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Brendan

Brendan

Brendan is a clinical psychologist and provides individual therapy to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues and life challenges. Throughout his life Brendan has always found meaning and purpose in connecting with others. Those around him always seemed comfortable coming to him for emotional support, so it was unsurprising he eventually pursued a career as a therapist. Brendan completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne and has been practicing as a psychologist for over 6 years.

Brendan has provided therapy in several professional roles throughout his career, including the public hospital system, private mental health clinics, higher education, and within emergency services. His experience and training include assisting people to recover from depressive and anxiety issues, childhood and adult trauma, complicated grief, life and career satisfaction, relationship difficulties, and people simply experiencing a feeling of things being “not quite right”.

Brendan values working with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. He has a particular interest in working with other people who identify as LGBTIQA+, particularly those who feel their experience of being queer has shaped their current life challenges. He also has significant experience working with first responders, and those who are impacted
by trauma in their work life.

Brendan has undertaken and published clinical psychology research in the Australian Journal of Psychology and Journal of Public Mental Health. Outside of private practice, he currently works in higher education, providing therapy for students and supervising provisional psychologists in training.

Brendan values having an effective relationship with his clients as the main driver for change and recovery. He values combining his years of professional training and clinical experience with a down to earth, relatable personality. He understands and works with his clients’ difficulties using a range of effective therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Therapies.

Outside of working as a clinical psychologist, Brendan has difficulty saying no to brunch, and loves taking his pet corgi to the local dog parks and beaches.