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.
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.
Ruby has extensive experience working with children and families, including Psychosocial Disability Support for young autistic children, and voluntary work for the Department of Child Protection and Family Support.
Natasha is skilled in a range of evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Rachel is a warm, empathic practitioner who takes a person-first approach. She creates a non-judgemental and supportive therapy relationship to assist her clients in understanding themselves and achieving their therapy goals.
Emily has a passion for empowering her clients to thrive. She provides a positive, respectful and compassionate environment, to help clients with a range of presentations, diagnoses and disabilities.
Rhys is a compassionate and approachable Registered Psychologist. Rhys has a background of working in the public sector, mainly working with clients with substance abuse.
Veronica is passionate about building fair, cohesive, and vibrant communities. She helps clients to engage meaningfully in a range of therapeutic interventions, to overcome obstacles they may be facing. Veronica can support a wide range of clients.
Asha brings a warm, respectful and collaborative approach to her clinical work. She is passionate about empowering others to live happy and healthy lives.
Prue is currently on maternity leave.
Sharleen is an experienced social worker with more than 25 years of experience helping people improve their mental health and well-being.
Sorcha Melvill- Smith
Sorcha is passionate about helping improve the well- being of the clients she works with while offering a safe and secure space for the clients.
Roger is experienced in providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, and is passionate about helping people live mentally healthy lives.
Danelle is a caring and compassionate provisional Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults.
Sarah is a provisional psychologist who sees a range of children, adolescents and adults with different presentations. She is particularly passionate about working with children and adolescents with a history of anxiety, self esteem and body image issues, bullying and depression.
Renn has experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents and their families providing assessments and targeted psychological interventions.
Nora is a kind and empathic Registered Psychologist, who has 6 years experience working with children and adolescents in the education setting, as well as having worked with adults and older adults.
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.
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.