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 Rob Montgomery

Rob Montgomery

Mobile 0412 650 830
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Blue Gum Counselling

Mobile 0412 650 830

Whether going through a break-up, breakdown, loss, irrationality, anger episodes, a life transition, isolation/loneliness, a wish to unpack mindclutter, or would like to explore how to become more assertive in your life; I am here to help and guide you along the way. The safety, sanctity, confidentiality, therapeutic and non-judgmental environment of my counselling room will enable you to be honest, open and candid when relaying your story. Your personal wellbeing, is my priority.

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Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Phone Consultations, Internet Consultations 
  • Call the number above or 0412 650 830 to ask questions or make an appointment.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Behavioural Issues, Career Counselling, Creativity, Divorce / Separation, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Mediation, Performance Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Imago Relationship, Journal Therapy, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychoanalytic, Solution Oriented

    As a qualified Psychotherapist I utilise an eclectic modality mix and will evaluate each client as a precious unique human-being and select/apply the most suitable.

    My couples therapy work is different. My focus is on the 'relationship' as being the client. I use 'Solution-Focused Brief Therapy' and 'Imago' principles. I will ask a Couple, or an Individual, to commit to a minimum of 4 sessions. Session work will be spread over a time period to suit their busy lifestyle, usually after/hours.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2012 - Jansen Newman Inst.
    • Graduate Dip. Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy - 2009 - Jansen Newman Inst.
    • Diploma of Health Counselling - 2007 - Medical Register NSW
    • Certificate Mediation Skills - 2009 - Medical Register NSW
    • Certificate Coaching Skills - 2008 - Jansen Newman Inst.

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

      Quality Provision

      I undertake regular supervision both individually and in group situations. I attend ongoing professional development each year and keep up to date with research in the areas of my speciality and interests.
      I have tertiary qualifications and have completed a Masters degree in Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy from the leading Psychotherapy/Counsellor Training Institution in Sydney.
      I have a seat on the Board of a leading global manufacturing company advising on Human Development and Training

      Background

      In a prior life I was Technical Director of a manufacturing company based in Sydney, for 14 years.

      I started MPRO Services Pty Ltd in 2003 offering Corporate and Organisational Psychological Philosophy and Right Brain Focus (RBF) training to uncover Divergent Thinking capabilities in senior executives.

      My private practice specialising in Individual and Couple therapy was established in 2004.

      Appointments

      Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 8.00pm
      Subject to availability.
      Saturday by appointment.
      Home Visits available.

      Transport and Parking

      An office setting with plenty of parking. Public transport (train station) within 100metres.

      Fees

      $120 / 90 min session - concession rates for Students and Seniors $90 / 90 mins.
      Couples $120 / 120 min session

      Corporate Fees: $1200 / day (all up) includes travel, preparation, literature, training & reports.

      Payment Options

      Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, Direct Debit.



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      10 Questions with Rob Montgomery

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

      • My background is in the corporate arena at General Manager level of a large manufacturing company. I was interested in the people development area and this led to a Health Counselling Diploma then progressed naturally to my Masters in Psychotherapy. This job allows a great privileged journey through the lives of your clients, their highs and lows, their ability to share and gain some coping mechanisms for their difficulties. Watching a client come out of the darkness and discover their unique qualities is very rewarding.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • Initially it was the Rogerian approach - as I developed and learnt more about the brain I have become more focused on Mindfulness and Meditation - where I will adopt a visualisation technique to uncover three questions 1. Who are you living your life for? 2. What are you holding on to? 3. When will you be happy?
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • As a certified Health Counsellor I will start with a 'lifestyle' questionnaire to ascertain a client's health regime. I believe the choices we make determine the journey we will take. My role is to point out the 'preferred future's' journey and what it will entail. These 'changes' are the hard part of the journey. This is where knowing how to re-wire the brain can be instrumental in the success rate of the client's outcome.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • As I said I started out using a Rogerian Person Centred approach - and have progressed to a more Adlerian and solution-focused process. My interest in Neuro-psychology has taken me in another direction as well.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • My experience is that progress (if stated in terms of improvement) can be identified from the first session. The old saying that 'the presenting problem is rarely the real issue' is true for the majority of cases. My objective from the beginning is to ensure that the client leaves counselling in a better state than they arrived, whether physiologically or psychologically they should leave feeling a sense of safety and care for their needs was met at some level.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • My therapist has been a rock for my own personal development and for gaining insight into my own insecurities and developing a mindset of 'know thyself' and liking what you learn. When you accept you as you - it can open up doors to a more fulfilling life ahead.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • The engagement factor. Being the person to trust with your personal insecurities - which we all have - and 'being there' for them.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • Bad hair days are frequent. When an addict has a 'lapse' or the grief and loss client has an 'anniversary' day or a couple have reverted to old behaviour and a wedge is driven into the relationship, and there are many more occasions that can cause a therapist to question their chosen approach. But when the dust settles and things seem to be on track again - and the feedback is positive it all becomes part of the learning curve.
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • The breakdown of relationships can result in the full gamut of presenting issues for a therapist - grief and loss, anxiety, depression, drug taking, drinking problems, gambling issues, anger and isolation. The isolation is the most difficult to manage. Adjusting to a life of loneliness, meaninglessness, low self-esteem, shame, cut-off from friends and relatives, etc. will overwhelm some people and they need coping skills and mechanisms to be put into place for them to manage the day to day comings and goings.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • The book I am currently reading is; Are You the One For Me? - by Barbara De Angelis - there is so many good ideas here that I can use in my sessions. Favourite film of the moment is Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen at his best. There is a lot for a therapist to draw on from this movie. A song that has so much meaning and well intent comes from John Lennon - of course it is 'Imagine' - if only the world was like this. The event that never happened - Michael Jackson - This Is It. This would have been a work of art from a tormented soul of an artist.
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       Rob Montgomery

      Rob Montgomery

      Psychotherapist, Counsellor

      Since 2003 I have built a successful practice and completed my Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. My coaching background along with my psychotherapy training melds well for addressing the needs of people looking to cope with life's stresses and complications due to relationship issues and stress of the workplace or business.
      I have a specific interest in neuropsychotherapy and the treatment of anxiety, stress and anger management using mindfulness techniques and meditation....

      • Morisset
      • CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Imago Relationship, Journal Therapy, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychoanalytic, Solution Oriented