Nigel Denning        


Nigel is a Counselling psychologist in private practice. He works with individuals, couples and families.

Nigel sees therapy as a joint and cooperative enterprise where he uses his skill set to your benefit, rather than trying to fit you into a theory or approach. He has extensive experience with individual and corporate clients and draws on a strength and awareness based philosophy to client work.

Nigel has studied in Australia and overseas with many of the current leaders in psychological research and theory such as Dan Siegel, John and Julie Gottman, Les Greenberg, Alan Schore and the late Michael White.

Nigel is also currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne on the topic of men who use violence, control, and abuse in intimate relationships.

Linda Tilgner        


Linda is a registered Counselling Psychologist. She provides therapy for a range of concerns, in a collaborative manner, based on a full assessment of client needs and goals.

Linda works with (in no order of preference): adjustment and life transition difficulties, anxiety and stress, eating disorders, grief and loss, personal development, relationship difficulties/couples counselling, trauma and PTSD. Linda is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and together with the client tailors therapy for best fit.

In addition to counselling Linda provides individual and executive coaching and has over 10 years’ experience in running therapeutic groups. She also runs psycho-educational programs for the general public and provides professional training and supervision for practitioners.

She has been actively involved with the APS College of Counselling Psychologists for 9 years and has provided professional consultancy to a range of agencies.

Alistair Pitts    


Alistair is a registered Counselling Psychologist. He has extensive experience in providing counselling and therapy to individuals for a broad range of concerns, as well as facilitating Psychoeducational and Mindfulness based groups.

Alistair adopts a collaborative, client-centred approach in his therapeutic practice, and seeks to understand others in their whole of life context. His style reflects a belief in the importance of cultivating awareness as the springboard for choices that are health affirming, respectful of self and others, and are contributing to a meaningful life. Alistair uses a variety a therapeutic interventions tailored to meet the needs of the individual, and has a special interest in Mindfulness based approaches.

Alistair works with a range of issues such as; anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem/self-development, family violence, trauma/PTSD, and adjustments to a range of life transitions.

Alistair has a particular interest in working with men around questions of masculinity, men coming to terms with changing and often conflicting social roles and in helping men to make sense of the multifaceted narratives of what it might mean to be a man.

Davina Lanzon

Provisional Psychologist

We are pleased to welcome our new Provisional Psychologist, Davina Lanzon who has joined our team.  Davina is able to provide professional psychological counselling (short and
long term) from as little as $10 per hour.

Davina has extensive experience in community-based psychology and has completed five years of tertiary psychology training.  She has worked with a range of issues including (but not limited to): Acquired brain injuries, self-development, anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders and trauma.

Stephen Brockway


Stephen Brockway, MD, FRANZCP,  is an American trained Psychiatrist with a keen interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and pharmocotherapy. He is happy to work with clients from various backgrounds, ages and diagnoses. 

Stephen is flexible to work with clients as their sole mental health provider or in conjunction with psychologists or other mental health practitioners. He has been in Australia for the past 5 years and has been accepted as a fellow into the Australian College of Psychiatry.

Stephen has 15 total years of experience in psychiatry. Therapeutically, he has been trained in a variety of modalities and is happy to work with clients in a variety of ways, hopefully in the best fit possible.

Edwina Brennan    


Dr Edwina Brennan is a general psychiatrist with a special interest in young adult mental health and psychotherapy.

Dr Brennan has experience working in public psychiatry in the area of early intervention as well as general adult psychiatry.

She is happy to provide pharmacological management and tailored psychotherapy to patients with a range of conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders.

Consultation Times: Appointment times are available on Thursday afternoons. Bookings can be made by contacting Telephone 9663 0355.
First appointment: Your first appointment will be for an assessment only.  Further management options will be discussed at that time.  Please arrive 5 minutes early to confirm your details and bring with you your doctor’s referral and your Medicare card and health insurance details.

Emergency Contact: If you wish to contact me in an emergency, you should telephone (03) 9663 0355 during business hours Monday to Friday.  If these rooms are unattended, you should contact your general practitioner, or the nearest hospital emergency department.

Fees: All fees must be paid on the day of consultation. Payment can be made with cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard.  We do not accept American Express or Diners Cards. Your initial consultation fee will be $350.00 and you will be entitled to a Medicare rebate of $221.30.  Further consultations will generally be 50 minutes duration with a fee of $265.00.  You will receive a Medicare rebate of $156.15 for these consultations.

Cancellation of Appointments: Your appointment time is reserved for you.  A cancellation fee of $120.00 plus GST will be charged if you do not give at least 48 hours notice of cancellation.  

Privacy: My privacy policy complies with existing privacy legislation.  This policy is outlined in a separate consent form that you will be requested to sign at your first appointment.  Please feel free to enquire further if you have any questions.

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