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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Mollie Snelling
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love seeing clients of all ages from 12 to over 100! I have a special interest in anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. I love travelling, the outdoors and (extra long) hikes.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."

-Louisa May Alcott

 



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

In recent years I have enjoyed working with teens and adults across a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, stress, gender issues, AD/HD, and PTSD. I love connecting with people and helping them to discover strengths they didn't know they had. I enjoy helping people learn how to better manage their mental health and transition from surviving to thriving.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I think what sets me apart is my love of reading and training focused on race, culture, and intergenerational trauma. I have also taken a less traditional route to psychology having started my studies overseas, and completing different Masters qualifications along the way.
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Michelle Wills
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love working with teenagers and children! Much of my experience is in working with people who are on the Autism spectrum. I have also worked extensively with adolescents who have anxiety and/or depression, ADHD and/or require social skills training. 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.”

-Rumi

 



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

I have been fortunate to work in Out of Home Care, with people with a disability, remote work in country NSW and early childhood intervention. Much of my experience is in working with people who are on the Autism spectrum. My favourite part about being a psychologist is supporting people to master areas of their lives that previously caused them concern. I love being outdoors because it is a better way to support the mind body connection, which is essential when we are focussing on our wellbeing.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have worked extensively with adolescents who have anxiety and/or depression, ADHD and/or require social skills training. I am qualified to develop, run and review programs on sexuality and disability, the RAGE program for anger and CHILLAX program for ADHD.
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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 work with adults, teenagers, and children (primary age and over) and their parents. I have a special interest in grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and time management, 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 people as we work together. 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'sstory. My experience across a variety of different settings and roles has given me a broad rangeof 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 school counselling. 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 outsideand 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, mindfulness, and positive psychology, as well as sensorimotor and physiological approaches to therapy. In my sessions, I apply an integrated range of skills and therapeutic approaches, mainly drawing from CBT, ACT, family systems, mindfulness, attachment, strengths based and solution focused therapies. I strive to always take a caring, compassionate and trauma informed approach to all those I have the privilege of walking with.
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Mollie Snelling
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love seeing clients of all ages from 12 to over 100! I have a special interest in anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. I love travelling, the outdoors and (extra long) hikes.

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."

-Louisa May Alcott

 



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

In recent years I have enjoyed working with teens and adults across a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, stress, gender issues, AD/HD, and PTSD. I love connecting with people and helping them to discover strengths they didn't know they had. I enjoy helping people learn how to better manage their mental health and transition from surviving to thriving.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I think what sets me apart is my love of reading and training focused on race, culture, and intergenerational trauma. I have also taken a less traditional route to psychology having started my studies overseas, and completing different Masters qualifications along the way.
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Claire McCosker
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I work with adults, teenagers, and children (primary age and over) and their parents. I have a special interest in grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and time management, 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 people as we work together. 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'sstory. My experience across a variety of different settings and roles has given me a broad rangeof 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 school counselling. 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 outsideand 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, mindfulness, and positive psychology, as well as sensorimotor and physiological approaches to therapy. In my sessions, I apply an integrated range of skills and therapeutic approaches, mainly drawing from CBT, ACT, family systems, mindfulness, attachment, strengths based and solution focused therapies. I strive to always take a caring, compassionate and trauma informed approach to all those I have the privilege of walking with.
Read more
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Michelle Wills
Psychologist

Tell us a bit about you?

I love working with teenagers and children! I have worked in Out of Home Care, Disabilities, Remote Indigenous Communities and Early Childhood Interventions. I love supporting people to set and work towards their goals. I also love the beach and birthday cake! 

 

Favourite quote or mantra?

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there."

-Rumi

 



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

I have been fortunate to work in Out of Home Care, with people with a disability, remote work in country NSW and early childhood intervention. Much of my experience is in working with people who are on the Autism spectrum. My favourite part about being a psychologist is supporting people to master areas of their lives that previously caused them concern. I love being outdoors because it is a better way to support the mind body connection, which is essential when we are focussing on our wellbeing.

What about your training sets you apart from the rest?

I have worked extensively with adolescents who have anxiety and/or depression, ADHD and/or require social skills training. I am qualified to develop, run and review programs on sexuality and disability, the RAGE program for anger and CHILLAX program for ADHD.
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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