Dr Ian Cameron
I have a strong belief in every person’s capacity for change and growth and their ability to find wellbeing and lead a fulfilling, meaningful life. I endeavour to treat the person as well as their mind and symptoms.
I have 25 years of experience working in both public and private mental health settings as a psychologist, researcher, supervisor and trainer.
I have developed a clinical interest in post-traumatic recovery. My PhD research focused on hope, and examined how individuals who had sustained severe interpersonal traumas were able to adapt and survive in the harshest of circumstances. I am also interested in the link between body and mind.
I provide psychological therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood abuse, sleep difficulties, addictive behaviours and chronic pain.
I work with adults from all walks of life, including private clients, executives, injured workers, Emergency Service personnel and veterans
I use a strengths-based approach as I believe that our sense of self is not determined by our symptoms and diagnosis; rather it is much more about playing to our strengths.
I understand that the task of choosing a psychologist can be challenging and I would be happy to have a quick chat to help you make up your mind if I am the psychologist you would like to see.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (The Conversational Model)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
Cognitive Processing Therapy (for PTSD)
I have over 20 years experience working alongside individuals on their recovery from a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, personality disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and bipolar disorders.
I believe the most important thing for any individual, is that they are able to live their life the way they want to live it. My focus is much more on function than on symptoms; on the person than on any mental ill health they may be experiencing.
During my career I have worked with individuals who span a wide age range, from childhood to late adulthood. For the last decade or so I have been working in senior clinical roles in child and youth mental health settings, providing assessment and therapy to adolescents, young adults and their families, as well as mentoring and supervision of staff.
I have extensive experience forming successful therapeutic alliances with clients who don’t really feel comfortable with the therapy process, and who may struggle to put their thoughts into words. Such clients include young people with learning issues, boys, and individuals who have had previous negative experiences in helping or care-taking relationships. I believe my strong focus on engagement with the individual and their family, and my curious and respectful approach have been helpful in forming successful working relationships.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT),
Narrative Therapy and other systems based family therapy models,
and Sensory Modulation Interventions.
I have 11 years of experience as a psychologist working in various settings, including private practice, community mental health and hospital settings.
I have a firm belief in the potential of all people, young or old, to thrive in the face of adversities and the challenges life may bring. I have a respectful and calm approach to the people I see in my practice and aim to provide them with the help that best suits their needs at that time. I believe in people’s strengths and aim to help them discover and foster these.
I have experience supporting adults, young people and families experiencing mental health concerns. My areas of interests include anxiety, depression, adjustment issues in the workplace and education, parenting, trauma, grief, obsessive compulsive disorders and psychosis. I am also an experienced supervisor and mentor to health professionals. I am a trained ‘Tuning into Kids’ parenting program facilitator, which is an evidence based parenting program that focuses on parent and child emotional connection.
I provide the following services:
- Individual therapy (English and Indonesian)
- Treatment under Worker Compensation and CTP Schemes (SIRA Provider no. 12549)
- Psychological Reports
- Supervision for Psychologists undergoing the 5+1 and 4+2 training pathways
- Supervision and Mentoring for Professionals
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Positive Psychology
I am available at Mindflow Clinic on Tuesday and Friday for after-hours appointments. I am happy to have a chat to you over the phone to ascertain whether I am a good fit for your needs.
I have over 14 years of experience working therapeutically with individuals and families in partnership, to help create new possibilities for personal growth in the face of significant emotional distress. I have experience working with a wide range of people, including:
- People who have experienced trauma, violence, abuse or neglect
- People coming out of hospital and/or engaging in community mental health treatment.
I believe strongly in keeping a person’s unique set of experiences in clear focus at all times. I am dedicated to creating the best quality therapeutic connection and relationship to help put the people I work with at ease, so they can explore the areas of greatest importance to them in conversation with me. From this sound base, we can take a bird’s eye view together and see what might be standing in the way of achieving optimal mental health. I have found that this approach can help generate new insights, energy and responses to life’s problems. I always see a person as part of a wider web of relationships, including their families and social support systems, and try to understand and engage these systems to best effect to help aid recovery.
I have a special interest in the following areas of clinical practice:
- Complex developmental trauma
- Disrupted relationships/attachment
- Adjustment, grief, and loss
- Depression, anxiety, and self-harming behaviours
I also work with couples, and families struggling with relationship issues that are impacting on mental health.
In addition to this, I also provide individual, group supervision, and training services to clinicians utilising skills and experience developed across senior clinical roles over a number of years.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Conversational Model)
- Mindfulness-Based approaches (including ACT)
- Stress Reduction (Mindfulness, Relaxation, Biofeedback)
- Systemic Therapy (Family Therapy & Couples Therapy)
- Solution Focussed Therapy
I am available at the following session times:
- Monday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
- Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Bill Moloney BA MA RN
Associate, Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Disorders
I have a particular interest in perinatal presentations. I have found that new mums with a history of early developmental trauma are motivated and determined that their symptoms are not revisited with their child. As they have often said to me over the years, in so many words, “It stops here”, meaning intergenerational “hurt” shall not be transmitted to the next generation.
I have worked for three decades in public mental health and in that time, I have helped countless people in their recovery from acute illness or crisis, back to health and stability.
It was while I worked with individuals both in the community and in hospital emergency departments, that I came to recognise the centrality of developmental trauma and disrupted attachment in people’s struggle with their mood and minds. This prompted me to enrol in the Westmead Psychotherapy program for Complex Trauma.
My experience as a psychotherapist has taught me that the key to reducing the destructive consequences of developmental trauma is through:
- active listening,
- attunement to emotions in the moment,
- letting the other know that they are being heard,
- mutual acknowledgement of trauma without immersion in that trauma,
- focusing on strengths,
- providing a secure base,
- repeated reappraisal of reality over negative thinking, and
- ultimately insight into causality and relational triggers.
My areas of interest:
- Complex developmental trauma
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Perinatal mental health
- Disrupted attachment
I use the Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy model of psychotherapy which is based on the Conversational Model. I trained at the Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Trauma faculty (Sydney University) and I am now a clinical supervisor with the Westmead Psychotherapy faculty.