Adam is a Counselling Psychologist (AHPRA Registered) and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. In addition to his training in Counselling Psychology, which is one of several areas of psychology specialisation, Adam has undertaken intensive formal training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and has a keen interest and commitment to this way of working. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is the principal way Adam works, with patients seen for longer-term psychotherapy, although some patients are consulted for short-term psychoanalytically oriented counselling.
Adam takes a collaborative approach, spending time with patients assessing their presenting issues and concerns and thinking about what might be helpful; Adam spends three sessions completing an assessment, and then suggests what would be most appropriate, and that may involve referral to a better suited practitioner.
Adam has experience in community and public mental health work, and has worked with people with a variety of problems and concerns including anxiety and depression through to personality difficulties and complex trauma. He has an interest in working with members of the LGBT community, and his doctoral research explored gay men's experiences of shame.
Adam presently works in full-time private practice. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, a registered and endorsed psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and is an AHPRA approved supervisor. Adam has presented at domestic and international conferences, and has had his work published.