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 and Private Health Provider for Clinical Psychology items. 

Simone has a Ph.D. with High Distinctions in Clinical Psychology (this includes a Masters-degree with High Distinctions in Clinical Psychology), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with First Class Honours, and a Diploma in Creative Writing. She received the 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, 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, and has worked for OpenArms (Defence) in a treatment and report writing capacity. Dr Hughes has also provided EAP services and insurance work to the corporate sector.

Dr Hughes’ private practice has serviced the hills and foothills and wider community for the past fourteen years.

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.