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paul

Paul brings 19 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. He is a Board Approved Supervisor of Psychologists. He is a member of AAPI (The Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated).

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 specialises 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 areas of interest such as Community Psychology. Positive Psychology, and Neuroplasticity. For example, he has attended 2 Seminars by Norman Doidge who is a world expert in Neuroplasticity.

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.

Paul commenced working as a registered psychologist in Centrelink where he assessed people with psychological and physical disabilities and referred them to suitable supports. He also provided brief counselling to these  people as required.

Paul then moved to the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service (CRS) where he helped people to manage their disabilities and to create meaningful careers for themselves. He did this in collaboration with a team of other professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

Whilst working at these agencies, Paul started to develop a part time private practice before going full time in 2007. He  initially worked at Kilsyth Medical Centre and then moved to Fernhills Clinic in 2012. At Fernhills, Paul ran support groups and presented seminars on mental health issues in addition to counselling people. He also made numerous presentations to his peers in their Professional Development program.

Paul has had a lifetime commitment to be the best person he can be through personal and spiritual growth. He regularly practices meditation as part of his quest.

In summary,  Paul uses his psychological and scientific skills and knowledge, as well as his experience from his personal journey, to help people create healthy lives for themselves.

Client Groups
  • Provisional Psychologists (Supervision)
  • Psychologists (Supervision)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Therapy Specialties
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Psycho dynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psycho education
  • and any other therapy that works
Service Specialties
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Abuse recovery (sexual, physical, emotional, etc)
  • Career development
  • Relationship development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Work place issues