Paul brings 15 years of experience as a psychologist to our clinic. He has the ability to connect with a variety of people and help them deal with the many different challenges they may face. In addition, Paul is a keen and confident communicator who enjoys helping people on their journey to optimum wellness.
Paul is a scientist and a psychologist. He originally worked as an industrial chemist before he became a registered psychologist in 2003. He is a registered provider of psychological services for Medicare, TAC, Workcover and VOCAT.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours .
Paul draws on a variety of psychological approaches to help adults and adolescents with psychological, emotional or relationship issues to create healthy lives for themselves. Paul specializes in helping people to successfully recover from trauma such as abuse or domestic violence. He keeps his skills updated through regular professional development particularly in his ares of interest such as Community Psychology. Positive Psychology, and Neuroplasticity. For example, in 2016 he attended a Seminar by Norman Doidge who is a world expert in Neuroplasticity. He will also be attending Norman's latest seminar in 2018.
Paul also draws on his experience as a Forensic Scientist specialising in drugs and alcohol analysis to give him a good understanding of the impact of these substances on people.
Prior Work Experience
I commenced working as a registered psychologist in Centrelink where I assessed people with psychological and physical disabilities and referred them to suitable supports. I also provided brief counselling to these people as required.
I then moved to Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service (CRS) where I helped people to manage their disabilities and to create a meaningful careers for themselves. I did this in collaboration with a team of other professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
Whilst working at these agencies, I started to develop a part time private practice before going full time in 2007. I initially worked at Kilsyth Medical Centre and then moved to Fernhills Clinic in 2012. At Fernhills I ran support groups and presented seminars on mental health issues in addition to counselling people. I also made numerous presentations to my peers in our Professional Development program.
I have had a lifetime commitment to be the best person I can be through personal and spiritual growth. I regularly practices meditation as part of my quest.
In summary, I use my psychological and scientific skills and knowledge, as well my experience from my personal journey, to help people create healthy lives for themselves.