Meet the Team
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.
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
- Complex mental health – assessment and treatment
- Anxiety – general, health, social, panic, phobias and obsessions
- Depression – unipolar and bipolar
- Trauma – post-traumatic stress and adjustment conditions
- Sexual abuse – child and adult
- Suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury
- Attention deficit hyperactivity
- Anger and violence
- Grief and loss
- Relationship difficulties and attachment
- Workplace deviance
- Lifespan development and transition
- Substance, alcohol and gambling
- Impulsive compulsive behaviours
- Self-esteem and self-efficacy
- Identity formation
- 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
Marjory Kromodikoro is a Clinical Psychologist and has over 20 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 Emotionally Focused Therapy approach, but is also trained in the Conversational Model, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour 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.
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.
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 translations of Buddhist texts. 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. His internship sees him growing as a clinician as he puts into practice the knowledge he has learned at University as the foundation understanding upon which psychological treatment works.
Aaron is seeing a broad age range of clients, from senior high school age up to older people. He uses various modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Efficacy Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy, mindfulness interventions, positive psychology, and self-compassion. He feels privileged to enjoy the mentorship of Dr. Stuart Edser.
Bachelor of Development Studies (2004), University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (2020), University of Newcastle
Diploma of Counselling (ongoing)
Justyn Hyde is a Clinical Psychologist working in Private Practice in the Newcastle area. Joining Newcastle Psychology & Health in 2023, Justyn is a good fit to NPH as he recognises that every person comes to therapy with different life experiences and needs. He utilises an open and flexible approach to therapy that empowers and guides clients in pursuit of their goals.
Justyn uses a range of evidence based psychotherapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. He enjoys and has had experience working with a wide range of clients of diverse backgrounds, including individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, individuals with acquired brain injuries, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Areas of clinical practice that Justyn focuses on include treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar affective disorder, anger management, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship difficulties, substance use, and development of self-identity.
Our Office staff, Narelle, Rigby and Ruth 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.