Clinicians

Sarah Elliott

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting help?

Try not not overthink it, mental health and wellbeing is as important as looking after any part of ourselves. Give it a go!

Sarah

Tell us two fun facts about yourself:

  1. I once wanted to make a career out of jewellery making.
  2. I have travelled to over 40 countries.
 

Why a career in mental health?

I chose Social Work as I wanted to work with people from different backgrounds, experiences and circumstances. 

Why work with The Edge?

I am one of the Co-Founders for Melbourne Edge. I have worked in the mental health field for many years and witnessed the frustration and inadequacies of other services to address serious and immediate mental health crises.

I wanted to provide the highest quality mental health care, with experienced clinicians and for clients to experience no wait time or wait lists for support – which is what we offer.

What therapeutic approach do you use?

I practice mostly from a child focused-systems framework. 

Areas of speciality:

High risk complex presentations in children and adolescents, including suicidal thoughts, self harm and trauma.

Cameron Hoo

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting help?

I would explore what it is you are worried about with getting help, for example, is it the fear of therapy, the unknown or what it might be like to feel better.

Cameron

Tell us two fun facts about yourself:

  1. I can dance bachata and salsa.
  2. I play guitar badly and am also learning classical guitar.
 

Why a career in mental health?

Psychology seemed more interesting than trying to study Medicine, as I was interested in understanding the functions of the brain and helping people.

Why work with The Edge?

It’s exciting to see a new innovative company utilising telehealth and technology to make therapy more easily accessible to everyone.

What therapeutic approach do you use?

I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) at heart but understand that being just a bit eclectic is necessary in order to support a range of people and presentations.

Areas of speciality:

All types of difficulties that affect children, teenagers and their families, including anxiety, depression and school refusal.

Christine Halden

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting help?

Getting help is a great choice. Investing in yourself and your personal growth is the most important investment you could ever make and, I believe yields the highest reward.

Christine
Tell us two fun facts about yourself:
 
  1. I started out in the film and television industry, doing sound, lighting and stage plays.
  2. I participate in dance crews for self-care and creative expression. 

 

Why a career in mental health?

 I chose to work in psychology for my love of neuroscience and brain related research. I learnt more over time and when I dabbled in the industry, I quickly developed a passion for providing therapeutic intervention and working with people. 

Why work with The Edge?

What I love about Melbourne edge is their values and integrity. It is a company that cares about personal and professional growth and development. There is a caring and compassionate client focus and a high-quality standard of care. I personally value the current evidence-based approaches, resources, and technologies that Melbourne edge utilises, it tickles my curiosity, passion and excitement for the industry. 

What therapeutic approach do you use?

I use motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. 

Areas of speciality:

  • Youth mental health and parenting support.
  • Trauma, anxiety, poor school engagement.
  • Personality disorders. 

Rebekah Evans

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting help?

Finding the right fit with your therapist is important. It's also okay if you don't, keep trying, as therapy is your space to explore areas. At times, it can feel uncomfortable, however, as trust builds between you and your therapist, you can start to unlock pieces of you that were previously unturned.

Rebekah

Tell us two fun facts about yourself:

  1. I love travelling.
  2. I have an 80’s caravan waiting for a reno to get started!

 

Why a career in mental health?

I’m passionate about supporting people to function well within their family, social relationships, and society. I also wanted to support people on their journey of self-discovery and to understand themselves better.

Why work with The Edge?
They are a young and innovative company who are passionate about providing accessibility to quality mental health care. It’s been a great environment to work within.

What therapeutic approach do you use?
I practice from a relational framework which is underpinned by psychodynamic, attachment and developmental theory. I also tailor sessions as required and use evidence based models such as  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Areas of speciality:

  • Children, young people and adults who have experienced complex developmental trauma.
  • Relational challenges, dyadic therapy and child focused parent therapy.