Meet the team

SHARON-LEE DUFF (SHARON)

Sharon is the Principal Psychologist and Director of Maple Street Psychology. She is a compassionate, warm, and empathic psychologist who works primarily with female and male adults across the lifespan.

Sharon is passionate about the health and wellbeing of women and her focus is to assist clients to live their best life. Her primary area of interest is trauma, and she uses trauma-informed practice when treating complex childhood trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and adjustment disorders. Sharon is passionate about assisting clients to resolve past trauma to bring meaning back into her clients’ lives. She also delivers focused treatment services for mood and anxiety disorders, stress, anger, grief, drug and alcohol dependence, low self-esteem, sleep difficulties and works with more complex presentations including Bipolar Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia.

Sharon has worked in the community sector with families and children since 2005. Her move to work in private practice has included community projects, specifically delivery of a group program for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), group drug and alcohol program within a correctional facility, and delivery of one-on-one sessions to elderly clients within a residential aged care facility.

All therapies delivered by Sharon are evidence-based and she is trained to deliver EMDR therapy (advanced level), an evidence-based therapy for processing traumatic memories. Additionally, Sharon uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based therapies in her work with clients.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Hons) and Master of Professional Psychology from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPI).

 DIANNE (DI) PROCTER

Di is a warm and engaging therapist providing an authentic, strength-based approach to improving your overall mental health and wellbeing. Di applies an accepting and non-judgemental approach to her work and seeks to provide a collaborative and positive experience of therapy.

Using a holistic lens, Di provides interventions, knowledge, and skills to build on your existing strengths and to increase personal resilience to manage both current and future challenges of living.

Di has worked in the community sector for over 20 years and has extensive experience working with both female and male survivors of trauma, in particular, sexual violence and domestic and family violence. Di works within the principles of trauma informed practice and has a high level of knowledge and understanding of the impacts of trauma and complex trauma across the life span.

Di is highly skilled and experienced in supporting people with a wide range of mental and social health concerns, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma, suicidality, relationship problems, parenting and other problems of living. Di utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, skills training, problem solving, IPT, relaxation and body-based therapies.  

Di is an experienced and accredited Mental Health Social Worker who also holds a Masters of Mental Health Practice. She is also an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is registered as a Medicare provider.

 

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