NewPath Psychology Services

Evidence-based psychological therapy

Qualifications and Clinical Experience


I completed my Bachelor of psychology with first class honours and Master of clinical psychology at the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale NSW. During my clinical placements, I worked in a variety of clinical settings including the Coffs Harbour Inpatient Mental Health Unit, Tamworth Community Health, and the UNE psychology clinic.


I then worked in group psychology practices on the mid-north coast of NSW (Port Macquarie and Taree) over six years, enjoying a wide variety of clinical work including educational assessments, medico-legal and therapeutic work. I work mainly with adults and adolescents. I am particularly interested in anxiety disorders and behavioural addictions.


In 2015 I established NewPath Psychology Services in response to a growing need in the local community for accessible psychology services.


I am a 10-year member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. I am registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology.


Shirley Liffman

Clinical Psychologist


B. Psych (Hons); M. Psych (Clin)



Billing and Accessing Treatment on a low Income


EFTPOS is available, and instant electronic claiming is available via my HICAPS terminal for Medicare and private health insurance rebates.


I also offer bulk-billing to low-income clients on a GP Mental Health Plan. Free sessions are also available for low-income clients referred under the Healthy Minds Program administered by the Mid-North Coast Primary Health Network (PHN).


I am also an approved psychology provider for DVA and WorkCover (now known as SIRA / iCare).