BA (Hons); MSc; PGDip HlthPsych

Barry is a registered General Psychologist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). He completed six years of tertiary education that included undergraduate training in psychology in the U.S and postgraduate work at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. Since finishing a Masters in Science in Health Psychology in 2010, Barry has taken on a range of employment opportunities that involved return to work rehabilitation, he has worked with at-risk youth in residential care in Ipswich, and his last position was at a chronic pain clinic with The Auckland Regional Pain Service in New Zealand

Barry has experience in working with individuals and families dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, behavioural problems, adjustment disorders and relationship issues. He has a particular interest in helping people manage long term physical health conditions; this includes medication and/or treatment adherence. He can also assist in managing persistent pain from a non-pharmacological approach.

Barry has been trained in several evidenced-based psychological treatments and within his practices delivers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based therapies, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) principles and elements of Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT). However, he considers the person in front of him as the expert, and that a collaborative approach is most effective.

Barry’s story of being born in Australia and growing up in New Zealand helps him understand the multicultural society we live in. For New Zealand Maori, he applies tikanga and weaves it throughout therapy. Barry likes to have a laugh; he is warm, understanding and keeps to a non-judgemental approach.