Sue Jakes


Sue is the principal psychologist at Valley Psychology and has been working with marginalised and vulnerable populations in the public, private and Non-Government sectors for many years. She works alongside children, young people and adults who are experiencing a multitude of mental health related concerns. Sue has a particular interest in offering creative, nature-based interventions for those who have experienced relational trauma.

Outside of her role as a psychologist, Sue loves nothing more than spending time in nature, reading, camping or exploring the trails with her trusty steed, Joe.



Nat is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked alongside children, young people and families in our community supporting them toward positive outcomes. Nat has a special interest working with couples, particularly in their capacity as parents or carers and families. She brings a depth of knowledge and a valuable skill set to her role and whilst Nat has extensive experience offering room-based therapies, she is also a great advocate of incorporating animals and nature in the therapeutic space.

Nat is a lover of all creatures great and small and enjoys nothing more than time with her pony pals Stormy and Prospect. 


Katey is the backbone; she manages all things administration …. And so much more! Katey is usually the first person our clients speak with; she brings a multitude of skills and experience to the role as well as a warm and caring nature. 

The animals and the natural setting have a special offering in the therapeutic process.

Just like for those who we support, each animal we work alongside is regarded as a unique and precious being with their own individual needs and rights to a safe and healthy environment where they are free to express their individuality.

17 Steam Street,
Maitland, NSW 2320

405 Martins Creek Rd
Paterson, NSW 2421


Our practitioners are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and follow stringent guidelines related to confidentiality, informed consent and privacy. Such integrity ensures that our clients receive professional, high quality services that promote safe, respectful relationships and positive outcomes.


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