About Us

Nese Sozen - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Nese Sozen

Director of Drummoyne Counselling Centre
Counselling Psychologist - MA(PsychFamilyTh), MA(HealthEd), BA(Soc), Dip(Psych), Grad Cert(ClinicalSup), MAPS, MCCOUNP

Nese is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and she is also a member of the Australian Psychology Society. Nese has a Masters in Psychology in Family Therapy, a Masters in Health Education and also a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Nese has 25 years of experience in individual, couple, family, and relationships therapy. She has worked in mental health, drug and alcohol, family/relationships and corporate organisations in the capacity of a psychologist, lecturer, consultant and supervisor. Nese has presented in national and international conferences and she has been in private practice for many years. She is committed to providing the highest quality service to her clients in order to assist them to reach their maximum potential. She will also train, mentor and provide clinical supervision to psychologists.

 
Belinda M. Pratt - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Dr Belinda M. Pratt

Clinical Psychologist - BSc(Hons) MPsychol(Clinical) PhD MAPS MACPA

Belinda has specialised in working with children, adolescents and their families since 1996. Belinda has worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital Adolescent Service, as well as The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and Westmead Hospital’s residential child and adolescent psychiatry unit. Belinda holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and has also completed doctoral studies with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Belinda’s interests include educational testing, emotional intelligence, emotion coaching for parents, psychosomatic disorders, ADHD, the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, trauma and grief, and diagnostic issues in autistic spectrum disorders. Her treatment approaches are informed by evidence-based practice, and include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and family therapy.

 
Dr Anna Ingram

Dr Anna Ingram

Clinical Neuropsychologist - BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology), PhD, MAPS, CCN

Dr Anna Ingram has over 15 years of experience as a clinical neuropsychologist. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD from The University of Melbourne. She is a fully registered psychologist with AHPRA and holds endorsement as a neuropsychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Dr Ingram sees adults and older adults with known or suspected brain impairment and/or mental illness for detailed neuropsychological assessments. She has a particular interest and expertise in dementia diagnosis, including atypical and younger onset dementias. She also has substantial experience in decision making capacity assessments and in providing an opinion about return to work, study and driving. In addition, Dr Ingram is able to assist people with cognitive impairment to better manage their difficulties in everyday life. Dr Ingram also conducts intellectual and academic assessments for adults and children.

 
Dr Albert Bortolotti  - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Dr Albert Bortolotti

Consultant Psychiatrist - MB BS, BSc, BEd, MEd, MPsychiatry, FRANZCP, FPOA

Dr Bortolotti completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of the RANZCP Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry. Dr Bortolotti has several years’ experience in the management of mental illness and consults on a wide range of psychiatric conditions affecting adults and those over the age of 65 years. He currently works in hospitals and community psychiatry in Sydney and rural NSW and also supervises and teaches medical trainees.

 
Dr Anna Lee - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Dr Anna Lee

Consultant Psychiatrist – MB BS FRANZCP

Dr Lee is a psychiatrist with 20 years of experience in mental health in both public and private sectors. Dr Lee is currently clinical director of early intervention services in psychosis for young adults in Sydney Local Health District. She is a member of RANZCP, youth mental health interest group and psychotherapy branch member. Dr Lee is a supervisor for psychiatrist in training and tutor examiner to medical students at the University of Sydney. In private practice Dr Lee is a general adult psychiatrist from 17 years of age with experience in treatment of depression, mood disorder, psychosis and anxiety including PTSD, gender and sexuality issues. Treatment modalities include short and longer term psychotherapy, CBT, medication and other psychological treatments.

 
Dr Dr Bruce Gynther

Dr Bruce Gynther

Consultant Psychiatrist – BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCP

Dr Gynther completed a medical degree at the University of Queensland and a PhD in the fields of neuropharmacology and neurophysiology at the Australian National University. Dr Gynther has 20 years of experience working as a consultant psychiatrist in the public system including the provision of psychiatric clinics to remote communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait. He is involved in ongoing research regarding the prevalence of psychosis in remote Indigenous populations. Dr Gynther has extensive experience in the treatment of a wide range of adult psychiatric disorders and utilises pharmacological and psychological treatments. Dr Gynther has an interest in psychotherapy, and is a member of the RANZCP Faculty of Psychotherapy.

 
Dr Anthony Liu - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Dr Anthony Liu

Consultant Paediatrician - MBBS (USyd), DCH, FRACP, MPH, MMedEd

Dr Liu trained in General Paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead obtaining his specialty qualifications at the end of 2003. Dr Liu has also completed post graduate studies in Public Health and Medical Education. In 2005 he was appointed Staff Specialist Paediatrician at Nepean Hospital and went onto be employed as Lecturer in Paediatrics by the University of Sydney in 2006. In 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Dr Liu is also Department Head of Paediatrics at Nepean Hospital and has been in that role since 2006. Dr Liu has over 20 publications to his name with his research interest in looking at the effects of illicit drug use in pregnancy on the newborn infant. Dr Liu has wide experience in all areas of general paediatrics.

 
Jessica Bailes  - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Jessica Bailes

Nutritionist & Dietitian– BSc (Food Science), MND (Master of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Jessica is accredited with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her main areas of practice are the non-diet approach to weight management, gut health (including IBS and coeliac disease) and eating disorders. She also provides nutrition counselling for weight management, pregnancy, diabetes Type 2 (adult onset), high cholesterol and blood pressure, vegetarian and vegan diets, depression, and food allergy and intolerance. Jessica sees adults, adolescents and children.

 
Banu Kolgu - Drummoyne Counselling Centre

Banu Kolgu

Centre Manager of Drummoyne Counselling Centre
Psychologist - BA (Hons), MA Psychology (Organisational)

Banu holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) and a Master of Psychology (Organisational). Prior to joining Drummoyne Counselling, Banu was a Management Consultant with Hay Group where she partnered with private and public organisations in the areas of capability assessment, leadership and development, competency modelling, reward and remuneration, job evaluation and employee engagement. Banu has also practiced as an Applied Behavioural Therapist for children with autism and related disorders at the Lizard Children's Centre as well as a support worker for the Schizophrenia Fellowship of New South Wales. Banu also has experience in providing career assessments and vocational guidance.

 

Mental Health Emergencies

Please note that Drummoyne Counselling Centre is NOT an acute emergency service. If you or a person you know is experienceing a mental health crisis call Emergency services on 000, or your local Mental Health Crisis Team (call 1800 011 511 within NSW) or go to your local hospital emergency department.