What is a Psychologist?
- A psychologist is a therapist with post graduate training specialising in mental health and psychological issues.
- A psychologist has to be registered with the national licensing board and adhere to a strict code of professional conduct.
- Psychologists have to continue their professional development throughout their career to maintain their registration.
- Psychologists tend to specialise in targeted interventions for specific issues such as anxiety and depression or other psychological issues that interfere with the quality of a person’s life.
Simon DuBois DipCouns, Grad Dip Psychology
After more than 17 years of experience supporting people in the Byron Shire, Simon has developed a reputation for helping his patients explore challenges in a relaxed and supportive manner. In this way he has helped adolescents and adults in the region and those that come to visit Byron Bay improve their health, overcome concerns and optimise healing.
Simon brings his Psychologists experience and expertise to the counselling process to create a relaxed and supportive environment in which personal challenges can be explored. He is an advocate for working in conjunction with doctors and naturopaths to improve wellness results for his patients.
For access to Simon's psychological resources click on the links below:
- Psychologist / Counselling for Adolescents (12-19yrs)
- Psychologist / Counselling for Young Adults (20-40yrs)
- Psychologist / Counselling for Adults (40+)
- Online Assessments
- Online Mental Health Therapy Programs
- Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing
- Smartphone Applications
When applying psychological treatment, a minimum of six sessions is recommended. Initial sessions are used to make sense of the issues/challenges that a person is seeking to address. Remaining sessions are dedicated to formulating an approach that relieves the distress being experienced.
Deirdre Middlehurst B.A. Hons. (Psych), M. Clin. Psych
Deirdre has been working as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for over 20 years and is equipped with the knowledge and skills to work within the integrated medicine model inherent to The Health Lodge philosophy. Her areas of professional competence include trauma, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, psychological impact of bullying and the psychology of chronic pain.
Working specifically with adults and adolescents (12 years and over), Deirdre connects with her client in a deeply respectful acknowledgement that each person has within themselves the means to heal their psychological distress. Once the core issue is identified, a decision is made to resolve it.
Deirdre uses client-focused, client-specific approaches, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to work within the parameters of the individual’s own core truth. She also uses Somatic Mindfulness techniques to explore and resolve the physiological features inherent in trauma symptoms.
Deirdre is skilled to help patients identify the underlying critical issue and then gently facilitates for the individual the means to allow their healing to occur. Consultations with Deirdre are between 50 and 60 minutes per therapy session.
Byron Bay Psychologist - Consultation Fees
Book now or call 02 6685 6445 for appointments