Our team at The Skill Collective

At The Skill Collective we've assembled a great team of psychologists to help you build skills in wellbeing, mental health, and performance.  

Meet our skilled and friendly team of clinical, counselling, and registered psychologists. We use evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Schema Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.

As of 1st June 2022 masks are still required for face-to-face appointments.

Dr Tracey Hancock Clinical and Organisational Psychologist at The Skill Collective in Subiaco Perth helping with trauma work stress corporate mental health mental health first aid panic relationships and couples counselling



Tracey is highly skilled in helping with work-related matters (leadership, burnout, bullying, conflict). She also helps with relationships (including couples counselling), anxiety, depression, and trauma.

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Jo brings a warm and solution-focused approach to helping people to cope with change (relationship difficulties, grief), parenting, anxiety, and depression.

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Elizabeth is friendly and empathetic and works with performance (athlete, student, work), perfectionism, resilience, anxiety and depression.

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Tara is a caring therapist with a special interest in helping individuals with Anxiety, Adjustment to major life changes, aTrauma/PTSD, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Emilita is a warm and vivacious therapist who works with anxiety, performance, and adjustment. She has a special interest in supporting individuals through periods of change in their lives (work, loss, relationship changes).

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Michelle is passionate about helping individuals experiencing low self-esteem, body image, perfectionism, and burnout. She also works with students on exam preparation, exam anxiety, perfectionism, and study skills.

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Annie is a warm and caring psychologist who helps people live meaningful lives through enhancing their wellbeing, mental health, and performance.

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Keely is a compassionate therapist with a special interest in helping clients build resilience and to break through longstanding unhelpful patterns.

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Joyce has a keen interest in helping people get the most out of life through boosting resilience, bouncing back from mental health challenges, or improving performance.

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Dr Tracey Hancock is a Clinical and organisational psychologist at The Skill Collective in Subiaco Perth focusing on workplace mental health including trauma burnout anxiety panic relationships and communication as well as couples counselling


Clinical and Organisational Psychologist
BA(Soc), BPsych, MPsych(Clin), DPsych(Org)

Tracey is a skilful and knowledgeable Clinical and Organisational Psychologist with over 25 years helping individuals, couples, and organisations to remove self-limiting beliefs and realise their potential. She is passionate about supporting individuals to uncover their hidden strengths whilst managing the challenges of daily life.

Tracey helps individuals maximise their performance whilst maintaining their wellbeing and mental health, and helps them to strengthen their connections to others through better communication and relations.

Tracey works with adults (18+).


Tracey has a wealth of experience in the following areas:

  1. Work and performance-related mental health (including burnout and stress). Having spent many years in the corporate world, Tracey has a keen understanding of workplace challenges including burnout, poor work-life balance, conflict at work, poor leadership, bullying and harassment, as well as life in the FIFO space. She helps individuals to manage the fine balance between optimising performance whilst still looking after one’s own wellbeing and mental health.

2. Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Tracey has worked extensively in EAP services providing support following a range of critical incidents (natural disasters, riots, workplace accidents), and has also held positions including Counselling and Trauma Services Manager and Director of Clinical Services. She brings a supportive approach to helping those affected by trauma to address the wide-ranging impact trauma has on all areas of life. Tracey is trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

3. FIFO life. A FIFO lifestyle can bring many challenges and impact the lives of not just the individual but also their support network. Tracey can help individuals navigate a FIFO life better, including addressing FIFO life (sleep routines, social connections, and health) as well as the impact on relationships and friendships (relationship conflict and loneliness).

4. Relationships and Communication (including Couples Counselling). Having worked at Relationships Australia for a number of years, Tracey enjoys supporting couples through a range of circumstances including relationship conflict, infidelity, deciding to reconnect and rebuild, making the difficult decision to separate respectfully, grief, and managing the impact of a FIFO lifestyle on the family. Tracey takes a non-judgemental and supportive approach in helping others. She utilises Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and behavioural strategies when working with couples.

