Paul is a psychologist who works with Adults and Adolescents across a broad range of clinical presentations.
Using evidence-based treatment interventions targeting psychological concerns such as stress, depression and anxiety-related conditions (general anxiety, social anxiety, sleep issues and phobias), as well as supporting clients with a varied-range of life’s challenges. These may include grief and loss, navigating significant life decisions and change or disordered eating.
Paul is endorsed as a health psychologist and, and holds a Masters of Psychology (Health), and a graduate diploma of hypnotherapy. Health psychology understands the relationship between physical health and mental health. For example, the ways that illness or disease can impact mental health, or by promoting positive health behaviours such as exercise to prevent issues with mental and physical health.
As a health psychologist, Paul can help by providing support to individuals with chronic illness, disease or returning from injury. Paul also works with sports and rehabilitation to optimise performance or recovery strategies. Paul enjoys helping people thrive whilst coping with illness and injury. He aims to promote health lifestyle behaviours such as exercise, sleep, treatment adherence strategies, and healthy eating.
– Adjusting to a new diagnosis including physical changes and limitations
– Support with managing symptoms (e.g., fatigue or pain)
– Decrease stress and anxiety relating to illness and disease
– Improve coping with chronic illness and self-management
– Increasing positive health behaviours such as exercise, maintaining treatments.
– Reducing harmful behaviours
Paul is experienced in working with people with a range of chronic physical health conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory illnesses, diabetes, arthritis, cancers, weight loss. Therapy aims to help people maintain function and important life roles, manage the emotional and psychological challenges that can accompany chronic illness, and engage well in medical care and management. There is a focus on reducing the burden of illness, improving resilience and coping, and increasing self-management.
Paul’s approach is understanding, empathetic, client-centred and collaborative. He utilises a range of psychological interventions including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), hypnosis, DBT skills. He also draws from schema therapy.