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 Jim Filshie

Jim Filshie

Mobile 0481 364 303
Psychologist

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Mobile 0481 364 303

I'm a person-centred psychologist based in Kingsgrove, registered for NDIS. I can do online sessions, with tele-health rebates available. Regular Medicare rebates are also available. Person-centred therapy means that the client - the only expert on his or her own life - leads the way in overcoming life's problems and barriers. Within a relationship embodied by empathy, acceptance and trust, client and therapist work together in a process oriented towards self-discovery, growth and transformation

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 222, William St, Kingsgrove, Sydney NSW 2208 0481 364 303 PHONE 0481 364 303

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Bullying, Career Counselling, Carer Support, Childhood Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Climate Change / Environment, Communication Issues, Compulsive Spending, Conflict Resolution, Creativity, Cultural Issues, Custody and Access, Decision Making, Depression, Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Social Skills, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Attachment Theory, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Conversational Model, Existential, Experiential, Focusing, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed

    Universal evidence has long shown that, regardless of practitioners’ different theories and modalities, by far the most significant factor in effective therapy is the working relationship between therapist and client. My approach revolves around this fundamental therapeutic alliance, and is embodied by my empathy, honesty and positive regard towards others.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours - 2013 - University of New England

    Quality Provision

    As an AHPRA-registered psychologist I comply with all government regulations around provision of psychological practice. I am also a member of the World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy.

    Background

    I bring more than 30 years of experience in various helping professions to my practice. I have worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, from all life stages, and with a wide range of interests and abilities. I see people holistically, never as merely an embodiment of their worries or symptoms. I view therapy as an opportunity not just for working to resolve the problems people bring with them, but also for initiating lasting change and growth.

    Transport and Parking

    1km from Bexley Station, many bus routes come through, untimed on-street parking available.

    Fees

    Please get in touch for further information: jim_filshie@optusnet.com.au or 0481 364 303

    Payment Options

    Cash, bank transfer, cheque, credit card, mixed nuts



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    10 Questions with Jim Filshie

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • A combination of things have led me here: my deep interest in engaging with and getting to know others, my increasing understanding of how the world and society impacts positively and adversely on people, my fascination with the words and work of those who have understood that truly helping people doesn't mean telling them what to do or even gently nudging them in certain directions, but in giving them the conditions that will help them to chart their own course.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Client-centred (or person-centred) therapy is my main influence. It's the only truly non-directive approach. To me it is not just an approach to therapy, but a deeply philosophical concept about being human: namely that autonomy and liberation are at the centre of happiness and good mental health.

      The converse way of looking at it is that, from an early age, we tend to be coerced and constrained in all sorts of ways, overt and subtle. It's not always possible to shed the various social influences, but often therapy is an opportunity to recognise the forces that are weighing most heavily on us, hindering us. That leads to insight, action, progress.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • The human condition, A-Z.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Client-centred therapy isn't really a method, in that it's not 'doing' anything as such - more a way of being - actually Carl Rogers said that. The therapeutic environment, or relationship, becomes a space for exploration, emotion, thinking and ... figuring stuff out. There are no rules.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • The sooner the better of course... but everyone's different. For some people it's just making the booking. I hope that if and when you meet me you get a sense that you're heading in the right direction.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I have fewer and fewer bad hair days as I get older (and my hairline recedes). Or is it that every day becomes a bad hair day, meaning that none of them are? What a conundrum...
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     Jim Filshie

    Jim Filshie

    Psychologist

    I'm a person-centred psychologist based in Kingsgrove, registered for NDIS. I can do online sessions, with tele-health rebates available. Regular Medicare rebates are also available. Person-centred therapy means that the client - the only expert on his or her own life - leads the way in overcoming life's problems and barriers. Within a relationship embodied by empathy, acceptance and trust, client and therapist work together in a process oriented towards self-discovery, growth and transformation...

    • Kingsgrove
    • ACT, Attachment Theory, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Conversational Model, Existential, Experiential, Focusing, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed