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lesley wight


Therapeutic ADHD Coach|Couples Counsellor

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  • Masters in Education (Guidance & Counselling)
  • Bachelors in  Education (Physical Development, Health & Physical Education)

Services offered

  • Therapeutic ADHD Coaching
  • Couples Counselling

Lesley’s fees start from $200+ gst per sessional hour.

Professional bio

Lesley is a university lecturer who has worked in Education and Educational leadership for 30 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Education at Newcastle University in NSW. She then completed her Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling) from The University of Queensland.

Lesley is passionate about;

  • school and student well-being
  • neuroscience & neurodivergence
  • ADHD
  • twice exceptional (2E) gifted adolescents and adults
  • trauma-informed practice

Lesley has practised as a counsellor for 8 years specialising in CBT and IFS modalities for children, adults and couples. 

Personal Overshare

Lesley and her family live in remote WA. The beautiful countryside allows them to enjoy the great outdoors and explore. Lesley is passionate about well-being and works hard to create and maintain an effective work-life balance.  In her spare time, she enjoys regular exercise, playing team sports and reading. Lesley was diagnosed with ADHD in her mid 40’s. The diagnosis highlighted the ineffective coping strategies she had developed in her life to manage the symptoms of undiagnosed ADHD. She then took the initiative to learn about the condition and identified helpful & healthy strategies for living in a complex world with this condition. Consequently, Lesley is now passionate about sharing her knowledge, skills and experiences with others to assist them with their neurodivergent journey.

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Provisional Psychologist

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  • Bachelors in Law
  • Bachelors in App. Sci. (Biotechnology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Cert IV Disability
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Masters in Psychological Practice (with Specialisations)

Services offered

  • Neurodivergent-affirming Counselling
  • Assessment services

Jaime’s fees are from $175 per sessional hour. 

Jaime is available for sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Professional bio

Jaime brings significant professional experience from her previous careers in law and disability case management. 

Jaime chose to leave her role as a lawyer because, although she loved working with her clients, she hated having to literally wear “the mask” (a full face of makeup and power suit) to the office everyday, pretending that she was someone she wasn’t. In addition, some aspects of her work really challenged her personal values, and pushed her to reconsider her direction.

Jaime left law to move into the disability sector – case management, mental health and supporting clients living with complexity. She also volunteered at Lifeline, providing crisis support and counselling. 

Finally having found her calling, she commenced postgraduate studies in psychology. Jaime realised during her final year of her psychology Master’s that there was a reason she had always felt a little different. Of course, it was because she was neurodivergent herself!

Personal Overshare

Jaime is an AuDHDer and has three neurodivergent sons. Jaime understands the stress and heartache of single-handedly supporting your child through meltdowns, communication differences, school avoidance and aggressive behaviours.

When Jaime learned about inattentive ADHD she immediately recognised herself and pursued both autism and ADHD assessment at the recommendation of a psychologist. She thought “I can’t be autistic, I am highly empathic!” (falling prey to the pervasive autistic stereotypes perpetuated in the media).

As it turns out, all those little quirks were in fact autistic traits, which she had masked all the way into her 40s. Those close to her know that she can be an over-sharer who can’t find her phone; has a tendency to repeat herself (which drives her partner up the wall); that she is constantly stimming; has to use energy to maintain eye contact; has sensitivities to noise and lights, and eats the same thing over and over again. Not to mention her formidable experience with the boom-and-bust cycle!

Reb Schoates

Business Support Coordinator

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  • Bachelor of Laws/Commerce

  • Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling)

  • Graduate Certificate in Trade Marks Law & Practice

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Professional bio

Reb is currently studying a Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at the University of New England, with a strong interest in Mental Health Social Work.  They bring existing qualifications and experience in counselling with a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling).  Reb also holds a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce and has worked across various fields in both the legal and mental health sectors.

They began at The Divergent Edge on a student placement, providing both group work and individual sessions, in addition to contributing behind the scenes support to the TDE team.  Reb will continue supporting the processes and procedures that help our clinicians and our clients, and we hope to see more client facing work from Reb in the future.

