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)

Dr Kristy Sippel

Clinical Psychologist & Health Psychologist

B Arts, B Arts (Psych) (Hons), D Psych (Clinical & Health) MAPS

Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor (Clinical Psychology)

Dr Damon Hine


Clinical Psychologist

BPsychSci (Hons), D Psych (Clinical)



Clinical Registrar Psychologist

BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clinical)

Kirsten Grass

Clinical Psychologist

BSc/BA, BSc (Hons) (Psych), MCPsych

Brooke Skuse

Dr Carmen Spry

Clinical Psychologist

BPsySc(Hons) DPsy(Clin)

(Maternity Leave from December 2020)

Dr Roxana Pearson


Clinical Psychologist

B Arts (Psych) (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psych)

Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor (Clinical Psychology)

Administrative Staff

Kathy Hurley

Practice Manager

Administrative Assistant

Sue Wagstaff

If you are in crisis or have a mental health emergency and require immediate assistance:

Phone the Ambulance Service - 000
Visit your local hospital emergency department
Call or visit your local mental health service
Contact your local GP