5.     Leadership development. Tracey is passionate about leadership development, having conducted her Doctoral research on the influence of personality on leadership style and the ability to cope with stress. She recognises that leaders face multiple ongoing stressors including workplace politics, restructures, conflict within teams, supporting team members experiencing mental health difficulties, all whilst managing their own workload. Tracey can help leaders to strengthen their leadership capability and manage the stress and pressures of their roles more effectively.

6. Anxiety and Depression. Tracey firmly believes that our quality of life is heavily influenced by mindset, lifestyle, and resilience. She helps individuals enhance their self-awareness and ability to regulate emotions in order to live more meaningful and rewarding lives that are better aligned to their core values. She finds such a holistic approach particularly helpful for depression and various types of anxiety (particularly panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder).

Tracey uses a range of therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to: Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Emotional Freedom Techniques, Motivational Interviewing and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Tracey spent the first 15 years of her career providing corporate counselling services (Employee Assistance Programs) for some of Australia’s top companies and held managerial positions such as Counselling and Trauma Services Manager and Director of Clinical Services. She has supported individuals exposed to traumatic events for example worksite accidents (including explosions and fatal mine site incidents), natural disasters (e.g. bushfires), riots, and stressful workplace conditions (e.g. detention centres). 

In the last 10 years Tracey has been supporting companies to strengthen their organisational culture and develop their leaders.  She has also set up Peer Support Programs and delivered Mental Health First Aid Training courses. 

Tracey’s clinic days are Mondays AM, Tuesdays PM, Thursdays PM, and Fridays AM.

Book online using the button below, or Contact Us if you are new to The Skill Collective or have not seen Tracey before.


Jo Collyer

Counselling Psychologist
BPsych, MPsych (Counselling)

Jo brings a warm and solution-focused approach to helping clients bounce back from life’s challenges and move towards pursuing a meaningful life. She works well with those experiencing difficulties adjusting to life transitions (starting work, relationship breakdown, loss), parenting, anxiety, depression, and performance.

Jo works with adolescents (aged 16+) and adults.


Jo has a passion for assisting individuals adapt to change, bounce back from difficult emotions and poor mental health, and approach life with meaning. Her areas of special interest include:

1. Coping with relationship breakdown, parenthood, loss, work/study transition, migration. Change can bring uncertainty, identity shifts, and difficult emotions. Jo helps individuals adjust to their new circumstances whilst continuing to pursue a meaningful life through challenging times.

2.      Anxiety (particularly GAD, panic, and social anxiety). Jo helps individuals to manage their anxiety and improve their quality of life. Through working collaboratively, she helps identify triggers for anxiety, and build skills to sustainably anxiety in the longer term.

3.     Parenting concerns. Parenting styles are varied, and Jo helps individuals find one that is the ‘best fit’ for families based on their unique circumstances. Approaching parenting from a values-based perspective can build an increased sense of joy and connection. Jo also helps parents understand their children’s behaviours and developmental stages better, and value the importance of parental self-care in nurturing the parent-child relationship.

4.      Depression and mood regulation difficulties are often accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and lack of purpose in life. Jo can help enhance meaning through exploring a values-driven life, combining this with working on mindset and lifestyle shifts.

5. Stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Striking the right balance in life can be a real juggling act. Jo helps explore how to sustainably balance work and personal goals in order to achieve a fulfilling and sustainable life.

6. School and work performance. Mindset and healthy habits are key to maintaining performance at school and work, and Jo helps to achieve this through breaking down psychological barriers (e.g. perfectionism, self-doubt, motivation), and building practical behaviours (e.g. goal-setting, time management).

7. Health and wellbeing issues (e.g. pain, health diagnoses). Jo assists with creating mindset shifts and new habits to improve physical and psychological wellbeing. In her toolkit are mindfulness, improved self-reflection, thought management and meaningful goal setting - these help individuals take a holistic approach to getting more out of life.

