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Dr Russell Deighton

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Dr Russell Deighton

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Biol Hum (Ulm) Clinical Psych (Stuttgart, SZVT), Dipl Psych (Konstanz), BA Hons (Melb), MAPS.

My work includes counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. 
I provide support to individuals who are experiencing various forms of emotional problems, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, pain and physical difficulties, and problem gambling. I have specialised in working with people who have gone through life crises, interpersonal difficulties, trauma and loss. The approach I take involves working with a person’s resources and strengths, as well as finding unexplored avenues for taking steps towards change.

These avenues are individually tailored in order to bring about psychological flexibility. They range from developing new ways of dealing with a symptom (such as mindfulness techniques), or getting better acquainted with previously unrecognized patterns in one’s own inner experience (thought patterns, emotional experience), to exploring experiences in past and present relationships, and developing a deeper understanding of the problem’s origins and perpetuation. Having worked as a researcher and lecturer at universities and higher education institutes in Australia and Germany, I have published peer reviewed articles and book chapters and spoken at conferences on the subjects of emotions, somatisation, trauma, problem gambling, as well as cross-cultural psychology.

I am a clinical psychologist, psychology supervisor, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.