Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics (with distinction) (Deakin University, Melbourne)
Mary is a fully qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the university qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia.
Mary has a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of her clients through good nutrition. She is a qualified Chef, married and mum to three small children and loves food! Weight management, diabetes, coronary heart disease, hyerplipidaemia / dyslipidaemia, gastrointestinal diseases including coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome, aged care nutrition, Parkinsons Disease and weight loss are particular areas of specialty.
Kursley Bernard, Psychologist
Kursley achieved his Bachelor of Social Science (Family studies) at Australian Catholic University in 1998; continuing on to complete Master of Psychology (Child and Family) in 2005. He is a member of The Australian Psychological Society and registered with the AHPRA (PSY0001123455) as a Psychologist and qualified supervisor. Kursley has current Working with Children card and National Police Check. He is a registered provider with TAC, WorkCover, ATAPS, Medicare and several private health insurance companies.
Kursley has worked with individuals from all age groups with a variety of issues. He is experienced helping individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues (including separation and divorce) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as a range of childhood issues. More information about reasons people seek help from psychologists can be found at the APS website.
He is confident using various techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, REBT, Solution focused, Psychodynamic concepts and Play Therapy/ Art therapy help clients. Read more about the skills obtained in training and practicing as a counselling Psychologist at the APS website.
Kursley attends regular professional supervision with a board approved supervising psychologist and attends on-going professional development. Some of the recent courses include: Becoming an Effective Supervisor, Advanced Supervision Skills, Certificate of Supervision. Kursley has also completed workshops on CBT, play therapy, counselling children, hoarding disorder, working with sexually abused children, mindfulness, trauma and others.