About Us

Who Are We

 

ANDREA'S PRACTICING DAYS AT MT BARKER PSYCHOLOGY - MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS.

 

MICHAEL'S PRACTICING DAYS AT MT BARKER PSYCHOLOGY - TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS.

 

SHERRI'S PRACTICING DAYS AT MT BARKER PSYCHOLOGY - MONDAYS &, WEDNESDAYS.

KAREN'S PRACTICING DAYS AT MT BARKER PSYCHOLOGY - MONDAYS ONLY.

 

JENNY'S PRACTICING DAYS AT MT BARKER PSYCHOLOGY - TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS.

Andrea Sangster Clinical Psychologist (Principal)

B. Psych. Hons. (UniSA) ; M. Psych. Clin. (UniSA) ;MAPS

 

Andrea Sangster is a registered clinical psychologist and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in Community Health Settings with a broad range of adult and adolescent clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual abuse, self harm, weight issues and relationship difficulties.

She has considerable experience working with sexual assault victims and with those who have experienced domestic violence. Andrea has also worked in the area of child protection with Families SA and is skilled in assessment and addressing issues regarding parenting challenges.

Andrea has a special interest in working with people experiencing difficulty with emotion regulation, mood disorders, trauma survivors and those experiencing parenting and relationship challenges. Andrea works collaboratively with other health professionals and is committed to evidence-based practice.

Andrea is trained in a range of other therapeutic modalities including Narrative, EMDR and CBT.

She is experienced in mindfulness approaches such as ACT and is committed to on-going professional development.  Andrea is able to accept referrals for a wide range of mental health disorders and is a registered Medicare provider. Andrea’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a GP.

Michael Billows Clinical Psychologist

BBehavSc Psych Hons (Flinders); MPsych Clin (Flinders); MAPS;  

 

Michael Billows is a registered psychologist (Clinical) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

 

Michael has experience working with adults with a variety of issues that includes, but is not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep problems, work/life balance, stress and relationship difficulties. Michael has experience and training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness approaches, Hypnosis, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Michael brings a unique range of work and life experiences to his role as a Psychologist that includes careers in the SA Metropolitan Fire Service and the Australian Defence Force; and successfully managing the competing demands of career, study and full-on family commitments.

As a Psychologist, Michael’s goal is to treat every client with dignity, respect and compassion while fostering growth, resilience and optimism. His focus is to provide clients with the tools and strategies necessary to return to optimal functioning whilst acknowledging, nurturing and enhancing their existing strengths, coping skills and personal resources.

 

Michael works collaboratively with doctors and other health professionals and is a registered Medicare provider.Michael’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a GP.

 

Sherri Hodgkiss Clinical Psychologist

BA(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), DipClinHyp, MAPS

 

Sherri has over 20 years’ experience working as a Clinical Psychologist. Sherri is passionate about helping people live the life that is important to them and hence teaching her clients and their significant others, how to achieve this with as little struggle as necessary. Sherri’s strengths include her ability to establish good rapport with her clients; show empathy for others; provide a clear rationale of the problem, and provide advice and strategies that can be incorporated effectively into her clients’ lives. She keeps up to date with the latest treatments, which includes her particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment therapy. Sherri has worked in the areas of grief and loss, special needs, brain injury, communication difficulties and education, and has extensive experience in mental health. She has counselled children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families in rural and metropolitan South Australia and the United Kingdom.

Sherri is able to accept referrals for a wide range of mental health disorders and is a registered Medicare provider. Sherri’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by their GP.

Karen Scott Clinical Psychologist

B. Psych. Hons. (Flinders) ; M. Psych. Clin. (Flinders) ;MAPS

 

Karen is a Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals aged 16 years and over, and with couples. She works in a caring and collaborative way on a wide range of presenting difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, sleep problems, anger management, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship problems, workplace issues, personality disorders, and with people affected by cancer. Karen tailors therapy depending on client’s needs and their personal goals, utilizing evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as incorporating elements of other therapeutic techniques such Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Schema Therapy (ST). Karen also works from a systemic perspective, which recognises that relationships within families and broader social networks are central to psychological health. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists (MCCLP), and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (MACPA). Karen’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a GP.

Jenny Robb Psychologist

B. Psych. Hons. ; M. Psych. Clin. ;MAPS

 

Jenny is a registered psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a Psychology Honours degree from the University of Newcastle and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Australian National University. She has worked as a psychologist for the past 18 years and has specialised in working with children, young people, and their families.

Jenny has extensive experience with a wide range of emotional, social, behavioural, and cognitive issues. She is passionate about supporting children and young people of all ages who are having difficulties in life because of anxiety, depression, sleep problems, low self confidence, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, family and relationship concerns, grief and loss, learning difficulties, and behavioural issues. She also has a sound knowledge of the many challenges facing those with a range of disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy ,ADHD, genetic disorders, intellectual disability, and developmental delay.

Jenny adapts her therapeutic approach to take into careful consideration the needs of each person. Her work draws on a range of evidence-based therapeutic models and theories, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT ,Mindfulness, Play Therapy and Attachment Theory.

Jenny aims to build on the strengths of the young people and families she works with and assists them to learn practical strategies to improve their wellbeing and promote healthy development. When she is not at work she enjoys walking her dogs, yoga, camping, and travelling.

Jenny is able to accept referrals for a wide range of mental health disorders and is a registered Medicare provider. Jenny’s clients are eligible to claim Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan by a GP.

Sophie Watchman Receptionist

 

Sophie joined Mount Barker Psychology as a receptionist in January 2018. Sophie has a friendly, down-to-earth demeanour and is able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding our practice or help with arranging appointments with our psychologists. .