Mr David Wakeling

Psychologist

David Wakeling
Adults
Teenagers
Couples
 
 

Hi, I'm David

I came to psychological work later in life after long successful careers in both the Australian Defence Force and Commonwealth Public Service. Male mental health and helping families thrive were major influencers for me to significantly change direction and move into the psychological profession. I completed my psychology degree in 2018 and achieved general registration as a psychologist in June 2021 after completing the 4+2 pathway largely in private practice. I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in my individual session work. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan but in particular with (young children and working adults). I have a keen interest in successful relationships and what makes relationships strong. I work with couples and I use the well-known and practiced evidence-based Gottman Therapy. I am a Registered Psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings including private practice and not for profit as well as in the areas of medicare, assessments, insurance, NDIS, and Employee Assistance Programs.

My Approach

My aim in working with you is to enable you to move forward from wherever you currently may be. My approach to therapy is collaborative and respectful. I place great importance on you feeling both safe and understood in navigating through your problems.

Main areas of expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Career
  • ADD/ADHD

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb.

My style is

  • collaborative
  • creative
  • warm
Meaning & Value
Workplace relationships
Communication
Life Transitions
Grief and Loss
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Relationships
Stress
Anxiety
Self-Development
Depression
Career
Burnout
Low mood
Fear of Failure
Social Anxiety
Anger
Work Stress
Confidence
Self-Esteem
Parenting
Family
Performance
ADD/ADHD
Perfectionism
Benefits of My Mirror

Benefits of My Mirror


  • No wait times
  • Up to 21h/day access
  • Access from anywhere in Australia
  • Affordable therapy sessions

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