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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 4 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. 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:


"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, such as depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, personality disorders (not a nice term I know!), adjustment, workplace stress and problems in the perinatal period.

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!

For My Keep Sane and Parent On support group, presales of my book of the same name, check it out here.

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


My aim is to help you connect with your individual experience to make sense of, and find meaning in, what is happening for you."  

How can I help?

I have a passion for working with adolescents and adults across a variety of issues including; anxiety, depression, grief + loss, adjustment, work and life stressors. 

How do we do that?

I utilise a variety of therapeutic approaches including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Dialectial Behaviour Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness

But it's all about works for you and we can work together to develop an approach that fits to help you work towards developing an effective and strong mindset so that you live the most rich and meaning life possible!


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


“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.

“My goal is to support you to overcome struggles and achieve positive change so you can live a more fulfilling life.”

Who do I work with?

  • Adults experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, adjustment difficulties, relationship problems and stress.

  • Children and young people aged from 5 years experiencing anxiety and challenging behaviours.

  • Current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their family members.

How do I help?

I deliver evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

I tailor therapy to fit people's real-world experiences and preferences. I collaborate with clients to help them understand how their brain and mind work, realise their strengths and develop helpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in day-to-day life. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family exploring Tassie, as well as cooking, gardening and staying active.


“My goal is to support you to overcome struggles and achieve positive change. I will help you maximise your strengths and increase your connection with what is really important to you, so you can live a more fulfilling life.”

I work with lots of different people, including those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties, body image concerns, relationship problems and more.

How do I help?
My therapeutic style is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, also incorporating other
evidence-based therapies including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational
Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

I tailor these approaches to fit people's real-world experiences and preferences. I work
collaboratively with people to help them develop more helpful ways of thinking, feeling and
behaving in day-to-day life, to achieve meaningful change.


Samantha is a registered psychologist who will be taking limited evening and Saturday appointments to assist clients who have difficulty attending appointments during the weekday.

Prior to engaging in clinical psychology training, Samantha spent over 20 years working across a range of industries domestically and abroad, most recently in senior welfare management. Samantha is available to treat adults with a wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety, work stress, adjustment disorders and personality disorders. 

Sam is dedicated to improving health and wellbeing outcomes and uses a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Samantha is also an experienced group facilitator and will be looking to develop and provide group programs for clients who might benefit from peer-based support. 

If you have adult clients who require weekend or evening appointments, please feel free to get in contact with us today.

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! 😂 )


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.


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

An article in the Eastern Shore Sun, about the psychology and hypnotherapy services we offer our Hobart community.


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 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 😊