Prior to taking formal leave from the profession, my career as a registered psychologist extended over 32 years. For 19 years, prior to taking up a full-time private practice, I was employed as a Registered Clinical Psychologist at Oakley Forensic Hospital and Carrington Hospital in Auckland.
My primary duties were to provide psychological and neuropsychological assessments for the courts, as well as provide individual and group therapeutic programs. In addition to my hospital experience, I have also had experience working with the Police, Schools and Sporting bodies.
I took leave from the psychology profession to pursue the development of Mind Easy, a program that is designed to show how to overcome personal issues or to achieve personal goals without the need for medication or months or years of counselling.
It will also show you how to get the best out of yourself without buying into the fanciful notions promoted by New Age approaches that are top-heavy with feel-good positive prescriptions designed to give you what you want to hear but when subjected to a reality test are more likely to fail you.
My clinical background
I worked as a registered clinical/forensic psychologist for 33 years before officially leaving the profession. For the first 20 years of this tenure, I was employed at Oakley Hospital were my key forensic duties were to provide psychological and neuropsychological assessments, as requested by the Court, on people awaiting Court hearings for crimes that were generally of a very serious nature. This included mandatory assessments on all homicide cases. Additionally, while there, my clinical duties comprised individual and group therapy for the resident population of the medium and maximum security wards.
After leaving Oakley, I set up a private practice specialising in general clinical psychology, dealing with the much broader spectrum of personal issues. It was after 13 years as a private practitioner that I took permanent leave from the psychology profession.