Mark is a passionate psychologist with extensive experience in clinical, counseling, and performance settings. Mark works with with adult and adolescent clients (age12+), and offers a person-centred approach to therapy, validating the client’s lived experience, and helping them gain insight and understanding into their life journey. Mark has worked in Private Practice, for Headspace (the National Foundation for Youth and Adolescent Mental health), is currently a preferred provider of Mental Health Services to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and has delivered courses in Counselling and Mental Health to Masters students at the University of Queensland. Mark was also an embedded psychologist with the Australian team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Client issues that Mark works with include: anxiety, depression, trauma, developmental issues, attachment issues, personality disorders, mood disorders (such as bipolar), eating disorders, anger issues, attachment issues, self-identity, alcohol/substance use, obsessive compulsive disorders, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicide ideation; general life issues such as stress, gender and sexuality (including LGBT+ issues), relationship issues, family related issues, grief and loss, bullying; and performance/work issues such as injury, anxiety and arousal levels, confidence, negative self-talk, dealing with non-selection, rumination, attention/concentration, under-recovery and burnout. Mark works collaboratively with his clients, assisting them in finding a way forward, so that they may enjoy improved wellbeing, mood, and functioning. Mark offers an eclectic approach to therapy drawing on modalities that include CBT, ACT, mindfulness based approaches, MI, CFT, IPT, DBT, problem-solving, narrative, schema, trauma-focused, existential, and psychodynamic therapy.