Dr Simone Hughes - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Simone Hughes has a Ph.D. with distinctions in Clinical Psychology (includes a Masters-level equivalent), a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class Honours, and a Diploma in Creative Writing. She received a Chancellors’ Commendation for her Doctoral thesis that explored the intergenerational family experience of chronic mental illness. She has expert knowledge in family systems and the caregiving experience around mental illness issues, and is particularly interested in adjustment, trauma, wellbeing and the relationship with ‘self’, creative arts therapies, attachment, identity, narrative theory in clinical practice, and family of origin issues. Dr Hughes manages the mental health needs of people from culturally diverse backgrounds. She works well with people of European, UK and Australian origin among other cultures, and her own cultural background is Polish/Austrian and Dutch/French

Services offered

Adoption, Anxiety & phobias, Assertiveness training, Body image, Carer support, Depression, Employee Assistance, Program Grief & loss, Mental illness, Panic Disorder, Personality assessment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rehabilitation/injury counselling, Relationships Relaxation, Self-harm, Sexual abuse, Stress management, Vision impaired and Workplace bullying

The session fee is currently $200 per 50-minute session. Rebates vary depending on Private Health Cover or a Medicare Mental Health Plan Referral

Acquired brain injury
Chronic illness
Hearing loss and deafness
Mental and psychological
Speech and language disorders
Visual loss and blindness
NDIS categories:
1. Assistance with Daily Life
2. Transport
3. Consumables
4. Assistance with Social & Community Participation
5. Assistive Technology
6. Home Modifications
7. Coordination of Supports
8. Improved Living Arrangements
9. Increased Social and Community
10. Finding and Keeping a Job
11. Improved Relationships
12. Improved Health and Wellbeing
13. Improved Learning
14. Improved Life Choices
15. Improved Daily Living
NDIS registered: Yes
Target group age:
Early Childhood
Late adolescence / Post-school
Aged Care
Occupational Therapist
Social Worker
Speech Pathologist
Music Therapist
Art Therapist
Therapy Assistants
Contact number: 0433 500 606

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