Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon BA (Hons), PhD, MAPS, has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Peter provides individual, couples and family therapy to adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. His psychological therapy is solution focused, evidence-based and supported by extensive experience. Previously an academic, Peter has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses and has researched and published across a range of mental health issues. A list of his publications can be found here.

Coming from a positive psychology perspective, the overarching aim of Peter’s therapeutic approach is to assist individuals, couples and families towards more fulfilling, rewarding and satisfying lives. Working in collaboration with clients, he creates practical and actionable solutions that foster success in life, business and relationships. Developing a collaborative relationship with each client, Peter works with them to create, implement and maintain pragmatic solutions that acknowledge and draw upon each client’s resources and strengths.

Whether it’s overcoming difficult situations or striving for changes in thinking, emotions, behaviours or enjoyment of life, Peter can assist by being a confidential and objective listener and by offering practical and achievable solutions. A brief therapeutic intervention may be all it takes to provide clarity and to refocus life – Peter’s clients often report significant improvement within three or four therapeutic sessions.

 

Areas of Work

Diagnoses Peter treats include, but are not limited to:

 

Treatment Approaches

Peter employs a range of therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD (Psychology), University of Western Australia
  • BA (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of The Australian Psychological Society