Clinic Director | Psychologist
B. Psych, B. Crim, PG Dip Psych
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 which are affordable yet easily accessible to those in the Illawarra community.
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 in working with adolescents, young adults and adults. She is experienced in individual cognitive and behaviour psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Enhanced CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Furthermore, Klaudia has obtained extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders through the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders and continues to expand her knowledge to those in need.
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. Please see our WORKSHOPS page for further information.
Dr. KRYSTAL SATTLER
D.Psych (Clin), M.Psych (Clin)
Krystal is a Clinical Psychologist 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). She completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) in 2014 at the University of Wollongong, and is currently completing her Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical). Krystal is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
B.A. Psych, PG Dip Psych
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.
Accredited Practicing Dietician
B. Sc (Nut & Ex Sci), M. Sc (Diet & Ex Phys)
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.