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South Pacific Private now offering Private Psychiatric Care

Proud to offer Private Psychiatric Care

South Pacific are proud to provide post-discharge psychiatric support with our team of qualified psychiatrists.

“Our psychiatrists really understand the South Pacific program and recovery journey. They know where a client is at post discharge and have access to their clinical history. A client’s treatment plan may be evaluated or amended with regular appointments - so clients can easily access ongoing support.” - Lynne Fishwick, South Pacific CEO

South Pacific’s team of fully accredited psychiatrists come with decades of international experience and varied backgrounds.

Dr Ashwini Padhi has 20 years experience and has trained over three continents, including at the renowned Tavistock Clinic (UK). Dr Padhi specialises in mood disorders, addictions, complex trauma and impulse control disorder.

Dr Michael Lau specialises in extreme mental illness, addiction, neurostimulation treatment and psychedelic-assisted therapy. Dr Lau is also passionate about equity in mental health and transcultural mental health.


Dr Brendan O’Sullivan brings a wealth of experience including Post-Doctoral studies in Sweden and providing mental health services to Indigenous Australians in remote regions. Dr O’Sullivan has broad interests in adult psychiatry, including mood, anxiety and addiction disorders.

“A big advantage is the continuity of care we are able to provide, giving a client security. An individual sees the same psychiatrist as an inpatient, is reviewed as an outpatient, and monitored in an ongoing way. This minimises the risk of relapse and supports clients to maintain sobriety. In the case of relapse, the psychiatrist is able to provide the individual with direct access into a service.” - Dr Ash Padhi

Our team are dedicated to supporting individuals at every stage of their recovery journey.

Call 1800 063 332 to book an appointment.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email or by calling 1800 063 332.

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