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Counselling Psychology Registrar
Jon Marginis is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP).
Jon is experienced in working alongside children (from 3 years of age), adolescents and adults. He has a special interest in working with boys and males and presented at a conference on the topic of “Why men don’t talk”.
Jon’s areas of interest also include;
- Anxiety, Behaviour Management
- Body Image Issues
- Depression, Difficulties with Emotional Regulation
- Eating Disorders
- Exam Stress
- Identity Issues
- Issues Around Sexuality
- Learning Disabilities (ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia/Dysgraphia etc)
- Male-Dominated Issues
- Parenting Children/Teenagers
- Relationship Issues
- School Transition/Refusal Issues
- Sexuality Issues
- Substance Abuse
He has been trained in several evidence-based techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Management/Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Grief and Loss Counselling, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Clinical Experience and Background
Jon obtained his Master of Psychology (Counselling) Degree from Curtin University. Jon has done a lot of work with children and teenagers but also has a keen interest in working with adults. He also primes himself on working with boys and males and enjoys breaking down the societal barriers around negative stereotypes associated with males engaging in therapy.
When working with his clients, Jon enjoys walking alongside his clients to provide a safe space for them to be their true genuine selves. He aims to provide his clients with strategies that can assist them in alleviating their distress and presenting issues. At the heart of all of Jon’s work, he believes that a positive relationship with the client is essential. When working with children, Jon also commonly works with their parents to provide the best support for all individuals involved. As Jon has worked within schools, he has become accustomed to many of the issues experienced by children and adolescents. By doing so, he is aware of the guidelines and criteria for WACE and IB exams and is accustomed to accommodations that are made available to adolescents under the Schools Curriculum Standards Authority (SCSA) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma).
Areas of interest
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Anger & Behavioural Problems
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Body Image
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Distress
- Grief Counselling
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Psychodynamic Processes
- School Issues
- School Readiness
- Sexual Health
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Substance Use Disorders
Qualifications and Experience
- Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) from Curtin University
- Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) from Curtin University