Meet the Team

We have a wonderful team of psychologists.

Direction Psychology staff

Our team of compassionate psychologists 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 psychologists have undergone at least 6 years of study and use evidence-based approaches so you can trust that you’re in good hands.

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 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 is our newest addition to the team, and 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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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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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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Amber English

Amber has a warm and hope-centred approach, and utilises evidence-based interventions such as CBT, motivational interviewing, dialectical behaviour therapy and compassion-focussed therapy, whilst maintaining sensitivity to context and culture.

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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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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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Lisa Lemme

Lisa is one of our Aged Care Program Psychologists, providing services to residents of aged care facilities across Perth.

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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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Michelle Dunne

Michelle is a clinical psychologist with almost 30 years’ experience providing psychological services and support to people of all ages, helping them navigate the myriad of difficulties that we face in life.

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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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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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