Meet the Team

We have a wonderful team of therapists

Our team of compassionate psychologists and social workers all have individual and complementing areas of focus, specialty training, and therapeutic approaches, to help you move towards a happier, healthier life.

All of our mental health professionals have undergone industry accredited study and training, and use evidence-based approaches so you can trust that you’re in good hands.

Karen Huggett

Clinical Psychologist,
Director of Direction Psychology

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 areas of adult psychiatry, child and adolescent outpatient clinics (CAMHS), Bentley Adolescent Unit and PMH (Department of Psychological Medicine and Endocrinology), before starting Direction Psychology in 2008.

Karen provides psychological services to clients of all ages experiencing emotional, behavioural and psychological or psychiatric disorders. She has a particular interest in working with children and teenagers, providing early intervention and prevention programs.

Karen is an ambassador for mental health and actively promotes mental health awareness, undertakes community outreach programs, provides support to government and private allied health practices, and collaborates with like minded organisations to address the ever increasing needs within our community.

Karen Huggett

Joseph Fleming

Joseph specialises in men’s health, but sees clients of all ages and backgrounds. Joseph’s approach to providing evidence-based mental health strategies is holistic in nature.

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Asha Natalwala

Asha brings a warm, respectful and collaborative approach to her clinical work. She is passionate about empowering others to live happy and healthy lives.

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Prue Cotter

Prue sees children (7+), adolescents and adults, providing individual therapy sessions, psychometric testing and assessments. Prue’s caring nature helps her to build a trustful rapport with her clients, enabling her to equip them with the cognitive skills and strategies they need to tackle life’s challenges.

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Amaleed Al-Maliki

Amaleed has experience providing mental health support and guidance to people of all ages, culture, ability, identity, and history, and is passionate about helping people live healthier and happier.

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Min Choi

Min is caring and compassionate, and enjoys seeing clients of all ages and backgrounds. Her aim is to create a safe and encouraging rapport with her clients, to help them reach their full potential.

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Richard Mafuriranwa

Richard is an experienced social worker who has a holistic approach to therapy, which is culturally and spiritually respectful, using evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

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Zarina Rahim

Zarina is compassionate, respectful, patient and genuine. Her gentle, but goal driven, nature enables her to support and empower others to live healthier and happier.

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Sharleen Delane

Sharleen is an experienced social worker with more than 40 years of experience helping people improve their mental health and well-being.

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Roger Harris

Roger is experienced in providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, and is passionate about helping people live mentally healthy lives.

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Emilee Salleo

Emilee is a provisional Psychologist passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her easy going and calming nature helps her clients to feel comfortable to discuss disorders such as anxiety, trauma, behavioural issues, attachment issues, relationship issues, depression and bipolar, in a safe and non-judgemental space.

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Samuel Nicholson

Sam is a registered Psychologist who has had experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. Sam uses a mixture of cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focussed therapies to help clients with a range of mental health issues and disorders.

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Anastasia Mazzardis

Anastasia is a registered Psychologist who sees Type 1 Diabetic children, teens, young adults, and their families, targeting issues such as behavioural difficulties, anger, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and social skills development, linked to their diabetes.

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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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Rose Reilly

Rose is a registered psychologist with experience providing psychological services to older adults. Rose’s style is empathetic, non-judgmental and person-centred. She offers therapy for residents of aged care facilities, helping residents with their psychological challenges.

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Tess Tholstrup

Tess is our Aged Care Program Group Facilitator, and currently provides Mindful Life group sessions to eligible residents of aged care facilities across Perth.

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Maria Gonzalo

Maria is a registered psychologist with experience providing psychological services to older adults. Maria’s style is client-led, holistic and compassionate. She offers therapy for residents of aged care facilities for a broad range of psychological and emotional concerns.

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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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