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Nam-Hee Pellegrin

Clinical Psychologist / Hakomi Graduate

Nam-Hee Pellegrin

Nam-Hee is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a Graduate of Hakomi Therapy with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, parents with young children, couples and families in private practice and specialised public health care settings. Nam-Hee holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy. She is also an Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) approved clinical supervisor.

From the beginning of her professional journey, Nam-Hee was interested in understanding intergenerational trauma, where trauma and/or attachment wounds of one generation seem to impact the next generation through attachment interaction/patterns. She was also drawn to working at a systemic level, seeing how individual trauma and wellbeing impact families, communities, societies, and countries. Living and widely travelling in many countries since she was young gave her a sense of compassion for working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Combining these interests, Nam-Hee worked more than 10 years at Services for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (S.T.A.R.T.T.S.), providing systemic support and individual psychotherapy for refugees and asylum seekers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Nam-Hee has extensive experience in providing service for people who live with prolonged and multiple complex trauma/abuse, acute trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, parenting stress, and couple or family relationship difficulties.

Looking for ways to work with clients at a deeper emotional level, she trained in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, an attachment informed, somatic & mindfulness-based psychotherapy. With Hakomi method, one learns to understand how emotions arise from our body, work with the wisdom of emotions, and its capacity to help us move through trauma (guided by its energy, our felt sense/impulses) in a mindful state and in gentle attuned presence.

Nam-Hee is also trained in therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. However, she now mainly works from a Hakomi-informed approach.

Nam-Hee hopes to support individuals, parents, couples, families, students and communities in their journey of life, self-discovery and growth.

Nam-Hee provides psychotherapy in both English and Korean.

Nam-Hee has extensive clinical experience working with:

  • Anxiety / Phobias / Panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Trauma (e.g. physical and sexual abuse, physical injuries or illnesses, war)

  • Grief and loss​

  • Stress management


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) - University of Sydney

  • Master of Clinical Psychology - Macquarie University

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy – Institute of Psychiatry

  • Advanced Graduate of Hakomi Professional Training – Hakomi institute (Pacifica)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) – Clinical Psychology Endorsement

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Mobile: 0421 866 308


Available Days: Monday-Friday

Medicare & private health fund rebates available

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