Double Bay psychologists



Registered Psychologist

BA Psychology, PGDip Psychology, AODW Cert IV
AHPRA PSY 0001056158

After a career in banking (at Merrill Lynch, Westpac and UBS) it was time for a change and Marc embarked on a course of study at Macquarie University with a view to becoming a psychologist. During this period he undertook the Alcohol and Other Drugs (ODW) Certificate IV at TAFE. Whilst studying, he worked at WHOS (We Help Ourselves), a long term inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center. Following this, he continued with full time work at Foundation House, a drug, alcohol and gambling inpatient treatment center funded by the CIDAF.

After 3 years at both organisations, Marc moved on to a Primary Therapist/Psychologist role at South Pacific Private where he worked for another 4 years before opening his private practice with Cushla Hammond in 2004.

In 2009, Marc undertook further study and completed a PGDip in Psychotherapy with the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy.


Registered Psychologist

BSc (Psych), PGDip (Psych)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
AHPRA no: 1674710805

Cushla Hammond Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist Double Bay

Cushla is an experienced psychologist and psychotherapist who has worked in private practice in the Eastern Suburbs for more than ten years. Cushla is passionate about her work and has facilitated both a mood disorder program and family program. She is also a seasoned speaker and has given lectures on trauma, substance and process addiction, mood disorders and interpersonal issues at South Pacific Private on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Cushla also has a background working with victims of domestic violence in the context of Women’s Refuges and Clinical Supervision of the refuge staff members.

In 2004, Cushla opened her private practice in partnership with Marc Richardson.


Our primary office is located in Double Bay. Marc also occasionally works from his suite in Balgowlah.

Double Bay psychologists