Meet The Team

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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 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)

Mindfulness

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 online 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 or join up to my Online Program for Parents


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SARAH DAWKINS -

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.
 

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).

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GEORGIA FIGG -  REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

“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.

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SAMANTHA BLIGHT -

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

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.

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ALEXANDRA HADDAD

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

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.

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RICHARD MOORFIELD - 

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Richard is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

He brings a warm and empathic approach to working with his clients, aiming to address their difficulties in a supportive and collaborative manner.
 

Richard has an interest in working with adults experiencing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and stress. His primary approach draws on elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), that are tailored to his client’s individual needs in an effort to improve their mental health and general wellbeing.


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RHYLEE HARDIMAN

- PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST 

Rhylee is a provisional psychologist completing her final placement as part of the Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Tasmania.

 

Rhylee aims to create a collaborative and open approach to therapy. She has experience in both individual and group based therapy, utilising therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based therapy.

 

She is interested in working with clients experiencing depressed mood, stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties.


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ANGELA VINCENT

- CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST AND REGISTERED NURSE

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
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Administration:

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

Serena - Office Manager 
Ashleigh - Admin Assistant 

PH: (03) 6240 5442

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