ABOUT ME

I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and have worked in Canada, South Africa, Sydney and Adelaide in public mental health settings, private and government school settings, general practice, hospitals, and private clinics. These roles have helped me develop a unique perspective on the discipline of psychology and a better understanding of the numerous challenges faced by individuals and families today. 
I have a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, evidence-based psychological services to achieve the best possible outcome for children, adolescents and families.
 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
DR DONNA HOSFORD HAS RECENTLY RELOCATED TO THE SPECIALIST CLINICS LOCATED AT BLACKWOOD HOSPITAL (13 LAFFERS STREET, BELAIR) ALL FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE HELD AT THIS NEW LOCATION.
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QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Master of Science (cum laude) Clinical Psychology, University of Johannesburg,South Africa
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (with distinction), University of Victoria, Canada
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychology Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Registered Medicare Provider
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor
FURTHER INFORMATION 

It is quite normal to feel nervous or unsure about what to expect in a session with a psychologist. Building a foundation of trust is paramount to me, whether I am working with a 3 year old or a 103 year old. I believe that when people feel they are in an environment of unconditional acceptance, empathy, and warmth, they can begin to reach their therapeutic goals.  

FEES AND REBATES

Clients with a valid referral from their GP are eligible for Medicare rebates. The gap payment is approximately $75 based on a 50 minute consultation

Clients without a GP referral may be eligible for private health fund rebates.

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WHAT SUPPORT SERVICES DO I OFFER?
  • All aspects of mental health (e.g.  Depression and Anxiety, Self-harm, social and peer difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural challenges) relating to children, adolescents and young adults

  • Women's mental health 

  • Parenting support 

  • Mental health support during and following pregnancy and birth 

  • Parenting talks and school-based workshops on topics relating to youth mental health

CONTACT ME

CONTACT DETAILS

PHONE:    08 8463 0874

FAX:          08 8472 3553

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY 

COUNSELLING SUPPORT AVAILABLE 24/7:

Lifeline              13 11 14

Kids Helpline    1800 55 1800 

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