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.
James works with adults and older adolescents (16+years) as individuals and couples. Focusing on the person’s priorities and goals, he offers a respectful, non-judgmental and collaborative care relationship and 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, helping people confidently manage a broad range of mental health and life challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships, sexuality and work problems. He also has extensive experience helping people adjust to acute and chronic illness, physical injury and disability.
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.