Wellness Embodied Blog

Chloe Beresford

Chloe grew up in Dalby, a rural town on the Darling Downs, however moved to the Sunshine Coast to study Occupational Therapy. Chloe has worked in both community care and acute care. She has recently moved to Cooktown, and is excited to live in such a beautiful part of Queensland. Chloe enjoys working with people of all ages, and is passionate about helping people to engage in activities that are important to them. Chloe believes a person’s unique experience, support network, culture, beliefs and interests must be considered throughout the therapy process. When not at work, Chloe enjoys anything to

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Chris Alcorn

Chris attained his Bachelors degree in Psychology with Honors from James Cook University in 2021. He is a Provisionally registered Psychologist and has spent the past 18 months in private practice. Prior to this Chris worked as a counsellor, assisting individuals experiencing problem gambling. He has also assisted individuals across Australia through Lifeline as a qualified crisis support worker. Chris has engaged in a diverse range of psychological practices whilst working toward his general registration, providing individual therapy, group skills training, and producing psychological assessments and reports. He receives ongoing supervision with registered psychologists to build on his practice and

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Jesse Booysen

Jesse was born in South Africa and moved to Queensland when she was young. She completed her schooling in Warwick, before moving to Brisbane to study at Australian Catholic University. After graduating, Jesse spent several months working on a property in Bloomfield, which she loved. She embarked on Occupational Therapy practice at Wellness Embodied at the end of 2022. Jesse understands that each person has a unique set of goals and interests, and aims to support them to participate fully in those activities. She is passionate about tailoring her practice to complement the needs and preferences of her clients. Jesse

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Ranjita Shetty

Ranjita completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in Mumbai, India. She worked with the pediatric population in India and adults with Intellectual Disabilities in HMC, Qatar. Her basic interests lie in applying her problem-solving skills in client care to facilitate their integration into the Community. Outside of work, she likes reading fiction, walking around exploring new places and nature-watching.

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Samantha Mills

Sam was born and raised in Cairns and graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology with Honours in 2018. She works from a client led foundation and whole person health perspective, as she endeavours to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. To do so, she utilises evidence-based techniques from both traditional top-down approaches (e.g., CBT, TF-CBT) and bottom-up approaches (e.g., somatic based techniques). Sam has worked in community care settings across the Atherton Tablelands, providing psychological support to vulnerable individuals impacted by mental ill-health, trauma and substance misuse. She understands that attending psychotherapy can be daunting, and endeavours to

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