Psychology Training and Supervision (PTS) specialises in the provision of clinical supervision, training, and psychotherapy. We are a small practice of mental health clinicians (Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Social Worker) with each having 10+ years experience in public mental health services. We believe that our clinical selves are always evolving and demonstrate our commitment to learning by remaining engaged with developments in the field of mental health.
What we do
At PTS we are committed to providing services and interventions which are based on scientific research and as such are ‘evidence-based’. We specialise in the provision of Parenting and Couple/Family distress and work with children, adolescents, couples, and families.
We are a telehealth service where appointments are offered via videoconferencing or telephone allowing clients greater accessibility to our services. We do not have capacity to take on clients presenting with more than a low risk of suicide or requiring acute or crisis intervention.
What we offer
Therapy for children, adolescents and families
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
Recommended as first line intervention for the treatment of PTSD and trauma related symptoms in children and adolescents. TF-CBT also incorporates non-offending parents/caregivers to help them better support their children. Core components will include psychoeducation and stabilisation/skill building, trauma processing via narrational and cognitive work, and developing safety.
Cool Kids for Anxiety
Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles, Cool Kids is a structured program for children and adolescents aged 7-17 who are experiencing anxiety. Cool Kids is run over 10 sessions and parents/caregivers are also included throughout the program. Core components include psychoeducation, realistic thinking skills, graded exposure, and coping skills. The child and parent workbooks for the Cool Kids program can be purchased from the Centre for Emotional Health.
Confident Carers Cooperative Kids
An 8 week program for parents of children aged 3-12 years with a focus on reducing difficult child behaviour through use of a range of parenting skills that serve to improve parent-child relationships.
Intervention that focusses on reducing distress and improving the quality of relationships between family members. It also involves helping parents/ caregivers to work together to support their child/ children. Emphasis is placed on understanding attachment (relationship) and emotion.
An intervention for partners in romantic relationships. All forms of relational distress can be addressed such as communication challenges and conflict, struggles with intimacy, infidelity, etc. The aim is to help improve the romantic bond so that the relationship becomes more fulfilling. Emphasis is placed on understanding attachment (relationship) and emotion.
The PTS Child and Adolescent Assessment Clinic focuses on providing diagnostic assessments and evaluations. We are dedicated to evaluating and supporting young individuals with autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders and giftedness.
We use a range of age-appropriate assessment tools, including standardized tests, interviews, and behavioral observations, to gain a comprehensive understanding of each child’s strengths and challenges. The assessment process is tailored to the developmental stage of the child or adolescent, ensuring a sensitive and supportive environment throughout.
The clinic aims to provide accurate and timely diagnosis, leading to personalised treatment plans and interventions. The ultimate goal is to help young individuals thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, while also offering support to their families and caregivers.
We offer a hybrid model to assessments where all clinical interviews and feedback sessions are conducted via telehealth. Only the administration of the assessment will be conducted face-to-face in our clinic in Camden.
Meet Our Therapists
Natalie is a Clinical Psychologist and an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and families. She has been practicing as a psychologist for over 15 years and is highly respected in her field.
Natalie is known for her warm and empathic approach to therapy. She believes in building strong relationships with her clients and creating a safe, nurturing space where they can explore and process their thoughts and feelings. Natalie is trained in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and parenting programs.
Natalie has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. She has a special interest in working with children who have experienced trauma and has received specialised training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT).
In addition to her clinical work, Natalie is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS). She has presented at numerous conferences and has published articles in peer-reviewed psychology journals.
Outside of her work, Natalie enjoys cooking, and spending time with her family. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and often volunteers her time to support mental health initiatives in her community.
Cindy is a warm and compassionate psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and their families. She has a particular interest in supporting individuals with Autism and/or ADHD. Cindy works within a trauma-informed framework to create a safe and supportive environment for the clients and their families.
Cindy provides Autism assessments for children and adolescents. She also conducts psychometric assessments to evaluate a person’s intellectual abilities and learning profile while assessing for cognitive or learning differences, such as intellectual disability and specific learning disorders.
Cindy uses a strength-based and collaborative approach to support clients’ goals and needs. Recommendations and interventions are tailored to an individual’s specific needs and build upon their unique strengths and abilities.
Cindy is committed to engaging in best practice and participates in ongoing training and supervision in the area of neurodiversity. She is passionate about embracing diversity and promoting inclusion.
Outside of her work, Cindy enjoys cooking and spending time with loved ones.
Gaul is a clinical Social Worker with 15 years experience in the field of mental health, helping families navigate their challenges and finding greater harmony and understanding in their relationships.
Gaul earned his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Sydney and has since worked for his whole career in the field of mental health. He has extensive experience working with families from diverse backgrounds and ages, and is dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to clients.
He uses a variety of therapeutic modalities to help families address a range of issues including communication breakdown, parenting challenges, marital conflict, and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. He believes that families hold their own internal resources, and he strives to work collaboratively with each family member from a strengths-based, systemic approach. He focuses particularly on attachment and emotion in his clinical formulations and interventions.
Gaul is committed to ongoing professional development in the fields of couple and family therapy, and regularly attends training by leaders in the field. He is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
When not working with clients, Gaul enjoys being with his family, hiking, reading, and photography.
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