Jo is a practical and skills-based clinician who works collaboratively using evidence-based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is also trained in meditation and yoga and believes in a holistic approach to supporting optimal outcomes for clients.


Jo completed her Masters of Counselling Psychology at Curtin University. In addition to working in the Justice area as a psychologist for 15+ years, she has worked in private practice since 2014 helping clients navigate anxiety, depression, parenting and life transitions. Jo is committed to regularly upskilling in evidence-based interventions.

Jo’s clinic days are Wednesdays.

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elizabeth murdocH

Provisional Psychologist
BPsych, Master of Professional Psychology, Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Elizabeth is a friendly, and empathetic provisional psychologist who works collaboratively with clients to empower them to be the best version of themselves. She takes a holistic, client-centred approach, and creates a safe space for building skills to achieve enhanced mental health functioning, well-being, and optimal performance (in school, work, or in sport).

Elizabeth works with adolescents (aged 14+) and adults.


Elizabeth has experience working across mental health and performance areas with adolescents and the athlete population. Her areas of special interest include:

1. Perfectionism and burnout: Elizabeth helps clients manage their perfectionism and the sources of their burnout. She helps them work towards achieving work / life balance so they can live a values-based life. She also works with student-athletes juggling the demands of their sporting and academic lives.

2.      Performance (particularly with athletes and students): Elizabeth understands that obstacles can get in the way of achieving optimal performance (whether in sport, school, or at work). She works collaboratively with clients to understand their challenges and potential issues with low motivation, perfectionism/fear of failure and procrastination so that goals can be met. Elizabeth can work collaboratively with you to set realistic goals and put routines in place to enable high-level performance.

3.      Anxiety and depression: Elizabeth enjoys working with anxiety presentations (generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety) and depression. She helps clients understand factors contributing to their mood and develop skills so that they can move forward in their everyday lives.

4.      Stress: Elizabeth helps clients identify sources of stress and build ways to cope effectively for optimal well-being and performance. She is currently completing a PhD examining adaptation to stressors using self-reflection processes.

5. Resilience: Elizabeth adopts a solution-focused approach to help individuals develop skills to promote resilience in everyday life, and to grow and achieve their goals.

Elizabeth has trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a strong focus on applying these in performance contexts.


Elizabeth completed her Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland. She then went on to complete her Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University (UK) followed by her PhD based at Curtin University and WA Institute of Sport which has equipped her with skills to work effectively with athletes and performance-related issues. She recently completed her Master of Professional Psychology whereby she gained experience working with school-aged children and adolescents.

Elizabeth’s passion for helping individuals achieve their ideal performance is due to her experiences in high-level sport. She has a swimming and rowing background and continues to be involved in the sporting community.

Elizabeth’s clinic days are Monday PM and Thursday PM.

Michelle Zabczyk | Registered Psychologist in Subiaco Perth helping with Exam anxiety and Performance Perfectionism and Low Self-esteem


Registered Psychologist
BPsych, GradDipEd

Michelle’s warm and empathetic nature is a real strength of her work in helping individuals improve their quality of life. She works collaboratively with clients to gain a better understanding of their challenges, and to feel empowered to take steps to improve their wellbeing, mental health, and performance.

Michelle works with adolescents (aged 14+) and adults.


Michelle is very interested in working in the areas of performance and mental health. Her areas of special interest include:

1. Students (incl. university, registrars, TAFE, and upper high school students) helping with anxiety, exam preparation, and adjustment. Michelle helps students manage common challenges when attending university or high school, supporting them throughout the year with underlying mental health issues to work towards preparing for important exams and assessments. She has previously worked as a school psychologist. Student issues Michelle helps with include perfectionism, procrastination, social anxiety (incl. public speaking), study skills, and managing exam anxiety.

