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About our Psychologists

Dr Sally M Hughson 

Mobile : 0413 231 060

Registered Clinical Psychologist



Dr Sally Hughson is a Clinical Psychologist who's been practicing in Canberra, Sydney and Philadelphia, USA since 1994. Sally offers a broad range of psychological services to individuals and couples. This includes the treatment of anxiety and depression, work related stress issues, post-natal depression, eating disorders and eating issues including weight loss, coping with chronic pain and chronic illness and relationship issues (trained in Gottman Couple Therapy).

Sally's working hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-5pm. Sally is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. Sally is a registered provider through the Medicare. 



Dr Jillian M Fleming

Consultant Forensic Psychologist

BSc Grad Dip (Psych)PhD


Dr Fleming specialises in forensic and clinical psychology and is a fully registered psychologist.

She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, The Australian Pain Society, the Australian & New Zealand College of Forensic Science.

Dr Fleming's specialty is in preparing detailed psychological assessment reports for the purpose of insurance litigation, Family Court hearings and proceedings in the criminal law and victims of crime compensation.

Dr Fleming's clinical expertise is in providing assessment and treatment in trauma, childhood sexual abuse, depression and anxiety.

Since 1983 Dr Fleming has been counselling and evaluating a wide variety of patients in both the private and public sectors of the ACT and Northern Territory.

Dr Fleming has been invited to present a number of papers at several national and international conferences. She has published extensively in leading academic journals, including the Medical Journal of Australia; Addiction; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; and the International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr Fleming is not taking  new clients at this stage.


Dr Loretta Poerio

Registered Clinical Psychologist

ABN  72381647314


Member College of Clinical Psychologists


Dr Poerio has over 27 years’ experience in clinical and organisational settings.  Her areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, depression, bereavement, organisational change, resilience, and workplace stress. She employs a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy incorporating mindfulness and trauma-focused therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. Dr Poerio is not taking new clients at this stage.

Dr Belinda Hollingsworth

Registered Clinical Psychologist

D.Clin.Psych (Research) MAPS, CCLIN

Belinda is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience, working within Australia and the United Kingdom.

She takes a client-centered approach in her work and sees therapy as a collaborative process in which a positive therapeutic relationship is vital.  She works with a wide range of presenting concerns and tailors treatment to the needs of each individual.  She works within an integrative treatment model drawing on evidenced based frameworks such as CBT, ACT, mindfulness and schema modalities.

Belinda is a fully registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and provides specialist clinical   services under Medicare.

She has also co-authored a book:

Sinclair, M & Hollingsworth, B. (2012). The Little CBT Workbook: A step by step guide to gaining control of your life. United Kingdom: Crimson Publishing.

Dr Hollingsworth is not taking new clients at this stage.

Ms Genna Ward

Registered Clinical Psychologist

ABN 18597052979

BA, Grad Dip (Soc Sci), Grad Dip (App Psych), Mast (Clin Psych)

Genna Ward is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing in Canberra since 1996.  She offers psychological treatment to adults on a range of issues.  Her areas of specialisation include trauma recovery, complex trauma, and supporting members of the LBTIQ+ community.  She uses a range of therapeutic techniques including Mindfulness and Self Compassion Training, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). She also employs Acceptance and commitment Therapy and aspects of CBT in therapy.

Genna is a registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.  She is also a registered Medicare provider and does work for Victim’s Support ACT. 

Genna’s working hours are 8.30 to 5.30 Wednesday and Thursday. 

Genna is Currently is not accepting new clients. 


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