Bilingual English and Portuguese Psychologist (Provisional)
Gus Ferreira is a Portuguese Psychologist (provisional) who strives to provide genuine, non-judgemental, and compassionate support through the various challenges in life. With the mindset that every person is unique, Gus’ client-centred approach ensures his sessions are tailored to your needs, aspirations, and personality.
Gus has a strong commitment to promoting clients’ independence and mastery by providing them with valuable tools to navigate interpersonal conflict, build a stronger and healthier mind, and foster self-development. Gus employs his research and academic knowledge to inform his practice and provide evidence-based techniques and solutions.
With a keen interest in making therapy an inclusive space, Gus is apt to deliver culturally sensitive therapeutic support, support for LGBTIQ+ clients, clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and older adults. As a bilingual psychologist, Gus can also offer sessions in Portuguese.
If you are looking for a non-judgmental, empathetic, and dynamic psychologist (provisional), contact iflow Psychology to schedule an appointment with Gus.
Provisional Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Master of Psychology – La Trobe University – 2023 (ongoing)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Bond University – 2022
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science - The University of Sydney - 2020
Gus, a dedicated provisional psychologist, is committed to supporting clients in their journey to achieving better mental health. With a background in education and a passion for psychology, Gus brings a unique perspective and extensive experience in helping adults and older adults acquire new skills, build confidence, and achieve academic success.
Experience in Education and Academic Research
Gus started their career in education, working as a language teacher for the University of Sydney. During this time, Gus helped adults and older adults develop new skills, exercise patience, build confidence, and stay motivated to achieve academic success. This experience laid the foundation for their empathetic and supportive approach to psychology.
Passion for Psychology and Impact Research
Over time, Gus's passion for psychology and dedication to helping others became evident. While pursuing postgraduate studies in psychology, Gus applied his academic research skills to support various mental health providers in the not-for-profit sector. Through this work, Gus helped these organisations understand their impact in the community, grow their services, and advance their advocacy strategies.
Personalised and Well-Researched Psychological Practices
Currently completing postgraduate studies in psychology, Gus is deeply committed to understanding, personalising, integrating, and implementing well-researched psychological practices and solutions. By staying up-to-date with the latest research, Gus ensures that their clients receive effective and evidence-based support on their journey to better mental health. Gus's approach is built on mutual support, trust, and empathy, creating a safe and nurturing environment for clients to explore and grow.
Gus' Areas of Special Interest
Aged Care Services to Optimise Mental Health and Dementia Assessments
Understanding the impact of ageing on mental health and coping with life transitions. Explore strategies to support older adults' well-being during the transition into residential aged care. Gus has expertise in assessing dementia and aged care services to optimise mental health.
Neurodegenerative Diseases and Mental Health
Examining the challenges posed by neurodegenerative diseases in older adults and exploring effective approaches to manage and improve mental health in these conditions.
Cultivating Self-Image, Body, and Identity
Promoting self-acceptance, well-being, and compassion. Understand the relationship between self-image, body, and identity. Embrace and accept different aspects of oneself to foster personal growth and fulfillment.
Exploring Sex, Gender, and Love
Gain insight into intimate relationships, romance, and love. Explore validating and affirming practices for the LGBTQIA+ community. Understand how personality traits influence interpersonal relationships. Identify and understand relationship patterns for personal growth and healthier connections.
Managing Anxiety and Fear
Uncover the mechanisms of fear and stress. Learn effective strategies to manage anxiety and stress. Develop evidence-based skills to navigate triggers and unhelpful thoughts. Enhance overall well-being and resilience.
Enhancing Interpersonal Skills
Improve communication, problem-solving, and sociability. Understand the role of personality in building friendships and social connections. Explore social dynamics and foster meaningful connections.
Addressing Depression and Mood
Gain insights into mood, emotions, and affect. Implement evidence-based approaches to reduce depressive symptoms. Explore purpose, motivation, and intrinsic rewards for a more fulfilling life.
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Gus Ferreira - Portuguese Psychologist (provisional)
48 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040