Clinical Psychologist, PhD Candidate & Practice Principal
MPsych (Clin. Psych.), MAPS, FCCLP
Robyn is a friendly, down to earth therapist with skills and experience in a wide range of therapeutic techniques. She prides herself on adjusting her approach to help her clients gain the skills and knowledge they need to overcome their personal and mental health difficulties whatever they may be and achieve their personal goals. Prior to entering private practice, Robyn worked in correctional, private psychiatric hospital, and employment settings. Robyn was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College Utas student of the year for 2017. She has published and presented her research findings nationally and internationally.
If you are looking for someone who seeks to understand you and the challenges you face, who will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to change things for the better and will hold you accountable for improving your mental health and wellbeing then Robyn could be a great fit for you. She works exclusively with adults and is currently available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & every second Tuesday afternoon.
Lesli Hokanson MacKinnon
Clinical Psychology Registrar
BPsych, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Lesli works with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. She can assist with stress management, emotional regulation, adjustment to change, and other common mental health problems and life challenges. Lesli is approachable and strives to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients. She invites clients to work as equal partners in a client-focused process that empowers them to bring about change. If this sounds like who you are looking for then Lesli could be a great fit for you.
Currently available Fridays only.
Clinical Psychology Registrar & PhD Candidate
Grad Dip Psych, BA Hons (Psychology), MPsych (Clinical)
Val is a compassionate and thoughtful psychologist. She believes that your past does not have to be your future, no matter your circumstances. Val will use evidence-based techniques to help you to clarify a situation that is causing you distress or worry, and will work within your values and experiences to help you find a way forward.
Val works with adults and couples and has experience working with a wide range of issues, including family violence and sexual abuse. She also has a particular interest in the challenges that often come with ageing and psychotic illnesses. Val is a member of the Ally Network.
Val is now accepting new clients and is available Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays.
Hedwig Van Wijk
BA (Hons) (Psychology) MA (Counselling Psychology)
Hedwig is a kind and supportive therapist with an understanding of cross-cultural issues. She is passionate about her ongoing learning and strives to bring her client’s the latest in cutting edge techniques, such as BWRT. She provides individual and couples counselling for a wide range of mental health and personal concerns. She particularly enjoys helping people recover from traumatic experiences, grief and loss, chronic pain, substance abuse, and improve their relationships.
Hedwig works exclusively with adults and is now accepting new clients. She speaks English and Afrikaans and is available Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.
BA/BSc Hons (Psychology)
Emily is a warm and gentle therapist-in-training who works with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, sleep difficulties, and general life challenges. She has an evidence-based and client-centred approach, and aims to work collaboratively with clients on their therapy goals.
Emily is supervised at Kingston Psychology by Clinical Psychologist, Robyn Yaxley, and is available Wednesday and Thursdays.