CNS Consulting



    John Andrew Said              Dr Patricia Kent      




John Andrew Said

BA [ANU],   Dip Soc. Sci., [Flinders],  M. Psychol. [Sydney]

With 42 years experience of practising and teaching in clinical psychology, I remain passionately committed to applying evidence-based treatments to the full range of mental health problems that can be experienced.


I have been head of clinical psychology services in major teaching hospitals in Adelaide and Sydney and I have taught clinical psychology at Masters level at universities in Adelaide and Sydney. I have conducted a private practice in clinical psychology with children, adolescents and adults for the past 24 years. 

I am friendly and respectful towards all my clients. I am committed to client confidentiality and developing a professional working partnership with you. I provide a practical approach, helping you to understand the difficulties you experience and to work towards solutions.


I no longer take new clients for neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment but I do see any past clients for review, including reviews that involve these types of assessments. I continue to take referrals for clinical psychology treatment for clients of all ages.






Dr Patricia Kent

Pat is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  She has been working in private practice since 1998.  This has included contracts with the Memory Disorders Clinic and Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as involvement with clinical trials for different types of dementing illnesses at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Pat has also been involved as a consultant on a Memory Screening Project, jointly organised by Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia and Masonic Homes.  Experience includes cognitive assessment, the management of anxiety and depression, and has incorporated a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive-behaviour therapy, and clinical hypnosis.  Pat has been a Clinical Associate with CNS Consulting since 2008. 


Pat also has experience working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Adelaide Health Service providing services to elderly psychiatric inpatients, as well as community clients.  In addition to conducting cognitive assessments, and managing anxiety and depression, Pat has presented evidence to the Guardianship Board in order to protect the rights of individuals.  


As a member of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis, Pat is extensively involved in the promotion of hypnosis in South Australia, and with training professionals in the theoretical and practical applications of hypnosis. 


Pat’s PhD thesis was on the early detection of dementia and was titled “Are deficits in naming and construction performance preclinical symptoms of dementia?”  Consequently, Pat has a particular interest in and expertise in the early detection of cognitive difficulties.



Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis

Doctor of Philosophy


Professional Associations

Pat is a member of the following professional organisations :-

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

APS College of Clinical Psychologists

International Neuropsychological Society

Australian Society of Hypnosis

South Australian Society of Hypnosis


Pat’s individual website can be found at



Contact Details:

CNS Consulting

Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Rd

Glenunga, SA 5064


(08) 8379 8300





Psychologists at CNS Consulting are Members of the Australian Psychological Society and subscribe fully to APS ethical standards.