Meet Our Team

Our psychologists adhere to strict ethical guidelines and stay up to date with the most current research and treatments.

Our psychologists also have special interest areas, such as working with children, trauma, health and illness, eating concerns, ADHD, gambling, self harm, addictions, OCD, PTSD and autism spectrum disorder.

Our practice manager Cassandra will spend time with you on the phone to match you with the best psychologist for your needs.

Natalie Glaser

Clinical Psychologist and Founder

Natalie is the Director of Sydney City Psychology and has 20 years’ experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. Natalie has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including drug and alcohol rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, The University of New South Wales, the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and The Victims of Crime Tribunal.

Dr Aspasia Karageorge

Clinical Psychologist and Manager

Aspasia completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney, as well as a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Otago. In addition, she has over 13 years experience as a researcher and project manager of various clinical trials. Aspasia’s clinical experience includes working with children and adults of all ages who are experiencing challenges in areas including anxiety, mood and depression, psychosis, relationships, personality, self-esteem, and adjustment to challenging life events. She takes a client-centered approach to therapy, drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and psychoanalytic approaches. Aspasia has a special interest in working with longstanding difficulties related to early life trauma.

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My approach to therapy is collaborative, thoughtful and philosophical. Your values will be at the heart of everything we do together.

I am interested in the transformation that can take place during times of difficulty, challenge, and uncertainty. My experience has been that people can emerge from chaos with new perspectives, an enriched sense of wellbeing, and a clearer understanding of their guiding values. My goal is to help you navigate that process with compassion and curiosity, no matter what the precipitating factor.

A first session will be a 50-minute exploration and assessment of what has brought you to see me at this time. What is happening for you? How might we be able to work together? Time is set aside for you to ask me any questions you might have about the process, or myself, and a broad plan for any future work is discussed.

I have a particular interest in working with longstanding difficulties related to early life trauma. However, I welcome work related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, OCD, ADHD, psychosis, phobias, and any aspect of your behaviour that you might wish to better understand or change. I also offer couples counselling.

The following approaches and modalities influence my work: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approaches, schema therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy (EFT), ADHD coaching, polyvagal theory, attachment theory, trauma informed care, psychodynamic parts-based approach for structural dissociation (and related complex trauma work), analytical psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and systemic approaches.

Let’s work together to achieve vital and meaningful change.

Dr Brittany Ager

Clinical Psychologist & Project Manager

Brittany completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney. Brittany has experience working in private practice in addition to hospital and community mental health settings. Brittany primarily works with adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, complicated grief, complex trauma, problem gambling, and psychosis. Brittany also has an interest in health psychology and helping people cope with the demands of chronic illness. Brittany has a background in psycho-oncology research and also has experience working in cancer and diabetes services. Brittany works from different treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Alan Hely

Alan has over 30 years’ experience working with individuals and teams. Alan’s areas of interest and experience include sport & performance psychology, the psychology of bullying, working with elite athletes and veterans. Alan works with individuals from high school age and above through focused individualised evidence-based modalities such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Activation Therapy (BAT) and Performance Psychology.

Alan’s particular interests include men’s mental health, relationships, alcohol and substance use, pain management, bullying and sport and performance. Alan is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Disaster Response Network assisting after national disasters.

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Alan has a unique combination of knowledge and experience in both psychology and the real world workforce. He has an extensive background in psychology gained through his experience in applied practical psychology, research, teaching and counselling. Alan’s 30 year career has included two private practices in sport/performance psychology, stress management and clinical psychology. Further experience was gained while working in the Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service and also in Jail Corrections psychology where Alan provided individual and group training in anger management, stress management and personal development.

Additional knowledge, experience and expertise in psychology was gained while teaching psychology and rehabilitation at Charles Sturt University, working in the Australian Public Service in Canberra, and providing EAP services and case management in the rehabilitation industry.

