DR NIGEL GEORGE
Welcome - Kia ora
Thanks for checking out my website and my approach to therapy. It is challenging to decide when the time is right to begin therapy and what kind of person might be able to help you. I hope the information below will give you some ideas of how I work and the experience I bring to therapy and help with your decision. If you have any questions I can be reached at the email or phone number in the contact section.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist. I trained in the UK and have worked in public mental health services, and the private sector. I have been both the Director of the University of Sydney’s Psychology Clinic, as well as the University of Auckland’s Psychology Clinic, where I trained and coached future clinical psychologists for over fourteen years. My recent work has focused on the facilitation of organisational well-being. My individual clinical work focuses on adults and older adults. I also offer individual and group clinical supervision.
My aim is to provide a warm therapeutic space where people feel safe to explore and come to a shared understanding of what is currently happening in their lives. l use a range of collaborative focused approaches that are all evidence based to help people reach their goals in therapy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO DO YOU SEE FOR THERAPY?
I work with adults and older adults who are experiencing:
Mental health challenges across their lives (e.g. anxiety, depression, PTSD, worry, phobias)
Challenges adjusting to changes in their physical health
Work-related challenges including stress, gaining focus and balance and retirement from working life
Loss and grief
General life challenges such as relationships issues
In addition, I work with people from Rainbow communities and those wanting to explore how they can grow and develop to reach their fullest potential.
HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION?
Assessment and therapy sessions last 60 minutes.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY DO YOU OFFER?
I use a range of collaborative focused approaches to help people reach their goals in therapy. Evidence-based models I use include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): useful when we cannot change a specific situation in our lives, are stuck in a cycle of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and also want to refocus on how we want our relationships/work or life generally to be lived.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): useful for challenging unhelpful thoughts and old scripts in our lives, and for treating a range of anxiety issues, worry and phobias, as well as depression.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT): a helpful approach to understand how our upbringings could have led to a strong internal critical voice that can make us feel anxious, not good enough, perfectionistic or lead to self-sabotaging behaviours towards ourselves and our relationships.