Our Psychologists

Andre Declerck

André Declerck

Director & Clinical Psychologist, B.A., M.Psych., MAPS, FCCLP

Member: APS College of Clinical Psychologists

André completed a Masters degree in Psychology in 1993. André worked in Tasmania’s DHHS, Mental Health Services for over 16 years and has been in private practice for over 15 years. André is also registered on the Psychology Board of Australia list of approved supervisors for supervision of provisional and general psychologists. André is a member of the APS Clinical College and The International Association for the Study of Pain.

André is skilled in the use of both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to assess and treat psychological problems, including anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and psychotic disorders. André provides assistance to adults, adolescents and children in overcoming a range of mental health and developmental problems.

André has an interest in men’s and youth health, health promotion, and early intervention.

Louise Dewis

Director & Clinical Psychologist, MPsych (Clinical) MAPS (CClin)

Member: APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Louise is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience in the public sector, including Alcohol and Drug, Disability and Mental Health. In addition she has over 2 years experience in private clinical practice. She completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology in 2004 whilst working part time as a Youth AOD Counsellor and developed a particular interest in providing psychological interventions for adolescents and adults presenting with substance use disorders and comorbid mental health issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and deliberate self-harm. She is skilled in a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Louise is an experienced Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for provisional and general psychologists including those wishing to gain clinical endorsement. Louise holds an honorary lecturer position with the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania. She is a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and APS Substance Use Disorders Interest Group.

Jacqueline Prichard

Director & Clinical Psychologist, Master (Clinical Psych.), MAPS, FCCLP

Member: APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Jacqui completed her degree at the University of Tasmania in 1998. Her Master’s degree research focussed on the treatment of phobias. Jacqui spent seven years working in Tasmania and interstate in Disability Services, managing the assessment and treatment of mental health problems and dual diagnoses. Jacqui also worked in private practice on a part-time basis as an Employment Assistance Program provider and a trauma debriefing psychologist. Jacqui joined the PsychologyWorks team in 2009.

Jacqui is skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness training, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to promote wellbeing and personal change. Since moving back to Tasmania in 2008, Jacqui has also completed assessment and suicide prevention initiatives among refugee populations in Tasmania.

Kerry Merse

Clinical Psychologist, B.A. (Hons), MAPS, FCHP, FCCLP

Member: APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Kerry has worked in private practice since 1984. She has experience in a range of clinical problems including anxiety, depression, marital problems, sleep disturbance and trauma management, and a special interest in the assessment and management of chronic pain.

Kerry has been instrumental in the establishment of multidisciplinary pain management within the state and was a past state director of the Australian Pain Society. In 1992, at the request of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB), Kerry designed and established the program for a residential chronic pain management unit.

Kerry is trained in medical hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and emotion focused therapy for the treatment of psychological disorders. Kerry is able to provide workshops for both public and private sector companies and plays an active role in clinical management for individuals and organisations.

Jenni Nichols

Dr Jennifer Nichols

Clinical Psychologist, PhD., Clin. Psych., MAPS, FCHP, FCCLP

Jenni completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tasmania in 1995 and has worked in private practice since that time. Jenni has a special interest in pain management and is a member of the Australian Pain Society, The International Association for the Study of Pain, and Pain Management Tasmania.

Jenni is also a member of the APS College of Health Psychologists, and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists Jenni’s experience in private practice has included the treatment of trauma, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and medico-legal assessments. She has also been involved in the development and facilitation of corporate programs, and does individual coaching on a regular basis. Jenni is skilled in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness skills, and Schema Therapy.

Nicholas Rooke

Psychologist, B.Sc.(Hons), Assoc. MAPS

Nicholas has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety, including panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, workplace stress and generalized anxiety, as well as treating the problems these create in relationships, families, and the workplace.

Nicholas has worked for the last 12 years in the Forensic Mental Health Service, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to this he worked at the Hobart Clinic, a private psychiatric hospital. He has worked in private practice throughout this time, both as a sole practitioner and for employee assistance providers.

Nicholas uses a solution-focused approach to treat individuals in private practice, drawing mainly on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. Nicholas is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Coaching Psychology interest group. He works with individuals and organizations to improve performance and wellbeing in a range of settings.

Murray Kirkwood

Psychologist, B.Sc(Hons), M. Psych, MAPS

Murray is a nationally registered psychologist and Medicare provider. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Applying his training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), he works with adults and older adults to manage mood, anxiety, loss and bereavement challenges. Having worked in the military, and across a broad range of industry sectors in both Australia and South Africa, Murray is aware of the importance of psychological wellbeing in the corporate environment, and is well placed to assist both employers and employees in this area. Murray is currently accepting new referrals for the clinical psychological treatment of adults and older adults.

Dr Emily White

Clinical Psychologist, B Psych., M Psych., PhD., ACPA

Emily is a Clinical Psychologist who completed her combined PhD and Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree in 2018 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Whilst completing her degree she worked for over two years in private psychiatric hospitals, applying her skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, Borderline Personality Disorder, and eating disorders.

