Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon

Dr Peter Gibbon is an ex university lecturer who has an intelligent and objective approach.  An empathic and engaged listener. His  approach is solution focused.

Working from a positive psychology perspective, Peter’s therapeutic approach creates a close, collaborative  relationship with each client that assists individuals and families towards more fulfilling, rewarding and satisfying lives. Peter draws on the unique resources and strengths of each client to formulate, implement and maintain solutions to the challenges they face.

Peter has been a Registered Psychologist for over twenty years and formerly held the position of Senior Psychologist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. In addition to clinical work he has conducted mental health research in hospitals and universities and has published papers on a number of issues including anxiety, panic disorder and post traumatic stress disorder following natural disasters.

Whether it is coping with difficult situations or striving for changes in thinking, emotions, or behaviours, Peter can assist by being an engaged and understanding listener and by providing therapeutic interventions tailored to your specific needs.

Examination Anxiety Psychologist

Given his background as a university lecturer, he works with students at university and in schools, who want to achieve to their highest academic potential. They may be hampered by any one of a number of problems, examination or test anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, poor subject choice, even bullying.

Areas of Work

Diagnoses Peter treats include, but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Adjustment Difficulties
  • Panic Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress-Related Disorders
  • Work-Related Issues

Treatment Approaches

Peter employs a range of therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT)
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducation

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD (Psychology), University of Western Australia
  • BA (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of The Australian Psychological Society