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 dietitian now practising here at HFGP, seeing a range of patients of all ages and all conditions. 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.

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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.

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Beth Vila

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.