Ask AHPRA & HCCC to Re-investigate a Clinical Psychologist who has Caused Significant Harm

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Natasha Lakaev is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Australia. Over the past almost 30 years from at least 1991, she has deceptively recruited innocent children, adults and the elderly into her cult, and psychologically, physically, financially and/or spiritually abused them. She has left whole families devastated with her destructive and dangerous personality and practices. (She began studying Psychology in 2000).

I personally lost 13.5 years of my life to this woman from the age of 21 to 35. I was food deprived, sleep deprived, mind controlled, and I worked for her for 10 years as a personal assistant / slave, for no pay, working up to 22 hours per day, seven days a week. I gave her in excess of $140,000; I had my 8 month old baby taken from me without knowing when I would see him again; I was bashed till I was black and blue by this woman; I sterilised myself for this woman; and when I finally had the courage to escape with my by then three children, she threatened that if I left her sphere, she would report me to DOCS and say I was an abusive mother and sign off the paperwork as a Psychologist.

This is just a summary of the damage this woman has caused me and my children. She has negatively impacted or completely destroyed hundreds of people and their families in both Australia and South Africa.

She was investigated by the Psychologists Board of Queensland between 2008 and 2009, but that government body chose to believe her story, rather than the numerous Complaints lodged by ex cult members who had escaped, and the Psychologists who had counselled them.

Since then she has made her way through the entire Australian tertiary academic system attaining her Masters and is currently completing her PhD.

I have been pleading with the now national Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) since 2010 when I escaped this woman's clutches. I even wrote a book about my experience and handed it to staff in AHPRA's Sydney office as well as sent the book and other evidence to state health ministers and politicians across Australia to ask that they de-register this psychologist, but no one has taken action. 

Natasha Lakaev sued Fairfax Pty Ltd and News Limited, two journalists, and my ex-husband and myself for Defamation for newspaper articles published in October and November 2010. After a three year court case we won the Judgement in our favour.

The Judge stated: ”The plaintiff prevaricated, talked in circumlocutions, and otherwise tried to avoid anything that might do otherwise to bolster a case” and “I found her evidence deliberately prevaricating and at times demonstrably untrue during the course of this adjournment application”.

Natasha Lakaev continues to coerce innocent victims from Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Listed on her website, she states:

Provider Approvals:

  • Provider Panel Member for Australian Government Department of Social Services Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Early Intervention Service
  • APS Autism and PDD Identified Practitioners List
  • Medicare Approved Department of Veteran Affairs Provider
  • ATAPS Approved Provider Northern NSW
  • QLD Mental Health Assessor

"Has specific expertise and interest in working with LGBTIQAO+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual/ARomantic and +)." 


  • Registered as Clinical Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Full Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Full Member of APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered as Clinical Psychologist in UK with the HCPC

NB. I sent a Concern to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK and the HCPC stated that Natasha Lakaev is not registered as a Psychologist in the UK and said they asked her to delete this statement from her web pages. 

Please join me in asking that the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) re-investigate this dangerous psychologist and de-register her once and for all, to prevent her from preying on further vulnerable members of our Australian community.


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Thank you sincerely for your support. 

Best Regards, 


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