Clinic Director & Principal Psychologist
Dr Claire Milligan, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Claire Milligan is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of Maple Leaf Psychology & Allied Health. Claire has over 10 years experience in both the public and private sectors. She sees adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and trauma issues, amongst other issues. Claire is trained in CBT, ACT and trauma-informed care, and aims to work collaboratively with clients.
Claire sees clients aged 15 and over, via Mental Health Care Plans, WorkCover (currently at capacity), TAC, Victims of Crime and privately. As an endorsed Clinical Supervisor, Claire is also available for clinical supervision.
Ms Heather Litchfield, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Heather is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with young people, adults and families.
Heather provides individual psychotherapy via motivational interviewing, specialist supportive clinical management, ACT, compassion focused therapy, narrative therapy. Heather also provides family support via single session family consultant.
Alongside with specialising in eating disorders, Heather also supports individuals experiencing a range of psychological concerns such as life transitions, worry and uncertainty, anxiety, body image, depression, trauma, shame and negative mindsets among others.
Heather is also trained to provide clinical supervision; Heather is passionate about supporting allied health professionals on their own professional journey.
Her practice is based on curiosity and compassion. Walking alongside clients through their journey of self-discovery and self-compassion creating genuine meaningful change.
Heather sees clients aged 16 and over (17 and over for clients with Eating Disorders), via Mental Health Care Plans, Eating Disorder Treatment Plans, WorkCover, TAC, Victims of Crime and privately.
Ms Di Buckley, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Di worked in the community sector in homelessness, crisis services, foster care, and family services for twenty years before transitioning to counselling services. Within these roles she has gained significant experience in addressing the mental health needs of women, men, adolescents, children, and relationship issues within families.
Di prioritizes the relationship and trust required for people to feel comfortable in the counselling space, enabling clients to explore issues that are creating distress or difficulties within their lives. Di focuses on the strengths of the person and their capacity to overcome the challenges they have experienced, with support and connection.
Dependent upon the identified issues, Di uses strategies drawn from trauma theory, grief counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, crisis interventions, narrative techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, and other modalities.
Di sees clients from the age of ten years, through adolescence and adulthood, under Mental Health Treatment Plans and privately.
Di is also experienced in providing clinical supervision and reflective practice for individuals and groups.
** Di will be starting with Maple Leaf Psychology & Allied Health in early July 2022**
Ms Jade Cox, Psychologist
Jade is a registered psychologist with experience in private, community and hospital mental health settings. She has experience working across the lifespan and has worked with a broad range of mental health difficulties. She enjoys working with a diverse range of clients and her areas of interest include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, health related concerns, relationship and adjustment issues and self-esteem.
Jade has a warm and compassionate nature and enjoys connecting with her clients and working collaboratively to achieve their personal goals. Her therapeutic style draws from a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Jade currently sees clients aged 16 years and over via Mental Health Care Plans, WorkCover, TAC, Victims of Crime and privately.
** Jade will be starting with Maple Leaf Psychology & Allied Health in early May 2022**