Meet The Team

Dr Ceylan Celen

Adult Psychotherapist

ABOUT

 

Ceylan has a genuine interest in and warmth for her clients, which she believes enables her to understand them better. She uses that understanding to establish an engaged dynamic with her clients. This rapport, is then the essence of her therapeutic engagement, as it creates a collaborative and safe space to work on the presenting issues together, as a team.

 

Ceylan has considerable experience in multicultural issues and has worked with a wide range of clients from various racial, ethnical, and socio-economic backgrounds. Her specializations include, but are not limited to, chronic and acute depression, anxiety, personality disorders-in particular Borderline Personality Disorder, coping with chronic mental illness such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, trauma, relationship issues, and stress associated with acculturation.

 

Ceylan is primarily trained in psychodynamic approach, but also conducts short-term experiential psychotherapy, where she integrates Mindfulness and mind-body relaxation techniques.

 

If you ask family and childhood friends, Ceylan is not an outdoor person! However, since moving to Australia, she has started camping and loves it!

Sera Elmasri

Adult Psychotherapist

ABOUT

 

Sera Elmasri is a psychologist and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner (MAPP) with 25 years of experience in the field of mental health, working across a broad range of settings, client demographics and mental health issues.

 

The feedback Sera frequently receives from her clients is an acknowledgement of the challenges on the therapeutic journey and an awareness that undertaking that journey has allowed them to obtain a deeper understanding of their problems. Through this understanding they have been able to change old (and unhelpful!) patterns of thought and behaviour.

 

Her areas of specialization include Anxiety disorders, Acute Stress Reactions, Adjustment Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, self-esteem issues, crises and suicidality, work-related stress and performance.

 

Sera uses a wide range of effective interventions and techniques to help clients attain goals. These include Positive Psychology Interventions, Mindfulness Based Stress Release (MBSR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Intervention and Strength Based Approach. Additionally, as a practicing Master of Applied Positive Psychology student, Sera enjoys assisting clients as well as workplaces in meeting personal and professional goals.

 

Sera looks forward to seeing you soon!

Ishma Alvi

Adult & Relationship Psychologist

ABOUT

 

Ishma is a psychologist who understands the importance of building rapport and a human connection with her clients, bringing not only her experience and training, but also humour in to each session.

 

Ishma’s areas of interest include working with clients on relationships, whether individually or as couples.

 

She enjoys working individually with clients on sexual function, sexuality and sexual health, particularly women’s sexual health and function. This includes Sexual dysfunction including Erectile Disorder, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Female Sexual Interest/Arousal disorder and Specified and Unspecified Sexual Dysfunction.

 

Ishma’s other areas of focus are Anxiety Disorders– such as Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specified and Unspecified Anxiety Disorder. She is motivated to facilitate a positive change, working collaboratively to reduce the impact anxiety can have on the everyday lives of her clients.

 

Ishma also works with clients who are struggling with spouse or partner/non-partner violence and abuse, and the trauma (and Stressor Related Disorders including Adjustment Disorder and both Specified and Unspecified Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders) that can occur as a result of abuse.

 

Ishma also enjoys working with people on issues related to phase of life problems, loneliness and acculturation challenges.

 

Ishma’s approach though informed by her training and experience, is shaped and lead by individual client needs, working with the client to allow them space and ownership of their progress within and between the sessions. Psychological interventions she uses in her sessions include Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), SMART Therapy (for Anxiety Disorders), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Salus Approach Couples Therapy, Gottman’s Couples Therapy.

 

In her free time, Ishma enjoys painting, drawing and writing.  And boxing. Because.

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.

Jake Lamberton

Provisional Psychologist

ABOUT

 

Jake is an empathetic and supportive provisional psychologist who focuses on building rapport and making sure the client is an active part of their own therapeutic journey.

 

Jake has worked with a range of clients including teenagers, young adults and people in late adulthood. He has helped these clients work through a number of different issues including anxiety, depression, specific phobias, substance abuse, grief and stress and performance issues.

 

Jake focuses on making sure the client is heard through active listening and that they are in control of their therapeutic process. He understands that therapy can be confronting for some and makes sure that any fears relating to the therapeutic process are addressed. To that end, he also ensures the client is well informed of everything that happens within each session.  He is then able to tailor each session to the client’s needs through his knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Strength Based Approaches.

 

Jake is a film and TV buff and spends most of his free time writing and recording music and playing tennis and basketball.

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