Dr Sunita Gurnasinghani - Paediatrician

Dr Sunita Gurnasinghani graduated in medicine from the University of Mumbai, India in 2000. Dr Gurnasinghani subsequently trained as a General Paediatrician in India and Australia. She has been recognised as Fellow of Royal Australian college of child health and paediatrics. She has worked in NSW hospitals in paediatrics for last 11 years.  She has extensive general paediatrics experience and subspecialty experience in NICU, developmental and community paediatrics, clinical genetics, etc. Dr Gurnasinghani has vast experience with Neuro-diverse presentations such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Currently, she is also working as consultant paediatrician at Hornsby Hospital and teaching and research-based activities hold special interest for her. She has publication in American Journal Of Clinical Genetics to her name.  

Dr Gurnasinghani's goal is to provide holistic quality of life to children with various needs and to provide support to their families. She is also passionate about taking a systemic and multidisciplinary approach to the care and health goals of her clients.

When she is not working, she travels, reads ,enjoys classical music and traditional dance forms.

Dr Sunita consults on Thursdays

Lianne Kady - Clinical Psychologist

Lianne is a clinical psychologist with experience and training in the assessment and treatment of children presenting with developmental, learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Lianne is committed to establishing warm and collaborative therapeutic relationships with her clients, working together within an evidence-based framework to achieve positive change. Lianne uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and also draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other mindfulness-based techniques as appropriate. Lianne also offers cognitive and academic assessment of children and adolescents to explore learning, attention and behavioural concerns as well as developmental issues such as ADHD and Autism. Lianne has a strong interest in child development and very much enjoys working together with families to help them reach their goals.

Lianne is excitingly expecting her 4th child, and will be taking a break from CDSA from the end of Feb 2019, to return later in the year.  As such, Lianne is not taking on any new treatment clients at present, focussing on providing discrete assessment services for Autism, ADHD, behavioural disorders and learning issues.

Lianne is available on Tuesday mornings for consultation

Dr Katie Chung - Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

Katie is a registered psychologist and a clinical psychology registrar. Following her undergraduate studies, she completed a PhD investigating the cognitive processes underlying vulnerability to depression recurrence at the University of New South Wales. She subsequently completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney.


Katie is an empathic, genuine, and collaborative clinician who has experience delivering evidence-based programs for anxiety disorders in children - facilitating change through both individual therapy sessions and group programs. On the basis of a holistic understanding of the presenting concerns, she has delivered parent management training to address issues such as tantrums, difficulties with bedtime routines, low self-esteem, and school refusal. Katie also has experience conducting cognitive and academic assessments to assess for giftedness, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, and ADHD.


Katie delivers individualised treatment plans using evidence-based approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). She has experience working together with adults to understand and manage a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship problems, as well as more pervasive, chronic patterns of problematic thoughts and behaviours. Her goals are to help clients develop the insight and skills they need to overcome their difficulties and to help them build more meaningful and fulfilled lives.

Katie is available for appointments Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and evenings

Jacqui Cheyne - Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychology Registrar

Jacqui is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar who has completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2019. She has a special interest in Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours and undertook studies in Trichotillomania for both her Honours and Masters theses. Jacqui also has an interest in mood, anxiety, behavioural concerns, and Eating Disorders (AN, BN, BED). 


Jacqui is a genuine, fun, engaging Psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in community health, inpatient, and private settings. In her spare time, Jacqui volunteers as a mentor and counsellor for a charity which aims to help children and adolescents process and learn how to effectively deal with grief following the loss of a loved one. 


Jacqui delivers individualised treatment plans using evidence-based approaches, including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), parent management training (PMT), and cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E). Jacqui has worked with people across the lifespan, although she has a special spot for working with children and young people. She has experience conducting cognitive and psychometric assessments, facilitating groups, and running individual sessions. Her overall aim is to help kids and young people live the best lives they possibly can.  

Jacqui is available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Alison Lyons - Registered Psychologist

Alison is a registered psychologist who has completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. She is an empathetic, genuine and caring clinician who has experience in delivering evidence-based treatment for young people. She is passionate and drawn to helping young people and their families due to the importance of early intervention.

Alison’s experience involves working with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, school avoidance, emotion dysregulation, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, safety and risk management concerns. Alison’s approach to treatment is eclectic, drawing from multiple evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Psychodynamic treatments. She likes to be creative with her style whilst also allowing for the natural rhythm of conversation. Her interest areas are anxiety related disorders and trauma concerns.

Alison loves to work collaboratively with her clients and their families, strongly encouraging openness, honesty and empowering them in their mental health journeys. She believes this is key in fostering a genuine and warm therapeutic relationship. Alison endeavours to create a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore their concerns and collaboratively work towards mental wellness.

Alison is available on Monday afternoon and evenings

Amber Hunter - Registered Psychologist

Amber is an empathic, insightful and compassionate Registered Psychologist with a passion for early intervention.  She is committed to empowering people to achieve healthy and enjoyable lives by developing a greater capacity for resilience as well as developing more positive and meaningful relationships with themselves and others.


Amber has been responsible for planning personalised learning and support, in consultation with parents and carers and allied health professionals, for primary school children, who have a range of learning difficulties including being on the Autism Spectrum. She has been involved in crisis intervention and case management of adolescents with drug and alcohol problems and worked with a number of agencies providing crisis support to those living with mental illness.


Amber worked for several years in consulting and human resources, as a project manager, trainer, leadership and psychometric assessor and also provided employment selection, career guidance and transition services.  Amber has strong assessment and behavioural analytical skills and considers psychological assessment to be a critically important factor for informing decisions around diagnosis and treatment.


At Child Development Solutions Amber works closely with children, parents and families supporting their improved health and well-being, conducts psychological assessments to inform treatment decisions and facilitates social skills groups.

Amber is available Wednesday afternoon/evenings and alternate Saturdays

Abigail Cohen - Speech Pathologist

Abigail has over 10 years of experience working as a speech pathologist. She has worked in a variety of service deliveries in private practice and in non-for profit organisations. Abigail has extensive experience assessing and delivering therapy to children from 0-18 years in the areas of speech (i.e. phonological disorders, articulation, Childhood Apraxia of speech), language (i.e. receptive and expressive language), fluency (i.e. stuttering) and literacy. Abigail has experience working with children with special needs, preschool-age and school-age children. She has professional and vast life experience working with children from multicultural backgrounds. Abigail is also fluent in Spanish and Hebrew. Abigail believes working with the parents is paramount to achieve the child’s communication goals.

Abigail is available on site Monday and Tuesday and also offers onsite appointments at school

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