My name is Liam and I use he/him pronouns. I'm a clinical psychologist in private practice in Melbourne's inner north. My professional focus is LGBTQIA+ mental health, which involves providing psychological therapy for LGBTQIA+ people as well as training on LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy to psychology students and clinicians. I'm a member of AusPATH (Australian Professional Association for Transgender Health).
Alongside my focus on LGBTQIA+ mental health, I'm interested in working with anyone looking to learn skills to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have particular interest and experience working with:
grief (especially traumatic or complicated grief e.g., following a death by suicide); and
unhelpful behavioural patterns (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, people-pleasing).
I'm committed to providing the best available empirically-supported treatments for psychological problems. While I have been trained in a number of such approaches, I most commonly use:
acceptance and commitment therapy;
cognitive-behavioural therapy; and
Psychologists tend to get very excited about the differences between these approaches, but they may not mean much to you. I will always explain the type of therapy I think might be helpful for you and why, and answer any questions you have about it. I want you to feel safe, supported, and in control of the work we do together.
In addition to my clinical work, I'm a mental health researcher. I recently completed my PhD on the impact of 2017's Marriage Law postal survey on LGBTQIA+ Australians. This research has been presented at domestic and international conference and published in academic journals.
Please note that, as a sole trader in private practice, I don't have the resources to provide crisis services, immediate appointments, court reports, one-off assessments, or services via third parties.