Cairns Psychologist – Crispian Jones

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Cairns Psychologist Crispian Jones has a diverse professional background, prior to moving into the world of counselling and psychology. His resume includes being a commercial pilot operating throughout Northern Australia, a musician in the Australian Army in Canberra and a factory hand at Peter’s Ice Cream factory and delivery driver for Tip Top Bakeries, both in Perth.

Crispian’s diverse resume has seen him interact with people from all walks of life, across a range of socio-economic backgrounds and different cultures. These experiences have equipped him in his role as a Cairns Psychologist to work with and relate well to people, no matter their background.

Crispian’s early training in Psychology was based on Gerard Egan’s philosophy, detailed in his widely read work “The Skilled Helper”. It is his integrated three stage approach to problem management and opportunity development that Crispian embraces within the Seachange Psychology practice, where the atmosphere is one of unconditional positive regard and non-judgementalism in a “do no harm” environment.

Over the years Crispian has continued to acquire and develop an eclectic range of skills, focusing mainly on those therapies which help the client achieve the best outcomes in the shortest possible time. Crispian works with a range of issues, including Loss and Grief, Trauma (motor vehicle, rape, robbery etc.), Panic Disorders, Phobias, Anger Management, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Relationship Counselling and Pain Management, to name just a few. Crispian employs a range of techniques and skills to facilitate a client’s recovery, bearing in mind that ultimately it is the client who does the healing from “within”, with my help from “without”.

Some of the processes or “techniques” used to help clients as part of their healing are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, commonly referred to as Psychological Acupuncture).

Where required, and only with your permission, consultation with your Doctor or other health care experts is an integral part of the holistic way that Crispian works to achieve the desired outcomes.

Seachange Psychology looks forward to being of assistance in helping you attain “lasting and positive change”.

Cairns Psychologist Rebates

Health fund rebates may apply and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. If you do see your doctor and he writes you a Mental Health Care Plan to see a psychologist, you are entitled to 12 sessions in a calendar year and you will receive a rebate from Medicare of approximately $84.80 as at 2015.