AoL website profile
Patch has been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 across public youth mental health, child/developmental, health psychology, headspace, and hospital-based inpatient, outpatient, individual and group therapy. He has trained in a range of therapies, however, his passion, both personally and professionally, is within the foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy “ACT”.
It is extremely important to Patch to be genuine in therapy and in life, and to create a trusting space with his clients. Patch wants change to happen and this trust and warmth facilitates honest and at times challenging work that aims to enrich lives and decrease suffering in the long term. Patch works part-time splitting time with family/parenting and ‘life’ which helps him to invest in his work fully when there.
ACT is a versatile model and Patch uses ACT and the underlying science and philosophical assumptions regardless of the person and type of pain and suffering that may be experienced. He has particular interests in: relationships; family work; psychotic-spectrum disorders; adjustment to life events; anxiety; OCD; body image and eating issues, trauma.
Patch happily works with people of any culture, race, gender, sex, or body type and does not assume to understand anyone’s particular context but seeks understanding as best he can from all clients.
Patch also enjoys working as an accredited board-approved psychology supervisor.