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Sure Psychology was founded in January 2015 by Dr Simone Shaw who has been a fully registered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist since March 2008. In this capacity, she worked within private practice delivering clinical and neuropsychological assessment and intervention services to adult populations. Prior to this, Dr Shaw was a provisionally registered Psychologist and worked within various Queensland government agencies delivering clinical treatment and neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Throughout her 17 years of clinical practice, Dr Shaw has provided cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, clinical hypnosis and motivational interviewing to clients with a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.  Sure Psychology services have increased in demand since relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2017 and we now have four additional practitioners, Dr Lauren Den Ouden, Nicole Prendergast, Shannan Thomas and Melissa Bartels who have joined the company.

Dr Simone Shaw

Simone has worked for over 17 years as a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist in both government and private sectors and has experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating clients with a range of psychological and neurological conditions.  She specialises in conducting independent psychological and neuropsychological fitness for duty assessments. Simone’s practice also focuses on conducting independent psychological assessments and workplace factual investigations within the workers’ compensation jurisdiction.  Read more …

Dr Lauren Den Ouden

Lauren has experience in providing neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis and recovery recommendations for clients with a range of neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions.  She completed her doctoral training at Monash University and has worked at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Thompson Institute Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic, in addition to providing neuropsychological assessments for the Youth Clinical Services.  Lauren is currently available for neuropsychological assessment and treatment rehabilitation services.  Read more …

Nicole Prendergast

Nicole originally trained as a nurse and after working for several years, she then went on to complete her training as a psychologist, including obtaining a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours from Bond University, a Master in Clinical Psychology from Griffith University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology in the field of Neuropsychology from the University of Queensland. Nicole is currently completing her Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar Program and is available for neuropsychological assessments and treatment services.  Read more …

Shannan Thomas

Shannan has dual qualifications from the University of the Sunshine Coast including a Bachelor of Social Science, with a double major in Psychology and a minor in Counselling and Master in Social Work.  Additionally, she also has Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and is Certified in Gottman Couples Therapy.  Shannan has extensive experience delivering evidence based interventions across various sectors, including private practice, government, schools, hospitals, disability, and community organisations. Read more …

Melissa Bartels

Melissa is currently completing a Master of Professional Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and is registered with APHRA as a Provisional Psychologist. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor and Honours degree of Social Science, majoring in Psychology from USC.  Additionally, Melissa has also obtained a dual Bachelor degree in Criminology and Justice from USC.  Melissa is currently working as a Sessional Academic Tutor within the School of Law & Society and as a Research Assistant within the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit at USC. Read more …

Laszlo Maklary

Holding extensive experience in both front and back of house Allied (Mental) Health centre operations, coupled with the delivery of workforce management solutions to the Health, Medical and Social Care sectors, Laszlos role as Practice Manager at Sure Psychology is responsible for safe and efficient clinic operations, ensuring our customers achieve positive Mental Health outcomes, to get well and stay well! Read more …

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