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
B.Soc.Sc. (Psych)
Assoc MAPS

Renae has been a registered psychologist for over 10 years. She has a background working within human resource teams across organisations and has extensive psychometric assessment and consulting skills. During this time, Renae developed a passion for exploring the strengths and development potential of individuals.

Renae transitioned into mental health counselling five years ago and has since developed her practice across various settings. Renae adopts a solution focused, person-centred counselling approach with warmth and empathy. She takes a holistic approach with her clients, supporting them to develop personal insight and growth, in line with the individual’s personal values system.

Renae has experience in a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, AOD, grief and loss, interpersonal/relationship issues, parenting and workplace issues. Renae has experience in trauma and critical incident response group debriefing.

Renae draws from a range of evidenced-based therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including mindfulness practice; Solution-Focused counselling (SFC); EMDR Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy techniques. She continues to develop with Schema Therapy.

Renae provides a safe and confidential space for the individual to explore and develop personal insight, identify goals whilst facilitating the therapeutic process towards positive growth and change.