Meet The Team

Carmen Beaumont

Adult Psychologist

 

ABOUT

 

Carmen Beaumont is the Founder, Director and Principal Psychologist of Vida Psychology. Vida Psychology’s main focus is to help individuals make the most of life has to offer by giving them tools and strategies to address circumstances they are faced with.

 

Carmen brings vast counselling experience ranging from community, hospital to private practice work. Various roles have given Carmen the opportunity to supervise Masters Psychology students and other fully registered Psychologists. She has extensive experience developing and facilitating various groups such as Depression, Stress Management, Learning Relaxation Techniques, Anxiety, Women and Anger and How to overcome Postnatal Depression. Given she is fluent in Spanish she has also had the opportunity to offer group work to the Spanish speaking community.

 

therapeutic approaches

 

Carmen’s primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other approaches allowing her to match the approach to individual clients’ needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology
  • General Psychologist registration with Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Melissa Bourchier

Adult, Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychologist

 

ABOUT

 

Melissa has worked in both the public health system, private practice, and in the Department of Education. She has participated in research programs such as Tuning into Kids looking at parenting of child emotions, and in childhood obesity. Melissa has a clinical interest in working with children from trauma backgrounds and with complex emotional needs including anxiety and depression. This work involves working with parents to understand and communicate about the inner world of the child. Melissa is interested in working with both parents and infants and aims to use a family strength based approach.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

Assessment, diagnosis and providing therapy to children with:

 

Treatment Modalities

 

Melissa uses client-centered therapeutic processes; adapting play therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), behaviour therapy, Play therapy,mindfulness, Attachment Based Therapy ,acceptance and commitment therapy and attachment- based therapy, family therapy and parent training.

Ishma Alvi

Adult & Relationship Psychologist

 

ABOUT

 

Ishma brings a breadth of psychological intervention, from her experience working across a range of settings including private practice, school, hospital and institutional settings. She is experienced in the provision individual psychotherapy, couples counselling as well as developing and implementing group therapy.

 

Ishma is motivated to facilitate a positive and sustained change, working collaboratively to develop goal-focussed strategies to reduce the impact mental health issues can have on the everyday lives of her clients. She also enjoys working with couples to identify and resolve focal issues and unhelpful patterns within the relationship dynamic.

 

Ishma is bi-lingual, speaking both English and Urdu fluently.

 

Areas of EXPERTISE

 

 

COUPLES WORK

 

In her couples work, Ishma is highly experienced in assisting couples who have decided to separate/ divorce. She helps them successfully navigate issues arising from the separation including their ongoing roles as co-parents when there are children involved.

 

Therapeutic Approaches

 

  • Therapeutic Approaches

Ishma is flexible in her focus on developing an intervention that is suited to client needs and therefore employs:

 

 

In her couples work:

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • General Registration as a Psychologist and full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Master’s in Clinical Psychology (University of Karachi)
  • Master’s in Counselling (Monash University)
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWC)

Katerina Chin-A-Loy

Adult Psychologist & Child & Adolescent Psychologist

 

ABOUT

 

Katerina is a clinical psychologist registrar with 11+ years of experience in the public and private health systems, overseas and in Australia. Katerina has a PhD from The University of Western Australia in the field of body image and eating disorders. The findings of her research have been presented at national and international conferences. Katerina is skilled in psychological assessments (cognitive and personality).

 

Katerina aims to assist patients to find balance, wellbeing, functionality and stability. She passionately promotes self-discovery and acceptance and uses evidence-based interventions to help people face difficulty. Her psychological work is conducted with respect, support and without judgement.

 

Katerina is fluent in Spanish and French.

 

Therapeutic Approaches

 

Katerina integrates psychodynamic psychotherapy principles, with techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IP), Systemic Family Therapy, and Mindfulness.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Dr of Philosophy – PhD.
  • Master in Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor in Psychology

Sharene Borsi

Adult Psychologist

 

ABOUT

 

Sharene has over 20 years years experience in private practice, corporate, and government settings assisting individuals presenting with a range of issues. Her professional experience has included;

 

  • Over eight years in private practice providing counselling to adults for a range of presenting mental health issues. Provision of counselling for personal and professional issues via the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Provision of onsite trauma response to groups and individuals in the immediate aftermath of critical incidents.
  • Provision of manager coaching around mental health and staff management issues across a range of industries.
  • Mental health training, coaching and promotion within an Emergency Services environment.

 

Therapeutic approaches

 

Sharene primarily uses a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and has completed both the Certificate in CBT and the Advanced Certificate in CBT with CBT Australia.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

 

QUALIFICATION

 

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

Bachelor of Arts – Major area of study – Psychology

Lucimey Lima

Adult Psychotherapist

 

ABOUT

 

Lucimey, MD, PhD, Master in Systemic Psychotherapy (individuals, couples, families) has an extensive international and national experience. She brings a breath of therapeutic interventions from her experiences in hospital and community settings, private practice as well as being a guest lecturer in Universities such as the University of Western Australia. She has been a guest speaker in Private Psychological practices, numerous sympodiums and international conferences, sharing her expertise and research findings in Mental Health. Luci is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese & French.

 

Therapeutic approaches

 

Lucimey uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systematic Family Therapy, Systemic Psychotherapy (individual, couple, family) and Supportive Psychotherapy.

Luci is a clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy, and a member of the Psychotherapist and Counsellors Federation of Australia.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

 

QUALIFICATION

 

  • Medical Doctor, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
  • Psychiatrist, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
  • MSc Biochemistry, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
  • PhD Neurochemistry, McGill University, Canada
  • Medical Foundation of Health, Paris, France
  • Diploma Unidad de Comunicación Humana y Terapia de Familia (UCOHTEF) “Unit for Human Communication and Family Therapy”. Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming, Venezuela
  • Master Theoretical in Psychoanalysis, Spain
  • Master in Systemic Therapy, Spain
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate, USA
  • Accreditation with the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

Sera Elmasri

Adult Psychotherapist

 

ABOUT

 

Sera Elmasri is a fully qualified psychologist with over 22 years experience providing therapy to adults and youth from diverse backgrounds. Sera started out in community health as a drug and alcohol counsellor, from there she has worked with adults and youth with depressive disorders, anxiety and trauma. She has also spent the last fourteen years counselling refugees and asylum seekers and is interested in the role of spirituality plays in coping with mental illness.

 

Therapeutic approaches

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

 

QUALIFICATION
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