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Meet our team of psychologists

Simone Isemann is a psychologist who has Masters in both Clinical Psychology and Coaching Psychology.


Simone manages the clinical services at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney and also sees clients within the bulk billing service.


Simone works with clients who may have a wide range of issues including Hoarding Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and life transitions and adjustments.


Simone draws on her knowledge of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients work towards increased resilience and well-being.


As well as seeing individual clients, Simone co-facilitates the Hoarding Treatment Program and the 16-week psychological skills group, “Managing your Mood”.


Simone strongly believes that groups provide a positive environment for learning and connecting with others.


Simone hopes that the group programs will help each participant on his or her journey towards increased well-being.

Jeanette Svehla is a caring and compassionate psychologist with over 10 years experience at Lifeline H2HS.


Those issues include depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, substance misuse, life transitions and adjustment issues.


She has a special interest in clients struggling with hoarding disorder and related issues.


She enjoys working with clients to build resilience and create change. Jeanette is trained in focused psychological strategies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy.


She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). As well as seeing clients individually, Jeanette co-facilitates the Hoarding Disorder Treatment group, Family as Motivators (FAMS) group and the Manage Your Mood group.

Amy Dyson is a warm and compassionate psychologist who believes everyone has the right to be heard and to experience healing. She holds a Master of Professional Psychology through Macquarie University.


Amy has worked primarily within Not-For-Profit organisations due to her passion for providing quality service to everyone regardless of financial status, culture, age, gender, sexuality, religion, or any other barrier. These settings have included community services for young people (ages 12-26), community drug and alcohol services, gambling services, anger management services, and working with people who have survived suicide attempts. In addition to these services, Amy provides therapy for people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, developmental trauma, family violence, unwanted substance use, chronic suicidality and aggression outbursts.


Amy is experienced working with people who have complex trauma histories as they often underpin a lot of the more visible challenges that people experience. As a therapist, Amy is passionate about conveying the unique value of every person she meets and to work with them wherever they are, with whatever goals they have. Initially trained in a Cognitive Behavioural approach (CBT), Amy found that many people responded better to a varied approach. Other modalities that Amy works with, and will integrate into sessions, include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).


Amy works with people aged 14 years and older, all the way up to 90 years. She works to create a non-judgement, safe, and stable space where people can understand themselves more and be supported in seeing meaningful change. 

Robyn Otway is a warm psychologist who is passionate about helping people live their best lives and navigate the challenges that arise along the way. She has a Master of Clinical Psychology from Western Sydney University.


Robyn has experience working in a range of settings, both public and private, offering both individual therapy and group facilitation. Her clients have ranged across the lifespan, from working with prenatal mums, children, adolescents and adults.


Robyn adopts a client-centred, collaborative and strengths-based therapeutic approach. She aims to empower clients, tailoring therapy to their individual needs using evidence-based modalities. She predominantly uses cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) but will utilise Mindfulness, relaxation techniques, emotion focused individual therapy (EFIT), solution focused behaviour therapy (SFBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) where appropriate. Robyn believes in developing a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship to assist each person to set and address their own personal goals and build on their own unique strengths and values.


Robyn works with clients on the management of stress, perfectionism, grief, depression, anxiety, adjustment, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, substance use or addiction issues, sleep-related problems and life transition challenges. As well as seeing clients individually, Robyn co-facilitates the Manage Your Mood group.


Gillian Fox is an endorsed clinical psychologist. Gillian has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours, Master of Arts (Honours), Master of Cognitive Science and Doctor of Philosophy. She manages the Group Services at Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Sydney, and also sees clients within the bulk billing service.


Gillian sees clients with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustments, PTSD and hoarding disorder. She offers an empathetic, warm, strengths-based approach, working collaboratively with people to improve their quality of life and make positive changes for the future.


Gillian provides a non-judgemental and supportive approach to evidence-based, effective therapeutic methods.