Reb values a strengths based approach to client support, affirming people’s lived experiences and empowering them to be their authentic self.  Reb is dedicated to neurodivergent affirming and trauma informed practices, believing every individual is the expert in their own lives.

Reb lives and works on the land of the Dharawal people.

Personal Overshare

Reb is still in the process of diagnosing their specific brand of neurospicy, but all signs point to a strong blend of ADHD and Autism as core components.  They are enjoying finding the balance between hyperfocus deep dives into systems user manuals, and dopamine breaks to play the drums and hang the rest of their washing.  Reb has had numerous “oh, is THAT who I am” awakenings throughout their life, and understands the joy, authenticity, grief, and anger that comes from looking forward to what can now be, and looking back to what could have been.

If you’re ever on a video call with Reb you’ll no doubt see a dinosaur or several in the background.

Reception Team

Meet the team behind the TDE reception Desk

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Paula (she/her)

Paula has worked in administration and management for almost 20 years, in a range of business and environments large and small. Paula is currently studying practice management, and is also a qualified counsellor. Paula loves supporting others to realise their goals, and considers herself a quiet achiever.  

Being the mum of two young boys keeps her life hectic but full of love and happiness amongst the chaos.

Kaje  - pronounced Cage (she/they)

Kaje is on a mission to defy stereotypes and foster a sense of belonging within the neurodivergent community. Diagnosed as an adult with ADHD and Autism, Kaje has embarked on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, and shed light on the experiences of others who have felt isolated or misunderstood. In her reception role, Kaje seeks to build positive relationships where clients feel safe and supported.

In her downtime you will find Kaje at the movies, reading a book or cuddling with her two kittens, Mr GooseTifer and the 3 legged (tripod) kitty Loki.

Lisa (she/her)

Lisa has been working in professional administration for over 4 years, balancing this with a busy family life with her husband, their 3 kids and a menagerie of fur babies.

Lisa loves the outdoors. I find peace and joy in nature, whether it be hiking, camping or simply taking a leisurely walk along the beach. 

Jonathan Righetti

Therapeutic ADHD coach

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  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Integrated Psychotherapy 
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy
  • Certified Adolescent & Trauma Professional (CATP)

Services offered

  • Therapeutic ADHD Coaching

  • Counselling

Jonathan’s fees are $145+GST per sessional hour *No Medicare rebate available.

PLEASE NOTE: From July 1, 2024, Jonathan’s fees will increase to $155+GST per hour

**Private health rebates available with the following funds: Bupa, CUA Health, Emergency Services Health, GMHBA, Phoenix Health, Police Health, St Lukes Health, Teachers Union Health, Westfund

Jonathan is available for sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Professional bio

Jonathan is a Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Supervisor who incorporates a psychoanalytic approach to his work. This assists to address his clients fixed core beliefs, and examines the role of negative self-talk as it influences both guilt and shame which may promote unhealthy behaviours. He has a particular passion helping people find a healthy balance to life through his holistic approach, exploring the connection between mind, body, spirit and building capacity for healthy relationships. He is interested in both the function of neuroplasticity and complementary therapies to address mental health concerns.


Jonathan has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:


  • mental health and complex trauma in adolescents

  • the impact of domestic family violence and family of origin 

  • depression & anxiety

  • ADHD related stress management 

  • building strategies for effective self-care

  • working with RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria)

  • building assertiveness skills & confidence

  • addictions


Jonathan is passionate about the integration of neurodivergent perspectives, together with accessible therapy and pragmatic coaching solutions to executive function challenges, to support his clients to be the best version of themselves.

Personal Overshare

Jonathan was diagnosed with combined type ADHD as an adult and (like many neurodivergent humans) highly values “feeling productive”, and channels this into the pursuit of knowledge building, while challenging his existing ideas. He cannot function through dreary admin or cleaning tasks without incessantly playing lofi hip hop or classical music in the background. He loves to read, but being time poor he enjoys podcasts and audiobooks while driving or walking instead.

