Our Team

AusPsych is very proud of the exceptional people we are privileged to have in our team. Our people are the hallmark of our service and our reputation. In every area of our operation, we have highly qualified, talented, committed and enthusiastic staff.

Our experienced, professionally qualified Psychologists hold formal University qualifications and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They practice according to professional and ethical standards set out by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and AHPRA.

A commitment to continued professional development, sense of community and an overriding desire to improve clients’ lives utilising recognised and proven practices are the core features of our Psychologists.


Our Management Team

Harry Parker – Owner & Director

Qualifications

  • Master of Administration

Experience

Harry has over 40 years of business experience in risk management, client relationships, management, marketing, business development, contract negotiation, ethics and corporate governance. He is a strong advocate for promoting the highest standards of professionalism and ethics within the EAP Industry particularly throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Harry is a Past President of The Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable (APEAR), Past Adjunct Director of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association International (EAPA), Past Treasurer of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association International (EAPA – Australian Branch) and Past International Officer of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Australia (EAPAA). He is also a Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and the Hunter Business Chamber.

 

Emily Perry – Practice Manager

Beth Tankard – Appointment Co ordinator

 

Our Psychologists

Ron Farrell

Locations: Toronto

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Master of Applied Psychology

Experience

Ron has over 30 years experience as a Counsellor working with disability, injury rehabilitation, critical incident services and psychological counselling. His interests are in medical psychology and working with the elderly. He has specalised in trauma counselling services in the coal industry, emergency services and veteran community. He has two grown up daughters and enjoys body surfing and music.


Maudy Liu

Locations: East Maitland & Singleton

Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology

Experience

Maudy has over 30 years of experience in counselling. She specialises in EAP counselling, working with adults, couples and older persons. Maudy has experience in providing psychology treatment in areas of stress, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, anger issues and other personal and work related concerns. Maudy enjoys good food.


Alix Bilton

Locations: Newcastle

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science Psychology
  • Diploma of Art Therapy


Skye Stewart

Locations: Gateshead

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Experience

Specialist in EAP, Worker’s Compensation, Medicare and Private counselling, mediations, presentations and Critical Incident Support. She can provide CBT, ACT, Brief Solution Focussed therapy, Brain based approaches, as well as EFT and The Swan Technique. She is experienced in working with trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, anger management, alcohol, bullying and harassment, stress management, adjustment issues, relationship and family issues.


Stephanie Hunter

Locations: Kincumber (Central Coast)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours

Experience

Stephanie has been counselling under Employee Assistance Programs and private referrals for the past 10 years. She is experienced in short-term interventions to treat a range of disorders including for the management of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, pain management, and family issues. Stephanie also has 10 years experience in the injury rehabilitation sector and enjoys vocational counselling and career guidance.


Jim Chapman

Locations: Newcastle & Muswellbrook

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Psychology

Experience

Jim began working as a Psychologist in 1981 has very broad experience helping people with a wide range of anxiety, depression, grief, work-related stress, compounded life stresses, motivation, goal achievement and planning. He is particularly interested in assisting people with pain management, coping with health issues as well as work related concerns. He has also worked with people from a range of cultures in Australia and overseas and is deeply committed to supporting members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. He has a young family, is a musician and enjoys surfing and the bush.


Doug Calder

Locations: Newcastle & Singleton

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)

Experience

Doug has over 22 years of clinical experience in providing psychological services to individuals and groups in the private, public and community sectors. His expertise covers crisis interventions, psycho-educational programs and risk assessment. He is skilled and interested in post trauma interventions, injury rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural therapies for anxiety and depression.


Amanda Rose

Locations: Tuggerah (Central Coast)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

Experience

Her therapeutic interventions are with a focus on Short Term Solution Focussed, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy within a Motivational Interviewing Framework.  She is also skilled in applying concepts such as mindfulness, psycho-education, skills training and relaxation techniques to educate, support and empower clients.

Amanda has a young family and is an avid movie goer.