Our Team

Danielle Sellick, MAPS, FCCLP
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Accredited Consultant EMDRAA
BCom, LLB (Hons), Dip Psych, Postgrad Dip Psych, M Psych (Clinical

Danielle has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, including for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, beyondblue and in private practice. Danielle initially trained as a lawyer and understands the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has held various board positions and is a committee member of Friends of MITHRA, an Australian charity raising funds for children with disabilities in Chennai, India. Danielle is also a children’s book author, publishing Kind to Me in 2019 (Balboa Press) and Captain Courageous in 2021 (Austin Macauley).

Danielle has a warm, collaborative and grounded approach. She helps adults experiencing anxiety and panic, depression, trauma, relationship, workplace and parenting concerns, grief and loss, and more. She also provides clinical supervision and consultation as an EMDRAA Accredited Consultant.

Danielle uses EMDR therapy, Schema therapy,  Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based therapies. Her holistic approach assists clients to kick start their own healing, while learning something genuine about themselves along the way.

Miriam Taouk
Post Grad Dip Psych, BA (Psych)

Miriam Taouk is a registered psychologist who combines evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy with a holistic approach to treat the cause of emotional and psychological concerns. Miriam’s approach is tailored to suit each client’s needs to reach their highest personal goals. Miriam is passionate, focused and maintains a strong belief in wellbeing for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Miriam has experience in both government and private sectors. She works closely with clients to treat a broad range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, grief and loss, trauma and relationships. She has extensive experience in critical debriefing, psychometric testing and preparing psychological reports.

Miriam provides a confidential, sensitive and informative counselling service. Through discussion of personal experiences, skill development and enlightenment, therapy is designed to enrich client’s lives and empower them to overcome the obstacles which have led them to seek help.

Renae Vanderheyden
BSocSc (Psych)

Renae is a registered psychologist with 14 years experience across both corporate and private practice settings. She combines a range of evidenced-based therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; EMDR Trauma Therapy; Schema Therapy; Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Renae works collaboratively with clients across a range of presenting issues including – complex trauma, depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, chronic stress, addiction, grief and loss, relationship and parenting, workplace and career issues, and more. Renae also provides couples therapy.

Renae has experience in critical incident response debriefing, psychometric assessment, report writing and consulting. She takes a person-centred therapeutic approach which empowers and motivates the individual throughout the therapeutic process.

She has an empathic and holistic approach which helps clients to explore and develop insight, identify their goals whilst facilitating the healing process towards personal growth, positive change and emotional and mental health wellbeing.

Eman Shehata
Provisional Psychologist
BSc (Hons)
Master of Clinical Psychology (Candidate)

Eman is a registered Provisional Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner. Her background working in both clinical and forensic settings has given her a highly adaptable and holistic approach towards making real positive emotion and behaviour changes.

Eman enjoys collaborating with her clients to tailor individualised treatment plans whilst utilising a variety of therapeutic techniques and evidence based models. These include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transdiagnostic Therapy, Mindfulness based interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more.

She is dedicated to providing a warm and non-judgemental space for her clients to express themselves and has a keen interest in supporting people struggling to manage behaviour concerns, trauma/PTSD, addictions, anger, shame, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues and parenting. Eman works with children, adolescents and adults.

Vicki Ashton
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psych), BCom, Postgrad Dip Psych, M Psych (Clinical)

Vicki is a clinical psychologist who will work with you to understand your concerns and support you through their management. She has 15 years experience working  with children, parents, young people and adults experiencing emotional and relational problems.

Vicki has had the privilege of working with people in a diverse range of settings including community health, education, private practice and primary care. Vicki studied at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Victoria University, and practices evidence-based therapies.

She has an interest in EMDR therapy and will be undertaking her training in October 2022.

Dr Christopher Holt
BSocSc (Hons), PhD
Commencing September 2022
Vincenza De Lucia
Sellick Psychology Practice Manager
BBus (HR)