PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

DEAN HARRISON

Principal Counselling Psychologist/Director
BSc(Psych), GradCertBusAdmin(PSM), MA, MCounsPsy, MAPS, FCCOUNP

Dean provides advanced psychological assessment, therapy and counselling to children, individuals, couples and families. He assists develop improved insight, emotional awareness and better communication. Clients learn and apply advanced psychological strategies to resolve difficulties, enhance the quality of relationships and optimise lives.

Dean has over 25 years experience as a Counselling Psychologist working in senior clinical leadership roles in various government agencies, private practice and corporate sectors, including:

  • Private pediatric neurology medical and child psychology practices with children experiencing learning and behavioural difficulties,

  • The disability sector through charitable organisations,

  • NSW Department of Community Service (Governance),

  • NSW Police (high risk and special services),

  • NSW Health including Westmead Hospital and Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney,

  • Federal Department of Human Services,

  • Albion Street Sexual Health Clinic, and

  • Open Training and Education Network (OTEN).

 

Professional Accreditation

  • Registered since 1993.

  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology​.

  • Fellow - Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychologists​.

  • Endorsed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Counselling Psychologist reflecting advanced skills and training in assessment and therapeutic interventions​.

  • Trained supervisor of psychologists studying the 4+2 pathway and postgraduate students.

  • Dean has supervised Counselling, Forensic and Organisational Masters students from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and University of Western Sydney.

'Dean is warm, compassionate and solutions focused. He has allowed me to start taking control of my situation again. Dean is easy to talk with and I highly recommend him to anyone that may be hesitant about seeking guidance from a professional Psychologist.'

(Patient feedback, 2018)

Professional Services

Psychological assessment and therapy for a range of psychological presentations and mental health conditions including:

  • School and career difficulties including bullying,

  • ​Stress, anxiety, anger and depression,

  • Behavioural problems including severely challenging behaviours,

  • Relationship issues (including LGBTIQ),

  • Educational issues and learning difficulties,

  • Exposure to critical incidents and trauma (including: childhood abuse, child deaths, allegations, and sexual assault), 

  • Loss, grief and bereavement,

  • Sleep problems and sexual health issues,

  • Substance use issues,

  • Eating disorders, weight management and body image issues, 

  • Injury rehabilitation, especially brain injury, and carer support,

  • Psychological health reviews and return to work assessments, 

  • Supervision for psychologists and interns, and

  • Coaching support for leaders to optimise engagement, performance, individual success and business outcomes.

 'A shortcut to finding answers, in a calm environment, with an educated, insightful human being.

Thanks for your contribution to the beginning of change in my life.'

(Patient feedback, 2018) 

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The Miller Clinic
Suite 19, 19-23 Norton St
Leichhardt NSW 2040
SYDNEY NSW AUSTRALIA
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