Dr Owen Spear
Clinical Psychologist (incl couples counselling)
BSc(Psych)(Hons), BA & BSc, MPsych (Clinical), PhD, Specialist Course in Couple Therapy at Relationships Australia

Key Skill:

  • Anxiety, stress and depression treatment
  • Worry and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) treatment
  • Relationship difficulties and couple therapy
  • Practical strategies and advice.

Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema Therapy.

About me:

I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, OCD and worry. I have specialist training and experience in relationship and couple therapy. After running several hundred classes on wellbeing, mindfulness, depression and anxiety, I am currently running informal training sessions for clinical psychology students. Previously I have worked at the Melbourne Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, in private practise, and at Family Drug Help, counselling the family members of people with drug and alcohol problems.

How I will help you:

I aim to create a friendly, understanding, and relaxed environment in session. Together, we will work to fully understand your current difficulties and background history to find the best possible approach to take in therapy. I will help you using scientifically validated treatments, while maintaining a strong focus on your specific needs. My goal is to increase your understanding of yourself, to increase your wellbeing through practical strategies and to help you develop a more fulfilling and engaged life.

My three favourite things:

  1. Keeping fit (bike riding and squash at the moment)
  2. Creative projects (and running my business)
  3. Experiencing new cultures