Family & Couple Therapist
– Master of Family Therapy
– Grad. Cert. Couple Therapy
– Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy
– Dip. Family Therapy
– Grad. Cert. Emotional Problems of Childhood.
– B. App. Sc. [Nursing]
David is a practicing Family & Couple Therapist with over 40 years experience in Mental Health Service. He is the Founding Director of The Delta Clinic since 2010, a private “one stop therapy centre” specialising in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in Baulkham Hills, (Sydney) Australia.
David has over 25 years experience working with Children and Adolescents with serious Emotional & Behavioural issues, or Mental Health problems, & their Families. He was the Senior Nursing Manager of Redbank House, a specialist Mental Health Tertiary service for Children & Adolescents in Western Sydney and has worked for 15 years in the Catholic School System as an outreach Family Therapist/Consultant and School Counsellor.
David’s broad experienced in Acute Adult Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Trans-cultural Mental Health, School Systems and Systemic Training as well as his experience in Family Dispute Resolution and Management have enriched his understanding and enabled him to appreciate the complexity of Mental Health concerns by parents in relation to their children’s challenges.
David has worked for 5 years providing Consultation Liaison Services in the Emergency Department of a major Teaching Hospital. He has developed innovative approaches in working systemically with Suicidal Depressed Adolescents at point of crisis, ADHD and Family System and School Refusal. He finds discovering and mobilising resources in the “system” and looking for competence is a more positive and liberating experience for his clients and families.
Since 2005, David has ongoing Advanced Family Therapy Training and Supervision under the guidance of Professor Maurizio Andolfi, Master Family Therapist and Director of the prestigious Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.
In July 2016, David launched the Graduate Diploma of Multi-generation Family Therapy, a joint project with the Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy.
Dr Sujay Sringeri comes to Delta Clinic with a wealth of experience in the field of Adult Psychiatry. His training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences [NIMHANS], the most prestigious training organisation in Bangalore, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Member of the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
He is a highly regarded Clinician and has special interests in Neuropsychiatry, Adult ADHD, Personality Disorder, Mood Disorder and Cultural Psychiatry – Cross Cultural presentation of psychiatric illness, cultural meaning of psychiatric symptoms, Ethnopsychopharmacology.
In particular, Dr Sringeri’s interest in ADHD management and treatment will now complement a comprehensive “team approach” at the Delta Clinic’s vision of offering a service across lifespan.
Dr. Kam Wong is a highly respected Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He has a wide range of experience in treating different disorders across all age groups and diverse cultures. His background and practice include Individual Therapy, Family and Group Therapies and Neurolinguistic Programming.
Dr. Wong is a Medical Specialist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Diplomate of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Apart from his practice as a Clinician, Dr Wong has been involved in the training of Medical Students, Psychiatric Registrars, Counsellors and Psychologists. He is a Supervisor for Psychiatric Registrars, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. He is a regular speaker at Mental Health Conferences and Seminars both in Australia and overseas. He regularly lectures in South East Asian and Far East nations.
As a Physician and Therapist, Dr. Kam Wong believes everyone has a basic right to good physical and psychological health. His approach is to empower individuals and their families to manage their problems and disorders, and he has helped many towards optimum health and achieving their full potential in life.
Dr Wong is the director of Healthy Mind Concepts Pty. Ltd. which is a company dedicated to the promotion and education of psychological health among the general population. Dr Wong is also the creator of the Anxiety Toolkit, Stress Toolkit, Depression Toolkit, Emotion Regulation Toolkit, Distressing Emotion Toolkit, Calm Optimizer, Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Positive Child Management and a series of Mindfulness Exercises which are all Home-Based Self-Help Programs designed for the general public. Please log onto www.healthymindconcepts.com for more information.
Suparna is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Australia, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and an M. Phil (2-year fellowship) in the area of Clinical Psychology from India’s premier institute, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). She possesses a high level of competency and experience in counselling, instruction and psycho diagnostics in the areas of adult, child and adolescent mental health.
