Meet the team

Sarah Gellatley
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I see clients of all ages, down to primary school aged children. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting, motivation.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"You are capable of more than you know." 

 
 
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I began my career in corporate psychology where I gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress & grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, I joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired me to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought me to Walk Different.

I strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn & connect that come with it. The feeling of openness, the fresh air, the smells, the colours, the sounds - there is so much to appreciate and be inspired by in the outdoors.

I love seeing the courage it takes for people to open up about their worries & fears, to ask for help and then the smiles that appear when they realise they are stronger than they thought and there is hope for positive change in their lives.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have been exposed to many different scenarios & approaches to helping people grow and change. The workplace setting can be very structured whereas personal therapy can be more free-flowing and conversational which I love. Most recently I have used Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. This approach is both simple and effective in its ability to improve awareness, focus & clarity. I’m a big fan.
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Adrian Comensoli
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I have a special interest in substance use disorders, anger issues, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, stress, relationship issues, and life adjustment issues. I see teenage clients and older. 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Awareness precedes choice, and choice precedes results." 



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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I gained a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Since then, I have worked with a wide range of client problems using multiple approaches. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I have previously worked with clients presenting with substance use disorders in a residential setting, along with depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and bipolar. I have worked with clients in both CBT and DBT group therapy and individual therapy sessions, where I have helped clients implement a range of evidence-based skills and strategies.

I like the fact that I can play a role in motivating someone to change. It's rewarding to see people make lots of gradual changes and recognising that every step is progress. I enjoy the diversity of the human experience and behaviour, and recognise that everyone holds a unique perspective of the world. I love being outside, the fresh air, its less confronting and that you can engage with the senses in a range of environments that can help shift one's perspective.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I am quite laid back, and I like to have a practical and hands on style that focuses on the solutions to the problem. Working with a wide range of mental health issues, I like to take a holistic approach and look at the client's problems within the context of their life circumstances.
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Kiara Fraser
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

My areas of specialty are addictions, Trauma, and issues associated with Gender Identity and sexuality, which I am currently undertaking further research and study in currently.  I see clients aged 6 and above.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Those who have a why to live can bear with almost any how."

Viktor Frankl



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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I really love helping someone see what they are capable of and supporting them to reconnect with their strength and ability. I started my career working with veterans and their families in a military town in North Queensland. When I relocated to NSW I then commenced working with survivors of rape, domestic and family violence at a trauma-specific service. Upon discovering a passion for working with youth, I moved into a role of supporting adolescents with complex mental health and addiction in a DBT style program in a residential setting and have since been working with children and adolescents with Headspace in the Illawarra region. It is in my most recent role where I have been specifically working with gender identity and sexuality, and returned to university in 2020 to complete a Master of Science in Medicine, Sexual and Reproductive Health to further my specialisation in this area. I love the concept of 'nature bathing' and taking in beautiful surroundings - on weekends I try my best to find a new walk, garden or waterfall in the area and I always feel spoilt for choice living here in the Illawarra.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have completed training in Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, training in supporting gender dysphoria, as well as supporting complex trauma in transgender populations. As mentioned above, I am currently completing my Masters of Science in Medicine, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and aim to embark on a phD next year.
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Erin Condran
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I take on clients ages 8 and above. I have decided to take a strong focus on suicidal ideation (or thoughts), as well as anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief/loss.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Be kind to yourself always." 



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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I have worked within community and school settings in roles supporting others through grief and loss, suicide ideation, self harm, domestic and family violence, anxiety and depression. I have supported different ages across the lifespan, from children to older adults, however most recently I have been working with adolescents.The outdoor environment has the ability to positively influence ones mindset through engaging the senses. Being outside can help one realign to personal self-worth and become connected once more to the world around you. One of my favourite parts about being a psychologist is being able to hold an empathic space for others in order for them to come to understand themselves better and in turn make decisions more in line with with their values.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

As mentioned I have a strong focus on suicide ideation, as well as undertaking further training in anxiety and depression. I have a strong CBT focus and training background.
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Danielle Fisher
Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Martin Daly
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I enjoy seeing clients aged from 16 and older. My primary areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, attachment issues, emotional difficulties, trauma-related disorders, and alternative relationship styles. 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"To gain true control over your feelings you must be prepared to face yourself with compassion and care." 



