Jason is a provisionally registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Jason completed his masters in psychology at the University of Auckland, investigating the effects of self-monitoring, goal setting and a group contingency for increasing physical activity among adults with an intellectual disability and the impact physical activity has on reducing anxiety.
Jason has training in process-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. He has worked in community mental health settings with people of all ages and was a volunteer telephone counsellor at Lifeline. His approach is person-centred and focuses on connecting with his clients in a practical and non-judgemental way. He is particularly interested in working with individuals that identify as neurodivergent and is dedicated to neuroaffirmative practices. He also enjoys assessing and treating people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Jason is passionate about the relationship between physical activity and mental health and often draws upon sport psychology concepts in his work with clients to help increase their motivation. He enjoys helping athletes, students and professionals experiencing performance anxiety. Jason also enjoys outdoor adventures and continues to compete in national-level athletics and is an active member of the ACT Sport and Exercise special interest group.
Jason loves animals and has two black labradors named Luna and Ziggy Stardust. He trained both to become certified therapy dogs and has noticed the calming influence they have had on clients. Luna is now enjoying retirement and has past the baton to Ziggy Stardust, who will often accompany clients on a “walk and talk” session.