Dean Harrison Male Psychologist
Counselling Psychologist / Director
BSc(Psych), GradCertBusAdmin(PSM), MA, MCounsPsy, MAPS, FCCOUNP
Looking for a male psychologist? Connect with Dean Harrison, a professional and empathic Counselling Psychologist based in Sydney. With a focus on improving mental health and well-being, Dean offers a comprehensive range of counselling services, including mental health assessment, anxiety and stress counselling, depression counselling, and anger management counselling. He also provides crisis management, trauma counselling, career coaching, relationship counselling (including LGBTIQ+), sex counselling, and support for carers.
Dean is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents, and offers advanced services like adolescent counselling, parenting counselling, and family counselling after separation. With a strong emphasis on best professional practice, Dean also provides clinical supervision to ensure the quality of care and public protection.
Get in touch with Dean today to start improving your mental health and optimising your life.
Registered Psychologist since 1993.
Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.
Fellow - Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Counselling Psychology (CoCP).
Endorsed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Counselling Psychologist. This reflects skills to provide advanced psychology services.
AHPRA supervisor (Board approved). Dean has supervised: Counselling Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, and Organisational Psychologists undertaking Masters in Psychology from: University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and University of Western Sydney.
SIRA Accredited (for workers compensation matters)
'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)
Dean Harrison is a highly experienced counselling psychologist with over 30 years of expertise in the field of Counselling Psychology. Throughout his career, Dean has held senior clinical leadership positions in various government agencies, private practices, and corporate sectors. He is renowned for his exceptional leadership skills and the delivery of effective psychology services to individuals and organisations.
One of Dean's notable achievements is the development of the first Australian curriculum for the Brain Injury Psychiatry Program (iBIPP) Fellowship. He has worked with prestigious institutions such as icare, Royal Rehabilitation Services, Brain and Mind Centre (Sydney University), and RANZCP (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists) as a Counselling Psychologist.
Dean has also served as an Assistant Director/Counselling Psychologist for the Federal Department of Human Services (DHS). In this role, he led allied health services across Sydney Northern Suburbs and Inner West Sydney. Dean was a key member of the National Team of Psychologists handling high-profile Forensic Issues and developed the national Integrative Assessment Modules for DHS.
Within the NSW Department of Community Service, Dean provided counselling psychology services to employees and foster parents. His work involved handling psychology services related to child deaths and allegations against employees. Dean developed the first counselling program for Foster Carers in NSW and trained a private network of EAP psychologists to offer counselling to foster carers.
Furthermore, Dean served as a Senior Counselling Psychologist for the NSW Police, where he had statewide responsibility for assessment and counselling services for high-risk and special services. His role encompassed recruitment, fitness for duty assessments, annual psychological reviews, and trauma management. For his services Dean was awarded the NSW Police Commissioners Achievement Award for professional services.
As the Director Allied Health, Brain Injury Rehabilitation/Counselling Psychologist at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, NSW Health, Dean lead the community allied health brain injury rehabilitation team and developed the first formal case management model for Brain Injury in Australia, funded by MAA. Dean was awarded the Multicultural Initiative Award for initiating the first Brain Injury Support Group for People from Chineses Speaking Background.
Dean's extensive experience also includes working in various psychology placements, such as the Albion Street Sexual Health Clinic, where he completed a clinical placement as a Counselling Psychologist. He has also worked as a psychologist in an ADHD clinic in a private pediatric neurology clinic, assessing and treating children with learning and behavioral difficulties.
Additionally, Dean worked as a Vocational Services Coordinator in the disability sector, assisting clients in transitioning into supported employment options.
Dean was also highly regarded for developing a program aimed at optimising the mental health and quality of life for individuals with chronic schizophrenia and mental health conditions.
With his extensive experience and skills, Dean is dedicated to providing high-quality psychological services, and his contributions in the field of Counselling Psychology are invaluable.
