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Darius brings a calm, confident, and reassuring presence to the therapy room. He is a published author and adjunct university lecturer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Honours, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. He is interested in the relationships between philosophy, cultural beliefs, and psychotherapy. He is passionate about helping you to find relief from your distress and enjoy your best possible life.
ACT, CBT, EMDR, Existential, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Informed
My approach to therapy is centred on the idea of ‘personhood’. It is my belief that, as psychologist, we don’t work with cases or illnesses, but with people. This may seem like a small point to make but it makes a big change to how a psychologist will interact with their clients.
By seeing the person first and the person’s problems second, it creates an environment where a genuine human connection can be formed between the therapist and client. Psychologists have a range of helpful strategies, but these don’t tend to be effective unless a genuine bond has been formed. For this to happen, there needs to be ‘two humans’ in a room collaborating on a joint project.
If you are struggling with uncertainty about yourself, your relationships, or your future, Darius can help. He is highly skilled at helping with relationship problems and painful emotions. He uses EMDR, insight based, mindful, and trauma focused therapies to help people make lasting change.
Darius has completed the eight-year training program to become an endorsed clinical psychologist. He has previously taught psychology as an adjunct university lecturer and published research on the effects of trauma on spiritual and religious beliefs. He continues to have ongoing interests in research and public education. He has recently completed a ‘survival guide’ to trauma and relationships and is developing new projects in the philosophical aspects of therapy and the internalisation of the therapist’s dialogues in the client’s stream of consciousness.
He has held previous supervisory and teaching positions in community mental health and psychology.
All appointments are 50 minutes in length and start on the hour. If a client is late the session can continue and finishes at the allotted time. A cancellation fee is charged for less than two days’ notice.
The Wynnum office has plenty of free parking available in the surrounding streets. It is 650 m from Wynnum Central Train Station.
I believe in making therapy accessible to people in need and charge a sliding scale. This means that I reduce my standard rate so that people on centrelink benefits and disability pensions pay a smaller gap fee.
All payments are processed with credit or debt cards via the encrypted booking system. No cash payments can be accepted. Payment receipts are sent via email and these can be submitted by clients to their private health cover if they wish.
Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
Darius creates a safe and welcoming space where you can openly discuss your challenges, sorrows, and personal struggles; without the fear of being judged or criticised. He encourages you to move at your own pace and supports you with effective strategies. He has a gentle questioning style that builds understanding and accesses your inner strengths....