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

Consultant Psychologist

During the past decade Karen has been involved in the case management and treatment of injured workers and individuals in both the workers compensation and compulsory third party systems. In addition she has gained broad experience in facilitating the needs of individuals within the business sector. More specifically Karen has extensive experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment services, including treatment for panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, acute stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, adjustment to injury and disability, chronic pain, relationship issues and drug and alcohol 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.

Kath Littleton