Psychologists in Hawthorn & Carlton

Highly experienced from the public and private mental health sectors in assisting adults.

Our Team

Ms Cherie Dalton

BA, Grad Dip. [Psych], MPsych [Clinical], MAPS, FCCLP

Phone: 0416 033 207

Cherie Dalton is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adult clients within private practice. Cherie views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership between client and therapist, and feels it is paramount for successful outcomes in psychotherapy. Cherie's process is to initially identify the problems that you bring, and the psychological barriers that have inhibited you from moving forward in your life. Cherie's approach is primarily insight-oriented whilst incorporating practical strategies that can be utilised in your daily life. Cherie has been trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance & commitment mindfulness approaches and clinical hypnosis.

Cherie treats the range of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, phobias, health/illness anxiety, generalised anxiety, social phobia), mood disorders, perinatal conditions (antenatal and postnatal depression/anxiety), somatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, eating disorders/body image issues, grief & loss/bereavement, relational/interpersonal problems, sleep disorders and adjustment disorders/life transitions.

Prior to developing her private practice, Cherie was employed with the Early Psychosis Prevention & Intervention Centre (EPPIC) working with people experiencing first-episode psychosis, counselling and rehabilitation services, and experience in adult psychiatry. She has completed academic research in the area of dieting and body dissatisfaction. Cherie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and its College of Clinical Psychologists and is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Ms Cherie Dalton

Dr Helen Krstev

BSc, Grad Dip. [Psych], DPsych [Clinical], MAPS, FCCLP

Phone: 0406 970 548 | Dr Helen Krstev - LinkedIn profile

Helen is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice, alongside working in the public mental health system, since 2004. She has extensive experience working with adults with personality disorders, trauma, anxiety and depression, psychosis, family and relationship problems, grief and loss, self-harm, abuse, and suicidal difficulties. She has particular expertise in working with people with a range of sexual orientations and with people with difficulties related to gender identity. Earlier in her career, Helen has worked extensively in the public mental health system in outpatient clinics, and coordinated and delivered training in psychiatry and psychotherapy to post-graduate students and clinicians in the public mental health system.

Helen provides psychoanalytic treatment to adults and supervision. Her approach is to identify the problems that you bring, and what prohibits you from working towards what you want in your life. She will also discuss from an assessment what help you want as part of seeing her, in order to develop a plan to work together.

In addition to treatment, Helen has expertise in providing supervision, and she supervises colleagues and also students training in clinical psychology. Helen holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has published articles and edited an international compendium of work relating to the psychological treatment of psychosis. Helen is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and its College of Clinical Psychologists, and a registered psychologist and supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Helen is available to provide treatment, and also supervision to psychologists with general registration (including in the clinical registrar training program) and to provisional psychologists.

Dr Helen Krstev

Dr Jonathan Kettle

BA [Hons], MPsych [Clinical], PhD, MAPS, FCCLP

Phone: 0414 446 403 | Dr Jonathan Kettle - LinkedIn profile

Jonathan is a clinical psychologist who works in private practice, and is also the former Head of Clinical Practice at The Cairnmillar Institute. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior psychologist in public mental health in community treatment teams at Mercy Mental Health and Orygen Youth Health. From these roles, he is experienced in psychotherapy, working with risk, complex case consultation, supervision, clinical leadership and training psychologists.

He specialises in psychoanalytic treatment with adults and supervision. He provides a confidential and non-judgmental space in which you can discuss your concerns. He works with people with relationship and family issues, trauma and abuse, anger, gender and sexuality difficulties, life-direction, self-harm and suicidal concerns, as well as with depression, anxiety, personality difficulties and substance use. His approach is to work through the problems that you bring, and address what inhibits you from pursuing what you want in your life. He will work with you for the duration of time that you need. Upon meeting you, his approach is to understand the difficulties you are experiencing and how best to assist you, prior to working in treatment together.

Jonathan holds a PhD in depression and regularly presents papers about treatment at seminars and in journals. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of its College of Clinical Psychologists, and a registered clinical psychologist and supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is experienced in delivering board-approved supervisor training to psychologists, and lecturing in psychodynamic therapy to masters students training in clinical psychology.

Dr Jonathan Kettle