She is a very experienced therapist with a wide range of expertise. She describes herself as integrative and creative in her approach to therapy, and draws on systemic and psychodynamic as well as cognitive and behavioural therapies. She work with children, adults, couples and families.
A particular area of interest for Suparna is long term therapy, especially using the Schema Therapy model and working with difficulties of childhood origin.
At present, in addition to private practice she works in the public health system providing assessment and treatment in Psycho-oncology. She works with people with a new diagnosis of cancer, with people on clinical trials as well as in supportive and palliative care.
She sees her key strengths as compassion and the ability to build good relationships with clients and colleagues. To draw on a depth and breadth of training and experience in therapy, giving her flexibility, insight and appreciation of complexity. Suparna is passionate about her work and has a strong interest in helping people develop to their fullest potential.
She is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
She is a board approved supervisor for Clinical Masters students and also provide supervision to registered Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists.
She is also an accredited Mindfulness teacher.
Dr. Philip Tam is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 15 years experience in both the public and private sector. Originally from the UK, where he did his basic medical degree and junior training, he moved to Sydney in 1999.
He has a wide range of clinical interests and expertise within the broad field of child psychiatry, including treating depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD, autistic-spectrum disorders and other complex mental health difficulties. He places an emphasis on the family and broader social/educational environment on both how these shape the development of a client’s condition, and how they can be addressed and improved to assist in the journey to recovery. He gives particular emphasis to any relevant cultural or trans-cultural aspects which may be relevant to the client.
Dr. Tam is also an acknowledged Australian and global pioneer in the emerging field of ‘internet-related psychology’ (sometimes dubbed ‘internet addiction’), and is currently involved in many local and international research projects in this area. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on this topic for general and professional audiences, presents lectures and workshops on this, and regularly comments in the international media. He co-presents a free series on iTunes podcasts on this topic – ‘The Healthy Digital Diet’, and in 2011 helped set up Australia’s first public-service information and website to assist families – please visit www.niira.org.au
Susie McTaggart is a qualified counsellor holding a Masters of Counselling degree. Susie has completed her Advanced Diploma of Counselling and a Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling. Susie is registered under PACFA, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), a national peak body for standards and ethics in counselling in Australia, and the Christian Counselling Association (CCAA).
Christian counsellors have an understanding of the importance of faith in one’s life, respecting individuals’ spirituality and values and the context in which they live, work and worship. This is not to say that Susie does not understand non-Christians.
Through working with couples, Susie’s awareness of the affect our families leave on our imprint long after we have physically departed from the family environment; they continue to impact us both individually and in relationships with others. Family history and relational patterns affect our emotions and the way that we respond and function in every area of our lives. Through recognition and exploration of her own family patterns of dysfunction, Susie was able to break through the bondage of the past and create new healthy alternatives and possibilities. This awareness led Susie to believe in the power of family counselling and the hope that it offers. Susie continues to pursue her studies from a deeper scientific, theoretical and practical learning under Professor Maurizio Andolfi, Master Family Therapist. Susie continue to seek guidance and supervision with David Hong, Founding Director of the Delta Clinic – a one stop therapy centre.
According to Susie, our inner-voice, also referred to as self-talk, controls our thoughts continuously and can often have a negative impact on our sense of self and diminish our confidence. Susie aims to support you to take back control of your inner-voice and to live your life in a way that is in line with your values and goals.
Our inner-voice, also referred to as self-talk, controls our thoughts continuously and can often have a negative impact on our sense of self and diminish our confidence. Susie aims to support you to take back control of your inner-voice and to live your life in a way that is in line with your values and goals.
Unfortunately, we can have a critical inner-voice that causes destruction of self rather than promotion of self. Negative thoughts can cause disbelief, low self-esteem, personal criticism, fear, guilt, shame and resentments that may lead to addictions, anxiety and depression. During our developmental years, we often pick up on the negative attitudes or vibes from parents, caretakers and people of connection and influence. Life experiences may direct our inner-voice to influence and control what we think of ourselves both consciously and subconsciously.