Oscar is a registered psychologist with many years’ experience, having worked in both the public and private sectors including in community mental health, correctional services, private practice and as a senior manager and corporate trainer.
He is passionate about helping clients to overcome issues related to daily life, career direction or mental health. Oscar utilises a strength-based approach that is tailored to each client’s specific needs with the aim to identify evidence-based strategies that are easily applied and have significant results. He works collaboratively with his clients on identifying the causes of the issue, why it continues to perpetuate and best ways to overcome it.
Oscar can assist adults and adolescents (16 years old and above) with depression, anxiety, personality-based problems, post-traumatic stress, trauma, emotional regulation, personal/workplace stressors and grief & loss. He has also worked extensively with issues such as anger, self-harm/suicidal thinking, interpersonal difficulties and sexual problems.
In his approach, Oscar utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy and Exposure Therapies to assist people to flourish. He can also provide psychological assessments (e.g., clinical disorders, personality assessments) and other organisational services (e.g., workshops, seminars, and EAP counselling).
In terms of organisational needs, Oscar also has experience in providing executive coaching, training and professional development courses. In the past he has provided group training to private and public sector workplaces on topics such as Mental Health in the Workplace, Dealing with Difficult Behaviour, Change Management, Resilience, Team Building and Grief & Loss.
Areas of Work
Adults & Adolescents
- Abuse experiences
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders
- Communication – including conflict resolution
- Executive Coaching
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Grief & Loss
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Phobias and fears
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual problems
- Sleep problems
- Workplace problems (bullying, harassment, career decisions)
- Aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Schema Therapy
Qualifications and Memberships
- Master of Psychology (Forensic)
- Bachelor of Psychology (Hons, First Class)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
- Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia