James Woodhouse

Registered Psychologist

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Therapy with James

My priority in working with people is to demonstrate warmth, authenticity and a focus on the client. My philosophy and commitment is to treat clients as equals, as fellow human beings, recognising each person is the expert of their own experience.

My passion is to help each individual move towards and maximise their potential. In practice, I love to improve the way people live, work, and behave in all aspects of their lives that are meaningful to them. My goal is to ensure each client has the resources and skills to manage their mental health and wellbeing. I recognise that each person is different, with unique strengths and values. As such, my approach is to co-create personalised strategies for helping my clients be the person they want to be. I value efficiency and effectiveness and this is reflected in my approach to working with individuals to move towards thriving.

My approach draws from a wide variety of evidence-based modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and Neuroscience-informed Practice. My approach draws from a variety of disciplines and focuses on the commonalities and interconnections between these approaches. My priority is to distil the essence of what works practically by focussing on practical tools that produce results.

I work in areas such anxiety, depression, stress, panic, relationship difficulties, motivation, ADHD to name a few, but am open to working in several other psychological areas. I am also equipped to work on performance enhancement in areas such as sport, business, music, and performing arts.

I am passionate about health and fitness and play basketball, in addition to spending time exercising at the gym and walking. I also love to watch the NBA (basketball) spending time with my dogs, exploring nature, and relaxing with friends and family.

James’ Qualifications & Experience

James is a General & Performance Psychologist, having completed a Master of Psychology (Sport & Exercise) at the University of Queensland in 2021. James was awarded student of the year in the 2021-2022 cohort from the College of Sport and Exercise (CoSEP), of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

James has been working in private practice for close to three years since graduating. James has worked in a variety of contexts, including working with high level athletes in sports such as basketball, rugby union, Paralympic swimming, amongst others. James also has experience working with other high performing professionals including lawyers, pilots, doctors, surgeons, & emergency service workers. James has spent time working within a multidisciplinary clinic offering inpatient chronic pain services.

James also has experience delivering Neurotechnology interventions, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (tMS) & Neurofeedback. James’ Masters research thesis focused on the effect of brain stimulation on the impact of basketball free throw shooting performance.

James’ Honours research thesis focused on the impact of Qigong (a form of meditative movement similar to Tai Chi) on the lived experience of wellbeing in experienced practitioners.

Location
READ Clinic Erina
Client Group
16+
THERAPEUTIC METHODS OFFERED
ACT
CBT
IFS
IPT
Personalised Integrative Therapy
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
ASSESSMENTS OFFERED
FUNDING TYPES
Medicare
NDIS
Private
ABN
99 381 329 607
QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Psychology (Sport & Exercise), B. Sc. (Hons) Psychology, APS
AREAS OF INTEREST
ADD / ADHD
Addictions
Adjustment Disorders
Alcohol / Drug
Anger Management
Anxiety
Autism & ASD
Behaviour Management
Childhood Trauma
Depression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
LGBTQI
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Phobias
Post-Natal Depression
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Sport & Performance
Stress Management
Study Problems
Trauma & PTSD
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