Meet Our Team

It is normal to experience difficult periods in life however if not managed well, these concerns may begin to affect other areas in your life such as family, friends, health, finances and relationships. When things we value most are threatened we can start feeling worthless, hopeless, irritable, worried, frustrated, angry, out of control or isolated. While family and friends may do their best to provide comfort, Mindfully Well will provide you with the opportunity to sit down (one-on-one) with an experienced psychologist and begin to professionally manage and work through your concerns.

At Mindfully Well our psychologists are committed to assisting you to resolve the issues that are holding you back from fully engaging in life.  Our psychologists provide a space for you to voice your concerns and begin taking steps to manage or resolve your difficulties.

It is not uncommon to feel lost and isolated through difficult times.  You are not alone in your battle as everyone will at some stage face particularly demanding challenges.

Kerry Howard - Principal Psychologist - BSc Psych (Honours), EMDR Consultant, MAAPi.

Kerry Howard is a registered psychologist who is skilled in working with people experiencing a wide range of emotional, personal and relationship difficulties with a particular specialty in trauma. She has experience working in both the public and private mental health sectors and received her training at the Australian National University.

Kerry has been working in a range of psychological settings for the past six years, including with headspace and as a School Psychologist. She has extensive experience during that time working with adolescents and adults.

Kerry has a specialty in EMDR Therapy – she is an EMDR Consultant and former Director/Secretary of the Board of the EMDR Association of Australia. Kerry has experience working with both adolescents and adults in addiction treatment, with a specialised focus on food and weight management.

Kerry’s primary modality is EMDR Therapy and has used it extensively with adolescent and adult clients who present with depression, anxiety and trauma as well as treating more complex trauma presenting as PTSD.

Kerry was interviewed in 2015 for her insight and approach to treatment of PTSD, specifically as it relates to Defence Members, for an important Parliamentary Library Monograph on 'Changing Attitudes to Mental Illness in the Australian Defence Force: a long way to go...' written by Dr Edward Scarr. Kerry also works with a variety of other therapeutic models in addition to EMDR Therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Mindfulness, Image Relationship Therapy and Resource State Therapy.

Simon Pannell - Senior Psychologist - BPsych, EMDR Practitioner

Simon Pannell has practised as a registered psychologist since 1996 and he has over 25 years of professional experience in a variety of fields. He has spent most of his career in the applied psychological field of occupational and workplace psychology (also known as Industrial and Organisational Psychology), both in a consulting and corporate capacity.

Simon has an interest in working with individuals experiencing interpersonal/relationship issues and helping them overcome any associated challenges such as stress, anxiety and depressed mood.  Simon is also an EMDR and Resource Therapy practitioner and he is adopting Kerry's approach to wholistic integrated trauma therapy.

Additionally, Simon is available to see couples struggling to reconnect or looking to repair their relationship.  Simon is trained in Gottman Relationship Therapy, which is the world's leading approach to couples therapy.

Simon provides a holistic approach to cater for the needs of each individual and supports clients work through a wide variety of issues including depressed mood, anxiety, personal relationships, workplace difficulties, poor self-esteem, addictive behaviour (including substance/alcohol abuse) and adjustment difficulties.

Simon works with a diverse range of age groups from adolescents through to older adults. He takes great care in understanding his clients concerns and challenges and is focussed on supporting his clients to achieve their best outcomes. Having worked extensively as a psychologist in workplace settings, Simon is also able to offer a strengths-based approach to assist clients to identify their most positive attributes in order to make constructive change.

Simon's corporate experience is wide ranging and this breadth of knowledge can assist clients with vocational matters including: career/job or study guidance (adolescents and adults), job-dissatisfaction, unemployment or redundancy issues, and post-work/retirement adjustment.

Simon works with a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist clients to achieve a greater sense of well being.

Keira-Marie Allen - Psychologist - B. Clin. Prac. (Paramedic), Grad. Dip. Psych. Sci., Post Grad. Dip. Psych., EMDR Practitioner, MAPS

Keira is a registered psychologist who enjoys working with adult clients, both individually and in couples. Given her experience and training as a Paramedic, in a crisis intervention role and with Critical Incident Debriefing (CID); she is able to effectively work with clients at risk and with individuals who have concurrent medical concerns.

Keira is passionate about guiding and supporting clients to uncover what may be driving unhelpful behaviours, learn strategies to approach situations differently and facilitate personal growth through treatment. In her work, she develops and implements tailored treatment plans to assist individuals who are experiencing a range of mental health issues. She has also assisted a number of clients working through life changes such as grief and loss, injury or illness, workplace difficulties, and relationship challenges or breakdowns.

Keira utilises a range of evidence-based interventions including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Art Therapy.  Keira has recently completed her training in EMDR Therapy and she is adopting Kerry's approach to wholistic integrated trauma therapy.  Keira’s approach to working with clients is collaborative, flexible, warm and genuine.

Keira has a particular interest in working with individuals with suicidal ideation, and with adult couples, especially addressing issues with intimacy and/or following betrayal. She also enjoys working with individuals and couples who have alternate relationship structures, as well as with people facing changes, questions, or issues relating to gender and/or sexuality.

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