Men’s mental health

Alan’s professional interests in performance psychology and CBT allow him to provide a focused treatment in men’s mental health areas including work, life, stress and personal issues. Considerable experience was gained over four years when Alan provided psychological services to veterans and current serving military personnel through the Department of Veterans Affairs “Open Arms” counselling service. Veterans and current serving military and their families provided considerable insight into the experiences of PTSD and adjustment to civilian life.
Men like the opportunity to vent their issues in a safe, confidential, objective professional space.

Life stress, life accidents and personal development

The demands of work, relationships, school and university can all take their toll and produce significant stress reactions which can emerge as anxiety, depression and suicidal ideas. Unexpected life accidents and personal circumstances can produce a crisis situation unique to each individual.

Individuals and couples can benefit from brief interventions for their uniquely individual personal circumstances. Teens and young adults also benefit through counselling for school, life stress and personal issues.

Alan’s understanding of the large knowledge base in the psychological sciences provides for focused interventions for each person’s personal circumstances. Alan applied his knowledge when working with individuals affected by the 2020 bushfires in the NSW highlands.

Performance Psychology

Alan has a particular interest in sport performance psychology and has conducted considerable research within Sport, Exercise and Performance psychology and has developed an expertise in Performance Psychology within a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) framework which includes the principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing and skill acquisition.

12 Years in private practice in Sport Psychology and Stress management saw Alan working with an Americas’ Cup Yacht Crew, Olympic Cross Country (Nordic) Skiers, Thredbo Ski School, the Phil Dent Tennis Academy, an “18 Foot” sailing team, South Sydney Rugby League club, professional players in tennis and golf and many others.

Workplace accident and disaster support

Alan is registered with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) as an accredited provider of psychological treatment to Work Cover clients.
Alan is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Disaster Response Network which provides support to individuals and communities affected by disasters and emergencies in Australia.

Therapeutic preferences

Through the practice of CBT and its applied disciplines of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Behavioural Activation Therapy (BAT) and Performance Psychology Alan assists individuals to develop their knowledge and skills to work through:

  • Personal issues
  • Men’s mental health
  • Stress, grief, depression, anxiety, grief, suicidality
  • Performance
  • PTSD
  • Sport issues – Motivation, confidence, emotional control, concentration, yips, choking
  • Workplace performance, bullying/conflict/stress
  • Relationships
  • Highschool and early work years- Anxiety, performance, personal issues/stress
  • Alcohol, drugs.

Alexander McLennan

Alexander completed his Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has a broad range of experience, including work in mental health assertive outreach, addiction, and the Australian Army. Alexander is skilled in a range of effective therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness. Alexander takes an individualised approach in his work, explaining the therapy options for each individual and tailoring a program accordingly. Alexander’s areas of special interest are Anxiety, Trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has experience assisting with a wide range of concerns, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anger issues, various phobias, insomnia, depression and psychosis. He also works with ADHD and runs regular group programs for adult ADHD.

Angel Lee-Aube

Angel completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Australian Catholic University. She also has a Master of Science in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology and over 13 years of experience as a psychologist. Angel has spent the last decade working with young people involved in the criminal justice system and their families. She also has a special interest in perinatal and infant mental health, and is passionate about supporting women who have experienced pregnancy complications and loss, birth trauma or have post-natal depression and anxiety. Angel is a warm and compassionate psychologist. She has extensive experience delivering evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, addiction, complex trauma and personality disorders. She uses the modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy in her practice. She is also informed by psychodynamic approaches and has a special interest in attachment and its impact on child and adult mental well-being. Angel is bilingual and can provide therapy in Cantonese.

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Angel has been a practicing registered psychologist since 2008. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Modalities and Therapeutic Approach

Angel utilises modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in her psychological practice. She understands the importance of flexibility when working with different individuals and is able to tailor her approach to work with clients in the most effective way. Her overall therapeutic approach is best described as relaxed, compassionate, non-judgemental and conversational.

She also offers extensive experience in clinical and forensic assessment for diagnostic and court purposes.

Professional / Educational Background

Angel started her professional journey as a youth worker, working with at-risk children and young people in Hong Kong and the UK. While training to be a psychologist she worked at an NGO as an adolescent and family counsellor, working mainly with refugees and humanitarian entrants in Western Sydney.

