Inner West Clinical Psychologists

We provide effective treatments for a wide range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety and depression. Our approach focusses on evidence-based treatment and is caring and sensitive to individual’s needs. We provide a supportive and confidential environment that allows you share your concerns and work collaboratively for the best outcome.

Our practice is staffed by psychologists who have a wide range of experience and expertise. As well as having a minimum qualification of a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, all psychologists are committed to keeping up-to-date with research and scientifically-validated treatments. Psychologists in the practice are members of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association or members of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

We are conveniently located in Summer Hill in Sydney’s Inner West.


P. 0412 195 776


   Sally Hopwood

Sally Hopwood

Sally Hopwood is the Principal Clinical Psychologist at IWCP. She has over ten years experience of assisting people with a wide range of psychological problems. Her approach focusses on evidence-based treatments and is caring and sensitive to individuals' needs.

Sally has particular expertise in assisting people who are having difficulties coping with traumatic events or loss. She has been involved in the research and the development of innovative treatment programs for people who have experienced trauma, and has published articles in this area. She has also trained psychologists and other mental health professionals both here and overseas, and has lectured in the Doctorate program at the University of Sydney.

Sally has a Masters Degree qualification in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).



   Lisa Hancock

Lisa Hancock

Lisa Hancock is a Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar who has completed Masters training in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales. She has particular interest in treating anxiety, mood and stress-related disorders. Her approach focuses on evidence based techniques that provide clients with enduring skills. She enjoys working together with clients to understand each person’s unique situation and resolve problems.

Before coming to Inner West Clinical Psychologists, Lisa worked in a community health service where she treated a wide range of psychological difficulties, and in a hospital-based outpatient unit for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She also has experience in a clinical research and treatment facility investigating the cognitive, neurological and biological factors that impact on recovery from posttraumatic stress, grief, anxiety and depression. Lisa has designed and conducted group training in mindfulness and acceptance skills, as well as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy group for anxiety disorders. She has undertaken further training in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Emotional Schemas, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Currently Lisa is completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales, where her research has focused on restoring the sense of control following sexual assault trauma. She is also involved in research developing internet CBT programs for a variety of stress-related disorders. Her undergraduate training was at the University of Sydney where she began as a pianist and completed Psychology and Music majors followed by Honours in Psychology.  She has an additional research interest in adult attachment relationships and has published in this field.

Lisa has general registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is a registered Medicare provider and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.

   Clare Calderwood

Clare Calderwood

Clare Calderwood is a warm and compassionate Clinical  Psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to effect change in their lives. She uses evidence-based treatment approaches in a kind and curious manner, and enjoys building a trusting, collaborative  relationship with each of
her clients. She has a particular interest in anxiety, excessive worry, sleep issues, depression, and adjustment to big life changes.

Clare has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including school counselling, a specialist anxiety clinic, a hospital outpatient unit and a university psychology service. These experiences have honed
her clinical skills and given her an appreciation for the diversity of human experience and the
importance of understanding the unique strengths and challenges of each client. She has also tutored undergraduate psychology students in clinical psychology. Clare values research and has been involved in conducting a research study into treatment of anxiety disorders in children. Her research into the relation between emotion regulation strategies and hormones in adult women is currently under review for publication.

Clare holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of NSW and a Bachelor degree in Psychology (Honours) from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and a registered Medicare provider.