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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 not currently taking new clients.
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MEET THE
TEAM

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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 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 is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar.


Chloe aims to provide a safe and relaxed space for teenagers and adults experiencing anxiety and panic, low mood, stress, relationship issues, and difficulty recognising and regulating emotions.


Who Does Chloe Work With:

Chloe uses evidence based, therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), CBT, ACT, solution focused therapy and elements of DBT, to work along-side you to achieve your goals and work towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Chloe enjoys working with people who are new to seeing a psychologist and have yet to experience all the benefits of psychological support.

 Chloe also has experience working with children, teenagers and families in school settings.

Chloe is currently on Maternity Leave.
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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.

 

Henry is not currently taking new clients.

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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 is not currently taking on new clients

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SARAH PURTON
(she/her)
Registered Psychologist

Sarah is a registered psychologist and clinical registrar.

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. She has a special interest in trauma and older adult mental health.

 

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EMILY BELL
(she/her)
Registered Psychologist

Emily is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience in the mental health field. She has worked in various settings including, community mental health, statutory programs, family law and mediation, NDIS and private practice settings. 

 

Emily is a dedicated and compassionate Psychologist with a strong focus on evidence-based practices. She creates a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

 

Emily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in her practice. 

 

Emily currently works with adults, with an interest in areas of depression, anxiety, stress and adjustment, family and intimate partner violence, and chronic pain.

 

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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)
Provisional Psychologist

Nicole is a provisional psychologist who has completed a Master of Professional Psychology. Nicole draws primarily on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 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 clients experiencing varying mental health concerns across the lifespan. Although, she has particular interest in working with adults and in areas of depression, anxiety, workplace stress, family and intimate partner violence, and trauma.

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Administration Team

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

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GRACE BECK

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ISABELLE HATELEY

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GABBY FRECKELTON

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