Angella Katheklakis


Angella’s practice as a psychologist is centred around creating a safe space for her clients to thrive. Angella is passionate about genuinely connecting with her clients, to support the therapeutic process and progress. Clients have described feeling comfortable due to her warm and personable nature, allowing individuals to feel comfortable early on in therapy. This is paramount to establishing a strong therapeutic alliance and fostering a trusting therapy space.


• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
• Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced


Angella as a practising psychologist, is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). As a psychologist in clinical practice, Angella adheres to the professional codes of the Australian Psychological Society and Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.


• AHPRA Registration Number: PSY0002288554
• Member of the Australian Psychological Society
• Undertaken the Eating Disorder Credential Pathway with Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZED)

Therapeutic Approach

Angella’s therapeutic approach is tailored to her client’s individual needs. Angella is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to assist them with achieving their goals, as well as providing them and their support networks with the support, tools, and skills they need to live connected and engaging lives.


Angella as a psychologist, focuses on positive behaviour change, the development of interpersonal relationships and social skills, risk management and counselling support.

Experience and Interests

Angella is experienced in working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families within the community, private and forensic settings.


Angella’s areas of expertise:

• Trauma
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Borderline personality disorder
• Risk management
Emotional difficulties (emotion regulation)
Individual relationships issues
• Positive behaviour change
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Autism spectrum disorder
• Life changes
• Anxiety
• Depression
Assertiveness training
• Stress management
• Interpersonal difficulties
• Alcohol and other drugs
• Anger management


Angella’s clinical experience has included conducting assessments and reports and delivering evidence-based psychological services to individuals across a range of social, developmental and behavioural challenges. Angella has also worked extensively with adolescents, children, and their families who have been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and a range of cognitive delays.


Angella has diverse experience within the settings of the Employment Assistance Program (EAP) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The EAP has been utilised as a confidential service for small to large businesses, offered by employers to their employees to support their well-being within the workplace and their personal lives.


Angella’s therapeutic approach draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), as well as Short-term and Solution-Focused Therapy. Angella more recently completed the Family Based Therapy (FBT) approach for Eating Disorders as part of becoming a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician.


Angella engages her clients in a collaborative process to identify therapeutic goals and treatment plans early on in therapy and exclusively tailored to each client’s individual needs. Throughout the therapeutic process, Angella provides psychoeducation and assists her clients with implementing distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills whilst working towards their goals.


Angella is passionate about supporting individuals with recurrent or long-standing mental health or psychological difficulties. This may include multiple episodes, or recurrent depression, depression that is difficult to shift, reoccurring adverse events, or persistent low self-esteem often found from unmet needs and trauma in early childhood.


In particular, Angella Katheklakis supports individuals to improve their mood and interpersonal relationships, helping her client to identify and adjust negative patterns of behaviour and providing a safe therapy space to explore emotional needs and healthy coping strategies.


Angella, as a psychologist, is driven to further her professional skills in evidence-based clinical practice, undertaking Schema Therapy with Chris Hays.

Personal Interests

Angella has a personal interest in mindfulness. When not at work, Angella is a busy mum who enjoys spending quality time with her beautiful family, raising her little boy, and being active.

Personal Strengths and Passions

Angella Katheklakis is a warm and empathetic psychologist with cultural awareness and sensitivity, being a second-generation Greek, which equips her with an understanding of cultural barriers and intergenerational values.


Angella has supported many clients through challenging and large life transitions. She has herself experienced significant adjustments, such as becoming a mother and completing her 4 +2 pathway to registration as a psychologist.


Angella is passionate about sharing her life experience, skills, and training in supporting clients through their own transitions, as well as managing short- or long-term stressors and improving interpersonal relationships. Angella believes everyone deserves to experience well-being and is committed to assisting her clients in achieving their own version of it.


Angella is a valuable member of the team at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, delivering online and in-person psychological support at our Malvern private practice.

Make An Appointment

Angella is not accepting new clients. For current clients, Telehealth and In-Person appointments available with psychologist Angella during the day on and after-hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, on Thursday and ad hoc Saturday’s.

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Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and Australian Psychological Society. Our clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches, ensuring comprehensive for a range of presentations and struggles.