Psychotherapist / Counselling Social Worker
Stewart Clarke is an engaging and accomplished Counsellor and Adult Psychotherapist with over 25 years of professional experience. He is a member of the AASW and provides clinical supervision to other counsellors. In addition to his private practice, Stewart has worked as a counsellor in the community health and education sectors. Stewart specialises in providing effective therapeutic support to individuals and couples.
Stewart brings a thoughtful and warm style to his counselling approach – whilst also recognising that constructive conversations are needed to create new learning and positive changes for his clients. Stewart’s counselling helps to enhance the way that we relate to both ourselves and others. He works collaboratively with his clients. The counselling relationship aims to provide new experiences and skills that help to build sustainable growth, change and emotional resilience.
By using a person-centred approach, Stewart recognises that different people need different therapeutic strategies based on their own unique circumstances and life histories. Stewart draws on his extensive professional training and experiences, as well as his own life experiences, when shaping a counselling plan that can best assist an individual’s or couple’s issues. Stewart integrates numerous therapeutic models into his counselling including: Psychodynamic therapy, Trauma informed therapies, Interpersonal Therapy, Attachment theory, The Couples Developmental Model, Systems Theory, Grief and loss therapy, Strengths based Theory, and Cognitive Behaviour therapy.
In addition to being an accredited member of the AASW, Stewart also has professional affiliations and undertakes regular professional development with the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) and the Couples and Family Institute of Australasia (CAFPAA).
Medicare rebates for part session fees are available for some of Stewart’s services with a medical referral. Appointments can be made at Holdsworth House reception. Stewart is also happy to answer enquiries about services on his work mobile/voicemail 0412 432 119.