Committed & Professional
Warwick McClelland is a Clinical
Psychologist with over 7 years experience working with clients.
While he has specialized experience working with children and adolescents,
he welcomes referrals from clients of all ages.
Warwick is trained in a variety
of treatment modalities enabling him to tailor psychological treatments
to the needs of his clients. He offers counseling to treat a variety
of clinical and non-clinical complaints. These include: depression,
anxiety disorders, anger, drug and alcohol problems, self-esteem,
relationship issues, grief, trauma, and behavioural problems.
Warwick offers specialist treatment
in a particular treatment model known as
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
While ACT was originally developed
as a clinical intervention, it has far broader application to the
human condition. At the core of its philosophy is the notion that
it is normal for all human beings to experience mental and emotional
suffering at different stages of life, as opposed to the idea that
psychological struggles somehow indicate dysfunction or deficits
in the individual. It is suggested that it is our attempts and expectations
that we should be able to control our inner experiences (thoughts
and feelings) that actually is the source of much of our suffering.
ACT therefore seeks to use mindfulness and acceptance based interventions
to reduce the effects of these inner experiences (rather than control
them), and most importantly, help the individual to take their life
in a fulfilling and meaningful direction.
Warwick is an extremely passionate
and dedicated professional, who with the aid of his training, is
highly committed to helping his clients to find vitality, purpose
and meaning in their lives.