Jonathan is a father to three children under the age of 10 (….please send help). He rates his wife as “the most supportive”, and finds himself constantly sharing all the things he learns with her at the most inconvenient times. Jonathan also has a talking parrot who you may meet during his sessions. They are working together on his parrot’s impulsive tendencies to interrupt conversations.


Shristi Chand


Therapeutic ADHD coach

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  • Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Psychological Studies / Criminology
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling

Services offered

  • Therapeutic ADHD coaching

Shristi’s fees are $145+GST per sessional hour *No Medicare rebate available

PLEASE NOTE: From July 1, 2024, Shristi’s fees will increase to $155+GST per hour

Shristi is available for sessions on Monday evenings and Thursdays.

Professional bio

Shristi is a neurodivergent affirming registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with expertise in mental health crisis support through her work at Lifeline (often on the graveyard shift). Shristi has an adaptable, calm,  person centred approach which facilitates a quick development of therapeutic alliance. She supports her clients in creating their own narrative around their neurodivergent journey. She Incorporates various strengths based, therapeutic approaches such as ACT & CBT, and combines practical strategies to support each client’s unique circumstance. She is motivated to facilitate powerful framing experiences which support the growth of a unique neurodivergent identity.

Shristi has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:

  • autistic women with ADHD
  • interpersonal boundary management;
  • rejection sensitive dysphoria
  • sensory sensitivities
  • perfectionism and expectation management
  • self compassion and kindness skill development
  • individualised strategies to support executive function
  • support with establishing and maintaining routines
  • using technology to support wellbeing and function

Personal Overshare

Shristi was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Since receiving this diagnosis, she’s felt more validated and empowered than ever before. Shristi is passionate about the intersection between neurodivergence, feminist perspectives and cultural identity. Her favourite downtime activity is bingeing on true crime documentaries.  She makes an effort to mindfully enjoy sunsets and seek out sensory friendly spots to recharge and nourish her soul!

Shristi has always been intrigued by how the human brain works in a range of environments, and has future plans to fulfil her dream of studying Forensic Psychology in The Netherlands.

 She is also just a little obsessed with finding the best coffee around.

Nicole Musialik

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

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  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (2018)
  • Social Work (2009)

Services offered

  • Counselling 
  • Clinical Supervision

Nicoles’s fees are $220 per sessional hour *Medicare rebate available $80.
Private health rebates available with some funds

Nicole is available for sessions Fridays, and afternoons only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Professional bio

Nicole has been a Social Worker since 2009, and became accredited as a Mental Health Social Worker in 2018. Nicole provides a range of psychotherapy informed interventions and clinical assessments which have been adapted and enhanced to be neurodivergent affirming. Nicole incorporates CBT, DBT, Motivational interviewing and a range of other person centred approaches which values and considers each person in the context of their environment, experiences and relationships.

Nicole has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Sensory profiling and management strategies
  • Parent / carer support
  • Adolescents
  • Multi-neurodivergent families
  • Clinical assessment
  • Social work supervision
  • Comorbid mental health presentations including: CPTSD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, attachment trauma

Personal Overshare

Nicole was diagnosed with ADHD (Inattentive Type) as an adult, and is the parent of two excellent kids, one of whom has also been diagnosed with ADHD. Having worked with many neurodivergent people for over a decade before being diagnosed, Nicole loves to study the application of evidence-based psychotherapy and apply it  to the neurodivergent context. Outside of work and parenting, she enjoys being too loud in cafes with friends (many of whom are also neurodivergent), volunteering for a local animal rescue and hyper-focusing on an alarmingly wide variety of arts and crafts.


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Emma Read



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  • Masters of Organisational Psychology
  • Bachelor Behavioural Science (Hons)
  • Board Approved Supervisor
  • Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training
  • A number of personality and occupational assessments

Services offered

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Therapeutic ADHD Coaching
  • ADHD and Autism assessment
  • Clinical supervision
  • Psychology Intern Supervision 

Emma’s fees start from $220 per sessional hour. *Rebates may be available for some services through private health funds.

