The Mindful Hub Team
We are building a team of out-standing therapists and support staff. Their details are below.
Anne-Maree Polimeni – General Psychologist
Anne-Maree has a gentle and quiet nature and genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. She is calm and considered in her approach. She enjoys working alongside her clients and sees herself as a facilitator; she may have the knowledge but she knows that her clients are the experts in their life who hold the answers. She holds a safe space for her clients to understand themselves better and live a more fulfilling life.
Anne-Maree works mainly with adults with a wide range of psychological concerns such as anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, attachment difficulties, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, and life transitions.
Anne-Maree has two main areas of interest. She is passionate about caring for women in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and the initial postnatal period so that they can have the best possible experience. She is also able to use her knowledge and experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to support women through breastfeeding and it’s relationship to mental health.
Anne-Maree is also passionate about supporting clients throughout loss and grief. She finds it a privilege to work with clients to help them find the courage to honour grief, to integrate the death of a loved one in their life and ultimately heal. She has a special interest in pregnancy and infant loss.
Anne-Maree’s natural inclination in therapy is to work inside a psychodynamic framework. Psychodynamic therapy helps clients gain insight into their life, supporting them in understanding how prior experiences have shaped current behaviour and relationships.
Within the psychodynamic framework she utilises a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities in her practice, including:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Trauma Therapy,
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Positive Psychology, and
Anne-Maree’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) (Swinburne University of Technology, PhD (Swinburne University of Technology), Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education – Counselling (10006NAT)
(Australian Breastfeeding Association), Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner
(HypnoBirthing® Institute), Stillbirthday® Birth and Bereavement Doula (Stillbirthday), and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Margaret Hunt – Provisional Psychologist
Margaret has completed her Master of Professional Psychology, and she is currently completing her Master of Psychology (Clinical) qualification to gain full registration as a psychologist. Margaret has experience working in private practice in addition to working within the NDIS and education systems, and she is particularly passionate about supporting the psychological needs of people across the lifespan using evidence-based assessments and interventions. Through her clinical work, Margaret aims to build positive and collaborative therapeutic relationships by respecting each clients’ individual needs.
Margaret’s special interest include:
Anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorder, grief and loss, behavioural difficulties, parenting support for families, general wellbeing and interpersonal difficulties.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
- Mindfulness/Compassion Based Therapy
Caitlin’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Psychology (honours) from the University of Western Sydney and Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University.
Tegan – Founder and Managing Director
Tegan is passionate about Mental Health and making a real difference to the millions of Aussie’s wanting and needing support in maintaining healthy mental health and wellbeing.
Growing up in the regional area of Gippsland Victoria, it was and still
is clear that the further people live from a major city, the harder it is to access mental health and wellbeing services due to a number of factors such as long wait lists for appointments, accessibility, cost, transport and stigma.
These reasons are why The Mindful Hub was created, not to compete with private practices in the region, but to supplement and take the pressure off wait lists from the already overwhelmed mental health and wellbeing industry. The Mindful Hub allows people to have access to the care they need and want, no matter their location in Australia.
Tegan is currently finishing off the last leg of her studies to become a registered Psychologist, so in the meantime, she will be behind the scenes running The Mindful Hub, where consultations will be provided by our nationally registered psychologists.
For all general enquiries regarding The Mindful Hub, Tegan will be your go-to person.
Our Psychologists Work Collaboratively with You
We work together to develop treatment goals and intentions and from there, the most appropriate interventions will be selected to help you accomplish your goals, and regain balance and control in your life.
The Mind Body Connection
Mindfulness leads to Happiness
Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present, feeling and observing what is taking place in that moment. We believe that the ability to learn and practice mindfulness helps promotes feelings of happiness and contentment.
Online Support for
Australia is a beautiful land of wide, open spaces, which means when you are struggling with your health, it can seem a little lonely. In the empty spaces are people who need help.
Services for mental health are scarce and difficult to access in rural and regional Australia; and when there are services available, there might be an incredibly limited range, meaning that people who really need help are less likely to reach out for it or receive it. People either can’t travel to the practitioners, can’t get appointments that fit in with their busy lives, or can’t afford the services.
It is essential for mental health to find the practitioner and the treatment that works for you.
People not only need services, they need options. It is so important with mental services that you click with your practitioner. The Mindful Hub has taken this idea one step further – here you really ‘click’ with your practitioner.
If you need help – you aren’t alone.
Experts often list statistics of how common mental illness is amongst Australians, and it is no less common in remote areas. But you probably don’t need to hear that 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illness. You just know that it is real, it can be debilitating, and it is affecting your life.
If you feel like you or someone you love is in one of those empty spaces unable to get help, we can connect with you wherever you are.