Allied Health

The team of dedicated allied health professionals are here to help you along your journey.

Ms Gina Hall

Gina Hall
Gina Hall (Occupational Therapist)

Gina is a passionate Occupational Therapist (OT) who aims to empower individuals to achieve their identified goals of engaging in meaningful occupations. She has a knack for truly understanding a person, and their environment, to achieve this.

Gina has over four years of experience in both physical and mental health, with three of these spent at headspace National Youth Mental Health Service. Gina has worked with a range of mental health conditions and neurodiversity using evidence-based practices. She offers a variety of occupational interventions, combined with the ability to offer sensory integration techniques, expression through art, emotion regulation support through Dialectical Behavioural Therapy + Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based interventions and mindfulness.

Gina is a creative, humorous and gentle person who, in her spare time, enjoys travel, socialising, art and yoga. She has a goal to complete her yoga teacher training in August 2023 and integrate this into practice by providing future trauma-informed body-based practices.

Ms Jamie Treanor

  • Bachelor of Social Work (First Class Honours)
  • Masters of Mental Health (Psychotherapy major)
  • Mental Health Accredited Social Worker
Jamie Treanor (Social Worker)

Jamie is a mental health accredited social worker who has extensive experience working with young people and their families. Jamie’s clinical experience has largely been with young people who have experienced early psychosis and young people who have experienced complex trauma.

While Jamie’s career has primarily been in the area of early psychosis and complex trauma, she also has experience working with individuals presenting with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Jamie uses a number of evidence-based approaches in her practice, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing. Jamie understands that therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach; therefore, she also utilises creativity in sessions, including art-based interventions, somatic interventions, and play-based interventions.

Jamie is a qualified facilitator of the Circle of Security and Drug and Alcohol First Aid. Jamie also provides external supervision and liaison to social work students through Griffith University and Southern Cross University. Outside of her role at Family Nurture, Jamie works in a community organisation working with young people who have a history of complex trauma.

Ms Julie Watson

Ms Julie Watson

Julie has been a practicing speech pathologist since graduating from UQ in 2005, starting here at the Gold Coast in private practice and at the Gold Coast Hospital. Her early years of practice were spread across the lifespan in a variety of settings, including early years language and articulation, school-aged and pre-school aged language and literacy, dysphagia management for nursing home residents, rehabilitation and voice disorders for outpatients, and acute medical care.

Julie developed more specialist skills as a voice therapist, working with adults with disordered voices at the Gold Coast and then at Charing Cross Hospital, London. She also worked in a highly specialist position working with transgender voice clients in the UK, and has continued to support other clinicians to assess and understand voice and the role that voice plays on a person’s identity. 

Julie has worked extensively with school-aged children and adolescents and their families, working in secondary schools in London for several years, and then returning to Australia to work in Child and Youth Mental Health Services, where she has been for over 10 years.  She has highly specialist skills of working with co-morbid communication disorders and mental health disorders, and has provided speech pathology and case-management for young people needing support for mental health disorders and communication deficits. She has supported university students to continue to develop their clinical practice skills for over 10 years as well.

Julie has special interest in voice disorders, supporting mental health and behavioural concerns, social language and narrative, and enjoys working with all age groups.