Cherie McAfFerty – Psychologist
Cherie has over 12 years experience working as a psychologist providing mental health care for adults, families, adolescents, and children. She supports her clients with a wide range of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
She has worked extensively with parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD, CD, anxiety, depression, and sleeping, eating and toileting problems. Cherie also supports new parents with Post Natal Depression, and those experiencing difficulty settling their babies and toddlers.
Cherie has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Circle of Security Parenting (COS) and Mindful Meditation and uses an individualised approach to suit each clients’ needs.
She is passionate about psychology and has a firm belief in celebrating diversity and assisting people on their recovery journey.
Brigid Horan – Accredited practising dietitian
Brigid is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She is part of the team at The Lighthouse Clinic treating clients with Eating Disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. She also helps people who have a complex relationship with food, disordered eating habits, weight concerns, chronic dieting or poor body image. She is a skilled Health at Ever Size practitioner and an Accredited Intuitive Eating Counsellor and has trained in the Ellyn Satter Model to assist parents raise children with a healthy relationship with food.
Brigid also helps clients requiring nutrition advice for chronic illnesses such as PCOS, diabetes management and gut health issues.
You can find our more about Brigid through her website gentlenutrition.com.au.
Dr Andrew McKensey – psychiatrist
Dr McKensey is a general adult psychiatrist. He has trained both as a general psychiatrist as well as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He has extensive experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Somatic disorder, Dipolar, Trauma, PTSD, Gender Dysphoria, and specialises in complex presentations.
Join the team
If you interested in joining the clinical team, please contact Brigid on (02) 4302 7115, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.
OTHER PRACTICES Located AT THE LIGHTHOUSE CLINIC
A number of other clinicians work independently at The Lighthouse Clinic in Kiama.
Their details are on the contacts page. Please contact them directly for enquiries or bookings.
Dr Charles Austin-Woods
Child, Adolescent, and Generalist Psychiatrist
Ph: 02 4297 8507
Dr Jamie Nowlan – Clinical psychologist
Dr Nowlan is a registered Clinical Psychologist, who is committed to providing high-quality psychological treatments that are evidence-based, goal-oriented and time-focused. Dr Nowlan has experience with adults and older adults, having worked at the Specialist Mental Health Service for Older Persons at Wollongong Hospital and conducted research for a PhD at Macquarie University, Sydney, on treatment for older adults experiencing anxiety and depression. Dr Nowlan has a special interest in treatment for anxiety disorders - including social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder - and coping with chronic physical health conditions such as chronic pain.
JUDIT MARKOS – PSYCHOLOGIST
Judit Markos is a Registered Psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment, as well as testing and assessment for children and adults. Judit has diverse experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural struggles, social and learning difficulties and using a variety of assessment tools. She has worked in both the Out of Home Care and private sector for over 10 years. Judit has a special interest in supporting individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and working with people affected by trauma, childhood abuse and domestic violence. Sheholds current registration with Medicare as an approved provider and is Work Cover/MVA/CTP, Veterans Affairs and is an NDIS-approved provider.