Williamsroad Clinicians

All our clinicians are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have Medicare provider numbers.
More information on Medicare rebates is available here.

Dr. Sophie Holmes     BA.(hons), Dip Ed, MEd.Psych, Ph.D., MAPS, Clinical Member of Australian Association of Family Therapists

Director of Williamsroad

Dr Holmes has over 30 years experience as an Educational & Developmental Psychologist and Family Therapist. Since 1996 she has provided intellectual and clinical leadership as the Director of Williamsroad Family Therapy Centre, and she became sole director since 2008.
She has a particular focus on improving the mental health of all families, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse families, and families recovering from trauma. As Director of the Centre she has drawn together a team of family therapists, psychologists and social workers who provide services in at least 12 different languages.
Dr Holmes leads the training and clinical supervision programs of Williamsroad, and regularly publishes research in clinical psychology, family therapy and psychotherapy at conferences both within Australia and overseas.
Dr Holmes is currently Chair of the Board of Action on Disability in the Ethnic Community (ADEC). She was a founding member of the Board of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) initially in the role of Secretary and then the Chair of the Ethics Committee. She is a former President of the Victorian Association of Family Therapy (VAFT) and a former Treasurer of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT). She was also the VAFT and then the AAFT delegate to the PACFA Council for several years.
Dr Holmes typically has a long waiting list for new clients.

Paula Ross     BA (Hons, Psych), MAPS

Lecturer, Clinician

Paula has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years and holds a masters degree in counselling psychology. She has workined in hospital, community and private settings and has extensive experience in couselling, research, teaching and training & supervision. She has a particular focus on working with individuals and couples. She also has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families with issues of substance use and addiction, and is on the advisory committee of Family Drug Help at the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC).

Nichole Schulz     .

Lecturer, Clinician


Lee-Anne Haslam     M. Soc Sci (Family Therapy), B.A Soc.W.

Lecturer, Clinician

Lee-Anne Haslam is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Family Therapist. She is trained in Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, the Neuroscience of Caregiving, Trauma Informed Practice, and Dydactic Developmental Pschotherapy. She has extensive knowledge of the welfare system, and experience working with disability, eating disorders, adjustment to illness and rehabilitation, trauma, domestic violence, children, and complex family circumstances.

Heinz Bauer     B.A Social Work, B.A Sociology


Heinz Bauer is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and trained Child/Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist, with over 25 years experience in Australia and overseas. In the last 20 years he has worked for a number of Melbourne hospitals, including the Alfred Hopsital Child & Youth Mental Health Service. Heinz was also a clinical consultant for the Indigenous Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service for seven years. Heinz works with complex clients and their families, providing a range of therapies, including Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Family and Group Psychotherapy, as well as Parent Counselling and Psycho-Education. Heinz's specific area of expertise is working with young people and their families. He also works with adults, and provides couples therapy. Early morning appointments are available.

Current WRFTC Interns

Our Interns are qualified mental health professionals who are undertaking additional training in Systemic & Family Therapy. They provide our Low Cost Community Counselling Service.