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SARAH PURVEY
Clinical Psychologist, Clinic Director, & Clinical Lecturer 

"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 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)

Mindfulness

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Group Support Program for Mums

 

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

Sarah has some limited availability.

Sarah accepts Mental Health Care Plans, private paying clients and workers compensation claims.

Join Sarah's Online 6 Week Support Program for Mums, starts Mar 4

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SARAH DAWKINS 
(She/Her)
Clinical Psychologist

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.

 

Who Does Sarah Work With?

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).

 

Sarah is no longer accepting new Workers Compensation claims.
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GEORGIA FIGG  
Clinical Psychologist

“I am committed to helping you achieve the changes you want in a collaborative and non-judgmental 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, EMDR, 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.

 

Georgia is currently on maternity leave 

MEET THE
TEAM

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RACHEL BARAC
Registered Psychologist

Rachel is a registered psychologist. Rachel aims to create a non-judgmental, safe space for client's to share their personal stories. She incorporates aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness into her practice.

Who does Rachel work with?

 

Rachel currently works with persons under the age of 25 years experiencing varying mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal and family issues and neuro-diversity.

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LOUISE GIBSON
Registered Psychologist
BN, PGDipMid, GDipNurse (child and family health) MClinMid
BPsychSci (Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PsyBA, MAPS

"I believe in providing a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic space where individuals can recognise their strengths, overcome challenges, and develop psychological skills to create meaningful change in their life”.

Louise is a registered psychologist with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tasmania. Louise worked as a Registered Midwife and child health nurse in Hobart before becoming a psychologist, and she has a Master’s degree in Clinical Midwifery from the University of Tasmania. Louise is warm and caring, and she takes a gentle, empathic, and collaborative approach to her practice, tailoring interventions to an individual’s unique experiences.


Louise has worked with individuals and groups in both community mental health and inpatient/outpatient settings. She has experience working with people of all ages, from childhood to older adulthood, with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders, life transitions, interpersonal problems, and adjustment difficulties.

Louise has a special interest in perinatal psychology and infant mental health, and she uses her unique skill set to help women and their families adjust to the physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes that occur during pregnancy and following birth. Louise recently worked at the Perinatal Infant Mental Health Unit and is knowledgeable about issues such as maternal mental health, infant mental health, bonding and attachment challenges, and parenting. She is also available to provide psychological support and intervention for individuals experiencing assisted reproduction treatment (ART), infertility, or choices about pregnancy. Louise has completed additional training in perinatal loss and bereavement, birth trauma and women’s mental health during adolescence, midlife and the perinatal period.

Louise uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

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JANA PANAGAKOS
(She/Her)
Provisional Psychologist & Provisional Play Therapist

“I aim to provide you with an environment where you feel safe, accepted and empowered to explore your challenges and struggles. Further, I will advocate for your strengths and support you to create a positive self-narrative”.

 

Jana is a Provisional Psychologist who has successfully completed her Master of Professional Psychology at Monash University, in addition to her Master in Child Play Therapy at Deakin University. Jana is extremely passionate in her belief that when provided when an environment that is empowering and respectful of diversity in communication and expression, both children and adults are able to feel empowered and co-facilitate in their healing journey. Jana enjoys holding space and possibilities for clients, and creating a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. 

 

In therapy Jana utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Play Therapy. She is also passionate and skilled in trauma-informed therapy, social skills support, supporting emotional regulation, and supporting a more robust self-esteem and belief in self.

 

Who do I work with?

Jana’s flexible approach to therapy supports her in being able to see a wide range of clients, and she is passionate about working with people of all ages. Jana has a particular interest in anxiety and anxiety disorders, depression and low mood, self-esteem, and neurodiversity affirming care. She also supports in providing assessments for adults and adolescents exploring their autistic and/or ADHDer neurotype. 

 

Jana is also very passionate in supporting children and families by empowering parents/caregivers and providing developmentally appropriate and suited supports.

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JOSEF VUISTER
Provisional Psychologist

Josef is a provisional psychologist who completed a Master of
Professional Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Josef takes a
client centered approach to therapy, and aims to create a safe, warm,
non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which individuals can
gain insight into their experiences and feel empowered to move

towards their goals.

