As a psychologist I offer both counselling and hypnosis services to help you to manage and overcome the challenges in your life, that prompted you to seek counselling. By employing a wide range of therapeutic methods, each of which can be applied separately or combined in various ways, I offer you the best possible access to the psychological resources you need,with which to make the changes in your life that you want to make. I work with individuals and families across a range of issues including personal well-being, interpersonal relationships, work, recreation and health. I have been working in this field since 1984 and briug a wealth of experience to my practise.
I hold full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, which ensures all specified standards of competence and ethical practice are met and adhered to.
I have a diverse professional background. Prior to moving into the world of counselling and psychology, i was a commercial pilot operating throughout Northern Australia, a musician in the Australian Army in Canberra and a factory hand at Peter’s Ice Cream factory and delivery driver for Tip Top Bakeries, both in Perth. My diverse life experience enables me to interact with people from all walks of life, across a range of socio-economic backgrounds and different cultures. These experiences have equipped me as Psychologist to work with, and relate well to people, no matter their background.
My early training in Psychology was based on Gerard Egan’s philosophy, detailed in his widely read work “The Skilled Helper”. It is his integrated three stage approach to problem management and opportunity development that I embrace within the Seachange Psychology practice, where the atmosphere is one of unconditional positive regard and non-judgementalism in a “do no harm” environment.
Over the years I have continued to acquire and develop an eclectic range of skills, focusing mainly on those therapies which help the client achieve the best outcomes in the shortest possible time. I work with a range of issues, including Anxiety (go to www.anxietybeaten.com), Trauma and PTSD (domestic violence, motor vehicle, rape, robbery etc.), Panic Disorders, Phobias, Anger Management, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Relationship Counselling and Pain Management, to name just a few.
I employ a range of techniques and skills to facilitate a client’s recovery, bearing in mind that ultimately it is the client who does the healing from “within”, with my help from “without”. Some of the processes or “techniques” I use to help clients as part of their healing are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, commonly referred to as Psychological Acupuncture) and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT). Where required, and only with your permission, consultation with your Doctor or other health care experts is an integral part of the holistic way that I work to help you achieve your desired outcomes.
For more information or to make an appointment, me, Crispian Jones, today on phone (07) 4041 4147.