Our Practitioners

Deakin Psychology is owned and operated by Catherine Huntley and Melanie Sheehan.  Melanie and Catherine are experienced psychologists with their own specialist areas of expertise ensuring Deakin Psychology is able to provide you and your family with the best options for your individual needs.

Catherine Huntley

BPsych(Hons); MPsych(Clinical); MAPS

Catherine Huntley is a co-director at Deakin Psychology and a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience across a range of settings and client groups – including, adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health; neurodevelopmental assessment (including Cognitive Assessments; Learning Disorders and Developmental Disorders) organisational psychology, and clinical supervision.

Catherine holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.  She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has devoted much of her career to working with children, adolescents and families.  Her specialist interest and expertise is with learning disorders/specific learning difficulties (e.g. ADHD and Dyslexia) and she provides cognitive assessments, learning disability assessments, and more comprehensive neuropsychology assessments for children/adolescents; in addition to therapy for children/adolescents.

Catherine is trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based psychological interventions/treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Melanie Sheehan

BSci(Psych); MPsych(Counselling); MCFT, MAPS

Melanie Sheehan is a co-Director at Deakin Psychology and has over 20 years clinical experience in a variety of settings and client groups. She has worked in both Government and private settings and provides clinical supervision to other psychologists.

Melanie holds a Masters Degree in Couple and Family Therapy and is full member of the APS.  Melanie has a particular interest and expertise working in individual and couple counselling.  She is a qualified Gottman Therapist and provides counselling for multiple Employee Access Programs across Canberra. 

Melanie is also trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based psychological interventions/treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Marriage and Family Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy.