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Hello

Brydan (He/Him) is a warm and approachable psychologist who has worked in private practice, community mental health, and forensic settings. He is a member of the LGBTIQAPSB+ community and a client-centred practitioner with an empathic, pragmatic, and collaborative approach.

 

Treatment Approaches

Brydan uses a variety of evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, mindfulness, and elements of other therapeutic modalities, within an intersectional and trauma-informed approach. 

Background

In addition to his work as a psychologist, Brydan works for Deakin University and has a background in criminology and law enforcement, before moving into mental health.

Qualifications

MProfPsych; GradCertPsych(Pre-Prac); MAIntelAnalys; BCrim; MAAPi, MAPS

Master of Professional Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Psychology (Pre-Practice), Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis), Bachelor of Criminology.

Professional Affiliations

​​Brydan is a psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and both a Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Vision

To improve the wellbeing of those most at risk of mental health problems.

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Mission

Brydan empowers his clients through authentic, safe, person-centred, intersectional, culturally aware and evidence based psychological interventions.

 

He encourages helpful and healthy coping strategies and relationships for clients to develop self-efficacy and become their own therapist for sustainable and fulfilling lives and strong social and emotional wellbeing. 

Values

Authenticity

Brydan's commitment to authenticity allows him to build strong and meaningful relationships with his clients.

Collaboration

Brydan values harnessing the collective wisdom of teaming with clients to understand problems better and enhance treatment effectiveness.

Empowerment

Brydan fosters a therapeutic environment that encourages his clients to take an active role in their own mental health and personal growth.

Intersectionality

Brydan values his clients' diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences, creating an inclusive space for everyone seeking psychological support.

Mental Health Interests

Brydan works with clients across a wide range of issues, and he has a particular interest in the following mental health difficulties: 

  • emotion regulation difficulties

  • anxiety and panic

  • mood disorders (e.g. depression and bipolar disorder)

  • personality disorders (particularly borderline personality disorder)

  • chronic pain

  • trauma (complex and Post-Traumatic Stress) 

  • victims of crime and offenders

  • sexual health and intimacy problems

  • sexuality and gender concerns

  • relationship and family issues

  • role transitions and adjustment

  • stress management

  • work and study issues

  • eating and body image disorders​ (particularly males with disordered eating and body image concerns)

Client Group Interests

Adults

Brydan works with adults aged 18+. 

While he works predominantly with individuals, at times, clients may bring a support person with them. 

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Men

Brydan is dedicated to helping men from all walks of life improve their mental health and overcome problematic behaviors.

 

With a pragmatic and practical approach, he provides the tools and support necessary for men to live their values and achieve their goals.

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LGBTIQASB+

Brydan is a passionate advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Sistergirl, and Brotherboy (LGBTIQASB+) community he is a part of.

He is committed to creating a safe space, free from stigma, discrimination and judgment.

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First Nations 

Brydan is committed to supporting First Nations people when they experience mental health and well-being difficulties.  

 

He seeks to implement the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration and principles of social and emotional well-being within his practice working with first nations people. 

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Criminal Justice

Brydan regularly harnesses criminology background to support clients impacted by the criminal justice system. 

This includes: victims / survivors, offenders and employees (courts, prisons and police, and other law enforcement agencies).  

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Book Online

If you’re a private paying or Medicare client, or your employer has a Service Agreement with Brydan for EAP, please book online

Phone call

If you’d like to start with a confidential and friendly chat to explore your options, please call Brydan on 0404 607 479.

Email

If you’d like to contact Brydan, ask a question or get help to book an appointment, please fill the online contact form or email.

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