BSc (Hons), DClin Psych

Dr. Gail Simcock





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Gail is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Gail is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Gail completed her Clinical Psychology training in UK at the University of Plymouth (1997) before moving to Australia in 2002. In the UK she worked across the age range in both community and hospital settings. Very early on in her career, Gail developed special interests in the areas of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Neurological issues. In the UK she was involved in the setting up and running of a state wide service for the assessment of autism and autism spectrum disorders. After moving to Australia, she worked in a clinic in Sydney which specialised in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), where she carried out cognitive assessments, attentional testing and qualitative EEG’s.
Since her arrival in Perth, Gail has worked in both the government and private sectors in both community and hospital settings. She spent three and a half years working in Women’s Health at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH). During that time she gained a broad experience working with expectant and new mothers particularly in the areas of post-natal depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and grief. She also worked with the Perinatal Loss Service, and the Gynaecology and Oncology Services.

For the past 9 years Gail has been working part time at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) as part of the Paediatric Consultation Liaison Team, providing a specialist Clinical Psychology service to patients of the department of Neurology and their families. Gail works with children with a wide range of neurological conditions, including epilepsy, non-epileptic seizures (pseudo-seizures), conversion disorders, Tourettes Syndrome and tics, migraines and headaches, as well as acquired conditions as a result of brain infection and trauma. She also works with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and ADHD.

Gail currently co-runs a group for adolescents with chronic pain based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She is also a member of a Family Therapy group to patients and families of PMH.
For the past 7 years, Gail has also provided a part time service to a country Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic.
Gail provides assessment, consultation and therapy to children, adolescents and families for a variety of issues. Her areas of interest include:

  • Adjustment issues (e.g. illness, injury, major life transitions)
  • Anxiety disorders /fears including separation anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety
  • Behavioural problems
  • Child abuse issues and trauma reactions
  • Depression
  • Family relationship issues
  • Grief/ loss
  • Problems with emotional regulation (e.g. anger management)
  • Pain management
  • Peer relationships
  • School problems, including school refusal
  • Stress

Gail is a highly experienced in working in collaboration with a range of health professionals to provide the best service possible. Gail is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of The Australian Psychology Society (APS).
She is a registered Medicare provider.


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