Emma does not provide counselling services as a psychologist

Emma is available for sessions Tuesdays, Fridays, and Thursday afternoons.

Professional bio

Emma is a registered Organisational Psychologist and has extensive practice management and executive experience across private and government sectors, working with both individuals, families and leading teams. She has worked extensively in the community service sector. Emma has the following accreditations: RMT Core 100 Certification, SHL Personality and Ability Assessment (OPQ and Ability Assessments), Hogan Assessment Certification – HPI, HDS and the MVPI

Emma excels in creating a safe and confidential space to explore options and opportunities. Emma believes in seeking the evidence base for practice and also thrives on translating this into tangible, practical strategies. Emma’s approach is collaborative, values and strengths-driven, and engages her clients in the creation of meaningful goals. In addition, Emma is able to utilise her clinical and therapeutic experience to support issues such as stress, anxiety, and overwhelm that can impact all elements of life efficiency, engagement and the experience of success and mastery.

Emma has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:

  • ADHD
  • Autism 
  • Leadership 
  • Energy management and emotion regulation
  • Self Care, reflection and self-management and boundaries
  • Communication skills when the stakes are high
  • Parent / Carer support
  • Behaviour management 
  • Assessment 

Emma is a strategic thinker and a dynamic and passionate coach with a commitment to learning and supporting individuals and organisations to reach their potential.

Personal Overshare

Emma was diagnosed with ADHD (Combined type) later in her life. She is the (mostly) joyful parent of 3 children. Emma is a dedicated learner and loves reading (ALMOST) anything. Emma’s hobbies and interests vary and seem to cycle through various iterations of enjoying cooking, gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, learning guitar, learning a language….an ongoing journey.

She finds that  spending time in nature (not that she schedules this in often enough) is one thing that has been a consistent joy. Emma also uses a lot of parentheses which is an ADHD trait reflective of the need to share a sufficient level of additional tangential information about the relevant topic of discussion (!)

Lynsey Allison

ADHD Coach | Careers Coach
Leadership Coach

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  • Masters in Science Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelors in Science Psychology (HONS) 
  • ICF accredited coach

Services offered

  • ADHD Coaching / Careers coaching 
  • Leadership coaching 

Lynsey’s fees start from $200+ gst per sessional hour. No Medicare rebate is available

Lynsey is available for sessions Mondays and Thursdays.

Professional bio

Lynsey’s coaching approach is strengths based, solution focused and collaborative. Her focus is on asking questions, helping you identify what is working well and co-creating strategies for you to utilise in between sessions. She brings a strong background in evidence-based coaching and the coaching process, leadership experience and a broad background in career transition, training and development, operations, and human resources. Lynsey holds a Master’s of Science in Coaching Psychology, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology and ICF accredited coach training. She is also accredited in Strengths Coaching and Mental Toughness Development.

Lynsey helps her clients to work through their ADHD challenges and understand their strengths so that they can be at their personal and professional best. Her clients often include busy professionals, small business owners and executives who want to make positive, sustainable changes in their lives.

Lynsey has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:

  • individual strengths profiling
  • Career coaching
  • Workplace & leadership coaching
  • Increasing wellbeing and performance
  • Personal organisation strategies & planning
  • Techniques to manage time blindness
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Productivity vs rest and recovery
  • Building confidence, boundary setting and finding balance

Her expertise combined with her positive, encouraging coaching style empowers clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable way. Engaging Lynsey as your coach can help you learn how to understand and use your strengths, develop your confidence and discover what you are capable of in your career, life or business.

Personal Overshare

Lynsey was diagnosed with ADHD in her 40’s, which helped validate her lifelong tendency to get bored easily, do things at the last minute, talk a lot and try to fit too much into a day! Lynsey spends her downtime collecting animals: she has horses, dogs, a few sheep and an alpaca; and lives in the NSW Southern Highlands with her partner. With a wanderlust that fuels her love of the open road, Lynsey loves travel and has plans to tick more places off the bucket list. Being on horseback is Lynsey’s happy place, as well as dancing to 90’s House music and being outside until the sun sets..


