About us

The psychologists at Central Psychology are dedicated to providing assistance in a warm, respectful manner. We will work collaboratively with you to generate solutions to your presenting problems.

We practice in accordance with professional and ethical codes of conduct outlined by the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society.

Rebates are available through private health insurance, or Medicare with referral from your GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist.

We are experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Our clinicians

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Anna Sfyris

Registration No: PSY0001120068
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major)
Diploma in Education (Guidance Method)
Graduate Diploma in Adolescent and Child Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Clinical Hypnosis)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Anna Sfyris is the Principal Psychologist at Central Psychology. She has treated children, adolescents and adults for a range of issues.

She has experience working with a range of treatment modalities including individual psychotherapy, individual cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, child therapy, adolescent therapy and parent work.

Anna completed postgraduate studies in adolescent and child psychology in 1990. She completed a research study exploring adolescent academic achievement and family environments. She has worked with adolescents in a counselling capacity since that time.

She completed further postgraduate studies in the use of clinical hypnosis as an adjunct in the treatment of a range of psychological problems. As part of this qualification, Anna completed a thesis exploring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

She has a special interest in the exploration of dreams to inform clinical presentation and to extend one’s understanding of the unconscious and one’s inner world.

As part of completing Master of Psychology, Anna completed a Thesis exploring Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as it is being currently practised in Australia. This style of therapy typically involves working more deeply with complex presentations.

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Teresa Perri

Registration No: PSY0001123852
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Education
Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Masters in Educational Psychology
Masters in Literacy

Teresa in an experienced psychologist and a registered teacher with over 30 years experience working in school settings and 15 years working with psychological issues. She uses a number of treatment modalities including Solution Focussed Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic orientation.

Teresa has worked with children and adolescents who experience a range of difficulties such as disengagement, anxiety, trauma, depression, eating disorders, self-injury behaviours, learning difficulties and social difficulties.

She offers cognitive assessments and learning assessments with recommendations about effective school interventions for maximising learning outcomes.

Teresa also offers psychological counselling and treatment for adults with anxiety, depression, work-related problems, parenting, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship problems.

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Bianca Reisman

Registration Number: PSY0001525214
Bachelor of Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Master in Psychology (Clinical)

Bianca is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has experience working in schools, university counseling services, hospital aged psychiatry services, and private practice. She values working with clients regarding many different issues, with all age groups, and with clients from a range of different cultural backgrounds.

Bianca believes in a holistic approach to psychology and counseling for a wide range of personal, interpersonal, developmental, and clinical issues. She draws primarily on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy, using concepts of self -awareness and acceptance, personal empowerment, and personal meaning in life.

She has worked with children from the ages of 5 upwards, within a family context and enjoys working with children to enhance behaviours and communication. Bianca also enjoy aspects such as gender and sexuality issues, and women’s issues. Recent interests include Narrative Therapy and ACT/Mindfulness.

Mandy McNaught

Registration: PSY0001629911
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Masters of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Mandy is a Registered Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Recently the focus of her work has been in the area of Eating Disorders, working for one of the major private psychiatric hospitals in Melbourne. She also has experience working for a number of years in the welfare sector with disadvantaged and vulnerable youth and their families. Mandy has experience working with both group and individual therapy for children, young people, adults and parents. In addition to her work with Central Psychology, Mandy currently works for one of the public health child and adolescent mental health services.

Drawing on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches Mandy provides individual therapy for adults and young adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, body image issues, relationship problems, difficulties in managing emotions and eating disorders. She has a particular interest in attachment trauma and how this influences current life experiences. Mandy also runs cognitive-behaviour therapy based groups at Central Psychology for anxiety and depression.

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Julie Paschke

Registration No: PSY0002025047
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)
Masters of Psychology (Clinical)

Julie is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and adults, in private practice and the education system. She has worked with difficulties such as depression and low mood, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress and trauma, disordered eating and body image difficulties, personality disorders, relationship and interpersonal issues, parenting and family difficulties, chronic pain, drug and alcohol issues, intense and difficult emotions, as well as existential concerns. Her research interests have covered eating disorders, childhood bullying and the utility of Schema Therapy.

Julie believes in the importance of developing a strong, goal-oriented therapeutic relationship with her clients to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space for them to explore their challenges. She strives to help her clients increase their self-awareness, understanding and acceptance, and works with them to find practical ways to resolve their difficulties and promote their well-being in ways that are long-lasting.

Depending on each client’s needs and preferences, Julie uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Motivational, Goal and Strengths based approaches, and Mindfulness.

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