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Psychology Sessions

 

If you are seeking psychological support, want help clarifying and achieving your goals, wish to maximise your overall self-development, or if you're simply feeling stuck, I can help.

How I can help:

  • Mental Health Support. I can provide therapy for a range of mental health problems. I have a particular interest in trauma-related disorders (e.g. PTSD), ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, complex health difficulties, and low self-esteem. I can also help you maintain your mental health during times of stress, such as when you're experiencing a significant loss, or a major life transition.

  • Direction and Meaning. I can help you to cultivate a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This often involves strategies to identify and express your own core values, your unique strengths, and the things that matter to you most. I can also help you explore deeper spiritual and philosophical questions related to purpose and meaning in life.

  • Psychedelic Integration. Psychedelic therapy is an area of special interest for me. I can direct you to evidence-based information about harm minimisation, and help you make sense of and integrate experiences you have already had. I am exploring legal avenues to provide psychedelic assisted therapy in government-approved clinical trials. However, I do not provide psychedelic-assisted therapy at this time.

If you are interested in working with me, please watch the video below - you'll hear an overview of my qualifications and experience, but more importantly, you'll get a sense of who I am and why I love what I do:

Nick Sesh (left) interviewing Dr Adventure-Heart (right) for the Selfseeker Psychedelic Conference, Brisbane, March 2024.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master of Clinical Psychology (in progress; provisional registration)

  • PhD in Psychology

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

  • Diploma of Counselling

  • Volunteer for Lifeline Australia

  • Visiting Research Fellow (VRF) at the University of Adelaide

  • Chapter Lead of the Australian Psychedelic Society Brisbane Chapter.

 

I’ve gained international recognition for my scientific research on Lucid Dreaming, Meditation, and Connectedness to Humanity and Nature. I’ve worked with people in a wide range of contexts including private practice, volunteering with Lifeline Australia, lecturing and tutoring at the University of Adelaide, and my workshops and other public events. 

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Public talk for the Australian Psychedelic Society Brisbane Chapter, February 2024.

What to Expect:

We'll start by carefully assessing the root cause of what you need help with. Once we have a shared understanding of the cause of your problem and what's keeping it going, we'll explore a range of evidence-based options for therapy. We'll then implement a plan that feels right for you, tracking progress over time and making adjustments as needed.

I use an integrative approach, which means that I use a wide range of psychological theories and techniques. This includes Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focussed Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). The service I provide is holistic and tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

You can expect to feel deeply heard and empathised with. You can expect to be treated with unconditional positive regard at all times. I may provide suggestions and insights, but I won't tell you what to do; I'll always honour your own preferences and decisions. I will be your personal ally, dedicated to helping you live a balanced and meaningful life.

Sessions and Fees:

If you are interested in booking psychology sessions with me, please complete the New Client Information Form below. I will usually reply within 24-48 hours (except weekends) with details about how to book your first session. Sessions may be via Zoom (Wednesdays) or in-clinic at Burpengary, Brisbane, QLD (Tuesdays).

Please note that you must be:

  • 18 years or older

  • Not actively experiencing psychosis

  • Mild-moderate level of mental health needs

  • Not seeking assistance with any legal matters

  • Not seeking assistance with work cover or insurance claims

  • An Australian resident

Please also note that I am currently a provisionally registered psychologist undertaking the final stage of my Clinical Masters training, which means that I work under the supervision of a fully registered clinical psychologist. This also means that I cannot be seen under a mental health care plan until I gain full registration (expected in September 2024).

If you are interested in working with me, please fill out the following form and I will reply to you soon:

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