Dean's Areas of Special Interest
Workplace Counselling and WorkCover Psychologist Services
Want to enhance well-being in the workplace? If you're facing challenges in the workplace, Dean is ready to assist you. With his extensive experience in workplace counselling, he offers counselling services to help individuals overcome workplace issues and improve their overall well-being Additionally, Dean provides advanced counselling services for WorkCover cases, ensuring comprehensive support for individuals navigating work-related difficulties.
Anxiety Counselling in Sydney: Effective Strategies to Manage Anxiety
If anxiety is affecting your daily life, Dean can help. With his anxiety counselling services in Sydney, he empowers individuals to effectively manage their anxiety. Dean's counselling approach focuses on identifying triggers, developing coping mechanisms, and promoting resilience, enabling you to regain control and lead a more balanced life.
Dean understands the profound impact of trauma and offers trauma-informed counselling to support individuals on their healing journey. Trauma refers to the emotional and psychological response to distressing or traumatic events that can have lasting effects on a person's well-being. Whether it's a single traumatic incident, chronic exposure to distressing events, or complex trauma stemming from multiple experiences, Dean provides compassionate guidance and effective therapeutic approaches. His expertise extends to helping clients navigate the various stages of trauma, from immediate shock and denial to long-term challenges in mood, relationships, and overall functioning. By creating a safe and supportive space, Dean empowers individuals to process their experiences, develop coping strategies, and embark on a path of healing.
Family Counselling After Separation and Divorce
Separation and divorce can be emotionally challenging for families. Dean provides counselling services to help families navigate this difficult process. His family counselling services aim to support individuals, children, and families experiencing divorce-specific issues and assist them in rebuilding and healing together.
Dean Offers Effective Approaches to Overcome Sleeplessness. If you're struggling with insomnia, Dean, a skilled counselor, can provide the assistance you need. With his expertise in insomnia counselling, he employs evidenced-based techniques to help you overcome sleep problems and improve your sleep quality. By addressing the root causes of insomnia, Dean offers effective counselling approaches to help you deal with this common issue.
Youth Counselling Services: Counselling for Adolescents and Teenagers
Nurturing Emotional Well-being during adolescence and teenage years. Dean is experienced working with young people and offers tailored counselling services to address their unique needs. With his extensive experience in youth counselling, Dean provides a supportive and empathetic environment where adolescents and teenagers can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and enhance their overall well-being. With his expertise, he assists adolescents and teenagers in navigating the complexities of life, addressing various concerns, and fostering emotional well-being.
Grief Counselling in Sydney - Supporting Individuals in Times of Loss
Losing a loved one can be an immensely challenging experience, and Dean is here to provide support. With his grief counselling services, he assists individuals in Sydney in coping with the emotional pain of loss. Dean's expertise extends to providing grief counselling services for youth and adults, offering a safe and understanding environment for young individuals dealing with grief and bereavement.
Parenting Counselling Services - Guidance for Parenting Challenges
Parenting comes with its own set of challenges, and Dean is here to offer guidance and support. With his parenting counselling services, he assists parents in dealing with various parenting issues, equipping them with effective counselling approaches to overcome these challenges.
Acquired Brain Injury Support: Empathetic Counselling for Individuals with Brain Injuries
Individuals coping with acquired brain injuries can find valuable support from Dean. With his expertise in acquired brain injury support, he offers compassionate counselling services to help individuals navigate the challenges associated with brain injuries. Dean's guidance and personalised approach aid in facilitating recovery and improving the overall quality of life for those affected
Gender Dysphoria and Identity Counselling: Embracing Your Gender Identity
When individuals experience conflicts between their gender identity and the gender they were assigned at birth, Dean is here to offer compassionate support. As an experienced counselor, with experience in gender dysphoria and identity counselling, providing guidance and affirmation for those seeking to align their true identity with their assigned gender. With Dean's expertise, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
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Dean Harrison - Counselling Psychologist
48 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040