(Hons) (Psych)


Beaumaris Clinic: Saturday 9:30am – 1:30pm

Armadale Clinic: Wednesday 3:00pm – 7:00pm; additional appointments by arrangement on Tuesday evening

Clients: young people, adults and older adults

Amanda holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Her professional experience includes treatment of anxiety and depression at a specialist clinic, providing psychological services for medical inpatients, and facilitating day programs delivering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Amanda has worked in a range of settings in public and private healthcare across Melbourne. She is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment to support clients in reaching their goals. With a research background in cross-cultural psychology, Amanda enjoys working with adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. She is particularly interested in working with anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment difficulties, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation. Amanda‘s therapeutic approach combines elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), including mindfulness.