Over the past 10 years I've seen a very large number of clients at my clinic in Melbourne. Subsequently, I've provided counselling and therapy for most issues — from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addictions, to grief, illness and relationship problems. It's quite rare for a client to present with an issue I haven't encountered before, and the vast majority of my clients have continued to see me over the years.
My approach to counselling is very structured and thorough — I need to understand your life, your circumstances, the way you think about situations and how you conceptualise issues. Every person brings with them a unique combination of temperament and experiences that shape their attitudes and behaviour, so it's important for counselling to be adaptive, to work within your model of the world. There isn't a single therapeutic approach that suits every client, so I draw on my expertise with cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, schema therapy (how childhood experiences influence present day beliefs), positive psychology and supportive counselling.
My role with Online Counselling and Therapy is to provide supervision for our counsellors, and while I'm not currently taking new clients I would be happy to answer any of your queries.
Jonathon WalkerClinical Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists