About Us

Our Approach

Mindscape Psychology provides counselling and psychology services for children, young people, and adults. Mindscape Psychologists understand that at times in our lives we may struggle with some of the challenges that life throws at us. Whether that be dealing with adjustment and change, relationship breakdown, or personal and work life stress. At Mindscape Psychology we will help to give you insight in understanding what is going on for you, what has caused the problem, and what is continuing to maintain the issue.

Our focus is to assist you to utilise your strengths, help you find direction and provide you with practical skills to manage your thoughts, emotions, and circumstances. You will benefit from enhanced wellbeing, increased self-esteem, and resilience. Our therapeutic approaches are person-centred, solution focused, and evidence based.

At Mindscape Psychology, we are registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Psychology Board of Australia. This means that we utilise high quality evidence based treatment and follow the Psychologists code of conduct.


Mindscape Practioners

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Sahra Behardien O’Doherty

Sahra is a registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) who enjoys the challenges of working with adolescents and young people. She has worked in youth mental health for a number of years, and provides a warm and encouraging safe space for young people to be themselves. Her background is in disability services, and she has extensive experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities who experience complex needs and comorbid diagnoses, and their families.

Sahra provides holistic, individualised support to clients to help them overcome their everyday stressors and increase their sense of wellbeing and self-esteem. Sahra flexibly tailors traditional Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy to the client, and incorporates other therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Sahra’s interests include early intervention and adolescent mental health, anxiety management and stress reduction, post-traumatic stress and complex trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, and women’s health, sexuality, and wellbeing.


Joanne Ramos

Joanne is a registered Psychologist and an associate member of the Australian Psychology Society. Joanne has a keen interest in working with adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance use and dependence, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. She has a warm, collaborative approach and is passionate about helping others so that they can achieve their full potential in life.

Joanne is trained and experienced in evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (and mindfulness practices), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy. Not only does Joanne enjoy working with individuals on a one to one basis but she is also an experienced group therapist and a group skills trainer.

Joanne has gained extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings such as private practice, hospitals, drug/alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation services and employment services.

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Alison Sankey-Watton

Alison is a registered Psychologist, with extensive experience in not-for-profit settings working with those that have a range of mental health diagnoses, schizophrenia, personality disorders, intellectual disability diagnoses, and a range of developmental disorders. Alison has completed training and is experienced in a range of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Alison is a friendly and caring clinician, who assists her clients by motivating and encouraging them to live the kinds of lives that they want, according to their values. Alison utilises a person-centred approach, and enjoys working with clients within their support networks to achieve fantastic outcomes.

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Vivian Au

Vivian is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a qualified Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Therapist. She holds a Master’s level Nutrition and Dietetics combined with a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Metabolism) from the University of Sydney.

Vivian has a range of experiences working with people with mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and disordered eating. With a background in disability support work, she is able to understand the unique barriers people with mental illness and disabilities face when accessing and achieving good nutrition. In particular, Vivian has a strong interest in children with feeding problems, and is able to take a transdisciplinary approach to provide holistic assessment and care for each individual and their families.

Vivian is a strong believer that everyone deserves to nourish for the body and mind with a wide variety of enjoyable and wholesome foods. She has a real heart for supporting children, young adults and adults in practical and compassionate ways to build a life-long positive relationship with food, which will ultimately improve their physical, mental and social health.


Our Practice