John Bacash Counselling Psychologist Preston

Personal Philosophy:

Not all problems can be solved solely using cognitive methods. Sometimes dilemmas and crises require us to use trust and openness in a mode of mindfulness in order for us to move forward.

20 +
Age group worked with:

I have 20,000 hours of face to face contact with clients over 20 years of practise as a psychologist.
My assumptions about understanding and treating anxiety and depression are based on psychoanalytic and Jungian principles. However my techniques are not exclusively psychoanalytic.
In a context of empathic listening for client centre therapy I employ Emotion Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I teach the practice of mindfulness meditation, along with goal setting and psycho-education, to give clients information and concrete skills which can be used on a daily basis at home and work for managing anxiety and depression.
Typology like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram. Typology can help individuals understand individual differences in experience and styles of problem solving.
The Sixteen Personality Factor Test along with typology for couples. It is especially helpful when used in conjunction with typology in helping couples understand individual differences as complementary; giving meaning to the expression, two become one.
For report writing I use the Personality Assessment Inventory which is the industry standard for assessing clinical pathology.
The Sixteen Personality Factor Test and typology for helping individuals with vocational issues.
Finally, I am a strong believer in considering the question: ‘Why now?’ What is presented as the problem is often not the real reason a person decided to see a psychologist. Timing is everything.

Kenneth Street 30
Preston 3072 VIC AU
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I am a mature age adult who has experienced a wide range of issues that most clients are suffering. I have developed personally and professionally to the point that I use these experiences positively to help others. I am also well trained in a wide ranged evidenced based psychological approaches for treating relationship issues, anxiety and depression as well as decision making issues. I also have a strong background in understanding individual differences and complementarity.


Endorsed by Australian Health Practitioners Agency for the Specialist title of Counselling Psychologist.
Member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychologists
Medicare rebated under GP Mental Health Care plan for individuals

Mindfulness Based Approaches
Area of Specialization:
Relationships and Marriage