Gary is empathetic and takes a calm, relaxed, and person-centred approach to meet individual needs. He is passionate about helping people who are struggling and supports individuals to navigate, change and resolve their challenges, so people can live the life they want and as their true and best selves.
Gary is invested in the care of the people he works with and has experience working with individuals from various backgrounds and circumstances. In all of the work he does, he aims to deepen self-awareness, help foster flexibility in thinking, assist in the development of coping and healthy living strategies, empower, encourage positive action and ultimately improve wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Gary 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 is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse” and manipulation, as well as the 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.
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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 AFL.
• Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI)