Welcome, it’s nice to meet you.
I’m Dale, a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I hold a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Bachelor of Psychological Science and Certificates in Neurolinguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Time Dynamics and Spiral Dynamics. I am also a registered Level 2 member of the Australian Counselling Association.
However, while those titles and pieces of paper help with delivering therapy I prefer to consider my clients the experts. I believe that by truly understanding them and their struggles, they gain more insight, awareness and a more complete picture of where they are at and what they are going through. Therapy no longer then becomes just about symptom management but also solving the core issues. Simultaneously it also helps the client feel safe, secure, trusted and acknowledged, often for the first time in their mental health journey.
While I predominantly work one on one, I am also a professional public speaker. I’ve delivered talks and seminars on the human mindset to public audiences, government agencies, schools and kindergartens as well as been heard on ABC Radio and FreshFM. I was awarded best speaker by the South Australian Police at the Resilience at Work conference and was a finalist for Best Upcoming Speaker for Advantage SA Speakers in Schools program in 2012.
I served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an I.T Specialist for a number of years, and prior to becoming a Counsellor I held a number of jobs in I.T related fields. My passion however, has always been understanding the human mindset, ranging from the problems we all face through to what makes us thrive psychologically. From a very young age I also read widely on topics ranging from religion, spirituality, philosophy and the sciences to better understand how our minds work.
Personally, I spend time with those I care about most, and enjoy keeping fit as well as pursuing creative art projects as a way to further myself outside the mental health field (painting is my Zen!).
While I grew up in South Australia, I have travelled the world both professionally and personally and have settled back in Adelaide where I currently reside.
If you have any further questions, please do get in touch or book a session here.