B.A. (Hons.), M.App.Psych (Clinical), Clinical Psychologist
James completed his studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he also worked as a sessional academic. James’s studies focused on clinical concepts such as identifying burnout in Education Assistants and identify psychological issues that get in the way of treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. James completed his Masters dissertation in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
After completing his studies James worked in Corrective Services. He provided therapeutic supports and assessment to the Pilbara, as well as to several metropolitan locations.
James moved to the Department for Child Protection, where he worked with vulnerable young people and complex families. James worked side by side with case workers, NGOs and young people to help reduce the impact of trauma and the care system on the lives of young people.
While working in the public sector James developed his knowledge of forensic and clinical assessments He provided supervision to other psychologists on these topics and others, such as complex risk assessment, firelighting, trauma, burnout, anxiety, attachment problems, behavioural disorders and numerous diagnosed mental health problems.
James uses humour and empathy to help connect to patients who have struggled with psychological intervention in the past. He has had success working with people who have complex histories including diagnosed personality disorders, significant trauma backgrounds and relationship issues.
B.Psych., M.Psych. (Counselling Psychology), Counselling Psychologist Registrar
Jamie has worked in a range of therapeutic settings that included a focus on addiction and domestic violence. For nearly a decade Jamie worked within the welfare sector, providing support and assistance to vulnerable and at-risk clients.
Existentialism and Ontology inform Jamie’s therapeutic approach. His gentle and empathic style encourages the trust and emotional safety that are vital to all good psycho-therapeutic processes. Jamie is particularly interested in the neurobiological basis of childhood trauma and attachment, and working with adults to manage chronic conditions.
B.Psych., M.App.Psych (clinical), MAPS, Clinical Psychologist
Tiffany Rochester is an AHPRA endorsed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working systemically with children, adults and families in a range of settings, including separation, divorce and Family Court issues; children involved in the justice system; families raising children with complex needs; trauma; perinatal mental health; and anxiety, stress, depression and grief across childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Tiff is passionate about the application of evidenced-based practice, and her clinical approach is informed heavily by Contextual Behavioural Science (CBS), including Behaviour Analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Tiff supports families through behavioural interventions for children; adolescents; family therapy; couples therapy; and individual work. She enjoys opportunities to run workshops and work collaboratively with schools and organisations; presents at national and international conferences; and has had articles published in professional magazines such as InPsych©. Committed to contributing to the science that underpins psychological practice, Tiff has also served as an Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute, conducting an ACT research trial for parents raising kids with Autism. Tiff has been serving on the Board of the ANZ Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science since 2015 and is currently Immediate Past President. When she has time, she authors thesamemountain.com to provide free, accessible resources to families.