Our Psychologists

Here’s a quick guide to our team. If you need help working out who might be the best fit for you, simply give us a call, book a free Introductory call, or complete the online enquiry form and we’ll help you work it out.

Our Psychologists

Here’s a quick guide to our qualifications and areas of interest and speciality. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and our availability. You can simply give us a call or complete the enquiry form online.

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Michelle McGee

Michelle McGee

Clinical Psychologist (PSY0001381330)

Michelle is the heartbeat of Inner Space. She founded the service over 13 years ago and has accumulated over 21 years experience in both private and public organisations. She has a particular passion in providing services to our military and emergency services personnel as well as contributing to the next generation of psychologists through her work as a Board-Approved Supervisor. Michelle has two Master degrees in psychology and a Certificate IV in fitness. 

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Trauma
  • Impact of Emergency Service Work and Military Services
  • Anxiety & Stress Management

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow of APS Clinical College
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Master of Psychology (Forensic)
  • Bachelor of Arts Hons (Class 1)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Training)
Lauren Kelly

Lauren Kelly

Psychologist (PSY0001267164)

Lauren joined the Inner Space team over 6 years ago and is a Senior Psychologist with over 20 years experience in providing services to young people, families, and adults who have experienced trauma and other life challenges. Her current interest lies in working with our military personnel and their families. Lauren has a Master level qualification, is trained in a variety of treatment approaches, and practices using identify affirming frameworks.

Areas interest:

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & loss
  • Addictions
  • Autism in adolescents and adults
  • Adolescents and their families
  • LGBTQI identifying clients

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Hua He

Hua He – English & Mandarin speaking

Psychologist (PSY0001262696)

Hua has over 12 years of experience in psychology and provides services to adults and young people over the age of 16 years. She is experienced with mental health issues that are associated with interpersonal difficulties (e.g. early childhood issues, parenting, attachment issues, relationship issues). She is also passionate about supporting people who have acquired work related injuries to recover and return to normal life. In addition to her qualifications in psychology, Hua has a Master level qualification in education. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem & confidence
  • Relationship issues (individuals)
  • Adjustment issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Parenting
  • Attachment issues
  • Work-related stress

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Postgrad Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Master of Education

Provisional Psychologists

What is a Provisional Psychologist?

Provisional psychologists have been approved by the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to work with clients under the supervision of more experienced psychologists. At Inner Space our provisionals are under the supervision of our senior psychologists. Find out more…

Vanlea Matthews

Vanlea Matthews

Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002502147)

Vanlea joined the Inner Space team with a wealth of knowledge and life experience before embarking on her journey in psychology. Her adaptability shines with her experience in various industries including construction, hospitality, wedding coordination and rehab coordination. With her university studies behind her, she was keen to embark on a career in her chosen field, working with a range of individuals from all walks of life. Now in her final year of supervised practice, Vanlea is excelling in helping people achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (CTP Insurance matters)
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • LGBTQIA+ identifying clients
  • Stress
  • Challenges in adolescence
  • Self-esteem and confidence building

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced (4th Year) (2nd Class Honours)
Manuela Schmitten

Manuela Schmitten

Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002471382)

Manuela originally trained in Germany and has Master level qualifications in psychology as well as additional training in human resources management.  She comes to Inner Space with experience working directly with clients in individual therapy and groupwork as well as providing workshops for graduate students. She is fluent in German and English with basic understanding of French and Spanish. Manuela has a particular interest in working with adults with anxiety.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Master of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Diploma of Human Resources.
Natalie Fensome

Natalie Fensom

Provisional Psychologist

Natalie joined Inner Space with a background in customer service and sales. Her desire to help others live a happy and healthy life inspired her to pursue a career in psychology. She has completed her university studies in psychology and is keen to work with a range of people from all walks of life. She is particularly interested in helping people with anxiety and depression.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem & confidence
  • Goal setting

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (First class honours)

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