About Dr Hughes

Doctor Simone Hughes is a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Registered Medicare Provider for clinical psychology items. 

Simone has a Ph.D. with High Distinctions in Clinical Psychology (includes a Masters-degree in Clinical Psychology), a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class Honours, and a Diploma in Creative Writing. She received a Chancellors’ Commendation for her Doctoral thesis that explored the intergenerational family experience of chronic mental illness. She has expert knowledge in family systems and the caregiving experience around mental illness, and is particularly interested in stress management, adjustment, wellbeing and the relationship with ‘self’, creative arts therapies, attachment, identity, and family of origin issues.

Prior to her private practice, Dr Hughes taught statistics/Research Methods and Introductory Psychology courses at Curtin University. She has written psychological integrity reports where employees may present security risks, worked for OpenArms (Defence) in a treatment and report writing capacity, and has provided EAP services to the corporate sector.

Dr Hughes manages the mental health needs of people from culturally diverse backgrounds and her own cultural background is Polish and Dutch.

Dr Hughes is an experienced clinician and adept at remaining sensitive and supportive of your needs. During your therapeutic contact, Dr Hughes will deploy a wide range of assessment, functional, and therapeutic interventions.      

Doctor Hughes is committed to providing her clients with an empathetic and authentic practice with room for quiet reflection, learning and discovery. You will be supported and guided through dynamic sessions to address your particular mental health and self-care needs.