Registered Psychologist & Clinical Hypnotherapist B.A.(Psych), GDip Psych., MAPS
Owner and Director of Drop of Life Pty Ltd, is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist in the State of Queensland, Australia. Natalie has over 16 years experience in a wide range of settings such as school leavers, child safety, forensic psychology, disabilities, and child and adolescent mental health, as well as private practice. Natalie works with concerns such as clinical depression, anxiety, self esteem, addictions, food and habit disorders, relationships, grief and life satisfaction. Natalie combines techniques of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy, dialectic behaviour therapies, interpersonal psychotherapy, EFT and family therapy in her treatment plans.
Pamela is an experienced psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults presenting with a range of difficulties. Pamela’s main area of interest are developmental trauma, attachment difficulties and behavioural issues, as well as adjustment difficulties and the management of anxiety. Pamela’s work experience includes private practice settings and in the government sector. This has provided her with extensive opportunities to work with other professionals using a multidisciplinary approach; taking into account the many factors that can affect a person’s reactions and behaviours. She enjoys working closely with parents, carers, schools, other professionals and agencies to obtain excellent client outcomes.
Claudine is a Masters-trained psychologist with more than 15 years experience working across government and non-government services delivering integrated and coordinated care and services or children, young people and families with complex needs. She has provided therapeutic interventions for a range of presentations including anxiety (fear and phobias), depression, relationship and family issues, behavioural problems, substance abuse, psychosis, and self-harm and suicidal thoughts. She also has experience administering and interpreting cognitive assessments. Claudine is committed to client-centred, strengths-based and collaborative approaches and feels strongly that better outcomes are made possible by working together.
Wendy Pol is a registered Psychologist working in private practice at Drop of Life Psychology Clinic. Wendy has worked internationally with a diverse range of clients and mental health issues; she holds a Master’s degree in Medical Psychology from the Netherlands. Wendy is invested in seeing her clients thrive. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, and values the importance of supporting young people to be their best selves. Wendy also works with adults and has an interest in anxiety and mood-related conditions, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ASD, using evidence-based psychological and behavioural treatment.
Matthew McKenzie is a registered Psychologist working in private practice at Drop of Life Psychology Clinic. Matthew is also currently a final year PhD Clinical Psychology candidate at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
Matthew completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology (with distinction) in 2010 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. He has worked in several clinical contexts including community group home facilities for the mentally ill, university health centres, private practice, non-governmental organisations dedicated to HIV prevention and management, clinical research trials exploring innovations in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Phobias and dual diagnosis support programs for individuals challenged by addiction.
Arizona is one of our receptionists. Arizona has successfully completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science and hopes to specialise in working with children with Autism in the future. In her spare time, Arizona enjoys going to the beach.
Christie is one of our receptionists with 3 years work experience in administration. Christie is currently completing her Honours and will graduate with Bachelor of Psychological Science at the end of the year. She is working towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist and would like to specialise in working with adolescents. In her spare time, Christie enjoys playing guitar and going to the beach with her dog Sasha.