Our Team

Ray Steenveld
Ray Steenveld
Director
Counselling Psychologist NDIS Provider
B. App. Sc.,B.B.Sc.,PG.Dip.App.Psych., MPsych(Counselling), MAPS

About Me

While I have experience and interest in a variety of issues, I have a special interest in supporting people with chronic and terminal illness and their families to achieve the best quality of life. I recognise that emotional recovery from such significant experiences brings unique challenges to both those suffering the illness and their families.

I have specialised expertise as a Counselling Psychologist, have a Masters in Psychology (Counselling), am a member of the College of Counselling Psychologists, and The Australian Psychological Association. My psychological expertise is enhanced by several qualifications in nursing and midwifery and the many years working as a registered nurse in chronic illness.

How I will work with you

My personal style as a psychologist is warm, interactive, respectful and compassionate. My therapeutic approach emphasises the uniqueness of each individual and is underpinned by evidence based practice. I incorporate my extensive clinical training with a strong commitment to holistic wellbeing.

My key skills:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Managing adjustment to major life changes
  • Support/guidance and treatment for grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse counselling

My therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focussed therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Schema Therapy
  • Attachment Focussed therapy