Psychologists-Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice

Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice

The Team

Prof Gillian Straker
Gill is a highly experienced clinical psychologist who specialises in adult work. She has a particular interest in family of origin issues and how these contribute to anxiety and depression and to current difficulties in personal and work relationships as well as to difficulties in regulating negative emotions. She teaches on psychotherapy and psychology programs at a number of tertiary institutions and consults to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners. Her practice is informed by research.  Gill has co-authored a book with Jacqui Winship - The Talking Cure - published by Pan Macmillan in 2019. She is also featured on the popular podcast Three Associating - adventures in relational psychoanalytic supervision.

Gillian Straker is an independent member of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice.
David Watson

David is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with more than 25 years of professional practice. His expertise is centred on mitigating symptoms of complex trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and challenges within interpersonal relationships. He provides therapy to both individuals and couples.

He employs an array of integrative methods, drawing from psychodynamic, attachment, and trauma-informed models to support both mental and physical well-being. Furthermore, David is dedicated to exploring psycho-spiritual methods as avenues for personal transformation. In addition to his therapeutic work, David supervises clinicians, supporting their professional development within the field.

David Watson is an independent member of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice.
Fathima Moosa
Fathima is a highly experienced clinical psychologist and supervisor. Previously a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, she has worked extensively with survivors of psychological torture and trauma. Currently her practice focuses on providing psychotherapy to individuals dealing with a range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, stress and trauma.  Her approach integrates multiple theories, with particular emphasis on a psychodynamic orientation. 

Fathima Moosa is an independent member of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice.
Dr Jacqui Winship
Jacqui has over twenty-five years of experience as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor.  Jacqui works with adults, late adolescents and couples and believes in the power of the therapy relationship to enable people to grow, heal and thrive. She offers an integrative approach drawing from attachment theory, psychoanalysis, schema therapy and relational psychotherapy in order to assist clients to explore and understand issues that are troubling them and to develop resources and strategies to resolve, accept or overcome these issues. Jacqui also offers professional supervision as well as training and personal development workshops. Jacqui co-authored a book with Gill Straker - The Talking Cure - published by Pan Macmillan in 2019.

Jacqui Winship is an independent member of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice.
Caroline Haski
Caroline is a registered psychologist and psychotherapist. She favours an empathic mode of enquiry promoting understanding and exploration of each person's emotional experience in order to foster choice in decision making and a sense of safety in relationships. Caroline has many years experience as a PREPARE pre-marriage educator. Caroline also has experiece in counselling survivors of extreme trauma and their descendants.  

Caroline Haski is an independent member of the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Practice.