Ed Zahra commenced his practice in clinical psychology in 1985. He specialises in looking after those who have problems with emotional self-control (through the use of CBT – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and those whose difficult past experiences have resulted in an unconscious pattern of self-sabotage and chronic distress (through the use of TRTP – The Richards Trauma Process). Apart from completing double Masters-level (six year) qualifications in Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology, he has also gaining a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Commerce degree majoring in Economics. For you, his more than 30 years of experience means that he has almost certainly dealt with your type of problem many times already. Also, with his further training in the areas of Clinical Neuropsychology (for screening-assessments), E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), and Counselling Psychology, you can be confident that he is likely to have ready access to the best tools for your particular needs. Ed has succeeded in a broad range of high level appointments. These include positions such as Officer-In-Charge of Recruitment Testing in an Army Reserve Psychology Unit, Clinical Psychologist for South Australia’s Mental Health Services to the Elderly, Senior Clinical Psychologist in charge of establishing and administering S.A.’s first Community Mental Health Unit attached to a General Hospital, founder of N.A.S.G.A.P. (The Northern Areas and Spencer Gulf Association of Psychologists), Lecturer in Psychology for the University of S.A., Clinical Psychology Consultant to S.A.’s largest Employee Assistance Scheme, and Vice President of SA’s Institute of Private Practising Psychologists. He has also written that very useful and easy to understand book on the basic ‘nuts and bolts’ of child behaviour management called Child Behaviour Basics – less stress & more happiness for families with 2 to 9 year-olds (available via his web site http://www.accesspsychology.com.au) so, for those of you with parenting issues, Ed can show you how to establish your place as a parent and begin to enjoy your family life. Finally, Ed has developed a different system for providing psychological services that offers what we consider to be a higher than usual level of service resulting in a more personal and more valuable experience for you.
B.Com., Dip.App.Psych., Dip.Clin.Hyp., M.App.Psych.