For the past 12 years, Angel has been working at NSW Youth Justice, Department of Communities and Justice where she is currently a Senior Psychologist. In this role, she conducts clinical and forensic assessments and provides psychological intervention to young people and their families.

Angel also has experience in group therapy and has facilitated a number of groups including an emotional regulation group at Reiby Youth Justice Centre and the personality disorders group at St John of God Hospital.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Science in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London, and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Australian Catholic University.

Interests and Expertise

Adolescent and developmental psychology, criminal behaviour, perinatal mental health, attachment, emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety and complex trauma.

A little bit more about Angel…

She is a parent to two boys, and is a self-professed psychology nerd.

Carly O’Sullivan

Carly completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. Her interests and clinical experiences include working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties with work or study, depression, anxiety, body image, gender, sexuality, and relationships. Her approach is holistic and compassion-focused. Carly utilises evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. Her work is supported by a social justice framework, which has informed her work with individuals from diverse backgrounds including individuals with diverse cultural, linguistic, neurological and social needs.

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Carly completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. Her interests and clinical experiences include working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties with work or study, depression, anxiety, body image, gender, sexuality, and relationships. Her approach is holistic and compassion-focused. Carly utilises evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. Her work is supported by a social justice framework, which has informed her work with individuals from diverse backgrounds including individuals with diverse cultural, linguistic, neurological and social needs.

Areas of interest and experience:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work and study stress
  • Body image
  • Relationships and sexual health
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • ADHD, Autism, and other forms of Neurodiversity
Therapy approaches:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Informed
  • Attachment Therapy Informed
  • Trauma Informed
  • ADHD Coaching

Carly is happy to deliver services face-to-face or via Telehealth services (Zoom or phone call).

Gabriela Piper

Gaby has 17 years’ experience working with adults, adolescents, children and their families. Gaby has worked with people of all ages struggling with addictions, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders such as depression, PTSD, phobias, social skills difficulties, school refusal, risk taking, oppositional and difficult behaviours and sleep difficulties.

 

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Gaby is passionate about providing her clients with a safe and supportive environment in which to heal and grow. Gaby is highly skilled at integrating a range of evidence based therapies to meet the individual needs of her clients. Therapies include ADHD coaching, cognitive behaviour therapy, attachment based family systems, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprograming (EMDR), Internal Family Systems, parent coaching and skills training. Gaby is a qualified facilitator of a range of parenting groups including; Reparative Parenting Program for foster and kinship carers, Tuning into kids: Emotionally Intelligent Parenting and Bringing up Great Kids.

Gaby’s work is client centred, family focused and holistic. She understands the value of working together with her clients’ wider system including parents, carers, teachers and relevant professionals to ensure best outcomes. Gaby provides sessions in English and Spanish.

Dr Valerie Lieu

Valerie completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney. Her experience and clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing difficulties with mood (depression and bipolar disorders), anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, emotion regulation, self-harm, suicidality, psychosis, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol use. Valerie is a warm and compassionate therapist who takes a practical and collaborative approach to therapy. She has experience working in various inpatient and outpatient settings, including the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic, adult mental health inpatient units at Gosford and Concord Hospitals, and the National Centre for Veterans’ Healthcare.

Dr Jaymee-lee Chebli

Jaymee completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and a PhD investigating Internet-based treatments for problem gambling at the University of Sydney. Her clinical interests and experience include working with children, adolescents and adults who may experience difficulties with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, disordered eating, problem gambling, drug and alcohol use and schizophrenia. Jaymee has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Sydney, including, Gambling Treatment Clinic, Fairfield Community Health Centre, and Cumberland Hospital. Jaymee is a kind, warm and empathetic therapist who utilises a strong formulation to help guide the necessary evidence-based treatment for every client.

Emily

Administration Officer

Emily has over 2 years experience in administration, reception and client services. She has a kind and caring nature with a compassionate and empathetic approach in supporting clients’ needs. Emily is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology with a goal of becoming a psychologist. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, music and baking.