The experienced team at Windsor House Private

We are a clinical team. We work together. We respect each other. We respect you. We are qualified, experienced, authentic and compassionate. We are solution focussed and use an integrated and evidence based approach to best practice AOD therapy which is trauma informed.

Our Team

Paul McDonnell

Program Director / Dip (MHAOD) Dip Coun

Paul is one of Australia's leading group therapists in the AOD sector. For 15 years he has worked for and managed best practice organisations in the field, including private and public hospitals and tertiary care environments. Paul has been sober for almost two decades. He uses his clinical expertise and empathy to help clients realise their potential.

Marnie McDonald

Counsellor / Cert IV (MHAOD), B.A, Grad Dip (Comm)

At the heart of Marnie’s therapy ethos is connection, community, compassion and empathy. Marnie’s unconditional positive regard, clinical experience and consistent presence provides her clients with a safe space to heal. Researching and implementing neuroplasticity into her practice along with an unwavering ethical focus helps empower clients.

Peter Harvey

Psychologist / GradDipPsych / MPsych / MAPS

Peter brings a wealth of experience both professionally and personally. He has worked across a number of public and private AOD programs. He has been in recovery, himself, for over a decade, and also runs his own private practice. Peter uses a range of therapeutic modalities to help his clients build their self awareness and increase their emotional capacities. This includes an understanding of how unhelpful coping mechanisms ultimately keep us stuck in self defeating negative patterns such as addiction. Peter finds that through the therapeutic conversation, a person can uncover the story of who they are and begin the process of making more helpful and life affirming choices for themselves. Being part of the healing journey for those in addiction is the reason he became a psychologist.

Amanda McDonnell

Counsellor / Dip Community Services (Case Management) Grad Cert (Couns) Grad Dip (Couns)

Using her unique life and recovery experiences combined with continued commitment to further education and clinical development, Amanda can understand and respond to your needs with empathy and understanding. Amanda’s holistic approach involves fostering principles of curiosity, self-acceptance, wisdom, and empowerment, and her warm and engaging nature will make you feel safe, heard, and capable, allowing you to build resilience and move towards a life free of the maladaptive behaviours associated with substance use.

Steve Lemmens

Counsellor / BBus / Dip Counselling (Current)

Steve’s personal experience in therapeutic environments, has developed a passion to help recovering alcoholics and addicts find recovery. Through this experience and unwavering support, Steve guides residents toward recovery, offering practical strategies and genuine understanding. Steve has an extensive history in management, this aids in setting up practical and supportive solutions for residents once they leave treatment.

Will Pausewang

Founder / Director / General Manager

Will believes that the evidence of our recovery centres in our relationships; with ourselves and with others. Will has worked for private hospitals and tertiary care therapeutic settings that, combined with his business experience, have allowed him to build and realise his vision to help clients and their families. He understands that the power of connection in a therapeutic community can be the cornerstone of recovery.