Since 2003, we have been making a real and lasting difference to the more than 5,000 clients who have completed our program. Today, we are dedicated to helping you improve your mental health and quality of life.

We understand the need for an individually tailored program which will assist people who are committed to overcoming mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, substance dependencies and trauma.

Our results are achieved by using a range of evidence-based therapies and treatments selected to target a particular mental health condition. Our residential retreat program combines psychological, physical, educational and social strategies along with a focus on nutritional elements to help you combat and eradicate the root cause of your condition.

Palladium Private conforms to the ISO standards and certification. 


The duration of our programs varies between one to five weeks and are specifically designed to deliver outcomes for a range of mental health conditions. For example, if you have chronic depression, long-term anxiety or substance abuse issues, you will require a longer period than 7 days as you will need more time to eradicate old habits and replace them with new, more positive, sustainable ones. All talk therapy is delivered on a one-on-one basis with group activities essential for social integration as you transition for going home.

The program cost is determined by the intensity, length, accommodation and travel logistics. During the admissions consultation, we match the nature of your condition to the best program to deliver results. Our admissions process is professional and confidential.

We welcome you to contact our admissions staff to discuss your needs and start the journey towards full recovery.

To get in touch, simply call 1300 573 095 to speak to an Admissions Consultant.

Retreat Management


Program Director

Emanuele has a compassionate approach to clients’ struggles, in order to promote awareness and initiate together the transformative process. His treatment approaches range from Gestalt, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, ACT, Neuropsychotherapy, Sensorymotor Psychotherapy and Cape Cod Model for Couple Therapy.

Bridget Gardner

Retreat Manager

Bridget lives and breathes Palladium. Her aim is to see every guest walk away with results and long-lasting change they can be proud of.

Bridget holds the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Business Management

Level 2 Yoga Teacher

Paul Francis

Admissions Manager

Paul spent the first part of his career working for the British Diplomatic Service. He migrated to Australia in 2008.

For the last ten years he has been working in the personal development and mental health industries.

Paul is passionate about Palladium Private’s holistic approach to mental health and heads up a team of admission consultants who share this passion.

Duty Management

Clare Farley

Duty Manager

Clare brings to Palladium Private comprehensive knowledge of helping people who are experiencing personal challenges.  Clare’s focus is assisting guests to settle into the program and any questions they may have along the way.  Her experience includes several years in management, a degree in Psychology (Honours), and extensive Crisis Support work.


Allison Bright

Support Host and Chaperone

Allison’s mission is to make a positive difference to as many people’s lives as possible. She strives to help people become empowered, self directed and at peace with themselves through mindset management.

Allison holds the following qualifications:

Certificate IV Life Coaching
Practitioner Neurolinguistic Programming
Certificate IV in Business Management
Certificate III Education Support
Mental Health First Aid

James Newman

Duty Manager

James has several years’ experience with counselling and likes to use varying therapies and techniques to help clients explore issues and grow in their personal development journey. He is very involved in mindfulness techniques and loves to share mindfulness with others. He also loves to be a part of healing communities and seeing the power of authentic human connection to heal.


Mark Hutchens


Mark is a leader in his field. He brings an impressive range of skills and modalities as well as years of experience. With a biopsychosocial approach, Mark will help you develop awareness and learn tools to better navigate and connect with your life.

Mark holds the following qualifications:

Master of Professional Psychology

Master of Addictive Behaviours

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (VETAB)

Specialises in individual therapy, group education, and addictive behaviours

ACT, CBT, MI, Mindfulness

Trudy Haak


Trudy is a very experienced practitioner and has been a registered Psychologist since 1998. She has a warm and engaging approach and can relate to a diverse range of people and ages. With her depth of knowledge and skills, Trudy will work with you to bring you back to a sense of health and well being.

Trudy holds the following qualifications:

Diploma of Teaching

Bachelor of Arts (double major Psychology)

Doctorandus Psychologie-(University of Amsterdam)

Certificate in Sensorimotar Art Therapy

Facilitation, Family Constellation

Specialises in individual therapy

Skilled in group processes and education

ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Guided Drawing, Family Constellation facilitation

Leisa Petersen


Leisa has been a registered psychologist for 13 years and worked in a variety of settings including community, government, non-government and the private sector. She is empathic and invites a co-created experience of safety in the room for genuine and authentic communication to occur. Leisa uses a variety of evidence based approaches and creative applications to help people deepen awareness of their mind/body processes in order to find new ways to deal with old patterns and to live a vital life. Leisa is currently completing her Masters in Gestalt Therapy and holds the following qualifications:

Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Clinical Group Facilitator

Mindfulness trained and applied

Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator

Tai Chi for Health Instructor

Graduate Certificate in Artistic Therapies

ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, IPT, MI.

Retreat Team

Dominic Rollings

Personal Trainer

Dom makes training fun. His warm nature will help you forget your legs are burning and brow is sweaty. You will be amazed by the transformation of body and mind you achieve from your personal training session.

Dom holds the following qualifications:

Certificate 4 Personal Training

Certificate in Sport Studies

Certificate in exercise prescription and event management

Thump boxing instructor level 1

Thump boxing instructor advanced


Massage Therapist

Carmel is everyone’s favourite person. Her healing hands and words of guidance will have you leaving every massage feeling relaxed and with a deeper sense of self awareness.

Carmel holds the following qualification:

Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy

Juliette Kalifa

Art Therapist

Juliette is a registered creative arts counsellor and supervisor with over 20 years experience. Working with individuals, families and groups has contributed to her understanding of existential dilemmas, trauma, grief and loss, and their impact on relationships.

She combines counselling, psychotherapy and the arts to explore who we are and how life is for us.

Juliette holds a Masters by Supervision in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy.

Melody Rautio

Head Chef

I believe in creating healthy meals for our guests that are delicious and vibrant.
Our amazing kitchen team strives to educate our guests on healthy eating and nutrition.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates