Ashcliffe goes the distance. So you always have someone by your side.

ASHCLIFFE is a private clinical psychology practice offering a broad range of psychological services.The Ashcliffe practice is comprised of two principal psychologists (Kerryn Ashford-Hatherly and Michael Tunnecliffe), plus a team of affiliate psychologists offering a variety of areas of expertise.

Kerryn and Michael have between them more than 50 years of clinical experience and both have worked in senior management roles within government, non-government agencies and the private sector

The Ashcliffe team have extensive training in various treatment modalities achieved within Australia and Internationally. As a result, Ashcliffe provides a range of highly specialized psychological assessments and treatment approaches.


Mood Disorders

Solution Focused Coaching

Anxiety disorders


Post Trauma

Short training courses for the Workplace

Post Critical Incident Support


Flexible & Professional

Michael and Kerryn have trained in the USA as facilitators and supervisors in the Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program.

Michael Tunnecliffe

BA(Hons), MAppPsych(Clinical), Dip.Crisis Intervention


With more than 30 years experience,Michael has held senior positions in both government and non-government agencies. Michael’s primary therapeutic approach involves cognitive behavioural and solution focused treatments. He was previously the Clinical Director with a major Employee Assistance Provider organisation and was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Trauma Counselling at the University of Notre Dame Australia for 10years. Michael works with clients presenting with addictions, cognitive decline concerns and has special expertise in the area of well-being and performance coaching for Leaders and those in high stress performance roles.

Kerryn Ashford-Hatherly

BA(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), Dip.Clinical Hypnosis, Dip Transpersonal Counselling


Kerryn has extensive experience working with dual-diagnosis, alcohol and drug issues, domestic violence and trauma. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes solution focused interventions, narrative and schema therapy, EMDR and cognitive behavioural treatments. Kerryn has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years and more recently held the position of Clinical Services Manager with a major Employee Assistance Provider organisation.

Kerryn works in both our West Perth and Applecross office.

Melissa Burns

B.Psych, Dip. Education (School Psychology), Grad Cert. Educational & Developmental Psychology


Melissa has a strong background working with children and adolescents in education, private and disability sectors, and working with families to promote resilience and connectedness. She is trained to deliver the teen Triple P program, the positive parenting program for parents of adolescents. Melissa also works with adults and couples to manage relationship issues, mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, and general concerns affecting emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Her treatment approaches utilise the evidence-based cognitive behavioural framework to work towards the individual’s needs and goals, and includes Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy.

Melissa is available at our West Perth office Wednesday’s and Friday’s by appointment only.

Lisa Lemme

B.Psych (Hons), MPsych


Lisa’s background includes working with substance abuse, trauma, and mental health issues including anxiety and depression. In particular, Lisa has extensive experience working with young adults struggling with anxiety and depression resulting from childhood trauma. She has an eclectic and flexible approach, utilising cognitive behavioural therapies, solution focused approaches and mindfulness interventions. Lisa has a client centred, warm and empathic approach, which allows her to work effectively with a wide range of clients.


Lisa is available at our Applecross office.

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