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David Parker - MyClinic Prahran
David has worked in various fields as a psychologist for 30 years. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. David is based at MyClinic Prahran and you can make an appointment to see him by ringing the clinic.
David’s experience has included working in Community Mental Health, Disability Employment, Private Practice and Specialist Pharmacotherapy settings. David has worked with clients who have a variety of conditions such as: anxiety and depression, complex personality traits, mental illness, low motivation, chronic illness, burnout from a caring role and substance abuse.
David has an eclectic approach and believes that a trauma informed person centred therapeutic style facilitates an environment where a client feels safe to talk about their personal issues and to use the therapy to assist them to develop a realistic perspective, increased awareness of their situation and ability to resolve the problems. The end result is that the clients feel much better about the particular issues and the impact of them on their lives is markedly reduced.
David’s training includes aspects of person centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodrama, solution focussed counselling, interpersonal therapy and psychoanalysis.
He also has extensive experience in report writing and is able to provide documents such as letters of support and longer reports for a variety of third parties.
Earlier in his life, David became a Registered Nurse and has an interest in the relationship between physical illness and mental-ill health.
Lubna Atif - MyClinic Tarneit
Lubna Atif is a registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Lubna has worked with a vast majority of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition to English she holds expertise in south Asian languages including Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. Lubna works with individuals and couples and offers effective counselling to those aged 15 and onwards. Lubna works with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, workplace stress, matters concerning body image and self-esteem, couples therapy as well as court ordered counselling for anger and other issues. Lubna holds special interest in working with trauma, grief and acculturation issues.
Lubna understands that we all cope with life’s challenges differently. The key to truly helping our clients means working in alliance towards a unique strategy that offers prompt, effective, and quality psychological services tailored to meet their individual needs. With clients, Lubna works on minimizing distress as well as defining, designing and achieving life goals that are important to them. Lubna utilizes an eclectic approach, which is client-centred, humanistic, collaborative and supportive in nature. She has recently trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, thus adding to her expertise. Lubna takes pride in instilling a message of hope and resilience in her patients that drives them towards a journey of self-improvement and positive change.
The fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), hence not making the cost of therapy prohibitive. Lubna bulk bills clients with a health care card or pension card.
Ebony Puopolo - MyClinic Bacchus Marsh
Ebony is currently registered as a Provisional Psychologist after having completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is now working towards full registration through the 4+2 pathway. Ebony is currently in her sixth year of supervised training under experienced Clinical Psychologists Dr Glen Hosking and Dr Hanife Guducu.
Ebony has experience conducting assessments with adults and children and employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as the primary therapeutic model. She has experience working with presentations of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and family issues.
Ebony is unable to offer Medicare billing at current, and as such consults at a lower cost to the client.
Andrew Chaparro - MyClinic Bacchus Marsh
Andrew is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Relgulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Andrew provides an empathic and professional approach to a range of mental health conditions, including Depression (Chronic/Acute, Postnatal/Perinatal), Anxiety (General, Social, Performance, Anticipatory, Agoraphobia) Stress, Domestic Violence Support, Substance Use/Addiction, Loss & Grief, Trauma, Abandonment/Adjustment, Complex Personality Disorders (i.e. Bipolar, BPD), ADD/ADHD, Gender, Low Self-Esteem, Social Skills/Assertiveness Training, Confidence Building, and more. Andrew is trained to work with individuals presenting with suicidal tendencies and has background experience with ASD and Behavioural Disorders. Andrew has gained a wealth of experience from working with individuals across the lifespan within various contexts such as in primary schools, psychiatric facilities, government employment agencies and in private practice.
Andrew understands that everyone is unique, requiring a tailored, holistic approach to best suit their needs to achieve treatment and personal outcomes. He ensures that every client feels safe and is able to connect on an emotional level with anyone with his warm, caring and genuine friendly approach. Andrew is striving to further develop his role into a community psychologist.
Andrew utilizes intervention strategies such as; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, Person-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Approach, Guided Discovery/Psychodynamic Approach, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness/Relaxation/Self-Care/Positive Psychology and Motivational Interviewing Techniques.
Andrew is available for private sessions or with a MHCP (gap fee applies). The fees are well below those recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), hence not making the cost of therapy prohibitive. Andrew is based at MyClinic Bacchus Marsh on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s and you can make an appointment to see him by ringing the friendly reception staff on (03) 5367 8000.