2.      Low self-esteem and body image. With low self-esteem having such an impact on identity, happiness, and loneliness, life can feel challenging and confronting if your self-worth is low. Michelle works with individuals to identify and better understand the reasons underlying their low self-esteem and/or body image concerns, and to work towards developing a healthier sense of self.

3.      Anxiety. Michelle understands the impact that anxiety can have on quality of life, and works collaboratively with clients to address where the anxiety comes from, and to build skills to cope more effectively with anxiety. Michelle works particularly well with the following types of anxiety - Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worrying), Social anxiety, Health anxiety, Public Speaking Anxiety, and Exam Anxiety.

4.      Stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Achieving balance in life can be challenging. Michelle can help you understand the mindset and behaviours that keep you locked into a cycle of overwhelm and burnout, and work with you to develop practical and sustainable strategies to reset.

5. Healthy lifestyle + healthy mindset. Michelle believes in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and healthy mindset for better wellbeing and mental health. She enjoys helping individuals build skills to boost resilience, so that they can attain an enhanced quality of life.


Michelle completed her Bachelor of Psychology at Murdoch University (with a minor in Organisational Psychology and Developmental Psychology) and her Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of Western Australia. She worked as a school psychologist in the WA Department of Education, helping to promote school and student wellbeing. This has informed a passion for working with those unique challenges and stressors that face students of all ages.

Michelle’s clinic days are Monday and Tuesday PM.

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Tara Yewers psychologist at The Skill Collective in Subiaco Perth for trauma pain adjustment alcohol anxiety EMDR and depression


Counselling Psychologist
BSc(Hons), MPsych(Counselling), PhD

Tara is a genuine, empathic Counselling Psychologist who works collaboratively with clients so they feel understood and empowered to build better emotional health and wellbeing. She has a special interest in anxiety and depression, adjustment to significant life events, trauma, and ADHD.

She believes in providing a warm and validating experience whilst adopting evidence-based interventions to achieve change.


 Tara works with adults (18+ years), helping them build and consolidate skills to improve mental health, adjust to change, and maximise their potential. She has over 17 years of clinical experience helping individuals with:

1.Anxiety and depression. In relation to anxiety, Tara has a special interest with chronic worrying/Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Health Anxiety. She helps individuals experiencing depression improve their mood and quality of life.

2. Low self-esteem. Self-esteem affects so many areas of our lives, including how we show up at work, our friendships and romantic relationships, and even perfectionism. Tara works with individuals to help explore the origins of low self-esteem and to build skills to break the hold of low self-esteem.

3. Adjustment to life events, including chronic pain, work-related difficulties, health challenges, grief, and loss, parenting, and relationship breakdowns. Tara helps those who feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges to adjust and boost their resilience. She recognises that changing circumstances have a wide-ranging impact, from identity shifts and changes to routine, to impacted social and financial situations.

4.. Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Tara helps individuals process their trauma experience in a safe therapeutic space, as well as building skills to self-soothe and regulate intense emotions by helping them understand trauma and its effects on the brain and body. She also helps address other areas of life impacted by trauma, including relationships, self-care, and changed views of themselves and the world in light of the traumatic experience. Tara is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

5. Burnout and building positive wellbeing. Tara helps those affected by issues such as perfectionism, poor work-life balance, stress and burnout, to boost their health and wellbeing, strengthen coping skills, and live a life that is meaningful and consistent with their values.

6. Alcohol and drug misuse. Having worked extensively with individuals with alcohol and drug misuse in community settings, Tara is experienced in helping individuals build skills to either minimise harm from their use, or to completely abstain from use. Tara also helps individuals work on the underlying reasons for use (e.g. anxiety, grief, trauma, guilt) and develop more positive coping strategies to deal with distress.

7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Tara can help adults with ADHD, from those who received their diagnosis early in life to those adjusting to a new diagnosis in adulthood. She works with individuals to understanding the impact of ADHD and how it presents in adulthood, skill building, and addressing issues commonly seen together with ADHD including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and regulating emotions.

