SPECIAL INTERESTS and therapy types.
Thank you for visiting my page and looking into how we might be able to work together so you can best live the life you want to lead! I pride my practice on offering practical methods of change. I also want to hear your story, so that I can really put myself into your shoes.
As a male psychologist (which is relatively rare, 75% of the workforce are women) I have found good success with men worried about starting therapy. That said, women are more likely to access therapy and as such my experience has a healthy balance. Please be aware that I do not work with children under the age of 16 and no longer conduct Couple's Counselling.
As I work predominantly with referrals from General Practitioners, most of my experience has focused on reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Relationship issues have also formed part of my special interests.
I have been working with the more complex areas of mental health support both in private practice and in permanent roles. This includes extensive experience dealing with people suffering: Drug and Alcohol Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and PTSD and Adult ADHD.
I have a solid background in both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This dual focus is useful for addressing both thought-related problems and difficulties managing emotions.
AVAILABILITIES AND COSTS:
I am available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Annandale and Mondays and Thursdays at Bondi Junction (see Contact). Rebates are available from Medicare if your GP provides you with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP), which is like a specialist referral. Try visiting the Australian Psychological Society for more information on the MHCP (http://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/faqs/).
Fee arrangements can be made for those under financial hardship.
Alternatively you may want to check the rebate from your private health insurance provider.