I aim to provide an individualised, holistic, empathic and caring service that is both personal and highly professional. I enjoy providing tools, techniques and strategies towards living a life of authenticity, to be more present focused and more in the moment. I'm dedicated to my ongoing professional development with the aim to provide up-to-date evidence-based strategies and tools.
I provide assistance for many concerns, including depression, stress, anxiety, gender dysphoria, transgender support and transitioning assistance, sexuality and sexual identity concerns, LGBITQI well being, adjustment disorders, drug and alcohol issues, medical concerns, issues across the lifespan, minority stress (due to diversity in sexuality, gender, culture).
Appointments can be attended in my rooms in Summer Hill or through video conferencing (i.e., Skype or Zoom). Due to changes to Medicare as of 1 September 2018, eligible patients in rural and remote areas (namely, Modified Monash Model areas 4-7) now have the option of accessing their Better Access sessions via videoconference.
"... living a life of authenticity, to be more present focused and more in the moment"
Clinical Psychologist; MPsych(Clin); MAPS; FCCLP; Member EMDRAA; Member ANZPATH; Member WPATH
I have 20 years experience providing counselling and treatment for individuals from diverse backgrounds and ages seeking assistance for a wide range of counselling, mental health and medical concerns. I work primarily within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, however I also use other strategies depending on your needs, such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My current area of interest is mindfulness based self-compassion.
I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. I am fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. I'm a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP). I am also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
Working With Children Check: WWC1709930E
Psychology Board of Australia Registration: PSY0001007678
Please contact Rainer to schedule an appointment.
* I am on leave from 8.1.2020 to 17.1.2020
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 9am to 5pm
*Please note: email/text/phone messages are not monitored/responded to outside of these hours.
m: 0410 636 314
17 Hardie Ave