Links to Wellbeing

Meet our Clinicians

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

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


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.

Andy McArdle

Mental Health Clinician


With a Bachelor degree in Social Work and Certificate IV in Youth Work and Juvenile Justice, Andy has experienced a broad range of roles and involvement in Government and Non-Government organisations.

He has worked with young offenders providing case management and mentoring, as well as working for Centrelink in various roles including the remote Social Work team; primarily assisting remote Indigenous communities to assist their most vulnerable and at-risk community members.

Andy works from an approach of empathy, non-judgment and empowerment of clients, and enjoys building professional working relationships with people from all walks of life. Andy uses a range of low-intensity practice approaches (CBT, ACT and mindfulness) to assist clients to develop and identify skills and resources to live a healthy, full and enjoyable life.

Anne Butler

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Has worked in public and private mental health services in UK, Queensland and South Australia.

Experience and skills in a wide variety of client groups – including adult and adolescent mental health, drug and alcohol (community and therapeutic group settings) disability and elderly persons. Also worked for 20 months in prison health.

Passionate about taking a non-judgemental, holistic, person centred approach to working with clients. Keen to involve close family members and friends in assessment and treatment process where possible.

Skilled in networking and working collaboratively with a range of other agencies to enhance the recovery process in all areas of a persons life. Encouraging clients to embark on lifestyle changes – such as increasing exercise, healthy eating and engaging in social pursuits.

Daniel Haebich

Mental Health Social Worker

An empathetic and experienced accredited mental health social worker, Daniel has worked with children, adolescents and adults in both private and public mental health sectors over the last 10 years.

Proficient in an eclectic range of psychotherapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Daniel has an interest in providing psychotherapy services to people suffering from depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, drug and alcohol difficulties, and personality disorders. In particular, Daniel has an interest in providing psychotherapy services to people that have suffered from childhood traumatic experiences.

Gabi Soeffky


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


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


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.

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.

Liz Taylor


Liz has 20 years’ experience as a registered psychologist working in rural and urban settings across two states. Her areas of expertise are in treating trauma and drug and alcohol issues. Liz has worked as a sexual assault counsellor, trauma specialist following a natural disaster, worked with veterans and their families, worked in drug and alcohol services of a private psychiatric hospital and worked in GP rooms for over seven years. Liz is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH).

Richard O’Loughlin


A registered psychologist for over 20 years Richard has significant experience working with people with complex needs. Richard has worked for many years in the public sector in a variety of clinical and management positions and has extensive experience working with people with a range of disabilities and behaviours of concern.

Richard has experience working with Aboriginal people, their families and communities. As a clinical practitioner, Richard currently provides psychological intervention to people who present with a range of mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.

Sharon Dyson


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.

Sue Bedson

Mental Health Clinician

Sue Bedson has Masters in Mental Health Science from Flinders University, Sue’s specialises in CBT for Anxiety, Depression, OCD and other anxiety and related disorders. Her experience is broad and extensive in the local area but also regional and indigenous Australia. 

Sue's clinical focus is on Mindfulness, suicide prevention, CBT, hypnotherapy with a focus on developing trust within the therapeutic relationship in an effort to promote better outcomes for clients. 

Sue will be working in the Clinical Care Coordination team within the Links to wellbeing program providing coordination of care for people with complex needs that may involve medical considerations and psychological interventions in combination for the best outcomes.

William Kambwili

Mental Health Clinician


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.

Easy access, no cost, mental health support.

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