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David Wakeling

Provisional Psychologist

BPsych, MBA, Assoc MAPS

Key areas of interest

  • Child Psychological assessment and therapy
  • Syndrome mix – Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Conduct Disorders
  • OCD – particularly hoarding
  • Adjustment – managing major life transitions
  • Workplace bullying and stress

Therapeutic framework/strategies

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

About David

David is only taking new clients for assessments. Please note David is a Provisional Psychologist and sessions with him do not attract Medicare or Private Health fund rebates.

David holds a unique insight, having come to psychology later in life after a successful career in the Australian Defence Force and Commonwealth Public Service. These experiences provide him some insight into the unique environment such work places present to his clients. He completed requirements for provisional registration in early 2019, and has been in private practice since.

Influenced to change his career path by an interest in male mental health and family cohesiveness and wellbeing, David notes a significant need for such support in our community.

David enjoys working with clients at every age and stage, but is particularly passionate about the support of young children. Whether working with children, adults or parents, his approach is collaborative, fun, gentle and educational. He maintains a partnership with those involved in the care of children, and is determined to ensure all involved feel safe, and understood in order to work together on challenges.

How David might support you

Where psychological assessments are needed, David’s goal is simple. He seeks to provide reports with results which are understandable, and contain realistic, practice and implementable recommendations.

In session, David will help you increase your insight and develop your skills to overcome challenges. His training to date utilises both Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy techniques and tools, including mindfulness.

In working with children, approaches are adjusted for age appropriateness, and may include play therapy and family based intervention.

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