Dr Sascha Hardwick


Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist

BA (Hons), PhD (ClinPsych/ClinNeuro), MAPS

About Dr Sascha Hardwick 1

Therapeutic approach

Dr Hardwick enjoys providing evidence-based, psychological counselling services. She offers sensitive and responsive support to help her clients work through current issues to improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

Her approach aims to be collaborative, non-judgemental, confidential, caring, and underpinned by an understanding of the client’s true values and goals. While accessing therapy can be an uncertain process, Dr Hardwick can answer all your questions to ensure you receive the right type of therapy for your needs.

Dr Hardwick Background

Dr Hardwick completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, where she studied Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. She has held registration since 2000. She has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia and the UK. She has focused on private practice work since 2007.  She founded Hardwick Psychological Services in 2012, firstly as a solo psychologist, and then taking on her first team member in 2015.  

Clinically, Dr Hardwick has worked with adults experiencing a variety of psychological problems including depression and anxiety conditions. She has also worked with children and families. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology training in a number of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other therapies.

Within the neuropsychological domain, she has experience providing assessment and intervention services for both adults and children within the fields of acquired brain injury, neurological disorders, ADHD, ASD and learning difficulties. Dr Hardwick has experience within the Medico-Legal domain, having written numerous reports for the courts both nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience as an Expert Witness, and has given testimony in the Magistrate Courts, County Courts and the High Court in London, UK.  Dr Hardwick has also published in peer-reviewed journals.

Issues we can help you with

Counselling Ashgrove APS

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Counselling Ashgove AHPS

Fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Counselling Ashgrove Medicare

Approved Medicare Provider

Emotional Difficulties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Stress management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Grief & Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anger management

Cognitive Difficulties

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Adjustment to injury counselling
  • Memory retraining
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Planning and problem solving skills development
  • Impulse control
  • Behavioural problems
  • Social functioning
  • Insight and awareness
  • Anger management
  • Relationship/intimacy issues
  • Increasing independence
  • Carer support and advice
About Dr Sascha Hardwick 2


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology (University of Queensland)
  • BA Honours, Psychology, (University of Queensland)
  • BA, Double Major Psychology (University of Queensland)
  • Registered Supervisor (AHPRA) through the Supervisor Training and Accreditation Program (STAP)


  • Fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Endorsements in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Approved Medicare Provider
  • Enhanced Level 5, Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) provider

Work Experience:

Dr Sascha Hardwick has experience in both the private and public sectors including:


Hardwick, S. A. (1998). Modulation of affective learning: An occasion for evaluative conditioning? In P. J. Broerse, D. Terry, & G. Bellas (Eds.), Abstracts of the fourth annual honours conference (pp. 24). Brisbane: School of Psychology.

Hardwick, S.A. (July 2003). Special focus on relationships, in Communiqué (Psychology Consultants, Newsletter).

Hardwick, S.A. (2003). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, in Synapse (Brain Injury Association of Queensland, Quarterly Magazine).

Hardwick, S. A., & Lipp, O. V. (2000). Modulation of affective learning: An occasion for evaluative conditioning? Learning and Motivation, 31, 251-271.

Hardwick, S.A., & Lipp, O.V. (2004). The psychophysiology of anticipation. Psychophysiology, 41, S64.

Lipp, O.V., & Hardwick, S.A. (1999). Setting the occasion for hedonic shifts. Australian Journal of Psychology, 51, S34.

Lipp, O. V. & Hardwick, S. A. (2001). Performance feedback, warning stimulus modality, and task difficulty affect attentional blink startle modulation in a reaction time task. Psychophysiology, 38, S61.

Lipp, O.V. & Hardwick, S. A. (2003). Attentional blink modulation in a reaction time task: Performance feedback, warning stimulus modality, and task difficulty. Biological Psychology, 62, 115-132.

Lipp O.V., Hardwick, S.A., & Purkis, H.M. (2000). Affective learning is subject to occasion setting and not found in absence of contingency awareness. Psychophysiology, 37, S64.

Ownsworth, T., Fleming, J.M., & Hardwick, S.A. (2006). Symptom reporting and associations with compensation status, self-awareness, causal attributions, and emotional wellbeing following traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 7, 95 – 106.

Contact Details

Phone Number : (07) 3515 0172
Fax : 07 3547 8469
Email : hello@hardwickpsychology.com.au
Level 1, Highpoint Plaza,
240 Waterworks Road,
Ashgrove, QLD, 4060 Australia
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Postal Address: PO Box 622, The Gap, QLD, 4061
Parking: 2 hours free parking underneath Highpoint Plaza. Parking also available on the street or for customers of Woolworths across the road.
Bus: Use bus stop 17. Have a look here for the buses that service this stop.