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MEET peter

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)

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I, Peter (He/Him), am a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and have been an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker since 2014. In addition, I am registered as an allied health Medicare provider.

 

I provide a broad range of expertise that includes the impact of childhood trauma, such as sexual assault and domestic violence. In addition, I provide a space to explore identity and the meaning this holds for you, including gender and sexuality. I also have extensive experience working with grief  and loss, and suicidal ideation. My intervention is to help people to find hope, purpose and meaning in their lives.

 

My work focuses on acceptance, inclusion with no judgement and holds trauma-informed care central to my work. To consider therapy requires courage and strength; this is a step to healing. I will listen to you with empathy and compassion, helping you understand yourself and become your best version.

 

I use several therapeutic modalities, including Narrative therapy, Acceptance commitment therapy, mindfulness strategies, psychoeducation, systems theory, and solution-focused, all based on each person's needs.

EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Mental Health social worker (Open Dialogue, and the Psychology space Wollongong)

Matthew Talbot Hostel, Homeless Service.

The Wollongong Hospital – After Hours on Call Social Worker.

Sydney Children Hospital, Chronic Pain Service, Senior Social Worker

Sydney Children Hospital, Oncology Hematology, Senior Social Worker

Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (ICAMHS), Macarthur Health Service.

Child Protection Counselling Services, Illawarra, and Liverpool Health Service.

Domestic Violence Community counselling Team, Senior Social Worker.

Diagnostic Assessment Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Diagnostic Assessment Service – Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Senior Social

 

areas of interest

I am interested in being present with people as they explore the vulnerabilities in their life. What is important, and what barriers get in the way of living the best version of themselves.  

 

Couples

Spirituality

LGBTIQ+

Complex Trauma 

Homelessness

Childhood trauma, sexual and physical assault 

Depression, anxiety

Grief and loss

Clinical Supervision

qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW 1999)

Becoming a Supervisor (NSW Institute of Psychiatry 2004)

Narrative Therapy (Dulwich Centre)

Associate Diploma of social science (Hunter TAFE NSW 1994)

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

 

availability

Thursdays 9am-6pm and some Fridays

Video sessions are available on Tuesday and Fridays

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