Mark Poyser and Faith Lakey – Psychologists

Mark Poyser has an extensive background working his way through teaching, educational psychology and then into private practice as a psychologist in Kyneton and Daylesford for over 20 years. To ensure clients wouldn’t have to wait too long for an appointment Mark invited Faith Lakey, another experienced psychologist, into the Practice and it is their privilege to help people move through and beyond life’s challenges.

Access to Medicare rebates for counselling has afforded many more people the opportunity to deal with their psychological issues and lead healthier, happier lives as a result. Mark and Faith are both well experienced in working with individuals, couples and families to ease the debilitating effects of anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, loss, anger… and all the other issues that may seem overwhelming but which, with expert help, can actually be alleviated and even overcome.

Mark and Faith are also skilled at helping clients involved with WorkCover, T.A.C. or Victims of Crime, not just with their psychological needs but with navigating the additional complexities and pressures of those systems.


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Work Days

Faith Lakey - Daylesford – Thursday (pm)
Mark Poyser - Trentham - Thursday (pm), Daylesford - Friday

How to book an appointment

Mark and Faith’s main office is in Kyneton.  Please call 5422 6321 to speak with them directly.


Dr Andrea Stewart – Psychologist

Andrea Stewart has worked extensively in all areas of mental health, both in Australia and as an aid worker in India and Nepal. She enjoys working practically with people of all ages and life stages to assist them in making positive changes in their lives, finding creative solutions to their problems, and enhancing their wellbeing and quality of life.

Andrea is experienced and happy working with individuals, couples and families of all configurations and orientations. Her doctoral thesis examined childhood and adulthood trauma and suicidality across gender and sexual orientation and she has spent many years working in the trauma field and in suicide prevention, both as a trainer and as a clinician.

Andrea is very experienced in working with depression, generalised anxiety and specific phobias, grief, body image and eating problems and unwanted habits. She likes to work closely with individuals to devise personalised ways to optimise resilience, personal strengths and life stage contentment.

Andrea is a registered provider with Medicare, TAC, Workcover and Victims of Crime. 


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Work Days

Daylesford – Monday and Friday

How to book an appointment

Please call Springs Medical - 03 5348 2227



Alexandra is a registered Psychologist with over 10 years counselling experience, working in a wide variety of settings including community health, family and relationship services, mental health, Employee Assistance Programs, and youth justice.

Working in private practice since 2012, Alexandra is passionate about assisting people to access their inner strengths and energies in practical ways, to facilitate growth and change through a better understanding of themselves and others.

Alexandra has a special interest in trauma, as well as exploring how early developmental experiences shape relational patterns and interactions in adulthood. She brings to the therapeutic relationship respect, encouragement, warmth and sensitivity.

Highly competent in identifying and responding to the varying needs of clients, Alexandra is able to draw from a range of theoretical frameworks and evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and interpersonal therapy.

Alexandra is experienced working with adolescents, individuals and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem & confidence, personal and professional development and interpersonal and couple counselling.

Alexandra is a registered provider of TAC, WorkCover and Perinatal non-directive counselling services (MBS Item 81000).


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Daylesford – Wednesday


Alexandra’s main office is in Castlemaine. Please call Alexandra directly - 0419 890 195