The psychologists at themindspace provide a professional, innovative, and compassionate space for individuals, agencies and communities. We work closely with each client to explore and integrate a range of mental health solutions.
Compassion & Integrity
Our team is committed to taking a caring, personalised and fully professional approach to support the mental health of our clients.
We have your best interests in mind and always provide a safe, encouraging and welcoming environment.
Innovation & Professionalism
themindspace aims to sit at the cutting edge of psychology and mental health support.
We invest in research and personal development so we can bring evidence-based strategies that help deliver positive results for every client.
Community & Collaboration
Our team of Northern Beaches psychologists believes that the best results come from working together.
It’s our goal to collaborate with each other and with our clients to improve the overall health of the community.
themindspace was created by Clinical Psychologist Greg Powell to set the standard for innovative and results-focused psychology and counselling services.
Greg has now built a team of dedicated and passionate Northern Beaches Psychologists who are focused on personal development, empathic client care and delivering positive outcomes.
Our services extend to support individuals, faith-based organisations and corporate businesses. We offer psychological screening and assessment, Employee Assistance Programs and educational assessments for school-aged children who are experiencing learning difficulties.
We are looking forward to supporting you, your child or your organisation. Contact us for a no-obligation discussion today.
Meet Our Team
Greg is a Clinical Psychologist and qualified primary school teacher. He has a Master of Psychology (Clinical), a BA (Psych) (Hons) from the University of Western Sydney, a BA (Psych) from the University of Wollongong, and a Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.
As a psychologist in private practice, Greg’s areas of focus relate to assessment and consultation work. Having worked for almost 15 years in school-settings Greg is passionate about helping children and families to navigate the schooling and ongoing education journey in a healthy and effective way. This includes a strong focus on quality assessment in order to inform effective intervention.
Greg is also currently completing Doctoral studies in parenting education , and regularly presents training seminars for a variety of organisations around issues related to effective parenting.
Consultancy work for Greg currently focuses on working with a number of church and mission organisations, providing supervision and training for staff within these organisations, as well as consulting on complex leadership breakdown or the promotion of positive psychological health. Greg utilises a strength-based approach, helping teams to develop self-insight and increase overall effectiveness. Greg has also lectured in pastoral counselling at a number of theological training colleges.
Greg lives with his wife, Lauren, and their four children (twin daughters and two sons). Greg enjoyed golf and surfing once upon a time before children arrived. He is a keen fisherman and is currently chasing kingfish in his kayak.
Justin is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication)(Hons), Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Hons), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and a Masters of Human Resource Management and Coaching Psychology.
His work as a therapist is grounded in a diverse work history which ranges from executive coaching through to physical and psychological rehabilitation and therapy. He has a particular interest in schema therapy.
Schema Therapy is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioral, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. Schema Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change negative (“maladaptive”) patterns which they have lived with for a long time, even when other methods and efforts they have tried before have been largely unsuccessful.
Justin specialises in helping individuals navigate difficult life transitions and manage stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and sleeping difficulties. He also has a strong interest in treating complex issues relating to personality and identity (particularly late adolescence), sex, religion, and gender and serious trauma that interfere with work and well-being.
Justin is the father of two young girls and enjoys spending time with his wife, extended family and local community
Keryn is a registered Psychologist and has been practicing for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Keryn is experienced in providing individual counselling to adults for a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, domestic violence, trauma and sexual abuse. She can assist with sexuality, parenting, migration and life adjustments as well as pre-marriage and marriage counselling. Keryn is passionate about refugee, multicultural and women’s issues and has a keen interest in assisting people overcome trauma.
Keryn has been in private practice for over 10 years. She conducts personality and ministry assessments for various church denominations including The Sydney Anglican Diocese, Presbyterian Church, The Baptist Union of NSW, The Uniting Church and CMS Australia. She debriefs and counsels missionaries and understands the challenges facing individuals and their families working in ministry contexts.
Keryn updates her therapeutic practice by undertaking professional development regularly to empower people to develop self awareness and initiate positive change in their lives and relationships. Her main approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.
Keryn is married with a family. Her extensive counselling experience has covered a wide range of settings, including Private Practice, CRS-Rehabilitation, TAFE-Education, Villawood Detention Centre-Refugee & Asylum Seekers and Anglicare-Multicultural Consulting.
Jess is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Media in Writing, Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology), with First Class Honours, and a Masters of Professional Psychology, both from Macquarie University.
Jess enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults and has gathered experience both privately and as a school psychologist working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, self-esteem, difficult life transitions and neurodevelopment disorders. Jess also has a focus on psychological and educational assessment to help assist parents and schools in supporting clients learning and wellbeing.
Jess has a special interest in underlying processes in the transmission of anxiety within families and is passionate about increasing an awareness and understanding of mental health in local communities.
