Melbourne Psychology, Nial Wotherspoon - Psychologist & Counsellor

Nial Wotherspoon is a registered (General) Psychologist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Psychology Major from Melbourne University

Graduate Diploma of Applied Psychology from Swinburne University

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Swinburne University

Experience:

Includes rehabilitation settings treating dependent behaviours, group and individual work, assessment, report writing, university teaching counselling skills, community health, work cover and private practice.

Provides Services to:

Adolescents, couples, families & adults

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression incl. eating disorders
  • Anxiety (Generalised, Social)
  • Workplace stress including bullying
  • Relationships including family, separation & divorce
  • Adjustment Issues including PTSD
  • Anger Management
  • Crisis Counselling
  • Gambling issues affecting both self & others
  • Alcohol & drug use affecting both self & others
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Mindfulness, meditation training & evaluation

Types of Treatment Modalities used:

Adopts a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches drawing on a number of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT), Person-Centred Approaches, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused.

Nial has nearly 3 decades of experience and is committed to careful assessment clarifying problems and goals while adopting the most helpful intervention in the time available. He works with both long and short term clients involving them totally in all decisions, making best use of the psychological approach deemed suitable to match a particular issue. This leads to a joint approach assisting with goal attainment.

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