About us

The OCD Clinic is a vales-based clinic dedicated to the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. Spearheaded by clinical psychologist Dr Emily O’Leary, the OCD Clinic strives to provide the most contemporary evidenced based programs. While relying on proven treatments, we do like to do some things differently and are always open for new research and innovations that improve access and results, like Virtual Reality Therapy.

We do have manualized treatment programs, like the OCD Workbook but all our treatments are driven by the assessment process and tailored to the individual. OCD is a complex disorder and as such, there is no “one fit’s all” approach. We view OCD as the enemy and collectively are devoted to your recovery, no matter how long that takes. When you walk into our clinic, you will see all the standard trappings of a psychology clinic, but we like to do things differently including not taking ourselves too seriously but taking our job seriously.

The clinic currently has nine clinical psychologists each with their particular focus whether that be skin picking, OCD, hoarding, emetophobia and/or groinal responses. We work across the developmental trajectory with our youngest clients aged 6 and oldest a “young 80”. If we sound like the right support team for you, get in touch.

Our team

Dr. Emily O’Leary

Managing Director

Dr. Daphne Bryan

Clinical Psychologist

Zoe Quick

Clinical Psychologist

Chelsea Nicol

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Taylor-Jane Cox

Clinical Psychologist

Nidhi Gupta

Clinical Psychologist

Ian McKerrell

Clinical Psychologist

Natasha Roughan

Clinical Psychologist

Kim Stirling

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Abby Kortlang

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Sally Youdale

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Georgia Coonan

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Connor Doig

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Joshua Jentjens

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Sidonie Skiba

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Olivia Bateup

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Claudia Kinnane

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Brad Shaw

Principal Researcher

Peter Hanbury

Chief Finance Officer

Our values

Our vision is to be the clinic of choice for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders in Australia. We are guided by our values, and they provide a framework for our interactions with each other and our clients. Our values centre around:


We strive to demonstrate ethical principles in all that we do. Integrity is the foundation on which we build our therapeutic and collegial relationships. Trust and integrity is one of the fundamental values that we evaluate when reviewing new team members.


Is fundamental to our identity as clinicians and people. While attitudes can change, the ability to remain authentic to ourselves keeps us grounded and safe clinically. We are honest with our ideals and work hard to ensure our actions align with our values.


Accountability is all about responsibility and transparency. Responsibility begins with accepting where your client is at and delivering a well formulated treatment plan. Accountability shapes a culture of trust, transparency, and positivity. We encourage a culture of feedback from our clients and our team.


We take pride in providing quality service to our clients. We maintain rigorous training standards and supervision for all of our work. We genuinely care about the delivery of our service, ranging from administrative, psychological and after care. We want you to meet your expectations.