Our Clinicians

Peter Walker, Principal Clinical Psychologist

Peter is the Principal clinical psychologist within the practice. Peter works predominantly within a cognitive behavioural framework and has been recognised as an expert in this area. He has a number of publications in the area of cognitive behavioural therapy and provides training in this treatment for the University of New South Wales. Despite this specialisation, he has considerable experience and interest in the provision of other therapeutic approaches including schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

Alana Scully, Clinical Psychologist

Alana holds endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Her therapeutic approach is grounded predominantly in cognitive behavioural techniques, and she has experience applying these to a wide variety of presentations. However, Alana is also trained and interested in a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness techniques, and can utilise these either alone or in conjunction with CBT.

Srishti Yadav, Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Srishti is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who has experience working with a range of difficulties affecting children and adults, including mood disorders (e.g. depression), anxiety disorders and eating disorders. During her training, Srishti gained extensive experience in the provision of both individual and group therapy, primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective, and has also facilitated Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) group sessions for individuals experiencing difficulties with emotion regulation and interpersonal relationships. Srishti has also been trained in providing parents with effective strategies to manage behavioural difficulties in young children.

Dr Ly Hart-Smith, Clinical Psychologist

Ly is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who has extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She also has training and experience in other evidence-based treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapies. Ly’s treatment approach is based on providing a supportive, safe, and structured environment, tailoring evidence-based treatments to the individual needs of her clients, and working collaboratively with clients to help them develop skills and self-knowledge to bring about meaningful and lasting change.

Martin Wieczorek, Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Martin is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of issues including mood disorders (e.g. depression), anxiety disorders (e.g. social anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder), psychosis, substance abuse, eating disorders (e.g. Bulimia Nervosa), problem gambling and behavioural problems in children. Martin works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective, however also has experience in the provision of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) groups for individuals experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions and/or relationship difficulties, as well as helping parents manage behavioural difficulties in young children using Parent Management Training (PMT).

Dr Stephanie Weston, Clinical Psychologist

Stephanie is a Clinical Psychologist who works collaboratively and empathically with clients to help them build an understanding of their difficulties and empower them to develop strategies for change. She has experience and training in a range of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and attachment-based and behavioural parent-training methods. She has worked with children, adolescents and families at the University of Sydney Psychology Clinic, and with the Sutherland Child, Youth and Family Counselling team. She has a particular interest in the impacts of trauma on the mind, brain, and body, and is developing her experience in this area.

Ruth Elijah, Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Ruth is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological difficulties including, but not limited to, mood disorders (e.g. depression), anxiety disorders (e.g. generalised anxiety, social anxiety), eating disorders (e.g. body dissatisfaction, restrictive/binge eating) and psychotic disorders (e.g. schizophrenia). Ruth primarily works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, but has experience in drawing from other evidence-based approaches based on the needs of the consumer, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapy. She also has experience in Parent Management Training (PMT) and working with families to manage behavioural difficulties and emotional dysregulation in children.

Sophie Li, Clinical Psychologist

Sophie completed her undergraduate training at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. She also completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology at UNSW. Her PhD investigated the neural mechanisms that mediate fear in anxiety disorders and aimed to improve existing psychological treatments for anxiety. She has several papers published in the area of neuroscience and neuropsychology. Sophie has undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).