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Many people ask us why the name Nutricula. Nutricula is a small jellyfish that transfers its cells back to childhood once it reaches adulthood. It may do this process to live longer. Nutricula is synonymous to longevity. Research has proven that when we take care of our brain health, and are mentally well humans can live up to 140 years.


At Nutricula Psychology we strive to assist our clients to live a long and happy life by incorporating the newest research and delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions.  We help clients to understand what shaped them, understand their own behavioural patterns and give them the tools to change their lives from just existing into a healthy,  happy and meaningful life.




Paul Potgieter is a Psychologist at Nutricula Psychology, specialising in providing psychological services to individuals, couples and the resources industry.


Paul has 25 years experience in the mental health field and over 8 years as a psychologist in Australia, helping people with different forms of mental illness and trauma. He has worked across various industries including not for profit, government and private practice. In addition to his psychology qualifications,  he has a Masters degree in Business, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, allowing for a unique insight into the challenges faced by organisations. Paul incorporates this knowledge into his training and consulting services. His certification in Neuro-psychotherapy allows him to be at the forefront of research and treatment interventions.


Paul is an Associate member of The Australian Psychological Society and a member of the International Association of Clinical Neuro-psychotherapy and presented his brain based conflict resolution model at the International Neuro-psychotherapy Conference in May 2017.

Kelly Black


Kelly Black is a Psychologist at Nutricula Psychology with over 8 years experience in community mental health, government and not for profit sectors.


Kelly works with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self harming behaviours, attachment and family relationship concerns, poor self-esteem, autism and aspergers, addiction, skills training and challenging behaviours.


In addition to her qualifications in Psychology, Kelly has a certificate in attachment based family therapy for adolescents and positive behaviour support, allowing for a unique insight into difficulties experienced across the lifespan.


Kelly has experience working with peri and postnatal clients in pregnancy and clients engaged with the NDIS.

Cathy Conyard

Child Psychotherapist

Cathy is a Child Psychotherapist specialising in providing psychodynamic therapy for children, adolescents, parents and families. She has 20 years experience working in various organisations including child, young adults and mental health services, domestic violence services, child and family counselling services in New Zealand and Australia. Cathy has a Post Graduate Degree in Clinical Child Psychotherapy and is also a member of the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (NZACAP). 


Cathy has extensive experience on presentations around mild, moderate and severe emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, abuse, trauma, anger, anxiety, stress, fear, sadness and depression, self-harming, bullying and teasing, grief and loss, poor self-esteem and sense of self, psychosomatic complaints, protective behaviours, attachment and family relationship issues. 


Family is really important to Cathy and she loves spending quality time with her husband and two children and her very busy fur baby. She loves the beach and having time out to de-stress by participating in bootcamps and boxing.


Practice Manager & Director

Tertia is an owner/ practice manager at Nutricula. She has more than 10 years experience in the mental health care industry and many years in financial and business management. Tertia is original from South Africa and has been in financial positions with international companies in Sydney before moving to Mackay 13 years ago. She enjoys the challenges of running a small business and the freedom her position offers to be creative and innovative.