About Us

All About Kids boasts a range of professionals with expertise across a number of areas including, assessment and diagnosis, counselling and intervention, parenting, relationship and career counselling.

 

Vicky Jebsen

Counsellor and Educational Consultant (Wooloowin Clinic)

BA (Psych, German), Dip Teach, Dip Sch Couns, MEd St (Ed Psych), MQGCA

 

VickyVicky has qualifications in both education and counselling, including research at Masters degree level in early childhood behaviour difficulties. Vicky has both undergraduate degrees in psychology and postgraduate degrees in counselling and education, and more than twenty-five years experience working with children and their families within early childhood settings, primary schools and TAFE. She has a passion for parenting and child behaviour management. With a background in Triple P, MYCP, 123 Magic and ABA she is able to provide an individualised level of support in this area. She uses a variety of therapy techniques, ranging from Sand-play therapy to CBT and Reality Therapy. She believes that parents have a significant role in supporting and healing children who are experiencing difficulties and incorporates parenting support into her practice. Vicky has extensive experience in learning difficulties, with identification of specific difficulties and suggesting intervention programs and techniques. She is also a coach for the working memory training program, COGMED. Vicky offers a unique service, which crosses both the educational and emotional domains. Counselling, therapeutic intervention for children with disabilities, educational assessments, and educational consultancy are offered to children, parents and educational staff aiming to help children reach their potential throughout their childhood.

 

Vicky is a Director of All About Kids Australia Pty Ltd.

 

 

Michael Herd APS logo
Psychologist
(Wooloowin Clinic)
Dip T, BEd, GradDip Counselling, GradDip Psychology, PostGradDip Psychology, MEd St., Assoc MAPS

 

MichaelMichael is a registered Psychologist and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. He has been working with children and families as a Teacher, Guidance Counsellor and Psychologist for more than 30 years. Michael has a particular interest in supporting families with parenting, difficult behaviour and children on the autistic spectrum. He also has a great deal of experience with childhood anxiety disorders (including OCD and phobias), depression and anger issues, and is proficient in psychometric, academic and behavioural assessments. His therapeutic approach is based upon Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy but he also uses other approaches such as Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, depending upon the individual needs of the client. Michael is a registered Trainer with Triple P International and has trained practitioners in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland examining the effectiveness of preterm parenting intervention on later child behaviour.

 

 

 

Jayne Orr

Clinical Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)

BCom, GradDip Psychology,BBehavSc (Hons Psych), DPsych (Clin), MAPS

Jayne OrrJayne is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families in inpatient, outpatient and community settings in the public and private sectors. Jayne has clinical expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bipolar disorders, trauma-related and stressor-related disorders,  adjustment disorders, relationship difficulties, perinatal mental health (antenatal and postnatal depression, parenthood adjustment, and attachment and bonding difficulties), grief and loss, adjustment to medical conditions, parenting support, peer relationship difficulties, family breakdown, and self-esteem problems. Her empathic, strengths-based therapeutic approach is founded on psychodynamic, family systems, developmental and attachment theories and she makes use of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural, Bowenian, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused and Narrative techniques in her work with children, adolescents and their families. In addition, Jayne is able to conduct comprehensive cognitive psychometric assessments to assist in the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other related neurodevelopmental conditions. Alongside her clinical practice, Jayne is a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, a regular presenter and panel member at national and international psychotherapy conferences, and a reviewer for Clinical Psychology Review, an international peer-reviewed academic journal. Jayne conducts research on building resilience and preventing depression in children and adolescents, preventing postnatal depression, the contribution that therapists make to clients’ treatment success, and the integration of therapeutic theories and techniques to best meet clients’ needs.

 

 

Peter Marcon  APS logo
Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)

Dip Teach (Primary), B.Ed. Studies, B. Sci (Psych), PostgradDip Psychology, Assoc MAPS

 

Pete MPeter brings to his psychology practice over 25 years experience supporting children, adolescents and adults in educational settings. His roles have included Primary teacher, Teaching Principal, Behaviour Support Teacher, Special Education Teacher and Developmental Guidance Officer. Peter has a Diploma in Teaching (Primary), a Bachelor in Educational Studies, a Bachelor of   Science (Psychology) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology. Peter is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a fully registered Psychologist in Queensland. Peter believes people are the specialists in their own lives and that the role of the Mental Health Professional is to help clients to understand themselves more, without getting in the way. Peter has had considerable experience in supporting families through separation and divorce, anxiety and stress, bullying, relationship difficulties, grief, anger management, general school issues, developing resilience, coping with life changes and goal setting.

