David has been working as a counsellor for 20 years in both government and non-government organisations. He is an accredited mental health professional with extensive experience working with both individuals and couples.
David offers specialised services in the following areas
• Couples counselling. • Grief and loss
• Relationship difficulties • PTSD
• Depression • Childhood trauma
• Anxiety • Parenting
• Stress management • Communication
• Anger • Abuse and bullying
With over 20 years’ experience in counselling, David understands very well that creating a safe and supportive environment is fundamental if there are to be successful outcomes. He has specialised in assisting clients with emotional regulation, drawing upon a range of therapeutic interventions.
His approach is informed by and structured around current neuroscience and utilises psychodynamic, attachment-based exploration to help understand and distinguish thoughts from feelings.
To assist in modifying unhelpful responses to trauma, he utilises both cognitive and emotionally focussed therapies that includes ACT, CBT, EFT, mindfulness, somatic and compassion focussed therapy.
David also works extensively on communication skills, especially in cases where there are relationship difficulties and with couples counselling.
David is available for both face to face and Telehealth counselling.
Medicare rebates apply with referral from a GP or psychiatrist.
MEMBERSHIPS: AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (AASW)