Hi, I'm Darren
I welcome your invitation to sit with you, and be someone that will openly and honestly listen to you, without judgment. I would like to hear where you are presently and how you may have become stuck. Together, I would like to take the journey with you to find a way forward to help you be the person you would like to be.
As someone who has personally moved through a number of significant life changes, some by choice, some by circumstance, and now having trained as a psychologist, I have developed a unique and flexible way of working with and connecting with people. I value each person’s unique experience, their journey that brings them to sit next to me for a moment in life. I hope to share that moment, in a meaningful way, to help you move forward and find a way that aligns with your personal values.
Darren's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Darren has had a very unique life journey. Before Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology in 1997, following a work-related injury, he has experienced life as a tradesman, maintaining the Heritage bridges throughout the Hunter Valley during the 1980's.
Darren also graduated in 2002, from the University of Canberra with a Diploma of Education - Secondary Schools, Studies of Society and Its Environment. Darren has also experienced life as a Wine Merchant, martial artist, and as a security officer.
Darren has been a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for the past 15 years.
Darren has been helping people from a psychological perspective for over 17 years. He is experienced working with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Stress, Anger management, Loss and Grief, Intellectual, physical, developmental disabilities. Darren enjoys working with all age groups but is preferring to focus on work with adolescents through to Elderly Adults.
Darren is skilled with delivering a flexible service based in ethical, evidence-based practice. He is someone that can hear what you have to say through to therapeutic intervention if needed.
Darren is skilled in providing intervention that is congruent with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). He is also skilled with motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy's (CBT).
Areas of experience
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