Paul is a Counselling Psychologist (Provisional) with a Masters in Psychology. He recently joined our team at Rose Park Psychology from South Africa, where he amassed more than 16 years’ professional experience in the health, tertiary education, organizational, training and private sectors.
His South African background and training have assisted Paul in becoming adept at working with a diverse population and he is able to establish immediate rapport, as well as solid therapeutic relationships with people from all walks of life, culture or background.
Paul’s extensive work in both the private hospital and psychiatric sectors has led to a passion for the treatment of Trauma/PTSD, Grief and Bereavement, Anxiety/Panic and Depression for adolescents (16 years and older), adults and geriatrics. He also takes on clients for couple’s / relationship therapy.
Paul’s strengths as a therapist are his highly relatable interpersonal style, a pragmatic and logical approach to problem-solving and his realistic, goal-oriented processes geared at facilitating immediate empowerment and symptom relief. Paul’s therapeutic underpinning, that individuals are responsible for their actions and behaviour, since these result from the choices we make, manifests in his preferred therapeutic approach: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He also draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
Paul sees couples for relationship counselling and currently has after hours appointments for couples. (March 2021)
Areas of Interest
Adults (16 & older)
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bereavement and Loss
- Bipolar disorder
- Couples therapy
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
- Self-esteem / Self-image
- Sleep problems
- Social Problems
- Work-related Stress
Qualifications and Memberships
- Master of Arts – Master’s in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts – Honours in Psychology
- Registered Psychologist – Provisional – with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Registered Psychologist – Health Professions Council South Africa
- Member of PsySSA – Psychological Society of South Africa