Psychologist Profiles

Gail Baker – Psychologist

Gail Baker is a fully registered and University qualified psychologist.  As the owner of Sunshine Coast Psychology Services, she has over 15 years experience in some of the most demanding areas of  counselling and psychology.

Gail Baker Psychologist Sunshine CoastGail works with individuals, couples and organisations by utilising evidence based therapies to achieve measurable results for her clients.  Each individual case is approached on it’s own merits allowing a range of specific therapies to be utilised in helping achieve the desired goals.  Having worked in some of the most demanding areas of psychology and counselling, Gail provides expertise that is considered, highly experienced and heartfelt.

Dr Sharon Atkin – Psychologist (Ph.D. Psych. (M.A.P.S.)

Dr Sharon Atkin has a PhD in Psychology from UQ (Ph.D. Psych. (M.A.P.S.) and has significant experience in working with adults, adolescents, children (and is currently accepting referrals for children aged from 12 years), families with complex issues, couples (for relationship counselling) and the elderly.  She has significant experience working with Clients with complex mental health or family issues.

Dr Atkin has experience working with adolescents (with issues relating to transition to young adulthood); parent-adolescent conflict, elder abuse issues, relationship counselling and marital conflict, trauma and other mental health conditions including depression and anxiety.

Sharon has been a practitioner in a range of community settings. She has practiced as a counselling psychologist in the areas of trauma and children and families with complex needs, women’s health, mood and anxiety disorders, domestic violence, and sexual abuse and assault. She has managed a range of community programs in Queensland and spent two years managing a number of clinical and family programs in Victoria.

Sharon has been involved in the development of models of practice aimed at best addressing the needs of individuals and enhancing their abilities and coping skills. Sharon has a strong practice background and a commitment to combining research and practice with a focus on articulated models of practice and measurable outcomes.

Jessica Hinchy – Psychologist

Jessica Hinchy is a fully registered, university qualified Psychologist with six years of professional experience as a Psychologist.

Jessica HinchyJessica works with children aged from 10 years, adolescents, adults and the elderly. She has a special interest in working with adolescents aged 10 to 18 years and assists children and adolescents cope better with stress, anxiety and depression related to self-esteem, body image, self-identity, self-confidence, anger, aggression, family conflict and school refusal. Jessica’s interests also include working with parents and families with stress and anxiety relating to parenting concerns, relationship difficulties and family conflict.

Jessica uses an integrated approach to therapy, which includes solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and is committed to a client-centred approach.