Tara is trained in different therapeutic approaches and focuses on evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), and Eye movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Tara trained at Curtin University where she gained her Bachelor of Science (with first class Honours), Master of Counselling Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Her PhD research looked at the link between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and illicit drug use in adults. She has over 17 years of experience as a Counselling Psychologist in clinical and forensic settings.

 Tara’s clinic days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Emilita Cornain | Clinical Psychologist in Subiaco Perth helping with Anxiety panic public speaking Stress exam anxiety perfectionism aspergers


Clinical Psychologist
BA(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS(FCCLP)

Emilita is a warm and vivacious Clinical Psychologist who relishes helping individuals boost their wellbeing and mental health, whether it is to bounce back from poor mental health, or to thrive in life. She helps change unhelpful habits and thoughts that affect performance in different aspects of life, mental health, and general wellbeing.


Emilita works collaboratively with adults (18+ years) to develop and maintain skills to improve their mental health and wellbeing. She has over 7 years of clinical experience with extensive practical knowledge in the following areas:

1.       Performance.  Emilita helps students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and adults to improve their performance. From study skills, procrastination, and exam anxiety, to public speaking and perfectionism, Emilita helps individuals boost their performance through unlocking unhelpful mindsets and habits that affect motivation and performance.

2.      Anxiety. Emilita enjoys working with individuals who find themselves experiencing significant anxiety. She helps them to understand what causes and maintains their anxiety, and works collaboratively to build skills to improve anxiety levels and enhance quality of life. Emilita works particularly well with the following types of anxiety - Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worrying), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Health Anxiety.

3.      Depression and mood regulation difficulties. Emilita help individuals to recognise and understand factors that maintain mood difficulties (e.g. avoidance, poor self-care, negative view of self, cognitive errors, as well as unhelpful thinking and behavioural habits). She helps individuals to identify strategies and goals to improve their sense of hope, resilience, and reignite their enjoyment of activities.

4.      Stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Emilita works with those who feel overwhelmed in life, helping them uncover the unhelpful mindset and habits that contribute to their experience. From this, she works collaboratively to help develop strategies and a plan to achieve a more balanced and meaningful life. 

5.      Emilita helps individuals build resilience and adaptive coping strategies during times of adjustment after difficult life events or transitions (including migration, work/study transition, grief and loss, as well as relationship breakdowns) and the psychological and practical changes that these life event bring.

6.      Health and wellbeing issues, such as helping individuals develop healthy lifestyle habits, healthy mindset, adjusting to health diagnoses, and coping with chronic pain. Emilita understands the shifts to identity can often be the hardest, alongside changes to relationships and routines.

7.      Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome), particularly working together to build awareness of emotions and develop practical skills to manage anxiety and stress.


Emilita completed her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours and majoring in Psychology) at University of Queensland and gained her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at Griffith University. She has worked for over 6 years at various clinics in Jakarta (Indonesia), and worked with both international and local clients during her time there. She is also fully fluent in Indonesian.

Emilita’s clinic days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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dr keely bebbington

Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PhD, MACPA

Keely is a compassionate and practical therapist with a special interest in helping clients during significant life events be it grief, adjusting to a health diagnosis, or other significant changes. She helps individuals work through the anxiety and stress that such changes bring.

Keely also has a special interest in working with depression, chronic pain, and relationships (including enhancing the parent-child relationship working from a Circle of Security approach).


Keely works with adolescents (aged 16+), and adults on a wide range of presentations, always focusing on helping them get the most out of life. Keely brings a strong theoretical background, and a compassionate approach to her interactions, and she works particular well with with the following presentations:

1. Building resilience in adjusting to life events (e.g. relationship breakdown, loss/grief, significant health diagnoses, pregnancy and parenthood). Keely helps individuals explore the all-encompassing impact of life events, including changes to identity, changes to relationships, changes to routines, and changes to financial situations. She also helps individuals navigate the impact of these changes on mental health.  

