Our mission is to provide practical, outcome based services to all our clients. We pride ourselves on excellence of service and focus entirely on providing a personalized, customized service shaped around what is best for the individual.
The Anna Centre maintains a diverse team with a range of specialists which enables us to cater for a wide range of client needs.
During her career as a Nurse and Midwife, Angela has worked in rural and remote Australia, Pakistan and Indigenous Australian communities. Angela ‘ s current knowledge and skill is in supporting her clients to adjust to and cope with a diagnosis of an illness or a health condition. This is the product of her broad experience as a health professional along with her education, training and experience as a Health Psychologist.
Angela has worked intensively in the last five years with people with chronic or persistent pain. By assisting her clients to improve their capacity to manage their pain they can experience a better quality of life. She is also interested in Health Behaviour change and supporting her clients to identify what motivates them to make and maintain positive changes in their health and wellbeing. With a background in Midwifery Angela is passionate about working with new mothers to adjust to their role and manage the challenges of the first year after birth.
Angela utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frameworks and interventions including Mindfulness to develop and implement an individual treatment plan with and for each client with the aim of meeting their goals.
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists
Current member of the Australian Pain Society
Ba. Nursing, Grad Dip Adv Nursing (Nursing Education)
Grad. Dip. Psychological Studies
Ba. Applied Science (Psychology) (Hons)
Master of Psychology (Health)
Weight Management and Eating Disorders
Health Behaviour Change
Grief and Loss Issues
Workplace Related Stress
Dr Caroline Mohr joined the team at The Anna Centre in July 2011. She has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist, and particular expertise working with people with cognitive limitations, lifelong experiences of mental illness and developmental difficulties, for example, autism. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS Clinical College and is eligible to provide the full range of clinical psychology services funded by Medicare Australia. For many years Caroline was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology (CDPP) at Monash University, working with an energetic group of researchers, making a valuable contribution to the lives of people with developmental difficulties and their families.
Caroline has worked with people aged 3 to 100, in schools, hospitals and community clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
Grief and Loss
Daniel is a recent psychology honours graduate (first class honours) with a working background in NDIS support coordination, and management assisting those with disabilities as well as their support carers. Daniel is looking to build his counselling skills with plans to engage in further postgraduate psychology study and obtain a registration as a psychologist in the near future. He has extensive knowledge of local support services and has developed strong professional networks in Bendigo and regional Victoria. He is open and easy to approach. Daniel’s broad life experience and warm and friendly manner enables him to connect with people of all walks of life.
Denise Charman is an experienced clinical psychologist, with a background in child and family clinical psychology. This includes child sexual abuse, and long term effects of abuse. She has also been a university academic and managed clinical psychology postgraduate education programs. She has considerable experience in supervising students, psychologists and clinical psychologists on their clinical work and their research work. She has trained in various psychological therapies, including CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapies. As a result of her professional experiences (and life experiences), she fully understands the complexities of family life and factors that can impact on how people may from time to time need mental health support.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Master of Arts (Psychology)
Hannah began working at The Anna Centre in 2017 and in 2019, with her growing commitment and attention to detail, she was appointed as our Office Manager. Overseeing the administration function and our head office premises in Queen Street, Bendigo. As one of the first faces that you see at The Anna Centre, Hannah enjoys meeting and interacting with all of our clients and ensuring that they feel welcome and looked after. Outside of work Hannah enjoys spending time in the garden, reading, watching all the latest Marvel and DC shows/movies and is a ‘dog-mum’ of two. Feel free to ask her to see photos of her dogs and she’ll be happy to oblige!
Hannah has extensive studies in Mental Health, and has previously worked in project management, case management and customer service roles.
Jamie worked in the banking sector for over 22 years undertaking a number of roles within Retail Banking, Learning and Development and Operational Risk. Assuming an Executive role in the TAFE sector Jamie held responsibility for a number of portfolios including Teaching, Learning and Quality, Organisational Development, Education and Chief Operating Officer.
Jan is an experienced social worker with a background in social services case management assisting those with disabilities as well as their support carers. For many years Jan has counselled and supported youth and adults within the income support arena. As well as counselling clients experiencing issues in the workplace.
Jan has extensive knowledge of local support services and has developed strong networks in the Bendigo Region. She has particular expertise in working with clients who have experienced domestic and family violence and is skilled in working with people who are vulnerable as a result of mental illness, family breakdown, marital separation, and/or substance abuse.
Along with being open and approachable, Jan’s wealth of life experience enables her to connect and relate to a wide range of people.