Julie Porter-Stephens


Therapeutic ADHD Coach|Couples Counsellor

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  • Masters in Applied Social Science (Counselling) 
  • Masters in Education (Adult Education)
  • Bachelors Education (Adult Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Community Management)
  • Diploma in Community Org
  • Cert IV TAE

Services offered

  • Therapeutic ADHD Coaching
  • Training

Julie’s fees start from $200+ gst per sessional hour. No rebates available

Professional bio

Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with a vibrant and wise energy. She has had an academic career as a university lecturer in counselling; is a creative and adaptable trainer/ teacher, and a warm and supportive counsellor and coach. Julie is a certified Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner, however works from a person centred approach, drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities to meet the individual needs of the client or couple.

Julie has specific interests and knowledge in the areas of:

  • twice exceptional (2E) gifted adolescents and adults
  • practical study skills for adult learners
  • ENM / POLY /neurodivergent relationships
  • webinar & training development & delivery

Julie believes that working for The Divergent Edge is a great way to support individuals and families, no matter where they are on their journey of neurodivergence: discovering both strengths and opportunities.  She believes that Therapeutic ADHD Coaching provides

Julie is excited to be supporting the innovative work of The Divergent Edge.

Personal Overshare

Julie was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD (Combined type) and is a gifted (twice exceptional) adult. She loves, and has been challenged by, raising her five children. Julie is a passionate gardener, and enjoys getting away for the weekend camping. Her other love is a 1969 Red MGB, and she loves getting out and going for drives with the hood down, radio blaring with her cute dog in the passenger seat.

Dani Bultitude


founder | Principal Therapeutic Coach | Acc. Social Worker

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Service offered

Dani provides Therapeutic coaching for neurodivergent adults, a unique service model she has developed which combines psychotherapy with ADHD coaching strategies. This approach is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Dani’s approach suits clients seeking a longer term therapeutic relationship

Dani’s fees are $220 per sessional hour. Please note no Medicare rebate available.

Dani is available for sessions Monday – Friday, and offers appointments between 7.30am – 3pm.

Professional bio

Dani is the Founder of The Divergent Edge, which was launched in July 2021.
Dani has been a social worker since 2000 and has experience in diverse fields of practice including case management, counselling, training, supervision and mentoring, service delivery management, leadership, clinical social work and practice development.

Her therapeutic practice is intuitive and person centred, through facilitating the development of an attuned therapeutic space.  This approach develops a safe and affirming core foundation on which to facilitate exploration and personal growth, and examine the relational understanding of self. Dani works holistically from the perspective that everything is connected, so therefore nothing is off limits.

Dani utilises a range of therapeutic modalities and frameworks in her work, including psychotherapeutic therapies,  narrative therapy, ACT,  systems and empowerment / feminist theory. This is used in conjunction with practical suggestions to help ‘get shit done’, with the goal of always retaining her (and your) sense of humour.

Dani has specific knowledge and interest in the areas of:

  • Twice exceptional (2E) gifted adults 
  • Over-functioners, perfectionists and workaholics
  • Developmental and relational trauma in high functioning adults
  • LGBTQI+ affirming
  • Mentoring for self employed business owners
  • Relationship coaching and healing
  • Psychoeducation: lifestyle, mindset and medication
  • How unexplored emotions impact your executive function
  • Coaching strategies to assist you to work with time (not against it); what to do about never-ending to-do lists, and how many things exactly you can reasonably expect to do in a day….. 

Personal Overshare

Dani was diagnosed with ADHD in her 40’s, and then a little later put together the pieces of her 2E identity. This information altered her perspective fundamentally on how she understood herself, her life, her children, and her purpose. She can spot an ADHDer across a crowded room (like a 6th sense) and also via text message (a largely unhelpful skill).

Dani is currently working on a plan to leave the house more so she doesn’t become socially isolated. She works full time in the business while parenting her three ND offspring. She most certainly is a guru at task management, but would rather like a PA. She’s put her next business idea on the backburner due to the unhelpful fact that there are only 24 hours in a day….and she instead is planning on embracing weekends in 2024.