Clinical Psychologists in Carlton

Experienced clinical psychologists, in practice since 2004 and 2008.

About Us

Dr Helen Krstev

BSc, Grad Dip. [Psych], DPsych [Clinical], MAPS, FCCLP

Phone: 0406 970 548 | Dr Helen Krstev - LinkedIn profile

Helen is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice, alongside working in the public mental health system, since 2004. She has extensive experience working with adults with anxiety and depression, personality disorders, trauma, psychosis, family and relationship problems, grief and loss, self-harm, abuse, and suicidal difficulties. She has particular expertise in working with people with a range of sexual orientations and with people with difficulties related to gender identity. Earlier in her career, Helen has worked extensively in the public mental health system in outpatient clinics, and coordinated and delivered training in psychiatry and psychotherapy to post-graduate students and clinicians in the public mental health system.

Helen provides psychoanalytic treatment to adults and supervision. Her approach is to identify the problems that you bring, and what prohibits you from working towards what you want in your life. She will also discuss from an assessment what help you want as part of seeing her, in order to develop a plan to work together.

In addition to treatment, Helen has expertise in providing supervision, and she supervises colleagues and also students training in clinical psychology. Helen holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has published articles and edited an international compendium of work relating to the psychological treatment of psychosis. Helen is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, and a registered psychologist and supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Helen is available to provide treatment, and also supervision to psychologists with general registration (including in the clinical registrar training program) and to provisional psychologists.

Dr Helen Krstev

Dr Jonathan Kettle

BA [Hons], MPsych [Clinical], PhD, MAPS, FCCLP

Phone: 0414 446 403 | Dr Jonathan Kettle - LinkedIn profile

Jonathan is a clinical psychologist who works in private practice, and is also the former Head of Clinical Practice at The Cairnmillar Institute. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior psychologist in public mental health in community treatment teams at Mercy Mental Health and Orygen Youth Health. From these roles, he is experienced in psychotherapy, assisting with complex issues and risk, supervision, clinical leadership and training psychologists.

He undertakes psychoanalytic treatment with adults and supervision. He provides a confidential and non-judgmental space in which you can discuss your concerns. He has experience working with adults with depression and anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma and abuse, personality issues, gender and sexuality difficulties, life-direction, self-harm and suicidal concerns, as well as with eating and body image problems, anger difficulties, and substance use. His approach can involve working through the problems that you bring, and assisting you to address what gets in the way of you pursuing what you want in your life. He can also assist you with developing new ways of relating to yourself and others. Upon meeting you, his approach is to understand the difficulties you are experiencing and how best to assist you, prior to working in treatment together.

Jonathan holds a PhD in depression and regularly presents papers about treatment at seminars and in journals. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of its College of Clinical Psychologists, and a registered clinical psychologist and supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is experienced in delivering board-approved supervisor training to psychologists, and lecturing in psychoanalytic therapy to masters students training in clinical psychology.

Jonathan is available to provide treatment, and also supervision to psychologists with general registration (including in the clinical registrar training program) and to provisional psychologists.

Dr Jonathan Kettle