2. Burnout, stress, and work/life balance. Keely helps those feeling overwhelmed in life and at work. She helps them to clarify what is important to them, and helps them develop a plan to get back on track by addressing underlying mindset (including perfectionism) or habits that hold them back. As part of this, she also helps with work-related issues including procrastination and communication at work.

3. Health issues. Keely is passionate about helping individuals come to terms with significant health diagnoses. She understands that illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, alcohol misuse, and chronic pain, all have a profound impact on identity, relationships, and lifestyle. In working with health issues, Keely also helps people stay on track with lifestyle changes to help them look after their health better.

4. Low self-esteem. Keely assists individuals with low self-esteem to explore the many ways in which it holds them back in life - from affecting assertiveness in friendships and relationships, feeling anxious in social situations, and emotional eating.

5. Keely helps with an array of anxiety presentations, including chronic worrying/generalised anxiety, panic attacks, fear of needles/injections, and social anxiety. Given the impact of anxiety on quality of life, Keely helps people reclaim what anxiety has stopped them from doing.

6. Keely helps individuals with depression and mood disorders explore what affects their mood and how to find a way forward. This may include working on goals to help with shifting unhelpful thoughts and thinking styles, but also to enhance enjoyment and quality of life.

7. Pregnancy, perinatal anxiety and depression, and parenting. Keely enjoys helping people navigate this significant change in their lives, focusing on maintaining optimal wellbeing and mental health, developing a plan to adjust following birth, and also helping with enhancing parent-child bonding and relationships (from a Circle of Security approach).


Keely is a thoughtful and reflective psychologist, and adapts evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness, to best suit an individual’s needs.


Through her training and clinical work Keely has gained experience in pain management and rehabilitation, alcohol and substance misuse, as well as trauma and anxiety. She takes an open and inquisitive approach to an individual's experience of how difficult situations impact on their wellbeing, and focuses on how to tailor evidence-based techniques to best suit an individual's particular needs.

In addition to her clinical work Keely also works in research at the Telethon Kids Institute in the field of Diabetes, and has worked at The University of Western Australia tutoring undergraduate psychology students. Keely also facilitates corporate training workshops on wellbeing, mental health, and performance.

Keely trained at The University of Western Australia, where she completed her Bachelor of Science, Master of Clinical Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Her PhD thesis examined the impact of anxiety on the communication of emotional information.

Keely is registered to provide Medicare rebates and some health fund rebates.

Keely’s clinic day is Thursday. 

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annie malcolm

Clinical Psychologist
BA(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Annie uses a warm and encouraging style, collaborating with you to find the best fit for your needs. She helps individuals work towards living a fulfilling and meaningful life, be it working on improving mental health and wellbeing, or living a life in accordance with one's values. She is particularly skilled in working with individuals on improving the quality of their relationships, and also does couples counselling.


Annie works with individuals aged 18+ years, helping them build skills to improve their wellbeing, mental health, and performance. She has worked as a fully-qualified Clinical Psychologist for 15 years, and has a special interest and extensive experience in working with the following presentations:


1.       Stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Annie work with individuals who feel overwhelmed at work and in life, helping them boost their resilience and address underlying mindset (including perfectionism) and habits that hold them back.

2.      Anxiety and depression. In relation to anxiety Annie works particularly well with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety.

3.      Annie helps individuals with emotional eating, eating disorders, body image and low self-esteem issues. She has worked within the Hollywood Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program, and has also seen patients who have completed the Body Esteem Program at Women’s Health and Family Services.

4.      Assisting individuals and couples to develop better communication and relationship skills. I work with those who want to improve the way that they relate to others, be it in partner relationships, with family members, and also communicating better at work (I have taught communication skills to UWA medical students). I also do couples therapy.

