Our Psychologists

 Our psychologists are fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). To maintain this registration they need to have regular clinical supervision and attend professional development courses each year. Apart from their formal qualifications all of our Psychologists have extensive clinical experience working in a private practice setting. The psychologists at Barrenjoey Psychology are very respectful of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, religion and all individual differences.

Your psychologist will work collaboratively with you to find the right model of treatment. They will  help you develop practical strategies and skills to improve your mental well-being. Appointments are available weekdays and after hours.

Sessions with some of our psychologists can be booked on this website under book online. Please specify in your booking note that this is a booking for face-to-face, telephone or online session.

Annemarie Lambe

Annemarie Lambe

Clinical Psychologist

M.A.(Psych), MAPS

Annemarie is the principal clinical psychologist of the Barrenjoey Psychology practice. She has extensive experience in working with both adults and children. She trained in New Zealand and then moved to Australia with her family in 1992. She continued to complete further postgraduate studies in adult psychopathology and assessment at James Cook University in 2011.

Annemarie is a creative therapist and she continues to be interested in brain function and the mind’s working. Her areas of interest are depression and anxiety, trauma, rehabilitation from injury and dealing with chronic pain. She has advanced training in mindfulness integrated cognitive behaviour therapy which is an intensive skills based program of therapy. Annemarie uses other models of therapy such as interpersonal psychotherapy, schema therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy that are tailored to people’s presenting problems. Her vision has been to develop a psychology practice and trauma centre on the northern beaches with like-minded professionals who have the relevant clinical skills and experience. She is a psychology board approved supervisor of clinical psychologists. 

Kristiina Jacobs

Kristiina Jacobs

Psychologist

M.A.(Clin Psych), MAPS

Kristiina is a dedicated practitioner who has been working in the space of mental health and mindfulness-based approaches throughout her career. Her areas of interest are: depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, dealing with severe or chronic health issues, aging and midlife, recovery from affairs and relationship difficulties. Kristiina is a compassionate therapist and her main types of treatment used are mindfulness integrated cognitive behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy interpersonal psychotherapy and psychotherapy.

Kristiina provides employee assistance counselling for eligible organisations. She is a provider for Primary and Community Care Services and can see patients who are referred by their GP to this program.

Lyndsey Grounds

Lyndsey Grounds

Psychologist

BSc (Hons), M (Prof Psych) MAPS

Lyndsey is a curious and compassionate Psychologist with experience working across a variety of different settings including community mental health, youth mental health including early psychosis and headspace as well as working for the non-for profit sector.

Lyndsey uses a range of therapeutic approaches to meet each individual’s needs and circumstances including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She works in a collaborate, respectful and flexible way.

She has a particular interest in working with mood and anxiety difficulties.

She is passionate about helping people recognize their potential, achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Nicola George

Nicola George

Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, Postgrad Dip (Couns Psych)

Nicola aims to help people identify and tackle their problems to achieve positive change and personal growth. She is an experienced psychologist and will work to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship. She completed her professional training in the United Kingdom in 2006 and then worked for the National Health Service (NHS) for 15 years in England. Here she gained extensive experience in working with a wide range of mental health problems including: Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Post Natal Depression, Anger and Bereavement Issues.

Since moving to Australia in 2012, Nicola has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and is AHPRA Registered. She is able to offer both Medicare and Health Fund Rebates. She has been working on the Northern Beaches in private practice for the last 8yrs. Nicola specializes in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)to help people manage their problems, but also has a keen interest in Mindfulness.

Lisa Grauaug

Lisa Grauaug

Psychologist

BPsych MPsych (Couns)

Lisa is an experienced registered psychologist who is passionate about empowering individuals to feel better and experience a sense of well being. She is interested in working with people who experience anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship concerns, parenting issues, chronic health conditions and chronic pain. She offers therapeutic support to adults teenagers and couples.

Lisa is known for her welcoming and warm style. Her underlying therapeutic approach is person-centred and holistic in nature, and she draws from several therapy models to best support her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy, trauma-informed approaches, psychobiological approach to couple therapy, relaxation and stress-management practices. Lisa is PACT trained to level 2 in Couples therapy and is also registered with SIRA NSW to provide work cover services. In addition, Lisa is steeped in mindfulness-based techniques that she is confidently able to utilize to provide relief from mental health challenges.

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Tristan Williamson

Clinical Registrar

BSc (Psych), GDPA, MPsych (Clinical)

Tristan is passionate about facilitating personal growth and motivational change in adolescents (12+) and adults experiencing mental health issues to foster self-efficacy in daily life and improve overall quality of life. He can assist clients of all ages with a broad range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety disorders, men’s health, drug & alcohol, grief & loss, chronic illness and pain, assertiveness training, exam & study stress and ADHD/ADD. He is registered with SIRA NSW to provide Workers Compensation services.

He utilises a range of therapeutic techniques, including Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialect Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing.

Tristan has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has conducted research examining the impacts of mindfulness on adults with chronic pain. The core component of Tristan’s practice is the commitment to providing high-quality client-centred interventions, tailoring evidence-based approaches to the unique experience and needs of each client.

Jenny Winterton

Jenny Winterton

Practice Manager

Jenny has been with us for several years now. Born and bred on the beaches, she brings with her a strong background in office administration and bookkeeping. Jenny loves being part of a service that brings positive change to the lives of our clients. Always welcoming, caring and helpful, Jenny is a supportive team player who provides assistance to clients, referrers and our psychologists.

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Cat Baica

Administration

Cat has been working as office and client support with Barrenjoey Psychology for a couple of years. She was born and raised in country NSW and is kind and compassionate and enjoys being part of a supportive team. Cat comes from a corporate background working as an Executive Assistant bringing strong administrative and organisational skills. In her spare time, you will find her at the gym, she loves exercising for her mental and physical health.