Meet the Shoalhaven Psychology Team

Janine Lord – Principal Psychologist

With more than twenty years experience as a psychologist, Janine offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Her primary roles are therapy based, working with a diverse range of people in different settings, including children, young people, families, individuals and couples.

Gottman Couples Therapy (Standard and Marathon)

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Kaelan Jones – SENior Psychologist

Kaelan is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Kaelan has gained her expertise through training and working within both school and private practice settings. Kaelan works in Shoalhaven Psychology Services Kiama and Berry offices.

Kaelan has experience conducting a range of assessments for exploring diagnoses such as:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Giftedness
  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism

Kaelan has been trained to conduct the following formal assessments:

  • WISC-V
  • KTEA-3
  • ADOS-2

Kaelan has worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, adjustment disorders, intellectual disability, complex trauma, borderline personality, low self-esteem, family issues, eating disorders, and body image issues.

Kaelan enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and likes to take a multidisciplinary approach when it comes to their treatment. Some of the forms of treatment Kaelan has been trained in and provides include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Based Treatment

Kaelan prides herself on being a considerate, passionate, and approachable Psychologist who is eager to not only support her clients, but to learn from them too.

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AMY NEWSOm – Senior Psychologist

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. She has a broad range of experience working with young people in different school settings; primary, secondary, metropolitan, regional, co-ed, single sex, day and boarding schools. Amy enjoys working individually with young people and their families, as well as small group settings and helping to deliver whole school-based interventions. 

With experience in private practice settings, Amy has supported both young people and adults facing various mental health challenges such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mood disorders, and personality issues. She values a down-to-earth approach, connecting with clients and meeting them at their current stage in their journey. Amy’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Amy is also passionate about improving the relationship people have with their bodies, food and exercise. She works with both children and adults who experience body image issues. She is a strong advocate for the Health at Every Size approach.  

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Gabrielle has been providing psychological intervention and assessments for the past decade across Sydney and the Illawarra regions. Gabrielle is trained in a trauma informed background and believes in providing a person centered approach to all clients. Gabrielle is a versatile and compassionate professional, who works with warmth and dedication to client care. With a diverse background in psychology, including leadership roles and private practice experience, Gabrielle possesses the skills to address a wide range of client needs. 

As a Registered Psychologist with ongoing doctoral studies, Gabrielle remains committed to staying abreast of the latest developments in her field. Gabrielle’s approach is grounded in empathy and respect for her clients’ unique experiences, ensuring a therapeutic environment where individuals feel heard and supported.

Beyond her professional achievements, Gabrielle is deeply engaged in community service, volunteering her time to support initiatives such as the One Meal homeless service and the Kookaburra Kids Foundation. Her dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond the therapy room, reflecting her genuine commitment to the well-being of others.

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ANGELA ANCHOR – Psychologist

Our registered psychologist Angela loves working collaboratively with clients of all ages to achieve their goals and a meaningful life.  Angela is passionate about helping clients identify their strengths and values, and utilise these to help them live their best life.

Angela can assist clients to develop narratives that are supporting and connecting. Understanding the challenges for individuals and families, Angela works in a way to develop strengths to thrive, heal and make healthy choices. Angela enjoys working with adults promoting mental health recovery and well-being and provides support to adults with anxiety, depression and trauma.

Angela’s previous experience includes supporting volunteers to run mental health peer support groups in Sydney, the Illawarra and rural New South Wales; working with children conducting cognitive assessments and providing counselling; providing therapy to NDIS clients with a neuro affirming approach; facilitating group programs and working in the Community Mental Health Emergency and Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams.

Angela’s varied experience has instilled her with a strong and abiding hope that recovery of one’s mental health is not only possible, it is probable when someone seeks help.

Cognitive Assessments




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Calida is a newly registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) holding a Masters of Counselling degree. While being new, Calida has over five years of experience supporting people through a variety of mental health challenges through community services and crisis support lines. She has worked as a youth and community project worker for six years and has been a Lifeline telephone crisis supporter for three years. She currently volunteers with Griefline and the National Association for Loss and Grief organisation (NALAG).

Through this experience she values working empathically and collaboratively with clients, taking the time to tailor the therapy to fit the individual. Calida uses an integrative and affirming approach to her sessions utilising elements of:

  • Person centred therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Motivational interviewing

Calida offers inclusive support. She welcomes working with any age group and any concerns. Her special interests are:

  • Bereavement
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQI+ concerns
  • Anxiety and depression management
  • Family and relationship concerns
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Well being
  • Emotional regulation
  • Neurodivergent Children/Teens

In addition to providing individual counselling, Calida will be running group play therapies with an aim to normalise divergent forms of thinking and communicating. She values feedback and strives to continually learn and grow as a counsellor through upskilling courses, regular supervision, and her clients. She is excited to be joining the SPS team and supporting the Shoalhaven community.


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Matilda oversees the implementation and application of processes for viability and success. Matilda has a passion for well-being and helping people achieve success in their personal lives. She has completed her Honours degree in Psychology and is working to become a registered Psychologist. Matilda brings warmth and professionalism to our practice, providing essential systems behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly. She is in our Kiama office, ready to greet clients with a smile and help with any enquiries on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

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Join our team

Shoalhaven Psychology Services is currently seeking team members passionate about making a difference in our coastal communities. We have a vision to create mental health wellbeing by investing time and passion into all sectors and responding to community needs.

If you are driven to assist in educating people and supporting others to experience the life that they envision… read on.

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