Meet Our Team
Dr Jim Kantidakis
Dr Jim Kantidakis is an Expert Gut-directed Psychologist & Clinical Hypnotherapist, and one of the first experts in Australia to use Psychological /Hypnotherapy treatment of individuals diagnosed with gastrointestinal problems. Jim has extensive expertise in the area, with over 10 years of experience. He is also the only known Psychologist to provide Psychological and Hypnotherapy treatment to children in paediatric gastroenterology in Australia.
Jim was also the first Australian to ...More>
Nicole Da Silva
Nicole is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar. She is passionate about working collaboratively with people to support them to increase their sense of wellbeing and their capacity to engage more fully in their lives. Nicole employs a warm, collaborative and strengths-based approach, utilising evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.More
Camille Baker is a registered Psychologist (RMIT, post grad in Child Psych), Gestalt Therapist (Gestalt Therapy Australia) and Hypnotherapist (College of Medical Hypnosis) with over 15 years of experience. Clinically, Camille has worked in a number of settings with both Adolescent and Adults including Private Practice, Domestic Violence, Parenting Teens, Secondary Schools, EAP (Corporate sector), Drug and Alcohol and Sexual Abuse. In addition to this, Camille’s special interest areas include working with Adolescents (with published articles in this area) and working with people with Chronic Health Conditions with a strong interest in ...More>
Chris is a fully registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He obtained his Bachelor of Psychology (Organisational and Interpersonal Skills) at Victoria University with further Post Graduate Diploma at Federation University Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute.
Chris has worked across a variety of settings from assessing organisational culture, consulting adults seeking employment, counselling welfare duties in primary schools as well as ...More>
Ayushi is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar. She has completed a Graduate Diploma and Honours in Psychology at Monash University followed by a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute of Psychology. Ayushi has worked in a range of settings with children, adolescents and adults in private practice, public hospitals, not-for-profit organisations, research institutions and education. She has worked with a variety of presenting concerns, including chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, adjustment issues, self-esteem and ...More>
With her warm nature and calming energy, Natalie strives to enhance the health and wellbeing of her clients using evidence-based psychological techniques and by offering an open, safe and non-judgemental space in which to explore their present concerns. She is fascinated by the field of psycho-gastroenterology and is specifically interested in gut health as well as the mind-body and brain-gut connection.
Natalie has worked with individuals across...More
Belinda is a registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar. Belinda is passionate about mind-body interactions and holistic health, with a specific interest in gut health, and has a strong desire to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals and build their self-awareness. As a qualified yoga instructor and enthusiast, Belinda has a passion for yoga-based therapies and has recently contributed to research at Deakin University studying the long-term benefits of yoga in adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Belinda has training in CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) ...More
Thayane is a registered Psychologist, who believes in supporting clients to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop self-awareness through a collaborative and holistic approach. She is fascinated by the mind-body connection and has a special interest ...More
Since graduating from Deakin University Hannah has been working in private practice, joining the Diet Solutions team in 2018 and now consulting at The Gut Centre on Tuesdays...More
Phoebe graduated from Monash in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science and Honours in Developmental Biology. After working for the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute for a year she went back to Monash to study Physiotherapy, graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hon). She has also completed her Postgraduate Certificate in pelvic floor physiotherapy from Melbourne University...More
Carley is a registered psychologist. She enjoys working with clients to collaboratively work towards therapeutic goals and enhance overall wellbeing...More
James strives to establish a warm and inviting environment to enable the client to feel safe to explore their areas of concern and see how they can utilise their existing strength and resilience to enact change in their lives...More
Renee Schaller BioRenee is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) and Master of Professional Psychology. Renee has developed her foundation skills in not-for-profit psychological care settings including aged care and public health funded services...More
Zoe is a registered psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across private, public, and community settings. She is passionate about holistic health and is especially interested in the mind-body and brain-gut connection.More
Michelle is passionate about helping others get the best out of their lives, and loves the fact that she can be part of the process of improving patient outcomes. She is a firm believer in living life to the fullest. She is happiest spending quality time with friends and family, creating lasting memories through shared experiences. Whether it's a casual get-together, a night out, or hosting gatherings. Michelle loves spending time by the water, boating, swimming, or simply lounging. She also enjoy supporting her AFL team.More
Abbey is driven to provide excellent service to all clients and values being able to make a difference in the lives of others at The Gut Centre. She has a passion for helping people and approaches life with a sense of curiosity and warmth...More
Felicity is a passionate psychology student motivated to continue to grow in the field since obtaining her Bachelor of Psychological Science at UNSW. She is currently working remotely from Sydney, NSW. She enjoys being in her position to be able to support patients through each step of the process, helping to reduce any uncertainty about the somewhat daunting and potentially new process of therapy. In her spare time she loves to read...and is always open to book recommendations from others!More
Code of Conduct
It is important to know the therapist you are going to see is trustworthy and ethical. Before people can work as psychologists they must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Your psychologist is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), which is the largest professional association of psychologists in Australia, with a comprehensive Code of Ethics and complementary series of Ethical Guidelines.
As a client of an APS psychologist, you have a right to expect that:
- You will be treated with respect
- You will receive a clear explanation of the service you will receive
- Your consent for any service will be sought by the psychologist prior to the service commencing and as it progresses
- You will receive an explanation about the nature and limits of confidentiality surrounding the service
- You will be clear about the goals that you and the psychologist are working toward
- You will receive competent and professional service
- You will receive a clear statement about fees
- An estimate of the number of sessions required to achieve your goals will be discussed
- You will receive a service free from sexual harassment
- You will be shown respect for your cultural background and language tradition