Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Ash has experience working across community, private and educational settings. She is passionate about supporting children and young people with various mental health presentations using evidence-based treatments. Ash uses a fun and flexible approach to working with children and young people and uses interventions that are best suited to each individual. She draws on various therapy approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Ashlee also enjoys working with parents and draws upon attachment and parent-child relationship principles. In her spare time, you will find Ash outdoors in the sun or at the snow, with her family and two dogs.
Julie-Anne (Julie) Peake
Julie is an experienced clinical psychologist who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. She undertakes a thorough biopsychosocial assessment, tailors treatment to individual needs and uses a range of evidence-based techniques and therapies to help clients meet their treatment goals. She provides a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment to help people move forward. She is very down-to-earth in her approach and encourages her clients to have input into their therapy. Outside of work, Julie is an emergency services volunteer, she enjoys being creative and spending quality time with her family, friends and many animals.
Ling has over 10 years of experience in the public, private and community health settings. She works with individuals, couples and families. She has a passion for working with children and their parents to develop skills to have a better understanding of each other’s needs. Ling has an interest in trauma and has experience in providing trauma and grief counselling. Ling specialises in working with adult clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, addiction problems, anger and emotional issues, major life transitions and family violence.
Dr Elizabeth Walters
Elizabeth enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. She has an interest in supporting clients struggling with sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and chronic pain. She is passionate about evidence-based therapeutic approaches emphasising mindfulness, compassion, and values-based living. Elizabeth offers a warm and non-judgmental space, where you can explore your current difficulties. She will encourage you to be active in your therapy and experiment with strategies and actions to support you to build the life you want. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kim has experience working in private practice and within the employment services industry. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of emotional, social and behavioural issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties. Kim is experience in working with employment related issues, including loss of employment, and workplace stress and bullying. Kim enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing with her young children.
Adolescent and Adult Psychologist, Director
Leah has experience in both public and private psychology settings. She has a strong passion and interest in working with people with eating disorders and body image disturbance for the past 10 years. Leah enjoys using Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) to work with adolescents and their families. She also helps adolescents and adults with a range of other personal and emotional difficulties. Outside of work, Leah loves spending time with her family and friends, and seeing the world through her three young children.
Clinical Psychologist, Director
Michael has experience working with severe mental illness whilst working in Warrnambool and Ballarat psychiatric services, and then moving into private work in 2008. He has particular interest in assessment and diagnosis, as well as how early life experiences influence emotional disturbances, self-esteem and relationships. Michael’s approach involves a comprehensive assessment so that the treatment plan is designed to target current and immediate problems, as well as underlying factors so as to provide long-term relief. Michael uses Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) which involves routine feedback about each session to ensure clients get what they need out of treatment and achieve their goals. As clinic director, Michael strives to ensure Lakeside Psychology provides a high quality psychological service based on firm values of Excellence, Compassion, Integrity, Passion and Positivity.