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MEET THE TEAM

Flourish Psychology was established from a desire to provide professional, gold standard psychological services to the Sunshine Coast community in a positive and authentic environment. As a team, we are dedicated to building strong, supportive relationships with our clients and providing evidence-based treatments to enhance wellbeing.

Dr Gabriel Roux is an experienced practitioner, and Director at Flourish Psychology. He is dedicated to helping his clients overcome challenges, improve relationships and enhance overall wellbeing. He is skilled in working across a diverse range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, and depression, and has an interest in seeing individuals and teams improve performance, and achieve their best.

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Dr Gemma Roux Gemma is an experienced clinician, and Director at Flourish Psychology. She works across a diverse range of disorders, and has a special interest in postnatal adjustment, identity, stress and anxiety. Gemma is passionate about helping people connect with purpose and overcome barriers to reaching their potential. She is an accomplished writer and key-note speaker, using her skills across both television and written media.

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Melanie Webley has extensive clinical and early intervention experience. She works

collaboratively with parents and children to strengthen families, improve routines and treat difficulties related to developmental delay, and life transitions. Melanie has a special interest in anxiety disorders, and is committed to helping clients of all ages achieve positive and lasting changes in their overall wellbeing.

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Andrew Gatus has a passion for working with both children and adults, and has experience treating symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, along with trauma, social skills difficulties, substance use, and anger management. He has a relaxed and flexible approach, and a keen interest in the relationship between physical health and emotional wellbeing.

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Mariana Cabral is experienced in treating a range of psychological difficulties including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues and substance use. Mariana is passionate about helping others improve their personal awareness and emotional health. She has an empathetic and warm nature, and creates a welcoming and nurturing environment to assist clients to reach their wellbeing goals.

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Amy Schultz enjoys working across all age groups, treating depression and anxiety disorders, symptoms of stress, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. Her warm, understanding, and non-judgemental approach enables her to establish strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. Amy also draws on her years of experience in public relations and as a music teacher, to understand and adapt learning experiences to match the individual needs of each of her clients.

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Graham Kell enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. He is skilled in relationship counselling and enjoys helping men overcome difficulties related to stress, anxiety, and depression. His emphasis on compassion and warmth, and his evidence-based expertise, promotes recovery and growth in clients. He is an accomplished key-note speaker, in both community and corporate settings.

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Karen McCulloch has experience working with stress, mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders with both adolescents and adults.  She also has expertise treating individuals experiencing chronic pain. Karen has a warm, compassionate and friendly therapeutic style, with a focus on working collaboratively with clients to increase self-awareness and work towards their personal treatment goals.

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Chloe Lafon enjoys working with adolescents and adults presenting with a range of difficulties. She has experience in treating anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, grief and loss. Drawing from a range of evidence-based treatments Chloe aims to provide individualised and collaborative strategies to each person she works with. Chloe strives to create a warm and relaxed therapeutic relationship with an emphasis on compassion and a non-judgemental approach. She is passionate about helping individuals meet their goals and make long-term changes to promote overall wellbeing.

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Dr Jacinta Thomson is on maternity leave from July 2021.

Jacinta is a kind, friendly, and engaging clinical psychologist who is experienced in helping people navigate complex emotional and physical health challenges. Jacinta is passionate about supporting people with anxiety and depression, acute and chronic illnesses, and has particular expertise in the areas of cancer and disordered eating. She enjoys helping adolescents and adults work through difficult life transitions, including those related to study or work, becoming a parent, disruptions to important relationships, and coping with grief and loss.

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Kyla Reid is on maternity leave from July 2021.

Kyla enjoys working with adolescents and adults across a range of difficulties including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, assertiveness difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues and stress. Kyla uses and draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure an individualised and tailored approach to treatment. She is a warm therapist who aims to provide a supportive and relaxed environment.

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Christopher Garoni has a passion for working with people from across the lifespan experiencing a broad variety of difficulties, and prides himself on creating a warm, safe, and trusting environment for clients to share their stories and reach their goals. Chris is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, and is skilled in providing cognitive behavioural, and acceptance-based strategies. 

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Bonnie Kirkman is passionate about helping clients across the lifespan thrive through a wide range of challenges. Bonnie employs a strength-based approach to enhance the wellbeing of clients and tailors therapy to align with the unique needs of each person. With experience across a range of psychological difficulties including depression, stress, anxiety, adjustment, low self-esteem, and relationship issues, Bonnie’s warm and empathetic approach provides a supportive environment to help all clients reach their therapeutic goals.   

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Sally O'Brien is committed to using evidence-based techniques to assist clients. Sally has interest in a number of areas including, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, fertility, and life transition issues including career change, separation and divorce, “empty nest’ syndrome, adjustment to injury and illness, post-military adjustment and relocation. Sally strives to provide a helpful and meaningful experience for her clients, tailoring her approach according to the client’s own personality, social, cultural, interpersonal needs, and goals. She aims to assist clients to make changes important to them based on their own values and life view.

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Nicole Ehrlich is our Practice Manager and is highly experienced in office management and business administration. She is warm, professional and approachable and believes strongly in the importance of seeking psychological support to overcome challenges and enhance wellbeing. Nicole has been in charge of administration at Flourish Psychology since it was founded.

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Rachel Kell brings her warm and welcoming nature to Flourish's reception. She has years of experience working with people from varied backgrounds in the health sector and the airline industry, and keenly understands the importance of psychological services to support each individual’s wellbeing.

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Keely Watson has extensive experience working in both administration and marketing roles, and as a first point of contact for clients, her approach is personable, kind, professional and efficient. She has a passion for delivering excellent administrative support, and for supporting the wellbeing of the community. She works primarily from Flourish Psychology’s office in the Kawana Health Precinct.

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Liz Barlow has a passion for working with people and brings with her a wealth of administrative and customer service experience from her roles in both the aviation and health sectors. She strives to make every individual feel comfortable and supported from their first contact with Flourish, and is committed to the values of professionalism, warmth and authenticity.