We are now offering predominantly face to face sessions, along with continued phone and online sessions, if you prefer


For any face to face clinic sessions, strict hygiene and social distancing measures will continue to be enforced. We do ask you not to come early for appointments, to avoid extra time in the waiting area. Also, unless absolutely necessary, we would prefer family members to meet you after the appointment and not in waiting area :)


Clinical Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy Services

Sometimes, seeking help from a mental health professional is the best step you can take, towards embracing and changing the life you have. We genuinely live, eat and breathe all things mental health. We're a dedicated bunch - Now 5 Psychologists and 1 Clinical Hypnotherapist at Rosny Park, Eastern Shore, Hobart.


We'll be happy to guide you through what ever life is throwing you at the moment and are dedicated to supporting our community through this global pandemic.


Come and meet us here...


We're committed towards helping the people of Hobart, live a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.

Seriously, mental health isn't just a job to us! We are absolutely motivated to supporting you, in order to transform your life for the better. ​

We are centrally located on the Eastern Shore (obviously), in Rosny, just over the bridge (10 min max from centre of Hobart - it's really not that far;))

Here's a little bit about us:

Clinical Psychologist, Clinic Director, Clinical Lecturer & Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner

"I can help you to understand how your brain works, make sense of your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, relationships, challenges and the direction you're heading in.


And most importantly, let's work out what we can do to help you live a happier, healthier and meaningful life"


Who Do I Work With?

I work with adults experiencing a range of issues, but my particular current focuses are now trauma, PTSD and any problems in the perinatal period or issues with parenting.​


Therapeutic Approaches I'm Into:

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - For PTSD, traumatic memories, phobias

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Check out this little vid)


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Neuroplasticity (helping your brain to rewire itself)

And a touch of Hypnotherapy, if you're into it ;)

Connect with me now for a psychology session in Rosny, on the Eastern Shore, in Hobart or I can Skype too!

If you're a struggling parent, sign up to therapy to your inbox or sign up to grab my my free Self Care Isn't Selfish Videos. Or purchase a copy of my first book, Keep Sane and Parent On here

And if you're having a baby, contact me here for Hypnobirthing Australia Classes - head over here



Sarah is a registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working as a clinician, supervisor, consultant, and facilitator across various settings including universities, not-for-profit, public, and private sectors.

Sarah uses practical, strength-based approaches with her clients, drawing primarily on cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychology frameworks. She builds rapport easily with her clients, utilising a warm and collaborative therapeutic style to help clients achieve their mental health and well being goals.

Sarah is available to work with adult clients experiencing a range of issues including, anxiety, depressed mood, stress, work-related stressors and challenges, and sleep difficulties.

Sarah also has a PhD (Management) and is a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania. She applies her training and experience in mental health to her research and teaching in workplace mental health and well being.

Sarah currently serves as a director on the Relationships Australia (Tasmania) board and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).



“I am committed to helping you achieve the changes you want in a collaborative and non-judgemental space."

It is my hope, that you feel safe, understood and empowered throughout therapy. We'll work together to help you achieve positive and lasting changes in your life in order to live a more fulfilling and engaged life.

My experience includes: working in university settings, private practice and NGO’s with clients across all ages.

Therapeutic approaches I use include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness based therapy.

I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment issues and sleep difficulties.



Samantha is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She uses a range of evidence-based treatment models including:

 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
Elements of Schema Therapy.

Samantha will be taking limited evening and Saturday appointments to assist clients who have difficulty attending appointments during the weekday. She is also taking referrals from insurance companies such as MAIB or workers compensation and has a special interest in workplace stress.

Samantha is particularly interested in working with adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, workplace stress and sleep issues as well as individuals attending psychology appointments for the first time.
Prior to engaging in clinical psychology study, Samantha spent over 20 years working across a range of industries domestically and abroad, most recently in senior welfare management. She is also an experienced group facilitator and has developed several mental health and resilience programs for individuals and organisations in Hobart.



Alexandra has a passion for helping people and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to help them achieve positive change in their lives.


Alexandra is available and committed to treating adults and older adolescents with a range of concerns. She can help support you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder, stress and sleep difficulties.


Alexandra uses cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and elements of positive psychology to help you through the difficulties you are facing.



