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Meet Our Team

KLAUDIA GEBERT

Clinic Director | Psychologist
B.Psych, B.Crim, PG Dip Psych
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Klaudia has over 10 years experience in the mental health sector providing not only focused psychological assessment, intervention and treatment to individuals but also group intervention programs, workshops and presentations throughout NSW, WA and VIC. Klaudia founded Self Reflections in 2013, relocating it to Wollongong in 2017 with an aim to provide high quality, safe and non-judgemental services.

As a Psychologist, Klaudia believes in working collaboratively with her clients to help them achieve their individual goals. She understands that each individuals experience is unique, and therefore their treatment must be tailored to meet their needs.

Klaudia goes beyond a “band-aid” treatment approach to ensure clients make lifelong sustainable changes. Klaudia aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment in which clients can develop new skills in managing their current difficulties, while building on their existing strengths. Furthermore, Klaudia provides clinical services that are collaborative, transparent and respectful of clients’ beliefs, culture and heritage, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity.

Klaudia has extensive experience working with adults particularly with complex presentations. Her interests include weight/shape/body image concerns, disordered eating, eating disorders, personality disorders and complex trauma. She is experienced in evidenced based individual cognitive and behaviour psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Enhanced CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Enhanced DBT, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

As a speaker, Klaudia provides informative and constructive presentations and group interventions for a variety of corporate professionals, executive leadership teams, workshop groups, retreats and forums.

DR KRYSTAL SATTLER

Clinical Psychologist
D.Psych (Clin), M.Psych (Clin)
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Krystal is on extended leave June 2022 – June 2023

Krystal is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology who has over 10 years of experience providing psychological intervention to adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of depression/mood disorders, life stressors and adjustment, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, grief/loss, trauma, and personality disorders.

Krystal works from a client-centred and collaborative approach, with a focus on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship.

She believes this is the solid foundation that is necessary to be able to foster curiosity, safety, and to help empower her clients to become experts in managing their own emotions and overcoming their difficulties.

Krystal uses a number of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. In addition to providing individual therapy, Krystal has experience in providing education and psychological therapy groups. Krystal has trained and worked in a variety of settings including public health, private hospitals, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, non-government organisations, and universities.

Krystal is a registered WorkCover/SIRA/CTP treatment provider, and also provides services through ‘Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling’ (previously known as VVCS). Krystal completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) in 2014 and her Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) in 2019 at the University of Wollongong.

Krystal is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

JUDIT MARKOS

Psychologist
B.Psych, PG Dip Psych
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Judit is a Registered Psychologist who has over 10 years of experience providing evidence- based treatment as well as testing and assessment for clients across the lifespan. She has diverse experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural struggles, social and learning difficulties and using a variety of assessment tools. Judit has extensive experience working in the areas of depression, anxiety, complex trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem and family relationship breakdown. She has a special interest in supporting individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and working with people affected by trauma, childhood abuse and domestic violence.

She has worked in both the Out of Home Care and private sectors and holds current registration with Medicare and is an approved provider for Work Cover/SIRA/CTP.

Judit’s sessions provide a non-judgemental, client focussed and holistic approach to counselling and interventions. She tailors treatment approaches to each individual and likes to adopt a strengths-based approach to assist all clients to develop self-confidence and lasting skills to manage difficulties. When working with young clients, she enjoys creating a fun and engaging therapy space and tailors her therapy to the child’s individual needs and interests.

She aims to provide a collaborative approach by working with the child, parents, carers, teachers and other health care professionals to provide the best outcome for the child.

She is proficient in a number of psychological and behaviour change therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Therapy,

Circle of Security Parenting (COS), narrative therapy and play therapy. She is passionate about mental health and assisting people to bring about long-term positive change in their lives.

TARA COOPER

PSYCHOLOGIST
BA PSYCH, PG DIP PSYCH, PG DIP APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
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Tara is an experienced Psychologist who has worked with both adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings. She is passionate about assisting people to live an empowered values-based life. She uses an evidence-based approach that is tailored to individual client needs.

Tara works with people with a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, stress, eating and body image complaints and personal relationships difficulties.

Tara has a particular interest in supporting adolescents and young adults and has previously worked for headspace, Australia’s largest multidisciplinary youth mental health service.

She is experienced providing treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.

Tara also enjoys working with clients who are looking to enhance their life and want additional guidance and coaching to reach their full potential.

