Psychology | Psychiatry

Nick Whitehead

Nick Whitehead

MPsych (Clinical), BPsychSc (Honours)

 

Nick Whitehead is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He is passionate about assisting clients to develop self-awareness and the skills to help manage life’s challenges.

 

Nick has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has experience treating a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychotic disorders.

 

Nick draws upon a number of evidenced-based therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

 

He currently has an interest in working with adults suffering from anxiety disorders. These include Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Specific Phobias.

 

Additionally, he has worked extensively with psychotic disorders post hospitalisation. Nick is interested in working with a range of presentations to widen my experience and knowledge base.

 

Appointment enquiries can be made by contacting HealthPoint Mingara by telephone: 02 4314 0400

 

Please note, when you book an appointment with Nicholas, you will receive a phone call within 24 hours to obtain a $175 deposit.

Melissa Pigot

Melissa Pigot

Clinical Psychologist

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

 

Melissa is an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked across a number of settings, including public and private hospitals, private psychology practices and research centres.  Melissa currently works in both private practice and public health, with young adults and adults. She is committed to providing comprehensive, individualised care using evidence-based treatment approaches in a warm, pragmatic and collaborative manner. This approach ensures care is specifically tailored to individuals’ needs.

 

Melissa has experience in managing a broad range of presentations including depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes/transitions or illness, postnatal concerns, relationship and parenting difficulties, and work/study stress. However, she has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety-related difficulties (like generalised anxiety and social anxiety), obsessive-compulsive disorders and she has extensive experience working with people and families with a cancer experience.

 

Melissa primarily uses a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach, however has training and experience in other evidence-based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

 

Special Interests:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transition and Adjustment
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Workplace/Study Stress
  • Young Adults
  • Parenting – perinatal and postnatal concerns

 

Appointment enquiries can be made by contacting HealthPoint Mingara by telephone: 02 4314 0400

 

Please note, when you book an appointment with Melissa, you will receive a phone call within 24 hours to obtain a $100 deposit.

Adam Wiseman

Adam Wiseman

Psychologist

BSc (Psych), Pgdip (Psych), MPsych (Sport Psychology)

 

Adam graduated from Macquarie University with a bachelor of science in psychology, and from the University of Western Sydney with a postgraduate diploma of psychology and a master of psychology (sports psychology).

 

Adam has been registered and working as a psychologist since 2005 and has experience in educational testing, sport and performance psychology, and in mental health assessment and counselling.

 

Adam is passionate about supporting his clients to develop skills to improve their mental health and has a particular interest in stress, anxiety and depression management, as well as in sport and performance psychology.

 

He has a friendly and easy-going approach and utilises both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help develop personalised strategies to help his clients work towards their goals.

 

Appointment enquiries can be made by contacting HealthPoint Mingara by telephone: 02 4314 0400

 

Please note, when you book an appointment with Adam, you will receive a phone call within 24 hours to obtain a $100 deposit.

Dr Susil Stephen

Dr Susil Stephen

Consultant Psychiatrist

MBBS MRCPsych FRANZCP

 

Dr Stephen completed his psychiatry training in the United Kingdom and obtained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).  After obtaining MRCPsych he attained the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Aged Psychiatry.  He worked as a consultant psychiatrist both in Scotland and England for few years before moving to Australia.

 

After arriving in Australia, Dr Stephen became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.  He is also a Member of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and an accredited supervisor for trainee psychiatrists.

 

Since moving to Australia he has concentrated all of his work on the Central Coast.  He has continued to work as a Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatrist at Wyong Hospital since 2015.

 

Dr Stephen has special interests in the diagnosis and management of:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Organic psychiatry
  • Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

 

Dr Stephen has extensive clinical knowledge with excellent empathic skills and offers comprehensive patient-centred treatment and care with a bio-psycho-social approach.  His multifaceted drive and contributions in psychiatry and related areas are reflected in the testimonials from his colleagues from time to time. 

 

Dr Stephen is pleased to accept referrals for patients over the age of 50 for outpatient consultations.

 

Referrals:

Referrals to Dr Stephen can be made by fax:  61 2 8088 6032