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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I find it an absolute privilege to be invited into people's inner world of thoughts and feelings.I have an academic background, having taught psychology at university since 2003. I began clinical work in 2014, working with a diverse range of clients in private practice. I have also had experience working in the aged care and disability sectors. Nature is where I relax and re-set. I've been a keen bushwalker for most of my life and feel a strong pull to get out into nature on a regular basis.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have a particular interest in helping clients to better understand themselves, in supporting adults who experienced difficulties in their family life during childhood, and in assisting clients who are experiencing 'eco-anxiety'.I also approach therapy from a sex/kink-positive mindset and am open to working with clients exploring or engaged in alternative relationship forms (consentual non-monomany, monogamish, polyamory, etc).

I appreciate that while some people can move quickly through therapy, others need to take it slow. As such, I approach therapy with patience, and respect my clients' level of capacity for change. I also recognise that the therapeutic technique that works for one client may not work for another. I am dedicated to exploring treatment options with clients in order to identify the approach that will work best for them.
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Claire McCosker
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love seeing children aged 5 years and above and ofcourse adults of any age.  I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress management, separation anxiety, and working with children.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"A person's a person, no matter how small." 

Dr Seuss

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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

It's incredibly inspiring to watch the courage, hope and growth of the people that I work with. I learn something new from each person, young and old, and I feel so humbled to be able to do this work. It's an honour and great privilege to share in another person's story. My experience across a variety of different settings and roles has given me a broad range of skills to work with and support people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some of these include homelessness and housing, mental health outreach and intensive support, research, victims of crime, phone based counselling, family and relationship counselling, group work, and most recently school counselling. I apply an integrated range of skills and therapeutic approaches, mainly drawing from CBT, ACT, family systems, mindfulness, attachment, strengths based and and solution focused therapies. I enjoy working with children and young people, and helping individuals and families be the best that they can be.

I find there's something so grounding and calming about being outdoors, especially being near the ocean or in amongst the trees. It's easy to forget about this beautiful part of the world we live in when we are going about our busy lives. Taking the time to be outside and appreciating our surroundings can be both energising and healing.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have a keen interest in ACT and mindfulness, and in sensorimotor and physiological approaches to therapy. I have attended a number of training sessions in ACT and mindfulness, and more recently in body based and sensory work. I have attended training in child led play therapy, systemic and family therapy, and skills for relationships. I have a passion for working with grief and loss, and have attended training and conferences in this area.
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Helen Booth
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

My areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep Hygiene, Relaxation and Self-Care, Parenting strategies and Improving Communication. I see clients of all ages from primary school age and older.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." 

Victor Frankl

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Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

My favourite part of this role is learning about the strengths of each person and asking the real questions - not being distracted by the surface level issues. I am constantly amazed by the resilience each person has and how far they have come in their life journey.I started Psychology 15 years ago. I have completed my undergraduate degree, postgraduate diploma, full registration as a Psychologist and have an article published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. I have learned so much along the way and intend to continue learning for the rest of my life. I have been with Walk Different since 2015 and I love how this role has extended me! There is something therapeutic about nature. I think we all know it instinctively that the natural environment is good for us and there is some great scientific research showing the truth of it! Being outside is both energising and relaxing. I have personally seen the benefits of improved health in this role and I am grateful!

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

My favourite areas are Mindfulness and Positive Psychology; although I have experience in a variety of therapies and prefer to tailor the sessions to the individual – no two people are the same and I enjoy finding helpful strategies to suit the person in front of me.
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Claire McCosker
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love seeing children aged 5 years and above and ofcourse adults of any age.  I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress management, separation anxiety, and working with children.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"A person's a person, no matter how small." 

