Meet Our Team


Ross Backen

Clinical Psychologist

As the principal of Connexions Ross has 20 years of experience as a psychologist.  His empathic and caring style enables clients to relax in session and trust in his knowledge and experience. He has trained extensively in the treatment of chronic pain, depression and anxiety disorders (including OCD, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, PTSD and phobias).  Over the past 10 years he has gained specific qualifications in Schema Therapy enabling effective treatment of more complex chronic presentations such as personality and bipolar disorders.

Karen Mulready

Registered Psychologist

Karen takes a collaborative approach with clients’ to assist them in working through difficulties in their lives with compassion.  Karen provides psychological treatment for anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, persisting pain, adjustment to injury and disability, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. With sixteen years experience as a Registered Psychologist and almost ten years at LifeConnexions, Karen has undertaken advanced training in Schema Therapy, advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She also has experience and relevant accreditation for Medicare, Workers Compensation, Compulsive Third Party and Pregnancy Support Counselling.


John Littleton

Consulting and Organisational Psychologist
WorkCover and Medicare registered

John has worked as a psychologist for over 18 years, helping individuals, couples and organisations on a range of mental health and personal development issues using a range of therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Brief Solutions Therapy and Hypnotherapy.

John takes an interactive approach to treatment focusing on teaching the client to develop effective and evidence based skills to manage a range of symptoms and conditions. He aims is to develop behavioural changes which have been found to be the cornerstone of effective treatment. John has a passion for helping people experience full and meaningful lives.