In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth, or back into safety.

– Abraham Maslow

Towards wellbeing with Shoalhaven Psychology Services

Creating mobility for stability

Shoalhaven Psychology Services is a leading private practice of psychologists serving the Shoalhaven and Illawarra.  

Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.

Seeking help does not mean you have ‘failed’, you cannot cope, or there is something ‘wrong’ with you. In the process of therapy, we are learning about the different layers of our consciousness and experience, in physiological, biological, mental and social contexts.

We will support your courage in finding new ways to grow and experience transformational change. Whether you come to us as a private client, with a referral from your GP, as an NDIS or iCare client, or through your insurance or employer, our team is highly motivated and give you more than 100% every time. 

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As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality care that is evidence based we are excited to bring to you our online learning modules.

These modules are designed to give you a head start in therapy and provide you with consistent best practice care so you can enjoy being you. 





Concrete Steps is our way of helping therapy be more affordable for our community. In this program you will cover learning you would normally do with your psychologist in one-to-one sessions.

If you are committed to this process, have been thinking of trying it, or cannot see your psychologist as often as you and your psychologist would like, Concrete Steps ensures your investment in you is valued.

Our unique way of delivering quality care with up to date research, means we can support your journey without interruption from the very beginning.



Which Is Your Therapist?

Which Is Your Therapist?

To set the stage we spent our three day yearly retreat together in sharing, reflection and appreciation. At each of our retreats we start with reflection on our values- are they still relevant, are they a part of our clients journey and do we refer to them enough? Are there values we need to spend more time bringing into the company? 

Resolving Trauma

Resolving Trauma

I spend much of my time at work speaking with clients about their experiences of trauma. These are often deeply personal conversations which involve vulnerability and working through what can be confronting core beliefs and experiences.

I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel

Meet our team


Janine Lord

With more than twenty years experience as a psychologist, our Principal Psychologist Janine offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise.


Amy Newsom

Amy is a registered psychologist who takes a neurodiversity affirming approach to ensure that all people are supported to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.


Kaelan Jones

Kaelan is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.


Gabrielle Siversten

Gabrielle provides psychological intervention and assessments and is trained in a trauma informed background and believes in providing a person centered approach to all clients.


Angela Anchor

Our registered psychologist Angela Anchor loves working collaboratively with clients of all ages to achieve their goals and a meaningful life.


Calida Felton

Calida is a newly registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) holding a Masters of Counselling degree.


Matilda Hunt

Matilda oversees the implementation and application of processes for viability and success. She has completed her Honours degree in Psychology and is working to become a registered Psychologist.

We See You

Commonly known as the “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent is well respected and loved as one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators. We reached out to Maggie as part of our #celebratingyoungpeople campaign, she responded immediately with ‘yes’ and made a video of her message for young people.

We asked Maggie: What do you love about being around young people? What is a message you would like to share with young people?

Maggie’s answers are truly moving and honest. Our hope is all young people will feel the love and value they bring to our lives and communities. As Maggie says “figure out who you are and give that to the world, and start as soon as you can”.

#celebratingyoungpeople #thewellbeingwheel #shoalhavenpsychology

Our Values

We provide exceptional care and respect, creating a culture of warmth where everyone is welcome and feels safe. Our psychologists work hard in their own lives to maintain balance, so they can give you the deep commitment required to build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

You can expect your therapist to be present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.

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