Meet Our Team
Ken Ferris - Clinical Director
Educational & Developmental Psychologist
Ken enjoys working with children, adults, families and couples through Attachment and Schematic approaches, and works proficiently with presentations of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Behaviour Management, workplace conflict, as well as psychometric testing and assessment.
Renee Ferris - Director
Renee focuses her therapeutic practice and professional development on adult mental health, trauma and interpersonal difficulties. She works with clients with an insightful and analytical approach towards a more informed and ultimately healthier concept of self.
Prior to moving to private practice, Adrienne had extensive experience working within government, NGOs and private organisations in the areas of unemployment, rehabilitation, health and education.
Barbara has over 25 years of broad experience working with adults and adolescents. Using an eclectic approach, Barbara aims to restore client’s well-being through personalized /client centered programs that address the participant’s individual need, until such time, where improvement is clearly evident and client is satisfied with the outcome of the therapy.
Karen has over 30 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, families and individuals. She works in a collaborative way to help people improve the quality of their relationship and life satisfaction.
Rosalind (Rose) Dayman
Rosalind Dayman has 25 years experience working with adults, adolescents and couples.
Samantha has over ten years’ experience working with children and adolescents as a School Counsellor.
Tania is fortunate to have more than five years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of interest include trauma (developmental, complex & PTSD), and how this impacts neurobiology, behaviour and personality.
Nicolina works mainly with adult clients in the management of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, postnatal and perinatal issues, loss and grief, coping with acute and chronic illness, work place issues and workers compensation referrals, coping with change and issues of aging.
Clinical Social Worker
Christine has been counselling for the past 27 years. Christine works within a model that seeks to assist individuals to understand the issues that facilitate change, process past trauma, adjust to life events and develop new ways of coping.
Greg Pankhurst is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Greg is passionate about helping people develop capability, wisdom and resilience for everyday life. Greg assists clients to get to know their own patterns of living, find their direction, and move toward their goals more consciously.
Prior to moving to private practice as a psychologist, Janine had extensive experience as a counselling hypnotherapist, as a counselling and hypnotherapy trainer, and working in the areas of workers comp rehabilitation, unemployment and adult education.
Kylie Pidgeon works with adolescents, adults, couples and families to facilitate resilience and positive changes in every arena of life.
Registered Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar)
Patrick has experience working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, including children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of interest include using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework through a holistic and systemic approach to address mood and anxiety disorders, complex presentations, trauma as well as psychometric testing and assessments.
Amy is our Office Manager and is a first point of contact at Riverlands Therapy Services. Amy is a valuable source of knowledge regarding the professional strengths and preferences of all staff members at Riverlands. This can be great assistance to clients and referrers when sourcing the most suitable and effective therapist.
Pauline is one of our Office Administrators and a first point of contact at Riverlands Therapy Services. She occupies the role of front of house receptionist welcoming new and existing clients, taking telephone calls, booking appointments with your selected therapist, or is more than happy to find the most suitable person to assist you from our team.