I have learnt that effective therapy must be a co-operative venture, involving mutual respect, good will and hard work. Those who enter into it half heartedly, do not do particularly well. Good therapy takes as long as it takes and cannot be hurried to suit anyone's personal agendas. Having said this, I have seen that those who are prepared to put in the hard yards, can do extremely well in altering their circumstances, feelings and attitudes and in coming to terms with what they cannot alter.
I offer both individual and couples therapy for adults. I see both children and young adolescents with parental consultation. No referral is needed and at present, there is no waiting list. I also offer clinical case supervision for therapists and counselors, experienced or otherwise.
Developmental, Dream Work, Existential, Marriage and Family, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Transpersonal
My approach is developmental and inter-relational, seeking to both understand and clarify circumstances and events, leading to the positions in which we find ourselves. What these positions can mean and how we might best change things. I draw on both the clients' innate strengths and insights and those derived from the work at hand. My particular areas of specialisation include issues associated with adjustment in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Eating and personality disorders.
I am the President of the Macquarie Independent Practitioners Organisation. A committee member of HAFCAT (The Hunter Association for Counselors and Therapists). An associate member of A.A.H.P. (The Australian Association for Humanistic Psychotherapy Inc) Registered with the NSW Nursing Registration Board, The Metropolitan Registries of America. Associate member of The International Psychoanalytic Association.
A total of over 35 years. Three years medicine at Syd Uni, 10 years training and working with children and adolescents, 2 years working with eating disorders, 1 year with drug and alcohol, 10 years with acute adult mental health in both private and public institutions. Formal psychotherapy training A.A.H.P. Provision of clinical case supervision for mental health professionals, 5 years. 12 years full time private practice.
Now Retired from Private Practice.
David has retired from private practice....