Our Team

Dr Christian Balanza MBBS FRANZCP

Dr Christian Balanza is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. His interests are wide and varied and include depressive disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, autistic spectrum disorders, adult ADHD, personality disorders and complex trauma. He subspecialises in psychodynamic psychotherapy and is available to see patients aged 17 and above.

Julia Conte BSc, MPsych (Clin), MAPS, Clinical Psychologist

Julia is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked in private practice, child and adolescent mental health, community mental health and drug and alcohol hospital settings since 1997. Julia’s speciality areas include child and adolescent mental health, working with toddlers and pre-schoolers, school age children and adolescents with a wide range of emotional, relational and behavioural difficulties. She has extensive training in systemic family therapy, attachment therapy (Circle of Security Attachment Model) and interpersonal psychotherapy. She also specialises in the treatment of various forms of trauma including complex childhood trauma, critical traumatic incidents, PTSD and other associated mental health difficulties such as mood and anxiety related disorders. Julia is a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is a WorkCover approved Psychologist.