James Penhale

James Penhale is an endorsed clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is registered as a Medicare provider. James has completed a Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters degree in Psychology.

He currently provides appointments on Thursday.

James can help adult individuals and couples with acute problems using a range of short-term and highly focused interventions, and longer-term care for complex difficulties. James provides a respectful, non-judgmental and collaborative care relationship focused on the person’s priorities and goals. He draws on an integrated array of evidence-based interventions including cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy and attachment-oriented psychotherapy.

James has worked since 2000 as a clinician and manager in government psychology services for adults and youth where he has helped people confidently manage mental health disorder and a wide range of other concerns such as drug and alcohol, relationship, grief, sexuality and work problems. He has extensive experience and a particular interest in helping people affected by acute and chronic illness, and physical disability. He currently works part-time at a hospital cancer service.

James also provides clinical supervision, education and organisational consultancy services to health workers and teams with the aim of helping them to deliver high quality care to their patients, and to thrive and grow at work.