 

 

Catherine Mak
Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)

B Sc (Hons) Psychology, Assoc MAPS


Cath MakCatherine is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and as a Medicare service provider. She is passionate about resilience, wellbeing and valued living, for all beings. Catherine uses a holistic, person-centered approach, so that the sessions are catered to clients’ individual needs. She strives to provide a compassionate and supportive environment that assists people to enhance vitality in their lives and to move towards a purposeful life.  Her practice is value driven and strengths based. Catherine has had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, from all walks of life, with different levels of ability and health.She has experience providing psychological treatments to children and families with a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, behavioural difficulties, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and parenting support. Catherine is currently completing her PhD research working with children and families to deliver a mindfulness-focused psychological intervention to children with cerebral palsy and their families. Catherine facilitates Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshops to support parents and families.  


Carla Pinchbeck

Psychologist (Wooloowin Clinic)

BA (Hons) Psych

 

CarlaCarla is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and with Medicare as a service provider. She is currently completing specialised training through a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Carla has experience providing psychological treatment interventions to children and families with a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, behavioural difficulties, grief & loss, relationship difficulties and parenting support.  Carla is passionate about early intervention and therefore has a specific focus in working with children, adolescents and their families. She previously worked in a community based setting specifically focussed on delivering psychological interventions to children and adolescents (0-18 years) with severe and acute mental health difficulties. During this time Carla also worked as part of an Infant Mental Health Team delivering evidence-based treatment intervention to support parents in forming healthy attachments and relationships with their children. Carla has experience working within schools and private practice; her therapeutic approach is tailored to meet individual client needs and goals, with the aim of supporting young people to live a positive and meaningful life.

 

 

Annette Marriott

Educational & Developmental Psychologist (Wooloowin and Strathpine Clinics)

Dip Ed,BEd, GDip Psych, PGDip Psych, MPsych, M.A.P.S, Member College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists

 

Annette MarriottAnnette is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a registered teacher with Queensland College of Teachers with almost 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She has a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology degree. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Annette’s psychology practice has a strengths-based focus which is grounded in psychological theory, research and intervention to better understand human behaviour and support her clients and their families. She achieves this through assessment, clinical formulation and intervention for clients using evidence-based interventions including:  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Parenting Support, Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Training. She has experience working with a range of difficulties in the clinical setting, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, emotional regulation, conflict and behavioural difficulties. Annette is adept in psychometric, academic and behavioural assessments and in collaborating with parents, carers and schools on psychoeducational reports and interventions to support her clients in their learning experience.

 

Zachariah Sheridan

Educational & Developmental Psychologist (Wooloowin and Strathpine Clinics)

B Psych Sc (Honours), MPsych,

 

 

Zac SheridanZac is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and with Medicare as a service provider. Zac has a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology from QUT in Brisbane and completed his undergraduate degree at JCU, close to his home town. He has experience working within the area of disability support and has worked as a disability support coordinator. Zac has experience working within schools as a Guidance Counsellor, and within various agencies as a Support Worker for people with disabilities and those with mental health difficulties. He also has experience working in clinical settings within the health sector as a psychologist. Zac has experience and an interest in assisting young people with relationship difficulties, anger management, anxiety and depression, sexuality and self-esteem. He enjoys working with children with challenging behaviour but also has experience and expertise in psychometric and vocational assessments for children and adolescents. Therapeutically, Zac utilises art and play therapy, and enjoys engaging clients with the latest technology, including the use of ipads. He uses other therapeutic strategies including CBT and ACT, attachment based therapy, narrative therapy and solution focused therapy. He prefers a person centred approach and likes to engage his clients in the treatment process as much as possible.  Zac enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.

 

Jennifer Katona

Psychologist (Strathpine)

Dip T, B Arts (psychology), Grad Dip Psych, MEd (guidance & counselling), Assoc MAPS

 

Jenny KatonaJenny has worked with children throughout her career, firstly as a teacher in schools, and then as a psychologist in Education and Private Practice.  She has been registered as a psychologist since 1992 and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. In 1993 she received a full scholarship to complete a Masters of Education (guidance & counselling) at James Cook University. As both guidance officer and psychologist for 21 years she has developed a range of experience in areas related to children and adolescents. Jenny has both experience and interest in mental health, and disability. She is very experienced in psychometric, behavioural and academic assessment and the intervention domain and is currently in the Australian standardization project for new Wechsler intelligence and attainment tests.

 

She is accredited in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and Triple P Stepping Stones (Positive Parenting Program for Parents of Children with Disabilities). She is comfortable working with children and teens across a range of issues including anxiety & anger management,  separation & divorce, depression & mood regulation and bullying. She considers it a privilege to have been able to work with children and loves the challenge of helping individuals and families to become the best that they can be.

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