Meet Your Therapists

We are a small team of compassionate professionals who are dedicated to providing quality therapy services to make a difference to your life and wellbeing. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Therapist Cherie Dorotich


Clinical & Organisational Integrative Therapist

“To inspire others to look beyond their limits and see themselves as ‘potential in action’, with the power to effect, create, and grow.”

In both our personal or work worlds, we see the influence of our trauma in our perceptions, behaviours, and experiences. If we start with our own trauma, we have the opportunity to be the spark of ‘potential in action’ – to journey our own transformation.

Interest Areas: Trauma, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Informed Care, Team Culture, Leadership Development

Registered: AHPRA

Member: AAPi, EMDRAA, ISTSS, ASTSS, MACA (Student)

Therapist Gizella Battrick

Psychologist in Clinical Practice

I will
support you to better manage your symptoms and cope with life’s inevitable challenges with an
emphasis on tapping into your personal strengths, to realize your full potential and build a meaningful
and fulfilling life.

Interest Areas: Schema Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness based practices

Registered: AHPRA

Therapist Naomi Karvinen

Psychologist in Clinical Practice

I am passionate about delivering a caring and confidential counselling service for adults and children in the Peel region.  Together we will work through any problems you are facing.

Interest Areas: Relationships, Attachment, Transactional Analysis

Registered: AHPRA

Member: CCA

Therapist Jessica Vahdat

Psychologist in Clinical Practice

I view my role as your psychologist as one which supports you to better understand yourself, recognise your strengths and resources, identify what is slowing your growth and supporting you to work towards living the life you want to live.

Interest Areas: Young Adults, Self Esteem, Schema Therapy

Registered: AHPRA

Therapist Elaine McGillivray

Mental Health Counsellor

I provide a safe , non judgemental and confidential space where we embark on a journey together of self discovery to promote mental health and well being. Visiting a therapist is the ultimate act of self care which is fundamental in living the best life for you…after all you deserve it !

Interest Areas: Addiction, Couples Therapy, Schema Therapy

Registered: PACFA

Therapist Mirza Bakthier

Psychologist (Provisional)

You are stronger than you think, and I want to help you realise that. Together we can work through your life’s puzzles and discover the path that will take you to the life you want to life.

Interest Areas: Autism

Registered: AHPRA

Member: AAPi

Therapist Nadia Cunningham

Psychologist (Provisional)

My goal as your therapist is to provide a safe and collaborative space in which to explore your issues with empathy and a shared curiosity. I employ a caring and warm approach and I will tailor our sessions per your planned goals and therapy needs. My aim is to support you to become the best version of yourself. 

Interest Areas: Early Childhood Trauma & Attachment, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy

Registered: AHPRA

Member: AAPi


Shanti Dorotich

3rd October 2009 – 20th November 2020

Therapist to the Therapists

Shanti spent many years as an important team member, supporting clients and therapists in their journeys of healing. Although she has now left our clinic as she has passed away – she remains a part of our team in our hearts.

Want to work with us?