Relatewell

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Meet our Team

A team of highly trained clinicians and therapists, caring for your well-being since 1978

Registered Psychologists

Kayla Cutajar

Kayla Cutajar is registered as a General Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Kayla is passionate about working with individuals, parents, couples and families to achieve greater mental health relationships that foster a greater sense of support, security and connection. This stems from her extensive work as an early childhood educator where she developed her holistic perspective in practice.

Kayla utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches (CBT, Schema therapy, Solution-based therapy, Emotion Focused therapy) to tailor therapy to her clients needs. Kayla's professional experience has included working with individual clients, groups, schools and organisations.

Location: RelateWell Centre, Coburg


Robert Thomson

Robert is registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  

Robert sees adult and child clients and is committed to assist each with their individual issues, including depression, anxiety, relationships and trauma, using appropriate evidence-based treatments.

Locations: RelateWell Centre, Coburg


Credentialed Mental Health Nurse & Provisional Psychologist

Greta Ludwig

Greta brings to RelateWell over 20 years' experience as a competent mental health clinician across the public, private, not-for-profit, education and research sectors providing services to clients across the lifespan who present with mild, moderate, and complex needs within mental health and alcohol and other drugs services located in primary health care, community services and university counselling services.

Greta possesses well-developed skills in mental health assessment, mental state examination, risk assessment, AOD assessment, safety planning and the application of evidence-based counselling skills. She has an ability to warmly engage with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing an empathetic, authentic, inclusive, and safe environment. Greta works collaboratively with clients to develop a biopsychosocial treatment plan in line with individual goals and values, where interventions such as psychoeducation, evidence-based counselling skills and case management are utilised.

Greta is registered as a provisional psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Locations: RelateWell Centre, Coburg


Provisional Psychologists

Thérèse van Maanen 

Thérèse is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute.

Thérèse is a registered Circle of Security ParentingTM Facilitator. 

Locations: RelateWell Centre Coburg, Brunswick West Maternal & Child Health Centre and Coburg Maternal & Child Health Centre (Wardens Walk)


Lyvia Govinden 

Lyvia is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute. She is also a Sexologist and has a keen interest in working with both individuals and couples in mental health issues relating to relationships, sexuality and sexual identity.

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg) & Belle Vue Park Primary School & co-located maternal & child health centre


Rebecca Fakhri

Rebecca is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute. She has worked with a vast range of individuals of different ages and background and particularly enjoys working with children and families.

Locations: Springvale Service for Children & Belle Vue Park Primary School & co-located maternal & child health centre


Jon van Wynen 

Jon is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is completing a Master of Professional Psychology through Cairnmillar Institute. 

Jon particularly enjoys working with youth and young adults. His interests include: relationships, depression, anxiety and mindfulness.

Location: Springvale Service for Children


Psychotherapists & Counsellors

Madeleine Anbar

Madeleine has graduated with a Masters of Counselling from Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Madeleine has experience working with individuals, couples and families in a wide range of areas, including anxiety, depression, anger-management, self-esteem, stress management and interpersonal issues.

Madeleine particularly enjoys working with clients in the perinatal space and has a strong focus on the importance of the development and maintenance of healthy relationships between couples and families. 

Locations: RelateWell Centre (Coburg), Springvale Service for Children (Springvale); and Belle Vue Park Primary School and co-located Maternal & Child Health Centre   


Anne Carter 

Anne has completed a Master of Counselling at Monash University and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. Anne is passionate about mental health within young families and recognises the significant challenges that can surface during this time for individuals, couples and the family unit.

Anne utilises a range of evidence-based therapies and strategies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Self-compassion and Strength-focused therapy. Anne also has a good understanding of the Enneagram and its capacity to enhance understanding of self and others, and to facilitate personal growth. Anne works collaboratively with clients and incorporates experiential techniques in therapy sessions when appropriate.  A warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach underpins the support Anne provides her clients.

Anne is trained in the Gottman approach; and is a trained prepare/enrich facilitator.

Location: Pascoe Vale Community Centre (Pascoe Vale) and RelateWell Centre Coburg 


 Colleen Reilly

Colleen Reilly is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Cairnmillar Institute and her Couple and Relationship Studies and Internship at Relationships Australia.

Colleen specialises in working with couple and relationship issues, and also has extensive experience in anxiety and panic disorders; loss and grief; low self-esteem; mild to moderate depression; stress management, and finding purpose and meaning in life. 

Colleen is a trained Emotion Focused Therapist, but depending on the needs of her clients draws from skills-based approaches such as Mindfulness and CBT. She often provides useful practical reading material to broaden the understanding of specific issues for her clients.

Her focus is on being fully present with you, in an empathetic, calming and non-judgmental space.

Colleen is passionate about her work with people and is delighted to be a team member at RelateWell.

Colleen Reilly is registered to accept referrals for Therapeutic Supports under the NDIS at Coburg and Springvale Service for Children

Colleen is an Adult Educator / Facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell.

Location: RelateWell Centre Coburg


Lisa Shuck

Lisa is an Adult Educator / Facilitator of relationship courses at RelateWell.

Location: RelateWell Centre Coburg


 

We see people presenting with:

Mental Health Issues

Perinatal Mental Health

Relationship, Marriage and Family Issues

Separation or divorce

Anger Management

Depression

Anxiety disorders

Parenting Issues

Family Conflict and Family Dispute Issues 

Cross-Cultural & Bi-Cultural Issues

Interpersonal Issues

Self-Esteem & Developmental Issues

Sexuality and sexual identity

Grief & Loss

Abuse & violence in relationships

Stress Management

Life Transitions & Adjustment Issues

Career Guidance

Locations: Coburg, Brunswick West, Springvale, Pascoe Vale

Services available:

Low cost counselling available from $30 (dependent on income)

Medicare rebates

BULK BILLING (eligibility applies)

Private Health Insurance rebates

CAREinMIND Mental Health Services

CAREinMIND Suicide Prevention Services

Sessions 55-60 minutes duration