Jess has a genuine interest in people and their stories and has a desire to support and empower her clients. Jessica uses a client centered approach to treatment and is trained in multiple evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Applied Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness based practice frameworks and is also experienced in behavioural therapy.
Jess is married with two young boys. She is happiest outdoors and by the water and loves to challenge herself by seeking out new activities and adventures as often as she can.
Monica is a qualified sex and fertility educator and counsellor. She has a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Psychosexual Therapy), a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication and advanced medical research degree (PhB Science) with Honours. She is also an ACNFP accredited natural fertility educator and member of Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).
Combined with many years of experience Monica’s main focus has been on translating the most current information and research in the field of sexology into practical concepts and exercises to help individuals and couples thrive in their sexual relationships. Topics of interest include female sexual wellness, sex after kids, mismatched libido, fostering healthy communication, working with multicultural populations and natural fertility. Her approach is a wholistic one that addresses body, mind and soul and provides individuals and couples a safe space to explore their sexuality knowing that their values will be respected and acknowledged.
In 2018 Monica was offered a position as a Senior Research Fellow at Anglican Deaconess Ministries. It was here she had the unique opportunity to design a sex and fertility program built on theological principles for the Church called ‘Reconceive’.
In addition to presenting at churches, she has also worked for CatholicCare educating engaged couples and parents. She is a regular speaker for Family Planning NSW, a subcommittee board member for the Australasian Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine (AIRRM) and manages the Christian Society for Sexual Wellbeing (CSSW).
In her ‘spare’ time Monica enjoys exploring new places and trying new foods with her husband of 10 years and her three young children.
Emily is a Psychologist and has completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University. She has had clinical experience working in various settings with clients from a broad range of ages and backgrounds, primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioural perspective.
She has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents, and enjoys connecting with young people. She has been working in a volunteer capacity with adolescents for the past 10 years, and has been employed in various roles working with children for the past 6 years.
Emily has particular interest in working with difficulties such as; depression, anxiety, coping with intense emotions, social difficulties, and navigating identity and self-esteem. She is also experienced in conducting cognitive and academic assessments, and helping people better understand and manage behavioural difficulties.
She approaches therapy with a “real” and genuine attitude. She is passionate about identifying clients’ unique strengths and differences, and working collaboratively and creatively to find solutions that are most effective.
In her spare time, Emily likes to read at the beach, cook, and spend time with friends and family.
Mathew is an AHPRA endorsed Clinical Psychologist and has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree from Macquarie University. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Mathew has extensive experience and training in areas related to substance abuse and dependence, having previously worked with the Ted Noffs Foundation and other rehabilitation programs. Mathew also has experience in working with trauma, chronic life struggles, personality disorders, and general mental health difficulties. He has experience in providing individualised treatment, facilitating group programs, as well as supervising teams.
Mathew has trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy. He has a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse, working with them to understand possible maladaptive behavioural or emotional patterns and working together to find freedom from these recurring patterns.
Nikki is a Provisional Psychologist and a qualified primary school teacher with a Bachelor of Education (Primary), a Graduate Diploma of Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology.
For the past ten years, Nikki has worked as a teacher across all areas of primary, including as an executive member of staff. This has involved working with students of all ages, as well as with their families, to create and implement interventions and strategies to support students on their learning journey. Working as a teacher has generated an interest in developmental psychology and helping others to find success as they grow and learn, highlighting the many different ways that this may look for each individual. Nikki is interested in conducting educational assessments to assist parents and schools to work together in supporting students.
Nikki has completed specific training in models of play-therapy and has particular strengths in engaging with and working with young children. By utilising her assessment strengths and also play-therapy skills she is able to introduce creativity and fun in her approach to working with children, while ensuring that she is focused on providing targeted and effective treatments.
Nikki is married and enjoys spending time with family and friends travelling to new countries, snowboarding, trying to surf, and discovering new books and food.
Simon is a registered Counsellor and has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of New England. He is currently completing his Masters in Counselling. He is a full member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Simon has trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the Berry Street Education Model (Trauma). He has completed two levels of Gottman Therapy training (Relationships and Marriage) and is pursuing his certification to become a Gottman Therapist.
Simon has extensive experience and training working with adolescents and young men who are experiencing mental health difficulties, life struggles, times of change and social and emotional difficulties. He has a particular interest in working with young people in supporting them to identify maladaptive thought patterns, finding new and helpful ways of dealing with life’s stressors and identifying their individual strengths and values.
Simon works with young couples who are experiencing issues in their relationships or marriage. He is also a Symbis assessment pre marriage facilitator, helping couples navigate important conversations before they get married.
Simon lives with his wife and has two adult daughters. Despite not being a cat person, He also lives with a cat, Bruce. Simon is a passionate cook, and is fascinated with all areas of nutrition, fitness, the outdoors and the relationship between these and our overall wellbeing.