Allied Health


Thea Hamieh
M.Clin.Neuro ; B.Sc; MAPS
Senior Clinical Psychologist

Thea is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experienceworking with individuals, couples, children and adolescents and families and is able to provide assistance with a range of life issues including stress, anxiety, depression, adjusting to major life changes, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, health issues such as weight, sleep, addictions, pain management or eating disorders, trauma, chronic illness and disability. In addition to working in private practice, Thea is the Head of Psychology Department at a major rehabilitation hospital. She has specialist training in educational assessments, educational support and remediation, assessment of literacy, motor and perceptual skills. She can assist with school readiness assessments, study skills training and educational enhancement techniques. She also has specialised training in the assessment and treatment of individuals experiencing difficulty with all aspects of thinking such as memory, learning, attention, language, reading and, decision making.

Heath Townsend
B.Psych,  M.Psych(Clinical),  MAPS,  MACPA,  MPPAA
Clinical Psychologist 
Heath is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with 30years’ experience. Before working in private practice, Heath worked with adults, children and adolescentsinboth the State Health System and in community settings. Heath is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of clinical issues in adults and children, including depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, relationship problems, psychiatric disorders and chronic disease. Her current practice is primarily with adults for focused short term and long term psychotherapy. Shealso works with couples, children, adolescents and families. Attachment Theory informs her psychotherapeutic work and she has a particular interest in the area of parent/infant health. 

Rachael Cotter
BA (Psych), BA Psych (HONS), MClinPsych
Clinical Psychologist
Rachel has been a registered Clinical Psychologist since 2008, with previous experience working withadults, children and adolescents ininpatient and community hospital settings. She offers treatment for a broad range of clinical areas including Anxiety Disorders (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and phobias), Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Disorders, Stress, life direction and relationship difficulties. Rachel values Evidence Based treatment plans and always aims to provide a supportive and empathetic environment that allows her clients to identify their concerns and actively engage in strategies to manage these.

John Panagopoulos
B. App. Sci. (Phty); B. Med.Sci; PhD Candidate
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists
John has been a practising physiotherapist for over 18 years. He has also trained in Advanced Manual Therapy of the lumbar spine, pelvis, thoracic spine and ribs. He is accredited in “Clinical Pilates” and also an experienced TMJ (jaw) physiotherapist. John is currently completing a PhD in Low Back Pain in conjunction with the Macquarie University and an invited reviewer for the journals "Spine" and "Rheumatology International." John has worked with many and varied sporting organisations during his career. He is a Level 1 Titleist Golf Fitness Professional and is accredited to use Real-Time Ultrasound to assess and treat the core and deep hip stabilising muscles. John is a keen golfer and loves a long run. In his spare time, you will find him chasing his two beautiful kids around various parks in Sydney.

Declan O’Connor
B.Pod., M.A.Pod.A., M.AAPSM, M.S pMedAus

Declan has worked in private practice since graduating from the University of Newcastle, working in multiple clinics on the North Shore and in the Eastern Suburbs. He jointly runs and manages podiatry practicesin the North Shore area and the city where his focus is on promoting foot health and improving body posture as well as providing domiciliary podiatry care to patients across Sydney in their homes, and in retirement villages & aged care facilities.
Declan enjoys diabetic foot care, neurological & vascular testing, and using orthoses to treat musculoskeletal aches & pains and to improve posture, and nail surgery, but is available for any foot or lower limb issue big or small. Declan is available every Tuesday from 8am and alternate Saturday’s to continue the excellent podiatry care that Ed Pickersgill was providing.

Anjanette Facchina
Practice Nurse

Anjanette is a Registered Nurse who has been working in General Practice for many years. In addition to her skills as a Practice Nurse Anjanette has worked in a variety of disciplines spanning from acute care settings to private health providers to humanitarian organisations and beyond. She is focused on providing consistent quality health care and values the importance of maintaining good customer service. In her spare time Anjanette enjoys spending time with her husband watching action movies, loves flicking though fashion magazines and is looking forward to planning her next big overseas trip.

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