Gary is passionate about helping people who are struggling, helping them make the change they want, supporting individuals in their personal growth and achieving their potential so they can live the life they want, as their true and best selves.
Gary aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the client. He seeks to deepen the client’s self-awareness, encourage the development of flexibility in thinking, assist in developing healthy coping and living, help feel empowered and take positive action, and ultimately make change, improve wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Experiences and Interests
Gary has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, primarily focusing on working with adults and older adults. Gary is passionate about working with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, sleep, relationship difficulties, university student challenges (including the specific challenges faced by international students), workplace challenges, emotional abuse/ bullying (including what is referred to by some people as “narcissistic abuse”, manipulation and the associated enabling behaviours of others), injustice, anger and challenging life situations. Gary is also passionate about exploring identity, life and career direction, adjustment to life changes and supporting progress towards goals.
Gary takes a calm, relaxed, holistic, person-centred approach to meet individual needs. He adapts to the individual’s needs from various evidence-based treatment interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-compassion, Schema Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychotherapy.
How is Gary described by his clients
Gary is described as a calm, authentic, insightful and empathetic psychologist.
Gary enjoys keeping fit and healthy, running, nature walks, spending time in his garden, meditation and other mindfulness practices, reading, listening to music and watching football.