About Us

Seed of Hope Psychology aims to help children and adults flourish in life. Seed of Hope Psychology is passionate about helping individuals overcome personal, relationship, mental health or trauma issues.


Cher McGillivray

Clinical Psychologist & Director

Qualifications:
  • Clinical Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Member
  • Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) Member
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Master of Business Administration

Cher is passionate about connecting with individuals in order to help them discover their purpose, and take active steps of courage to fulfil their potential. Cher works from a positive psychology perspective and tailors evidence-based treatment approaches to individual client needs. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness, Schema Therapy and Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment (TIST).


Kristy Gallirhir

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Qualifications:
  • General Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Member
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Gender Studies)

Kristy believes in a trauma-informed, neurodiverse-affirming practice to support individuals through their mental health journey, including comprehensive assessment and client-centred therapy. Kristy uses therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique (TF-EFT) and somatic regulation tools.

Kristy’s interests include Autism, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, later-life and female neurodivergence, neuropsychological assessment, sexual health education, the LGBTQIA+ community and complex trauma from sexual abuse in adults, adolescents and children.


Madeleine Graham

Provisional Psychologist

Qualifications:
  • Provisional Psychologist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Committee Member
  • Masters in Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner

Madeleine has a specific interest in the treatment of trauma-related presentations. These include complex trauma (childhood), distressing life experiences, anxiety disorders, and emotionally challenging relationship dynamics, which can translate into a range of behavioural, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Further interests include comprehensive client assessment, functional behavioural analysis, and the management of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism symptomology.

Madeleine believes in a holistic method of encouraging physical and internal health, alongside a trauma-informed approach to therapy. Madeleine achieves client goals using evidence-based clinical treatments such as, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Somatic Regulation techniques and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

With an empathetic and compassionate approach, Madeleine assists clients across the lifespan to successfully identify and navigate their mental health challenges, leading to a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life.


Emily Udodzik

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Qualifications:
  • General Psychologist Registration with the
  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • Postgraduate Degree, Psychology Honours
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science

Emily has a strong interest in trauma-related presentations, including PTSD and complex trauma, as well as personality disorders. Additionally, she works with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a range of anxiety and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.