Rick Underwood BA (Psychology) (Hons)
Rick completed his psychology degree at Edith Cowan University
After a 20 year career in the Australian Navy Rick went to university and obtained his degree in psychology. He started work in the prison system, where he gained experience in treating depression, anxiety, trauma – both recent and from childhood – as well as assessing clients at risk of self-harm and contributing to their management plan. Rick has worked with a wide variety of clients including indigenous people, military veterans, and clients with mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia.
In addition Rick became a trained facilitator of therapeutic and psycho-educational group programs, including being an accredited facilitator of the Gatekeeper suicide awareness program. He also has worked with men who have had anger issues and those who have have sexually offended and helped them with plans to keep themselves and others safe.
Rick is committed to helping people to have full and healthy lives within their means. He uses CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma.
Jenny Ioannidou – Mind Matters Clinical Psycholog
BA (Psych); B Psych; Masters in Applied Psych
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsed as a clinical psychologist; Board Approved supervisor of trainee psychologists/clinical psychologists
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Fellow of the APS college of clinical psychologists
Jenny is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who works with children of all ages as well as adults across the spectrum of mental health needs. Jenny approaches mental health with an understanding that all emotions are a normal and natural reactions to unmet needs and ultimately difficult life situations. Jenny uses the following evidenced based strategies to support people, depending on their need; Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy including Mindfulness Training, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Circle of Security amongst others. Jenny first started assisting people with their mental health needs approximately 17 years ago working in a hospital setting. She has also worked as a Senior Psychologist for Medibank. Since approximately 2010 Jenny has worked in private practice, based in various private practice services as well as medical centres. More recently Jenny has also worked in a specialist Women and Children’s Allied Health Centre supporting mothers experiencing perinatal stress and their children, as well as in a Pain Management Clinic assisting people experiencing chronic pain. Jenny enjoys providing a safe and attuned therapeutic space to support people to learn more helpful ways of responding to their uncomfortable emotions underlying their mental health needs in order to assist them to approach life in line with their values.