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Welcoming New Registered Psychologist Nadia Pedjerkova

As a registered psychologist Nadia consults young and mature adults who struggle with various degrees of stress related issues and challenges, such as worklife balance, relating to others, adjusting to new environments or suffering loss. It is her dedication to empower clients to think creatively, develop new skills, and enhance their quality of life.

While working in private practice, occupational rehabilitation, EAP (employee assistance program) services, and medical clinic settings, Nadia developed expertise in multidisciplinary treatment methods, short-term and indepth therapy, including CBT, ACT, IPT, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and psychodynamic approach.

Originally from Europe, with academic and work experience from Canada and Australia, Nadia has worked with clients from diverse cultural, economic and social backgrounds.  She is particularly attuned to how personal history influences established views and responses to current circumstances. The value of her experience intrinsically motivates her to support her clients in uncovering destructive patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as to encourage and inspire them in establishing new and more adaptive habits.

Welcoming New Dietitian Sarah Louise Lombardi – APD

Interests – Sarah has a special interest in reducing the risk and progression of chronic conditions such as Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Osteoarthritis. Sarah has a background in Exercise and Sport Science and enjoys working together with all clients to improve their performance through sustainable diet and lifestyle change.

Background – Sarah is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Exercise and Sport Scientist who understands that there is no one-size-fits all approach to improving nutrition and health. She takes the time to learn about how her clients’ eating and drinking patterns are influenced by their culture, mood, attitudes and social settings, so that she can personalise her interventions to their needs.

Personal Interests – In her spare time, Sarah enjoys teaching dancing, exploring new cafes with friends and – in true Dietitian style -experimenting with cooking (and eating!) dishes from new cuisines.

Qualifications & Memberships

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Sydney)
Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science) (University of Sydney)
Member of Dietitians Australia (Accredited Practicing Dietitian)


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