Who We Are

Established in 1987 by a group of experienced psychologists, the Psychology Centre has provided a wide range of evidence-informed psychological services for the Tasmanian community since that time.


Stephen has worked with children and families for most of his professional career, which started more than 35 years ago. He has practiced in a number of settings, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, the Family Court and Psychiatric Hospitals as well as being in private practice for many years. He has sat on various boards and committees, both state and national. Currently, his areas of interest include suicide and self-harm, relationship problems, and survivors of abuse. Stephen has had a long interest in working with people and systems. He has balanced clinical work with training, teaching, and supervising other therapists.


Ann Stark was a founding member of the Psychology Centre and has been in private practice there for over 32 years. Before this, she was Director of Court Counselling for the Family Court of Australia in Tasmania. Her principal interests lie in working with couples and families and in the management of occupational stress and the aftermath of trauma. She was on the Psychology Board of Australia and an Honorary Associate of the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania.


Rosemary is a Clinical Psychologist who uses evidence-based techniques to help people dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, workplace stress, and alcohol and other substance abuse problems. Dr Dobber completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1998 with research on the influence of mood on judgements people make about health-related behaviours. Dr Dobber has worked in non-government organisations and in a Senior Clinical role in government services, and has worked in private practice for over a decade.


Adela Marrone has been working at the Psychology Centre since 2010. Adela has held a number of clinical, service development (policy), teaching, and research positions in Primary Mental Health, Adult Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services, and tertiary institutions in both Victoria and Tasmania.

Adela works with range of adult and older adolescent clients with mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, addictive behaviours, weight management, anger management, trauma and sleep disturbances.

Sara is an early career clinical psychologist, who has range of experiences in providing intervention for children, adolescents and their families. Prior knowledge and work has led to interest in the areas of attachment, developmental disorders and childhood trauma. Sara is passionate about offering child centred counselling services with an interest in the use of play and creative art therapies.

Sara is experienced in the administration and interpretation of cognitive and developmental assessments. Sara is well practiced in utilising these assessments to inform specific interventions and support strategies for clients and their families.

In addition, Sara’s experienced working with adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. Sara is trained in multiple therapeutic frameworks, which include; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behaviour informed Therapy (DBT).

Cathy Bushnell

Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked across non-government organisations and private practice settings since 2013. She enjoys helping adults and older adolescents learn how to better manage unhelpful thoughts and behaviours to become happier, calmer versions of themselves through the use of evidence-based psychological therapies that are specifically tailored to address the needs of each individual. Catherine has a special interest in anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety and/or depressed mood in new parents, low self-esteem, work stress and adjustment disorders (such as relationship breakdown, job loss etc).

Administrative Staff

Val Parremore

Val Parremore, Office Administrator

Amy Millhouse

Amy Millhouse, Senior Receptionist

Bev Lovell

Bev Lovell, Receptionist

Psychology Centre in Tasmania are available for counselling and therapy.

Contact us on 03 6223 1138

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