Peter Lindsay

Clinical Psychologist MAPS
Fellow APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Peter is an endorsed clinical psychologist. He completed completed his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Bond University; preceded by a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, and Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (First Class) at Southern Cross University. His areas of interest include trauma (acute and PTSD), anxiety and depression, grief and loss, helping people to cope with significant life changes, and psychometric assessment. He has a long term interest in issues of equity. Peter’s Masters dissertation explored barriers to help-seeking for mental illness in rural and regional communities, specifically exploring issues associated with stigma. His earlier honours thesis explored cognitive changes associated with ageing.

Peter moved to psychology after an earlier career in health promotion/education throughout Australia including roles in the remote north west of WA, the Northern Territory, and regional NSW. He developed and maintained a focus on health improvement through his initial studies in human movement, early career in health promotion, and interests in enhancing opportunities for those most disadvantaged; including remote and rural populations, Aboriginal communities and the aged. His interests eventually developed into broader aspects of health including age care, disability services, and ultimately mental health. He has lead major research and development initiatives, and has always maintained a focus on individual health and wellbeing.

Peter is an active Rotarian and a recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship for services to Rotary. He enjoys kayaking with the Bonville Creek Bashers, woodwork, cycling,
walking over Mutton Bird Island, and the challenges of golf.

Accreditation / Approved Provider

Medicare
ATAPS (Healthy Minds Program)
Carer’s NSW
EAP (Employee Assisted Programs)
R&R Disability Services

Areas of Interest

Anxiety and Depression
Trauma (including acute and PTSD)
Coping with significant life changes
Men’s Health
Working with people with complex mental health conditions
Psychometric assessment
Grief and loss
Stress management
Self-esteem & confidence building
Working with people with disabilities
Other mental health conditions

Populations

Adults
Adolescents
Older Adults
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
People with physical and intellectual disabilities
Psychometric assessments for all populations including children
Disability psychometric assessments including NDIS requirements

Modalities

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Exposure Therapy
Mindfulness
Motivational Interviewing
Relaxation Techniques