Our People








Dr Pamela Seaton

BSc(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS, MAPSCCP, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Pamela Seaton earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of New England (UNE). She brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to her training workshops, consultancy and clinical work. Dr Seaton has special interest and expertise in diagnosis, treatment and support of children, adolescents and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) which was formerly know as Asperger's Syndrome. She is highly regarded for her work in this area. In her clinical practice, Dr Seaton enjoys providing a safe and supportive environment for children, adolescents and adults to explore and understand their current difficulties and to learn new skills to help them achieve their individual goals. In addition to her expertise in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dr Seaton has specialised training and clinical experience in:
  • Psychological and psychometric assessment, including Neuropsychological assessment
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Assessment of and intervention for ADD, ADHD and behavioural disorders, such as Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Assessment of, and individual and family therapy for Psychosis
  • Anxiety disorders, including panic and phobias
  • Eating disorders assessment and intervention
  • Treatment for sleep disturbance
  • Chronic Pain management
  • Depression.
Dr Seaton is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. In recent years spent a term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Toowoomba Branch of the APS. She is an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)and a member of the Australian Centre on Quality of Life (ACQOL).

Barbara Stubbs 

BPsych, GDipPsych, GCert MHP, GCertDEdu, Assoc MAPS, Psychologist

Barbara holds professional qualifications in two fields, those being psychology and diabetes education. She has a special interest in the psychological impact of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, not only for the person with the condition, but for family, friends and society. Barbara specialises in the area of children and youth with Type 1 diabetes. In addition, Barbara has experience and professional clinical knowledge in screening, assessing and implementing treatments for Co-existing Disorders, and in the field of Transcultural Mental Health. She has lived and worked within the rural North West of Queensland, working with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous persons. She has worked for a number of years in a clinical mental health practice. And more recently, Barbara has worked in New Zealand, as an Alcohol and Drug Clinical Case Manager with Maori and Pakeha persons. Working in Australia and New Zealand, Barbara has gained a wide range of professional skills in the assessment and treatment of numerous psychological and behavioural disorders. Barbara's areas of expertise include:
  • Assessment and therapeutic interventions for affect, mood and behavioural issues for diabetic, non-diabetic and transcultural persons
  • Assessment and therapeutic interventions for relapse prevention and maintenance of optimal health
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions for child and youth difficulties
  • Screening, assessment and treatment for substance misuse
  • Family therapy.
Barbara's approach is collective, directed from a bio-psycho-social framework. She applies evidence based therapeutic interventions with a humanistic style to cognitive and behavioural objectives. She has specific skills in Motivational Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Social Behaviour and Networking Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy and Creative Therapy. Barbara is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Tina Blizzard 

BPsych (Hons), PGDip (Clin Psych), Assoc MAPS


Tina is generally registered as a psychologist and has post-graduate training in clinical psychology. She has worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector with disadvantaged families and children in rural communities. Most recently she has provided a psychological service to the Roma and Toowoomba regions. Her areas of interest are trauma, couples counselling, stress, and anxiety. She has experience in working with a range of mental health conditions for adults, adolescents, and children including: 

  • Trauma-related disorders

  • Depression and anxiety-related disorders

  • Family, parenting and relationship issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Stress and anger management

  • Developmental and behavioural disorders

  • Addictive disorders

Tina is trained in, and uses a range of therapeutic models including: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Therapy

  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy

  • The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy


Dr Therese Landers

B.Sc (hons), D.Psych (Clinical), B.Ed, DipT(EC), MAPS, Clinical Psychologist

Thérèse Landers is a nationally registered clinical psychologist working with a range of mental health issues for both adults and children including:
  • depression and anxiety related disorders
  • trauma responses
  • relationship issues
  • chronic pain management
  • grief
  • addictive behaviours
Thérèse is trained in a range of therapeutic models including:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma-focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Play-based Psychodynamic Therapy for Children
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy

 Greg Lewis

BA (Hons), Master of Arts (Psychoanalytic Studies), MAPS, Psychologist

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Greg Lewis is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and the Australian BPD Foundation (Borderline Personality Disorder). He is AHPRA-registered as a Psychologist. He has extensive experience in the assessment, treatment and support of adults experiencing challenges of adjustment, coping and quality of life difficulties because of criminal offending behaviour, personality disorder, depressive illness, schizophrenia and psychosis, and other developmental and acquired disabilities and impairments. Greg has tertiary qualifications in psychology and in psychoanalytic studies, and in administration theory and practice in the public sector. He was a visiting lecturer in organisational behaviour at Charles Sturt University (Bathurst) and most recently, Senior Psychologist at a Queensland Correctional Centre. Greg is a volunteer tutor in Western Philosophy for the University of the Third Age (Toowoomba).

Greg brings with him decades of experience working with clients experiencing psychological distress, social and interpersonal maladjustment, and quality of life, coping and resilience issues. He has worked in both acute and extended care settings with adult clients coping with a range of disabilities and clinical problems, including acquired brain injury, chronic pain, substance and opiate use and abuse, psychosis and mood disorders. He has worked with clients with disorders of personality and developmental problems of physical and sexual abuse. He has a particular interest in helping clients with personality disorder difficulties, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) emotional, behavioural and relationship instability, and also with clients with depressive and adjustment disorders, drug abuse, addiction or drug dependency, or with drug-induced psychosis. He has considerable experience with clients with schizophrenia or other problems of psychosis. 

Greg informs his intervention and treatment through a range of approaches including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT),

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI),

  • Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),

  • Behavioural Activation and Cognitive Therapy Treatments for Depression.

  • Brief, Solution-Focused Interventions,

  • Evidence-Based Addiction Treatments,

  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) and Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia, and

  • Personality Disorder Skill Development Approaches for Emotional Dysregulation and Impulsive Behaviour.

These approaches are used in the context of a positive, engaging, non-judgemental and supportive counselling relationship so as to maximise client trust, self-acceptance and improvement of personal and social adjustment and resilience. Greg has also a developing interest in narrative therapy and applying the philosophical principles and techniques of Stoicism in the CBT context.


 Occupational Therapists

 Jijoe Iykara

Occupational Therapist

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Jijoe is an experienced Occupational Therapist with more than ten years of experience working in paediatric settings including Autism specialised center, early intervention teams, special schools, mainstream schools, children’s development team and in private practice. He has worked extensively with pre-school and school aged children with a wide range of diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Developmental coordination disorder, Intellectual disability, Sensory processing disorder and Dyspraxia.

Jijoe has a special interest in early intervention for children diagnosed with Autism and uses an eclectic approach to intervention. He has attended many workshops over the years and is trained in ABA therapy techniques by The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology USA and has also attended the Introductory course in Bobath-NDT by MAES Therapy London.

Jijoe can help with:

  • Fine motor skills and gross motor skills

  • Sensory processing difficulties

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Self-care skills

  • Social skills and emotional regulation strategies

  • Coordination and motor planning

  • School readiness skills

Jijoe uses a family centred approach to therapy and collaborates with family, Teachers and other professionals involved in the child’s care. He also has a keen interest in developing individualised therapeutic strategies to support inclusion in school setting. Jijoe delivers his service in the clinic and in the child’s natural environment -home, school, kindergarten, childcare.

Jijoe is registered with AHPRA and he is a member of OT Australia.