Our Team

“ We Offer Experience You Can Trust “

Dr Christine Ellisdon

Clinical Psychologist
BSocSC(FamilyStudies) Hons, DPsych(Clinical), MAPS  

Christine is the founder and principal psychologist at Mindful Counselling.

Qualifications/Training & Prior experience

Since 2000, Christine has worked with adolescents and adults within community, hospital, local government and private practice settings. She has had extensive experience treating people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of psychiatric disorders and life issues. She is experienced in assessment, psychotherapy, case management and group facilitation.

Therapeutic Approach

Christine believes that true therapy is about healing not just about symptom reduction, it draws upon a person’s own inner wisdom and assists them in becoming more deeply connected to themselves and the world around them. For these reasons Christine uses a collaborative and supportive approach which invites people to identify and explore the barriers to living a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life. Such barriers may include unhelpful thoughts patterns and beliefs systems, difficult emotions, self-defeating behaviour patterns and unresolved issues stemming from past life experiences. Christine’s approach is designed to empower people through increased insight and understanding while also providing opportunities to develop alternative ways of coping and relating to themselves and others. Christine believes that self love is integral to wellbeing. She therefore places special emphasis on strengthening the relationship that people have with themselves by assisting them in connecting with their heart, addressing negative self-beliefs and self-destructive, self-sabotaging tendencies. The areas of interpersonal relationships, family and work are often a focus of therapy given the profound impact each of these domains of life can have.

Christine uses an integrative approach as she believes it is important that therapy is tailored specifically to the needs of the person. She is respectful of individual differences while honouring the innate qualities we all possess that connect us all. Christine is experienced and trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Emotion Focused Couples Therapy.

Areas of Expertise/Special interest

Christine works with adults and older adolescents. She has special interests in treating anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship issues and self-worth/self-esteem issues. She also has extensive experience in treating grief and loss, depression/post-natal depression and adjustment issues. She enjoys supporting people through life transitions, spiritual growth and helping people develop their sens of meaning and purpose in life.

Please contact us to make a booking with Dr Christine Ellisdon.  Click here to view our contact page.

Ben Welch

Associate Physiotherapist
Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice, La Trobe University 

Ben believes in drawing upon manual therapy techniques, tailored exercise prescription and education to help get you back to doing the things that are important to you. He has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of the shoulder, as well as a passion for helping people better manage persistent pain.

He is no stranger to a sporting field through his involvement with the Bendigo Pioneers NAB league side and Mount Pleasant FNC, both of which allowed him to gain firsthand experience in injury management and prevention at both amateur and professional levels.

Through his work as an anatomy tutor at La Trobe University he developed an appreciation of human movement patterns and how they can impact on our ability to take on everyday tasks. He is committed to providing the highest standard of individualised and evidence based care to empower you on your journey to better health, one goal at a time.

Outside the clinic Ben is an avid sportsman who enjoys trying his hand at golf, long distance running and mountain bike riding. He also enjoys having a good laugh with his friends, making a mess in the kitchen and keeping up with his Border Collie Ruby.

Please contact us to make a booking with Ben Welch.  Click here to view our contact page.

Richard Chhuon


Richard Chhuon is the co-founder of On Track Podiatry, whose aim is to provide exceptional podiatry care in all aspects of podiatry and in many healthcare settings. He obtained his Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Pdiatric Practice from La Trobe University.

Richard’s experience extends beyond the clinic. He was the head sports trainer for Marcellin Football Club and has treated/managed many football players with sproting injuries.

Richard’s enjoys all aspects of podiatry. However his interests and expertise in podiatry fall within chronic and acute injury management and rehabilitation, orthotic prescription and managing the diabetic foot.

Here is the list of conditions podiatrist’s manage/treat:

  • Warts
  • Corns
  • Callous
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Farefoot pain
  • Bunions
  • Shin splints
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Fungal nail
  • Diabetic foot
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

And much more!

Please contact us to make a booking with Richard Chhuon.  Click here to view our contact page.

Genevieve Grose

Bachelor of Science, Monash University
Master of Audiology, Flinders University

Genevieve is a caring and compassionate audiologist who believes in understanding the individual needs of each client to provide holistic and tailored rehabilitation options for people with hearing difficulties.

She has travelled to the APY lands to do placement with the indigenous community and has also worked in both regional Victoria as well as metropolitan Melbourne.

In her spare time, Genevieve loves playing ultimate frisbee and AFL. She also loves ocean swims, camping and hiking. She is a huge animal lover and will pat every dog on the street.

Please contact Bloom Hearing Brighton to make a booking with Genevieve. (03) 9069 9470

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