B.A. (Hons.), M.App.Psych (clinical), Clinical Psychologist
James completed his studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he worked as a sessional academic; teaching developmental psychology, research methodology and adolescent psychology. James completed his Masters dissertation in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, focussing on therapeutic correlates of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
After completing his studies James held a variety of clinical positions in the public sector. This work took him across the state, where he conducted assessments and provided therapeutic interventions with people with highly complex needs and personal histories of extensive trauma.
James’s approach intertwines empathy and humour with best-practice interventions. He is particularly interested in helping people to effectively work through distress and psychological difficulties by developing tailored interventions for each client. James has particular interest in recurring or persistent psychological difficulties, complex trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and attachment-focused parenting.
B.Psych., M.Psych. (Counselling Psychology), Counselling Psychologist Registrar
Jamie completed his studies at Curtin University in Western Australia, at the same time working in the public sector, for an after-hours crisis response service. As part of his Masters degree Jamie conducted research into coping and burnout experienced by Child Protection Workers.
Jamie has worked in a range of therapeutic settings that included a focus on addiction and domestic violence. For nearly a decade Jamie worked within the welfare sector, providing support and assistance to vulnerable and at-risk clients.
Existentialism and Ontology inform Jamie’s therapeutic approach. His gentle and empathic style encourages the trust and emotional safety that are vital to all good psycho-therapeutic processes. Jamie is particularly interested in the neurobiological basis of childhood trauma and attachment, and working with adults to manage chronic conditions.