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.

 Rhonda Jamieson 


Specialising in:

  • Relationship counselling

  • Men’s & women’s issues

  • Sexual issues

  • Anxiety, Depression & Phobias

  • Self esteem issues

  • Anger management

  • Communication & Conflict resolution

  • Accepting ageing

  • Eating & body image disorders

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Grief & Loss

  • Psychological & Educational Assessments

 Barbara Pacyga 


Registered Psychologist

Barbara Pacyga is a registered psychologist with over 12 years of experience in working with pre- and school-aged children, 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

 Richard Weld-Blundell 

Registered Psychologist


Richard is a registered Medicare Provider and a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Richard has been a practitioner in the field of mental health for over a decade, working in the private and public sectors in the fields of Relationships and Family Therapy, Trauma (Marysville / Kinglake – Post Bushfires) and with Children and Families in Schools.


His fields of interest include:

  • Trauma - Bushfire recovery Counsellor 2010 Marysville and Kinglake

  • Mood (including depression and anxiety) & Personality Disorders Relationships (including brief 6 - 12 session couples counselling) and Family Therapy. Post- Separation Parenting.

  • Adjustment and Major Life Changes

  • Men’s Issues – While Richard works well with both genders he has a particular interest in assisting men in their emotional, work & relationship lives.

  • Sexuality and Gender related issues

  • Depth & Existential psychotherapy – Personal growth

 Jenny Weaver 


Registered Psychologist

Director and co-owner of Eltham Counselling Service.


Specialising in:

  • Anxiety / panic disorders

  • Stress management

  • Depression

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Communication

  • Mindfulness / meditation

  • Children and adults

 Annette D'Amore 

Post Grad. Dip. Counselling

Specialising in:

  • Family counselling 

  • Children & Adolescents 

  • Relationship counselling

  • Separation issues

  • Parenting

  • Trauma 

  • Group work

  • Anxiety & Depression 

  • Self esteem issues

 Chris Newell 


Director and co-owner of Eltham Counselling Service.

Specialising in:

  • Relationship counselling

  • Anger management

  • Panic attacks

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Grief and Loss

  • Communication skills

  • Self esteem issues

  • Personality profiling for couples

  • Subconscious mind healing

  • Weight loss and nutrition

We are delighted to welcome Annette to our team.

Annette has extensive experience in working with complex families with a diverse spectrum of needs and risk factors.  

Her experience also includes working with children to support emotional, social and behavioural wellbeing.  

She joins our team following a role of Clinical Team Leader within a Family Services Program where she lead a team of Clinicians and Early Childhood Educators.  

 Jacqui (Office Manager) 


Jacqui is the friendly face of Eltham Counselling. She helps all of our clients, and our counsellors by cheerfully and efficiently managing the appointments, enquiries, and clinic operations.