Richard Otoba

Registered Psychologist

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. True humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves.

Therapy with Richard

My clients can expect a supportive and professional environment aimed at promoting their well-being and personal growth. My therapeutic style is based on a safe and non-judgmental space that allows clients to open up and explore their thoughts and feelings freely based on collaboratively establishing clear and achievable goals for therapy which provides direction and focus throughout the therapeutic process. The vital aspect of my therapy is for clients to feel understood, respected, and supported, enabling them to engage in the therapeutic process with confidence and openness.

I offer emotional support and validation to help clients cope with challenging emotions and life experiences and encourage clients to explore their thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours to gain insight into themselves and their relationships and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying issues contributing to their concerns.

I prioritise introducing coping strategies, communication skills, and problem-solving techniques to empower clients in managing life’s challenges effectively while promoting self-awareness and personal development, fostering positive changes that extend beyond the therapy room.

I work towards a smooth exit process when appropriate, ensuring that clients feel prepared for the end of therapy and provide options for follow-up sessions or additional support If needed.

I am a Christian Psychologist who can provide counselling within a faith-based framework.

Richard’s Qualifications & Experience

Richard is a Registered Psychologist with experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan and presenting with a range of mental health conditions (such as anxiety and depression), as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. With a unique blend of expertise in both clinical and organisational psychology and a deep understanding of human behaviour and mental processes, Richard brings a comprehensive skill set that enables him to excel in diverse professional settings. Richard has honed his abilities to assess, diagnose, and provide evidence-based interventions for individuals facing various psychological challenges. Through his experience working in clinical settings, Richard has developed strong therapeutic skills and a compassionate approach to helping individuals navigate emotional difficulties, manage stress, and improve their overall well-being. Richard uses principles and evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) and Family Systems Theory to inform treatment and take a collaborative approach including connecting with his clients support systems to optimise therapeutic outcomes including Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Support/Case Workers, Behavioural Support Specialists, Teachers and any other relevant support persons identified by the client. Given the range of presentations that Richard works with, Richard understands the importance of offering a flexible therapeutic approach. This involves giving clients choice and control over their therapy so that they can meet their needs in ways that make them feel safe and empowered.

In addition to his clinical proficiency, Richard possesses a solid foundation in organisational psychology with a thorough understanding of human resources practices, employee motivation, leadership development, and organisational dynamics. This knowledge allows Richard to effectively address issues related to workplace well-being, team dynamics, and organisational change. Richard is skilled at conducting assessments, implementing interventions, and providing guidance to individuals and teams, fostering a positive work environment and enhancing overall organisational performance.

Richard’s combined expertise in clinical and organisational psychology equips him with a unique perspective when addressing workplace mental health concerns with the capability of identifying and addressing individual psychological issues that may be impacting performance, satisfaction, and overall engagement within the organisation. Richard is also adept at developing and implementing organisational strategies and initiatives that promote employee well-being, resilience, and productivity.

Overall Richard’s diverse background in both clinical and organisational psychology allows him to offer a holistic approach to psychological well-being in various professional settings. Richard is passionate about empowering individuals, fostering healthy work environments, and facilitating positive change at both individual levels.

Registered practitioners at The READ Clinic are independent practitioners who engage The READ Clinic to provide administrative support. All decisions regarding client treatment and care are the responsibility of the individual practitioners.


Richard is at READ Clinic Erina only.

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B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, Masters of Psychology (Occupational and Organisational Psychology, MAPS, AAPi
Adjustment Disorders
Adult Learning Disability
Alcohol / Drug
Anger Management
Autism & ASD
Behaviour Management
Bipolar disorder
Childhood Trauma
Developmental Problems
Domestic Violence
Grief & Loss
Hearing Voices
Internet Gaming Disorder
Learning Difficulties
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Personality Disorders
Relationship Breakdown
Self Harm
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Study Problems
Suicidal Feelings
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