John combines the maturity of many years’ experience as a clinician with a warm and personable approach to helping clients. He is genuinely interested in people’s individual life stories and believes that everyone, regardless of current circumstances, has personal strengths that can be a solid foundation for future change and growth. He is committed to evidence-based approaches to change and primarily uses cognitive behaviour therapy.
John has diverse professional interests and especially enjoys working with adults and teenagers. He is open to referrals for a broad range of presenting problems, including:
- School difficulties
- Work related stress
- Grief, loss and transition
- Relationship concerns
John holds masters and doctoral qualifications in clinical psychology in addition to undergraduate degree in social work. He maintains an academic affiliation with Macquarie University, where he is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences. In addition to multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, his first book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Mental Health in Schools, will be published in mid-2024.
John is an endorsed clinical psychologist with the Australian Psychology Board and full member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is also an AHPRA Board-approved supervisor in the area of clinical psychology. A significant part of John’s practice is supervising mental health clinicians and wellbeing staff in schools.
John works at The Resilience Centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.