The current Australian Psychological Society (APS) National Schedule of Recommended Fee for a 50-minute consultation recognises the baseline professional training and experience required to gain and maintain registration as a psychologist.
Psychologists are required to have a minimum training of six years combined study and supervised practice. To maintain currency in their skills and knowledge, Registered Psychologists are required to complete no less than 30 hours of documented professional training and supervision annually.
Psychologists are ethically bound to only practice within their areas of expertise. This means that many Psychologists who provide relationship counselling have undertaken further specialised training to be able to work more effectively with couples.
My experiences to help look after you
I have completed academic qualifications equivalent to 13 years full-time tertiary study and have over three decades of professional research and practice in the areas of organisational, military, forensic and clinical psychology, as well as in law.
I am a Certified Level III Gottman’s Therapy practitioner, and I also use other frameworks including Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy as part of my repertoire of skills when working with couples clients.
For over a decade, I taught higher degree students training to be forensic or clinical psychologists, and I was a uniformed serving member of the Australian Defence Force for 20 years. I am also a qualified mediator and have worked in the area of family dispute resolution.
My training and experience qualify me as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Australia and a Chartered Psychologist in the United Kingdom.