BILLY FOGDEN

Clinical Psychologist
B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical)
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Billy is a Clinical Psychologist with over eight years experience working across a broad range of age groups, presentations and contexts. Most recently he has practiced in the child and adolescent setting where he has worked closely with clients in complex family and social circumstances. He has a special interest in psychosomatic conditions, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and parent/child attachment issues. He has additional experience in facilitating groups, working within family systems and consultation to schools. Completing his Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Wollongong, he continues to hold a teaching role at the University through supervision of Clinical Psychology student placements.

Billy takes an integrative approach to therapy sessions; drawing on ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, using aspects of schema therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy as well as a range of other family therapy modalities.

He works from the understanding that individuals are doing the best they can with the current skills they have. As such Billy works hard on empowering clients with new skills and strategies to manage their emotions and social relationships. He is passionate in seeing the individual make their own positive changes to their life and works closely with them through this process.

GRACE MAGUIRE

Clinical Psychologist
B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical)
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Grace is a clinical psychologist who has over 5 years of experience in providing psychological assessment and evidenced based intervention to treat a variety of psychological disorders. She has worked in an extensive range of areas including private practice, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and in a forensic setting. Grace has published research and is passionate about continuing to upskill through participating in regular workshops and training.

She has a high level of competency in diagnostic assessment and case formulation. As well as extensive experience in working with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, eating disorders, self-harm and suicidal ideation. She has a special interest in supporting individuals with emotion regulation difficulties and in psychometric assessment.

She is experienced in providing evidenced based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. She also has experience in utilising aspects of Schema Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Grace embodies compassion and warmth to create a space for people to feel supported, valued and motivated. She places significant importance on creating a strong therapeutic relationship and seeks to tailor intervention to the individual’s unique needs.

Daniel Billingham

PSYCHOLOGIST
B.PSYCH, PG DIP PSYCH
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Daniel is a generalist psychologist who has been practicing in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven for over 15 years. Daniel works primarily with adults, has experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and phobias, depression/mood and bipolar disorders as well as a special interest in working with addictions, tertiary education and workplace issues.

Daniel’s main approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Interpersonal Therapy.

Daniel is registered to provide services through Medicare as well as being a Workcover/SIRA/CTP treatment provider. 

 

LAURA MCCABE

Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar
B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical)
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Laura is a Psychologist / Clinical Psychology Registrar who has recently completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Wollongong. She provides evidence-based treatment and assessments for clients of all ages across a wide scope of mental health presentations. Laura has experience working with anxiety and phobias, depression and mood related disorders, self-harm, behavioural difficulties, adjustment difficulties, emotion / mood regulation difficulties, self-esteem, sleep, eating disorders and personality disorders.

Laura has a special interest in working with children, adolescents and young adults. She is extensively trained with treating anxiety disorders, with a particularly interest in obsessive – compulsive traits, panic symptoms and social phobia.

Trained in a wide range of psychological modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Laura tailors treatment to the specific needs of the client and will also draw from aspects of Schema therapy, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness and Family-Based therapies.

Laura strives to create a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can freely express themselves. Her warm and compassionate approach allows clients to feel supported and empowered to make long-term changes. She does not believe in a one-size fits all approach, and works collaboratively alongside clients to create an individualised treatment plan that will work towards achieving their personal goals.

Laura understands that seeking mental health support can be a challenging and daunting experience. She will work with the client, at the pace they feel most comfortable with, while utilising their individual strengths. Laura provides clients with insight and skills ultimately allowing clients to live their most fulfilling life.

ALICIA THACKRAY

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
B.Sc (Nut & Ex Sci), M.Sc (Diet & Ex Phys)
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Alicia Thackray has a Masters of Science in Nutrition Dietetics and Exercise Physiology obtained from the University of Wollongong, and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia.Alicia has over 10 years experience working in metabolic health, mental health and weight management in children, teenagers and adults, is certified in low FODMAP eating and has an interest in eating disorders.

Alicia has a passion to provide clear evidence based dietary advice to help you to live well, avoid fad dietary trends that do not work and be the healthiest you can be. As a mother of four she understands the busy demands of life and will work with you to develop a healthy lifestyle personalised to your situation.

BRIELLE MUSGROVE

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
B. Nut & Diet (Hons)
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Brielle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about working with clients to prevent and treat eating disorders. She completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at the University of Wollongong.

Brielle has extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults who have diagnosed eating disorders. She has experience working at headspace centres, outpatient clinics, general practice and private practice providing dietary support to clients with a range of concerns such as; mental health nutrition, disordered eating, eating disorders, body image concerns, sports dietetics and nutrient deficiencies (e.g. iron deficiency).

Brielle provides evidence based, Health At Every Size (HAES) aligned dietary advice and support to individuals and their carers/families. Brielle has completed specialised training in the area of eating disorders and supports individuals to improve their relationship with food and their body.

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