John Kotroni, B.Sc (Psych) (Hons), M.Psych. MAPS
John Kotroni BSc(Psych)(Hons) M Psych MAPS
Senior Psychologist Alchemy Psychology Services.
Since graduating with honours in psychology in 1989 from the University of New South Wales, John Kotroni has worked in Community Mental Health and Private Practice and developed expert professional psychological experience.
John Kotroni's areas of expertise include:
- emotional problems
- workers compensation and rehabilitation cases
- fear reduction
- resolving grief
- self- esteem issues
- successful management of stress and anxiety
- successful treatment of traumatic experiences,
- substance abuse
- work performance
- court reports
- anger management
- resolution of family and relationship discord
- child and adolescent issues
- sexual abuse
- interpersonal conflict and
- personal growth
John has undergone specialist training in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, anger management and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), suicide prevention, coping with grief, anxiety, parenting, critical incident stress management and trauma debriefing, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Release Counselling, court reports writing, creating resilience, cross- cultural awareness, management of fears and phobias as well as dealing with occupational stress. As part of his Masters in Psychology program John has completed research into adolescent boys and their sense of community, and is confident and capable dealing with this often-difficult transition period.
A key strength is John Kotroni's thorough understanding of psychological issues gained through years of study, training and practice working in community mental health settings and private practice. In addition to John's strong clinical experience and practice, there is a strong emphasis placed not only on the individual but also the individual within their environment. John Kotroni provides Victims of Crime Counselling, is a Vietnam Veterans Approved Counsellor, Workcover Approved Psychologist, provides Employee Assistance Counselling to numerous local organisations and provides trauma debriefing to the local Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance Services.
John uses the latest scientifically validated psychological techniques such as EMDR
Since graduating with Honours in Psychology in 2008 from Southern Cross University , Kelly Bisgrove has has worked in both Private Practice Psychology and within the field of Occupational Rehabilitation.
Kelly is passionate about providing a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients to explore their emotions and to assist them to move forward.
Kelly Bisgrove's areas of expertise include:
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Symptoms of anxiety, depression, or mood difficulties
• Challenges with self-esteem and self-acceptance
• Goal development and achievement
• Pain Management
• Workers Compensation and rehabilitation cases
• Vocational couselling
• Grief and loss
• Relationship difficulties
• Parenting challenges
• Work/life balance
• Treatment for stressful/traumatic events
• Substance abuse
• Work performance
• Anger management
• Resolution of family and relationship discord
• Interpersonal conflict
Kelly has undergone specialist training in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pain Management, suicide prevention, Gestalt Therapy, and working with children using art therapy tools. Kelly is a Work Cover Accredited Psychologist, and has provided Employee Assistance Counseling to various local businesses.
Chris Dickson is a Mindful based psychologist who specialises in diversity and has a passion for assisting people to reach their full potential.
He has a broad range of experience and skills which were developed through his extensive work practice within the government, community and corporate sectors.
He prides himself on his ability to work alongside and connect with children, adolescence and adults either as individuals or within relationships, families and teams.
He has recently moved down from to Townsville to join our busy team and looks forward to building a productive relationship with clients and service providers.
Master of Transpersonal Psychology,
PGDip Psych, Dip Transformational Life Coaching, BSc(Psych)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC with the International Coach Federation), (Available Thursdays in Tweed Heads,
and by flexible arrangement via phone)
Recognized as a leader in her field, Rain brings over a decade of Sydney-based experience with: counselling, coaching (private practice, corporate); coach training/mentoring (Nature Care College, Institute of Transpersonal Coaching); workshops; and retreats for personal and professional development (Vision Quest). This experience is built on the foundation of another decade in the mental health field in both Australia and America.
Rain works with:
- Crisis / Coming to terms with difficult or destabilizing events or circumstances
- “The dark night of the soul” and spiritual emergence
- Grief and loss
- Healing and release from the past
- Pregnancy, post-natal concerns
- Undergoing painful life transitions or life challenges (separation, career transition,stage of life changes, geographical changes)
- Challenges with self-esteem, self-acceptance
- Self-sabotaging behaviour
- Symptoms of anxiety, depression, or mood difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
- Parenting challenges
- Workplace concerns and career direction
- Work/life balance
- Conflict resolution at a deep and sustainable level
- Self-discovery, e.g. clarifying values, vision, purpose
- Personal and spiritual development
- Goal achievement and personal self-mastery
She offers supervised counselling to combine with her ongoing coaching practice. Her approach combines solution-focused techniques, positive psychology, mind-body awareness modalities, person-centred and transpersonal underpinnings.
Rain combines insightful listening skills, compassion, and highly attuned presence to assist people to move forward and upward, transforming through common difficulties. She has a natural ability to hear the language of a person’s soul journey, illuminating wisdom and meaning to their human story.
Rain has held a long-time love of Northern NSW and has followed her heart to now reside in the region, her work now expanded between Tweed, Byron and Sydney, with international involvements.
Alchemy Psychology Services
Phone 1300 358 385
You can book in to see one of our practitioners by phoning 1300 358 385 during office hours or
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14/75- 77 Wharf St, Tweed Heads
NSW 2485, Australia
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26 Shirley Street, Byron Bay
NSW 2481, Australia 2481
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