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Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Honours)
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

I am a registered psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with youth, adults, and older adults with different concerns, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, including Complex Trauma and dissociative identity disorder (DID)
  • Phobia
  • Adult survivor of sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence (Survivor / Perpetrator)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Substance use
  • School bullying
  • Workplace bullying
  • Personality disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating disorders

Early in my career, I worked in community mental health settings, where I treated adults experiencing a broad range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

I later worked in a public hospital with clients who had acquired brain injury, trauma, chronic pain, grief and loss issues, and behavioural management problems.

After relocating to Australia, I worked in the community mental health setting and subsequently in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) setting, where I worked with clients experiencing addiction substance dependence in addition to a range of complex mental health issues.

In my work with clients, I use a person-centered approach and work collaboratively with clients to achieve their goals. I utilise a range of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Schema Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).

In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and reading. I also enjoy hunting for good food with my wife and three children.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Honours)
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), including CBT-E for eating disorders
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

LANGUAGES

Victor is able to offer therapy in either:

  • English
  • Mandarin