Profiles

Lydia Elsworthy

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As Director of Woodside Centre, Lydia Elsworthy has a strong belief in a holistic approach to psychology which underpins her practice. She works with her clients to develop strategies and techniques that improve capacity to resolve personal, emotional and relationship issues. Lydia assists people of all ages to manage and understand emotions and behaviour, overcome difficulties, improve performance and relationships with the ultimate goal of physical and emotional health and well-being.

Lydia assists clients to make positive changes through the development of greater self-awareness. She will draw from her expertise in CBT, ACT, positive psychology and other evidence-based strategies that can change old behaviour patterns. Lydia’s services include assistance with issues such as anxiety and depression, stress, anger management, grief counselling, weight management, child psychology, pain and injury management, career and development issues and life coaching. Lydia works collaboratively with her clients to improve wellbeing and help them reach their full potential

Lydia is also experienced in conducting psychometric and diagnostic/educational assessments to with children, adolescents and adults for both clinical and educational purposes. They provide an in depth overview of functioning and can assist with queries related to issues such as Specific Learning Disorders, attention/concentration/ executive functioning difficulties and giftedness.

Availability: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Marcel Noronha

Marcel completed his Master of Applied Psychology specializing in Sport and Exercise at The University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, current Treasurer of the Queensland College of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and is registered and endorsed as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Marcel’s passion and expertise are in promoting high levels of consistent peak performance. He works with an array of athletes, from developmental to elite levels, and for various sporting organizations and academies, including most recently Queensland Academy of Sport, Swimming Australia, and the Brisbane Broncos.

Marcel also works outside of traditional sporting contexts assisting clients from all walks of life to develop strategies and techniques to enhance their quality of life, resolve personal issues, and overcome difficult situations. He prides himself on providing a nonjudgmental space where clients feel safe and secure to discuss any concerns openly and freely. Marcel takes a collaborative approach to help clients develop the self-awareness and practical skills necessary to manage symptoms, overcome adversity, and address any immediate concerns. He helps clients to identify specific outcomes and assists in the development of an action plan to achieve those outcomes.

Marcel utilizes an integrated approach to health and well-being with a focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and environmental factors that influence our behavior. He draws from his expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Self-Determination Theory, Client-Centered Therapy, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to promote self-awareness and help his clients develop and maintain social, emotional, physical health, and overall well-being.

Availability: Monday, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Michele Juratowitch

Michele Juratowitch is Director of Clearing Skies and provides a range of services to meet the needs of gifted children, their parents and teachers. Michele has qualifications in counselling, mental health and gifted education and provides counselling for gifted youth and their families. She worked in schools for over twenty years and has instituted a range of programs and provisions for gifted students.

Michele develops resources; provides training for teachers and parents of gifted children; lectured in the postgraduate course in Gifted Education at the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) at UNSW; is a consultant to schools and member of advisory committees. Michele was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study the counselling and intervention needs of gifted children.   She is a co-author of “Releasing the Brakes”, a research report on Australian acceleration practices and “Make a Twist: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students” – a resource widely used by teachers and parents to provide for the learning needs of gifted students.

Availability: Tuesday, 9:00am – 6:00pm and Wednesday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

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