Dr Seuss

Book Online
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

It's incredibly inspiring to watch the courage, hope and growth of the people that I work with. I learn something new from each person, young and old, and I feel so humbled to be able to do this work. It's an honour and great privilege to share in another person's story. My experience across a variety of different settings and roles has given me a broad range of skills to work with and support people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some of these include homelessness and housing, mental health outreach and intensive support, research, victims of crime, phone based counselling, family and relationship counselling, group work, and most recently school counselling. I apply an integrated range of skills and therapeutic approaches, mainly drawing from CBT, ACT, family systems, mindfulness, attachment, strengths based and and solution focused therapies. I enjoy working with children and young people, and helping individuals and families be the best that they can be.

I find there's something so grounding and calming about being outdoors, especially being near the ocean or in amongst the trees. It's easy to forget about this beautiful part of the world we live in when we are going about our busy lives. Taking the time to be outside and appreciating our surroundings can be both energising and healing.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have a keen interest in ACT and mindfulness, and in sensorimotor and physiological approaches to therapy. I have attended a number of training sessions in ACT and mindfulness, and more recently in body based and sensory work. I have attended training in child led play therapy, systemic and family therapy, and skills for relationships. I have a passion for working with grief and loss, and have attended training and conferences in this area.
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Erin Condran
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I take on clients ages 8 and above. I have decided to take a strong focus on suicidal ideation (or thoughts), as well as anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief/loss.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Be kind to yourself always." 



Book Online
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I have worked within community and school settings in roles supporting others through grief and loss, suicide ideation, self harm, domestic and family violence, anxiety and depression. I have supported different ages across the lifespan, from children to older adults, however most recently I have been working with adolescents.The outdoor environment has the ability to positively influence ones mindset through engaging the senses. Being outside can help one realign to personal self-worth and become connected once more to the world around you. One of my favourite parts about being a psychologist is being able to hold an empathic space for others in order for them to come to understand themselves better and in turn make decisions more in line with with their values.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

As mentioned I have a strong focus on suicide ideation, as well as undertaking further training in anxiety and depression. I have a strong CBT focus and training background.
Read more
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Helen Booth
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

My areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sleep Hygiene, Relaxation and Self-Care, Parenting strategies and Improving Communication. I see clients of all ages from primary school age and older.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." 

Victor Frankl



Book Online
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

My favourite part of this role is learning about the strengths of each person and asking the real questions - not being distracted by the surface level issues. I am constantly amazed by the resilience each person has and how far they have come in their life journey.I started Psychology 15 years ago. I have completed my undergraduate degree, postgraduate diploma, full registration as a Psychologist and have an article published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. I have learned so much along the way and intend to continue learning for the rest of my life. I have been with Walk Different since 2015 and I love how this role has extended me! There is something therapeutic about nature. I think we all know it instinctively that the natural environment is good for us and there is some great scientific research showing the truth of it! Being outside is both energising and relaxing. I have personally seen the benefits of improved health in this role and I am grateful!

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

My favourite areas are Mindfulness and Positive Psychology; although I have experience in a variety of therapies and prefer to tailor the sessions to the individual – no two people are the same and I enjoy finding helpful strategies to suit the person in front of me.
Read more
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Sarah Gellatley
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I see clients of all ages, down to primary school aged children. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting, motivation.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"You are capable of more than you know." 

 
 
 
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?

I began my career in corporate psychology where I gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress & grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, I joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired me to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought me to Walk Different.

I strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn & connect that come with it. The feeling of openness, the fresh air, the smells, the colours, the sounds - there is so much to appreciate and be inspired by in the outdoors.

I love seeing the courage it takes for people to open up about their worries & fears, to ask for help and then the smiles that appear when they realise they are stronger than they thought and there is hope for positive change in their lives.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have been exposed to many different scenarios & approaches to helping people grow and change. The workplace setting can be very structured whereas personal therapy can be more free-flowing and conversational which I love. Most recently I have used Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. This approach is both simple and effective in its ability to improve awareness, focus & clarity. I’m a big fan.
Read more
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Danielle Fisher
Clinical Psychologist

Coming Soon!

Contact us to be placed on the waiting list.

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