Meet the Team

Dr Stuart Edser

Principal Psychologist

Dr Stuart Edser

Dr Stuart Edser is a Counselling Psychologist in Private Practice in Newcastle. He is the owner and Principal Psychologist of Newcastle Psychology & Health located in Lambton.

Stuart has a generalist practice, but also has a particular interest in anxiety, sexual issues and assisting the LGBTQ community. For over ten years, he lectured on the topic of gay sexuality and taught counselling skills for sexual issues to third year students in the Bachelor of Medicine program at the University of Newcastle.

He also supervises a number of local and regional psychologists. Further, Stuart also has an interest in treating people with addictions, including psychoactive substances, alcohol, gambling and pornography. He uses a range of modalities to help clients including: Neuropsychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Adjustment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-education.

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Dr Michael Walton

Dr Michael Walton is a registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice at Newcastle Psychology & Health. He works collaboratively with his clients, values their lived experience, and provides a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss and help them to resolve their concerns. 

He uses a range of evidence-based therapies to assist clients to resolve their difficulties and create meaningful life transitions and relationships. Michael works mostly with adults across their developmental life-span. He is available to see clients either in person or by telehealth.

PhD (ClinPsych), BSocSci (Hons1), MAPS, FCCLP, JP

Areas of Clinical Practice

  • Anxiety – general, health, social, panic, phobias and obsessions
  • Depression – unipolar and bipolar
  • Trauma – post-traumatic stress and adjustment conditions
  • Anger and violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Workplace deviance
  • Substance, alcohol and gambling 
  • Impulsive compulsive behaviours
  • Self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Men’s mental health

Qualifications 

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psych), University of New England

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons1), University of New England

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University, New Zealand

Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Macquarie University

Diploma of Counselling

Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy 

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Marjory Kromodikoro

Marjory Kromodikoro is a Clinical Psychologist and has over 16 years of experience working across all age groups. She has enjoyed working in a diverse range of clinical settings both in the Netherlands and in Australia which has significantly informed her compassionate, respectful, and professional nature.

Marjory primarily utilises an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, but she is also trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal therapy. Marjory utilises a holistic and strength based approach, believing that if we understand, accept, and embrace our blind spots, this can lift some of our daily burdens and set a foundation for being our authentic self.

Marjory has an interest working with adults overcoming (generational) trauma, grief and loss, perinatal mental health concerns (pregnancy to 12 months post-birth), and adjustment issues. She has experience and enjoys working with clients from a mixture of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Since migrating to Australia, Marjory has developed a specific interest supporting clients from the different Indigenous and Torres Strait Island communities.

Marjory is a Board Approved Supervisor for students undertaking the Master of Clinical Psychology program and psychologists completing their registrar program.

She is bilingual and speaks fluent Dutch.

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Aaron Coote

Provisional Psychologist

Aaron completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle in 2020. His honours thesis investigated people’s capacity for mindfulness and compassion and how these relate to their enjoyment of social relationships and connectedness.

Aaron previously worked as a Tibetan translator and oral interpreter, taught classical literary Tibetan, and edited English-language translation of Buddhist texts. Before that he worked in bookstores in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, and Sydney, including as the Assistant Manager at the University of Newcastle’s bookstore. Most recently as a disability support worker, Aaron has loved helping clients with a variety of psychosocial disabilities achieve their goals.

Pursuing a career as a psychologist has been a life-long dream of Aaron’s, allowing him to explore his fascination with human behaviour and the life of the mind. He is passionate about exploring the benefits of mindfulness meditation, including such techniques as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He is thrilled to join the team at Newcastle Psychology & Health and feels privileged to enjoy the mentorship of Dr. Stuart Edser. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Development Studies (2004), University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (2020), University of Newcastle

 

Office Staff

Our Office staff, Narelle (left) Patrick (middle) and Ruth (right) are here to help you. Caring, competent and very welcoming, they will look after all your appointment, payment and Medicare needs as you visit the Practice. It is not by accident that NPH is thought so well of by clients.

Our Administration Assistants have a big part to play in that esteem and we feel sure that you will notice how well you are looked after even before you see your clinician.

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