Hi! My name is Ian and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Gestalt Therapist at The Wellness Emporium. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health industry, I provide a holistic and individualised approach to therapy for individuals, couples and families.
I have a special interest in trauma and its effects on relationships and I work with individuals and families that struggle with the ongoing effects that display as conflict, stress, anxiety and depression.
I have worked in a variety of settings within mental health including as a restorative justice facilitator with the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART) as well as a gestalt therapist and social worker with military veterans and their families, victims of crime, gambling and addictions, relationship counselling, domestic violence, prisons, personality disorders, indigenous issues, high conflict parenting disputes, as well as being a clinical supervisor for professionals in the field. I have also written a group facilitators manual for parents struggling to expedite child arrangements in separation, and I am a group facilitator and trainer.
Prior to operating in the mental health field I worked as a shearer, underground miner, business owner and served 3 years in the Army Reserve; as one of my ancestors was transported to Australia for rebellion the struggle for social justice remains a family trait.
In addition I am an accredited mediator / Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and I am able to mediate separating couples/families over property and child care arrangements and to issue 60I certificates.
As I am an endorsed Mental Health clinician I am able to accept referrals for subsidised treatment from GP’s, Pediatrician’s and Psychiatrists through the Better Access Mental Health plan.
Counselling / Psychotherapy Session Fee 1:1 (50min) – $185 (Medicare & Private Health Rebates available. Medicare Rebates with current Mental Health Care Plan from GP – $79.05 rebate; gap fee paid at the time of your appointment is $105.95 )
Couples Therapy Sessions (50min) – $220 *unfortunately Medicare dose not allow the use of Mental Health Care Plans for Couples Therapy Sessions. Private Health Fund Rebates may apply – please check your coverage.
Work cover & NDIS appointments also available – please contact the clinic.