Clinicians at The Psychological Health Centre are independently practicing health professionals who come together with a shared commitment to providing high quality mental health care. All of the clinicians have post-graduate training in clinical psychology or mental health occupational therapy or are psychologists with extensive experience working in mental health settings. Each clinician has engaged in further training and experience to develop specific interests and skills. They draw on a range of evidence-based treatments to provide individually tailored effective psychological treatments to help you achieve your goals. Collectively they are able to provide treatments for most psychological concerns and mental health issues across the lifespan. Before making an appointment, it is recommend that you read the information provided about the clinicians to help you identify who may best suit your needs. Our friendly receptionists and practice Directors are also available to help you to with this decision.


Jo Gorrell

Clinical Psychologist/Director
BSc (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS (Clinical College)
Psych Reg No. PSY0001130640

Jo has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has 30 years experience working in hospital and community mental health settings and has worked in private practice in Dee Why for the past 10 years.

Michelle Meyer

Occupational Therapist/Director
BSc Occupational Therapy
M App Sc Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Reg No. OCC0001731240

Michelle has as a masters degree in occupational therapy with 30 years experience working in mental health settings.  Michelle enjoys working with clients to develop skills in the areas of mindfulness, mindful eating, relaxation training, sleep hygiene, communication skills and sensory regulation skills for adults.

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Sylvina Borda
BSc (Psych), MSc (Psych), MAPS
Psy Reg No PSY0002104775

Sylvi is a registered Psychologist with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She has 5 years experience working with adults, young people and families in a variety of mental health settings.



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Jo Thompson
B Applied Sc (Physiotherapy), BA (Hons1) Psychology
Psych Reg No. PSY0001272155

Jo is a registered psychologist with more than fifteen years experience working with young people and adults in private and community mental health settings.  Jo takes a personalized and holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing that focuses on an individual’s capabilities and values.


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Lucinda Mairs
Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar
BA (Media & Comms), BSc Hons I (Psych), M Clin Psych, MAPS, MACAP, MAACBT
Psy Reg No. PSY0002095734

Lucinda is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. Lucinda has worked with adults and adolescents from a range of backgrounds as a Psychologist at headspace, Sydney University’s psychology clinic and in public hospital out-patient pain management.  READ MORE

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Lindsay Pieper
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psych), PG Dip Psych, M ClinPsych
Psych Reg No. PSY0001685061

Lindsay from the Integrative Psychology Clinic is now practicing at The Psychological Health Centre. Lindsay has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has been working in private practice on the Northern Beaches since 2012, and has provided treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Lindsay has experience treating a wide range of mental health conditions in both community and private hospital settings.  READ MORE

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Dr Kirby Sainsbury
Clinical Psychologist
PhD, DClinPsych, BA (Psych Hons)
Psych Reg No. PSY0001626627

Kirby has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Health Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts(Psychology)/Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney. She has 11 years experience working in clinical and research settings in Australia and the UK.  READ MORE


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Ling Chan
Clinical Psychologist

Ling is interested in working with people facing psychological challenges from life events that have impacted on their sense of identity, belonging and capacity to function in meaningful roles. Such challenges may have come in the form of a chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma or a major role change. READ MORE


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Dr Rebecca Barns
Clinical Psychologist
Psych Reg No. PSY0002422311


Rebecca (she/her) has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology as well as a masters in developmental psychology. She has 10 years experience working in research and clinical settings (inpatient and outpatient)in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Rebecca enjoys working with adults with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image  READ MORE



                  Meet our Admin Team


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Sue Kelly

Sue is one of our warm and friendly receptionist’s. She is the first point of contact at The Psychological Health Centre. Sue is always happy to respond to enquiries.