Patch has been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 in public youth mental health, child/developmental, health psychology, headspace, and hospital-based outpatient group therapy. He has trained in and worked with a range of evidence-based therapies, however, his passion, both personally and professionally, is with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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 challenging work that enriches lives and decreases 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 theories regardless of the person and type of pain and suffering that may be experienced. He has particular interests in: relationships; family work; psychotic-spectrum experiences; adjustment to life events; anxiety; depression; body image issues. Patch is also an accredited board-approved psychology supervisor.