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Dr Ian McCullock

Dr Ian McCullock is a Clinical Psychologist who has completed a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Bond University. He has been a Psychologist since 1999. He has extensive experience working in a variety of clinical settings.

These include a clinic focused on the treatment of moderate-severe anxiety, a University Psychology Clinic supervising provisionally registered psychologists undertaking postgraduate studies, private practice, an employee assistance provider, a correctional centre, and a psychiatric hospital working with individuals and groups.

This diverse work exposure provides him with confidence in assisting a broad scope of clients. The extensive experience provides understanding of differing client needs which range from.

  • “unburdening” negative feelings and thoughts
  • learning coping strategies and life-skills
  • overcoming severe complex issues.

He sees his approach as being tailored to his individual client(s), so that treatment is chosen to meet their specific needs. Assisting clients to identify and move towards their personal goals and values is a primary focus.

His doctoral research in the area of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder has assisted him to treat many trauma survivors, including members of the armed forces, emergency workers, survivors/support staff following the Christchurch (NZ) earthquake and other natural disasters, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Experience assisting prisoners and at-risk youth with mental health issues, has taught him that support is the key to persons moving towards their potential. He is committed to providing clients with feedback on their progress and encouraging them to “look at the big picture”.

Areas of Interest and Experience

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety, all forms
  • Depression, all forms
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dealing with Change
  • Workplace issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Couple Counselling
  • Separation/ divorce
  • Family/ parenting issues
  • Sexuality/ gender issues
  • Confidence building
  • Perfectionism
  • Communication, assertiveness
  • Substance abuse
  • Sleep issues
  • Offending behaviours
  • Sexual dysfunction in men
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodrama

Dr Ian McCullock is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian HeaIth Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For almost 10 years he worked in a psychiatric hospital with clients 1:1 and also provided group psycho-education/ therapy. Here his time was divided between working in general psychiatry (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, anger issues, relationship issues, and difficulties coping with change), and with clients with drug and alcohol issues. He facilitated one outpatient day program for almost 10 years for those who had experienced trauma, which he considered a privilege.

In private practice and with an employee assistance program in New Zealand over many years, he has worked with individuals, couples and families. He is comfortable seeing people of all ages, from the elderly to children beginning school. Generally the therapeutic goal is to assist clients to enhance their quality of life.