5.      Helping individuals with alcohol misuse. I have worked with the Alcohol and Substance Use Treatment Program at Hollywood Hospital.

6.      Assisting individuals to live a more meaningful life aligned with their values. I also work well with individuals from a faith-based perspective (particularly Christianity, within which I receive pastoral referrals).


Annie takes a collaborative, warm and encouraging approach in her work with individuals to help them develop fulfilling and meaningful lives. She utilise evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and integrative Couples Therapy.


Annie completed her training at The University of Western Australia where she gained her Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) and Master of Clinical Psychology. Following this, she worked for over 10 years at Hollywood Hospital (in both clinical and research capacities), as well as in private practice. Annie has also taught communication skills to undergraduate medical students at UWA, facilitated wellbeing and mental health training, and facilitates our corporate workshops.

Annie’s clinic day is Wednesday.

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dr joyce chong

Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PhD, MAPS(FCCLP)

Joyce is a warm and practical Clinical Psychologist who enjoys helping people get the most out of their lives.

She recognises that leading a productive and fulfilling life draws on improving mental health, boosting positive wellbeing, and developing skills to enhance performance and the daily experience.


 Joyce works with adolescents aged 16+ years and adults, helping to build skills to improve wellbeing, mental health, and performance. She has worked a a fully-qualified Clinical Psychologist for 15 years, and she is well-experienced in working with the following presentations:

1. Anxiety, depression, and Bipolar 2 disorder. In relation to anxiety, Joyce work particularly well with Social Anxiety (including public speaking anxiety and performance anxiety), Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and trauma (MVA).

2. Stress, burnout, and work/life balance. Joyce work with individuals who feel overwhelmed in life and/or experience burnout in their roles. She works to help them to bounce back by building skills to help with mindset and mood, helping them take a problem-solving and solution-focused approach to make sustainable, practical changes.

3. Students (both university students and upper high school students) helping with exam anxiety, study skills, and also public speaking anxiety. She believes in the importance of setting up positive habits early in the term/semester for a positive academic year. Joyce has also written self-help booklets for university students on managing exam anxiety and overcoming procrastination, and written and facilitated seminars on establishing good habits for the academic year and exam preparation. Joyce has also co-authored the online study and exam preparation course Nimble Noodle.

4. High-achieving individuals who find their performance is suffering due to a combination of factors including maladaptive perfectionism, procrastination, affected self-esteem, and a fear of negative evaluation (including underlying social anxiety). These issues affect not only students, but also athletes, performers, and professionals, and they often make finding a balance in life difficult.

5. Perinatal anxiety and depression, including psychological adjustment to pregnancy, birth, and parenthood in the early years. Joyce has a particular interest in helping those with a history of anxiety, depression, or high expectations/ perfectionism prepare psychologically for the significant changes ahead of them. She is also registered with Medicare to provide Non-directive Pregnancy Counselling support.

6. Health-related issues, particularly how to make health changes that stick. Joyce recognises the interrelatedness between wellbeing (and mental health) and lifestyle choices, and enjoys helping individuals make practical and sustainable changes to boost physical health and psychological wellbeing. Joyce also works with smoking cessation, and has an interest in helping individuals with Type 2 diabetes maintain good health.

Joyce’s therapeutic approach is one grounded in evidence-based research and informed by clinical experience. She draws on techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. 


Joyce trained at The University of Western Australia where she gained her Bachelor of Science (with Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Her PhD thesis examined the relationship between anxiety and working memory. Joyce has also worked for many years at University Counselling Services both in Perth and Sydney and is familiar with the unique issues facing this population.

In addition to her clinical work Joyce also supervises Clinical Psychology Registrars, provides consultation to organisations regarding their wellbeing and mental health programs, and leads our corporate workshops program.

Joyce’s clinic days are Monday (all day) and Friday AM.

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The Skill Collective psychologists in Subiaco Perth for anxiety and stress treatment

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