Gregg Chapman

Gregg Chapman

I believe that we are all one human family and that everyone is capable of, and deserving of, understanding, compassion and care.

AHPRA Registered Psychologist
Medicare Provider
Certified Psychotherapist
Relationship Therapist

Academic Qualifications:

BA; Dip Ed; Grad Dip Spec Ed; Grad Dip App Psych; M Bus.

Post-nominals:

             MACE         Life Member: Australian College of Education

             MAAPi          Member: Association of Australian Psychologist Inc

             MAPS             Member: Australian Psychological Society

             MACBS         Member: Association of Contextual Behavioural Science

             MAACBT      Member: Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

             RTCT             Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Therapist (USA)

About me:

I support my clients in working through their challenges in the areas that may most likely benefit from some more work in a compassionate, thoughtful and non-judgemental way. The aim is to provide sessions that are an emotionally safe space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts, and sensations and work to improve your life. I aim to provide you with a warm, friendly service experience.

I believe that we are all one human family and that everyone is capable of, and deserving of, understanding, compassion and care. It is my mission to assist those I see, whether individuals, couples or families, so as to develop feelings of emotional safety and security; help bring forth their wisdom; to develop and maintain greater compassion and to express the power of health and well-being. I am committed to an ongoing program of professional development that increases my understanding and skill in the use of research-based assessment techniques and intervention strategies. I believe in utilising the logical relationship between evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, to best serve you.

My understanding of adolescents comes from working for many years earlier in my career with the child, adolescent and young adult population, their teachers and parents across two states – NSW and ACT – as a school psychologist, and senior school psychologist serving the school population from pre-school to Year 12 in both government and private school settings. I hold post-graduate qualifications in Special Education and worked extensively and intensively in this area with all types of physical; emotional; sensory; intellectual; and, speech and language difficulties from pre-school to Year 12. I also worked as: a secondary school teacher; a university lecturer; in private practice; a rehabilitation consultant; an organisational psychologist; and, a clinical manager in a large multi-therapist private practice. I have worked with individuals; couples; families; groups; and, organisations.

I counsel clients in the warm home-like office setting or, where appropriate, via teletherapy online connection.  

Formally trained in:

Individual therapy:

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)

EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

FACT (Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)

SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy)

MI (Motivational Interviewing)

Online Telehealth

(ACT and FACT are the “third wave” of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

Couples & Family Therapy:

The Gottman Method

Emotionally Focused Therapy

(Note that there are no MBS rebates for Couples & Family Therapy)

Clientele:

I consult:

Adolescents (13 to 18)

Adults (19+)

Couples (both heterosexual and same sex)

Families

Elders

Focal areas of treatment:

Conditions which I treat, for which, provided you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you can claim a Medical Benefits Scheme rebate include:

Adjustment Disorder

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Depression (mild to moderate, note I do not major depressive disorder)

Anxiety Disorders

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder

Phobic Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

More Detailed List of Issues:

Adolescent Academic Motivation

Addictions

Adolescent ADHD assessment

Adult ADHD assessment

Anger Management

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Chronic Disease Management

Conflict Management

Couples Therapy

Depression (excluding Major Depressive Disorder)

Divorce/Separation

Grief & Loss

Health Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Panic Attacks

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Relationships

Relaxation

Sleep Disorders

Stress Management

Trauma

Work Stress

Legal:  Expert Witness – Family Law cases

(I do not working with  MVA, workers compensation)

Professional Supervision: General Practice Psychologists; Counsellors

Adolescent and Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

With decades of experience with AD/HD, I can assist with screening/diagnosing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and work in conjunction with your GP; neurologist; or, your adolescent’s paediatrician to assist you if there is a challenge with this condition.

Sleep Problems

I have an Australian Psychological Practice Certificate in treating sleep difficulties.

Seniors:

I have an Australian Psychological Practice Certificate in treating Older Adults.

Some recent certificates obtained:

Practice Certificate: Services for Older Adults (Australian Psychological Society) (2015)

Practice Certificate: Sleep Psychology (Australian Psychological Society) (2015)

Certificates:

ACT for Beginners (2015)

Advanced Level – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2015)

ACT for Trauma (2016)

ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (2017)

ACT for Adolescents (2017)

DNA-V: The Youth Model of Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology (2018)

DBT Skills (Dr Marsha Linehan) (2018)

ACT Immersion (2019)

Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, FACT (Goodfellow Unit, University of Auckland) (2019)

ACT as a Brief Intervention (Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, FACT)

 (2020)

Motivational Interviewing (Drs William Miller; Stephen Rollnick; Theresa Moyers) (2019)

Online Tele-therapy:

Endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society as effective as face-to-face therapy, I also offer virtual/online therapy when circumstances warrant or, if this medium better suits you.

Couples Counselling:

My training and experience in the Gottman Method supports couples in developing a sound relationship. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy to identify and explore the cycle(s) that couples find themselves stuck in.

Bulk Billing:

Unfortunately, the practice cannot afford to bulk bill.

Conditions I do not treat:

To avoid disappointment or inconvenience, below is a list of conditions I do not treat.

It is always advisable if you are in doubt whether we can assist to phone/email to discuss this

prior to booking. If I cannot treat you I can recommend someone who can.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Intellectual Disabilities; Communication Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Motor Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Dissociative Disorders; Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders; Feeding and Eating Disorders; Elimination Disorders; Sexual Dysfunctions; Gender Dysphoria; Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders; Neurocognitive Disorders; Personality Disorders; Paraphilic Disorders.