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Andrew Spring

Principal psychologist

Andrew is particularly interested in the topic of ‘emotional regulation’ and has co-authored a manual aimed at teaching clients how to learn to better tolerate daily stressors using evidence-based methodology. This manual has now been adopted by Lifeline offices across South-East Queensland.

Andrew uses a multidisciplinary background to assist parties to better navigate their understanding and emotional reaction to the legal implications often associated with both domestic violence and relationship breakdowns in general.

Outside of therapy Andrew adopts the motto of “work hard, play hard” and partakes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Martial Arts training and the more sedate art of fly fishing.

Techniques

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Existential Psychology

Presenting Issues

  • Anger
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Assertiveness
  • Assessment
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Health
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Transitions
  • Trauma

Experience

Andrew has been counselling for over 11 years, both in private practice and not-for-profit organisations. He brings with him a strong background in psychology, both academically, placing in the top 5% of students across Asia-Pacific Universities, and in applied practice with the delivery of training/workshops to fellow professionals and clients.

Andrew moved to WA from Queensland where he ran a multi-disciplinary team of therapists delivering evidence-based interventions to a challenging client group.

In addition to providing therapy for commonly occurring issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, self-harm, pain management, relationship issues etc., Andrew has a strong reputation for working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. This work is enhanced with having previously practised as a lawyer.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology;
  • BSc (Hons) Psych;
  • LLB;