Carmel Wauchope MAPS
(Clinical & Counselling Psychologist)
Principal psychologist Carmel Wauchope has 20 years’ experience working as a psychologist in Victoria and South Australia. She has Chaired of the Australian Psychological Society SA State Branch, is a Fellow of the APS Clinical and Counselling Colleges of psychologists. Carmel has completed certificate training in EMDR (Trauma treatment), Schema Therapy, Family Therapy and Equine Facilitated Therapy.
Carmel’s therapeutic and intervention work includes working with complex families, individuals, adolescents and children on a range of issues including relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, anxiety and depression. The theoretical framework of her work is Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is underpinned by her own mindfulness practice and a practical application of child development knowledge and behaviour education. This practical application is demonstrated in the co-parenting of her and her husband’s four young adults.
Robert Elmer MAPS
(Clinical & Forensic Psychologist)
Robert Elmer – Robert Elmer is a psychologist with a broad background in working with adults, youth and their families. He initially worked as a counsellor in South Australia and Tasmania using Experiential and Transactional Analysis techniques to assist young people with severe behavioural issues. He has been a practitioner of meditation and Integral Yoga for 30 years after studying and teaching in India and Australia. He is a registered member of the Australian and British Psychological Societies and for the past ten years he has been providing psychological assessments and interventions in both individual and group settings for adults with a variety of presenting issues.
Robert is an experienced practitioner in CBT, Behavioural and Mindfulness techniques and has recently returned from working in Britain as a Chartered Psychologist developing Mindfulness techniques for psychiatric patients in a private hospital setting. Married, and a father of two very independent adult children, he is also an enthusiastic sailor, trekker, traveller and sometime handyman.
Dr Vanessa Mills MAPS
Vanessa is a clinically trained psychologist, with over 20 years of experience as a researcher, lecturer and clinician. Vanessa has trained in Systemic, Attachment, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy frameworks.
Vanessa is experienced in working with all age groups. Vanessa’s areas of interest include Adult impact of Childhood Trauma, Body Image Difficulties and Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Post-marriage as well as the general areas of Anxiety and Depression. Vanessa’s former role as Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Child Protection Services, brings a wealth of experience in managing the individual and psychosocial impacts of child abuse and neglect. She is the content mother of a rapidly ageing 15-year old daughter, is an animal lover and still enjoys going to new places and meeting new people.
Dr Michael Proeve MAPS
(Clinical & Forensic Psychologist)
Dr Michael Proeve is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of assessment and psychological intervention, having worked with adults in public mental health and correctional settings in Victoria and South Australia. He has worked as a psychologist in prisons and community forensic mental health and was director of a treatment agency for sexual offenders. Prior to his current work at Adelaide University as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Michael has also worked as an academic in two other universities, training postgraduate students in clinical and forensic psychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society Colleges for clinical and forensic psychology.
Michael’s primary theoretical approach is cognitive-behavioural therapy; he is also trained in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). He utilises mindfulness meditation in his work and personal life. He is married with three children.