Family and Domestic Violence
Family Disharmony and Breakdown
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Financial Related Concerns
Kim is a registered Organisational Psychologist with a passion for helping people in the world of work, whether you’re experiencing difficulties in dealing with people in the workplace, having anxiety about work, wanting to transition, are stuck in your career or needing help with outplacement. Kim has experience with pre and post pregnancy counselling. Kim is also a registered counsellor and life coach, working with adults across all issues of relationships and life. Kim uses an eclectic approach with a preference to use ACT, solution focused and goal centred therapies to help clients live the lives they want to.
• Bachelor of Commerce degree (Psychology and Business Economics)
• Honours degree in Adult development
• Masters degree in Business Science (Organisational Psychology)
• Diploma in Counselling
• Certificates in Life coaching, pre and post pregnancy counselling, return to work
• Kim is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
Any workplace issue
Location: Bendigo, Melbourne & Canberra
Meddwyn Coleman is the Principal Psychologist at The Anna Centre, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Her qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Diploma in Community Development and Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Clinical Hypnosis). Meddwyn has over 25 years of experience, and has interests in working with people who have sustained workplace injuries, been involved in motor vehicle accidents, and who are experiencing anxiety and depression.
25 years of experience, with interests in working with people who have sustained workplace injuries, been involved in motor vehicle accidents, and who are experiencing anxiety and depression.
Melissa is one of our welcoming admin team members here at The Anna Centre. Melissa brings a warm positive personality and calm composure to her work. Melissa enjoys interacting with our clients and is happy to welcome and assist them in any way that she can.
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Graduate Certificate of Politics and Public Policy
Melissa has experience in retail customer service roles and administrative duties.
Shobie is a registered Social Worker and has a talent for working with people from all walks of life. She is naturally warm, inclusive and open. Her many years of experience in the social sector have been geographically and demographically diverse, inclusive of South America, South East Melbourne and remote Central Australian, Aboriginal communities. Her work has included support and advocacy for those that have experienced family breakdown, trauma, addictions, mental illness, and/or homelessness. Her work amongst diverse populations includes Indigenous Australians, asylum seekers and refugees. More recently, Shobie has been working closely with vulnerable adolescents and adults in The Central Victorian region.
Shobie has a special interest in bringing healing to people who have experienced traumatic and stressful experiences and is passionate about providing client centred, strengths based support to those who come to her service. She utilises modalities which enable individuals to change behaviour patterns, gain and retain hope and achieve personal autonomy and engagement in an active life. These include narrative interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT therapy) and mindfulness.
Bachelor of Arts/Commerce
Graduate diploma in Theology
Master of Social Work
Grief and Loss
Adolescent Mental Health
Sian is a registered psychologist with a warm, genuine, and empathetic approach. She is currently completing her clinical endorsement. Sian has experience working with adults and adolescents across a range of disorders including drug and alcohol, depression, anxiety, grief, 1-1 counselling and facilitating groups in mindfulness and relaxation.
Sian has a preference to use CBT-based approaches that incorporate Schema and ACT modalities to assist clients in developing insight into their problems in a supportive environment. Strategies provided help facilitate change and give clients the best opportunity to reach their desired goals and improve their quality of life.
Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS),
Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Education
After time spent teaching, Stephen has worked primarily as an educational psychologist for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in working with young people, identifying and addressing developmental concerns, providing a range of cognitive and educational assessments and strategies for managing learning and behavioural difficulties. He has also worked as a psychologist with the Royal Australian Navy and for Australian Defence Force Recruiting and has extensive experience in critical incident responses, operational and incident debriefing, stress management and a range of mental health concerns.
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Bachelor of Education
Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Professional Psychology)
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis
Tess is a registered general psychologist and has over 12 years experience working with individuals affected by mental health disorders and dementia. Tess has worked in acute /hospital settings as well as in the community, aged care facilities and private practice. Tess has a particular interest working with adults and is passionate about working with older adults aged 65years +
Areas of interest include positive ageing and the role of brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma, multicultural/indigenous psychology, grief and loss, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, chronic pain management, anxiety and depression and the application of hypnosis and mindfulness techniques.
Tess is available via telehealth only (Video or Telephone).
*Adults and Older Adults
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Bachelor of Psychology Victoria University
Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology Deakin University
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR Level II
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Applied Psychotherapy (In Progress)
Trina is one of our welcoming admin team members here at The Anna Centre. With over 10 years of administration experience across many sectors, she enjoys helping clients find the best possible fit for their needs. Trina has proven herself a valuable part of the team, with a penchant for getting stuff done and making sure the snack draw is never left empty.
Certificate IV Property Services
Trina has over a decade’s worth of experience in customer service across various industries.