Tony is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has been an accredited Mental Health Social Worker since 2013. He is also a registered Allied Health Medicare provider and an approved NSW Justice and Community, Victims Services counsellor.
Tony has worked in Adult Mental Health, Child and Family Health and Sexual Assault services for more than 30 years, working with people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as well as people struggling with drug and alcohol use, and relationship difficulties.
Tony bases his practice on trauma informed principles of providing safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and cultural sensitivity to his clients . Within this framework of trauma informed care, Tony draws on a number of therapeutic modalities using cognitive-behavioural, psychoeducational, systemic and mindfulness strategies depending on what clients find most useful and effective.
Tony is very approachable and is aware of how difficult it can be to take steps to face difficulties in our lives.
Tony has wide-ranging experience in working with victims/survivors of trauma and has worked extensively with adult survivors of historic child emotional, physical and sexual assault and adult victims of recent sexual assault.
Co-developed and facilitated group programs for men who have been sexually abused as children.
Considerable experience in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Contractor with the NSW Health Education Centre against Violence (ECAV) since 2014, facilitating workshops for sexual assault counsellors and Aboriginal Family Health students on recent adult assault and historic child sexual assault and domestic violence, including same sex family violence.
Co-facilitated workshops for ECAV’s Strong Aboriginal Men program and supervises students completing the Advanced Diploma in Aboriginal Specialist Trauma Counselling.
Clinical supervision to students and colleagues, and consultation and training to individuals and organisations for many years.
areas of interest
Recovery from trauma
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Master of Social Work, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 1978 - 1979
Bachelor of Psychology University of Canterbury, New Zealand 1975 - 1977
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Friday 9am - 5pm