“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”

Carol Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Services for Individuals

  • Counselling

    Assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, regulating emotions, trauma, grief, positive health behaviours.

  • Pain Empowerment Program (PEP)

    PEP works with people who are struggling with persistent or “chronic” pain, as well as emotional difficulties that can accompany pain.

  • Clinical Supervision

    Bernadette is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a clinical supervisor for 4+2 and 5+1 pathway provisional psychologists with over 20 years experience in multidisciplinary supervision.

  • Assessments

    Occ Psych offers a range of assessments including: Cognitive Assessments (WISC,WAIS), Personality Assessments (PAI,NEO) & Vocational Career Assessment and Reporting

  • Hypnotherapy

    Bernadette is an accredited clinical hypnotherapist and provides hypnotherapy for cessation of smoking and weight control

Services for Organisations

  • Workplace packages

    Leading with care and ensuring safe workplaces. FIND OUT MORE

  • Industry series

    Occ Psych has developed a range of bite sized presentations for industries, including self care, mental health identification and support, sexual harrassment, managing agressive customers, resilience coaching and workplace civility. FIND OUT MORE

  • Workplace mediation

    Bernadette has a decade of experience as a community mediator having mediated workplace, business and community disputes.

  • Clinical Supervision

    Bernadette is registered with AHPRA and the Australian Psychology Board as a Clinical Supervisor for 4 +2 and 5 + 1 Provisional Psychologists. Bernadette has been in leadership positions for most of her career and has vast experience providing professional supervision and coaching in the workplace.

  • Career testing

    Occ Psych provides a broad scope of assessment and testing services including vocational career assessment and reporting for individuals and organisations.

Our Team

Bernadette Hurley


Bernadette has been a Psychologist since 2003 and has a varied work career including a decade as Director Community Services with oversight of child protection services across regional area's of NSW.

A proven track record in leadership of up to 150 multidisciplinary staff leaves Bernadette confident in her company's ability to partner organisations to further their goals.

Bernadette also has a special interest in the management of chronic pain and with co-founder Dan Searle has began the Pain Empowerment Program (PEP) a 6 week program for chronic pain sufferers. Bernadette is an avid trail runner having finished the North Face 100, a 100km race across the Blue Mountains, and is an avid supporter of the Richmond Tigers.


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Daniel Searle


Dan is a registered physiotherapist focusing on pain education and management. He ia local pain educator having completed his training in Pain Science in 2018 with the University of South Australia.

He is the only physiotherapist trained as part of the pain revolution group in the region and works with OccPsych to as part of the Pain Empowerment Program (PEP)

Dan works in private practise and is registered with all private health care funds as well as Medicare, NSW Workcover and VicWorksafe. Dan also provides general physiotherapy assessment and treatment.


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Jade Winter

Provisional Psychologist

Jade is a provisional psychologist with experience working with children, young people, their families and school psychology.  

Jade has worked across many industries including Family and Community Services and is genuinely passionate about the well-being of children and young people and is trained in areas of acceptance and commitment therapies, and solution focused therapies.


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