Psychology Services

The Psychologist is at the heart of addressing your “Why?”

Claudia Rodriguez – Psychologist

My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients can share what they are going through, including their inner most struggles and challenges. We can then work together to explore, reflect, develop goals and help you to move towards your aspirations.

Everyone is unique and no single approach works for everyone, so I have trained in a range of modalities, so I can best support and tailor therapy to my clients. I am able to provide a range of assessment, behavioural intervention and therapy to clients including children and adults.

I believe that clients are the experts of their lives. My aim is to build a therapeutic alliance and within the structure of this alliance, empower each client with education, confidence and self- awareness. I look forward to working with you to access your strengths, develop goals and equip you with the strategies and tools, to work towards the meaningful changes you want to see in your life.

Why I Love What I Do

I don’t take things for granted and I am grateful to have an opportunity to give back and have a positive impact on the lives of others.

I love doing what I do because I get to help and support people to be the best version of themselves they can be; to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 


I have extensive experience with children, youth and adults who have experienced trauma and/or present with high risk and unsafe behaviour, including extremely vunerable and high risk children and youth in residential settings.
Working with children with intellectual and physical disabilities and their families/carers.
Providing crisis support and critical incident debriefing.
Knowledge and experience working with government departments including child protection, police, justice, education and the court system.
Previous experience working with not for profit agencies, advocacy and support services.


Bachelor of Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood Complex Trauma
(Australian Childhood Foundation)


Trauma and PTSD
Grief and loss
Vicarious trauma
Childhood complex trauma
Child development
Play Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Solution Behaviour Therapy
Inter Relational Therapy
Individual therapeutic plans
Psycho education
Safety planning
Family Relationship Mediation
Sexualised behaviour
Victim and child witness support
Dave Simich Psychologist

David Simich – Psychologist

The psychology of eating, exercise, and body image is often a missing piece in long-term health management and wellbeing. My aim is to use and simplify both psychological and physiological principles to guide you through creating a healthy relationship with weight, food, and physical activity.

This is done through a combination of evidenced-based psychological practices with high-level strength, conditioning, and nutritional training in order to provide lasting change.

I strive to create an environment where you feel understood and supported in your needs. Specific treatment methods include the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in combination with the latest nutritional and strength and conditioning practices. These techniques are designed to help you feel equipped with effective strategies and tools to achieve your tailored needs.

Why I Love What I Do

I am passionate about helping clients create a healthy relationship with body image, food and physical activity in order to create a more non-judgemental, meaningful, and fulfilled life.

I strive to create an environment where you feel understood and supported in your needs.

These techniques are designed to help you feel equipped with effective strategies and tools to achieve your tailored needs.


Emotional & binge eating
Positive self esteem & body image
Maintaining motivation
Establishing a healthy relationship with food
Increase confidence
Strength & conditioning
Competition maintenance and preparation


Master of Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Master of Exercise
(University of Western Australia)
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Bachelor of Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Certificate III & IV in fitness
(Qualified Personal Trainer)


Extensive experience in psychological issues pertaining to:
body image, disordered eating, emotional and binge eating, competition, and maintaining motivation.
Psychological experience also include both the public and private sector and have treated a wide range of psychological issues, including but not limited to:
difficulties with emotional regulation, personal improvement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Understands the importance of establishing an effective, warm, and trusting relationship with the client,
and given that each individual is unique, he recognises that approaches should be tailored to their specific needs.
Within the physical side, I have personally trained, participated and competed in a wide range of sports and physical activity, including:
water polo, hockey, body boarding, beach volleyball, power and Olympic lifting, CrossFit, body recomposition and military style training.
Registered psychologist and personal trainer
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and World Obesity
Internationally recognised for his obesity management expertise through the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education.
Co-authored and published peer-reviewed research into motivation and expectations.