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.

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 has 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 and is trained in a variety of treatment approaches. 

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Grief & loss
  • Addictions
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse trauma

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Psychologist (PSY0001621509)

Natalie has over 10 years of experience in psychology working with all age groups. Natalie has experience providing supervision to more junior practitioners. 

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Other mental health
  • Behaviour difficulties in children

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Experience as a supervisor
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?

So, what is a provisional psychologist? They are psychologists who 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. 

Whilst they are registered with AHPRA, they can’t provide rebates for Medicare or Private Health Funds. Because of this we are offering their services at a significantly reduced rate. You essentially get the benefit of working with the provisional psychologist with the input of at least two senior psychologists and no limit to the number of sessions you can access! 

Why choose a provisionally registered psychologist?

  • No wait time
  • No need for a referral or Mental Health Care Plan.
  • Reduced fees
  • No limit to the number of sessions
  • All services are overseen by our senior clinical psychologists.

Our Provisional Team come with a range of backgrounds and experiences. They currently offer services to clients from 13 years of age through to older persons. They are able to help with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal issues and other common problems people face.

Rebates are not available for services provided by provisional psychologists.

David McDermott

David McDermott

Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002478063)

David has an extensive background in the construction and childcare industries and developed an interest in human behaviour and helping others. He made the switch to psychology to support people in reaching their full potential to live happy, healthy lives. He has university degrees in psychology and a Certificate IV in Frontline Management. 

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Stress,
  • Self-esteem and confidence.

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours 1st Class)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (psychology) 
  • Certificate IV Frontline management
Nikita Prakash

Nikita Prakash

Provisional Psychologist (PSY0002472582)

Nikita is currently completing a Masters of Clinical Psychology and has university degrees in psychology and commerce. After making the switch to psychology, Nikita found her passion. She has a particular interest in working with young people. She is fluent in English and Hindi. 

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Stress,
  • Self-esteem and confidence.

Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Psychologist with Provisional Registration under Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (First Class Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Law)
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 is keen to embark on a career in her chosen field, working predominantly with young people and their families.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

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

Manuela originally trained in Germany and has Master level qualifications in psychology as well as additional training in human resources. She comes to Inner Space with experience working directly with clients in individual therapy and groupwork as well as providing workshops. Fluent in German and English, Manuela also has a 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:

Amelia Cowie

Amelia Cowie

Provisional Psychologist

Amelia joined Inner Space with a background in working with children and young people with Autism. She already has practical skills in working with this client group in various support roles. She further developed her knowledge and skills by completing her university studies in psychology and has a particular interest in continuing her work with children and young adults and people on the Autism Spectrum. With her knowledge and experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis, computer gaming, website development, and the performing arts, Amelia brings a unique perspective in working with this client group.

Areas of particular interest and training:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Qualifications/Memberships:

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