Staff at Torrens House

Christopher Wigg, Clinical Psychologist.
BSc (Hons) MPsych (Clinical) MAPS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Strategic Leader (APS)
Adelaide Primary Health Network
Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT)
Australian Society for Trauma Stress Studies (ASTSS)
Southern Fleurieu Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN).

CLINICAL SERVICES:
Specialist clinical psychology services to adolescents and adults with anxiety and depressive disorders, early psychosis and trauma. Contracted to Clinical Council, DVA, VVCS and RTW(SA). Prior to private practice, previous employment in adult community mental health, CAMHS (Youthlink), VVCS (DVA), The University of Adelaide, and the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Weekends involve kids and family activities, the Power Revolution, endless paperwork, sharing quality Fleurieu wine and cheese, and riding the cruiser.

Days at Torrens House: Alternate Mondays & Thursdays

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Simon Canny, Clinical Psychologist.
BA, Grad Dip Soc Sc (Rehab.), Grad Dip App Psych

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Australian Psychological Society and member of the Clinical College
Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Australian & New Zealand Association for Psychiatry Psychology and Law

CLINICAL SERVICES:

  • Adults, older adults and couples, war veterans
  • Evidenced based practice for treatment of anxiety and depression
  • Reducing traumatic stress reactions and PTSD
  • Relationship and communication skill building
  • Resolving sexual concerns and functioning issues with men and couples

Days at Torrens House:Wednesday to Friday, Fortnightly

Website: www.cannypsychologicalservices.com

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Tim Upsdell, Clinical Psychologist.
Masters in Psychology (clinical), Masters in Psychology (organizational), Certificate in Family therapy from the Dulwich Centre.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Australian Psychology Society and Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

CLINICAL SERVICES:

  • Adults (18+)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Solution focussed therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Hypnosis and rapid eye movement desensitisation

Prior to starting private practice in 2003, Tim worked for 10 years with offending and homeless youth and then 13 years in the area of vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities, both physical and psychological. Tim also consults at Christies Beach, Goolwa, Aldinga, Seaford Meadows and Hallet Cove.

Days at Torrens House:Wednesdays fortnightly

Website www.fleurpsych.com.au

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Leanne McKenzie, Psychologist.
B.A. Honours (Psychology) M.A. (Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Australian Psychological Society
Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CLINICAL INTERESTS AND THERAPY APPROACH:
Adolescents (16+) and Adults
Using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of adults and adolescents with:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Pain

Following completing her studies in 1996 Leanne worked in a public Mental Health Team for 5 years before moving to the UK and working as a Forensic Mental Health Care Practitioner for 4 years and a further 4 years in a Day Therapy Services team at a Private Psychiatric Hospital. Leanne has worked in Private Practice at Torrens House since 2009.

Referral types: Medicare, WorkCover, Private

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
I love enjoying the beach and outdoors with family and friends, walking the dog, kayaking, and staring out to sea.


Days at Torrens House: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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Jo Sperou - Clinical Psychologist
B Sc (Honors) M Psychology (Clinical)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

CLINICAL INTERESTS AND THERAPY APPROACH:
Adolescents (15+) and Adults Therapy using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Areas of Interest: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustmenht, Chronic Pain, Grief and Loss

Previous experience:

  • I worked for over 20 years with the South australian Ambulance Service, firstly as a Paramedic and then in Emergency and Major Event Planning, then Manager of Peer Support Services. I entered Private practice firstly at Norwood starting in 2008 and then working with the Australian Family Care practices to present date.
  • Referral types: Medicare, WorkCover, Private, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), LIfetime Suport Authroity, Motor Accident Commission (Allianz)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
My family and friends are a high priority to me. I like walking, reading, gardening and taking holidays.

Days at Torrens House:Fridays

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Lisa (Practice Manager)

CLINICAL INTERESTS/ EXPERIENCES:
Extensive experience in both the medical and allied health sectors.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Wildlife and nature enthusiast, bush and beach walking, spending time with family & friends, gardening & reading

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Pauline ( Accounts, administration and reception )

CLINICAL INTERESTS/ EXPERIENCES:
Extensive administration experience within the health industry.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Reading, Watching the Crows win, bush walking, catching up with family and friends.

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Denika ( Reception )

CLINICAL INTERESTS/ EXPERIENCES:
Experience in medical and radiology administration.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Love spending time with my family and friends.

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Rachel ( Reception )

CLINICAL INTERESTS/ EXPERIENCES:
Experienced in allied health and administration support.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
I enjoy spending time with family, swimming at local beaches, going on holidays, camping and bushwalking.