DR STEPHEN ADAMS
MA., MBBS., MRCGP., DRCOG., DCH

Dr Stephen Adams trained at Cambridge University and Guy' Hospital, London, qualifying in 1982. He undertook general practice training, gaining diplomas in obstetrics & gynaecology, family planning, and child health. He was elected MRCGP in 1987.

Stephen emigrated in 1994 and is practice owner and principal of West Perth Medical Centre and Integrated Sexual Health. He consults both as a general practitioner and as a sexual health specialist. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at UWA and continues to be actively involved in teaching and facilitating in the fields of sexual and mental health. He has lectured nationally and internationally and is chapter author on Men’s Sexual Problems in the textbook "Sexual Medicine."

Stephen is married with 3 daughters a step-daughter and step-son. He plays field hockey as goalkeeper for the State Masters and is an occasional choral singer and soloist.

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DR FIONA DOWNEY
Medical Practitioner MBBS., FRACGP

Fiona grew up in Adelaide and obtained her medical degree at Flinder's University in 1990. Her early training years were spent in Perth and the UK. She decided family medicine was the "special-est" specialty and has been working happily in this field for 20 years.

Fiona obtained her fellowship with the RACGP in 1996. She also holds a Diploma in Child Health and a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine.

Fiona welcomes patients of all ages and deals with majority of medical issues.

Her area of largest experience is in women's health. She is trained in the insertion of IUD's.

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DR VICTORA BUNTINE
General Practitioner

Victoria is a Sydney girl and graduated from Newcastle University, NSW, in 1990. After a few years working as a doctor in the RAAF she worked as an expat doctor in Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) for 14 years, and has been in WA since 2008.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice (men, women and children) as well as preventative and travel medicine. She is a single mother with a teenage daughter, and after losing her son in 2013, she has a very deep appreciation of grief. She prides herself on running on time, "keeping it real", and says that nothing shocks her!!

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DR JOHN HAYGARTH

John is a very experienced GP dealing with all aspects of general medicine, including men's general health checks and skin cancer checks.

Dr HILAIRE DUFOUR
(MBBS(hons) DRANZCOG)
Advanced Registrar

PENNEY RUSSELL
Physiotherapist

Penney graduated from Cumberland College in 1985 and since then, has been involved in a variety of physio avenues due to her general interest in wanting people to feel the best they can and be able to overcome many of their pains or muscular imbalances or to find the best biomechanical ways for each individual to live a better physical life. Some, but not all of her areas include, Pilates, Sports, Women’s and Men’s health issues, Geriatric and Osteoporotic exercise classes and well being.

Having been in a partnership from 2000-to early 2008, she then branched out to her own Practice which she was heavily involved with until her relocation to Perth in early 2011. She has undertaken many postgraduate training, including Kaltenborne Spinal and Extremity levels 1-IV, Pilates DMA and mat work Acupuncture and Sports levels to name a few. She has been involved with Men’s Masters Hockey teams since 1997 and travelling with teams to National and International tournaments over that time.

Having been involved with her children's sporting teams as a parent AND physio encompassed soccer, baseball, swimming, netball and rhythmic gymnastics. She likes to keep physically and mentally active and both loves and thrives on the day to day challenges that varied client contact brings. She has a great passion for her work AND her clients.

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JACQUI VINCENT
Psychologist

I believe in the importance of providing my clients with a respectful, supportive and non-judgmental environment. It is my aim to sit side by side with my clients and work together to help them process and manage their emotions, work through their thoughts and feelings, understand their experiences, and work towards their desired future.

I have considerable experience working with clients above the age of 15 with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties and weight management, among others.

I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies to ensure that you as the client receive the most appropriate treatment. The therapy that is best suited to you will be dependent on your unique situation and your therapeutic goals. An example of the therapies I frequently use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.

Please contact me if would like to discuss how therapy may be of benefit to you.

(m): 0414 093 553
(e): jacqui@assuredpsychology.com.au

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MAYA MANNING
Clinical Psychologist

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. I have been in private practice since 1995, and I have worked at the Western Australian Department of Health since 2004, providing support for victims of trauma and other circumstances leading to enduring personality change.

I have a Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) from Murdoch University, Australia, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Western Australia, and additional studies in Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming. I have a Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science, also from the University of Western Australia.

I have completed specialist mental health training at Graylands Hospital and the Alma St Centre, Western Australia. I have been rigorously trained to give Expert Evidence in Court.

I was the Chief Investigator of a research study at the Western Australian Department of Health into the impact of childhood sexual abuse on adult attachment.

I am registered with the Psychologists’ Board of Australia, endorsed to practise in clinical psychology. I am an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

My work experience, formal qualifications and other professional training have provided me with a full understanding of emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physiological responses to whatever life throws at us.

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TRISTEN HINDLEY-PAYNE
BPsych MPsych (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist

Tristen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience in assisting individuals in optimising their mental health. Tristen is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is endorsed in Clinical Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) as well as Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT).

In her clinical career Tristen has worked in community and in psychiatric inpatient settings such as Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. In particular Tristen has considerable experience working with adults presenting at both public and private community-based mental health clinics including Mirrabooka Community Mental Health and Sentiens Outpatient and Day Hospital Clinic in West Perth where she worked for 5 years.

Tristen is highly personable and she prides herself in making a client feel comfortable and validated, tailoring therapy to meet the needs of each individual. This assists her in developing strong rapport with the client which is essential for positive therapy outcomes. Tristen has extensive experience working with a range of clinical conditions including Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety disorders including PTSD and OCD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, as well as personal difficulties such as stress management, interpersonal functioning and relationship issues, conflict resolution, anger management, grief recovery and social skills training. Tristen uses structured evidence-based therapies in her practice including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy to name a few.

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DR NICOLA LOWTH
Dietitian

Dr Nicola Lowth is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian with over 8 years experience specialising in weight loss and sports nutrition. Nicola is a lecturer at Curtin University and as a result can provide current, evidence based nutrition information. Nicola is passionate about helping people to improve their health, and nutrition goals.

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DEBORAH & MARTINA
Practice Nurses

Deb qualified at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in UK before emigrating to Australia. She has experience both as a practice nurse and as a sexual health nurse having worked for some years at Concept Infertility. She has undertaken family planning and PAP smear provider training.

Our practice nurses assist at various procedures, run the practice recall system and perform immunisations, health screening, spirometry, ECG and wound care.

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KATHARINE
Business Manager

Katharine assists Stephen in managing the practice.

MELISSA BATOR
Practice Manager

MELISSA MAYNE and MELISSA LAWSON
Receptionists

Our receptionists run the appointments system as well as taking telephone and email enquiries. They are always available to help and are the smiling faces you see when you arrive.

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