OUR TEAM

Our experienced expert clinicians, female and male, are fully qualified, accredited and registered psychiatric or mental health practitioners, that can provide individual, couples, family oriented or multi-family group services.

Understanding the challenges and opportunities that life presents we work with you to navigate a pathway for you to achieve the most benefit from treatment and counselling.

 

Amy
Speech Pathologist, Communication and Mindset Strategist

Amy has worked as a speech pathologist for over 7 years across acute, rehabilitation and community settings.
Amy has a broad range of experience working with individuals with speech, language and swallowing difficulties.
She has particular expertise and interest in acquired and progressive neurological conditions.

As a mindset and communications strategist, Amy works with individuals in one on one sessions and group workshops. Offering transformational coaching.

Amy works collaboratively with clients to explore limiting beliefs and obstacles that are holding them back in different areas of your lives including but not limited too; Self-worth, relationships, health, fitness and career.

Through her expertise in mindset, behaviour and communication Amy supports and champions her clients to achieve their potential and reach their personal and professional goals.

Amy has worked as a speech pathologist for over 7 years across acute, rehabilitation and community settings.

Amy has a broad range of experience working with individuals with speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

She has particular expertise and interest in acquired and progressive neurological conditions.

 

As a mindset and communications strategist, Amy works with individuals in one on one sessions and group workshops. Offering transformational coaching.

Amy works collaboratively with clients to explore limiting beliefs and obstacles that are holding them back in different areas of your lives including but not limited too; Self-worth, relationships, health, fitness and career.

Through her expertise in mindset, behaviour and communication Amy supports and champions her clients to achieve their potential and reach their personal and professional goals.

Hugh

Hugh is a credentialled mental health nurse consultant and educator with extensive hospital and community based experience as a clinician and teacher.

He has a Master of Nursing Degree (Community Health) as well as an impressive record as a teacher of communication skills and mental health topics.
In addition he is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, was an associate member of the Australian Counselling Association and is the author of the publication entitled: Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide
Hugh has experience as a Teaching Fellow for 3 years at the University of Ballarat in teaching and coordinating undergraduate nursing students. In addition to this, he is a qualified relaxation massage therapist.
Hugh has his own consultancy in workplace and community mental-health behavioural training and has worked with Mind@Home Psychiatry for the past 5 years.

With 30 years’ experience as mental health clinician his clients include those affected by various forms of dementia

Hugh's motivation for writing his book springs from his conviction that all caring persons, with or without formal training, can have a significant therapeutic impact on the mental health and well-being of people who find themselves in distressing circumstances. Hugh and Patricia, his wife of 44 years, enjoy reading, walking and travelling. Hugh makes a point of visiting mental-health services in any countries he visits - gathering and disseminating ideas of mutual benefit.

Joy

Joy is a dedicated Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience, credentialed with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and holds affiliation with the Australian Association of Family Therapists.

She began her nursing education in Beechworth then moved to Ballarat to complete her Developmental Psychiatry Certificate in 1992, a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Ballarat in 1995, a Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy and a Graduate Diploma in Management in 2004.

After spending her early years at St John of God Hospital, she has spent in excess of 20 years working with children and families in the Mental Health System. Being a licensed educator with the Circle of Security attachment and relationships based parenting program, and trained for the Tuning into Kids and Tuning into Teens parenting program it is easy to see why she has a passion towards early Intervention and making a difference early in life.
Joy’s special interest is in understanding and working with young people, the world they live in and making a meaningful difference to patient health and wellbeing.   
On a personal note Joy enjoys fitness with an interest in promoting the biological and lifestyle issues that lead to positive physical and mental health. 

Lorraine

Lorraine is a Senior Psychiatric Nurse Consultant, with over 30 years’ experience, five of those years with Mind@Home Psychiatry. She trained in New Zealand as Psychopaediatric Nurse (RPdN) then as a Psychiatric Nurse (RPN).

Arriving in Australia in 1988 she worked at Lakeside Hospital followed by Ballarat Health Services at Eastern View, Adult Acute Unit (AAU) and the extensive Triage/Emergency Crisis Assessment Treatment Team (ECATT) until 2006.
In 2005 Lorraine completed a Batchelor of Arts (BA) Deakin University with a Double Major in Women’s Studies & Psychology. She then worked part time at the Melbourne Custody Centre for three years until 2008 and part time with Barwon Health – Psychiatric Triage, Emergency Department Geelong Hospital until 2015.
Lorraine qualified as a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse (CMHN) in 2010, this enabled her to begin working with Mind@Home Psychiatry.
Lorraine has affiliations with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN); the Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation (ANMF) and the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU).
On a personal note Lorraine enjoys breeding and showing her prize winning American Springer Spaniels.

Lorraine L
Credentialled Mental Health Nurse
Registered General Nurse
Batchelor of Applied Science – Psychiatric Nursing

Lorraine is a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse. She has worked full time in public health as a registered nurse for 30 years. Lorraine has now been working in private practice with several Doctor's for the past 7 years in Ballarat, Horsham, Nhill and Swan Hill.

Naomi
Disability Consultant (Specialising in Autism)
Master of Special Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Certificate III – Children’s Services.

Naomi is currently employed as a disability/education consultant. Her background was originally in nursing, with experience in rehabilitation, disability and mental health. She has had several years of hands on experience teaching and was responsible for promoting inclusive and equitable environments at the school level.

She has also completed Applied Behaviour Analysis and the Berry Street education model (trauma informed approach) training and have been involved in the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) process.

Naomi has a great deal of experience and has in depth familiarity in working to create equal opportunities and access for individuals from diverse backgrounds, ability levels, cultures and philosophical standpoints. The experience she has in disability, health and education offers a unique broad skill set to the team and she is extremely passionate about the work she does.

Bonnie
Mental Health Social Worker, Disability Support Worker
Bachelor of Arts – English Literature  
Postgraduate Diploma of Education
Diploma – Community Services

Dan & Lisa
Integrative Health Coaching

Dan & Lisa are Integrative Health Coaches whom support, guide and empower their clients to make simple but profound changes to health and lifestyle. Using their programs their clients have achieved assistance in with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Disturbed Sleep, Fatigue, motivational issues, self-esteem and many more.

Esther
Mental Health Social Worker, Disability Support Worker

 

Blake
Batchelor of Arts (International relations)
NDIS support coordinator
NDIS coordinator
Disability support worker
 
During University Blake worked as a disability support worker for around 2 years and worked as a support coordinator for around a year.

After graduating university in 2011, Blake spent over 3 years teaching in international and primary  schools in China and Lao while engaging in volunteer and developmental aid work, to help improve the quality of life and build the skills of those living in abject poverty. Since returning to Australia, Blake has spent the last 5 years working in the welfare sector including employment, housing and the NDIS. Blake runs a disability support business that does positive male role modelling and disability mentoring, particular for young men with disabilities.