Liam Harkins MAPS (FCCLP) | MACPA

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Board Approved Supervisor

Accredited EMDR Consultant

(He/him)

 Currently accepting new clients.

Liam Harkins is a Clinical Psychologist, Board Approved Supervisor and Accredited EMDR Consultant who practices on Wudawurrung land, in Geelong West, Victoria. He provides evidence-based psychological interventions to individuals (16 yrs +) facing difficult life stressors and psychological challenges.

Liam completed his Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of Melbourne. He principally works with mental health disorders related to trauma and dissociation. 

Areas of Practice
  • Depression
  • Anxiety-related presentations:
    • Generalised Anxiety
    • Social Anxiety
    • Panic Attacks
  • Trauma-related mental health presentations, including:
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Complex and Developmental Trauma
      • Attachment ruptures
      • Dissociative disorders
    • Sexual abuse
    • Substance Abuse & Dependence
    • Anger Management
  • Men’s Mental Health Issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Values, Meaning and Purpose

Therapeutic Approaches

Liam uses a trauma informed approach to the treatment of mental health issues, using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as his primary treatment modality. 

He also incorporates aspects of CBT, TF-CBT, Schema Therapy, MBCT, Attachment-based, Existentialist and Psychodynamic perspectives into his formulation and treatment. Liam has also undertaken training in Neurofeedback and in working towards accreditation as a QEEG Diplomate.

Liam uses a person-centred approach and believes that a strong therapeutic alliance, between therapist and patient, is the cornerstone of meaningful change and healing in therapy.

 

Professional Memberships
  • The Australian Clinical Psychology Association – ACPA (membership no. 2048)
  • The Australian Psychology Society – APS (membership no. 178966)
  • The National Psychology Board – AHPRA (membership no. PSY0001900986)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association of Australia – EMDRAA (Accredited Practitioner)
Academic Qualifications
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) – The University of Melbourne.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology – The University of Melbourne.
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology – The University of Melbourne.
  • Honours Degree in Gender, Work and Social Inquiry – The University of Adelaide.
  • Bachelor of Arts – Monash University.
Referrals and Funding
  • In order to see Liam, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
  • Liam is a registered Medicare Provider 
  • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
  • Registered Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) provider. 
  • No other funding options available. 
More About Liam

Liam studied psychology as a mature age student after working in a range of professions including; construction, hospitality, government and the fitness industry. This gives him a broad range of life experiences to draw on, to better relate to each person’s unique perspective.

Liam also has a keen interest in keeping up to date with evidence-based practice and the ways in which new and emerging treatment approaches and techniques are being incorporated into modern psychotherapy including; activating social engagement systems through body work (movement and dance, and music, chanting and singing), as well as the use of technology (Neurofeedback, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and The Listening Project Protocol).

Liam has a passion for reading fiction that explores the complexity of the human experience, existentialism, philosophy, and psychology (particularly in the field of trauma).

Availabilities

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am- 5pm
Friday 9am- 5pm

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(03) 9989 0107

(03) 5234 4858

Clinic hours:  Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

Reception hours: Monday- Friday 9am to 4.30pm