Team

Dr Damon Ashworth: Clinical Psychologist

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Damon successfully completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Monash University in February 2014. For his Doctoral Research, Damon developed and implemented a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) treatment that significantly improved sleep and mood in participants with insomnia and depression. The findings of this research were presented at the 2012 Australian Chronobiology Society meeting in Adelaide and SLEEP 2013, the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting in Baltimore, USA. They have also been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Damon has extended this research in his clinical practice at the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre in East Melbourne since September 2013. He has assisted hundreds of individuals with a wide range of sleeping problems, from acute to chronic insomnia, advanced and delayed sleep phase disorders, parasomnias, nightmares, and restless legs syndrome.

Outside of his interest in sleep, Damon loves to read, write blog posts and make videos on various psychology topics. He enjoys being active and tries to keep fit by playing basketball, beach volleyball and tennis. He also occasionally swims, cycles, lifts weights and heads up to the mountains in winter to ski.

 

Dr James Gillard: Osteopath

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James completed his Master’s Degree in Health Science (Osteopathy), Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy at Victoria University in 2013. James loves osteopathy and it’s philosophy on health. The drive for health is inherent within the system, and through osteopathy, James is able to help facilitate this process.

James enjoys general practice working with patients of all ages, and currently practices at Holistic Osteopathy in Ocean Grove and Geelong. He has a particular interest in complex health issues and chronic pain. He explains to his patients how their body works through health and disease and encourages a wide variety of movement throughout the day.

James is passionate about health, learning and music and thoroughly enjoys sipping coffee whilst in good company.

 

Tahnee Ashworth: Managing Director

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Tahnee is an empathetic and innovative people leader with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) / Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused on Marketing and Sociology from Monash University.

During her five years in the corporate sector, Tahnee has witnessed the impacts of stress and fatigue and has experienced firsthand that inability to switch off for a productive nights rest. As such, Tahnee continues to prioritise balance in her life and is passionate about flexible working arrangements, health and well-being.