Qualifications:Andre is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist having obtained his degree in Clinical and Organisational Psychology in Germany (1997). He also has postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Hypnosis Practice and Family Therapy from the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He is a Psychology Board Approved Clinical Supervisor and an Approved Provider with Workcover, Medicare and Private Health Insurance.
Andre has worked in private practices, the public health system and universities for over 20 years. Work has taken him to rural and remote areas in North Queensland all the way to Brisbane’s leading teaching hospitals. He worked as a Senior Psychologist for the Prince Charles Hospital Mental Health Service, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is also a Consultant Psychologist for Griffith University and has and has lectured at both the Australian Catholic University and the Queensland University of Technology.
Approach to Therapy:Individuals and families see psychologists for a range of reasons; e.g. to seek support through challenging times or to better manage unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Andre would work with you and your family to understand your situation and develop clear treatment goals. He will track your progress, and invite verbal feedback to make sure treatment is moving in the right direction. He draws from a range of therapy models, including interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, dialect behavior therapy, hypnotherapy and mindfulness.
Having worked in acute mental health, cardiology, cancer care, neurology and orthopedics, Andre has particular expertise in these areas. He also has a great deal of experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders in patients with mental illness and/ or addiction concerns. Andre is also skilled in treatment for trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, grief & loss, specific phobias, and personality disorders.
Main Areas of Interest:
Andre works with a range of health issues commonly affecting men.
The interplay between mental and physical health.
Andre has a particular interest in working with clients who struggle with unexpected medical diagnoses, pain management, emotional difficulties that get in the way of medical treatment, and mental health concerns arising from medical treatment, somatoform and functional disorders.
has postgraduate training in clinical hypnosis practices. Hypnotherapy is a method of inducing a trance or deep relaxation in order to treat disorders of a mainly psychological or emotional origin. Hypnotherapy can help you change attitudes, perceptions and behaviours. It can be effective in treating a range of medical and psychological issues, including: Anxiety, Chronic pain, Fears, phobias, Panic attacks, Smoking, Insomnia and Obesity.
Andre is a PsyBA approved supervisor for all board endorsed pathways. He provides practice supervision to registered clinicians psychology registrars, and post-graduate students.
Andre has appointments available at Nundah. To book an appointment book online or call (07) 3256 6320.
Full List of Services Provided
- Cancer Support
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Health Related Problems
- Mental Illness
- Pain Management
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Sleeping Disorders
- Workplace Issues