Andrew Penington, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Andrew is an excellent listener with a calm, kind manner that instils trust. His own challenges and substantial life experience have brought a depth of character and deep compassion, which has taught him that personal strength can be unlocked when one works through one’s struggles. Andrew’s focus is therefore on overcoming old patterns of thinking that may be holding you back and discovering your strengths and resilience. He utilises humour with kindness, and he is a highly relatable therapist that most people will find easy to connect with.
Authentic and solution driven
Andrew is a registered provisional psychologist who enjoys working holistically to help clients overcome challenges and grow into the best version of themselves. He is a firm believer that with professional and thoughtful assistance, a person can unlock the solutions laying dormant within to develop a life of meaning.
Andrew is kind, compassionate and insightful and provides a safe space for healing and growth. Andrew supports adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, disabilities, and gender challenges.
Andrew approaches his clients with great empathy and authenticity, warmth and respect. He prefers a holistic and humanistic approach with his clients, and his non-judgemental attitude means that he is a natural therapist for those who struggle with substance dependencies, who may be culturally, linguistically and gender diverse, and people with psycho-social disabilities.
Andrew follows a client-centred and evidence-based approach to therapy utilising a range of modalities including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Approaches, Family Systems, and Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotions Focused Therapy, Imago Therapy.
Qualifications & Professional Associations
Masters of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Registered Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency