Allied Health

We also offer a range of Allied Health services at our Nillumbik Medical Centre, to extend our services and promote the health of all our patients. These currently include a dietician, a clinical psychologist and a psychologist.


Meagan Walsh - Dietician

Meagan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with dual qualifications including a Masters degree in Dietetics and a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Science. Meagan is able to assist with a range of nutritional enquiries including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and weight loss to name a few. Working alongside specialist doctors, Meagan has experience in helping individuals achieve and maintain their health goals. While her journey through dietetics evolved over time she has always nurtured a love of fresh, healthy food and is thus able to support nutritional needs with a twist of flavour.
Meagan is available for private consultations and also accepts patients within the Enhanced Primary Care Program.


Dr Anna Zapral - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Anna Zapral is a registered clinical psychologist, and has had experience in community and private settings.
She works with a range of client presentations, including anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, grief, parenting, and adjustment to life changes.
The therapeutic approach is tailored for each individual, using a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
Dr Zapral works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

John Laidlaw - Counselling Psychologist

John Laidlaw is registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has worked as a registered psychologist since 1999. He has counselled either over the phone or in person for over 25 years in a range of settings including crisis lines, community agencies, a university and medical centers.

John has been described as a friendly, resourceful, professional and compassionate psychologist who genuinely cares about people. John is able to assist people presenting with issues such as anxiety, depression, work and relationship problems, loss and grief, stress, self-esteem, disability, trauma and chronic illness.

John’s approach typically draws on a range of theoretical frameworks, namely, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Positive Psychology.

John is available for appointments at our Mernda Village Medical Centre Tuesday & Thursdays and at our Nillumbik Medical Centre Saturday mornings.

Fees: Please contact reception for up to date fees