Josef has a flexible and varied approach to therapy, primarily relying
on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with aspects from Mindfulness
Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mind/Body

Practices.

Who does Josef work with?

I have an interest in working with adolescents and adults experiencing
depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal difficulties, and life
transitions. I greatly value being able to offer individuals the space to
cultivate personal wellbeing and growth and find connection to their

values and sense of purpose.

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ALEXANDRA HADDAD
Clinical Psychologist

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

 

Who Does Alex Work With?

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, trauma, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder, stress and sleep difficulties.

 

Alexandra uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eye movement desensitisation retraining (EMDR), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) as well as elements of positive psychology to help you through the difficulties you are facing. 

 


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JESSICA BOWRING
(She/Her)
Clinical Psychologist

I completed my Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2019 and since this time have worked across a range of settings supporting people impacted by trauma. In my current practice, I have a particular interest in helping people affected by grief and loss. I conduct research on mother loss and the mind-body connection in the context of chronic health conditions for Deakin University, alongside offering therapy at ESP. To look after my own mind and body, I practice and teach yoga. I offer monthly yoga sessions at ESP for clients to complement therapy. If you’re interested in coming along, please book via this link. No experience is necessary!

What will therapy be like with me?
I will provide you with a space to be listened to without judgment, to make sense of your thoughts, to learn to de-stress and settle your body, and align with the things that are most important to you in life. I’ll do this by offering support, information, strategies, and referrals. As a team, we’ll navigate challenges and celebrate progress! 

Who do I work with?

I support adults (18+) experiencing grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress in person or online. I take private and Medicare referrals.

What types of therapy do I use?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Level 1 Schema Therapy
Level 1 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

 

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Alice is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar who has completed a Masters of Psychology (Clinical). 

Alice uses a collaborative, warm, and supportive approach to helping clients. Alice uses therapeutic approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help clients to reach their personal goals.

Who Does Alice Work With?

 

Alice is interested in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, stress, and chronic health conditions.

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Catherine Lally
Counselling Psychologist 

Catherine feels honoured to be a psychologist who supports individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their lives and relationships. She helps couples deepen their connection and commitment to each other, while providing skills for conflict resolution that will stress-proof their relationship for the future. It is Catherine’s ultimate goal to help her clients and couples create more rewarding relationships with themselves and with others. Catherine also has a particular interest in the treatment of trauma and the impact of early experiences on adult functioning and relationships.

Catherine is trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Relationship Life Therapy (RLT), The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

Who does Catherine work with?

Catherine enjoys working with individual adults and couples. Catherine welcomes clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, those within the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as those engaged in non-traditional relationship structures, including polyamorous relationships.

CHLOE LEWINSKI
Registered Psychologist

Chloe aims to provide a safe and relaxed space for people aged 12 and over, to connect, achieve goals and create a fulfilling life. 

Chloe enjoys working with people who are new to therapy and have yet to experience all the benefits of psychological support. She enjoys working with adults experiencing challenges with; anxiety and panic, stress, low mood, sleep, relationships, recognising and regulating emotions, goal setting and navigating parenthood. 

Chloe also has a background working with children and adolescents in school settings and enjoys working with teens experiencing challenges with school engagement, study and exam stress, perfectionism, anxiety, friendships, relationships and regulating emotions.

(Chloe encourages family to be involved in their child’s care, however will happily see teens alone if desired).

Chloe’s work is client centred and she draws on evidence based approaches such as CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and solution focused therapy to support you. 

 

Chloe offers Telehealth sessions for people living remotely or interstate, parents caring for children at home, students wanting to access an appointment during school hours, or those working from home. 

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HENRY JOHNSON
Registered Psychologist

"I love helping people understand themselves and their patterns of thought and behaviour. I believe that the most important part of therapy is creating a therapeutic relationship which is based on warmth, logic, and unconditional positive regard".

After a brief career as a teacher, Henry achieved full registration as a psychologist in 2020. He incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focussed therapy, mindfulness, and schema therapy into his practice.

Who Does Henry Work With:

Henry works with adults (over 16) experiencing depression, anxiety, acute stress, chronic health conditions, trauma (single episodes experienced in adulthood), and disordered eating. He takes referrals privately or through Medicare, NDIS, and Worker's Compensation.

