Gary is passionate about helping people who are struggling, to manage and overcome their challenges, and supporting individuals in their personal growth and to achieve their potential, so they can live the life they want, as their true and best selves.
He aims to help deepen self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, assist in the development of healthy coping and living, to feel empowered and to take positive action and ultimately improve wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, university student challenges (including the specific challenges faced by international students), workplace challenges, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life and career direction and supporting progress towards goals.
Gary takes a calm, relaxed, empathetic, and person-centered approach to meet individual needs. He adapts to the individual person’s needs from a combination of various evidence-based treatment interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-compassion, Schema Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychotherapy.
Gary enjoys conscious and compassionate living, practicing mindfulness, keeping fit and healthy eating. He enjoys spending time in his garden, meditation, nature walks, running, reading, listening to music and watching football.
Gary consults at both the Hawthorn (03 9853 2786) and Collingwood (03 9416 4994) clinics.
• Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)
Area of Focus
- Academic Performance
- Affective disorders
- Anger Management
- Anxiety and phobias
- Assertiveness Training
- Behaviour Problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Cognitive Impairment
- Conflict Resolution
- Emotional abuse
- General Psychology
- Grief and Loss
- Impulsive Behaviours
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
- Men's Issues
- Mental health
- Mental Illness
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Career and Vocational Planning
- General Counselling
- Life Coaching
- Self-Esteem and Self-Development
- Workplace Bullying
- Workplace Issues
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Bachelor of Business
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
- Master of Professional Psychology
Thursday9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday9:30 am - 4:30 pm