Craig Stapleton

Clinical Psychologist

Description

Craig is an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of settings including public health, community health, and the Australian Defence Force. He has worked in private practice for more than 15 years.

Craig’s doctoral research was in the area of worry, generalized anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and heart rate variability. He continues to utilise practical applications of this research in his daily practice.

Craig assists adults to identify and remove barriers to reaching their full potential. 

He has an open, transparent, and flexible style, and places primary importance on the therapeutic relationship as fundamental to an increased understanding of thoughts, behaviours and emotions.

Craig matches his therapeutic approach to individual needs, personality, and presenting problems.

He uses evidence-based frameworks including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and incorporates elements from other approaches including mindfulness, Schema Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Craig works with most presentations including anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment and PTSD, workplace stress and bullying, relationship and communication difficulties, and sleep disturbance.