Child, Clinical and Family Psychologists in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs
The psychologists at Hepworth Psychology use a client-centred approach to work collaboratively with their patients to enhance quality of life and wellbeing. Our psychologists use evidence-based interventions when working with clients and have a range of expertise and highly developed skills to achieve positive results. Hepworth Psychology also aims to provide specialist knowledge and skills in treating particular psychological conditions. Our psychologists are passionate about working with individuals to achieve a meaningful and happy life.
All our psychologists are able to provide Medicare rebates to clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates may also be available from your private health fund depending on your level of cover.
To make an appointment, or for further information about how Hepworth Psychology can help you, please call 1300 437 984.
Latest News – Hepworth Psychology is now Ancora Psychology & Counselling
Hepworth Psychology is now Ancora Psychology & Counselling. As part of our company’s journey, and as the team at Hepworth Psychology has grown, we felt it was time that our brand evolved with our business. We chose Ancora Psychology & Counselling as it best reflects the core values of our team. Ancora figuratively meant, in latin, hope, refuge and support. These are all qualities that we at Ancora Psychology & Counselling strive to provide to all of our patients. Apart from the name, nothing else has changed at Hepworth & Ancora Psychology – we still deliver the same high standards of care, quality, ethical and caring practice as always to our patients.
What to expect when seeing a psychologist with us
The role of a psychologist is to assist you work through a range of personal and life issues. These can include many things, such as:
- Depression and other mood issues
- Anxiety issues, including obsessive compulsive disorder and panic
- Relationship issues and interpersonal conflict
- Self-esteem and personal growth
- Eating disorders and body image concerns
- Anger management
- Assertiveness training
- Interpersonal conflict
- Addictive behaviours
- Grief and loss
- Adjustment and life transition issues
- Antenatal and post natal issues
- Couples therapy
- Child, adolescent and family issues
Our psychologists and clinical psychologists use a warm and supportive approach to set collaborative goals, to assist you to work through your issues in order to achieve improved quality of life. After the initial session or sessions, people typically then meet with their psychologist regularly to work through mutually agreed upon goals. Sometimes, it can require ongoing and consistent sessions to achieve long lasting change and benefits. Therapy involves a commitment from both you and your therapist to work through the issues – without the work of both, it is difficult to achieve change. Ultimately, you can achieve your goals and effect permanent and long lasting change.
Our psychologists are trained to use a variety of evidence-based psychological interventions, including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Couple therapy
- Family based therapy for Anorexia Nervosa
- Schema Therapy
Your psychologist will discuss with you the most effective intervention based on your presenting concerns. Where relevant and appropriate, your psychologist may give you reading materials or small tasks to consider in between sessions in order to maximize what is being explored. At all times our psychologists encourage and welcome feedback about how sessions are progressing in order to make you are feeling comfortable and are benefitting from your work together.
Meet our some of our team of psychologists
Dr Natasha Hepworth – Clinical Psychologist
Works with older adolescents & adults. Specialises in eating disorders & body image issues, depression (including post-natal), anxiety disorders (including OCD) and self-esteem & assertiveness issues.
Sarah Connor – Psychologist
Works with infant, children, adolescents and adults. Specialises in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning difficulties, behavioural issues and psychosis.
Jana Dickinson – Psychologist
Works with children, adolescents and adults. Specialising in a variety of issues including eating disorders and addictions.
Adam Garrick – Psychologist
Works with older adolescents and adults. Specialises in a variety of issues including anxiety & panic disorders.
Alana Malloy – Clinical Psychologist
Works with children, adolescents and adults. Specialises in anxiety disorders, depression, autism spectrum disorders and testing & assessment.