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Welcome to InPsychology with Michael Hawes – Registered Psychologist in Kempsey NSW.

We opened our psychology practice here at 236 River Street, Kempsey in October 2015.

Through our website and newsletter we will be letting you know what has been happening here at our practice as well as providing further information that may be of interest to health professionals and service providers.

We look forward to providing you with updated information about our practice on a quarterly basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the details listed above if we can be any assistance to you and your clients.

Michael Hawes – Psychologist

Michael provides direct client-focused psychology services under Medicare, ATAPS, DVA, Victims Services, NDIS and Work Cover (NSW) systems. Private treatment services are also offered, with HICAPS facilities onsite. He is an experienced and trained psychotherapist with clients which include children (5+), adolescents, and adults.

Michael is skilled in the use of specific psychological interventions such as: Psychometric Assessment and Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy (Sexual Abuse and Trauma), Clinical diagnosis, assessment & management of Eating Disorders and Emotional Focussed Couple’s Therapy.

Michael will continue to develop his skills and knowledge in the many facets of psychology and will keep you updated as time goes by.

Di Frost – Psychologist

Di is an experienced practitioner who has worked with children, young people, adults and couples. Her previous roles include working as a child and family counsellor, a School Psychologist and a counsellor in Corrective Services. Over the past 8 years she has specialised in working with survivors of childhood trauma, including providing counselling services to adult survivors attending the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Di utilises a range of therapeutic modalities depending on client needs including Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy (couples), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (children and young people), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, art, writing, sand and play therapies and she is currently training in Neurofeedback. She is also experienced in working with ATSI communities ans is committed to providing quality, non-judgmental therapeutic services for her clients.

Appointments for services to be bulk-billed under Medicare will be accepted once a referral is received by the practice. Di will open her books in April 2018.

Kelly Wheeldon – Office Manager

Kelly works in the office at In-Psychology. Kelly brings with her many years of experience in the management of a psychology practice.

As the first point of contact, Kelly is available to make appointments and discuss any enquiries that you might have while Michael is in session with clients.

Kelly will be further developing her skills and knowledge in assisting clients within the psychology practice. She sees this as an important part of her role in liaising with clients and other health professionals.

Pets as Therapy

Tobi has been an active part of the practice since opening on 6th October. He provides a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors on their arrival. Tobi can be seen hanging out in the waiting room for a pat and has provided therapeutic benefits to those who like to sit with him. He has established a bit of a fan club in the last few weeks with one of the clients spoiling him with a new bow tie collar.