Tehani Gunasekara- Psychologist
BA, BSc (Adv) Hon(Psych) MPsych UNSW
Tehani is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years' experience. She is a Board approved supervisor for Intern Psychologists and Clinical Psychology Registrars. She is also a speaker, who presents to universities, schools and the local community, and runs preventative mental health workshops.
Tehani is passionate about bringing the tools of mental health and wellbeing to as many people as possible. She is experienced across a broad range of presentations and enjoys variety in her work. Tehani uses evidence-based techniques in her practice and brings her warm and practical approach to her clinical practice.
For more information about Tehani and her services, please click HERE.
Timothy Perry- Pharmacist
Tim grew up in country NSW, completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in Brisbane then moved to Sydney “temporarily” (30 years ago) to complete further studies. He owned and operated a community pharmacy for over 17 years. His pharmacy was focused almost entirely on helping older people stay as healthy as possible. After selling his pharmacy he began working more closely with the western Sydney Primary Health Network, WentWest, and is proud to be working with them to improve utilisation of the unique skills of Consultant Pharmacists working in General Practice.
Tim’s mission is to help people stay as healthy as they can be by combining just the right amount of medication with realistic diet and exercise options. He has access to the world’s largest collection of studies about vitamins and supplements and his happy to provide you with the latest evidence around herbs, vitamin and other “health food” items. If you have any questions about your medications or vitamins, or would like Tim to review your all your current medications, speak the the reception team, or ask your doctor.
Barbara Yassa- Dietitian
Barbara Yassa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who completed her Masters degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from The University of Sydney. She has a passion for helping people improve their relationship with food and achieve their nutritional goals through leading a healthy balanced diet, consuming all foods in moderation rather than a ‘quick fix’. Whether working with adults or children, she understands that no two people are the same and that taking a personalised approach will bring upon a desirable outcome. Barbara sees a range of patients of various nutritional conditions such as weight management (both overweight and underweight), cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestional diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as assisting in developing healthy eating behaviours.
For more information, you can book an appointment with your GP here at the practice to discuss how Barbara can help you in improving your diet and overall health.For more information about Barbara and her services, please click HERE.
Nicola Cherry- Care Facilitator
Nicola Cherry is our integrated care (IC) care facilitator.
She enjoys a challenge. Her nursing skills and knowledge have developed over a variety of clinical settings including Intensive Care nursing both in London and Darwin, Community Nursing and now with the Integrated Care Program. Integrated Care allows Nicola to work with a wide range of innovative health care professionals such as the Hills Family General Practice team. Together they provide patient-centred care to empower clients living with a chronic disease. Shared care planning with the GPs, Practice Nurses and the Pharmacist at HFGP, facilitates early identification of appropriate resources and services to minimise hospital admissions and hopefully improve quality of life.
BBehSc, GDipPsych, BSocSc (Hons)(Psych)
Beth is a registered Psychologist with a passion for assisting clients to live fulfilled and meaningful lives. In past roles she has worked in the areas of: community mental health, victims of crime as well as the assessment of children and adolescents with learning and developmental disorders.
Beth has a particular interest in the area of perinatal mental health (including the pre and postnatal periods) and adjustment to parenthood. She also has an interest in working with adolescents experiencing difficulties at school, adjustment challenges and stress.
Beth utilises evidence-based techniques, with a particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is a warm, empathic and compassionate practitioner who works collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals.
General and Sports Podiatry
B. HSc. (USYD), B. Pod (UON)
Matt has worked as a Podiatrist in the Hills region since 2013. He enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, with a special interest in paediatrics, diabetes management, biomechanics and sports injuries.
Whether it is helping children to walk straight or developing management plans to overcome chronic pain and niggling injuries, Matt thrives on challenges. Matt has worked with people just starting out on their health and fitness journey, people who are making a comeback to the sports arena and professional athletes who need to get back on the field ASAP.
Matt is very passionate about helping and empowering patients to become more knowledgeable about lower limb conditions. He prides himself on being able to communicate effectively and engages with several universities around Sydney to mentor future Podiatrists each year.
Away from work, Matt enjoys going to the gym, watching sports and family time (which is code for eating large amounts of Lebanese food).
Matt is available in the clinic on alternate Wednesdays. You can find out more about what Matthew offers by speaking to the GPs, or here