Natural State Hypnosis provides medically attuned clinical Hypnosis to clients in Tasmania and beyond. From Childhood Anxiety and Palliative Hypnosis to weight-loss, IBS treatment, addiction treatment and more, Natural State Hypnosis can deliver enormous benefits to adults, teens and kids in need.

Check out Angela's website here:

Natural State Hypnosis


Serena - Office Manager 

Serena is with us full time and will be the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone or email.

Admin coverage can vary but generally admin hours are:

Mon:     8.30-4.00
Tue:       8.30-4.00
Wed:     8.30-4.00

Thur:     8.30-4.30

Fri:        8.30-12.30


For urgent and immediate support, please be aware that there are a number of 24/7 services you can contact. We are unable to provide immediate and crisis support, unless you are an existing client, on our caseload.

Typically, wait times for a private psychologist are 4-8 weeks (sometimes less, sometimes more). We endeavour to book you in as soon as possible and often cancellations can come up, so you may not be waiting that long. 

Please don't hesitate to contact a crisis service for immediate support. 

The Suicide Call Back Service provides immediate support to anyone feeling suicidal. In addition, they can provide ongoing support through up to six 50 minute telephone counselling sessions that will provide you with longer term support. The Suicide Call Back Service also offers online counselling.


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Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Lifeline are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.



1800 332 388

A central point of entry to Mental Health Services for all Tasmanians

24/7 free phone line

Staffed by community mental health clinicians, who:

  • may refer you to a Mental Health Community team in your area
  • will provide contact details for another service if they are more suitable to assist you

  • may refer you to a Community Mental Health Crisis Response team who are available extended working hours seven days a week.


Here are some Media articles, we have contributed to, in regard to suicide awareness, workplace bullying and helping our community.

Get in touch with Sarah Purvey if you would like a contribution from her for media.

Sarah has recently been interviewed on ABC Radio and Hit 100.9 about COVID-19 and about her book release,

Keep Sane and Parent On.


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The girls at Eastern Shore Psychology brought the people of Eastern Shore together, to spread messages of hope on the streets. "Let's Chalk About Mental Health" kicked off Suicide Awareness Month in September 2018.

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An article from HCF about the effects of and how to manage workplace bullying, with a contribution from Sarah Purvey

Jimmy & Nath were joined by clinical psychologist Sarah Purvey from Eastern Shore Psychology who chatted about talking to your kids about COVID-19 - especially when your mental health might be taking a hit at the moment as well. 

There's a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen


So therapy doesn't need to be grim too

Let's face it, seeing a psychologist, isn't at the top of everyone's "to do" list. We're keen to create an experience for you that makes you want to come to see us. From the moment you walk in, we hope that you'll feel comfortable. Our rooms are sunny, with oodles of natural light and views of a big green tree and Hobart's glorious Mt Wellington. We'll greet you with comfy chairs/couches, a cuppa and even a sneaky chocolate (hey! It releases serotonin! 😂 )


Do you love to support your clients, but feel you don’t get to do that enough in your current workplace? Are you tired of working in an inflexible environment? Do you feel isolated? Would you like clinical endorsement supervision? Do you want more freedom? And would you love to be supported by passionate and friendly clinicians?


These are just some of the benefits of working at Eastern Shore Psychology. Psychology is more than just a job to us. We love to make our clients feel welcome and relaxed from the moment they walk in the door (it’s a particularly warm and inviting office, with natural light, comfy chairs, music, tea and coffee). And we’re passionate about supporting our wider community too, with events such as Let’s Chalk About Mental Health (see here) and our social media presence. Because supporting mental health needn’t be mysterious. We want to help everyone reach out, should they need it and drop the stigma around mental health in the community.


About you…

I like people to join the team, based on who you are. Your warmth, passion, desire to help others and openness to learn and grow, as a clinician. I’d love you to join the like minded members of Eastern Shore Psychology if you…

  • Are motivated by supporting clients, to the best of your ability

  • Llove to connect with other clinicians and support each other

  • Take responsibility for your growth, as a clinician

  • Value making a difference to community

  • Are open to thinking outside the box in the treatments you offer and how you support the community

  • Are not terrified of helping us out with our social media presence 😉


Let’s catch up for a cuppa today, whether you’re a new Masters in Clinical Psych grad or you have many years experience. There’s a place (support and many referrals) waiting here for you!


PS I'm also, looking for social workers, occupational therapists or other allied health.


Sarah 😊


We will call/email you back as soon as we are able to 

PH: (03) 6240 5442

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