Mr Avan Zarb


clinic location
Aberdeen House 2a Aberdeen Street, GEELONG WEST, Victoria, 3218, Australia
clinic location
Aberdeen House 2a Aberdeen Street, GEELONG WEST, Victoria, 3218, Australia


Avan is a registered, consulting psychologist and partner at Kingsway Counselling with more than 20 years experience. Avan has worked in a variety of settings including Education (Primary, Secondary and Special Schools), Australian Red Cross and several community agencies.He is also a teacher at Nelson Park School where he works with students who have an intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Avan has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues and concerns. He adopts a holistic approach using a range of proven therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to assist the client to overcome or better manage symptoms of distress and build on a person’s existing strengths to enable them to take control of their lives. Avan is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is also trained in Critical Incident Debriefing, Mediation and Hypnosis. He is a registered provider for Medicare, Private Health Insurers, TAC and WorkCover. An accomplished workshop presenter Avan has presented at local, state and national conferences in the areas of trauma, behavioural issues, bullying, conflict and education. Areas of Expertise ◦Stress/Anxiety ◦Depression ◦Life Transitions ◦Child and Adolescent Counselling ◦Couples/Relationship Counselling ◦Self-Esteem/Building Confidence ◦Grief/Loss ◦Autism and Social Communication Difficulties ◦Attachment and Bonding Difficulties ◦Emotional and Behavioural Issues ◦Anger Management ◦Childhood Grief and Loss (Including Impact of Divorce) ◦Parenting Issues ◦Pain Management ◦Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ◦Conflict Resolution

Area of Focus

  • Abuse
  • Adolescents
  • Affective disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Bullying
  • Child Psychology
  • Conduct disorders
  • Crisis management
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Depression
  • General Psychology
  • Hypnosis
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Pastoral care
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Victim of Crime


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Mindfulness
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Patient Focus

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • People with disabilities

Languages Spoken

  • Maltese


  • Emergency after hours contact
  • Group Sessions


  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychologogy)
  • Graduate Diploma iof Special Education
  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary)


  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Clinincal Hypnosis