Our Team


Albert is a Clinical Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He is also a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is a passionate therapist who is committed to scientific evidence-based therapies, which are applied with his characteristically gentle and client-centered approach to create a safe and accepting atmosphere.

Albert believes that change first occurs from within a person – starting with their emotions, thoughts (cognitions), and behaviours. Once these have changed positively, the effects then ripple outwards to their relationships, lives, and work.

Given this belief and passion, he has been trained extensively in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). This is an active and focused form of psychodynamic therapy designed to provide rapid access to the patient’s inner emotional lives and heal from past painful events, conscious and unconscious.  This therapy aims to provide not only symptom relief, but also deeper personality change.

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Albert’s other main interest is the family of new-generation Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBTs). These therapies are based on active skills and techniques, so one can learn or relearn healthier ways to manage distressing emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships (such as communication and assertiveness skills). It has been researched extensively, and has proven effectiveness with a large variety of disorders.

Clinical interests

Throughout all this, Albert keeps an eye on helping patients individuate, which means helping them mature and find freedom as individuals, separate from unhealthy family dynamics, resolve childhood pains, thrive, enjoy, and find meaning in life. Issues he can help with include:

·Depressive disorders: Including dysthymia, guilt, grief and loss;

·Anxiety disorders: Including panic attacks, OCD, and phobias;

·Trauma: Including complex / long-term and acute (PTSD);

·Personality disorders and traits;


·Men’s issues: including relationships, dating, shyness, and life transitions;

·Workplace issues: including conflict, stress, and burnout;

·Relationship issues.

·Addictive disorders;

·Schizophrenia spectrum and dissociative disorders;

·Bipolar and related disorders;

Therapeutic approaches

Albert is dedicated to a combination of skills that tailors the
treatment to what the client wants and needs, that is, whether they prefer
short-term cognitive and behavioural change focused on the here-and-now, or
deeper psychodynamic work exploring feelings and the unconscious.

· Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

· Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

· Emotion-Focused Therapy

· Motivational Interviewing



  • ·        Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

    ·        Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

    ·        Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Professional Memberships

Albert is registered with the National Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) and is a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). He is also an associate member of ISTDP Australia, having completed a 3-year Core Training and a 3-year Advanced Training in ISTDP.