Our Experienced Team

The strength of the therapeutic relationship is critical to the success of achieving ones therapeutic outcomes. It is for this reason that Eltham Counselling together with the referring Medical Practitioners take care to match clients with an appropriately experienced psychologist. The following lists our professional experienced team and their areas of specialty.

 Barbara Pacyga 


Registered Psychologist

Barbara Pacyga is a registered psychologist with over 12 years of experience in working with adolescents and adults specialising in:

  • Addictions

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Behavioural issues – children and adolescents

  • Critical incident stress 

  • Emotional regulation

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Learning disabilities

  • Parenting issues

  • Personality Disorders

  • Trauma

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 Louise Brearly 


Registered Psychologist

Louise studied Medicine for a couple of years before realising her passion for Psychology, completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, majoring in Psychology, and Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Melbourne.  Louise is trained in various evidence-based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Risk Assessment, Suicide Prevention and Motivational Interviewing. She has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds, seeing clients from school age children to the elderly. 


Specialising in:

  • Stress & Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Perfectionist traits

  • Obsessive traits

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Interpersonal issues 

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 Lucia Ramono 


Clinical Psychologist

Lucia (Lucy) has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors.  Her approach is to build on strengths whilst empowering individuals to be proactive in establishing specific goals and strategies.  She works with both adults and adolescents.

Specialises in:

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Anger Management 

  • Self-esteem 

  • Grief & Loss 

  • Life transitions

  • Drug & Alcohol 

  • Domestic Violence 

  • Relational issues 

 Andrea (Office Manager) 


Andrea is the friendly face of Eltham Counselling.  She helps our clients and our practitioners by cheerfully and efficiently managing the appointments, enquiries and clinical operations.