In the past I’ve referred to myself as having a “benevolent curiosity” in that I find it interesting to find out how people got to where they are in life and like the opportunity to help them make sense of that.
I often say, (and clients report) that it can be useful to talk with someone who is “a few steps removed” who is not otherwise involved in their life. Also, client’s like the idea that they can talk with someone that has a wide range of life experiences. I have worked in both factory and office settings before training to be a psychologist.
As far as work life is concerned, this has been in both factory and office settings before finishing training and the various extra steps needed to become a fully registered psychologist. This is apart from the decades of other Baby Boomer life experiences. As well as the experience of being a “high school dropout” who juggling tertiary study as a mature-aged (mainly part time) student, while working full time.
Also since starting on the “long and windy road” to become a Psychologist, I’ve also worked in a range of therapeutic settings, that includes co-facilitating groups in the Domestic Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) field (at a Prison Farm). I also, on one occasion went to a remote FIFO minesite after a workplace accident.
Life Resolutions Huntingdale operates from 7 Bronzewing Street Huntingdale. Just around the corner from Warton Road, (which is about halfway between Garden Street and Forrest lakes Drive/Huntingdale Road). The 205 bus has a stop just around the corner. I operate from a room at the front of the Huntingdale-Thornlie Medical Centre.
Usual Huntingdale times are Tuesday from 1pm through to the last booking at 7.30pm. Also, alternate Wednesday 9.30am to last appointment 4pm, two appointments Thursday evening and alternate Saturday mornings. HealthEngine online bookings for this location are available 24/7 and can be made here.
Services are also offered from two satellite locations;
Kenwick Medical Centre at 119 Kenwick Road. On the corner of Belmont Avenue, next to the Kenwick Village shopping centre. There’s a bus stop out the front of the surgery. Usual times are Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings. HealthEngine online bookings for this location are available 24/7 and can be made here.
Pier Street Medical at 305 Pier Street, Perth near the nib stadium on the border of East Perth is the other satellite location. I see clients there on Mondays and alternate Wednesdays, with the first at 9.30am and last starting at 4pm. Bookings are available online 24/7 via this HealthEngine link.
The sorts of issues I regularly deal with are pretty much the same at all locations. They can be;
These are all things I assist clients with.
If any of these are of concern to you, ring my booking service on 1300 50 56 68, or make a booking via HealthEngine.com.au - available 24/7.
I like the opportunity to help people make sense of where they are in life and hopefully assist them to see a proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”.
After Hours bookings.
Being able to offer bookings out of normal business hours (evenings and Saturday mornings) is something I feel benefits the local community. It came about because clients, or potential clients were asking about the availability of “after hours” appointments. I’d have (mainly) guys booked in for 4pm appointments, then get held up at work, or in traffic. They’d then turn up late and or flustered, i.e. not in a good state for doing our work together.
The location and its characteristics.
At Huntingdale I have the capability to see clients after hours, i.e. evening appointments (Tuesdays and Thursdays) as well as (alternate) Saturday mornings and the more usual daytime appointments. Parking is available onsite.
I also see clients at the medical practice in Kenwick on alternate Saturday mornings as well as Thursday afternoons. There is free onsite parking.
At the Perth (East) location, I also use a room within the doctor’s surgery. (There is two hours’ free street parking, on the road immediately out the front.)
All three locations have free parking.
As well as phoning my booking service on 1300 50 67 68, bookings can also be made 24/7 via www.healthengine.com.au