Meet the Team

A wonderful team of psychologists.

Direction Psychology staff

Here at Direction Psychology, we’ve put together a wonderful team of psychologists, all with their own areas of focus, specialty training, and therapy approach.

All of our psychologists have undergone at least 6 years of study and use evidence-based approaches that are tailored to suit each client. You can trust that you’re in great hands.

Meet our team of Clinical and Registered Psychologists helping you move towards a happier, healthier life.

Karen Huggett

Clinical Psychologist,
Director of Direction Psychological Services

Karen began her career in 1996 and has extensive experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families and couples. She worked predominantly for the Health Department of WA in the area’s of adult psychiatry, Child and Adolescent outpatient clinics (CAMHS), Bentley Adolescent Unit and PMH (Department of Psychological Medicine and Endocrinology), before opening Karen Huggett and Associates, now known as Direction Psychology in 2008.

Karen provides psychological intervention for clients of all ages who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and/or psychological and psychiatric disorders. She has a particular interest in working with children and teenagers and a focus on providing early intervention and preventative programs within the Perth Community. Together with her team of experienced Clinical and Registered Psychologists she has a vision to promote mental health awareness, support other government and private allied health practices and work collaboratively with like minded organisations to address the ever increasing needs in our community.

Karen and the team at Direction Psychology aim to deliver individual and group psychological services in a timely and affordable manner to clients of all ages.

Karen Huggett

Prue Cotter

Prue has an interest in complicated grief and uses therapeutic techniques such as CBT and EMDR. She also has experience is addressing work related stress, conducting fitness for work assessments , drug and alcohol, depression and anxiety.

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Anastasia Mazzardis

Anastasia is a registered Psychologist who has had experience working with children, teens, young adults, and their families, targeting issues such as behavioural difficulties, anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and social skills development.

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Renn Cheah

Renn has experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents and their families providing assessments and targeted psychological interventions.

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Nikolas Milosevic

Nikolas has seen people with presenting issues in depression, anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia, traumas, emotional avoidance, memory issues, workplace conflict, couples issues, domestic violence survivors and developmental issues.

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Katharine McLeod

Katharine is a Registered Psychologist who provides counselling support and therapeutic interventions to adult and adolescent clients.  She uses a warm and empathic approach to support individuals to work through issues such as depression

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Michaela (Mitch) Kozak

Michaela (Mitch) is a registered Psychologist who provides evidence-based psychological interventions and assessment services to adults and adolescents.

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Paulette Gayton

Jodie’s style of counselling is warm and practical, and she values getting to the problem quickly and providing her clients with the necessary skills to move forward.

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Bill Bolser

Bill is a registered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience providing psychological services to adults of all ages and from diverse cultures and backgrounds. With a specialisation in Aged Care, Bill has expertise in counselling clients with depression, anxiety, stress, anger.

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Lesley McGregor

Lesley’s special areas of interest are: CBT, grief and loss, couple and family therapy, workplace stress, PTSD/Trauma, depression and anxiety, workplace conflict and resolution.

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Frank Chmela

Frank sees teenagers, adults, older adults, and couples at our Joondalup practice. His background in EAP (Employee Assistance Program) roles also assisted with critical incident debriefing and dispute resolution.

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Sally Robson-Thomas

Sally has over 20 years’ experience in community development, group practice, couples and individual therapy. She enjoys working with a range of tricky problems that can bother big and small people, including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, stress  and relationship difficulties.

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