Self Growth Institute was established in 2006 and has provided psychological services to the suburbs of Melbourne for over 15 years. We have a strong referral network in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and we offer psychological counselling (both face-to-face and online) to a broad range of clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, workplace problems, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, trauma/PTSD, as well as counselling for relationship problems of all kinds.
Hugo is a senior psychologist fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. He has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Therapy.
Knowing our “selves” (our identity and immediate experience), while respecting others in our workplaces, families and among our peers is a core human experience and challenge. John’s interest in this challenge has guided his 10 years of university studies in psychology and 40 years of his professional life as a psychologist.
He has worked in lecturing, research and consulting across the fields of counselling, community, organisational and educational psychology.
He has actively contributed to committees and advisory groups of the Australian Psychological Society and has numerous presentations at (national and international) conferences, and published articles, on professional practices. He has supervised more than 40 “provisional psychologists” through to registration.
I believe that no matter what a person has been, or been through, they have the capacity to change. How and what to change is where we begin. It is a collaborative process. Clinical knowledge is a great help in knowing where to start. When a person has a psychological problem, it begins with feeling that he or she cannot get what they want, or really be who they want to be, or to achieve what they want to achieve or manage a problem.