Peter has been a school counsellor and psychologist for 16 years, and is an accredited AHPRA supervisor. He has a broad professional background, having obtained degrees in education, music, and computing. He also has a masters degree in coaching psychology, which combines positive psychology with life/executive coaching.
Shaping Peter’s approach is a love for life, learning, and helping. Central to this is the appreciation of both positive and negative life experiences as necessary to healing, growth and future success. He believes that the key to this is the shift in the perception of an issue from one of adversity to supportive feedback, together with the understanding that wellbeing does not require perfection – just gentle steps in the right direction.
Peter uses a range of models with clients, such as solution-focused brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and strengths-based positive psychology. He is an advocate for evidence-based meditation techniques, such as Transcendental Meditation, which he practices daily. He also employs coaching methods for clients who seek to flourish in life by maximising the opportunities presented to them. The basis for each of these approaches is an authenticity and openness in Peter’s style that develops personal connection with clients and a trust in their capacity to improve their lives through the support he provides.
Peter has joined Armchair Psychology’s Edgecliff office in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, easily accessible from Sydney’s CBD.