Our Team

Dr Jane Caffery

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Jane is a fully registered clinical and forensic psychologist whose skills are in helping people with personal, emotional, behavioural, motivational and relationship problems.

Jane has experience in helping adults dealing with a range of emotional issues including dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, problem behaviours and dealing with stress.  Jane also provides psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, relationship issues, self-esteem, personality difficulties, anger management and communication skills among other things.

Jane has a special interest in brain-based therapies including EMDR and Neurofeedback.

Qualifications

D.Psych (Clinical & Forensic), James Cook University.

Registrations, Memberships and Training

  • Fully registered psychologist with AHPRA
  • Registered provider with Medicare, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), WorkCover and Open Arms (VVCS)
  • Accreditated EMDR practitioner with EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
  • BSP trainee, trained in Brainspotting, Phase 1 (August 2018)
  • Trained neurofeedback practitioner
  • Trained QEEG practitioner
  • Trained iLs provider for The Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Trained BWRT practitioner
  • Certified provider for The Listening Program
  • Member of The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia
  • Affiliate with EEG Education and Research (EEGER)

Jane is trained and experienced in a number of therapy modes including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema-focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). Jane is well versed in various therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and a range of mindfulness approaches.

Jane takes a compassionate and non-judgemental approach in working with her clients to assist them in moving towards their goals. She is a dedicated practitioner who is committed to helping clients maximise their strengths and skills so they can live more meaningful lives.

Prior to commencing in private practice in 2008, Jane worked in a variety of mental health settings and organisations including Centrelink, James Cook University and in correctional centres in Queensland and New South Wales.

Simin Kashi

Neurofeedback & QEEG Practitioner

Qualifications

B.Psych (Hons), James Cook University.

Memberships and Training

  • Trained neurofeedback practitioner
  • Trained QEEG practitioner
  • Trained iLs provider for The Safe and Sound Protocol

Michelle Bell

Mental Health Accredited Social Worker

Michelle is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, registered with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers), which qualifies her to provide focussed psychological therapies under Medicare, NDIS, Open Arms (VVCS), Workcover and other funding modalities.

Michelle has experience and skills in a wide range of mental health and emotional issues, including Depression; Anxiety and Stress; Perinatal Anxiety and Depression; Anger, Trauma and PTSD;  Pain; Interpersonal relationships and communication difficulties; Eating Disorders; Grief and Loss, including grief and loss associated with Chronic Illness; Substance misuse; Indigenous emotional health and wellbeing; Chronic and Enduring mental illness and assisting people with Job Readiness Skills.

Michelle is also a trained neurofeedback practitioner.

Qualifications

Mental Health Accredited Social Worker (University Medal Winner 2009)

Registered Nurse

Registrations, Memberships and Training

  • Registered with AASW
  • Registered provider with Medicare, NDIS and Open Arms (VVCS)
  • Trained neurofeedback practitioner
  • YMHFA and BRiTA futures facilitator
  • Butterfly foundation trained group facilitator
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Michelle is trained and experienced in a number of therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy Formulation (CAT).

Michelle’s practice takes into consideration the uniqueness of every person and situation.  She applies a social work theory base to her practice that is founded on social justice ideals, and that acknowledges the inherent strengths of each individual. Michelle has a strong commitment to holistic health, health literacy and preventative and early intervention health strategies.

Prior to commencing work at Hemispheres Psychology and Neurotherapy, and still working in her ongoing clinical roles, Michelle has worked in a range of Primary and Secondary mental health settings including a specialist mental health employment agency, Queensland Health Mental Health Services (TCCU and ABI), NAPHL, TAIHS and rural areas (Ayr and Ingham).

Claire Bodington

Provisional Psychologist

Claire is registered with AHPRA as a provisional psychologist and is currently completing a transitional program for overseas psychologists under the supervision of Dr Jane Caffery.

Qualifications

M.Ed (Educational Psychology), BA Hons (Psych),

University of the Witwatersrand

Registrations, Memberships and Training

  • Provisionally registered with AHPRA
  • Trained iLs provider for The Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Certified provider with The Listening Program
  • Trained neurofeedback practitioner

Having previously worked as a senior educational psychologist in a group practice in Johannesburg, most of Claire’s work has focused on children and their families. Claire has experience in play therapy, adolescent therapy, parental therapy and other family-based interventions. Claire has a particular interest in psychometric assessment and is proficient in the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, emotional, achievement, vocational and neurodevelopmental assessments. Claire has developed and facilitated several trainings and workshops on topics related to early childhood development.

Claire has also worked in various settings in South Africa including community-based organisations, schools and tertiary institutions. Claire has experience lecturing psychology students at Pearson Institute of Higher Education and supervising psychological research at a post-graduate level, as well as supervising the clinical work of intern psychologists and educational psychologists.

Claire is trained in a number of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychoeducation and believes in tailoring her approach to meet the specific needs of her clients.

Claire is a trained neurofeedback practitioner and a certified provider of The Listening Program.