Seeing a Clinical Psychologist is an effective way to help prevent, manage or overcome a psychological problem. Clinical Psychologists use talking therapies that are evidence-based. This means that the skills you are given have been researched and shown to be effective in helping people. Talking therapies when delivered by experienced Clinical Psychologists reduce distress and increase blood flow to the areas of the brain that need reviewing and often reworking to get things back on track. Clinical Psychologists have a minimum of 8 years training which includes 6 years of university education and 2 years of supervised clinical experience.
James Phillips is the Clinical Psychologist who runs and manages the service. He is a professional, ethical and genuinely empathetic therapist who will listen without judgement. James commenced his career working in the area of mental health in 2000 and has been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist since 2006. The bulk of his experience has been gained whilst employed by NSW Health, having worked in community mental health teams in urban and rural hospitals for over 8 years.
James's particular interests are Men's Health and Depression and his primary therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He also practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Sex Therapy and the application of Neuroscience in Psychotherapy.
His qualifications are; BA Psychology, Grad Dip Applied Psychology and Master of Clinical Psychology. He is registered to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Australia (PSY0000986650) and is able to provide supervision for the 4+2 supervision program and for Clinical Registrars. James is registered as a Medicare Clinical Psychologist and Psychological Therapy Services provider.