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Doctor Adigun Ibrahim of MyClinic at Werribee Central, Doctors in Melbourne

Dr Adigun Ibrahim

Specialist GP & Approved Provider of Counselling & Psychology Services (FULLY BULK BILLED).

Dr Ibrahim provides specific focused psychological strategies for managing: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationship Problems, Anger Management, insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress, Bereavement, Substance Abuse, etc.

Dr Ibrahim provides specific skills training such as problem solving skills, social skills training, communication training, parental stress management training, etc.

Dr Ibrahim uses evidence based strategies approved by Medicare such as: psycho-education, cognitive-behavioural therapy, relaxation strategies, interpersonal therapy, etc.

Psychologist Annabel Avrahami of MyClinic at Melbourne , Allied Health Melbourne

Annabel Avrahami

Annabel is a registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience in teaching psychology and providing therapy and assessments for clients and groups with a range of difficulties. Annabel specialises in anxiety disorders and related symptoms, and uses various evidence-based methods to address OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and parenting struggles. She is a passionate advocate of mindfulness practices, and her holistic approach to health emphasises personal strengths, nurturing inner resources, and developing resilience to improve emotional, social, physical, and mental well-being.

Annabel applies elements of various frameworks and principles in therapy, including CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution focused therapy (SFT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT). She utilises a bio-feedback software to assist in training individuals in identifying early signs of stress and how to regulate themselves more effectively. Annabel follows an integrative model, which is always individually tailored to suit each client and their goals. Her warm and personable relationship with clients is combined with a directive approach that requires an active participation on behalf of both (or more) parties. Annabel believes that psychotherapy is a mutually invested journey of self-exploration, where individuals are mentored to achieve more meaningful, engaged and flourishing lives.

Psychologist Sleiman Abou Hamdan of MyClinic at Elsternwick

Sleiman Abou-Hamdan

Sleiman is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and member of the APS Clinical College. He is registered with Medicare as a Clinical Psychologist and provides caring and professional mental health services for a range of mental health symptoms and conditions. In addition, Sleiman is an accredited executive coach and works with emerging talent, senior managers and senior leaders on personal development and leadership development. Sleiman also has strong interest in performance and sports psychology and has worked with elite athletes at the Academy of Sports in Canberra.Special interests: Social anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, adjustment, post traumatic growth, high performance psychology, resilience and wellbeing.

Sleiman provides evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health difficulties, including: Depression, Stress and pressure, Anxiety related issues, Job burnout and intervention, Trauma related difficulties, Personality issues, Workplace strssors, Grief, Anger management, post-traumatic growth, relationship difficulties

To suit your needs and goals, we offer a variety of evidence-based treatments which we adapt for you to ensure you achieve your best possible outcome. This may include any or a combination of the following evidence-based therapies and processes: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (M-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT Therapy), Schema Therapy (ST), neuroscientific Biofeedback Heart Rate Variability and Neurofeedback brain and mindset training, narrative therapy, exposure therapy, imagery and visualisation, memory rescripting, executive coaching, life coaching, and wellbeing coaching. We use valid assessments and goal setting to help you see your progress and achieve the best possible outcome.

Psychologist David Parker of MyClinic at Prahran

David Parker

David has worked in various fields as a psychologist for 30 years. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. David is based at MyClinic Prahran and you can make an appointment to see him by ringing the clinic.

David’s experience has included working in Community Mental Health, Disability Employment, Private Practice and Specialist Pharmacotherapy settings. David has worked with clients who have a variety of conditions such as: anxiety and depression, complex personality traits, mental illness, low motivation, chronic illness, burnout from a caring role and substance abuse.

David has an eclectic approach and believes that a trauma informed person centred therapeutic style facilitates an environment where a client feels safe to talk about their personal issues and to use the therapy to assist them to develop a realistic perspective, increased awareness of their situation and ability to resolve the problems. The end result is that the clients feel much better about the particular issues and the impact of them on their lives is markedly reduced.

David’s training includes aspects of person centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodrama, solution focussed counselling, interpersonal therapy and psychoanalysis.

He also has extensive experience in report writing and is able to provide documents such as letters of support and longer reports for a variety of third parties.

Earlier in his life, David became a Registered Nurse and has an interest in the relationship between physical illness and mental-ill health.

Lubna, MyClinic Group in Melbourne

Lubna Atif

Lubna Atif is a registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Lubna has worked with a vast majority of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition to English she holds expertise in south Asian languages including Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. Lubna works with individuals and couples and offers effective counselling to those aged 15 and onwards. Lubna works with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, workplace stress, matters concerning body image and self-esteem, couples therapy as well as court ordered counselling for anger and other issues. Lubna holds special interest in working with trauma, grief and acculturation issues.

Lubna understands that we all cope with life’s challenges differently. The key to truly helping our clients means working in alliance towards a unique strategy that offers prompt, effective, and quality psychological services tailored to meet their individual needs. With clients, Lubna works on minimizing distress as well as defining, designing and achieving life goals that are important to them. Lubna utilizes an eclectic approach, which is client-centred, humanistic, collaborative and supportive in nature. She has recently trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, thus adding to her expertise. Lubna takes pride in instilling a message of hope and resilience in her patients that drives them towards a journey of self-improvement and positive change.

The fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), hence not making the cost of therapy prohibitive. Lubna bulk bills clients with a health care card or pension card.

Psychologist Ebony Puopolo of MyClinic Baccchus Marsh , Allied Health Melbourne

Ebony Puopolo

Ebony is currently registered as a Provisional Psychologist after having completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is now working towards full registration through the 4+2 pathway. Ebony is currently in her sixth year of supervised training under experienced Clinical Psychologists Dr Glen Hosking and Dr Hanife Guducu.

Ebony has experience conducting assessments with adults and children and employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as the primary therapeutic model. She has experience working with presentations of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and family issues.

Ebony is unable to offer Medicare billing at current, and as such consults at a lower cost to the client.

Andrew Chaparro

Andrew is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Relgulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Andrew provides an empathic and professional approach to a range of mental health conditions, including Depression (Chronic/Acute, Postnatal/Perinatal), Anxiety (General, Social, Performance, Anticipatory, Agoraphobia) Stress, Domestic Violence Support, Substance Use/Addiction, Loss & Grief, Trauma, Abandonment/Adjustment, Complex Personality Disorders (i.e. Bipolar, BPD), ADD/ADHD, Gender, Low Self-Esteem, Social Skills/Assertiveness Training, Confidence Building, and more. Andrew is trained to work with individuals presenting with suicidal tendencies and has background experience with ASD and Behavioural Disorders. Andrew has gained a wealth of experience from working with individuals across the lifespan within various contexts such as in primary schools, psychiatric facilities, government employment agencies and in private practice.

Andrew understands that everyone is unique, requiring a tailored, holistic approach to best suit their needs to achieve treatment and personal outcomes. He ensures that every client feels safe and is able to connect on an emotional level with anyone with his warm, caring and genuine friendly approach. Andrew is striving to further develop his role into a community psychologist.

Andrew utilizes intervention strategies such as; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, Person-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Approach, Guided Discovery/Psychodynamic Approach, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness/Relaxation/Self-Care/Positive Psychology and Motivational Interviewing Techniques.

Andrew is available for private sessions or with a MHCP (gap fee applies). The fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), hence not making the cost of therapy prohibitive. Andrew is based at MyClinic Bacchus Marsh on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s and you can make an appointment to see him by ringing the friendly reception staff on (03) 5367 8000.