Counselling Psychologist (Co-Director)
Dave is a Counselling Psychologist with over 30 years experience and is one of the Directors of Misso Psychology & Consulting. Prior to commencing private practice in 2004 Dave managed one of Australia largest counselling agencies and occupied key advisory positions for Australian state and federal governments, including membership on the Queensland Domestic Violence Council. Dave incorporates systems theory, narrative therapy, solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, sensorimotor approaches and modern consciousness research in his therapeutic practice, training and supervision. As a business consultant, Dave has worked with a wide range of industries in facilitating organizational strategic planning, leadership development and coaching with executive, senior and middle level managers.
Dave is a Board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and a clinical supervisor for the Australian Government’s Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services. He is currently the chair for the Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychology (Qld) and is on the academic staff at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also conducting postgraduate research at QUT investigating individual functioning in domestic violence.
Sabrina is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia who has completed a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Sabrina has a particular interest and focus upon working with children, young people, their families and extended environment in order to effect positive change over the long term. Sabrina has extensive experience and interest in the areas of anxiety, depression, social skills, postnatal wellbeing care and parenting. Sabrina is an accredited provider of the Circle of Security Parenting Program and the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.
Sabrina uses a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches that specifically relate to her clients’ needs, goals and presenting concerns. Some approaches Sabrina uses include strength based therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy, solution focused therapy, attachment based intervention and systems theory. Sabrina also has proficient knowledge in a variety of assessments, including psychometric, academic and behaviour assessments.
Sabrina may also provide counselling and parenting support in Mandarin for Chinese speaking population.