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.

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Will be joining the practice in May 2020

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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