Pragmatic, relatable and highly experienced
As the Director & Principal Psychologist, Andrew has particular interest, high levels of training and, extensive experience in the areas of stress, burnout and psychological injuries, complex trauma and PTSD (including supporting front line emergency personnel and ADF members).
He is particularly passionate about supporting those that tirelessly support others and Andrew has assisted Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Mental Health Social Workers and Doctor’s (from students to interns to GP’s). His experience as an ex nurse in various settings helps him with a deep and personal understanding of roles, demands and the challenges of juggling workplace and personal issues.
He is also an exceptional trainer for employees and organisations in the areas of workplace mental health, dealing with stress and burnout and developing wellbeing. His caring, intuitive and down to earth manner enables insightful and tailored approaches to his clinical work and workplace training.
After initially serving 8 years in the Royal Australian Defence Force, Andrew finalized his studies in general and mental health nursing. He embarked upon a career as a clinical mental health nurse before making the switch to psychology. Andrew’s over 20 years of clinical experience have been in the mental health and wellbeing field.
Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing, Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences, Honours in Psychology and Masters Degree in Psychology at the University of Adelaide.
Andrew’s path into Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy allowed him to develop further treatment modalities and deepen his understanding of people’s experiences. Andrew draws upon many evidence-based therapies including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR) and Mindfulness and utilises Clinical Hypnotherapy, at times, to augment these approaches.
Andrew has his own trauma story and a deep understanding of the effects that complex trauma and PTSD can then have in navigating life’s challenges. This, combined with his warm, relatable and pragmatic approach that helps clients quickly feel at ease and able to focus on the key issues at hand and strategies to assist to move forward.
At Your Calmer Mind, we strive to achieve as strong a fit between client needs and Andrew’s skills, experience and expertise as possible. When this occurs, there is often greatly improved therapeutic, coaching, or consultancy experiences and outcomes. Please take the time to read about Andrew’s areas of practice then complete the relevant pro forma. We will be in contact as soon as we can to determine goodness of fit, usually within 48 hours.
“It all comes back to our nervous system, how we interpret perceived or real threats, how we respond and then how we adapt over time” – Andrew Grant.