 

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KAYLA WESLEY
(she/her)
Registered Psychologist

Kayla is a Registered Psychologist previously working in Canberra. Kayla completed her Master’s degree at Aston University in the United Kingdom. Kayla has experience assisting people with anxiety, drug and alcohol dependency, depression, stress, interpersonal issues, family issues, trauma and psychological disabilities. This experience has led to interest in depression and anxiety related disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Kayla has completed training in; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), motivational interviewing and mindfulness.

Who Does Kayla Work With:

  • Anxiety related disorders

  • Depression

  • Stress Management

  • Drugs and Alcohol Dependency

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Interpersonal and family issues

Kayla will be on maternity leave as of March 11th 2024

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SARAH PURTON
(she/her)
Clinical Psychologist

Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist.

As a practicing psychologist, Sarah has worked in a number of settings including aged care, adult community mental health, and inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Sarah uses a supportive and non-judgmental approach to help clients understand themselves and reach their therapeutic goals. Sarah uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and elements of Schema Therapy

Who Does Sarah Work With:

Sarah works with adult clients with a range of mental health and relationship concerns. 

 

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EMILY BELL
(she/her)
Registered Psychologist

Emily is a dedicated and compassionate Psychologist with extensive experience across various settings including, community mental health, statutory programs, family law and mediation, NDIS and private practice settings. 

 

Focussing on creating a safe and supportive environment, Emily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her practice. 

Emily is also focused on working with people in the neurodiverse space and is currently taking referrals for adult assessments for ADHD and screening assessment for autism.

 Who does Emily work with?

Emily currently works with adults (ages 16+), with a particular interest in areas of trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, stress and adjustment, and intimate partner violence.

 

Emily will take private, Medicare, and WorkCover referrals. 

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CATHARINE ALLEN
(she/her)
Provisional Psychologist

Catharine is a provisionally registered psychologist who has completed a Masters degree in Professional Psychology.  Catharine has an open, warm, and collaborative approach to sessions and has experience Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in order to work towards cllients’ goals and help them find ways to navigate difficult times.


Who does Catharine work with? 
Catharine has experience working in both a one-on-one clients as well as groups and helps clients facing difficulties from depression, anxiety, and stress. She has a keen interest in helping older adolescents and young adults navigate the challenges and changes that happen on the journey to adult life.

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NICOLE CUSHING
(she/her)
Registered Psychologist

Nicole is a registered psychologist who draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to support clients in reaching their wellbeing goals. Her approach emphasises collaboration and warmth, to create a safe space for exploring challenges and finding the humorous side to life.

Who does Nicole work with?

 

Nicole works with adults and older adolescents experiencing varying mental health concerns. She has particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, neuro-diversity, sexual and intimate partner violence, and trauma.

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JOSEF VUISTER
Provisional Psychologist

Josef is a provisional psychologist who completed a Master of
Professional Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Josef takes a
client centered approach to therapy, and aims to create a safe, warm,
non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which individuals can
gain insight into their experiences and feel empowered to move

towards their goals.

Josef has a flexible and varied approach to therapy, primarily relying
on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with aspects from Mindfulness
Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mind/Body

Practices.

Who does Josef work with?

I have an interest in working with adolescents and adults experiencing
depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal difficulties, and life
transitions. I greatly value being able to offer individuals the space to
cultivate personal wellbeing and growth and find connection to their

values and sense of purpose.


Administration Team

Staffed Office Hours
Monday - Friday
    8:30am - 5:00pm
               

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GRACE BECK

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GABBY FRECKELTON

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IZZY HATELEY

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BEC CHIPMAN

JOSEF VUISTER
Provisional Psychologist

Josef is a provisional psychologist who completed a Master of
Professional Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Josef takes a
client centered approach to therapy, and aims to create a safe, warm,
non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which individuals can
gain insight into their experiences and feel empowered to move

towards their goals.

Josef has a flexible and varied approach to therapy, primarily relying
on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with aspects from Mindfulness
Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mind/Body

Practices.

Who does Josef work with?

I have an interest in working with adolescents and adults experiencing
depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal difficulties, and life
transitions. I greatly value being able to offer individuals the space to
cultivate personal wellbeing and growth and find connection to their

values and sense of purpose.

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