Adult, Child, Young Adult
|Area of Focus
Abuse, Mental Health, Trauma
B.A. (Hons.), M.App.Psych (Clinical), Clinical Psychologist
James completed his studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he also worked as a sessional academic. James’s studies focused on clinical concepts such as identifying burnout in Education Assistants and identifying psychological factors that impact on treatment compliance for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. James completed his Masters dissertation in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
After completing his studies James worked for the Department of Corrective Services. He provided therapeutic supports and assessment to the Pilbara, as well as to several metropolitan locations.
James moved to the Department for Child Protection, where he worked with vulnerable young people and complex families. James worked side by side with case workers, NGOs and young people to help reduce the impact of trauma and the care system. James also spent time working in residential care, supporting workers and young people in group home environments.
While working in the public sector James developed his knowledge of forensic and clinical assessments. He provided supervision to students and other psychologists on these topics, as well as complex risk assessment, firelighting, trauma, burnout, anxiety, attachment problems, behavioural disorders and diagnosed mental health conditions.
James uses warmth, humour and empathy to help connect to patients who have struggled with psychological intervention in the past. He has had success working with people who have complex histories including diagnosed personality disorders, significant trauma backgrounds and other issues.
James is available on Thursdays and Fridays