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About us

At Aspire Wellness and Psychology we are passionate about social justice, diversity and human rights. We provide inclusive, empathic, creative, trauma informed, evidence based services to support the wellbeing and psychological health of individuals and families.

 

We believe that you are the expert of your experience and we honour your choices and individuality. In our counselling and training we strive to work collaboratively to create an environment that enables growth, recovery, resilience, personal development and capacity building.

 

Our ethos is that change and hope are always possible and we will walk beside you as you make the transformations that are important to you in your life. 

Our core values

  • There is always hope, which leads to new possibilities

  • Nothing is permanent

  • Change is possible

  • You are the expert of your experience

  • Everyone has the right to be and feel safe

  • Celebrate diversity, embrace difference 

  • Lifelong learning enables new opportunities and perspectives

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Niclés Bestel 

Clinical Psychologist and Practice Director

 

Niclés is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working in a variety of counselling, community mental health and school wellbeing settings. 

 

Niclés has a strong commitment to ongoing professional development. She is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, internal family systems therapy., cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies and dialectical behaviour therapy,

 

Nicles provides individual counselling for adults, adolescents and children with a range of support needs including trauma, dissociation, depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, psychosis, self-harm, grief and loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. She works with adolescents who are experiencing bullying, identity issues, challenges with social skills, self-esteem issues, self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and depression.

 

Niclés sees clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with after hours availability.

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Kiri Hannon

Psychologist

Kiri is a dedicated psychologist registered with The Australian Health Practicing Regulation Agency (AHPRA), bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice. With a diverse background spanning various sectors of mental health, Kiri has worked in community-based services, school mental healthcare, crisis-intervention, hospital-based settings, and government organisations.

Driven by a deep-seated passion for fostering emotional well-being, Kiri approaches her work with warmth, compassion, and inclusivity. She firmly believes in the importance of tailoring psychological services to meet the unique needs of each individual, recognising that one size does not fit all in matters of mental health. Kiri uses an integrative approach to therapy employing different therapeutic methods, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Schema Informed Therapy. Kiri is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

For Kiri, the cornerstone of effective mental health support lies in being evidence based, culturally aware, and client led. She is committed to staying abreast of the latest research and best practices in the field, ensuring that her interventions are grounded in sound scientific principles while remaining sensitive to the diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives of her clients.

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Bianca Evans

Counsellor, Trainer, Supervisor, Consultant and Practice Director

 

Bianca is a counsellor with extensive experience in the community mental health and human rights sectors. 

 

Bianca is committed to lifelong learning and uses a range of therapeutic approaches to support clients, including; Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR),  internal family systems (IFS) therapy. dialectical behaviour therapy  (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy and Narrative Therapy,

 

Bianca provides individual and relationship counselling. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing trauma, dissociation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, gender and identity affirmation and challenges and relationship issues. She supports people to develop the skills and capacity to achieve their goals, explore their potential and feel more passionate about life.

Bianca sees clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with after hours availability.

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Natalie Ryan

Mental Health Social Worker

Natalie is a registered mental health social worker with extensive experience working in the school, not-for-profit, disability and community services sector.

 

Natalie provides individual counselling to children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss and the impacts of trauma and abuse. Natalie also provides couples and family counselling.

 

Natalie utilises a rich palette of evidence based therapeutic modalities, including; dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), behaviour analysis/ support and collaborative problem solving. She is trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems.

 

Natalie works from a trauma informed, strengths perspective and believes in the value of self-determination in enabling individuals to improve their mental health and capacity for positive change.

 

Natalie is a keen lifelong learner and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in psychology. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys hiking, cooking, and pottering in the garden.

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Dee Henry

Counsellor, Consultant and Trainer

Dee is a counsellor, she has many years of experience working with marginalised groups in the human rights and community sector. 

 

Dee provides individual counselling to adolescents and adults. She is passionate about supporting people through experiences with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and relationship issues. She brings a wealth of knowledge in integrating mind and body to assist with healing and achieving wellness. 

 

Dee is passionate about providing a safe space that is free from judgement, where people can explore their thoughts and emotions and navigate difficult circumstances. She assists people to overcome adversity, gain autonomy and accomplish their goals. 

 

Dee is committed to providing person centred care using various therapeutic methods including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. 

 

​Dee sees clients Monday to Friday, including after hours.

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