Links to Wellbeing

Meet our Clinicians

We have a multi-disciplinary team of experienced mental health clinicians.

Linda Sims

Mental Health Social Worker

Clinical Lead

With an honours degree in psychology, Linda has worked as a social worker since 2001, and specifically in mental health since 2006. Linda has provided individual focused-psychological therapies as both a private practitioner and as a salaried clinician and has attended a broad range of training opportunities including CBT, ACT, intensive DBT, mindfulness, perinatal, CALD, ATSI, LGBTI mental health and EMDR.

Linda enjoys assisting people to discover their own strengths and pathway toward recovery. Linda has had extensive experience working with Headspace and enjoys providing services to young people. Linda also has experience in working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, grief and loss, BPD or BPD traits and LGBTI consumers.

Linda has an interest in working with Aboriginal people and with people from a non-English speaking background.

Sharon Dyson

Psychologist

Clinical Lead

As a psychologist with general registration, Sharon has worked in the not-for-profit sector in a number of clinical and managerial roles. Sharon has spent five years in private practice and has provided services in rural and remote areas as well as metro.

Sharon has experience with a range of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, as well as understanding the impact of family and relationship issues on mental health, as she has provided relationship and couples counselling and worked with separating and post-separation couples. She also has training and experience in working with women’s sexual concerns and desire discrepancy, and has a strong interest in somatic approaches and the mind/body connection. Sharon has a good understanding of the disability sector and the NDIS.

Andres Leal

Mental Health Clinician

Over the past eight years Andres has worked closely with CALD communities, asylum seekers and individuals presenting complex mental health needs. The focus of his work, Torture and Trauma counselling, has taking him to different immigration detention facilities in Australia and the south pacific.

Andres has broad experience delivering Trauma-informed therapies, Cognitive and behavioural approaches, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Narrative therapy and complex case management. He is an accredited mental health clinician and a member of the Harvard program in Refugee Trauma.

Andres has an interest in working with individuals suffering from PTSD, trauma related presentations and English as a second language. His practice is guided by humanistic approaches where the individual is capable and autonomous, with the ability to resolve their difficulties, realize their potential, and change their lives in positive ways.

Andrew Thompson

Psychologist

A registered psychologist, Andrew is experienced in working with people in community, educational and forensic environments.

Andrew believes that an empathic, non-judgemental approach, empowers people to identify and achieve their goals, as well as helping them to develop strategies for any mental health concerns.

Andrew’s therapeutic style predominately includes; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness, with a person-centred foundation. Andrew has a particular interest in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, and drug and/or alcohol issues.

Gabi Soeffky

Psychologist

A committed and professional psychologist Gabi has extensive experience and training in the fields of mental health, employee assistance programs and disability. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in a range of settings.

With experience and a particular interest in working with post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, grief, depression and stress management, Gabi uses a range of modes of treatment including interpersonal therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She places high value on empathy, respect, privacy and trust in her relationships with clients.

Helen Reeves

Psychologist

As a registered psychologist on multidisciplinary teams Helen has been delivering clinical services and interventions in a range of community and hospital mental health settings since 1985.

Helen’s experience includes working with clients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. She has also worked on Acute Care teams, and is currently one of the Links to Wellbeing, Suicide Prevention accredited clinicians. Experienced in delivering a range of cognitive and behavioural strategies, Helen works to help clients manage their symptoms of anxiety and depression. She also has an interest in Positive Parenting to assist depressed clients in managing their children’s behaviour.

Lesley Porter

Therapist

With extensive experience as a therapist, Lesley has worked with individuals, couples and families. Having worked in mental health, women’s health, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse and refugee mental health, Lesley has broad experience in relationship and couple counselling and trauma-informed approaches.

Lesley engages with a range of relational practices in her therapeutic psychological interventions including: narrative, relational narrative (Johnella Bird), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness meditation for anxiety, depression, stress and somatic/physical pain conditions and chronic health conditions.

Drawn to evidence-based practice and body integrated approaches in mental health and trauma therapy, Lesley holds the therapeutic relationship as significant to all mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

William Kambwili

Mental Health Clinician

Intern

William has a double degree in Social Work and Social Planning and has worked with adolescents and adults in the community mental health and disability sectors for the last 8 years.

He has experience working with individuals providing direct psychosocial services and care co-ordination. William has worked in the Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Services (IPRSS) and the Personal Helpers and Mentors Programs (PHAMS) program at Neami and Mind Australia respectively.

William uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychosocial interventions and has a particular interest in providing psychotherapy services to people presenting with depressive and anxiety disorders using Low intensity CBT.

Haidee Baker

Psychologist

Haidee is a psychologist who works in the Perinatal Program, where she provides counselling and psychological support to parents in the antenatal period (during pregnancy) and in the first year of parenthood.  Haidee has received specialised training and supervision in Perinatal Psychology.  

Haideeworks in partnership with her clients to help them identify their goals and bring about positive change.  She has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and often uses this therapeutic approach with her clients. She also uses a range of strategies from other therapeutic models,including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Relaxation and Skills Training,Interpersonal Therapy, and Psycho-Education.

Sarah Hylton

Mental Health Counsellor

Sarah is a Mental Health Counsellor with a passion for supporting individuals in their mental health journey. Sarah brings her knowledge and experience of Trauma Informed Practice and Person Centred approach to her work. Sarah has a strong interest in the Lived Experience workforce. Sarah is one of the Team Leaders for the Lived Experience Telephone Support Service, overseeing a team of Peer Workers delivering afterhours mental health support to consumers and families.

Amanda Mountford

Social Worker

Amanda is a Social Worker with a passion for supporting clients to lead fulfilling lives. With a career history in psychology, life coaching, counselling and case management, Amanda feels strongly about supporting recovery for clients.

Helen Billows

Helen has an honours degree in psychology alongside a masters in counselling and psychotherapy and is currently undergoing an internship to gain full registration as a psychologist. Helen has a strong interest in trauma and is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Alongside EMDR, Helen uses approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness and schema therapy. Helen’s therapeutic style is inherently person-centred as she believes that cultivation of a warm therapeutic space that is accepting, compassionate and safe is a pivotal ingredient for change.

Ravi Thandi

Mental Health Clinician

A registeredpsychologist, Ravi has a holistic approach to therapy, with attention paid tothe link between physical and mental wellbeing. Ravi draws on a broad range of evidence-based therapeuticapproaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), DialecticBehaviour Therapy (DBT) and positive psychology. Ravi has worked extensivelywith adults and older adolescents in various settings including community andcrisis mental health services, as well as vocational rehabilitation. She isexperienced in working with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, stress,cross-cultural issues, family and relationship issues, work and academicissues, self-esteem, and sleep difficulties.

Ravi brings warmth, compassion and humour to therapy, along with theability to work uniquely with clients to realisethe potential to lead happy and engaged lives.

Easy access, no cost, mental health support.

Call our central intake to get started on 08 8326 3591.