The importance of picking the right psychologist for you...
Not all psychologists are alike... To get what you need and to feel comfortable that you're taking the right step forward with the best psychologist for you, it is really the relationship that counts. Do you feel heard & understood, do you feel respected, is your first impression positive, and has this person in front of you convinced you they can help yet?
Garth is a registered psychologist, member of the Australian Psychological Society, holds a bachelor of psychological science (honours) and a master of couselling psychology. Working with individuals and couples, Garth can provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for managing difficult emotions and working through challenging experiences, Motivational Interviewing for changing habits and overcoming addictions, Person Centred Therapy for gaining insights and greater awareness of yourself, and interpersonal therapy to strengthen your abilities to relate to other people.
So this means...You can get help from Garth with overcoming depression, anxiety, and trauma; moving past shame and guilt; dealing with grief and loss; discovering your life direction; changing bad habits; repairing and building better relationships. In other words, helping you have a better life!
Experience counts... Having worked in private practice, chronic pain rehabilitation, crisis support, and university student support, Garth has a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of clients of all genders, ages, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. He is no spring chicken, has worked in many industries besides the health industry, and has had to deal with his own fair share of knock downs only to get back up. He is flexible, empathetic, patient, and compassionate. He practices with high ethical standards so you know you can trust. He is devoted to understanding what you need, collaborating with you on how to get you what you want, and helping you feeling grounded in finally moving forward.