Emily is currently undergoing ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy) certification to become an accredited Schema Therapist. She has a special interest in how the experiences of childhood impact our cognitive, emotional, and behavioural functioning in adulthood.

Emily is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), and is passionate about using evidence-based treatments to foster stability and wellbeing. She works with people aged 18 years and older.

Natalie Fitzgerald

Clinical Psychologist BAppSc (Hons.), MPsych (Clin.)

Natalie is a nationally registered Clinical Psychologist who uses a gentle and non-judgmental approach. Natalie offers practical strategies and a safe space to people wishing to understand themselves and reach their therapeutic goals.

Natalie works with the following concerns:
. Adjustment issues
. Bipolar disorder
. Body dysmorphic disorder
. Communication skills
. Depression
. Gender dysphoria
. Generalised anxiety disorder
. Grief and loss
. Lack of motivation for study or dissatisfaction with work
. Perfectionism
. Self-esteem issues
. Social anxiety

Natalie has a special interest in working with clients interested in exploring their gender and welcomes referrals from the LGBTIQ+ community.

Natalie is experienced in a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Lim Yim (Aquina) Wong

Clinical Psychologist, MPsych (Clinical), MSocSc (Crim), MAPS, SPS

Aquina is a registered clinical psychologist in Australia and Singapore (SPS), having studied at the University of Tasmania and graduating in 2017 with a Masters Degree in Psychology. She worked as a senior counsellor in charge of a non-government organisation in Hong Kong, specialising in individual and family counselling for disadvantaged groups and ethnic minorities, particularly asylum seekers and torture claimants. Aquina has worked in a disability centre, schools and private practice in Hong Kong, as well as experience and interest in working with individuals with a history of childhood trauma. Aquina is experienced in cognitive assessment. She can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Aquina has recently relocated to Australia to pursue her career in clinical psychology with emphasis on resolving negative emotions with warmth and genuine interpersonal style. Aquina is an integrated therapist who assesses the use of theoretical orientation based on clients’ needs, which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Play Therapy, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Therapy, Existential Therapy etc.

Alison Hardinge

BSc (Hons)., M.Psych (Clin). MAPS

Alison is a registered Clinical Psychologist who completed her Master's at UTAS in 2017. She has experience in the not-for-profit sector, providing psychological support for all age ranges, and has recently started in private practice.

Alison is skilled in the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR); and mindfulness. She uses a collaborative and warm approach that places your needs at the centre of her practice.

She is currently accepting referrals for adults for a range of issues including anxiety, mood, trauma, grief, and loss.

Eleanor Vincent

BPsySci (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), PsyBA, MAPS

Eleanor completed her Master of Clinical Psychology with the University of Tasmania in 2024 and is currently completing the Clinical Registrar Program with the Psychology Board of Australia. Eleanor has experience with anxiety and mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal and adjustment difficulties, stress, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Eleanor also has experience conducting cognitive and neurodevelopmental assessments.

Eleanor recognises how daunting it can be to engage in therapy and the strength required to begin the process. Taking this into consideration, Eleanor uses a warm, collaborative approach to work with children, adolescents, and adults to support them to express and explore their concerns in a safe and non-judgemental way. Eleanor is flexible in her approach, drawing from a range of evidence-based interventions to ensure the therapeutic process is tailored to her client’s individual treatment needs. Eleanor strongly believes that her clients are the narrators of their own story and is passionate about working alongside them to identify their strengths and develop strategies to support them in progressing towards their goals.

Eleanor is currently taking new referrals.

Claire Woolley

Clinical Psychologist, M.Psych (Clinical) MAPS (CClin)

Claire graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2006 with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA and is also a board approved supervisor. Claire has worked in a range of Tasmanian Government settings including the Department of Education, Disability Services and Adult Community Mental Health Services, giving her a broad range of experience with varying client presentations in children, adolescents and adults. Claire has worked in private practice on a part time basis whilst balancing her Government roles since 2010, providing services primarily to children and adolescents but also adults.

Claire is a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and has a particular interest and extensive experience in adapting evidence based psychological approaches for people with intellectual disability including those who have experienced trauma. Other areas of interest include anxiety disorders, management of non-suicidal self harm, and general emotion regulation strategies for children, adolescents and adults. Claire has training and experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and mindfulness skills.

Claire Goodall

Psychologist, B.A.(Hons), M.Psych, MAPS

Claire has been working as a psychologist for the last 12 years, since graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2007 with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

Claire has worked primarily in the public sector working in the rehabilitation and organizational environment supporting individuals with an injury or illness back into the workforce. Claire has experience working with staff and management to support the return to work process and manage workers compensation matters. Having a passion for mental health in the workplace has seen her more recently design and facilitate workshops and forums related to workplace wellbeing, resilience, sleep management, and building positive workplace cultures. She works with leadership groups to prioritize staff engagement and design workplace wellbeing programs to support this.

Claire takes a strengths based approach using her training, skills and knowledge in positive psychology to support individuals to manage their psychological wellbeing, in particular those experiencing anxiety and depression. Claire also uses other therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).