"When we turn away from suffering, we miss the other things, rich and varied, that are inextricably linked to suffering. Values and vulnerabilities are poured from the same vessel."
| ADULTS | INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE |
Gerard has worked with a wide variety of client groups, including people experiencing severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, people with intellectual and physical disabilities, people with addiction issues including drugs, alcohol and gambling, or social networking issues such as cyber bullying. Gerard has worked for TAFE NSW and at the University of Newcastle and in various non-government organisations providing counselling across a very broad range of areas.
Gerard is passionate about helping people achieve rich, rewarding and fulfilling lives, even if they do not know what that would look like, or whether it is even possible. He enjoys working with people to build resilience, self-compassion and a values-based life direction. To achieve this Gerard works in therapies best suited to client needs, including Brief Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, among others.
Gerard is “mad” about soccer, loves music, is an avid collector of obscure quotes and interesting facts. He has an irrational fear of any form of public speaking, but does it anyway. He has a keen interest in politics and social justice issues, while aiming to be someone who builds and maintains positive social networks. It’s a work in progress.
If you wish to meet with a counsellor with indigenous experience other than Gerard, please contact our practice on 49265005.