Meet the Team

Dr Stuart Edser

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 Psychologist in private practice at Newcastle Psychology & Health. Michael is also completing a registrar program to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in 2021. He works collaboratively with his clients, values their lived experience, and provides a safe and supportive space for clients to discuss 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, MCCLP (Assoc), 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


-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 

Office Staff

Our Office staff, Ruth (left) and Narelle (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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