Our Team

New Directions Psychology are a team of warm, friendly and highly qualified clinical psychologists with an extensive and diverse range of clinical experience. Our clinicians well-practiced in a range of therapy approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Behavioural Parenting Training.

All our psychologists have Doctoral and Masters level or equivalent qualifications in psychology and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Additionally, our psychologists are recognised as Specialist Clinical Psychologists by Medicare Australia and the Australian Psychological Society.

Our team has also been involved in teaching, research and supervision within the psychology profession. We are dedicated to ongoing professional development and to providing current, effective evidence-based best practice.

Find out more about each New Directions Psychology Clinician below.

Our Clinicians 

Clinical Psychologist & Director

BHMS (Ed) B Arts (Psych) (Hons)
D Psych (Clinical) MAPS

Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor (Clinical Psychology)

Donna Simpson

Dr Nicole Arthur

Clinical Psychologist & Director

B Psych (Hons) M Psych (Clinical)


Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor (Clinical Psychology)

Kirsten Grass


Clinical Psychologist

BSc/BA, BSc (Hons) (Psych), MPsych (Clin)

Dr Damon Hine


Clinical Psychologist

BPsychSci (Hons), D Psych (Clinical)


John Van Beusekom


Clinical Registrar Psychologist

BPsySc (Hons), M Psych (Clin)

Dr Roxana Pearson


Clinical Psychologist

BPsySc(Hons) D Psych(Clin)

(Maternity Leave from December 2020)

Administrative Staff

Kathy Hurley

Practice Manager

Administrative Assistant

Sue Wagstaff